Click the green button to start and click the correct answers below
The opening line of Flann O'Brien's 'At Swim-Two-Birds' has been broken into 27 weighted pieces. The challenge is, as a group, to piece them into the correct order using just the knowledge of English and getting the sentence to be sensible. Some questions are, How many plays will it take to succeed? Will some players try to sabotage the results? Will you act independently or try to communicate with one another? Specific directions below.
Play Specifics: Start the game and wait 7 seconds and then press the 'Give Up' option under the timer. Click the 'Full Results' button and read the answers in order, down the left column and then down the right. This is the sentence we are trying to create although not yet in order. Take note of words you want to come closer to the beginning of the sentence and then click 'Replay Game'. Play the game again, but only selecting those words you want to move towards the beginning and then click 'Give Up'. That's it. This is not a game for getting top score, or even for immediate gratification. The puzzle can be solved with about 300 perfect plays at the outset. (But how many plays will it really take?) Note: the % correct number reflects each entry's 'distance' to its final position; consecutive words from the beginning which are correctly placed are indicated by a (✔) mark.