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contrivable Jul 6 @ 11:18am
Broken Puzzles
I really like the game but I was frustrated with some of the puzzle arrangements.

There is a number of puzzles I consider broken, e.g. their rules allow for multiple solutions but not every solution will be accepted. So far the only puzzle allowing more than one solution and also accepting them is "Directions & Detours" (2 solutions as explained in the "How?"). Also there are puzzles just not sufficiently explained.
This means there are puzzles that may not be solved without hints at the first attempt having you restart the game if you want the perfect result.

Feel free to refute me.

Wrangling Watchmen
Only 1 of 3 solutions will be accepted.
Bernie may appear to "imply" he has worked the second to last shift but he doesn't really. Pop worked 3 hours, Bernie 8. That means Al and Iggy together worked 24-3-8=13 hours. Since no-one but Bernie worked the eight hours Al and Iggy each worked 6 or 7 hours (clock settings indicate full-hour shifts). Iggy is the only one restricting his shift start, as either 0600 or 1800. The "How?" states Iggy cannot go last because he was relieved but stating that their firm was employed that day doesn't mean it wasn't the next day too. Or maybe another firm took over.
  1. If Iggy worked from 0600 Bernie cannot work before him because 8 hours don't fit in 6 hours and Pop cannot work before Iggy because no-one else can fill the remaining 3 hours with his shift. Al's shift must then be 6 hours long to fit the time. That means Iggy worked 7 hours until 1300. We don't have any idea in which order Bernie and Pop did their shifts.
    1. The non-implication by Bernie may mean he worked the third shift making the boom at 2000=8pm. ACCEPTED
    2. Otherwise the boom was at 1500=3pm. REJECTED
  2. If Iggy worked from 1800 everyone else worked before him. Making the boom at 1700=5pm. REJECTED
There is a hint simply stating that Pop took the last shift. But how would you come to that fact?


Diners and Dishes
Only 1 of 7 solutions will be accepted.
By seating arrangement only the (chicken) lady at the end of the table can eat something resembling a neighbor but not her spouse. So she eats onion rings and the (onion) man on the right eats fish.
So there are three people left that can eat what they resemble: buffalo man, banana split man or ham lady.
  1. If buffalo man eats buffalo burger, banana split man can not eat banana split and not chicken, so ham.
    Fish lady and ham lady both can eat chicken or banana split.
    (Solutions from left to right)
    1. chicken,burger,ham,onion,fish,banana REJECTED
    2. banana,burger,ham,onion,fish,chicken REJECTED
  2. If banana split man eats banana split, buffalo man must not eat the burger and ham lady not the ham.
    1. burger,ham,banana,onion,fish,chicken REJECTED
    2. ham,chicken,banana,onion,fish,burger REJECTED
    3. chicken,ham,banana,onion,fish,burger ACCEPTED
  3. If ham lady eats ham, banana split man can not eat banana split and not chicken, so burger.
    1. chicken,banana,burger,onion,fish,ham REJECTED
    2. banana,chicken,burger,onion,fish,ham REJECTED
There is a hint simply stating banana split goes to banana split man. How to conclude that?


Menacing Map
The rules clarify you need to map a path connecting Lobbster and hut but they don't make it clear that the path must also not make any path to an evil creature available, i.e. possible as opposed to necessary.

Going after Glori
Rules fail to mention that you cannot pass forest tiles.

Frantic Fish
I may be a bit picky here.
  • Rule 1: You accidentally recursion. Rule 3 and rule 1 taken literally mean every fish contains an infinite number of swallowed fish with possibly the exception of the fish containing the key. This obfuscates the 19 fish premise while not conflicting with anything.
  • Rule 2: Considering hint 1 this is supposed to count visible fish as well which is unclear from the rule.
  • Rule 3: The food chain only strongly coincides with order by size.

Arm Wrestling Redux
Rules fail to mention this is about a knockout tournament. I, for one, tried to identify the strongest competitor.

Changing Chairs
There are two ways to arrange the chairs so that they fit in the form and produce the picture - one way being 180° turned. Even though the picture is complete the version with the moon on the right will be rejected.
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Dan Jul 29 @ 6:23am 
That's quite a lot and some of them seem very broken if that is true. The game did come off as a bit glitchy to me as well, and even having played the sequel there are still significant plot holes from time to time. Hopefully your discoveries can help out future players.
AGhostDream Nov 26 @ 12:03am 
I definitely have found that there can be multiple answers to some as well. The Diners and Dishes one I found to be fair, though. Here's my recent one;

A Quarry of Crows (sp?). There were definitely ways of organizing the crows that could have resulted in more than at least 5..
[N00B] Aunt Jemima Dec 14 @ 12:17am 
How Hawk's
In hot hawks, when it indicates that the birds use their maximum weight, then at the end the solution has 1 unused bird...
contrivable Dec 14 @ 12:38am 
Originally posted by AGhostDream:
I definitely have found that there can be multiple answers to some as well. The Diners and Dishes one I found to be fair, though. Here's my recent one;

A Quarry of Crows (sp?). There were definitely ways of organizing the crows that could have resulted in more than at least 5..
The riddle specifically asks "what's the minimum number?" So any constellation of pictures with a larger number is not corresponding to a solution to the riddle.
contrivable Dec 14 @ 12:41am 
Originally posted by N00B Aunt Jemima:
How Hawk's
In hot hawks, when it indicates that the birds use their maximum weight, then at the end the solution has 1 unused bird...
Yes. One might think, that the precondition to rule 2 already hints on having a special solution like that.
AGhostDream Dec 14 @ 4:27pm 
Originally posted by contrivable:
Originally posted by AGhostDream:
I definitely have found that there can be multiple answers to some as well. The Diners and Dishes one I found to be fair, though. Here's my recent one;

A Quarry of Crows (sp?). There were definitely ways of organizing the crows that could have resulted in more than at least 5..
The riddle specifically asks "what's the minimum number?" So any constellation of pictures with a larger number is not corresponding to a solution to the riddle.


Ahh, guess I missed that.
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