The most mind-boggling flash puzzle game

May 5, 2008 – 8:36 pm

pearls iconSelect pearls, and leave your opponent to choose the last pearl, you win! Simple game it seems at first glance, until you start losing and convincing yourself that theres no solution to this game.

pearls graphicPearls before Swine has a simple premise, you select any number of pearls from a single row on your opponents hand on each turn, and the person left with the last pearl loses.

Seemingly impossible, until you see Pearls before Swine II! where you can choose who goes first. The complexity is increased, as there are four rows rather than three rows in the first version. The rules remain the same.

Maddening to say the least. If you watch carefully how the genie plays during Swine II, you may be able to see the pattern or logic he uses to win.

I’m sure with some googling you can find the solution, if not I will post the answer here in a week or so.

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