SQ Pow!

  • Week 19 - Hint: Power Up! (Puzzle 1 of 4 in this series)

    Merneith, while taking a bit of a brain break from troubleshooting the Weather server, runs into you while you're thinking about all these burned out nodes and wires. She sees the frustration on your face and offers you a few questions to (hopefully) get you un-stuck. You wish she'd just tell you how to do it, but you know the old Silverquicken "cocoon and butterfly" adage, so you know that's not likely. Will her hints help you power up the Leaf Color Changing machine?

  • Week 19 - Puzzle: Power Up! (Puzzle 1 of 4 in this series)

    The next 4 weeks of SQ Pow! will be a series of puzzles in a Silverquicken mini-story called The Broken Leaf Color Changing Machine! Read on to learn more...

    The Broken Leaf Color Changing Machine

    Merneith, the Chief Technical Officer of the Silverquicken School, controls the weather and the entire environment within the virtual Silverquicken world. She is responsible for the beautiful sunsets over the lake, the warm breezes that feel real against your skin, and the intense thunderstorms that prevail during Water Falcon games. She’s also responsible for the seasons, and prides herself on creating seasonal transitions that are far more spectacular than in the real world—brilliant fall colors, fragrant spring flowers, and crisp winter air are some of her specialties.

    However, just last night, Merneith was alerted to a major technical glitch with the Weather server, which needs to be fixed right away! Can you help? Read More to learn how you can help restore the seasons in the Silverquicken world!

  • Week 18 - Solution: Truths and a Lie

    If you think about the game "TWO truths and a lie", what might that tell you about this puzzle? Did you see enough differences between the three lines to figure it out? 

    Spoiler Alert: We WILL discuss the solution to the puzzle in this post, so if you don't want to see it now, come back later!

    But if you're ready to move on and see the solution to this puzzle, you can click "Read More" or click below to download and print it. 

     

  • Week 18 - Hint: Truths and a Lie

    Have you made any progress on finding the true value of the code in this week's puzzle? Have you ever played that ice-breaker game "Two Truths and a Lie"? I wonder if this code works something like that... What do you notice about the puzzle? What does that make you wonder?

    Read more to find a few more hints about this week's puzzle!

  • Week 18 - Puzzle: Truths and a Lie

    Can you tell what this mysterious code means? Can you figure out what the true value of it is? Download and print it if you want to try to solve this week's puzzle!

    Let us know at puzzle@silverquicken.com!

  • Week 17 - Solution: Believe

    Were you able to decipher this puzzle and figure out the quote? If you don't have a cipher wheel, how did you approach the puzzle? Were you able to start with the smaller words and figure out letters, then eventually decipher the whole alphabet?

    Spoiler Alert: We WILL discuss the solution to the puzzle in this post, so if you don't want to see it now, come back later!

    But if you're ready to move on and see the solution to this puzzle, you can click "Read More" or click below to download and print it. 

     

  • Week 17 - Hint: Believe

    If you happen to have a cipher wheel lying around your house, one giant hint is that this puzzle is, indeed, a Caesarian cipher! 

    But even if you don't, we'll give you some hints today that will help you crack this code. Read More to find out some ways of thinking about these types of puzzles...

     

  • Week 17 - Puzzle: Believe

    We haven't done a cipher in a while, so here's one for you to crack this week. Have fun, and happy puzzling!

     

  • Week 16 - Solution: SQ Sudoku

    Did you work your way through the SQ Sudoku puzzle? Were the hints helpful? Did you get better or faster as you went along? Most importantly, did you have fun?!?

    Spoiler Alert: We WILL discuss the solution to the puzzle in this post, so if you don't want to see it now, come back later!

    But if you're ready to move on and see the solution to this puzzle, you can click "Read More" or click below to download and print it. 

  • Week 16 - Hint: SQ Sudoku

    BJK GOAT loves Sudoku, and SQ Sudoku is no exception. He got stuck and needed a little hint, but then inspiration struck! Read more to get a hint too, and solve this fun twist on the regular puzzle!

  • Week 16 - Puzzle: SQ Sudoku

    Here's an old familiar puzzle, right? We all know Sudoku! Each row, column, and 3x3 square is populated with the digits 1-9. (No digit repeats in any row, column, or square.) 

    But look closely, and think about it... would Silverquicken ever just give you a normal Sudoku puzzle? Not likely. So what's special about this puzzle? Read more to find out!

  • Week 15 - Solution: The Initial Idea

    Hi, Silverquicken friends! Were you able to solve this Nonogram and figure out what The Initial Idea is? If you're still working on it, STOP HERE! Spoiler Alert: We WILL discuss the solution to the puzzle in this post, so if you don't want to see it now, come back later!

    If you want some more clues, you could go back to SQ Pow! #4 - The Skeleton. In the solution video, you'll see BJK GOAT puzzle his way through that one, and it might help you attack this one. 

    But if you're ready to move on and see the solution to this puzzle, you can click "Read More" or click below to download and print it out!