Puzzles should have a rewarding ending, perhaps a final eureka moment, or at least a bit of wit.
If the last part of an experience is rewarding, then many people will remember the entire experience as being rewarding.
Puzzles that have a moment of eureka in the middle, and then a slog of uninteresting steps to finish up aren’t great.
- Eylot Grant. “30 Puzzle Design Lessons, Extended Director’s Cut” (external link). 1 September 2021. Accessed 29 May 2023.