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Jakub Ukrop
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So there is a puzzle underground, we found a clue on the wall and the solution, but it was mostly by accident...
Can someone explain how this is meant to be solved?

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I'm talking about the sun vs. ice puzzle in the jungle underground.
We are supposed to choose a color that is a winner. Why is it blue?

Also, if the proper solution can be deduced from the puzzle terrain and the wall clue only, feel free to write it in a spoiler tag for me to read.

On the other hand, if there is some other card(s) that would help (that we may have possibly overlooked somewhere), please just write so and don't explain the solution - we may find it on some future adventure.
Thanks a lot.
 
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It can be solved using only that card.

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There are more ice statues than sun statues in the connecting card 6 vs 5
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Kim Williams
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Muemmelmann wrote:
It can be solved using only that card.

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There are more ice statues than sun statues in the connecting card 6 vs 5


It did seem like a bit of a rope-y solution to me. Unless you know the rules of the game there's no real reason to assume the winner is the one with the most pieces at the end - if the aim of the game was to get your piece in a certain place, for instance, their could be a different answer. But with no other info we decided most pieces was the best guess.
 
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Nope its not a random guess

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The message on the wall within the same cave (card 293) states to trust the victor between the yellow and the blue crystals (hence choose blue, which has more).
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Giuliano Bartolucci
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I do understand why the poster didn't immediately succeded at solving the riddle, it has no clever solution, just a really clumsy one...deeply love this game but this one was a lot below average quality
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Jakub Ukrop
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Thanks, that was also our reasoning I just didn't think it was strong enough...
Also one player remarked that this color is present more frequently in this area in general as opposed to the other color.
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Kim Williams
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QwertyRQ wrote:
Nope its not a random guess

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The message on the wall within the same cave (card 293) states to trust the victor between the yellow and the blue crystals (hence choose blue, which has more).


Yes, but how do you know the victor of the game is the one with the most pieces on the board? In chess, for instance, the victor might very well have less pieces.

Without the rules of the game surely it's a guess to judge the winner of the game form a snapshot of the components.
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Zachary Homrighaus
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entwife wrote:
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QwertyRQ wrote:
Nope its not a random guess

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The message on the wall within the same cave (card 293) states to trust the victor between the yellow and the blue crystals (hence choose blue, which has more).


Yes, but how do you know the victor of the game is the one with the most pieces on the board? In chess, for instance, the victor might very well have less pieces.

Without the rules of the game surely it's a guess to judge the winner of the game form a snapshot of the components.


I agree with all of this... but I don't mind. We're explorers and we're trying to interpret a puzzle with clues about an ancient culture. We don't have all the information, so we have to make our best guess. I think that fits very well into the Indiana Jones, exploration archetype. It's not like you insta-die if you choose wrong (a la Indiana Jones 3).
 
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Raphaël Langella
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On my first run, I thought "this can't be just that, this is too simple. I must be missing some clue to decipher this". And I moved on. On the second run, I read the clue more closely.
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The thing is, you're not really solving the puzzle, someone else did it and left you the answer. That's why it seems obvious.

It's a living world people were there before, it's not just a series of clues to find and puzzles to solve. I think it emphasize immersion, careful reading and observation. So in retrospect, I really like it and think it's clever.
 
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