News for July 2009
Canadians Have Big Brains 5
Announcing the winner of last week's Ingenious Solo Challenge
Ingenious | Published 02 July 2009

Last week, we presented the first-ever Ingenious Solo Challenge, and asked our readers to put their puzzle-solving skills to the test. The response was outstanding!

Of the dozens who participated, only a select few achieved the optimum tile placement: a grand total of 58 points. And, of course, only one such entry could arrive first, thereby claiming for its sender the title of “Most Amazing Brain.”

Your winner is Andrew H., from Burlington, Ontario, Canada! Andrew sent in the following placements:

E32F28, I38J33, K40L39, C42D36, A22B19, G4H3

with the following individual scores: 

red-13, green-10, blue-14, orange-7, yellow-9, purple-5

...for a total of 58 points! What all of the highest entries had in common was that they placed their tiles in an order that allowed them to maximize their points by scoring off of each other. In Ingenious, this strategy is invaluable.

The following participants deserve honorable mentions. They had equally impressive scores, but submitted their responses slightly later than Andrew:

Shawn R. from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Christian B. from Broomfield, Colorado, USA
Romain R. from Toulouse, France
Alexander B. from Moscow, Russia

Thanks again to all who participated! And if you see someone with an amazing-looking brain on the streets of Burlington, Ontario, say hello! It may be Andrew!

Ingenious is a strategy puzzle game, in which you must match up colors/shapes in order to put the most together. Keep an eye on how your scores are advancing, as the player with the highest scoring bottom score wins!

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Comments (5)

Angrus Forgehammer
Published: 7/6/2009 12:54:43 AM

Thanks for your congratulations! This contest was a lot of fun... I figured my numbers were good, but I had no idea I'd be first! Way to go to all the runners up too!

Published: 7/4/2009 2:25:10 AM

 Congratz Andrew, you had me beat by a few mins/hours.  

Published: 7/2/2009 10:00:50 PM

Blast! I knew I shouldn't have waited til after work to submit!  Darn you clever Canadians ;-)  Thanks FFG, this was a fun puzzle, I hope you keep them coming!

Published: 7/2/2009 4:57:57 PM

Dang it one more point i had 57 ugh


Published: 7/2/2009 4:02:25 PM

Cool, my home town is Burlington Ontario, born an raised there for the most part. Now I reside in Calgary, just south of Edmonton so maybe I should have the tried the quiz myself, you never know. Anyways congrats to the winner.



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