Archive for the ‘Puzzles/Games’ Category

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How Well Do You Type?

June 8, 2008

Happened to visit the “Addicting Games” site the other day (hadn’t been there in a long time), and came upon a new game called “Key Master.” So now I have something new to occupy my every waking thought when I’m not working… yes, the game truly is addicting!

In this game, your “guy” is in the center of the screen, and little monsters start coming at him from various places. Each monster has a word attached to it, and if you type that word, then your “guy” kills that monster. If you mistype the word, the monster just keeps coming at you until you get it right. So, the monsters start out attacking slowly, but after you get through a few levels the onslaught becomes much more difficult to subdue. The faster you can type, the better off you will be! Also, along the way, there are bonus things to pick up… like different types of keys, “heal potions” and the ever popular “super nova” (if you are being bombarded by monsters and cannot type fast enough, you can use the super nova to annihilate everything on the screen at once). Basically, if you see something, you just type in the name of whatever it is to either kill it or acquire it.

Fun, challenging way to brush up on your typing skills. Give it a try! Click here to go to the Key Master game.

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Bible Brain Teaser

January 11, 2008

My son brought this home from youth group the other day… I’ve seen similar things before, but not this particular one. I found them all in less than 20 minutes. But then again, I am a nerd. Try it yourself and see if you can find all 16… leave a comment to let me know how you do!

IN THE FOLLOWING STORY, THERE ARE SIXTEEN BOOKS OF THE BIBLE HIDDEN. CAN YOU FIND THEM ALL?

“I once made a remark about the hidden books of the Bible. It was a lulu, kept people looking so hard for facts and for others it was a revelation. Some were in a jam, especially since the names of the books were not capitalized, but the truth finally struck home to numbers of readers. To others it was a real job. We want it to be a most fascinating few moments for you. Yes, there will be some really easy ones to spot. Others may require judges to help them. I will quickly admit it usually takes a minister to find one of them, and there will be loud lamentations when it is found. A little lady says she brews a cup of tea, so she can concentrate better. See how well you can compete. Relax now, for there really are sixteen names of books in the Bible in this story.”

According to the footnote that went along with this game, one preacher found 15 books in 20 minutes, but it took him three weeks to find the last one. So don’t feel bad if it takes you a while!

To see the answer, go to “Pages” in the sidebar and click on “Brain Teaser Answer.”

Good luck!

[ January 26 – I’m moving the answer here now, to stay with the archive of this post.]

“I once made a remark about the hidden books of the Bible. It was a lulu, kept people looking so hard for facts and for others it was a revelation. Some were in a jam, especially since the names of the books were not capitalized, but the truth finally struck home to numbers of readers. To others it was a real job. We want it to be a most fascinating few moments for you. Yes, there will be some really easy ones to spot. Others may require judges to help them. I will quickly admit it usually takes a minister to find one of them, and there will be loud lamentations when it is found. A little lady says she brews a cup of tea, so she can concentrate better. See how well you can compete. Relax now, for there really are sixteen names of books in the Bible in this story”