Blocks is the first puzzle mini-game unlocked when starting a new game of the Secret Society: Hidden Mystery. Blocks is a deceptively simple mini-game, the target of which is to solve a puzzle in order to move the yellow target block out of the puzzle area.
Blocks is unlocked when the player reaches level 2 in the game.
How To PlayEdit
The object of Blocks is to move the yellow target block out of the puzzle area in a set time frame.The yellow target block may only move left or right.
In addition to the yellow target block, there are two other block types in the puzzle area. Vertical brown blocks may only be moved up or down and Horizontal brown blocks may only be moved left or right.In order to move the yellow target block out of the puzzle area, players must first clear a path by rearranging the Vertical and Horizontal brown blocks.
Tools in BlocksEdit
There are two tools available to use while playing Blocks. Using a Time Machine in Blocks will add 45 seconds to the timer. Using an Explorer's Eye in Blocks will remove a random brown block from the game board.
Hints and TipsEdit
The Blocks puzzles get more and more complicated the further you advance in the game. In later levels there are often many brown blocks in the puzzle area, but this is actually an advantage. The more blocks on the game board, the fewer possible moves are available so it is easy to work out the solution through trial and error.
Often in Blocks it is necessary to move two steps back in order to move one step forward. Do not be afraid to move the yellow target block back a few spaces to free up room to move other blocks.
Every Blocks puzzle is solvable without the use of Explorer's Eyes, but they can be very useful when facing a new puzzle for the first time. Once you can solve the puzzle with one block removed you will have a better understanding of how to solve the puzzle with that block in place.
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Resource Demands and Rewards for PlayingEdit
The amount of energy required to play Blocks will increase as the level of the Puzzle is increased. The experience points and coins rewards for each win of the Puzzle will also increase to match the increase in resource demands, as will the pool of potential collection item rewards. The list of potential collection item rewards for Blocks is made up of 10 Collections:
- Banker's Treasure
- Crowns of the World
- Windows to the World
- Wild Rings
- Athlete's Equipment
- Cowboy's horse
- Cowboy's weapons
- Halloween mood
- Staff of fertility
- Colored chalk
|Level||Resource Demands||Minimum Resource Rewards||Potential Game Item Rewards Pool|
|Energy Points||Special Items||Experience Points||Coins||Combining Elements||Collection Items|
|Novice||12||N/A||50||70||Winding Key||Ancient coin; Lucky coin; Gold coin; Precious coin; Shiny coin|
+Silver Winding Key; Small Key
+Gold crown; Silver crown; Copper tiara; Bronze crown; Fur crown
+Gold Winding Key
+Picture of the sea; Picture of the desert; Picture of the forest; Picture of the mountains; Picture of the plains
+Dragon ring; Lion ring; Wolf ring; Falcon ring; Stag ring
|High Explorer||36||N/A||90||110|| |
+Soccer ball; Jersey; Athletic shoes; Whistle; Shorts
|Academician||42||N/A||100||120||Same as High Explorer|| |
+Frisky horse; Saddle; Stirrups; Bridle; Saddle bag
|Magister||48||N/A||110||130||Same as High Explorer|| |
+Leather belt; Holster; Revolver; Box of bullets; Rope for lasso
|Professor||54||N/A||120||140||Same as High Explorer|| |
+Frightened pumpkin; Angry pumpkin; Thoughtful pumpkin; Sleepy pumpkin; Crying pumpkin
|Grand Magister||57||N/A||130||150||Same as High Explorer|| |
+Mysterious stick; Knob; Carved stone; Flowering vine; Crystal of the Earth; Blue, Red, Yellow, Green, Purple chalk
Note: In addition to the items listed above, other items may also be in the list of potential rewards for a particular play of the puzzle if there is an active quest involving the puzzle or if the puzzle is used for an event challenge.
At each level of the Blocks game there are a different set of puzzles to complete. The higher the level Blocks is on the more complex the puzzles you have to solve. All puzzles are solvable without the use of tools.
Each slideshow below represents a different Blocks puzzle. Note the exact position of each block may vary on different versions of the same puzzle. The pictures in each slideshow shows one possible solution to the puzzle. Some puzzles may have more than one solution, and the solutions shown here are not necessarily the quickest solution available for any given puzzle.
Detective and Pro PuzzlesEdit
High Explorer, Academician, Magister and Professor PuzzlesEdit