With the October LSAT just around the corner, you should be in the refining stages for each of the three question types. This includes Logic Games, which – as perhaps the most learnable section – is a great place to invest some fine-tuning.
Once you’ve mastered the fundamentals, one great way to get prepared for LG is to challenge yourself with some of the hardest Games known to mankind. Additionally, practicing on these Games will familiarize you with the identifying characteristics of uniquely challenging games, enabling you to pick them out of the lineup on test day.
Perhaps the most infamous Logic Game of the modern era is the Dinosaur Game (June 2009, Game #3). This game selects five dinos from seven, mixing it up a little with various colors (including a particular color called “mauve,” the mention of which cost your correspondent three and a half minutes of bemusement). The questions are more or less impossible unless you find several key deductions, and the deductions themselves aren’t exactly obvious – but of course, that’s what makes it such a great game to practice on.
Another doozie is the Zephyr Airline Game (June 2003, Game #3), which is about flight connections between five cities. The natural inclination is to draw a map, which can be helpful, but many draw a big gooberish glob that makes things more confusing. This one is particularly tricky because it’s a type of game that we don’t see too often, so just building a set-up sometimes throws students for a loop.
Games of this level of difficulty aren’t too common, but there are a few others worth trying:
December 2010, Game #2 (stained glass windows)
December 2000, Game #3 (rubies, sapphires, and topazes)
June 2000, Game #2 (CDs for sale)
December 1998, Game #2 (lizards and snakes)
Any others that you think should make the list? Any particular game giving you some trouble? Comment below!