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Monthly Archives: November 2008

Ghost Patrol Playtest – Final Part

(Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3) Ghost 7: Here I Go Again It was back to the hotel analog — aka Casa de Ashby — for our next ghost. One of the upstairs rooms had been transformed into a temporary hotel room; we were the first team there. Lining the wall was a series […]

New Nonoriddles – This is relevant to my interests

Yesterday, I ended up being too busy to post “Suit Type” for reasons that will become clear if you solve the puzzle itself. All the times for “Attack Type” were under four minutes. Either that’s pretty cool or I’m easily impressed. Two minutes thirty-seven seconds was david3x3x3‘s time, followed by joefendel at three minutes twenty-six […]

Ghost Patrol Playtest – Part 3

(Part 1, Part 2, and Part 4) Ghost 5 – A Love/Hate Relationship The hotel stand-in, Casa De Ashby, was our next destination. There, along with one or both of the other teams, we began to work on the cryptogram and other pieces of information at the dining room table, almost like a conference room […]

Muppet Movie Game Thoughts

I love the idea that Orange Snood is going to be blogging about their creative and thought processes during the creation of their Game for next fall. It’s especially good for those of us who might be considering running a Game in the future and advice from an experienced team is always helpful. Although I […]

The Ghost Patrol Playtest – Part 2

(Part 1, Part 3, Part 4) Ghost Three – The Pirate of Presidio Getting to our next site of our new ghost proved to be a challenge in and of itself. While we knew that our location was across the street from a sports shop, the sports shop turned out to be on a street […]

An Experiment in Romantic Nonoriddles

In an experiment I’ve been meaning to try for a few months, today’s 6×6 “Love Style” nonoriddle comes in two forms: Easy and hard. The only difference between the two is that the hard version has a couple of the numbers replaced with “?”. Each question mark represents a single number of an unknown value […]

Offensive Nonoriddle

“Attack Type” is up and before the day is out too, so that’s an improvement on last week. On the flip side, it’s got more than one thing in common with last week’s 10×10, so I hope I’m not getting into a rut… I always cringe a little inside when the word “type” ends up […]

The Ghost Patrol Playtest, Part 1

(Part 2, Part 3, Part 4) It was 10pm Friday night when my family and I arrived home from Tahoe to find a red, extra-extra large passenger van parked in front of our house. Five hours earlier, I had been first on scene of a SUV accident where the vehicle rolled down an embankment sideways […]

Nonoriddles in the 80s

“Eighties Rapper” is up and it’s way past my bedtime. David3x3x3 solved “Thanksgiving Staple” in forty-three seconds; joefendel in fifty-three. Find out what the true Thanksgiving staple actually is with the now available answer buttons (pat. pend.).