Some board game sites have been posting little puzzles and challenges lately based on board game themes. I’ve been enjoying them and thought others might as well.
Daily Worker Placement has been posting a new one every couple of weeks.
Their first was a simple word search with the clues as to the words to find in the grid being text from game’s rules books. The remaining letters in the grid then created a new small challenge to solve. Not a very difficult one.
Their second took me a few hours to get and I finally brute forced the end solution without actually figuring out a couple of the clues. It’s images of board game box covers in groups. Each group has a theme or sequence to it then there are several more box covers available as a pool. Pick the one from the pool to complete each theme or sequence. Again, once complete, the answers will reveal an additional new small challenge to solve.
The current one is a series of rebus puzzles, images that create a word or phrase, in this case the name of board games. The answers fit in a grid that will, per usual, then reveal an additional challenge. I’m struggling with this one! I think I’ve figured out three of them so far.
CardboardRepublic did what they called their April Game Hike. For the entire month of April, they posted an image a day of a board game setup to play. The catch was, each day there was a piece or pieces of some other game hidden somewhere in the image. Find the out of place piece(s) and name both games. The next day’s main game was the one the out of place piece(s) came from. It started easy with well known games and obvious out of place piece(s) and got progressively harder as the month went on. They posted this to their social media accounts not, as far as I can tell, to their main website.The easiest way to find it I think is via their Instagram tag of AprilGameHike, which might also work on Twitter or Facebook.
Anybody know of any other board game based puzzles? Or want to help me figure out Daily Worker Placement’s current one, the rebus puzzles?