The principal difference between a labyrinth and a maze is that, while a maze is designed to challenge subjects to find a way to the exit, with dead ends to throw them off course, a labyrinth is designed to give them a s... More »

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In the Greek mythology story of Theseus and the Minotaur, King Minos of Crete ordered the labyrinth to be built as a way of housing a fierce half-man, half-bull creature known as the Minotaur, to whom seven young men and... More »

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Tips for navigating a labyrinth or maze include being aware of environmental clues, marking any path already taken, and choosing a definitive direction. Environmental clues, such as the position of the stars at night or ... More »

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Tips for navigating a labyrinth or maze include being aware of environmental clues, marking any path already taken, and choosing a definitive direction. Environmental clues, such as the position of the stars at night or ... More »

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An easy way to create a maze is to outline a path through a piece of graph paper from one end to the other, adding additional lines and erasing some sections of the correct path to create false paths. The lines of the gr... More »

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To design your own maze by hand, start by choosing an overall shape for the maze, and then create contiguous paths and junctions that link an entry point on one side to an exit point on another side. Alternately, use sit... More »

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To design your own maze, either use an online maze generator or draw it by hand using one of various methods. MazeGenerator.net and PuzzleMaker.DiscoveryEducation.com both provide maze generators that make multiple types... More »

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