The Olympic Decathlon tests a wide range of physical skills, on the track and on the field, to identify the world’s best athletes. Only well-balanced performers that can succeed in all of the disciplines will triumph. This Double Decathlon will similarly test a range of mental skills to identify the world’s best logic puzzle solvers. There are ten different puzzle disciplines in this competition. Some are "classic" puzzles, while others are variants (a new version of a classic style) or hybrids (a combination of classic styles). Each type will have two puzzles: an easier/smaller puzzle worth 20 points and a harder/larger puzzle worth 50 points. The competition will last for 120 minutes.
About 2011 Double DecathlonThis competition is designed to have ten different puzzle disciplines to test a range of mental skills.
There are "classic" puzzles (TomTom, Cave, Star Battle), "variants" (Big Tent Party, Make Room for Tapa, Gapped Number Fill, Turning Points), and "hybrids" (Loop the Loops, Almost Simple Loop, Battleship Sudoku).
You may start "2011 Double Decathlon" any time during the 48-hour period during the weekend of 15/16 October.
Your timer will start when you click "Start 2011 Double Decathlon" — then you will have 120 minutes to solve and submit your answers.
A timer will be shown the answer page with the remaining time.