The game takes place over a number of rounds (it's a race) until 1 or more players have found the code (see game end for more info).
The following steps, except #4, are done simultaneously in a round:
Symbol | Clarification |
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(Card 1) To pass, you must find if the △ number is >= 1. Watch out: If your △ proposal is 3 and the answer is ✓, it does not mean the answer is, just that the number is > 1 (not equal to it). | |
(Card 2-4) Similar to card #1, but there are 3 possibilities. The △ number can be <, =, or > the number indicated. Watch out: If the △ proposal is "2" and you get ✓, this does not mean the number is 2, it only means it must be < 3. | |
(Card 5-7) Find if the △ number has to be even or odd. | |
(Card 8-10) The verifier verifies that there is a precise number (that they now) of 1s in your proposal. e.g. they can verify that there are 2 (no more, no less). The code could then be 113, 151, 411, etc. | |
(Card 11-13) These work similarly to Cards 2-4, but instead of comparing with a specific number, you are comparing against another number in your proposal e.g. △ with □ | |
(Card 14-15) The verifier verifies that the number of a particular color (that they know) is smaller than all the other numbers. | |
(Card 16) This verifies that there are more of either even or odd numbers in the code. | |
(Card 17) This verifies that there is a precise number (that they know) of even numbers in the code (0, 1, 2, or 3). | |
(Card 18) This verifies that the sum of all the numbers in the code is either even or odd. | |
(Card 19) This works like cards 2-4, but this compares the sum of the △ and □ numbers to 6. The sum can be <, =, or >. | |
(Card 20) This verifies if a number repeats itself, and if so, how many times. There may be no repetition (e.g. 125), 1 number repeats (e.g. 121), or a number repeats itself twice (e.g. 222). If a number repeats itself, the verifier doesn't know anything about it. It doesn't know the color or its number. | |
(Card 21) This verifies that there is either 1 pair of identical numbers or no pairs of identical numbers (e.g. 231 or 333 - which is not a pair). If there is a pair, the verifier does not know anything about it, as in the color or number. | |
(Card 22) This verifies the 3 number are in either ascending order, descending order, or neither. e.g. 223 is not ascending. | |
(Card 23) This card works in the same way as Card 19, but the verifier compares the subm of all the numbers with 6. | |
(Card 24) This verifies that in the code there are consecutive increasing values in either a 2 digit (e.g. 312), 3 digit sequence (e.g. 345), or none at all (e.g. 132). | |
(Card 25) This verifies that there are either increasing or decreasing values in a 2-digit consecutive sequence (e.g. 312 or 254), a 3 digit consecutive sequence (e.g. 345 or 321), or none at all (e.g. 135 or 531). The verifier does not know if the sequence is increasing or decreasing. | |
(Card 26-27) This verifies that the number of a particular color (that they know) is < 3 (e.g. the □ number is < 3). Watch out: If the criteria is "the □ < 3"; the other colors' numbers can also be < 3...the verifier is just not verifying that. | |
(Card 28-30) This verifies that the number of a particular color (that they know) is 1 (e.g. △ is a 1). Watch out: The other colors' numbers can also be 1...the verifier is just not verifying that. | |
(Card 31-32) This verifies that the number of a particular color (that they know) is > 1. Watch out: The other colors' numbers can also be > 1...the verifier is just not verifying that. | |
(Card 33) This verifies that the number of a particular color (that they know) is odd or even (e.g. the △ is even). Watch out: The other numbers can also be even (or odd, depending). | |
(Card 34-35) This verifies that the number of a particular color is <= to all other numbers (e.g. they verify that no other color is < □). | |
(Card 36) This verifies that the sum of all the numbers in the code is a multiple of 3, 4, or 5. | |
(Card 37-38) This verifies that the sum of 2 particular numbers (that they know) is 4. | |
(Card 39-41) This verifies that the number of a particular color (that they know) is <, =, or > 1. | |
(Card 42) This verifies that the number of a particular color (that they know) is either < or > either of the others (e.g. The □ > the others). | |
(Card 43-44) This verifies that the △ is <, =, or > another particular number (that they know). | |
(Card 45-47) This verifies that the number of 1s or 3s in the code = a particular number. | |
(Card 48) This verifies that the number of a particular color (that they know) is either <, =, > that of another particular color (that they know) (e.g. the □ number > the ○ number). |
Credit: | Jay Deiman |
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Version: | 1.0 |