How To Play / Helpful Links

1) Register:


Register for the game by choosing a username and email. You will be asked to verify your account with an email address. Your address will not be shared with or sold to a third party.



Why do I have to register to play?


Registering with a username, password and email address will allow you to play the game at your pace, check your progress and compare your progress with others'.

2) Pick a Challenge:


Pick from twenty (20) challenges. You can play the challenges in any order you like.



Should I start with the first puzzle?


The challenges are loosely arranged from easier to more difficult, but you may have skills and knowledge that may help you do better on some puzzles more than others. Feel free to explore!

3) Explore the Puzzle:


Read the instructions above each puzzle carefully, as they hold clues to solving the puzzle. Be sure to click around the puzzle space below, as the challenges are sometimes behind the Englyph artwork.



I'm stuck! Can I get some help?


Don't be afraid to use search engines or the links provided at the bottom of this page to help you solve the puzzles.

4) Enter Your Answers


Answer entry fields are always below the puzzle space. As an aid, the correct number of letters for each answer is displayed. Your score on each challenge will be revealed immediately after you submit answers.



Does punctuation count in the answers?


Letter counts do not include punctuation except for the dot (".") in a URL, but feel free to enter appropriate non-letter characters. They will not be counted in your answer.


How many times can I submit answers?


You can only submit answers once per challenge, so check them carefully before submitting. Feel free to write down your answers on scratch paper.


When can I see the correct answers?


Correct answers to the puzzles will only be posted after the main competition is over, after 11:59pm, May 20, 2012.

5) Check Your Progress


You can track your progress by clicking on the My Progress link and check your scores against other players by clicking on the Scoreboard link.

Helpful Links


The Internet is your friend when looking for clues or help with the puzzles. Here are some links to helpful sites:



http://www.google.com


http://en.wikipedia.org