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Break the Code - Forum Version
« on: June 15, 2022, 04:36:28 pm »

Hi Everyone, Is there interest in playing Break the Code? I recreated it using Google Sheets. Here is the link to the board game instructions.

URL for game board and forum instructions.
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Re: Break the Code - Forum Version
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2022, 10:41:59 pm »

If you aren't familiar with the game, I'd describe it as a very satisfying puzzle experience. Very well suited to asynchronous play.
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Re: Break the Code - Forum Version
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2022, 10:21:52 am »

I would be willing to try, but not until some time in July.
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Re: Break the Code - Forum Version
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2022, 11:31:06 am »

okay!
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Re: Break the Code - Forum Version
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2022, 01:59:18 am »

Never tried it before, but sounds good. Count me in for a round please.
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Re: Break the Code - Forum Version
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2022, 08:46:01 am »

Yay! Just need one more.
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Re: Break the Code - Forum Version
« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2022, 09:00:20 pm »

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Re: Break the Code - Forum Version
« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2022, 10:51:32 pm »

Awesome. I'll set it up. We can take a 4th person, but 3 works.
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Re: Break the Code - Forum Version
« Reply #8 on: June 17, 2022, 11:02:35 pm »

The board is set up. Random.org says I go first, then fang, then Jimmmmm.

So fang, you are player 2 of 3 and Jimmmmm, you are player 3 of 3. Post here when you've got your tiles or if you have questions. Link in the OP.
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Re: Break the Code - Forum Version
« Reply #9 on: June 17, 2022, 11:30:37 pm »

Worksheet if you want it. Make a copy for yourself.
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Re: Break the Code - Forum Version
« Reply #10 on: June 18, 2022, 12:13:14 am »

I've read the rules but I won't be able to look at this properly until tomorrow.
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Re: Break the Code - Forum Version
« Reply #11 on: June 18, 2022, 12:42:20 am »

Ok, that's fine
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Re: Break the Code - Forum Version
« Reply #12 on: June 18, 2022, 03:40:10 am »

Right, I've made a copy of my tiles, reordered according to the rules. And I've looked at the 6 revealed questions. So I think I'm ready.
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Re: Break the Code - Forum Version
« Reply #13 on: June 19, 2022, 10:28:43 am »

Same.
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Re: Break the Code - Forum Version
« Reply #14 on: June 19, 2022, 01:58:04 pm »

This looks cool. Is it something one could follow/spectate very well if they’ve never played before?

The randomizer is interesting. Looks like you would have 100% identical games after the first 21 in a row, without replacing the template. (Or if it gets updated by any game mods who access it, then after several games the chance increases that you’ll have an identical setup to one of your previous games.) Though I assume that is easily detected and fixable.

Does a player answer their own question on their turn? Or do only the other players answer?
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Re: Break the Code - Forum Version
« Reply #15 on: June 19, 2022, 04:32:24 pm »

Sure. The asker does not share their answer to their question. If we get past 21, I can refresh the randomizer page.
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Re: Break the Code - Forum Version
« Reply #16 on: June 19, 2022, 04:33:25 pm »

First question:
How many black tiles do you have?
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Re: Break the Code - Forum Version
« Reply #17 on: June 19, 2022, 04:36:25 pm »

Identical games is only an issue if the players are same, and even then they might have a different player order.
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Re: Break the Code - Forum Version
« Reply #18 on: June 19, 2022, 04:47:38 pm »

It looks like someone redid the setup. That's ok, but make sure you have the right tiles noted. Keep same player order.
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Re: Break the Code - Forum Version
« Reply #19 on: June 19, 2022, 05:41:40 pm »

It looks like someone redid the setup. That's ok, but make sure you have the right tiles noted. Keep same player order.
Ok, yes, it has changed! Noted down my new numbers.
With the public link, I guess anyone could meddle and change it any time. Should we keep our own records of the available questions also, then we can continue the game even if it gets changed again?
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Re: Break the Code - Forum Version
« Reply #20 on: June 19, 2022, 05:44:34 pm »

First question:
How many black tiles do you have?
fang: 2
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Re: Break the Code - Forum Version
« Reply #21 on: June 19, 2022, 05:46:05 pm »

This looks cool. Is it something one could follow/spectate very well if they’ve never played before?
Spectating, you can choose how much info you want to know! No info, or all info, or from one player's viewpoint.
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Re: Break the Code - Forum Version
« Reply #22 on: June 19, 2022, 05:54:02 pm »

This looks cool. Is it something one could follow/spectate very well if they’ve never played before?
Spectating, you can choose how much info you want to know! No info, or all info, or from one player's viewpoint.
Oh yeah, I suppose someone could totally do that here.
And now that I’ve read the rules- in only 4-player you do answer your own questions.
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Re: Break the Code - Forum Version
« Reply #23 on: June 19, 2022, 06:04:19 pm »

It looks like someone redid the setup. That's ok, but make sure you have the right tiles noted. Keep same player order.
Ok, yes, it has changed! Noted down my new numbers.
With the public link, I guess anyone could meddle and change it any time. Should we keep our own records of the available questions also, then we can continue the game even if it gets changed again?
Hmm, just noting it all down isn't enough is it - if someone re-randomises then the concealed tiles change, which ruins it.
So either we need a mod, or a private copy of the spreadsheet available to players only. Or trust that no-one will ruin our game accidentally or intentionally!
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Re: Break the Code - Forum Version
« Reply #24 on: June 19, 2022, 06:18:17 pm »

We could reconstruct the game at any time, though, because we still have the randomization information for the original. I didn't do that this time, but I could have. I also noticed that the questions didn't get randomized. But that's ok since it's our first game. Maybe keep a record of what questions you have asked.

I could in the future send the link when we have players and just change it each time. Spectators could have it, too.
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