V-Cube 'The Labours of Hercules' Puzzle Game - Trilogy 1

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V-Cube 'The Labours of Hercules' Puzzle Game - Trilogy 1

The Labors of Hercules is an extraordinary Brain Teaser offering thrilling pattern-puzzle solving experiences. Themed around the journey of the great, Greek mythology hero, Hercules, this game consists of four Collections of three Labors each. There is a progression in difficulty from one Labor to the other and from one Collection to the next. 'The Journey Begins' labor introduces a puzzle consisting of 36 square tiles which must be placed in the correct order, side by side, to form a 6 by 6 square board. To reach the solution, you or your team will embark on a mental journey that will require you to perceive the puzzle's underlying patterns, which can contain logical, mathematical, geometric and cryptographic elements.Start your journey by getting acquainted with the logic behind the game.Join symbols and colours to slaughter the Nemean Lion, adjust the lines and arrows to beat the Lernaean Hydra and finish off by solving the geometry to capture the Erymanthian Boar. Each puzzle offers you three hints to help you discover its unique solution. Every time you feel stuck and in need of help, you can move towards the right direction by using one of those hints, which are included in the booklet. After all, even the great Hercules had help in some of his Labors! Enjoy this unique Herculean adventure and face the challenges alone or with the company of your friends and family!
The puzzles were designed by hand and originates from the home land of Hercules. The instructions in the leaflet are translated to Greek, English, German, French, Spanish and Polish.

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    SKU: CUB-260
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    Weight: 0.3kg
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    The Labors of Hercules is an extraordinary Brain Teaser offering thrilling pattern-puzzle solving experiences. Themed around the journey of the great, Greek mythology hero, Hercules, this game consists of four Collections of three Labors each. There is a progression in difficulty from one Labor to the other and from one Collection to the next. 'The Journey Begins' labor introduces a puzzle consisting of 36 square tiles which must be placed in the correct order, side by side, to form a 6 by 6 square board. To reach the solution, you or your team will embark on a mental journey that will require you to perceive the puzzle's underlying patterns, which can contain logical, mathematical, geometric and cryptographic elements.Start your journey by getting acquainted with the logic behind the game.Join symbols and colours to slaughter the Nemean Lion, adjust the lines and arrows to beat the Lernaean Hydra and finish off by solving the geometry to capture the Erymanthian Boar. Each puzzle offers you three hints to help you discover its unique solution. Every time you feel stuck and in need of help, you can move towards the right direction by using one of those hints, which are included in the booklet. After all, even the great Hercules had help in some of his Labors! Enjoy this unique Herculean adventure and face the challenges alone or with the company of your friends and family!
    The puzzles were designed by hand and originates from the home land of Hercules. The instructions in the leaflet are translated to Greek, English, German, French, Spanish and Polish.

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    1. More Than Just Challenging Review by Selwyn @ Boards Eye View

      The following review is from Selwyn who reviews Board Games on: www.boardseyeview.net

      This past year or so, there's been a surge of interest in puzzle games. Most prominent have been the Exit games published by Kosmos and Space Cowboys' Unlock! series. The puzzle game craze shows no sign of abating but the challenge that these games offer varies rather widely.

      If some of the recent offerings seem too easy, then the Labors of Hercules games may be just what you are looking for. These aren't merely challenging, you will find it a puzzle even to work out what exactly the problem is that you are trying to solve!
      There are four Labors of Hercules game boxes. Each contain three separate puzzle games, so together they make up the 12 labours of Greek (Heracles) mythology. Shown on Board's Eye View is the fourth set, sub-titled Before the Gates of Realization. This incorporates the three puzzles: The Girdle of Hippolyta, The Apples of the Hesperides, and The Hound of Hades. The puzzles follow similar format: they comprise 36 tiles which the players are challenged to arrange into a 6 x 6 grid. That's all there is. You are pretty much left to your own devices to work out what to do or how the tiles should be connected. At least though with the Girdle of Hyppolyta puzzle there are wavy lines that look as though they need somehow to connect up; with the other two puzzles, you don't even have that to go on.

      The booklet that comes with the games is tough to read because it is tightly printed in four columns but it mostly contains what the publishers describe as "a slightly romanticised version of the ancient myth". Scouring the booklet does offer a handful of clues for each puzzle, however, including, most usefully of all, a starting position for one of the 36 tiles. Nevertheless, you won't find it easy to decode the puzzles in Labors of Hercules and you'll need to deploy logical, mathematical and cryptographic skills. The games appear to be designed primarily for solving solo but there's no reason these shouldn't be played with two or three as a co-operative exercise. (Posted on 16/07/2018)

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