Imagine and Guess / Try and Discover / Fight and Win / Solve the Enigma

## III Capture and Resourcefulness

The journey continues in more challenging territories.

## The Stymphalian Birds

#### Hints

• Each metal covers a quarter of the total
• Each arrow points towards a local center
• A metallic edge reveals the place of each quadrant

• Place the first square tiles
• Check the secret message

Figure out how to connect 36 variations of one symbol to solve the puzzle and shoot down the Stymphalian Birds!
Follow the geometrical pattern, mind the arrows and the locations they point to, in order to scare away the Stymphalian birds. Ingenious help is always welcome as long as it is used wisely, aiming to assist in solving this challenging mental Labor.

Hercules was to drive away an enormous flock of birds which gathered at a lake near the town of Stymphalos.

Arriving at the lake, which was deep in the woods, Hercules had no idea how to drive the huge gathering of birds away.
The goddess Athena came to his aid, providing a pair of bronze krotala, noise making clappers similar to castanets. Climbing a nearby mountain, Hercules clashed the krotala loudly, scaring the birds out of the trees, and then shot them with bow and arrow.

In a similar way the wise players may follow the smart approach of Hercules and use the HINTS, in order to solve the puzzle.

## The Cretan Bull

#### Hints

• Each celestial body combination covers a quarter of the board
• Adjacent Linear A symbols have matching colors
• The center of each quarter contains the whole alignment

• Place the first square tiles
• Check the secret message

Work out the logic behind the mysterious astronomical charts to beat the Cretan Bull.
Capture the mighty Cretan Bull by using symbols of matching color and focusing on the quarters of the board. The success of solving this challenging puzzle depends on your observation, your logic and your intuition!
Pasiphae gave birth to the Minotaur, a monster with the head of a bull and the body of a man. Minos had to shut up this beast in the Labyrinth, a huge maze underneath the palace, and every year he fed it prisoners from Athens.
When Hercules got to Crete, he easily wrestled the bull to the ground and drove it back to King Eurystheus.
In a similar way the wise players may follow the smart approach of Hercules and use the HINTS, in order to solve the puzzle.

## The Keryneian Hind

#### Hints

• Every physical item is contained in a rhombus
• A magic square is formed by the central tiles
• Each Greek letter corresponds to a number

• Place the first square tiles
• Check the secret message

Combine colour, geometry and cryptic symbols to capture the glorious Keryneian Hind.
The Keryneian Hind is fast, but you can think faster! Do not give up chasing the Hind and solve the puzzle.
The glory will be yours!
The Keryneian Hind was a special deer, because it had golden horns and hoofs of bronze. Not only that, the deer was sacred to the goddess of hunting and the moon, Diana.
Hercules set out on this adventure, and he hunted the deer for a whole year. At last, when the deer had become weary with the chase, realizing that the deer was about to get away, Hercules shot her just as she was about to cross the stream. He caught the deer, put her on his shoulders and turned back to Mycenae.
Diana was very angry because Hercules tried to kill her sacred animal, but Hercules told her the truth. Diana let go of her anger and healed the deer's wound. Hercules carried it alive to Mycenae.
In a similar way the wise players may follow the smart approach of Hercules and use the HINTS, in order to solve the puzzle.

# The challenging series of 2D Pattern Puzzle

Themed around the journey of the great Greek hero Hercules, this game consists of four collections of three Labors each.
Follow the friendly advice of the instructions to start, but be aware that what appears to be correct as a pattern might not!
The attention to detail and wise thinking will drive you to glorious success.

Each 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.

Place the first square tile in accordance with the instructions and then place the rest next to each other, in correct order, to form a 6x6 square board.
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 the HINTS, which are included in the booklet. After all, even the great Hercules employed help in some of his Labors!
A secret message is revealed in the back of the puzzle once the board is assembled correctly, containing the hidden moral of each Labor.
The time of truth has arrived!
Check the correctness of the secret message in the back of the board.
Get ready to celebrate... or to try once again! You are a winner either way!

## Enjoy this unique Herculean adventure and face the challenges alone or with friends and family!

Every Labor is accompanied by a contemporary version of the ancient myth, reflecting the respective level of difficulty of its solution!
Discover the hidden solution of each Labor by decoding and combining its logical, mathematical, geometric and cryptographic elements.

### Do you have what it takes to face the challenge? Undertake the Labors of Hercules to find out!

The instructions in the leaflet are translated to Greek, English, German, French, Spanish and Polish.