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How to Solve the Circle puzzle in the Shroud

Posted by Augon on June 30, 2015 at 10:20 PM

You must read my earlier posts on solving the 4x4, 3x3, and 5x5 before reading this one! this one assumes you can do the other puzzles successfully.

 

In part three of the Shroud, you are placed in a room with a puzzle. Several folks who have run Shroud with me lately have expressed an interest in completing these puzzles. However, during the Raid we have a limited amount of time to complete puzzles before a prizmatic wall appears and kills us all, so that is not a good time to learn the puzzles.

 

With that in mind, I am posting a series of blogs that explain how to solve these puzzles without a puzzle solver. We have learned how to solve teh 4x4, the 3x3, and the 5x5. We are left with only one puzzle to learn - the circle.

 

Solving the Circle puzzle in the Shroud

 

ON first glance, the circle puzzle is daunting. It is so very different than the other puzzles!

 

       O    X

X                 O

O                 X

       O   O

 

Or is it? We have solved puzzles with 3 rows and 3 columns and 4 rows and 4 columns and even 5 rows and 5 columns. All you need to do is look at the circle puzzle as a puzzle with 4 rows and 2 columns. Its not a circle, its a 4x2

 

Thus imagine the puzzle above as this:

         O    X

         X    O

        O     X

        O    O

 

It becomes a lot easier when we think of it asa rectangle and work our way down just like the others:

 

First we look at the first row and click the squares in the second row that are diaginally under the unlit squares in the top row.

       O    X

X                    @

O                    X

       O    O

 

This leaves us with this:

 

         O    O

X                       X

O                      O

        O    O

 

Then we click the squares in the third row that are directly under unlit squares in the second row

 

        O    O

X                     X

@                    @

        O    O

 

And we get this

 

        O    O

O                    O

X                     X

        X     X

 

And we click the squares in teh fourth row that are diagonally below unlit squares in the third row.

 

        O     O

O                     O

X                     X

       @ @

 

And we are left with this

 

        O     O

O                     O

O                     O

        X      X

 

Just like the 3x3 and 5x5, we will sometimes be left with unlit squares on the bottom row. And we need to know what squares we click on the top to start over again and complete the puzzle.

 

With the circle, its easy. Click the top squares directly above any unlit bottom squares. In our example, that means we click both of them. If just the left square was unlit, we would just hit the top left square.

 

       @     @

O                         O

O                         O

        X      X

 

Which leaves this

 

       O      O

X                         X

O                        O

       X      X

 

And from here we solve on down

 

        O     O

X                        X

@                       @

        X      X


 

         O     O

O                         O

X                          X

        O      O


 

        O      O

O                        O

X                         X

        @     @


 

         O     O

O                      O

O                      O

         O     O

 

All solved

 

Now aren't you ready to run some shrouds and proudly say, as you are entering Part 3, "I can solve puzzles!"

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