Are We There Yet?

7 November 1999

Copyright © 1999 Balmoral Software (http://www.balmoralsoftware.com). Portions copyright © 1991 Electronic Arts. All rights reserved. Republication, redistribution or conversion is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Balmoral Software. Contents subject to change! For the latest information, see http://www.balmoralsoftware.com.


Are We There Yet?

Table of Contents


General Notes

Are We There Yet? is a puzzle game of massive proportions. Two puzzles or sequences of puzzles must be solved for each of the fifty U.S. states. Each of these puzzles corresponds to an offbeat tourist attraction in the state, and completion of the puzzle reveals some informational tidbits about it. The solution of each state puzzle contributes to a final puzzle in the game.

Although it may possibly still be available through some channels, the Are We There Yet? clue book was not used in the solution of any of these puzzles. Resources that were used instead include web-based anagram generators, especially Inge's that lets you control the number and length of words as well as finding hidden words. However, this was effective only for the easier anagrams - many words are missing from Inge's dictionary (in Norway), such as American slang and foreign-food words.

Are We There Yet? contains a few time-sensitive components - better results on a Pentium-class machine may be obtained by slowing down its execution by using a program such as Mo'Slo.

Saved-game files are more like status files - they get updated with the progress of the game - so be sure to exit the program and copy the appropriate .VAC saved-game file if you want to return to a fixed point in the game.

The File | Are We There Yet? menu selection shows your current progress in the game.


Puzzle Types

Jigsaw Puzzle

These puzzles are sometimes made easier by trying to match outside pieces to the sliver of border that may be visible at the sides of the puzzle. Puzzles vary in size from 27 to 99 pieces. Some puzzles may have animated overlays or changing sections - move the cursor to the upper title bar to freeze the animation. Multi-cell regions in jigsaw puzzles can be moved all at once. When solved, some jigsaws produce secondary rebus puzzles. Due to the sheer quantity of jigsaw puzzles in the game, most solutions are presented as hotlinks from this page rather than as inline images.

Word Table

Follow the instructions at the bottom of the screen to exclude words until the solution sentence is found. Use the Alt-1 and Alt-2 keystrokes to scan through the instructions.

Anagram

Words or a phrase must be unscrambled. The more difficult multiple-word puzzles have individual words jumbled using letters from the other words. Many of the puzzles involve unusual or foreign words or placenames, so anagram generators may be only of limited help in solving them.

Word Wheel

Find the two letters that go in the middle of each circle to form three words reading down, across and up. Rotate the outer rim of each circle using Alt-1 and Alt-2 keystrokes. Many incorrect combinations can be ruled out by avoiding nonsensical letter pairs at the beginning and end of words.

Word Masking

Turn on the correct five buttons out of ten to reveal a word hidden among sets of polygons. Often there appear to be two hidden words overlapping, but only one is correct. The solution notation uses an X to indicate that a button is lit and an O to indicate that it is off.

Word Camouflage

Each letter of the alphabet is used to complete 26 themed words hidden within other text.

Polyominoes

Arrange the pieces so that they fit inside the solution area and spell out a message. Some puzzles of this type have disconnected regions. Others may have an irregular solution area that limits the placement of pieces.

Letter Layering

Pick the numbers in the correct order to "construct" a phrase. Most numbers add letters to the beginning and/or end of the sequence obtained so far, but other numbers may reverse all the letters or perform specific letter substitutions. Use the Alt-U keystroke to "unstack" a number sequence.

Letter Matching

Each letter in a word clue at the bottom of the screen corresponds to one letter in the phrase to be solved. Cycle through multiple clues by using the Alt-1 and Alt-2 keystrokes.

Mazes

Negotiate your way through a maze. Some mazes have pitfalls that will transfer you to a new position in the maze (which is sometimes desirable). Other mazes have secret doors, walls or exits that appear only when you touch them. Still other mazes have limitations on where you can and cannot make turns. Solution directions are given using the abbreviations L (left), R (right), U (up) and D (down), with a digit used to indicate multiple moves in one direction. The notation R5 represents five moves to the right, for example.

Word Search

Find words hidden in an array of letters. Words may run horizontally, vertically, diagonally, or in some cases, a word may begin on a vertical or horizontal line and turn 90 degrees. Solutions are often a sequence of more than one word. Word searches are probably the most tedious type of puzzle to solve, and unfortunately there are many examples of them in the game. Solutions identify a hidden word based on the position of its starting letter and the direction in which it runs:

	R:   Right
	D:   Down
	UR:  Diagonal to the upper right
	LR:  Diagonal to the lower right
	RxD: Right for x letters, then down
	DxR: Down for x letters, then right
	L:   Left

Letter Drop

Fill in the missing letters in the message by using the letters in the column directly above the spaces. These difficult puzzles can be attacked by using known small words and excluding impossible letter combinations.

Simon Says

Click on the shapes in the order they're flashed. It may be necessary to slow down the game more in order to observe the sequences. These puzzles randomize every time they're played, so no fixed solution exists. Most sequences have a final length of eight shapes, and usually at least one shape is repeated in the sequence. To view the sequence obtained so far, click on an incorrect shape.

Crossword

The traditional crossword puzzle made more difficult by having only a few word crossings. Sometimes solution words have a similar theme.

Cryptogram

A letter substitution puzzle. Solving for shorter words and observing the effects of changes may make solutions easier. Phrases are usually too short to reliably show traditional statistical letter distributions.

Word Array

Arrange the letters so that words are created in rows and columns. One or more letters may be fixed in position. These are very difficult puzzles to solve, but one or more words may relate to the "theme" of the puzzle.

Hangman Game

The familiar hangman game in which a word must be guessed one letter at a time. Incorrect letters cause a figure to gradually change. Since a failure to guess the word before a set number of incorrect letters just resets the game with the same word, solutions are trivial.


New Game

A new game starts with an initial 6 x 7 jigsaw puzzle of a United States map. This puzzle must be solved in order to access the menu system for the individual state puzzles:

USA Map

The initial screen for each state contains some background information on it, such as the name of its capital, when it entered the Union, the origin of its name and points of interest in the state.

When each state puzzle is completed, a token for the Final Puzzle is produced. Some states' puzzles may become accessible only when all puzzles for another state are completed. Because of these dependencies, we have arranged the state puzzles in groups. All puzzles in a group are accessible when the preceding group has been completed.

Vermont's Blanche and Bill's Pancake House is the only state puzzle that does not produce a second token for the Final Puzzle. That way, the Final Puzzle could have the more regular dimensions of 9 rows x 11 columns instead of being based on a rectangle of 100 tokens.


ARKANSAS

Bayou Bartholemew

A word table puzzle having solution

	SEE THE WORLD'S LONGEST BAYOU
	TOURS MAY VARY IN LENGTH
Words in the following locations are used:
	Column A: Rows 2,9
	Column B: Rows 7,14
	Column C: Rows 3,13
	Column D: Row 10
	Column E: Rows 3,5,15
This puzzle is followed by an anagram puzzle with letters jumbled between words. The solution is
	  ESPECIALLY
	IF YOU GET LOST

Goldfish Capital of the World

A 6 x 6 jigsaw puzzle with an animated goldfish overlay:

Goldfish

ILLINOIS

Max Nordeen's Wheels Museum

A word wheel puzzle with solutions

	RC		EE		IR
	CIRCLE		BREECH		THIRST
	FORCED		WHEELS		SPIRAL
	GARCON		CHEESE		WHEELS

	HE		TU		OB
	ADHERE		ACTUAL		PHOBIA
	SPHERE		ROTUND		GLOBAL
	SCHEME		SUTURE		GOOBER
although it could be argued that GARÇON isn't really English.

Engine 2500

Three word masking puzzles with solutions

	C H O O
	O X X O X O X X O O

	C H O O
	X O X O O X X O X O

	'B o a r d!
	X X O O X O O O X X


IOWA

Birdland Park

A word camouflage puzzle with solution

	....GREB E ........	........ Q UAIL....
	.....BOO B Y.......	....PHEA S ANT.....
	..PELICA N ........	......BI T TERN....
	.....COR M ORANT...	.......L I MPKIN...
	.....MER G ANSER...	.....CRA K E.......
	........ C RANE....	........ J ACANA...
	......EI D ER......	.....PLO V ER......
	......VU L TURE....	.......A U KLET....
	.......C O NDOR....	.....PUF F IN......
	.....GOS H AWK.....	......SA P SUCKER..
	...TURKE Y ........	......WA X WING....
	.CHACHAL A CA......	......BU Z ZARD....
	.....PTA R MIGAN...	..SWALLO W ........
Some of these are pretty obscure, unless you happen to be a South American ornithologist...

Graffiti Night

A sequence of six word polyominoes puzzles with amusing solutions:

Graffiti

The graffiti is cleaned up with a few more mouse strokes.


KANSAS

Garden of Eden

A 6 x 7 jigsaw puzzle with solution:

Eden
followed by a letter layering puzzle with solution
	MADAM I'M ADAM
	4 1 7 6 8 2 3 5

Dodge City

A 6 x 7 jigsaw puzzle with solution:

Dodge City
followed by a letter matching puzzle with a solution in the form of a limerick:
	THERE WAS AN OLD COWBOY OUT
	WEST WHO WITH A GUN WAS THE
	BEST HE WOULD AIM AND FIRE
	HIS GUN FOR HIRE THEN BEAT
	ON HIS BULLET PROOF VEST
No punctuation aids on this one, though.


KENTUCKY

Wondering Woods

A maze puzzle with the occasional pitfall. Solution:

	R5 D3 L D4 R D4 R U4 R D4 R2 U R3 U2 R
	U R U R U R U R2 D2 R U2 R2 D3 R D R D3

Crappie Fishing

A word search puzzle with 30 items that might be found fishing:

	Row  Column  Direction  Name

	 2     15        R      BOTTOMFISH
	 3      8        R      DECOY
	 3      8        R      LIFEJACKET
	 4     21        R      SUITCASE
	 5     17        R      KEYS
	12      2        R      CATTAILS
	14      2        R      BATHINGSUIT
	14     22        R      PADDLE
	15      1        R      STEERINGWHEEL
	17     14        R      WALLET
	18      1        R      STUFFEDANIMAL
	18     15        R      BEERCAN
	 6      1        D      LADIESPURSE
	 4      4        D      FALSETEETH
	 7      6        D      ROWBOAT
	 4      7        D      GLOVE
	 9     12        D      COMPUTER
	 6     14        D      TREELIMB
	 5     16        D      SNAPPINGTURTLE
	10     22        D      CRAPPIE
	 4     27        D      SUNGLASSES
	 3     28        D      CEMENTSHOES
	 7      9        UR     ANCHOR
	 8     21        UR     TIRE
	 9      3        UR     REVOLVER
	11     15        UR     MINNOW
	14      4        UR     TRACTORSEAT
	18     14        UR     WATERMOCCASIN
	 5      6        LR     CORSET
	10     21        LR     CRAWDAD


MISSOURI

Bowling Hall of Fame

A sequence of anagrams:

	BOWLING ALLEY
	 RENTED SHOES
	   KEGLERS
	 LEAGUE NIGHT

	GUTTER
	FOULED
	 SPLIT
	SLEEPER

	HANDICAP    TURKEY
	  SPARE   DOUBLE
	      STRIKE

	   SCRATCH BOWLER
	      BROOKLYN
	 THREE HUNDRED GAME
	TROPHIES TOURNAMENT

	SHOWBOAT CASINO

Corncob Pipe Factory

Two word masking puzzles with solutions

	C O U G H
	X X O X O O X O X O

	H A C K
	X O X O X O X O X O


NEBRASKA

Toadstool Park

An unpunctuated letter drop puzzle with solution

	TO SEE THESE ROCKS YOUVE
	COME SO FAR BUT TAKE OUR
	ADVICE STAY IN YOUR CAR
	 FOR CLIMBING MUSHROOMS
	MAY LOOK LIKE FUN IT IS
	 WHERE THE RATTLERS SUN

Museum of Roller Skating

A polyominoes puzzle having only L-shaped pieces. Solution:

Roller Skating


OKLAHOMA

Lamb and Wool Show

A pair of 5 x 7 jigsaw puzzles with solutions

Before

After

Prairie Dog Town

A Simon Says puzzle on a 2 x 6 grid:

2X6


TENNESSEE

Trenton Teapots

Two word masking puzzles with solutions

	T e a T i m e
	O X X O X O X O X O

	(Teapot & cup picture)
	O X O X O X O X X O

Banana Festival

A 7 x 8 rebus jigsaw puzzle with solution

Banana
The rebus solution is
	YES WE HAVE NO BANANAS


ALABAMA

The Dismals

This tough crossword puzzle has solution

	         S A D
	           L O W
	             W O E
	     M O U R N E R
	               G R I M M
	           M E L A N C H O L Y
	 D E S O L A T E
	         U N H A P P Y
	     G R A V E
	           C L O U D Y
	               B L U E
	                   M O O D Y
	               D E P R E S S E D
	               D I S M A L

Coon Dog Memorial

A letter layering puzzle with solution

	FLEAS. ADAM HAD 'EM.
	3 5 7 2 4 1 6 8


COLORADO

The Mint

Three word masking puzzles with solutions

	C O L D
	X X O O X O X O X O

	H A R D
	O X O X O X X O X O

	C A S H
	O X O X X O X X O O

Lazy U Dude Ranch

A sequence of anagrams with letters mixed between words. Captions are in the style of Mad Magazine. Solutions:

	FEED THE LIVESTOCK
	CLEAN THE STABLES
	 MEND THE FENCES

	BEARS RAID
	    THE		(difficult!)
	  GARBAGE

	HIKE TO THE
	 BATHROOM

	CHOP
	 FIREWOOD

	DO THE
	COOKING

	ROUNDUP [sic]
	  THE
	CATTLE

	BRAND THE
	 HORSES

	CLEAN FISH
These are followed by a cryptogram puzzle with solution
	THANK YOU FOR VISITING
	THE LAZY-U DUDE RANCH.
	WE HOPE TO SEE YOU AGAIN
	    NEXT YEAR. SHEEP
	SHEARING STARTS IN JUNE.


GEORGIA

Lover's Leap

A 6 x 8 jigsaw puzzle with an animated overlay of clouds:

Lover's Leap
followed by a crossword puzzle with solution:
	                              J
	            R I C K Y         U
	                L             L
	        J   G   Y             I
	        O   A   D   B A R B I E
	      I S O L D E   L         T
	    D   E   A     J O H N N Y
	C L E O P A T R A   N     A
	    L   H   E       D     N
	    I   I   A D O N I S   C
	A L L E N           E     Y
	    A   E V E
	    H

Big Pig Jig

Six word array puzzles with solutions

	P I G
	A C E
	W E T

	H O G
	O R E
	E E L

	S O W
	T W O
	Y E N

	S P A S
	P O R K
	A S E A
	T H A T

	C H A P
	H A R E
	O V E N
	P E A S

	S P O R T
	W   V   E
	I D I O M	(difficult!)
	N   N   P
	E V E N T


INDIANA

Dr. Ted's Musical Marvels

A 6 x 8 rebus jigsaw puzzle with solution

Dr. Ted
The rebus solution is
	 MUSIC HAS CHARMS TO
	SOOTHE A SAVAGE BREAST
but that should be "hath".

Hulman 100 Auto Race

A polyominoes puzzle with solution:

Auto Race

Place the pieces in the purple rectangle at the bottom.


LOUISIANA

Possums Unlimited Festival

A Simon Says puzzle on a 2 x 7 grid:

2X7

followed by a letter layering puzzle with solution

	You're just playing possum!
	2 3 4 1 6 5

Fort Humbug

A sequence of anagrammed epithets:

	RATS HECK DARN EGAD
	DANG  DRAT   SHOOT
	BLAST JEEZE HOGWASH
	FUDGE SHUCKS CRIPES

	PHOOEY HUMBUG HOOEY
	BALONEY POPPYCOCK
	RUBBISH  DADBLAMED
	NONSENSE DADBURNED

	GADZOOKS   GOLDARNED
	DOGGONED  BALDERDASH
	TOMMYROT  HORSEPUCKY
	JEEPERS FIDDLESTICKS


MINNESOTA

Trout-O-Rama

A crossword puzzle of rhyming words:

	                    L         S
	                    O   S     P
	              D R O U G H T   R
	                O   T   O     O
	          G R O U T     U     U
	          O     T   F   T O U T
	K   S P O U T   E   L     U
	R   N     T       D O U B T
	A B O U T       P   U   O
	U   U       C L O U T   U
	T   T           U       T
	        T R O U T

Mixed Bonspiel

A 5 x 10 jigsaw puzzle with an animated foreground:

Bonspiel

MISSISSIPPI

Connelly's Tavern

Two cryptogram puzzles with solutions:

	    RULES

	 NO MORE THAN
	 FIVE PER BED

	 NO BOOTS TO
	BE WORN IN BED
	ORGAN GRINDERS

	  SLEEP IN
	  WAREHOUSE


	   MORE RULES

	    NO DOGS
	    ALLOWED
	   UPSTAIRS
	NO BEER ALLOWED
	   IN KITCHEN
	    NO RAZOR
	    GRINDERS
	   OR TINKERS
	    TAKEN IN

Longwood Plantation

A 6 x 9 jigsaw puzzle with solution:

Longwood
followed by a letter layering puzzle with solution
	MOORISH, EGYPTIAN, BYZANTINE...
	4 3 5 2 6 1
and a word masking puzzle with solution
	B i z a r r e
	O X X O O X X O X O


NORTH CAROLINA

Stone House

A 7 x 7 rebus jigsaw puzzle with solution

Stone House
The rebus solution is
	PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN
	STONE HOUSES SHOULD
	 NOT THROW GLASSES

Tweetzie Railroad

A word camouflage puzzle of railroad terms:

	........ D EPOT....	.....FLA T CAR.....
	...SIGNA L ........	.......C A RGO.....
	...REDCA P.........	......BO X CAR.....
	......BA G GAGE....	.....TIC K ET......
	........ W HISTLE..	....DERA I L.......
	.......P U LLMAN...	...TWEET Z IE......
	........ B OILER...	......LI M ITED....
	....CABO O SE......	......HE R BY......
	....PIGG Y BACK....	.....COW C ATCHER..
	....HOPP E R.......	........ V IADUCT..
	........ H OBOES...	......IN J ECTOR...
	.....MAI N LINE....	.......A Q UEDUCT..
	........ F LAGMAN..	...EXPRE S S.......


OHIO

Sea World

A word search puzzle with 28 items that might be found in the sea:

	Row  Column  Direction  Name

	 1      6        R      STARFISH
	 2      1        R      ATLANTIS
	 4     11        R      TSUNAMI
	 9     10        R      OYSTER
	10      9        R      SPONGE
	11      1        R      PLANKTON
	11     11        R      SEAHORSE
	13      2        R      SUBMARINE
	14     13        R      SHRIMP
	15      2        R      SALMON
	16      3        R      WHELK
	17      7        R      MANATEE
	 8      1        D      TORPEDO
	 7      3        D      CRAB
	 1     10        D      FROGMEN
	13     12        D      WHALE
	 4     16        D      MERMAN
	 1     17        D      SQUID
	 4     18        D      HADDOCK
	 6     19        D      SAILFISH
	 8      2        UR     OCTOPUS
	14      2        UR     SUNKENTREASURE
	 1      2        LR     CLAM
	 2      1        LR     ABALONE
	 2      5        LR     NEPTUNE
	 2      6        LR     TUNA
	 4      6        LR     PEARLYNAUTILUS
	 6     14        LR     SHARK

Return of Buzzards to Hinckley

A cryptogram puzzle with solution:

	BUZZARD BUZZARD
	  IN THE TREE

	I HATE THE WAY
	  YOU STARE AT ME

	I WISH YOU GOOD
	  I WISH YOU WELL

	I WISH YOUD FLY
	  STRAIGHT TO
followed by the word masking punchline
	I O W A
	O X X O X O X O X O


SOUTH DAKOTA

Buffalo Herd Tours

A punctuated letter drop puzzle with solution

	WHAT SIGNIFICANT EVENT CAUSED
	 THE LEAD BUFFALO TO START A
	STAMPEDE? HE THOUGHT HE HEARD
	 A DISCOURAGING WORD!

Dinobration

A maze with imbedded anagram puzzles:

	D R D L D3 R U R D R U4 R D4 R U5
	SPIDER
	U L2 U R U3 R U R U
	TURTLE
	U R D2 L D L D2 R U R U R U R2 U L2 U R4
	CROCODILE
	R2 D3 L2 D R D2 R2 U R U R D2 L D L2 D3 L2 D R3 U3
	COCKROACH
	U R3 D2 R U7
	DINOSAUR
	U4 R D2 R U2 R3 D L2 D R D R D L2 D R D
	PALEONTOLOGIST
	D R


TEXAS

"Old Rip" the Horned Frog

A limerick in the form of a cryptogram puzzle:

	THERE WAS A HORNED
	  FROG NAMED RIP

	WHO WENT ON A
	  VERY LONG TRIP
followed by a polyominoes puzzle:

Old Rip

and a letter layering puzzle:

	By using my tongue for a grip!
	5 2 1 4 3 6

Cactusland

A maze puzzle with solution:

	U L D R U L U2 R2 D R2 U2 R


VIRGINIA

Great Peanut Tour

A maze puzzle with solution:

	R14 D2 L3 D4 L9 U3 R3 D2 R3 U4 L8

Kaleidoscope Festival

A 6 x 9 jigsaw puzzle with solution

Kaleidoscope

WEST VIRGINIA

Big Ugly Lake

A letter matching puzzle with a broken word. Solution:

	IT IS BETTER TO BE BEAUT
	IFUL THAN TO BE GOOD BUT
	 IT IS BETTER TO BE GOOD
	 THAN TO BE UGLY

	       Oscar Wilde

Paw Paw Tunnel

A maze with only nearby walls visible. Starting from the upper-left corner, the solution is:

	D2 R U2 R D7 L2 D2 R2 D L2 D R D R U R3 D2 R2 U R U R
	U R U R3 D4 R U3 R D R U10 L D8 L U L U2 L2 U R U L U
	R2 U3 R5 D2 R D L D3 R2 U L U R U2 R3 D5 L3 D R D4 R D R


WISCONSIN

Great Wall of China

A 5 x 10 jigsaw puzzle with solution

Great Wall
followed by 29 anagram puzzles:
	FALL  JOLT  DROP  BUMP  JERK
	RUIN  BASH  CRUSH  SPLAT  BREAK
	DITCH  CRASH  SHAKE  SMASH  QUAKE
	BURST  KNOCK  CRACK  FLING  EXPEL
	THROW  PITCH  DERAIL  FUMBLE  PLUNGE
	RATTLE  TUMBLE  JOSTLE  CAREEN

Death's Door

A tough crossword puzzle with solution

	    P E R I S H
	    A         O     C         G H O S T
	    S U C C U M B   O       S       K
	    S         I     R     S U T T E E
	          L   C     P       I       L     E
	  P E R N I C I O U S   D E C E A S E     X
	    X     F   D     E       I       T     P
	    T     E   E       M U R D E R   O     I
	  D E A D L Y         O     E       N     R
	    R     E   H       R                   E
            M A N S L A U G H T E R       E N D E D
	    I     S   R       A       C       E
	    N         A       L E T H A L     M
	D E A T H     K               D       I
	I   T         I             C A R C A S S
	E   E     C A R N A G E       V       E
	D             I               E
	                              R E M A I N S


WYOMING

Mud Volcano

A letter drop puzzle with solution

	PIGS WELCOME: ALL OTHER PETS
	MUST REMAIN IN YOUR VEHICLE
	NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR STAINS
	SPOTS OR SPLASHES ON CLOTHES

Devil's Tower

A 7 x 8 jigsaw puzzle with solution

Devil's Tower


FLORIDA

Sponge-O-Rama

A 7 x 8 rebus jigsaw puzzle with solution

Sponge
The rebus solution is
	WHAT IS FULL OF HOLES
	 AND YET HOLDS WATER

Snake-A-Torium

A sequence of anagrams of the more obscure types of snake:

	CORAL MAMBA
	BANDY BANDY
	TIGER COBRA
	GABOON VIPER

	RATTLER ANACONDA
	RIVER JACK
	DEATH ADDER
	TWO HEADED

	ROAD GUARDER
	YELLOW FACED WHIP
	BANDED KRAIT
	COTTONMOUTH MOCCASIN

	BUSHMASTER
	PURPLE GLOSSED
	COPPERHEAD HERALD
	KEELBACK

	PARADISE TREE
	CENTIPEDE EATER
	CARPET VIPER
	BOOMSLANG MAMUSHI  (really obscure!)
followed by a cryptogram puzzle with solution
	  SNAKE-A-TORIUM
	MEMORIAL DEDICATED
	  TO THOSE BRAVE
	TOURISTS WHO TRIED
	  THEIR HAND AT
	  MILKING SNAKES


IDAHO

Balanced Rock

A sequence of anagrammed spell-alike words, with letters mixed between words:

	  TOP SPOT

	    OTTO
	  ORE HERO
	SLATE METALS

	 YREKA BAKERY	  (difficult!)
	 REGAL LAGER

	 RED ICE CIDER
	   GIFT FIG
	  SNACK CANS
followed by word array puzzles having solutions
	L O B
	O R E
	P E T

	A T E
	C O W
	E R E

	R O C K
	I R O N
	P A R E
	S T E W

	S T A N D S
	T A B O O
	A B E D
	N O D
	D O
	S

	          C
	        T O
	      R A G
	    R U L E
	  T A L O N
	C O G E N T

	      H
	    T U T
	  T I M I D
	H U M D R U M
	  T I R E D
	    D U D
	      M

River of No Return

A sequence of three mazes, each leading to the next:

	R U L2 U R U L4 D L U2 R3 U2 R D2 R U3 L3 D2 L3 D
	L2 D R2 D2 R D L D2 R D2 L U L U L D2 R D R D R U
	R D R U3 R2 U R U R2 D R U3 R U3 R D3 R2 U2 R D2 R
	U R2 U R D2 R D2 L2 D R2 D3 L2 U R U L2 U L2 U L U L3

	U R3 U2 L3 U L D5 L3 D2 L3 U L6 U2 L U3 R U2 L U2 R D

	U L D4 R U2 R U2 R D2 R D3 R U2 R D2 R U R D2 R3
	D R2 U R3 D4 R U R U R3 D R D L D3 R2 U L U R U3 L
followed by an anagram with letters mixed between words:
	ESCAPE ROUTE


MARYLAND

Accident City

A hangman game with solutions

	OPPS
	MISHAP
	SETBACK
	ACCIDENT
	CALAMITY
	DEBACLE
	CATACLYSM
	CATASTROPHE
	SORRY

Sowsbury 500 Pig Races

A polyominoes puzzle having only L-shaped pieces. Solution:

Sowsbury


MICHIGAN

Red Flannel Factory

A word search for 34 items of underwear:

	Row  Column  Direction  Name

	 1      8        R      LONGJOHNS
	 2     13        R      CRINOLINE
	 3     23        R      NYLONS
	 4      1        R      DRAWERS
	 4      9        R      BUSTLE
	 5      9        R      PANTIES
	 6      1        R      DICKEY
	 8      3        R      LOINCLOTH
	16     15        R      BOXERSHORTS
	17      7        R      MONEYBELT
	18     23        R      GIRDLE
	19      7        R      BULLETPROOFVEST
	20     11        R      SUPPORTER
	 7      1        D      SHOULDERPADS
	14      2        D      BRIEFS
	10      5        D      BLOOMERS
	 8      7        D      CHEMISE
	 9     18        D      STEPINS
	 5     19        D      LINGERIE
	 2     23        D      UNDERPANTS
	 7     25        D      FLANNELS
	 5     26        D      SKIVIES
	14     28        D      GARTERS
	 5      1        UR     TRUSS
	14      9        UR     UNMENTIONABLES
	17     12        UR     BRASSIERE
	18      3        UR     CORSET
	18      8        UR     UNIONSUIT
	18     22        UR     GSTRING
	19     17        UR     FALSIES
	 4      7        LR     SLIP
	 4     10        LR     UNDIES
	 4     12        LR     TIGHTS
	 9     21        LR     HOSE

Kitch-Iti-Kipi

A 3 x 9 jigsaw puzzle with solution

Kitch-Iti-Kipi
followed by a cryptogram puzzle with solution
	VISITORS WILL THRILL AT
	THE VIEW OF LARGE BROWN
	TROUT STRANGE FORMATIONS
	AND THE SIGHT OF
and a polyominoes puzzle with solution

Polyominoes


MONTANA

Territorial Prison

The real hangman game with solutions

	CROOK
	FELON
	CONVICT
	INMATE
	JAILBIRD
	CRIMINAL
	PRISONER
	OFFENDER
	SCOFFLAW

Last Chance Gulch

A maze with pitfalls. Solution:

	D L U2 L D4 L U4 L D2 L D2 L U2 L
	U L U3 L2 U2
	U R U R D2 R2 U2 R D R U
	R D L2 U3 L U L D4 R U2
	U R D2 L2 U4 L2 D R
	R D L D R D L D R D L D R D4 L U2 L U
	U R D R U R D


NEW MEXICO

Blue Hole

A 3 x 9 jigsaw puzzle with solution

Blue Hole
followed by a cryptogram puzzle with solution
	    EXCUSE ME,
	DID I SAY "WATER?"
	  I MEANT TO ASK
	   FOR PERRIER

Chloride

Two polyominoes puzzles:

Chloride


NORTH DAKOTA

U-R Next Barber Shop

A 6 x 7 rebus jigsaw puzzle with solution

Barber Shop
The rebus solution is
	SHAVE AND A HAIRCUT TWO BITS

Roman Meal Plant

Anagrams of Italian food:

	 ANTIPASTO

	 PROSCIUTTO
	 WITH MELON

	  CIOPPINO

	 FETTUCCINE

	GARLIC BREAD

	   PESTO

	  CHIANTI

	ZABAGLIONE

	  SODIUM
	BICARBONATE


PENNSYLVANIA

Mister Ed's Elephant Museum

A letter layering puzzle (peanuts numbered left to right):

	COULD anyone miss a life-size talking elephant?
	2 3 5 1 4

Rattlesnake Hunt & Sacking

A word table puzzle having solution

	SACK LUNCHES TO GO
	GUARANTEED SURPRISE IN EVERY ONE
Words in the following locations are used:
	Column A: Row 6
	Column B: Rows 3,6,12
	Column C: Row 14
	Column D: Rows 8,9
	Column E: Rows 1,12


SOUTH CAROLINA

Grand American Coon Hunt

A word search for 33 animals:

	Row  Column  Direction  Name

	 1      5        R      MARMOSET
	 1     13        R      ARMADILLO
	 2      3        R      MONGOOSE
	 2     21        R      MANDRILL
	 4      1        R      SLOTH
	 4     11        R      PECCARY
	 5      4        R      HEDGEHOG
	 7     13        R      WEASEL
	 8      4        R      BEAVER
	 9     10        R      IBEX
	13      2        R      BISON
	 2      1        D      MUSKRAT
	 4      2        D      LEMUR
	 1      8        D      MOOSE
	11     12        D      SHREW
	 3     15        D      PANDA
	11     15        D      RODENT
	 4     21        D      SKINK
	 6     23        D      TERRAPIN
	 7     24        D      BASILISK
	 2     26        D      IGUANA
	 8     27        D      CASSOWARY
	 6      9        UR     GOPHER
	12      2        UR     WOMBAT
	12     17        UR     MEERKAT
	13     21        UR     TAPIR
	16      1        UR     OPOSSUM
	16     12        UR     BANDICOOT
	 1     15        LR     MOUFLON
	 2      2        LR     ANTEATER
	 3     24        LR     KOALA
	 5      9        LR     HYRAX
	 6     14        LR     RACOON

Balloon Boogie

A 5 x 10 jigsaw puzzle with an animated foreground:

Balloons

UTAH

Old Ephraim's Grave

A poetic cryptogram puzzle:

	OLD EPHRAIM WAS A
	  GREAT BIG BEAR
	IT TOOK TEN YEARS
	  TO SHOOT HIM
	HERE HE LIES AT
	  REST AT LAST
	THIS MONUMENT
	  SHOULD SUIT HIM

Dugway Proving Grounds

A 6 x 9 jigsaw puzzle with solution

Dugway
followed by a cryptogram puzzle with solution
	 A US ARMY INSTALLATION
	  COVERING NEARLY NINE
	 HUNDRED THOUSAND ACRES
	     OF UTAH DESERT

	USED FOR TESTING CHEMICAL
	  AND TACTICAL WARFARE
This one's especially hard because of the unpunctuated second word. The cryptogram is followed by a letter layering puzzle with solution
	Visitors not allowed.
	4 1 3 5 7 2 6 8


ARIZONA

Hall of Flame

A word camouflage puzzle of heat-related terms:

	........ J ALAPENO.	.....ASH E S.......
	......AR S ON......	........ B URNED...
	.......R O AST.....	...SULTR Y ........
	.....SMO L DER.....	...CREMA T E.......
	.......E X TINGUISH	.......S P ARK.....
	.......M A TCH.....	....SCAL D ........
	.......S M OKE.....	........ V OLCANIC.
	......IN G LE......	........ H EATED...
	.....BLA Z E.......	.......S W ELTER...
	.....IGN I TE......	.......S Q UIB.....
	.....SCO R CH......	.......F U SION....
	........ C INDER...	......TI N DER.....
	........ K INDLE...	........ F LAME....

Tombstone

A letter drop puzzle with solution

	HERE LIES THE BODY
	OF JONATHAN GROUND
	WHO WAS LOST AT SEA
	AND NEVER FOUND
followed by a tourist attraction description with a minor typo (Tuscon).


DELAWARE

Hall of Records

A 6 x 9 jigsaw puzzle with solution

Records
followed by a word wheel puzzle with solutions
	ND		AT		TH
	CONDOR		FLATLY		UNTHAW
	GENDER		LOATHE		LETHAL
	LANDAU		CHATTY		METHOD

	MP		MB		FO
	POMPON		WOMBAT		OXFORD
	COMPEL		TOMBOY		BEFORE
	ARMPIT		HUMBUG		UNFOLD

Muskrat Skinning Shack

A hangman game with solutions

	OX
	FOX
	LYNX
	DOGMA
	BEDBUG
	VARMINT
	AARDWOLF


NEVADA

Town Christmas Tree

A word search for 25 Christmas symbols:

	Row  Column  Direction  Name

	 1      1        R      SEASONSGREETINGS
	 2      5        R      GOODCHEER
	 3      8        R      FROSTY
	 4      9        R      FRUITCAKE
	 6      9        R      PRESENTS
	 7      4        R      SCROOGE
	10      6        R      WASSAIL
	16      9        R      NUTCRACKERSUITE
	18      8        R      COMETANDCUPID
	 1      1        D      SANTACLAUS
	 3      3        D      EGGNOG
	 3     12        D      TINSEL
	 1     25        D      HOLIDAY
	10      4        UR     CAROLERS
	11     19        UR     YULETIDE
	14     14        UR     RUDOLPH
	15      9        UR     MISTLETOE
	16      7        UR     FAMILYGATHERINGS
	18     16        UR     CHRISTMASCARD
	 1     16        LR     SLEIGHRIDE
	 1     18        LR     ORNAMENTS
	 2      2        LR     PEACEONEARTH
	 5     18        LR     RIBBON
	 7     15        LR     HOLLY
	 8     13        LR     CANDLES
followed by eleven polyominoes puzzles spelling out NOEL JOY YULE:

NOEL

JOY

YULE

Gateway to Death Valley

A 7 x 10 jigsaw puzzle with solution

Gateway
If this puzzle appears to be finished but the game does not proceed, try swapping identical grey squares along the right edge of the puzzle.

The jigsaw is followed by a word table puzzle having solution

	THIS IS YOUR LAST CHANCE FOR A LAST CHANCE
Words in the following locations are used:
	Column A: Rows 1,6
	Column B: Rows 8,14
	Column C: Rows 6,8
	Column D: Rows 2,9
	Column E: Row 6


NEW JERSEY

Lucy the Margate Elephant

A 6 x 7 jigsaw puzzle with solution

Lucy

Wild West City

A word search for 29 symbols of the Old Wild West:

	Row  Column  Direction  Name

	 1     10        R      SMOKESIGNAL
	 2      3        R6D    PROSPECTOR
	 2     19        R      PALEFACE
	 3     12        R      VARMINT
	 3     22        R      RAWHIDE
	 6      2        R4D    CATTLEDRIVE
	 6     17        R      TENGALLONHAT
	 8     14        R      OUTLAW
	19     12        R      WELLSFARGO
	20      1        R      SHADYLADY
	13      1        D6R    MUSTANGRANCH
	 7      3        D      SADDLESORE
	 1      4        D      GRUBSTAKE
	10     12        D3R    DOGGIES
	15     19        D4R    WATERHOLE
	12     22        D      BUFFALO
	14     23        D      RUSTLER
	 3     24        D7R    WAGONTRAIN
	 9     13        UR     COWBOY
	11      6        UR     BOOTHILL
	12     13        UR     GUNSLINGER
	15      5        UR     RODEO
	19      9        UR     POSSE
	 9      6        LR     PONYEXPRESS
	 9     14        LR     ANTELOPE
	 9     16        LR     SHERIFF
	11      5        LR     INDIANS
	11     22        LR     TINSTAR
	13      4        LR     SALOON
followed by a word search for 27 symbols of the New Wild West:
	Row  Column  Direction  Name

	 1     11        R9D    MUSTANGRANCH
	 1     22        R4D    FEDERALEXPRESS
	 2      2        R      BOUTIQUE
	 4     10        R      MALLS
	 7     13        R      RAPIDTRANSIT
	13      8        R4D    SKATEBOARD
	15     24        R5D    COMMUTERS
	18     16        R      WELLSFARGO
	19      1        R      TRENDYBARS
	20     15        R      HUSTLER
	 9      2        D      JAMMERS
	 7      4        D      GANGS
	10      5        D8R    STREETWALKER
	 3     12        D      ULCERS
	 5     19        D5R    FORESTLAWN
	 2     22        D      MOVIESTAR
	 2     27        D      CARPHONE
	 7      7        UR     BEAMERS
	12     10        UR     THEMEPARK
	17     10        UR     RODEODRIVE
	18     15        UR     BIKINIS
	19     12        UR     TRAFFIC
	20      1        UR     FREEWAYS
	 1      2        LR     CONVERTIBLES
	 2      2        LR     BEACHBUM
	 8     15        LR     SWIMMINGPOOL
	 9     19        LR     SURFER


NEW YORK

Oztown, U.S.A.

A maze with hidden walls and doors. Solution:

	D R U2 L2 D3 R3 U3 R D3 R2 U2 R U R4 U R3 D2 R3 U2 R D
	R3 D R D4 L2 D2 L D2 L U2 L2 D R D3 L U2 L D L5 U R2 U R U
	L2 D L U3 L D2 L D3 L2 U L2 D R D R D R12 U R D R U4 R U2 R

The Catskills

A 6 x 9 jigsaw puzzle with an animated foreground:

Catskills
followed by 16 anagram puzzles:
	  MEOW SHED
	 FIGHT SKULK
	SCRATCH PROWL
	  ROLL OVER
	 CATCH MICE
	 HOUSE FLEAS

	  CHASE DOGS
	 SCORN PEOPLE
	 HAVE KITTENS
	CLIMB CURTAINS
	SHRED FURNITURE
	USE KITTY LITTER
	VOMIT FUR BALLS


OREGON

Zigzag

A maze puzzle with solution:

	R U3 R2 D3 R2 U3 R2 D3 R2 U3 R2 D3 R2 U3 R2
	D8 L2 U3 L2 D3 L2 U3 L2 D3 L2 U3 L2 D3 L2 U3 L

The Oregon Vortex

A word table puzzle having solution

	NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR LOST STOLEN
	OR VACUUMED ARTICLES OR PEOPLE
Words in the following locations are used:
	Column A: Rows 5,12
	Column B: Rows 2,6
	Column C: Row 15
	Column D: Rows 5,12
	Column E: Rows 1,3,9


RHODE ISLAND

Cliff Walk

A letter layering puzzle with solution

	CAUTION: Potentially dangerous in places.
	1 3 5 6 7 4 2

Green Animals Topiary Gardens

A 7 x 9 animated jigsaw puzzle with solution

Topiary

WASHINGTON

Big Bottom Blast

A Simon Says puzzle on a 3 x 4 grid:

3X4

Turkey Walk-Off

A 6 x 9 animated jigsaw puzzle with a time limit. Try to complete the puzzle before the turkeys disappear, or you'll be left with just the background:

Background
There are three turkeys in the foreground:
Foreground

The jigsaw is followed by a letter layering puzzle with solution

	Keep Washington Green
	5 7 4 8 6 2 1 3


ALASKA

Iceworm Festival

A maze puzzle with solution:

	R2 D2 R2 U3 R2 D4 L2 D2 R D R2 U3 R U3

Earthquake Park

A 6 x 6 jigsaw puzzle with solution

Before
followed by a 6 x 7 puzzle with solution
After

CALIFORNIA

Shakespeare at Cheese Factory

A pair of letter drop puzzles with solutions

	EYE OF NEWT AND TOE OF FROG
	WOOL OF BAT AND TONGUE OF DOG
	TAIL OF CAT AND WINGS OF BEES
	ALL TO MAKE OUR FAMOUS CHEESE

	TO BRIE OR NOT TO BRIE THAT IS
	 THE QUESTION WHETHER SAPSAGO
	AND BLEU OR ROMANO FOR YOU OR
	JACK AND COLBY OR SARDO FOR ME

Drive-Thru Tree

A maze with pitfalls. Solution:

	R L R U L D R L D R L2 D2


CONNECTICUT

Gurleyville Grist Mill

Three crossword puzzles with solutions:

	A N T I P A S T O
	      E A R T H Q U A K E
	  S H A K E S P E A R E
	      M I N N O W
	        G O O B E R

	          M I N T
	      A N A R C H Y
	        M O X I E
	      B U Z Z A R D
	        K E G L E R

	        B A Y O U
	  A C C I D E N T
	            T O R I U M
Vertical crossings in these puzzles spell out ARE WE THERE YET

United House Wrecking Company

Anagrams of construction terms:

	ROOF  DOORS  WOOD  GLASS STAIRS
	WALLS  FLOOR  BRICKS  MORTAR  BOARDS
	STUDS  ATTIC  CELLAR  CEILING  RAILING
	WINDOWS  FIREPLACE  ATRIUM  DORMER  GABLE
	EAVES  CUPOLA  STUCCO  SHUTTER  ROTUNDA
	PARAPET  CORNICE  MOLDING  PLINTH  SHINGLES
followed by a punctuated cryptogram puzzle with solution
	      HEY MACK!
	  GOT A WISEGUY HERE
	WHO SAYS WE'RE SUPPOSED
	  TO BE ON SYCAMORE
	  STREET, NOT AVENUE!


MASSACHUSETTS

Walden Pond

A punctuated letter drop puzzle with a broken word. Solution:

	PONDER THIS: "WHILE MEN
	BELIEVE IN THE INFINITE
	SOME PONDS WILL BE THOU
	GHT TO BE BOTTOMLESS"

	Henry David Thoreau

Paper House

A hangman game with solutions

	ARCHITECT
	CONTRACTER
	BUILDER
	CARPENTER
	FRAMER
	GLAZIER
	PLUMBER
	ELECTRICIAN
	GARDENER
	INSPECTOR
	OCCUPANT


VERMONT

Maple Museum

A word camouflage puzzle of types of trees:

	.....LAR C H.......	.....MAP L E.......
	......CE D AR......	......HA Z EL......
	.......S P RUCE....	.......C A TALPA...
	......SE Q UOIA....	.......T U PELO....
	...CYPRE S S.......	..MANGRO V E.......
	........ J UNIPER..	......SA G UARO....
	.....GIN K GO......	....BUCK E YE......
	...PALME T TO......	...SASSA F RAS.....
	........ Y UCCA....	......PA W PAW.....
	.......H I CKORY...	........ H ORNBEAM.
	...CORKW O OD......	...POSSU M HAW.....
	........ B IRCH....	..SYCAMO R E.......
	......BO X ELDER...	.....MAG N OLIA....

Blanche and Bill's Pancake House

Word array puzzles having solutions

	B A T
	O N E
	A Y E

	S T Y
	A W E
	D O T

	    T
	  T H E
	T H R E E
	  E E L
	    E

	  F A T
	F O U R
	A U R A
	T R A P

	        S
	      F L Y
	    L I E
	  F I V E
	S L E E K
	  Y

	U S E
	S I R
	A X E

	A I S L E
	I   E   N
	S E V E N
	L   E   U
	E N N U I
followed by an anagram with letters mixed between words:
	EIGHT IS ENOUGH
Blanche and Bill's Pancake House is the only state puzzle that does not produce a second token for the Final Puzzle.


HAWAII

Pineapple Plant

Two polyominoes puzzles:

Pineapples

Luau

A word search for 26 things found at a $2 luau:

	Row  Column  Direction  Name

	 1      8        R      HONEYCREEPER
	 4      2        R      PINEAPPLETIDBITS
	 7     11        R6D    TOURGROUP
	11      3        R8D    OBNOXIOUSDRUNKS
	11     19        R10D   THUNDERLIZARD
	12     20        R8D    VOLCANICERUPTION
	14      4        R5D    SALTWATER
	16     16        R7D    PAPERPLATES
	18      7        R      GRASSSKIRT
	19      2        R      BEACHTOWEL
	 2      1        D      PTOMAINEPOISONING
	 4      2        D6R    PALMTREES
	15      4        D6R    WETBATHINGSUIT
	13     12        D      ANTS
	13     14        D7R    HAWAIIANPUNCH
	 1     17        D5R    PLASTICLEI
	 8     23        D      SANDCRABS
	 2     28        D      OCEANVIEW
	 7     17        UR     COCONUT
	12      9        UR     SUNBURN
	12     17        UR     COCKROACH
	16     15        UR     PORKCHOPS
	 1     20        LR     CHARCOAL
	 3      4        LR     GECKO
	 4      7        LR     PORTABLEBARBECUE
	13     19        LR     UKULELE
followed by a hidden-sentence puzzle with solution
	FIFTEEN MINUTES ON A WALKMAN LISTENING
	TO DON HO SING HAWAIIAN WEDDING SONG

Luau


NEW HAMPSHIRE

The Flume

A word camouflage puzzle of types of holes:

	......AB Y SS......	.......S P ACE.....
	....CANY O N.......	.....CRE V ICE.....
	......CL E FT......	........ B REACH...
	........ D EPTH....	...CREVA S SE......
	....FISS U RE......	.....CLE A VAGE....
	.....GOR G E.......	.....FLU M E.......
	.....GUL C H*......	....FRAC T URE.....
	.....RAV I NE......	.......E X CAVATION
	.......C H ASM.....	.....CIR Q UE......
	...OPENI N G.......	......BE Z EL......
	.....APE R TURE....	......SP L IT......
	.....ORI F ICE.....	.......F J ORD.....
	......YA W NING....	....CRAC K ........

Ponemah Bog

A letter matching puzzle with solution:

	FEAR HAS MANY EYES AND CAN
	  SEE THINGS UNDERGROUND
	CERVANTES FROM DON QUIXOTE


MAINE

Holy Mackerel Tournament

Anagrams of fish:

	PIKE  TUNA  SOLE  HAKE

	TROUT  PERCH  SHARK  SMELT  GUPPY

	SALMON  MINNOW  MARLIN  BELUGA

	HERRING  SARDINE  ANCHOVY  GRUNION
	CRAPPIE  GROUPER  DOLPHIN  HADDOCK  PIRANHA

	STURGEON  PICKEREL  FLOUNDER  STINGRAY  MACKEREL

Moxie Festival

Just in case you hadn't had enough word search puzzles, this one's for sixty occurrences of the word "MOXIE". No words turn corners, but some may run backwards. There are actually 63 that can be found:

	Row  Column  Direction(s)

	 1      1       R,LR
	 3      1       R
	 5      1       UR
	 6      1       UR
	10      1       D
	14      2       R
	 7      3       R,LR
	 9      3       LR
	10      3       R,LR
	11      3       UR
	13      3       R
	 8      5       L
	15      5       R
	 6      6       L
	11      6       LR
	 2      7       D
	 4      8       LR
	 5      8       R
	 4      9       R,D
	10      9       LR
	12      9       R,UR
	 8     10       LR
	 9     10       L
	 1     11       R,L
	 2     11       D
	11     11       L
	 3     12       L
	14     12       L
	 7     14       L
	 8     14       D
	 5     15       D
	10     15       D
	 1     16       LR
	 2     16       R,LR,L
	 3     16       LR
	 4     16       R,LR
	 5     16       R,UR
	 6     16       UR,LR,L
	 7     16       R
	 8     16       UR
	 9     16       R
	10     16       UR
	11     17       R,LR
	15     17       R,UR,L
	19     19       L
	 3     21       D
	13     21       L
	 4     22       D
This ordeal is followed by a word masking puzzle with solution
	P L U C K
	O X O O X O X X O X


Final Puzzle

The final puzzle shows 99 tokens representing souvenirs collected on the Mallards' vacation:

Tokens

Turn these over to disclose a final animated 9 x 11 jigsaw puzzle with solution

Final Puzzle

The bedraggled family returns home:

Endgame

and the game is over.


Car Games

Car games are optional activities not required to complete the game. The first (under the T pull-down menu) is the childhood classic Lines and Boxes, a two-player game the object of which is to form more squares than your computer opponent. The second car game (under the R pull-down menu) is the familiar Concentration type game in which the goal is to remove pairs of matching symbols. Slowing down the game may produce a more enjoyable play.

The third car game (under the A pull-down menu) is 33-hole Peg Solitaire. With the positional notation

	   A  B  C  D  E  F  G
	1        +  +  +
	2        +  +  +
	3  +  +  +  +  +  +  +
	4  +  +  +     +  +  +
	5  +  +  +  +  +  +  +
	6        +  +  +
	7        +  +  +
a solution by Peel (1890) is:
	D6  D4
	D3  D5
	F4  D4  D6
	F5  D5
	E7  E5
	E2  E4  E6
	G3  E3
	B3  D3  F3
	C1  C3
	C4  C2
	C6  C4
	A5  C5
	D5  B5
	A3  A5  C5
	C7  E7  E5
	E1  C1  C3
	G5  G3  E3
	C4  C6  E6  E4  E2  C2  C4
	B4  D4
The last car game (under the V pull-down menu) is 4 x 4 Tic-Tac-Toe. Your computer opponent plays randomly and may try to block obvious moves, but if you go first it is sometimes possible to win by playing the following sequence:

Tic-Tac-Toe


Bonus Puzzles/Credits

Under the E pull-down menu is a sequence of 6 x 9 jigsaw puzzles showing the credits of the game:

Credit
Credit
Credit
Credit
Credit

Re-selecting the Bonus Puzzles menu item randomly cycles between these jigsaws.


Photo Gallery

Photos of the Mallard family vacation randomly appearing throughout the game:

Photo
Photo
Photo
Photo
Photo
Photo
Photo
Photo
Photo
Photo

Table of Contents

Home


Copyright © 1999 Balmoral Software (http://www.balmoralsoftware.com). Portions copyright © 1991 Electronic Arts. All rights reserved. Republication, redistribution or conversion is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Balmoral Software. Contents subject to change! For the latest information, see http://www.balmoralsoftware.com.