How to use epuzzles
Each of these puzzles can be played by itself. The puzzle name will usually tell you the number of pieces. The name of the file may tell you if some pieces have been rotated (R) or not rotated (NR); w means that there are one or more words on the picture; sh means there are special shapes.
To open a puzzle:
Double click on the puzzle symbol, and wait for it to load.
Then double click on the puzzle picture.
When the puzzle is open, you can:
To pick up a piece, move the cursor to the piece and
When you connect 2 or more pieces correctly, they will snap together with a sound and a little “puzzle pieces” animation. They are then locked together and if you pick one up, they will all pick up together.
If there are rotated pieces, to turn them around you will need to move the cursor to the piece and
If you need to move several pieces at once:
· move the cursor to a space next to the pieces you want,
· hold down the left button then move the mouse so that a dotted square appears;
· drag it over the pieces you want ( they will turn red);
· let the left button go,
· then you can “pick up” the pieces and move them the same way you would with one piece.
When you finish the puzzle, a message will tell you how long it took. If you don't get it finished, you cannot save it as it is and finish it later when you are playing these .exe file puzzles (unless you buy the program to play the puzzle in - see puzzle info page).
If these puzzles are too easy, ask me for some harder ones!
(You can have as many pieces as you like in these puzzles, but it becomes difficult to manage if there are too many. The programs you can buy usually have "trays" to sort your pieces onto and store them out of the way, and they also usually offer some help with sorting, e.g. edges)