Drawing a Blank?
Folks at Puzzazz have been known to play a few games, including Scrabble and Clabbers. We're lucky that not very far away from us is Protiles, the company that makes the wonderful plastic tiles that are required at many tournaments (and which we highly recommend).
They come in lots of pretty colors (Plum Crazy! Tangerine Tango! Sublime Green!) and everybody has their favorite, which makes for some interesting games when everybody brings their own tile bag. Here's a picture from a recent game, when each of the first seven players played a word using a blank. When the eighth player was about to make her play -- a bingo using all seven tiles -- she realized that the tiles on her rack exactly matched the blanks that had previously been played. What word was she going to play?
WIRED Interview with Roy Leban
In other news, there was a nice WIRED interview with Puzzazz Founder Roy Leban that came out today. Check it out.
Puzzles too hard? Or too easy?
If you think the puzzles in the free mini puzzlehunt are too hard or too easy, check out our new FAQ questions on that very topic.
We've been updating the FAQ as we've received questions from people, so it's useful to check it periodically. If you have questions about the campaign, the puzzles, or Puzzazz, don't hesitate to drop us a line. We want you to have fun and greatly appreciate your support.
More Useful Information
As people solve puzzles in the mini puzzlehunt, they've been learning little bits of useful information. Here's some more of what they've learned:
- Did we mention that the How to Solve Codes page would be really useful for solving puzzles?
- You don't need to save any intermediate puzzle work for later. If you have figured out the final answer to a puzzle, that's all you'll need for the metapuzzle.
Hints to Earlier Puzzles
If you have numbers and you don't know what do with them, they may be indexes into words or phrases, telling you which letter you're supposed to be using. For example, an index of 2 means that you would use the second letter.
If you want us to send you something on Twitter, you need to follow us so that we can send you a direct message response. You are dealing with an automated system and you need to send a specific message. Make sure you know which set of instructions is which and follow them literally.
It is not cheating to talk about puzzles, write about them, blog about them, even post to Twitter or Facebook about them. However, to avoid spoiling puzzles for others, please do not put the answer to any puzzle in the mini puzzlehunt in the comments. To verify an answer, visit http://www.puzzazz.com/kickstarter.