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Happy X-mas miniGROW! The latest puzzle in Eyemaze's GROW series. Previous GROW games discussed here, here, and here. [flash] [via jay is games]
posted by brain_drain (28 comments total)

 
Grow = HARDCORE AWSOME.
posted by delmoi at 6:16 PM on December 17, 2005


This is easier than the earlier versions, since it has only six items. But if you lose patience, you can find the solution via jayisgames.
posted by brain_drain at 6:17 PM on December 17, 2005


btw, how weird is it that the japanese celebrate christmas even though most of them arn't christians?
posted by delmoi at 6:31 PM on December 17, 2005


what the hell
posted by cortex at 6:33 PM on December 17, 2005


I couldn't solve it until my daughter helped.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 7:16 PM on December 17, 2005


The first GROW puzzle I've solved without hints. Yay!
posted by Kickstart70 at 7:19 PM on December 17, 2005


delmoi: Lots of people who aren't Christians celebrate Christmas. I do and I'm not a Christian (though, to be fair my birthday is also Dec. 25 so I'd be celebrating *something* on that day regardless).

Actually some of the most virulant anti-Christmas stuff came from hardcore Christians. Look at the Puritan anti-Christmas movement if you want to see a "War on Christmas". Us non-Christians celebrate because the time around the winter solstice is a good time for a celebration (actually, I also celebrate the winter solstice so I get two parties).

Also, I'm sure the Japanese retail stores noticed the great business done by US retial stores during Christmas and pushed Christmas in Japan for reasons of cold blooded capitalism.
posted by sotonohito at 7:27 PM on December 17, 2005


Damn. That's really cute.
posted by setanor at 7:38 PM on December 17, 2005


Happy Xmas! I love you.

(This one seems a lot easier than the other grows, though I love all of them.)
posted by jacobm at 7:39 PM on December 17, 2005


Solution:
Obkrf,Urneg,Pybhq,Yvtug,Evooa,Fgnee
(ROT13'd)
posted by SkelPaff at 7:58 PM on December 17, 2005


Awesome. It has less items but I'm not sure I found this one easier. The other games had more items but also more obvious cause and effect. It took me 6 tries to get this one right.
posted by substrate at 8:01 PM on December 17, 2005


Amusing. Definitely got a grin out of me. Thanks for the share, brain_drain.
posted by Samizdata at 8:41 PM on December 17, 2005


These people have to stop doing this to me. I can never get any work done until I solve the latest one.
posted by oflinkey at 9:24 PM on December 17, 2005


Thanks! Happy Xmas, brain_drain!
posted by Aknaton at 9:33 PM on December 17, 2005


That Santaman has restored my Christmas spirit!
posted by Tullius at 9:34 PM on December 17, 2005


A little Santa on my computer loves me.

I guess that's as good as it gets.

Merry Christmas, MetaFilter!
posted by Eideteker at 9:55 PM on December 17, 2005


delmoi: Lots of people who aren't Christians celebrate Christmas. I do and I'm not a Christian (though, to be fair my birthday is also Dec. 25 so I'd be celebrating *something* on that day regardless).

Sure, lots of people who grow up with Christian traditions. I celebrate Christmas too despite not being religious.


But it's still weird that a whole country would follow suit. And yeah I realize it was probably for an economic boost. Oh well.
posted by delmoi at 10:07 PM on December 17, 2005


YAY! I love the GROW puzzles. And this one looks easy, but I'm saving it for tomorrow.
posted by easternblot at 10:15 PM on December 17, 2005


I like GROW a lot, but they definitely seem to be getting easier.

I lucked out on this one, and got five of them to max on the first try, and solved it on the third.
posted by JHarris at 10:18 PM on December 17, 2005


I love grow, but am terrible at it. So far I haven't finished any of them without looking up the solutions first. Some of you are too clever for me. :/

Anyway, if anyone's still stuck on Grow Cube there's a solution at www.growcu.be :D
posted by kosher_jenny at 10:39 PM on December 17, 2005


Where are the instructions? Are Jews capable of playing? I don't get it.
posted by ParisParamus at 10:52 PM on December 17, 2005


JHarris: Well, it's mini-grow.

Paris. You just click on the icons and try to get them in the right order.
posted by delmoi at 11:09 PM on December 17, 2005


yes. I get it. sort of. now.
posted by ParisParamus at 11:16 PM on December 17, 2005


Hey, did anyone notice that the Eyezmaze guy has a (fractured English) blog?

The most recent post even has a "Game & Watch" tribute game on it. Now that's class!
posted by JHarris at 5:03 AM on December 18, 2005


Said blog (which has an RSS feed at http://www.eyezmaze.com/eyezblog/atom.xml btw) has a bunch of mini-games, like "assemble this moving picture". Warning: on the hard level, you have to use arrow keys to rotate the pictures. Good catch JHarris.
posted by Aknaton at 8:56 AM on December 18, 2005


btw, how weird is it that the japanese celebrate christmas even though most of them arn't christians?
posted by delmoi at 9:31 PM EST on December 17
I know that it has steadily increased in popularity in the last 50 years. When my ex-husband was a little boy, his upper class family always bought a tiny tree and exchanged a few token presents but that was considered very unusual and rather racy. Now Christmas celebrations are much more wide spread due in large part because the Japanese love to exchange presents, but Christmas still takes a back seat to New Year's.

It is not that unusual for other countries to import holidays. Right now Halloween is one of the most popular new traditions being embraced aropund the world.
posted by Secret Life of Gravy at 9:07 AM on December 18, 2005


I solved it on the third try! This is the first one I've gotten without hints. (I too maxed out five of the six on the first two tries)
posted by SisterHavana at 8:44 AM on December 19, 2005


This is easier than the earlier versions, since it has only six items.

The tree structure gave me an idea of how many levels any given icon might have (the presents, for instance), which helped me understand the thinking behind these puzzles more. Maybe I can actually go back and solve the original one now!
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 9:30 AM on December 19, 2005


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