Pipes is the second puzzle mini-game unlocked when starting a new game of the Secret Society: Hidden Mystery.
The objective of Pipes is to create an uninterrupted chain of pipe on the game board. There should be no beginning or end to the pipe chain.
Pipes is unlocked when the player reaches level 3 in the game.
How to PlayEdit
The object of Pipes is to create an uninterrupted chain within a certain time frame.The game board is split up into individual blocks that can be fully rotated. Each block contains a length of pipe with 2, 3 or 4 open ends. Tapping a block will rotate it 90 degrees clockwise. You must rotate all the blocks until all the open ends meet, creating an uninterrupted chain across the game board.
Tools in PipesEdit
There are two tools available to use in Pipes. The Time Machine adds 45 seconds to the game timer. The Explorer's Eye will randomly rotate either one or two blocks into its correct position.
Hints and TipsEdit
Work on the outside pipes first, as these have the fewest possible orientations. If the puzzle contains a 4 sided pipe, then work on the blocks surrounding that pipe next, as it needs connections on all four sides, reducing the possible number of orientations available for the surrounding blocks. Also work from the outside to the middle, spiral wise.
Resource Demands and Rewards for PlayingEdit
The amount of energy required to play Pipes 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 Pipes is made up of 10 Collections:
- Wisdom of the Library
- A Set of Toy Soldiers
- The Navigator's Secrets
- Psychic's Power
- Dark Dwellings
- Variety of papers
- Paper origami
- Halloween decorations
- Halloween toys
- Potion of the future
|Level||Resource Demands||Minimum Resource Rewards||Potential Game Item Rewards Pool|
|Energy Points||Special Items||Experience Points||Coins||Combining Elements||Collection Items|
|Novice||18||N/A||70||90||Silver Winding Key||Geography book; Anatomy book; Alchemy book; Book of Magic; Book of Secrets|
+Gold Winding Key; Painted Rose
+Cavalry figurine; Infantry figurine; Crossbow-man figurine; Courier figurine; Captain figurine
+Compass; Marine chronometer; Sextant; Spyglass; Captain's hat
+Crystal ball; Tarot deck; Crystal pendulum; Ouija board; Rabbit's foot
|High Explorer||42||N/A||110||130|| |
+Bloody Mary's Mansion; Castle Dracula; Witch's Hut; Abandoned Asylum; Haunted House
|Academician||48||N/A||120||140||Same as High Explorer|| |
+Notebook paper; Newspaper; Crepe paper; Office paper; Glossy paper
|Magister||54||N/A||130||150||Same as High Explorer|| |
+Origami "Boat"; Origami "Crane"; Origami "Rose"; Origami "Plane"; Origami "Cube"
|Professor||60||N/A||140||160||Same as High Explorer|| |
+Pumpkin garland; Mummy candles; Cobwebs; Floating eyes; Dancing skeleton
|Grand Magister||63||N/A||150||170||Same as High Explorer|| |
+Toy spider, rat, toad, bat, crow; Dragon scale; Crow feather; Three fern flowers; Star dust; Spider
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.
At each level of the Pipes game there are a different set of puzzles to complete. The higher the level Pipes is on, the more complex the puzzles you have to solve. All puzzles are solvable without the use of tools. The first picture in each slideshow shows the uncompleted puzzle at the beginning of the game. Note the orientation of pipes on different versions of the same puzzle may vary. The second picture in each slideshow shows the puzzle with all pipes in place except for the bottom left hand corner. Rotating this piece will complete the puzzle. Some puzzles may have more than one solution, and the solutions shown here are not necessarily the fastest solutions available to each puzzle.