TODAYS SPECIAL PUZZLE
Hi all. I have been practicing doing the puzzle today. When I first tried the puzzle on Sunday it took me about an hour and a half. I did the puzzle 6 times today and got my time down to 16 mins 33 sec. Is there a limit of times that you can do the Puzzle ? The 100 tickets are they for completing the puzzle? Thanks for all the info I recvd from my previous request. Good Luck and keep having Fun AGGY
This is good, because the Random gods have been much nicer to me than the Skill gods. There’s one game I can’t even get a score in. aarrggghhh! Good thing there is plenty to choose from.
I have a question for you. Are the puzzle prize winners the ones with the fastest times or are they chosen just randomly?
GOOD JOB AGGY788 I don’t do fast puzzles either but I may try theatre and see if i can do it faster. Its all in fun anyway
Oh, aggy788, I feel your pain. You are taking way too long to do the puzzle. Here are some tips. First, if your pc will let you, click on the ‘play in theater mode’ in the lower right part of the arcade screen before you start. This will enlarge the peices and you can see the designs better to match them up. Then when you click on ‘play’ and the puzzle comes up, quickly click on Main Menu and then ‘show edges’. This lets you see just the outline of the puzzle. Separate the pieces by the straight lines so you have the four sides separated and put those together into a frame. You will see that the ‘show edges’ sign now says ‘show all’. Once the frame is completed, click on that and the middle pieces show up again. Now you can finish putting the puzzle pieces in by matching the picture or matching to the frame.
There is one other thing you can do if you understand how to use your mouse. When you have finished your frame and have the other pieces up, they are scattered all over the screen. I put my cursor in the upper left cormer of the screen, hold down the left side of the mouse control and drag the mouse down and to the right. This puts a line around all the unhooked pieces. While the line is there, you can now release the mouse control, put the cursor on the left side over any piece of the unconnected puzzle pieces and drag them over to the right. Now they are in a pile and you can pull them into the center of the frame you have already made to look for a connection.
I usually finish the puzzle in less than 6 minutes and have never taken over 10 minutes. Once you get the hang of it, it is very quick. Enlarging it lets you see more detail, doing the frame first is easy, and putting the other pieces in a pile is like working off your table top.
Hope all this makes sense. Oh, and I have actually won a prize one time. Good luck, but more importantly, have fun. Don’t stress over it.
I am happy for you I don’t think there is a limit:)
Peace and love everyone:)
Thanks for the encouragement and tips on how to play the puzzle. Good Luck and Keep having fun. AGGY788
Great improvement, aggy!.
aggy788, great job on getting your time down. I usually get 150 points. I have never done in quicker than 7 minutes usually 9-12 depending on the picture. Keep up the great work. I am around 165 now.
Nope, no limit. You can play it all day long if you like.
Yes, the 100 tickets is for completing the puzzle. The faster you complete it, the more tickets you get. The most you can get is 250 tickets and that’s if you complete it under 4 mins, 59 secs.
And Well Done! that is a dramatic improvement on your scores.
Posted in HSN Arcade
02.29.16 1:09 PM