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Maniacal Merger

 

Instructions

DO NOT OPEN ANY OF THE ENVELOPES UNTIL YOU’VE BEEN INSTRUCTED TO DO SO BY THE APP.

This app is meant to work with the main hard copy of the game. Whenever you solve a code in the game, enter it here and you will be given instructions on how to proceed.

Remember all the rooms require more than one code and several codes may work together to give you a more complicated code. Nothing is easy but the fate of your firm depends on your ingenuity. Good luck.

Hints 

If you get stuck, this app provides hints for each puzzle but remember every hint taken adds 1:00 minute to your overall time and if you use a final hint, 5:00 minutes will be added. Use them wisely.

Start the game

If you haven't already, read the scenario card found in the box and get ready to solve the mystery.

Hit "START THE CLOCK" when you are ready to begin.
Start the Clock
00: 00: 00: 00

The Lobby

Urgent
Hello. If you’re reading this, I have failed to stop the merger. Trust me when I say, I’ve done everything I can, but the resources and ruthlessness of Voodoo LLP are endless. They will stop at nothing to take control of this firm and if they get control, all is lost. Luckily, I have seen this coming and have been quietly compiling as much evidence as I can about Voodoo LLP and their nefarious motives and have hidden it away in the office (safe from prying eyes, I hope). The door is locked but if you have the Time I’m sure you can get in. I need you to gather everything I found on Voodoo LLP and present it to the partners before it’s too late. Hurry, we’re all depending on you.

Entry Code

Incorrect Guess. Please Try Again.
X You're definitely running out of Time. Hurry!
X The door code is the time from the digital clock. 8137. So far, I'm worried about your chances of success.

You have successfully unlocked the Managing Partner's office. You can now open the Envelope marked

ROOM # 1 - MANAGING PARTNER'S OFFICE

Managing Partner's Office

Great! You made it in. I knew I could count on you. I’ve hidden what I’ve found throughout the office. Clues are everywhere. I wish I could have just given you the evidence myself but there are too many prying eyes. Better you hear from me when no one is around. That’s my message to you. Please hurry.
 

Business Card Code

Incorrect Guess. Please Try Again.
X Have you noticed the back of the business card​ and have you compared that to items in the room?
X Now that you have ​found all of the numbers (by counting the corresponding items in the room), remember what your math teacher used to say about BEDMAS.
X

6 + 5
1974 + 21
9 / 3

= 6018

Brackets, Exponents, Division, Multiplication, Addition then Subtraction

IN CASE YOU COULDN'T HEAR

I know an old lady who swallowed a fly
I don't know why she swallowed the fly 
Perhaps she'll die

I know an old lady who swallowed a spider 
That wriggled and jiggled and tickled inside her 
She swallowed the spider to catch the fly 
But I don't know why she swallowed the fly 
Perhaps she'll die

I know an old lady who swallowed a bird 
How absurd to swallow a bird 
She swallowed the bird to catch the spider 
She swallowed the spider to catch the fly 
But I don't know why she swallowed the fly 
Perhaps she'll die

I know an old lady who swallowed a cat 
Imagine that she swallowed a cat
She swallowed the cat to catch the bird 
She swallowed the bird to catch the spider 
She swallowed the spider to catch the fly 
But I don't know why she swallowed the fly ​
Perhaps she'll die

I know an old lady who swallowed a briefcase
I guess she’s a lawyer

The Briefcase

Incorrect Guess. Please Try Again.
X Did you know I used to be an art major.
X Fly, Spiders, Birds, Cat = Briefcase
X

How many items are in each portrait on the wall. And the order is given by the song.

1261

Congratulation, You should now open the envelope entitled

"THE BRIEFCASE"

Mortie's Steakhouse

Incorrect! Try Again
X Know your shapes and you will be in receipt of the answer.
X Count the sides of the shapes on the Mortie's Steakhouse receipt and then use the number inside the shape as the ordering ​for the code.
X The code for the drawer is 4356.
You have successfully unlocked the DESK DRAWER. You should now open the envelope entitled "DESK DRAWER"

ABOUT THE LAW crossword

Incorrect! Try Again
X Have you gotten stuck on a word. The answers are at the bottom. 
X Once the crossword is complete, pay attention to what word is highlighted and with what color. That might be important later.
X

The highlighted letters spell out the word FIFTH so Green is the FIFTH.

"Green is the fifth" what does this all mean.

Desk Drawer

Incorrect Guess. Please Try Again.

Number Code

Incorrect! Try Again
X Have you checked the bios (top to bottom, front to back)?
X If L=18 what does A, B C equal​? A pen and paper might help you solve this.
X

If L=18, A=7, B=8, C=9 etc. so using substitution on the numbers given, you'll get:

Use this card's color as the first number or put more succinctly:

"Purple is the First"

Sudoku

Where did I go wrong
Incorrect! Try Again
X Not sure how a Sudoku works? Here's a refresher:

The objective is to fill a 9x9 grid so that each column, each row, and each of the nine 3x3 boxes (also called blocks or regions) contains the digits from 1 to 9.

X Did you notice one number that was wrong in several of the boxes? What is it?
X

The three is repeated in several of the boxes, and it's color is always red.

"Red is the Third"

Final Room Code

You will have to solve all the clues before you can try this one.
Incorrect Guess. Please Try Again.
X Do you have all 5 clues/puzzles solved?
  • Computer screen
  • Window etching
  • Sudoku
  • Crossword
  • Number Code
Do you notice any similarities with the answers?
X Use the codes you've found with their respective colors and apply this knowledge to the blueprint.
X

Purple is the First
Blue is the Second
Red is the Third
Yellow is the Fourth
Green is the Fifth

Using the blueprints and the number contained inside each color's box gives you:

37248

You have unlocked the Partner's Lounge. You can now open the Envelope marked 
ROOM # ​2 - ​PARTNER'S LOUNGE

Partner's Lounge

I've left a few puzzles in here to help you find the evidence. All the codes are the same length so you might have to try a code on multiple puzzles before you finally succeed (this hint is for free).

Puzzle (K)

Incorrect Guess. Please Try Again.
X Take a look at the poster for any missing keys.
X Now that you have all the keys, their number and what color they are, did you notice anything else in the room that would give the right order?
X

Use the colored dashes on the TV to order the number of keys to get the code:

2124

9

Puzzle (T)

Incorrect Guess. Please Try Again.
X There's only one route you can fly.
X If you've ordered the boarding passes correctly, maybe try comparing their airports to something similar on wall.
X

Order the boarding passes like so:

JFK > LAX > PVG > CPT

Then compare to the clocks on the walls which gives you:

​8593

Then, as mentioned on the back of one of the boarding passes, reverse this number:

​3958

5

Puzzle (M)

Incorrect Guess. Please Try Again.
X Find the mirror, find the code.
X There's a four digit number hidden on the mirror's circumference. Look closely.
X I guess you don't like looking into a mirror. The code is 6894.
0

Puzzle (P)

Incorrect Guess. Please Try Again.
X You've got puzzle pieces. Is there one missing anywhere? Perhaps you dropped it on the floor...
X The floor has a carpet that looks strange. Maybe try lining up the puzzle pieces red side up on it. What are those strange roman markings?
X

If you line up the puzzle on the floor, you'll notice that each has a roman numeral, looking underneath each piece gives you the order, provided you can insert the missing number.

The code is 2354

7

Puzzle (C)

Incorrect Guess. Please Try Again.
X Check the backs of the bios for anything out of the ordinary.
X So many cards are lying around. Are you playing with a full deck?
X

If you order all the cards you found (including the one on the back of the bio), you'll notice 4 cards are missing. They are, in order:

2679

2

Final Room Code

Hurry up and get out of here.
Incorrect Guess. Please Try Again.
X Is there anything in the room that you didn't use?
X Something about that saying on the wall seems to ring true. How is it related?
X

If you read the whiteboard saying closely it gives you the order of the puzzles:

Puzzle
Time
Mirror
Cards
Key

Use the numbers you found from each of those puzzles in the order above to get out:

75029

You have unlocked the Library. You can now open the Envelope marked ROOM # 3 - LIBRARY

Library

Word Search

Incorrect Guess. Please Try Again.
X Don't be lazy, do the word search.
X

The left over letters spell

Seven is the Fourth

Bio

Incorrect Guess. Please Try Again.
X The back of the bio has a puzzle that's as easy as Alpha Bravo Charlie.
X

Using the NATO phonetic alphabet you can break down the code into words. The first letter of each word spells out:

Three is the First, Five is the Eighth.

Library Puzzle

Incorrect Guess. Please Try Again.
X There are a lot of messy bookshelves. Maybe you should clean up.
X Now that the books are back on the shelves, counting them might help.
X The count of the books (ordered by the volume number) is: 6786
This should help you out: _ 2 _ _ 1 _ 6 _

Computer Password - Final Room Code

Just another free hint. This code is a word not a number.
Incorrect Guess. Please Try Again.
X

Make sure you've solved all the puzzles: 

  • Bio
  • Bookshelves
  • Word search
  • and loose leaf on the desk
X What the heck are all those strips of paper for. Maybe there's a special order.
X Weird that the skyscraper painting only has lights on on a single line, and all the buildings are the same width.
X

If you use the code you got from the other puzzles

  • On the desk: _ _ 8 _ _ 4 _ _
  • The word search: _ _ _ 7 _ _ _ _
  • The bio: ​3 _ _ _ _ _ _ 5
  • The bookshelves: _ ​2 _ _ ​1 _ 6 _

gives you: 3 2 8 7 1 4 6 5

If you line up the strips of paper on the skyscraper portrait and read the word that it spells where the buildings' lights are on, you get:

LITIGATE

That was it. You've found everything you need. Head over to the Partners Meeting to present your evidence and (hopefully) save your firm.

The Partner's Meeting

The partners are meeting now. Hurry. There's no time to lose.

Present your evidence

1. 
2. 
3. 
4. 
5. 
Incorrect Guess. Please Try Again.

Escape Code

Incorrect Guess. Please Try Again.
X Did you remember to bring all the evidence with you. If not, go back and find all anything to do with Voodoo LLP.
X Now that you have all the bios, is there anything that might help you find a secret code in them?
X Place the decoder on top of the bios and look for words that all relate.
X

The words are 

  • Fraud
  • Racketeering
  • Embezzlement
  • Identity Theft
  • Tax Evasion

Put those in your present the evidence section and you'll notice 8 letters that are highlighted. If you unscramble them, you get the final code:

FAKE FIRM.

Congratulations, you found the case files that exposed VOODOO LLP and solved the mystery. The merger has been thwarted and your job has been saved. Thankfully you found out about the managing partner’s illegal forays into FRAUD, RACKETEERING, EMBEZZLEMENT, IDENTITY THEFT and TAX EVASION and learned that Voodoo LLP was a FAKE FIRM setup by the managing partner to take control of Smith Smith Smith & Smith before he could be fired for all his nefarious habits. His plan to frame the lawyers of the firm has also been thwarted thanks to you. You even managed to locate his current whereabouts and Interpol is now on their way to haul him to jail for good. Looks like he’ll be seeking legal representation soon. Be sure to leave your firm name so he can contact you when he does.

All in all, a good day’s work, but one mystery still nags at you: why, if the managing partner was actually behind the merger was he also feeding you clues to stop him. Was there maybe someone else behind all the help? If so, who? If you know who, enter their name in the last field provided below before submitting your scores. There's an added bonus if you do.

Thank you for saving the firm and thank you for playing.

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