This is a Basic Linear Game: Balanced.
The rules in this game are straightforward and most students find them easy to diagram.
The first two rules generate some easy Not Laws:
- The first rule creates two Not Laws: because Q is displayed before W, Q cannot be displayed last and W cannot be displayed first.
The second rule creates two Not Laws: because R is displayed immediately before X, R cannot be displayed last and X cannot be displayed first. The last Not Law is directly tested in the first question.
The combination of the second and last rules generates two more Not Laws:
- Because Q or T is always displayed fourth, and R and X are consecutive, R cannot be displayed third and X cannot be displayed fifth.
Finally, the combination of the first, third, and last rules leads to a very difficult Not Law:
- When W is displayed third an untenable situation results: Q cannot be displayed fourth because it must be displayed ahead of W, leaving T in the fourth position next to W. Because that scenario violates the third rule, W can never be displayed third.