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Reading 2424 in Japanese

Celebrating twenty-four! The answer is numerical. Hint: Ambiguous Hint:
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How do I win a strange game?

There's a phrase I need to remember, in order to be successful here. In 1983, an important date, the SG-1000 was released by a company. If you can name that company, you're getting warm. In fact, the ...
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Mario's Super Picross - Stage Mario 9-K

I'm playing through Mario's Super Picross currently and after nearly 200 puzzles this one finally has me stumped as to how it is intended to be solved. What is the next step to solving this? Notes: ...
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A missing, sunset picture

In this picture, there is one missing picture (the question mark) that represents a word/phrase. What is that word/phrase? EDIT: It has been pointed out to me that I have made a mistake in making the ...
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PSE Advent Calendar 2021 (Day 16): Poké(snow)ball battle!

This puzzle is part of the Puzzling StackExchange Advent Calendar 2021. The accepted answer to this question will be awarded a bounty worth 50 reputation.< Previous Door Next Door > Reports are ...
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It is said that the two are somehow related

What am I? Who exactly are my friends? To find out more about my friends, look at the 4s of them in the 2nd. Fun fact: Split the 4 and those are the only two ways it can be _____ in 2. My friends' 4s:...
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The Video Gamers' Double-Duty Crossword 2

See the original HERE Video games — Trivia vs Wordplay — one more time: Here are twenty crossword clues that describe twenty video games. Solve them if you'd like! Or, if you treat each clue as ...
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Between you and me

🟥🟥🟥🟥🟥 ⬛⬛ ⬜⬜⬜⬜ air pollution ⬜⬜⬜⬜ wildebeests ⬜⬜⬜⬜ bullets ⬜⬜⬜⬜ whine ⬜⬜⬜⬜ cozy Your final answer should be an appropriate image.
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Pokemon battle puzzle: Chansey vs Wobbuffet

This is a 1v1 battle between two pokemons: Chansey vs Wobbuffet. Your task is to analyze the battle and predict its outcome. Information about the battle: The battle takes place in Generation III. ...
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My Pokemon Puzzle

I had no idea how much information to give for this puzzle, so I decided to start with none! I'll add hints if enough time passes / people are looking for direction.
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Fetching Alchemist, Excavation I

This is a puzzle in the Fetching Alchemist series. It has been generated especially for Puzzling Stack Exchange. Please note that, in my opinion, imperfect solutions should be up-voted so long as they ...
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Fetching Alchemist, Grand Potion I

This is a puzzle in the Fetching Alchemist series. There's no selling in this puzzle, just one potion to brew, but with a lot of ingredients. Please note that, in my opinion, imperfect solutions ...
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Advanced Fetching Alchemist II

This is a puzzle in the Fetching Alchemist series. From now on, you complete quests at the place you start at as well. Please note that, in my opinion, imperfect solutions should be up-voted so long ...
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Advanced Fetching Alchemist I

This follows the same rules as previous Fetching Alchemist puzzles, except you choose where you start, and you may now return to your starting place after leaving it. How to Play You are looking for ...
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Fetching Alchemist IV

This is the fourth puzzle in the Fetching Alchemist series, and is another puzzle that is exclusive to Puzzling SE until solved. This one might be a little too easy for those of you who have already ...
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Fetching Alchemist III

This is the third puzzle in the Fetching Alchemist series, and I am experimenting with a new format here. This time, I won't tell you in advance what the perfect score is. The first guess may be ...
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Fetching Alchemist II

This is a puzzle from the Expert section of my game Fetching Alchemist, visually modified for presentation here. It is a variant of the Travelling Salesman problem where you are trying to complete a ...
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Fetching Alchemist I

This is a puzzle from the Expert section of my game Fetching Alchemist, visually modified for presentation here. It is a variant of the Travelling Salesman problem where you are trying to complete a ...
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What's that puzzle where multiple levers change the locks' states on one door?

I have seen this one a few times in videogames and elsewhere, but I don't remember where. You have to open one door that has several locks on it. You have a bunch of levers that when moved change the ...
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I want to play a game

I've been playing a lot of video games lately. After solving this crossword, you should know which video game I want to play next. Thanks to Deusovi for test-solving and general feedback! Across Down ...
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Chain Puzzle: Video Games #01 - Teleporting Crosswords!

This is the first Chain Puzzle in the Video Games series, in which all puzzles are themed around video games of all genres. The answer to this puzzle is a thematic word or phrase. The solver whose ...
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A High-Quality Puzzle

Taking a break from cryptic-clues/crosswords puzzles, this simple puzzle has a couple of firsts for me. Given the following songs from video games, find the name of someone who's a fan of anagrams. ...
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Ten close-ups of popular video games

Inspired by Zoom in zoom out. Hello, I put together a gallery of abstract art: Or this just displays what you would see if you were to wear binoculars in front of your X box! Find out what game does ...
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Connect Wall: "Who's that Pokémon?"

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #42: Wordless Connecting Walls Ash, on his expedition to Catch Em' All™, came across a strange new Pokémon! He pulled out his trusty Pokédex to identify this ...
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Visiting primes on a line

Recently I have been playing a great mobile game called Dicast: Rules of Chaos and it has inspired me to make this puzzle. This puzzle proceeds on an infinite number line, where each integer is ...
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Qubes: Oh, For the Love Of

TL;DR: This is a mixture between a tribute/spin-off puzzle and an attempt at a new puzzle type, greatly inspired by the notorious arcade game, Q*bert, published originally by Gottlieb Amusement Games. ...
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Monument Valley Sudoku

Another Sudoku monstrosity from the brains of Yours Truly. No rules are given, part of the challenge is trying to work out what the rules are :)
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Bicoloured 2048

I made a new puzzle game that you can play here. It is a variant of 2048 where there are tiles of two colours. You need to merge tiles of the same colour and value to increase your score. In more ...
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Super Blox - level 1.13

Here is a hard puzzle from my game. The aim is to change the color of all blue blocks (squares) to green using the following rules: You can move any block or the red ball to an adjacent empty ...
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Super Blox - level 1.7

I wrote a free puzzle game for Android phones, called Super Blox. The aim of each level is to change the colour of all blue blocks (squares) to green using the following rules: You can move any block ...
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Super Blox - level 1.8

I wrote a free puzzle game for Android phones, called Super Blox. The aim of each level is to change the colour of all blue blocks (squares) to green using the following rules: You can move any block ...
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GameDev: stuck with first puzzle design, would love resources to study from or algorithm suggestions!

First time posting here and I'm really, really hoping this is the community I've been looking for. I'm developing a game, right now I'm in the middle of designing levels as the core mechanics have ...
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Ideal number of Fruit Baskets

I've been playing some Runescape lately and while training the "Thievery" skill, I encountered a little math question I would like to figure out: The mechanics are simple: One after the ...
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Daily Life of Mr.X

18 to 21: Search around internet like a blitz. 21 to 24: Exercise, both physically and mentally. 0 to 3: Direct and amplify a searchlight. 3 to 6: Forecast about cyclones twice. 6 to 9: Watch the ...
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Who's that Simple Pokémon™?

For every alphabet (A to Z), there exists at most one corresponding Simple Pokémon™. As of Generation 8, it goes: ...
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Games Are Devillish

Wonder if anybody can get this... (This is my first puzzle with this format; apologies if I made it too easy or hard.) My prefix will scare you, My infix will restrict you, And my suffix will ...
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An unknown table

Yesterday my nerdy roommate was playing his favorite videogame. After they finished, they left me this message: IwaendnIttocatuhgehtrusoimePnsoofkéamlonph As well as this table which I tried to ...
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You just realized I am doomed

You just found a game despite the World War III, which was a game by some computer experts before the war. There went a six-limbed, not an insect. I was not blind, I sincerely swear. I ate something ...
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How we sleep. Who are we?

Our 1st member likes to sleep near fireplace. Our 2nd member likes to sleep after a drink of water. Our 3rd member likes to sleep on a steel bed. Our 4th member likes to sleep after exercising. Our ...
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Why he is so sad

My memories are only slices As my brain and nerves just blasted. My hands and feet are so cold So I'd rather wish them burnt. My vehicle just ran out of gas Yet it has 100% of the battery. My ego can'...
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An Era of Change

Despite their appearances, the following are not ways of change... at least, I hope not. Kids shows (8+?) Lizard (6+?) Missiles group (5+?) Body manipulator (4+?) Bird (3+?) ...
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A weird cipher inside video game

Recently a game named "Ode to a Moon" released.... during the gameplay there are several cipher sentences flashing on the screen. I was trying to decode them as a cryptography amateur(noob),but still ...
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What is the fewest amount of clicks needed to create a tier 5 tile?

PLEASE NOTE! A different problem that uses this same ruleset that can likely only be solved with brute force and a computer program has been posted to math.se, viewable HERE. I was unaware of the ...
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First time hit, with spinach? A little bit?

This blockbuster game was devised around the year 1980 by a person, that had never before developed a video game. Concerning the species, that makes the protagonist, the game's title is misleading. ...
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Coordinate my way to the name of the (video) game

50°47′18.0″N 0°8′31.0″E These coordinates didn't only show the way to a very special horse, they also lead to a valuable object, that was offered as a prize in a video game. What was the name of the ...
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Rage-Inducing Tupperware

A bouncy rock A bull Tail flips A leaping walrus Some angry eyes, and an angrier tail A butt mouth A pine cone A tyrannosaurus cat What do these things have in common? HINT 1: HINT ...
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Check out all these items!

Words can’t even begin to describe how clueless I am! This is all meaningless! Ugh, why does it feel like I’m in a video game or something? What? Savage rap ends Instagram! Flame the most idiotic ...
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The Video Gamers' Double-Duty Crossword

"OK, so I know that you two are always arguing about what type of crosswords to do- 'Normal crosswords are too boring!' 'Cryptics are too esoteric!!' Trivia vs wordplay, yeah, I've heard both ...
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BOOM! All Clear for Mr. T

In Tetris 99, Mr. T loves performing All Clears, which happen when a piece clears all lines in the playing field. Being a gentleman, he also tries to minimize the total damage he sends to his ...
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El Dorado Word Puzzle II: Videogame Edition

Let's keep going with the El Dorado puzzle. Same rules apply. Given a set of common words, can you figure out which videogame title they cover? All letters in the title must be covered, and letter ...
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