Thursday, August 25, 2011

Games on a Shelf

I spent a little time collecting games from all around the office to try to put together a complete collection in one shelf. The boxed games I found scattered on a nearby shelf, many of the DVD cases were hiding in a secret place in a corner of the office, and the missing ones I took from our stash in the front office. Once I procured every title, arranging them on one shelf proved a little difficult. A few had to be propped up two-games deep, but it worked. Ah yes, organizing games is fun *cough* I mean work.
Looks like the weekend puzzle was a real tough one! Here's how to do it:
Puzzle part one: Use the [railroad] cipher to line them all up properly.
Puzzle part two: Use a variation of the [playfair] cipher. The hint "no keywords needed" means [make a 5x5 grid of the alphabet without shifting any letters. Group I and J together]. This cipher was hinted at by the "put them in pairs" clue.

Let's see if you sleuths can figure out the answer, before I give it to you on Monday. ;)
New puzzle comes tomorrow!
~Little Jackalope~

8 comments:

Ali said...

I got 'RM DO DU HO OS KC BU ON QS' when I used the railroad code

and

'WR IT ET IN NT HE ER PO RT ' when I used the cipher.

I have no clue what it means, or how to group it, other than 'write', so other sleuths, make of it what you will. I suppose it is possible that I did something wrong...

Anonymous said...

I don't see CAP on your shelf, is it their and i can;t see it?

Little Jackalope said...

CAP was over on the window sill for display :) You have good eyes!

Ali, you are the closest person I've seen come close to the answer! Good work! You have all of the letters correct. Your 3rd, 4th, and 5th pair of letters need swapped. Example: ET should be TE. (Sometimes we count down then across, or visa versa).

Anonymous said...

I tried swapping the letters fo Ali's answer, and this is what I got:

WR IT TE NI TN HE ER PO RT

writ ten it n he er port

-mysteryfan77

Ali said...

Oh wow! I've never been that close to solving one of these puzzles. :) I feel special. :D

So if I switch the 3rd, 4th, and 5th pairs, I get 'WR IT TE NI TN HE ER PO RT'

But I'm still not sure what that says and maybe its completely obvious.

I see 'written it' and 'port' but I'm not sure about other letters 'n he er'

Any other sleuths care to comment? :)

Ali said...

I got "written in the report" when I swapped my letters. :)

Karen said...

will there be more ipod/pad games? looking forward to the next one....been replaying shadow ranch one...

Anonymous said...

That shelf is my Heaven <333