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#1 User is offline   fred 

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Posted 2008-April-05, 09:33

I was bored yesterday afternoon so I created a new game:

Link to game

It might actually be useful for bridge-training purposes too ;)

There are no instructions, but I suspect you will be able to figure it out. The high score for 10 problems is currently 80. Can anyone do better?

The game is not exactly "polished" and I am unlikely to spend much time on improving it in the near future. Really this is just a fun diversion, but of course please feel free to comment if you are feeling so inclined.

You will need Flash 9 installed on your computer in order to play this game. You can find out what version of Flash you have through:

http://www.adobe.com...ts/flash/about/

You can download the latest version of Flash through:

http://www.adobe.com...ts/flashplayer/

Enjoy!

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Posted 2008-April-05, 10:00

Cute game. I can see how you get better practicing it. I got 74 on the laptop. I'd like to try it with a 10-key pad. But good idea to get you thinking quickly about outstanding cards.

As an advanced variant, maybe have another column with outstanding cards and start filling in the numbers. E.g.

9 --- 1 - 4 - 2 - ?
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Posted 2008-April-05, 14:54

it's too hard.
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Posted 2008-April-05, 15:12

I got the first one right by accident. It was 5 - 0 - 3 - ? and the choices only went up to 7. So I went in base 7 and started with 5, and went down 5, up 3, then for the last number down 5 again. 2, 1, 7, 6, 5. So the answer was 5 :P (didn't even realize I was skipping 0 that round). Finding a pattern that way didn't work so well on the next hand, but then I figured out the game.

I need help.
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  Posted 2008-April-05, 15:26

That must be some game for those dealing with numbers. Was wrong every time.
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Posted 2008-April-05, 15:50

80 after about three tries.
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Posted 2008-April-05, 16:04

hint: don't use the mouse.
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Posted 2008-April-05, 17:12

:)

I think I found the solution..

The solution was actually formulated in the rule :"It might actually be useful for bridge-training purposes too"


4 suits..
13 cards..

1 suit in each box..

What I don't understand is that I got 10 good answers and 11 points?

I don't understand!
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Posted 2008-April-05, 17:15

Its fun thanks Fred and hopefully it will help me learn to count to 13 :)
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Posted 2008-April-05, 17:23

Patapon, on Apr 5 2008, 06:12 PM, said:

I don't understand!

you have to do it quickly :)
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Posted 2008-April-05, 17:24

Another game( but nothing to do with bridge!)
This one can be solved by a 5 years old child, then no need to try big calculations! :)

1
11
21
1211
111221
312211
........


What is the next?

Ok the next is:

13112221

And the next?
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Posted 2008-April-05, 17:38

Patapon, on Apr 5 2008, 06:24 PM, said:

13112221

And the next?

1113213211
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Posted 2008-April-05, 19:26

matmat, on Apr 5 2008, 11:38 PM, said:

Patapon, on Apr 5 2008, 06:24 PM, said:

13112221

And the next?

1113213211

Right :)
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Posted 2008-April-05, 20:26

matmat, on Apr 5 2008, 06:38 PM, said:

Patapon, on Apr 5 2008, 06:24 PM, said:

13112221

And the next?

1113213211

I looked at first and couldn't get it. I left for a couple hours, looked back and got it instantly.

After yours

31131211131221
13211311123113112211
11131221133112132113212221
3113112221232112111312211312113211
1321132132111213122112311311222113111221131221

and so on :)
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Posted 2008-April-05, 21:17

jdonn, on Apr 5 2008, 09:26 PM, said:

1321132132111213122112311311222113111221131221

Bonus question... when will a 4 appear in the sequence?
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Posted 2008-April-05, 21:26

matmat, on Apr 5 2008, 10:17 PM, said:

jdonn, on Apr 5 2008, 09:26 PM, said:

1321132132111213122112311311222113111221131221

Bonus question... when will a 4 appear in the sequence?

Hidden bonus answer:
Spoiler

That is also a clue to solving it. Here is another.
Spoiler

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Posted 2008-April-05, 23:23

83 on a laptop :)

edit 1: 87...going for 90 baby ONE TIME

edit 2: 91..ship it. I got one 8 but I hit 2 10's...runnin good.


PS Fred, I hate you. Everything you make I become addicted to :)
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Posted 2008-April-06, 12:16

matmat, on Apr 5 2008, 11:23 PM, said:

Patapon, on Apr 5 2008, 06:12 PM, said:

I don't understand!

you have to do it quickly :P

Thank- you!

I didn't noticed you have to do it quickly to get more points.

I thought it was just a clue!
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  Posted 2008-April-07, 05:54

Fred,

I wish I could be this entertaining when I'm bored. :blink: It is a family game, too; I played the game with my young daughters this morning, and it's a start toward getting them to count to 13. Thanks.

- Rich

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Posted 2008-April-10, 14:21

Jlall, on Apr 6 2008, 05:23 AM, said:

edit 2: 91..ship it. I got one 8 but I hit 2 10's...runnin good.

To the best of my knowledge your 91 is a tie for the best score yet.

The person you are tied with is a girl ;)

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