Duck: Think Outside the Flock

Categories: Flash, Free, Games, Online, Puzzle

Duck: Think Outside the FlockDuck: Think Outside the FlockBarte Bonte from Belgium has just released a new puzzle game, Duck, Think Outside the Flock.

After Seen on Screen and Fields of Logic, Duck, Think Outside the Flock is the third collection of very small puzzle games released by the author.

This new game features 25 levels and you will have to figure out what to do for each of them in order to proceed to the next one.

Are you ready to use your logical skills again?

Have fun!

By Eric

current rating 4.10


103 Comments to Duck: Think Outside the Flock

  1. Laura says:

    Yay first. up to level 10 so far, pretty easy it seems tbh

  2. JD says:

    finished all 25 levels – cute game!

  3. Laura says:

    Yeh me too…gna write a walkthrough coz I feel cool doing it!!!

    Level 1
    Hint: Show

    Answer: Show

    Level 2
    Hint: Show

    Answer: Show

    Level 3
    Hint: Show

    Answer: Show

    Level 4
    Hint: Show

    Answer: Show

    Level 5
    Hint: Show

    Answer: Show

    ok im bored of walking through now its just too damn easy. Its a kids game

  4. Lala says:

    I got stuck on lvl 24… too lazy and sleepy to follow the pattern… It’s after 2 AM here…

  5. Lisa says:

    I am also stuck on 24. I’ve been at it for the past minute and its bugging me.

  6. Alice says:

    Cute game, but I cannot get past level 25 :'(
    As far as I know one can win in noughts and crosses only if the partner is inattentive, which is not typical of computers :)

  7. NetMonster says:

    There is a set of rules for three-in-a-row, if you follow those rules you can’t lose. I’ll look it up in Wikipedia.

    The computer player in this particular game seems to be designed to make some mistakes on purpose so you can win ;)

  8. NetMonster says:

    From Wikipedia (Tic-tac-toe entry, Strategy section):

    A player can play perfect tic-tac-toe if they choose the move with the highest priority in the following table[3].

    1. Win: If you have two in a row, play the third to get three in a row.
    2. Block: If the opponent has two in a row, play the third to block them.
    3. Fork: Create an opportunity where you can win in two ways.
    4. Block Opponent’s Fork:

    Option 1: Create two in a row to force the opponent into defending, as long as it doesn’t result in them creating a fork or winning. For example, if “X” has a corner, “O” has the center, and “X” has the opposite corner as well, “O” must not play a corner in order to win. (Playing a corner in this scenario creates a fork for “X” to win.)
    Option 2: If there is a configuration where the opponent can fork, block that fork.

    5. Center: Play the center.
    6. Opposite Corner: If the opponent is in the corner, play the opposite corner.
    7. Empty Corner: Play an empty corner.
    8. Empty Side: Play an empty side.

  9. NetMonster says:


    The first player, whom we shall designate “X,” has 3 possible positions to mark during the first turn. Superficially, it might seem that there are 9 possible positions, corresponding to the 9 squares in the grid. However, by rotating the board, we will find that in the first turn, every corner mark is strategically equivalent to every other corner mark. The same is true of every edge mark. For strategy purposes, there are therefore only three possible first marks: corner, edge, or center. Player X can win or force a draw from any of these starting marks, however playing the corner gives the opponent the smallest choice of squares which must be played to avoid losing[4].

    The second player, whom we shall designate “O,” must respond to X’s opening mark in such a way as to avoid the forced win. Player O must always respond to a corner opening with a center mark, and to a center opening with a corner mark. An edge opening must be answered either with a center mark, a corner mark next to the X, or an edge mark opposite the X. Any other responses will allow X to force the win. Once the opening is completed, O’s task is to follow the above list of priorities in order to force the draw, or else to gain a win if X makes a weak play.

  10. Shard says:

    The way I beat level 25 is to take the middle square first, then take the corner diagonal from whichever corner the computer takes. The computer will then take a side next to its corner. Block this and you will be able to make a fork.

  11. Alice says:

    Yeah! Got it! Thanks, Shard!
    quack, quack..

  12. Debbie says:

    Level 16-help anyone????

  13. victoria says:

    puzzle for the ducks on 16


  14. sian says:

    stuck on lvl 14 can any1 help

  15. Samantha:D says:

    Awesome, thanx Victoria I hate those games!!!

  16. Samantha:D says:

    Help, how do you do 24?!?

  17. Samantha:D says:

    Nevermind I finished it. The tic tac toe was easy just go to the top right corner then the bottom left then bottom right and you know how to finish it after that (if your game was like mine).

  18. chas says:

    how do i do lvl 14?

  19. Vanni_Ogg says:

    that’s where I’m stuck too, chas. pls help!

  20. Vanni_Ogg says:

    got it: line them up in a horizontal line

  21. Ciria says:

    kwek kwek! ^^ love this kind of games!

  22. M.E. says:

    I am stuck on 8. I can get all bubbles to disappear but they always seem to pop back up and can’t keep them down. Is there an order or something?

  23. nitrox says:

    cant beat level 24. someone plz help on that one

  24. M.E. says:

    nvm–took forever–had to restart the level to figure out to do it in size order–duh!

  25. iddyboo says:

    level 24

    it can be beaten you need to work out what duck turns what ducks i found that by drawing a diagram of it on paper lining up what duck does what i eventuly managed to pass it although it took about 20 minutes to get.

  26. iddyboo says:

    level 25

    very easy its just a naughts and crosses game your yellow and you chose where to put your duck.

  27. katie says:

    um level 8…….hehe…not so good

  28. Andy says:

    I never realized that Tic Tac Toe had so many other names around the world.

  29. Snowman says:

    Walkthrough for Level 1 to 16
    Level 1: Show

    Level 2: Show

    Level 3: Show

    Level 4: Show

    Level 5: Show

    Level 6: Show

    Level 7: Show

    Level 8: Show

    Level 9: Show

    Level 10: Show

    Level 11: Show

    Level 12: Show

    Level 13: Show

    Level 14: Show

    Level 15: Show

    Level 16: Show

  30. NetMonster says:

    For levels 5 and 9, try this trick:


    I’m still thinking on a trick for the levels where only one direction is reversed.

  31. NetMonster says:

    14: Show

    16: Show

  32. NetMonster says:

    Got it!

    Trick for level 18:


    The goal is the same as previous levels, namely Show

    For level 19: Show

  33. NetMonster says:

    Level 20: Show

    Trick for level 21: Show

  34. NetMonster says:

    Level 22: Show

    Level 23: Show

    Level 24: Once again the goal is to Show

    One way to do it is to Show

    Lastly, for level 25, I’ve posted some rules above. Just follow the rules and you’ll win. :)

  35. NetMonster says:

    Oh no, that post is illegible

    Edit: previous comment removed.

    Level 17: I’ve numbered the places like this:


    You click Show

  36. cammy says:

    I beat itttttttt !

  37. Snowman says:

    Walkthrough for levels 17-25
    Level 17: Show

    Level 18: Show

    Level 19: Show

    Level 20: Show

    Level 21: Show

    Level 22: Show

    Level 23: Show

    Level 24: Show

    Level 25: Show

    Quack Quack. You’re done. CUL8R Everyone!

  38. Sdcross says:

    Lvl 25 walkthrough

  39. HOPE says:

    arrgghhh, stuck on 24 and nothing you guys have said helps in any way!!! PLEASE EXPLAIN CLEARLY!!!!!

  40. catgamer says:

    lvl 24:Show

  41. Micky says:

    This is how I beat 25 first try….


  42. beth says:

    i still cant get level 24 plz explain more clearly

  43. terrortiger3 says:

    i did level 24 like this

  44. dukkey says:

    level 24: Show

  45. DUCK BOY says:

    PLZ can someone help me with #24 and actually telling me which ducks to press rather than making me work it out myself lol

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  47. Goose Goose DUCK says:

    ok lvl 24


  48. sv_cool says:

    Thanx everyone.
    I like it.

  49. FyreNWater says:

    What a disappointment. For a game with the title “Think Outside the Flock”, it plays follow the leader with a lot of (better) flash games of this sort. It gets repetitive and boring FAST. Grab the balls. Turn the ducks. Odd one out. Wash, rinse, repeat. I feel like the game maker is treating us like we’re in kindergarten.

  50. Rico says:

    KWEK!!! KWEK!!!