Thursday, March 22, 2007

The Great Puzzle Challenge

Today I was challenged by the "Great Dragon Puzzle" created by James Ballard. I tell you, he is very tricky, and clever, and sadly my puzzle went down in defeat. Here are the rules: each person draws a picture, then cuts the puzzle up in several pieces, then hands the pieces to the other player, who then tries to put the puzzle together.

The person whose puzzle causes the greatest challenge for their opponent wins. Besides the fact that James clearly had the better picture! He also had a strategy not stored in my aging gray matter. Namely... cut your pieces into teeny, tiny, 1/100th of an inch pieces every so often just to make the other person sweat. He also used a little known fact - make your picture soooo scary that the other person trembles while putting it together, causing shaking hands to fumble with the microscopic pieces. If you plan on coming to our house any time soon here is my advice: BEWARE AND BE SCARED!

5 comments:

Ann said...

So cute!! and so much fun!! I'm going to have to remember his tricky ways!

angie said...

i love his cute drawings - its almost a shame he wanted to cut it up!

Roy said...

Oh the memories of Puzzles! Remember writing a letter on the back and repackaging for christmas gifts? I do agree that James is a very very clever one! Keeps me on my toes.

Lets go to Ireland and find another puzzle.

Emily said...

I want to be there, tell James to cut me up a puzzle, and Josh will put it together.

Josh said...

I like puzzles. I gave my sister a 10,000 piece puzzle she put together and loved, but the hardest puzzle was a picture of an oreo cookie- up close. I'd love to take the James puzzle challenge anytime.