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lucasorion



Joined: 16 Oct 2005
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PostPosted: Sun, 16 Oct 2005 10:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got it after about 40 rolls, focusing just on the numerical aspect instead of considering the name. I figured out the name thing afterwards, and I'm thinking about not giving that clue right away when I share the game with friends and family. Only if they get frustrated will I give them the name of the game.
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ViperCTW



Joined: 16 Oct 2005
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PostPosted: Sun, 16 Oct 2005 11:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sadly, it has taken me over two years to figure out the answer.

Not that I spent all my time working on it. I would look at it on and off every few weeks...in between classes, while I was eating lunch, etc. I have dozens of sheets full of the different formulas I came up with (and I came up with them all) only to discover it this morning at 6 AM after going without sleep all night.

It quickly came to me when the question popped into my mind "why is it there has to be dice involved and not just random numbers?"

Drove me nuts as I consider myself an intelligent guy, but someone who always misses the obvious. My friends who figured it out in a few minutes will probably continue to snicker at me while I celebrate, but the satisfaction of finally solving this riddle makes it worth it.
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spong



Joined: 21 Oct 2005
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Location: Adelaide, South Australia

PostPosted: Fri, 21 Oct 2005 6:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

took me 2 days to get it... now i can't stop seeing the answer Smile
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MrBishop



Joined: 21 Oct 2005
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PostPosted: Fri, 21 Oct 2005 6:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

15 minutes....most of which was wasted because I didn't RTFM. Embarassed
Remembring how to read and follow instructions helps Very Happy
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conceited_pogi



Joined: 15 Feb 2006
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PostPosted: Wed, 15 Feb 2006 2:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I figured it out before the first roll of the dice.
But it probably took me 2 minutes to read the instructions 3x.
And I actually pondered on the picture of the rose on the website, and tried counting the petals around it.
The name of the game was a real spoiler.
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leo23



Joined: 26 Mar 2006
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PostPosted: Sun, 26 Mar 2006 7:14 am    Post subject: jus a thot Reply with quote


hey all!
it took me at 35-40 minutes...ma sig explains most of it Smile
i hurd da longer it takes da smarter u r... n ppl have thot abt dis 4 days n weeks n months
i completely agree as it shows da number of ways in wich u can think
but i m sure its no proof of dumbness if u solve it quick, u jst got da right method before u could try the others.... Wink
juss a thot

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---IUNNO IF DAT WAS EXCITEMENT or FRUSTRATION
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Ellie23



Joined: 31 Mar 2006
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PostPosted: Fri, 31 Mar 2006 12:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I spent quite a while trying to work it out and gave up. Came back to it some weeks later and got it right straight away. Smile
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HelloRose



Joined: 27 Sep 2005
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PostPosted: Tue, 11 Apr 2006 8:05 am    Post subject: I forgot how long it took Reply with quote

MoonDog wrote:
The real fun in any teaser is the DOING !! The answer ends the fun.


but ... if "the answer ends the fun", I wouldn't have had much fun out of it. It was something to count in rolls, not tens of 'em, in minutes, not hours.
Maybe that my mind strays from time to time, and that time it did: "lateral thinking" as a friend called it.

Bit ... the "solution" made me smile and did NOT take out the fun.
On the contrary: now I can try to play it with others. The fun of the game then is more in "keeping the secret", only by answering correctly (or more fun still: not answering the right number, but making the statement that "this time 8 is NOT right" or things like that.

The only problem is that some people don't play it that way, and "only" want "the solution". Which is NOT the game indeed.

I read about the Polar Bears and Fish ... the calculations are harder, most of our friends won't ever "get" those.

Well, it's a nice game, and we should try it on a couple of kids as well.

If the fun was over after finding the "answer", why would anyone still sign up here ?
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ManicD



Joined: 20 Apr 2006
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PostPosted: Thu, 20 Apr 2006 6:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

one read of bill gates, two tries myself, a quick look back at the bill gates answers and then a couple of tries to test my theory was correct, about 5 mins
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PostPosted: Mon, 23 Oct 2006 10:11 pm    Post subject: how long? Reply with quote

unlike you guys, it took me well over a year:
i tried it for like 2 hours before giving it up then tried it over and over like a month or two in between each try, until like 6 weeks ago when i finally got it.
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PostPosted: Wed, 15 Nov 2006 11:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

it took me untill bill asked whether he could roll it or not, and then it clicked. overall, like 3 mins, im a fast reader[/quote]
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