You can play it whenever you like.
It's a web app that checks answers and doles out hints. It's easy to leave it running. So it runs 24x7.
Teams: Play when you like, as fast as you like.
Folks miss the overnight games.
How busy was the 2-Tone Game at 3am?
Here, we look at some teams. Each row is an hour of the day, each column is a team. To me, this looks like a big noisy mess. I was hoping to see patterns like "oh, some teams like the morning, some like the evening."
05:?? 06:?? x 07:?? x x x x 08:?? x x x x 09:?? x x x x x x x xx x x 10:?? x x x xx x x xx x x xx x x x x 11:?? x x x xxxxx x xx x x xxxxxx xx x x x xx xx xx 12:?? x x x xxxx xxxxxxxxx x xx xx x x xx 13:?? x x x x x xxx xxxx xxxxxx x xxxxx x xx xxx x x x xxx 14:?? xx xx xxx xxx xxxxxxxxxxx x xx x xxxxxxxxx x 15:?? x xx x x xxx x x xxxxx x xxxx xxx x x xx xxxxxxx xxx 16:?? x x xx x xxx xx xxx x x xx xxxx x xx x x xxxxxx 17:?? x xxx xx xxxx x x x x xxxxxxx x x xxxxxx x xx x 18:?? x x x x xxx x x x x x x xxxxxx xxxxxxxx x 19:?? x xxx x x x xx xx xxxx x xxx xx x x 20:?? x x x xx x x x xxx x x x xxxx 21:?? x x xx xx xx xx x xxx 22:?? x x x x x xxx xxx x 23:?? x x x x x x x x x 00:?? x x x x 01:?? x x 02:?? x xx 03:?? x x 04:?? x
It was a short game; some teams stopped at 10pm because they, you know, finished the game at 10pm.
Some of these puzzles are darned tough at night.
If it's not a race, if the game doesn't shut down at 10... do you keep playing?
~half of teams
took < a day.
~1/3 of teams
took a week or more.
Of teams that have made it ~2/3 of the way through, how long did they take? Here's typical times that shows the distribution:
Mmmmaybe the difference between 8 hours and 12 hours reflects ability.
But the difference between 8 hours and 8 days reflects something else.
Most of us get a rush from the hectic pace. But some want to take it easy. Maybe get some shuteye. Maybe take a weekend away from the game. Maybe a few weekends.
One player left this message:
For the slow folks who don't play your game on the "day of", when you post questions and answers: maybe your answers could be less spoiler-y. By which I mean: Hey, stop putting the answer on top of the solution. Have the solution start w/how to solve the "first layer".