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#335723 - 01/26/11 04:56 PM Petals Around the Rose
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How many of you know the game Petals Around the Rose?

You can find a web version of it here: http://www.borrett.id.au/computing/petals-j.htm But it can be played anywhere you have five dice.

Rules:
1. The name of the game is Petals Around the Rose.
2. The name of the game is important.
3. The answer will always be zero or an even number.

Go there, hit Roll Dice, and guess a number. The results will tell you if you're right, or the right number if you were wrong. Come back here once you figure it out.

No cheating by looking it up on Google.
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#335725 - 01/26/11 05:08 PM Re: Petals Around the Rose [Re: ClubNeon]
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Gah.
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#335727 - 01/26/11 05:15 PM Re: Petals Around the Rose [Re: Ken.C]
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At least read a story that goes along with the game. That's how I came across it, because it involves Bill Gates, and his attempt to figure it out.

http://www.borrett.id.au/computing/petals-bg.htm
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#335729 - 01/26/11 05:32 PM Re: Petals Around the Rose [Re: ClubNeon]
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I'm feeling quite stupid.
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#335731 - 01/26/11 05:44 PM Re: Petals Around the Rose [Re: Ken.C]
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I have it.
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#335739 - 01/26/11 06:30 PM Re: Petals Around the Rose [Re: Ken.C]
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Great. smile You got it in a pretty good time.
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#335741 - 01/26/11 06:34 PM Re: Petals Around the Rose [Re: ClubNeon]
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And how long did it take you? wink
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#335758 - 01/26/11 08:14 PM Re: Petals Around the Rose [Re: Ken.C]
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Fun puzzle. Got it - took me 15 minutes, 5 of that was reading the Gates story. I'm looking forward to messing up my brother's mind with this one. Maybe it'll take over his 50th b-day party this weekend! grin

Thanks for the link Chris


Edited by cb919 (01/26/11 08:15 PM)
Edit Reason: givin credit
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#335759 - 01/26/11 08:48 PM Re: Petals Around the Rose [Re: cb919]
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Took me about 2 hours. frown I read the Gates story, but didn't have the JavaScript game at the time, so I could only base my hypotheses off of the throws contained in it. I also continued to think about it as I did other things. It was a real duh moment when I finally got it. Of course I was over thinking things.
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#335761 - 01/26/11 09:17 PM Re: Petals Around the Rose [Re: cb919]
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Took me a bit longer, about 30 mins. The Gates story is cool.
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