Balance Quest Printable Puzzles

Complete a Balance Quest puzzle by filling in the empty boxes with positive and negative numbers in a way that balances the sums between all values in the grid. There are three rules to Balance Quest Puzzles:

1. The value in each white box equals the sum of its adjoining half-height boxes

2. The shaded boxes include all numbers from -8 to 8 (for small puzzles) or -16 through 16 (for large puzzles), except 0.

3. No duplicate numbers may exist among the white boxes, or among the shaded boxes, but duplicate numbers may exist between the white and shaded boxes.

Four Balance Quest puzzles will be published each week - two small (Balance Quest 16) on Tuesdays and Fridays, and two large (Balance Quest 32) on Sundays and Wednesdays, all of varying difficulty levels. Puzzles created by Whit McMahan.

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Balance Quest 16 Puzzles (Tue/Fri)

Complete each puzzle by filling in the empty boxes with positive and negative numbers in a way that balances the sums between all values in the grid, without reusing any number in the white or grey columns. For fuller instructions click here.

  2017-05-27  Balance Quest 16 #AL619JH
  2017-05-24  Balance Quest 16 #PI841TZ

Balance Quest 32 Puzzles (Sun/Wed)

Complete each puzzle by filling in the empty boxes with positive and negative numbers in a way that balances the sums between all values in the grid, without reusing any number in the white or grey columns. For fuller instructions click here.

  2017-05-25  Balance Quest 32 #XH566OP
  2017-05-22  Balance Quest 32 #JB899VX

Solutions for Balance Quest Puzzles

Just find the unique puzzle id for the puzzle you're working on and enter it below to find the solution. For Balance Quest puzzles, the unique ID is printed in red at the very bottom of each puzzle PDF. i.e. RZ486UH.

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