Ghost Puzzlers

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Ghost Puzzlers
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Description


Ghost Puzzlers is a tile-matching and strategy game that you can play in between hunts.

Sometimes during your hunt, you may encounter one of the three special ghosts, Puzzler ghost, Scribe ghost, and Codebreaker ghost. You must play and win one round of Ghost Puzzlers to be able to capture the ghost that you have attracted. Your total number of points must reach at least 2200 points for the ghost to be caught.

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Goal

The goal of Ghost Puzzlers is to clear the board of tiles as fast as possible.

Types of play

  • Casual game: You can play as many casual games as you want. Your personal high score will be counted, but not your team or worldwide high score.
  • Competitive game: At a cost of 1 token, you can play competitively and compete against the game itself, your friends (your team) and all players worldwide. If you reach certain scores of 2800 points and above, you will be given rewards.

How-to

You clear the board of tiles by eliminating matching pairs that are either next to each other or ones that can be connected by a line that is not interrupted by other tiles and that does not bend more than two times.

Incomplete boards

On rare occasions, a board cannot be completed. There are a couple of reasons for this:

  • It may have been a very difficult board with no solution yielding a cleared board;
  • It may have had only one set of actions that would allow you to clear the board and at some point you deviated from that set (chose two tiles that were matched with others in the ideal solution).

Scoring

The faster you eliminate a pair of tiles, the more points you get. The maximum you can get for one pair is 100 points.

If it takes you more than 10 seconds to eliminate a pair of tiles, you get no points.

Each time you use the "hint" function you will lose 50 points.

Special prizes

Special prizes are available at the following point levels in a competitive game:

Note: You can only win one special prize per game. This means that if you have never played before and in your first competitive game score 2901, you will receive the Biochemist Dana Hunter contract as a prize. You will need to play two more competitive games, one of which scores above 2700 to receive the ID badge, and a second in which you score above 2800 to receive the recipe.

Prize points in the first version of Ghost Puzzlers

In the first version of Ghost Puzzlers (prior to 7 October 2010), the prize points were:

  • 2650 for the ID badge;
  • 2750 &
  • 2850.
High scores

There are 4 types of high scores.

  • Personal: Your personal high score is the best score that you ever achieve and will never be deleted.
  • Team: Compare your high score against your team members. This scoreboard is updated every five minutes. Team high scores will be deleted on the 1st of each month at 12am GMT.
  • Worldwide: Compare your high score against all Ghost Puzzlers players. This scoreboard is updated every five minutes. Worldwide high scores will be deleted on the 1st of each month at 12am GMT.
  • iPhone edition: The best 100 high scores ever achieved in Ghost Puzzlers!
  • Hall of fame: The scores in the hall of fame will stay until somebody beats you!

Tokens

Tokens
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You need to use a token to pay for competitive games and tournaments.

When you first install Ghost Puzzlers, you are credited with 50 tokens.

You can divide 1 bottle of Nessy's Golden Reserve into 10 tokens at the bar.

Nessy's can be obtained through Ghost Trappers game play, or by trading with other Ghost Trappers, by donating or by completing offers. If you already play Ghost Trappers, your stock of Nessy's will be available in both games.

Gameplay on iPhone



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Goal

The goal of Ghost Puzzlers for iPhone is to clear the board of tiles as fast as possible.

Types of play

There's only one type of play on the iPhone, you can play as many casual games as you want. Your personal high score will be counted, but not your team or worldwide high score.

Scoring

The faster you eliminate a pair of tiles, the more points you get. The maximum you can get for one pair is 100 points.

If it takes you more than 10 seconds to eliminate a pair of tiles, you get no points.

Each time you use the "hint" function you will lose 50 points.

Special prizes

There're no special prizes that you can win for a score. You do however receive the contract Tracy Queen as a thank you for purchasing the iPhone application. You can download the iPhone application here.

History


  • 22 December 2009: The Ekaterina Rubikski contract and the Ghost Loris companion which had been available as prizes since the beginning of Ghost Puzzlers, were retired at the beginning of Celebration Week I.
  • 22 December 2009: The Engineer Clyde Throckmorton contract and the Mini robot companion became available as prizes in competitive games at 2850 and 2750 respectively.
  • 19 February 2010: The Ghost Puzzlers iPhone application is released.
  • 7 October 2010: Ghost Puzzlers went down in preparation for the iFrame release. All rewards except for the Ghost puzzler ID badge were made available for purchase at Bayoushi's shop only.
  • 19 October 2010: Ghost Puzzlers was re-released and the Frozen mist recipe and the Biochemist Dana Hunter contract made available as rewards. Drams have been replaced by tokens to pay for competitive games.

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