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Puzzle Fountain

Posted: Fri 07 Jan, 2011 7:49 pm
by sf2l
A new puzzle website has been launched recently - here is he link http://www.puzzlefountain.com/ - by Alberto Fabris, 4 times Italian champion of puzzle

the aim is to hold regular (weekly) competitions of classical puzzle.

Stefano

Re: Puzzle Fountain

Posted: Fri 07 Jan, 2011 10:46 pm
by PuzzleScot
Looks good! Will have a play later. No instructions of any sort for the competition?

Re: Puzzle Fountain

Posted: Sat 08 Jan, 2011 2:19 am
by PuzzleScot
Interesting. All standard types, so I guess no instructions needed.
Applets were frustrating at times - liked the multi-coloured options, but lost the entire grid by accident more than once!

I did badly, with 8 puzzles solved. Seems I'm only getting credit for 4 of them at the moment - seems there may be multiple solutions to one or 2...

Bit of fun though... recommended.

Re: Puzzle Fountain

Posted: Sat 08 Jan, 2011 10:47 am
by sf2l
PuzzleScot wrote:Looks good! Will have a play later. No instructions of any sort for the competition?

when you open a diagram the instructions will appear on the side. As you say, classical diagrams hardly need instructions.

I have informed Alberto of your comments hope he will log in and answer.

Stefano

Re: Puzzle Fountain

Posted: Sun 09 Jan, 2011 5:31 pm
by dickoon
Tried this, and completed it with ten puzzles finished within the 90 minutes, in one of my better performances, and I don't feel I was too far from getting the Skyscrapers finished for an eleventh. This test comes firmly 20th kyu-approved, plus it had a good variety of the types of puzzles which happen to suit me best. The Heyawake was particularly cute. The applets may not be quite what we're used to, but they're easily good enough. Clicking on the link of the puzzle you're doing restarts it, which may be deliberately useful in some circumstances.

Not sure if I'll be able to find 90 minutes for it every week, but this looks like it's right up my boulevard.

Re: Puzzle Fountain

Posted: Sun 09 Jan, 2011 11:24 pm
by dickoon
I went through the Thermometers puzzle in this earlier on today reasonably quickly and reasonably straightforwardly, and accordingly thought that I stood a decent chance against the Thermometers puzzle that cropped up on croco-puzzle tonight.

How wrong I was.

Re: Puzzle Fountain

Posted: Mon 10 Jan, 2011 10:17 am
by alberto
Thank you for visiting and registration, Alan and Chris.

PDF and java competitions are two completely different worlds.
Someone likes the first, others the second.
I'll try to build up both, alternating.

Applets are far from perfect, but I think it's enough for a simple play (but there is a unique solution, Alan).

Alberto

Re: Puzzle Fountain

Posted: Mon 10 Jan, 2011 11:13 am
by PuzzleScot
but there is a unique solution, Alan
Clearly I'm having a bad puzzle week...
Like the site, and will frequent more often - well done 8-)