May 07, 2005

Driving Me Insane

Oh. My. GOD! This game is driving me nuts! I am too mathematical, I cannot turn off the mental calculator and get this fricken game:

Petals Around The Rose

Out of 55 attempts I have gotten the answer right 5 times. I still don't know what the hell I'm doing and I hoped those were the right answers.....

Per the instructions:

The name of the game is Petals Around the Rose. The name of the game is important. The computer will roll five dice and ask you to guess the score for the roll. The score will always be zero or an even number. Your mission is to work out how the computer calculates the score and become a Potentate of the Rose." which one is the (*&%$#@! rose!? Is that how it works? Oh bloody hell, I think I have a migraine now.

I triple dog dare you to play it. And I'll pay someone handsomely to tell me the farkooking secret! Please! I can't stand it anymore!

I'm off to drown this memory in alcohol.

[Link from Occasional Bitch]

[update] SON OF A BITCH! I finally got the stupid thing. Gottdamnit! I am one of those types of people who simply cannot let a problem go unsolved. I thought I'd sleep on it and try again tomorrow. HA! As if sleep would release me from my torment! Ok, now that I *&$#@! get it, I'll tell you this much:

It is NOT that fricken simple to figure out. Meaning, the concept is not that simple. Anyone who says it is and brags and carries on like their fricken genius level is full of it. If they figured it out that fast, they got damn lucky. The name of the game doesn't really help all that much and it has nothing to do with all of the dice. NOTHING at all! It also doesn't have a DAMN thing to do with the colors. That shit is just put there to throw you off. All the "hints", (as they claim them to be), are so abstract it's ridiculous. Even though I know how it works now, I still don't think it's a simple puzzle to figure out. BLAH! Now I can finally get some fricken rest! Oh and don't ask me for the solution. If I had to suffer, so do you.

Posted by S. Faolan Wolf at May 7, 2005 08:52 PM

The rose is the center of the dice.

Posted by: Gir at May 7, 2005 10:12 PM

I hate that game. Just wanted to pass that along.

Posted by: Helen at May 7, 2005 10:26 PM

Gir: I tried that theory and it still doesn't give me the right answers. For example, say the computer rolled a 6, 5, 1, 6 and 3.

Using your idea that the "rose" is the center of the die, that would leave you with 11 on one side and 9 on the other. However, apparently the answer is 6 and not 2.

HOW IN THE HELL do they get 6 out of that?

Argh! I think it's time for me to go harrass some "I think my car is a discotheque" visitors driving down my street. I have to release my frustration somehow!

Posted by: S. Faolan Wolf at May 7, 2005 10:44 PM

Well I tried it and it made my brain ache - just tell me the answer!

Posted by: Ruth at May 7, 2005 11:40 PM

So happy to have shared the frustration heh.

Posted by: ocB at May 13, 2005 09:16 PM
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