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World Hobbit Day “Picture Riddle” Game
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DanielLB
Immortal


Aug 31 2012, 9:09am

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World Hobbit Day “Picture Riddle” Game Can't Post

In preparation for World Hobbit Day (22nd September), and since Delrond’s preview was so successful, I thought I would test my “Picture Riddle” game.

There are a couple of reasons for testing before the main event. Firstly, I want to make sure everyone understands the game - it would be awful if everyone was confused on the day! Secondly, I want to make sure that I have a mixture of easy and hard, and that the harder ones are not impossibly difficult. I also want to make sure that they are not too cryptic, and that the pictures are sufficient size for everyone to see. And thirdly, I want to make sure people enjoy it!

The aim of the game is to guess the character, location/place, or part of a well known sentence/poem, from the picture riddles. Some of them are (very) easy - you just have to literally take the pictures as the actual words (see example below). Some of the riddles require thinking outside of the box, or having an imagination (adding “ing” onto the end of words, for instance). Likewise, the riddles do not contain (common) words like: the, of, and, a, to, are ... and so on, so bare this in my mind.

I have tried to make them so that if you can guess at least half of the pictures, you should be able to deduct the rest. You may need your book handy for the more difficult ones.

Here is an example (in case all of the above has just gone “whoosh” over your head):

Answer below
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Reading this literally, one would get | BARRELS | OUT | (james) BOND |. After a bit of thinking, you will eventually get “Barrels Out of Bond”, which, as we all know, is a chapter in The Hobbit.

All the riddles below are from The Lord of the Rings. I’ll be saving my Hobbit ones for a couple of weeks time. Smile

Understood? Good! I’ll start posting some of the riddles below. They’ll be separated into several posts, just to keep within TORn guidelines. Each post will have a mixture of easy (*), average (**), and hard (***) picture riddles.

I hope everyone enjoys, and feedback is most welcome. Especially if they are too cryptic and/or the pictures are too small.


DanielLB
Immortal


Aug 31 2012, 9:13am

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Round 1 [In reply to] Can't Post

A) *



B) **


C) ***



D) *


E) **




DanielLB
Immortal


Aug 31 2012, 9:18am

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Round 2 [In reply to] Can't Post

F) *

G) *

H) **



I) ***



J) *




That's it, for now. Smile


Delrond
Rohan


Aug 31 2012, 11:41am

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Hmmm. [In reply to] Can't Post

This reminds me of the old game Concentration. Well, here goes:

A) Great door?
B) A shortcut to mushrooms
C) Not a clue.
D) witch king
E) Bungo

A few harmless flakes working together can unleash an avalanche of destruction.


QuackingTroll
Valinor


Aug 31 2012, 12:18pm

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Hmm Don't know F [In reply to] Can't Post

A) Big Green Door?

B) A Shortcut to Mushrooms

C) Deep roots are not reached by the frost

D) Witchking

E) Bungo (thanks, Delrond)

F) ?

G) Evenstar

H) Haldir?

I) Beneath the roof of sleeping leaves

J) Wormtongue


QuackingTroll
Valinor


Aug 31 2012, 12:34pm

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Oh... [In reply to] Can't Post

Pippin! Give me my money!


DanielLB
Immortal


Aug 31 2012, 1:24pm

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You got them all a lot quicker than I was expecting ... [In reply to] Can't Post

Apart from A. Though, if I give you a clue, you'll get it instantly. Tongue

Are they just about right QT? Too easy, too hard?


Alassëa Eruvande
Valinor


Aug 31 2012, 1:27pm

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I'll give it a shot. [In reply to] Can't Post

A. Really? This is an easy one? I'm in trouble then.
right door..green arrow door...second door on the right and straight on till morning...East Gate of Moria? Tongue

B. Short cut to mushrooms.
Now, how is that one harder than the first one? Crazy
Clearly, I am NARF.

C. Helm's Deep...grass roots...reach, helping hand...leaves. Huh. That is tough. Deep roots are not reached by the frost.

D. At last! A properly easy one. Witch King

E. Bread, loaf, baking, Go. Wha? Bungo? LOL!



And suddenly the Tornadoes saw afar off a greenlight, as it were a cloud with a living heart of flame;
and they knew that this was no vision only, but that PJ had made a new thing: The Hobbit, the Film that Is.


QuackingTroll
Valinor


Aug 31 2012, 1:29pm

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Well, they're certainly not too easy :P [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm gonna be scratching my head over A all day now. Frown


QuackingTroll
Valinor


Aug 31 2012, 1:33pm

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Aha!! [In reply to] Can't Post

Mordor!! Laugh Great fun, look forward to more of them


Alassëa Eruvande
Valinor


Aug 31 2012, 1:39pm

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Let's keep going. [In reply to] Can't Post

F. What is that? Garlic? Gondolin? Peregrin?

G. Even numbers, star. Evenstar. Whew!

H. Is that a hall? With brandy colored curtains? It's hard to see. Brandybuck?

I. Beneath, under, below...house, upstairs, gables...kiss, prince charming?...leaves, fall
Not idly do the leaves of Lorien fall? Laugh No idea.

J. Ew. Wormtongue.



And suddenly the Tornadoes saw afar off a greenlight, as it were a cloud with a living heart of flame;
and they knew that this was no vision only, but that PJ had made a new thing: The Hobbit, the Film that Is.


DanielLB
Immortal


Aug 31 2012, 1:41pm

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Ding ding ding! [In reply to] Can't Post

We have a winner! Looks like I'm going to have to make more!

I hadn't considered that people would call ">" greater, right etc.

Plus it's the More Than sign, which the Brits might get quicker.


Alassëa Eruvande
Valinor


Aug 31 2012, 1:48pm

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I never would have guessed that. [In reply to] Can't Post

That symbol is what I would call "greater" or "right". And the pips? I wouldn't have gotten that either. I only learned recently that you Brits call orange seeds pips, from reading Sherlock Holmes. LaughCrazy Now that someone has said it, it's obvious.



And suddenly the Tornadoes saw afar off a greenlight, as it were a cloud with a living heart of flame;
and they knew that this was no vision only, but that PJ had made a new thing: The Hobbit, the Film that Is.


DanielLB
Immortal


Aug 31 2012, 1:52pm

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I'll have to be careful with Britisms! [In reply to] Can't Post

I did try and be careful, but obviously a few slipped through the net that I wasn't aware of. I'll have a couple more up in a bit.

You can have an extra point for Brandybuck though, Alassëa Eruvande - it fits just as well as Haldir! Laugh


DanielLB
Immortal


Aug 31 2012, 1:59pm

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Round 3 [In reply to] Can't Post

K) *

L) ***




M) *** or even ****



N) **



O) *


P) *




QuackingTroll
Valinor


Aug 31 2012, 2:01pm

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On F [In reply to] Can't Post

I was going through every name I could think of that ended in "in" Gondolin, Thorin, Balin, Oin, Gloin, Durin, Dain, Nain, Hurin, Turin, Farin, Fundin... Then I noticed they were apple seeds and went "aha! It's appleseedin!"


Alassëa Eruvande
Valinor


Aug 31 2012, 2:08pm

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*studies up on British-isms* :-D [In reply to] Can't Post

K. Barrow Downs

L. parsely? stew; bunny Beware the Not Bunny Paths? Tongue
Of Herbs and Stewed Rabbit

M. Don't, Not, Against...Crying...tear...Dr. Evil
...Do not weep; not all tears are an evil.

N. Westfold

O. Rose Cotton

P. Redhorn Pass

These were a lot easier. Thanks!



And suddenly the Tornadoes saw afar off a greenlight, as it were a cloud with a living heart of flame;
and they knew that this was no vision only, but that PJ had made a new thing: The Hobbit, the Film that Is.


QuackingTroll
Valinor


Aug 31 2012, 2:12pm

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Um... [In reply to] Can't Post

K) Barrow downs

L) Of Herbs and Stewed Rabbit

M) Do not weep, for not all tears are an evil

N) Westfold

O) Rosie Cotton

P) Redhorn Pass (I almost guessed at "You Cannot Pass")

I'm really quite good at these Crazy having the book next to me helps Wink Give us a really hard one


QuackingTroll
Valinor


Aug 31 2012, 2:13pm

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Why are we the only 2 playing?? This is fun // [In reply to] Can't Post

 


Alassëa Eruvande
Valinor


Aug 31 2012, 2:15pm

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Everyone else is scared! // [In reply to] Can't Post

 



And suddenly the Tornadoes saw afar off a greenlight, as it were a cloud with a living heart of flame;
and they knew that this was no vision only, but that PJ had made a new thing: The Hobbit, the Film that Is.


DanielLB
Immortal


Aug 31 2012, 2:22pm

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Your getting these all far too quick! [In reply to] Can't Post

I was hoping for a little more time than this Tongue

You've guessed all the ones I spent all evening making! I have Hobbit ones but there for the actual day. I'll see if I can pull together a few more, and come up with some devilishly hard ones Evil


QuackingTroll
Valinor


Aug 31 2012, 2:26pm

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On the day, you should throw one in that doesn't mean anything... [In reply to] Can't Post

Just to drive people nuts Laugh


elevorn
Lorien


Aug 31 2012, 6:15pm

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I should be working [In reply to] Can't Post

K) Barrow Downs
L) Stewed Rabbits (cannot remember the actual name of that chapter at the moment.
M) I havent the slightest clue at the moment
N) Into the West, nope, Westfold
O) Rosie Cotton
P) Redhorn Pass

"clever hobbits to climb so high!"
Check out my writing www.jdstudios.wordpress.com


elevorn
Lorien


Aug 31 2012, 6:17pm

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just now saw the thread, its a tough temptation not to look at the answers before I post [In reply to] Can't Post

 

"clever hobbits to climb so high!"
Check out my writing www.jdstudios.wordpress.com


DanielLB
Immortal


Aug 31 2012, 7:23pm

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Try these ... [In reply to] Can't Post

A)



B)




C)



D)



Sorry for the small size of D Unsure

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