Posted on Sep 29, 2006
Two, Four, Six, Eight, who do we appreciate? Michael! Michael! Michael Medlin!!! He is the winner of a brand new copy of Ticket to Ride Europe by Days of Wonder and the wonderous designer who we call Mr. Alan Moon who happens to sing a pretty good country tune. (It’s all true – I have heard the pilfered MP3s!)
Congrats and keep on puzzling!
Posted on Sep 27, 2006
When I was a kid, my parents made me eat grits for breakfast. When I would throw fits, they’d grab their baseball bats and mits and we’d go outside and let off some steam. Then we’d come back and eat Ritz and more grits. Then I’d have to go to Boy Scouts and I got the Firem’n Chit. And my dog loved to eat Kibbles and Bits. Then I grew up and my girlfriend in high school was quite the ditz. Our web site is getting tons of hits and we now say CONGRATS TO Mr. FRITZ! He will be receiving a free copy of Ra(tz) from Uberplay!
Posted on Sep 26, 2006
The guy who is named after one of my favorite cars pulls out a win for Monday’s puzzle. He will win a nice, brand-spankin-new copy of The Princes of Florence! Congrats to Mark – and please remember, that there are no losers in this contest. You are ALL winners in the eyes of the Tanga Gods.
Posted on Sep 25, 2006
Ashley Nicols is the winner of The Motley Fool Buy Low, Sell High game by Dr. Reiner Knizia. Congrats to Ashley for winning today’s puzzle!
Posted on Sep 25, 2006
Justin, Justin, he’s our man. If he can’t do it, nobody can! This fine young chap will receive a copy of Tempus. Some say this could be Master Martin Wallace’s finest creation to date and Justin get’s it for absolutely nada (free.) Congrats to Justin and good luck with the remaining puzzles!
Posted on Sep 24, 2006
Roland Wood has won Puzzle #9 and will be receiving a free copy of Ticket to Ride Marklin as a gift from the generous, kind and humble souls of Tanga.com. If you wish to leave congratulatory remarks to Roland, you may do so here.
Posted on Sep 23, 2006
Matt Healy is the winner of puzzle #8 and will receive a free copy of Uberplay’s Double or Nothing. Congratulations on winning today’s puzzle contest!
Posted on Sep 22, 2006
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Posted on Sep 22, 2006
Ok, so we had so many people asking for easy ways to share these fun puzzles, we decided to make it easy on you. On each page, in the upper right hand corner, you will see a little envelope icon and the text “Share These Puzzles.” Click on the text and you will be transported magically to a page that will allow you to quickly and easily share these puzzles with your friends and family. Heck, go ahead and send them to people you don’t even like! All we want you to do is share – because really, that is what makes the world go around. That, and gravitational pull from the sun.
Posted on Sep 21, 2006
Larry Levy won yesterday’s uber-tough puzzle and will receive a free copy of Roads and Boats! Congrats to Larry and good luck with the rest of the puzzles…
Posted on Sep 20, 2006
So, I wanted to tell my mom about this cool new site that I help make. Here’s the text of my instant message conversation with her:
(10:21:11) Tanga Joe: you like tanga.com?
(10:21:34) Mom: I canât do the first puzzle, does it have to do with leap year?
(10:21:42) Mom: What is Tanga anyway?
(10:21:49) Mom: Just for fun, or?
(10:21:50) Tanga Joe: a website
(10:21:55) Tanga Joe: youâll see in a month
(10:21:58) Mom: There isnât enough info
(10:22:12) Mom: is it a commercial website?
(10:22:20) Tanga Joe: thatâs because itâs âOne big huge fetchenâ mysteryâ
(10:22:20) Mom: Is it for someone, or yours only?
(10:22:23) Tanga Joe: thatâs the title of the website
(10:22:44) Tanga Joe: yes, it will be a commercial website
(10:22:53) Mom: well for pityâs sake, I donât understand at all
(10:22:55) Mom: whose?
(10:23:00) Tanga Joe: Tanga
(10:23:06) Tanga Joe: Tanga, LLC
(10:23:09) Mom: ?
(10:23:15) Tanga Joe: thatâs the name of the company
(10:23:17) Tanga Joe: itâs a new company
(10:23:34) Mom: well, you worked for them before, right?
(10:23:43) Mom: the game outfit
(10:23:52) Tanga Joe: one of the guys from that is involved with this.
(10:23:55) Mom: the name is familiar
(10:24:03) Mom: ok
(10:24:12) Mom: how is Jessa?
(10:24:15) Tanga Joe: have fun with the puzzles.
(10:24:16) Tanga Joe: Good.
(10:24:50) Mom: I donât know how to do them
(10:24:59) Mom: there arenât enough clues
(10:25:02) Tanga Joe: whatâs another word for impoverished?
(10:25:04) Mom: give me a hint
(10:25:09) Mom: poor
(10:25:18) Tanga Joe: Ask Dad who Bondâs gadget man was
(10:25:23) Mom: indigent
(10:25:35) Mom: he is walking in the rain
(10:25:48) Tanga Joe: do you know who Bondâs gadget man was?
(10:25:50) Mom: you mean who made his gadgets
(10:26:01) Mom: no
(10:26:07) Mom: of course not
(10:26:23) Mom: that is why I canât do the puzzle, it is probably a guy thing
(10:26:27) Tanga Joe: http://www.klast.net/bond/q.html
(10:26:40) Mom: ok, I will check it out
(10:26:45) Mom: is it cold in seattle?
(10:26:48) Tanga Joe: yes
(10:26:51) Tanga Joe: look at the website now
(10:27:04) Mom: we have had snow in the mountains, 46 right now outside
(10:27:08) Mom: ok
(10:27:54) Mom: it takes a while to load
(10:28:20) Mom: my internet is slow today
(10:28:50) Mom: I still donât have it up
(10:29:14) Tanga Joe: dadâs not back yet?
(10:29:20) Mom: no
(10:29:31) Tanga Joe: ask him when he gets back
(10:29:33) Mom: it may not load at all
(10:29:35) Mom: ok
(10:29:50) Mom: he will be gone for an hour or so
(10:29:50) Tanga Joe: and then think what âpineconeâ â âconeâ is
(10:30:04) Tanga Joe: pinecone minus pine
(10:30:11) Mom: good grief, all this from 29 x es?
(10:30:11) Tanga Joe: oops
(10:30:16) Tanga Joe: pinecone minus cone
(10:30:31) Tanga Joe: what?
(10:30:56) Mom: well, the puzzle has 29 xes doesnât it?
(10:30:59) Tanga Joe: no
(10:31:03) Tanga Joe: arenât there question marks?
(10:31:16) Mom: Yes, 2 at the top
(10:31:19) Tanga Joe: click on the first one
(10:31:29) Mom: oh, you have to click on it?
(10:31:32) Tanga Joe: the front page isnât a puzzle
(10:31:57) Mom: oh for pityâs sake, well, there were no instructions at all
(10:32:14) Mom: I will work with it again, you click on both the question marks?
(10:32:24) Mom: and what are the xes for then?
(10:32:42) Tanga Joe: they will turn into question marks, one new puzzle each day
(10:32:50) Tanga Joe: did you click on the first one yet?
(10:33:10) Mom: no, I donât even have the website up yet
(10:38:39) Tanga Joe: did you click it yet?
(10:39:29) Mom: I need more info
(10:39:40) Mom: yes, I have the puzzle up
(10:39:48) Tanga Joe: ok. does it say âImpoverishedâ?
(10:39:52) Mom: yes
(10:40:12) Tanga Joe: Ok. What is âpineconeâ minus âconeâ?
(10:40:21) Mom: pine
(10:40:24) Tanga Joe: Ok.
(10:40:55) Mom: desmond llewelyn?
(10:41:08) Tanga Joe: So, take your first answer to another word for Impoverished, add Bondâs Gadget Man, and âpineâ
(10:41:21) Tanga Joe: âpoorâ, something, âpineâ
(10:42:02) Tanga Joe: from the page: âportrayed James Bondâs gadget man, Q,â
(10:43:25) Mom: so, itâs poor desmond llewelyn pine?
(10:45:24) Mom: Porcupine!!!!!!!!
Note the time gap in between the last two lines in the log. Shakes head.
Posted on Sep 20, 2006
Hey boys and girls! Tonight’s puzzle is a doozy and is the hardest puzzle so far during your fun trip to insanity. But to make it all worth while, we are giving away the best prize yet! A free copy of Roads and Boats. What is Roads and Boats you may ask? It happens to be one of the most sought after games in the free world and takes 240 minutes from start to completion. It contains over 1000 pieces – enough to make you look inside the box, scream and then curl up naked in the corner of a hot shower while sucking your thumb. Can you handle it? Can you handle it? We shall see! BWAHAHAHAHAHA
Posted on Sep 19, 2006
Arrrr sea dogs an’ lan’ lubbers – if ye didna know already, today be Talkinâ Like A Pirate Day! Shiver me timbers!! Aye, ‘tis th’ tide ‘ere we get t’ use words like “Grog”, “Bung Hole”, “Lubber” an’ “Wench! Ya scurvy bilge rat!” without gettin’ slapped in th’ face.
We also be havin’ included a DIGG icon next t’ th’ puzzles o’ th’ day. If ye had fun solvin’ th’ puzzles an’ want t’ give us a DIGG, click on th’ link an’ help us spread th’ word. Th’ m’re swabbies who DIGG us, th’ m’re traffic we get, an’ th’ m’re we be able t’ provide ye all wi’ cool puzzels an’ a whole lot m’re. So DIGG away Mateys! Avast, ye scab’r’us swabs!!
Posted on Sep 18, 2006
We will be announcing the winners of the previous day’s puzzle on our main page at www.tanga.com. On Friday, Jonathon Franklin of Seattle WA won a copy of Ra and Saturday, Dayna Cox won a copy of Thurn and Taxis. Please see the front page every day where we will announce the winners. Tomorrow it could be you! ;-)
Posted on Sep 17, 2006
Hey Tanga Guys/Gals – we saw that some of you were asking for some stats to see how many people played the puzzle and how long it took them to solve it. It is now underneath the puzzle of the day! What other stats would you like to see? Any other comments on how things are going with the puzzles?
PS – who wants to take a guess about who is the designer of all these cool puzzles?
Posted on Sep 16, 2006
Jason Spears was our first Tanga winner and will receive a brand spankin’ new copy of the popular game Cylus. Now he can get a group of people together who all have Analysis Paralysis and take three hours to get through one game! :-) Congrats to Jason and good luck to all those who are playing!
Posted on Sep 15, 2006
Well, we are launching our new site, Tanga.com, but we can’t tell you exactly what we are doing yet. But what we want you to do is win cool prizes, earn Tanga points and enjoy our great puzzles brought to you by a well-known game designer. Can you guess who he/she is?
Use this blog to chat about Tanga and the puzzles but please do not share the answers with other people, as that just wouldn’t be fair would it?!?!
Also, if you answer all 30 puzzles, you will be eligible to win something really cool.
Have fun, think hard and be safe!