Playing an online game I came across a small puzzle (a mini-game in game). The game is about getting jewels in a row - a player needs to get 5 in a row / column or a 5-square-diagonal. Let me show you a screenshot:
So, there's a square 5x5 on which you place 6 types of jewels (4 of each). Then a random jewel is drawn (14 times) and a player marks a chosen one on a board. The goal is to get the most draughts. The center square is neutral and can be used as any jewel.
And here come my questions:
- Is there any difference in placing jewels?
- If answer for 1 is yes, then how should one place them strategically?
EDIT I have found a video on YouTube showing a player playing this mini-game. I think it'll clarify. (from 10s to 1min15sec) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4g7RK3B8uT4#t=10s