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PQ2 in real life 9 Years, 8 Months ago Karma: 7  
I had a rather interesting phenomenon
occur last weekend. I had been up late
on Saturday night/Sunday morning playing
PQ2 and
was up around noon on Sunday and I
got a family-related project to perform
with my wife.

We had a rather bulky piece of furniture
(a couch as it happens) to move from our
garage into our living room.

We had a very difficult time moving that
furniture into its new location. And I'm happy
to report that, I believe in part to the
PQ2 skills that I've acquired, I kept
coming up with ideas on how to rotate the
couch in order to fit it through our house
door.

It was quite a process: initially, we had
to climb up a short stile to reach the
threshold for our outside door. However,
the couch would not fit through, even
when rotated 90 degrees which did shorten
its width dimension. Several times, my wife
had pretty much given up on the project
and we probably looked rather silly to our
neighbors for even trying to squeeze the
couch inside. Eventually though, we ended up
pushing the couch straight up in the air so
that it was perpendicular to the ground and
then had to shove it while rotating it in
order to get it through the door.

Generally speaking, I don't consider myself
to be very intellectually viable when it comes
to considering objects in relationship to one
another in 3-dimensional space but my skills
in that regard have substantially improved.

--Library guy
 
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Re:PQ2 in real life 9 Years, 8 Months ago Karma: 8  
That's quite funny and real.

I think general aptitudes of space and movement are aquired when you don't even realise your existence, but (as it says the report I posted about the intelligence) I think those aptitudes can be improved. And furthermore, I think PQ2 is almost the perfect tool to help that improvement.

It happened to me two or three day ago something of that kind of stories (like Adam's one). My father brought a hammock, and it came without instructions. Then, as always, I had to "think about how could it be assembled" and then work it out. Usually I'm a good puzzle solver, but it's true that when doing it I couldn't avoid thinking of PQ2.

And I agree with Adam:

my skills in that regard have substantially improved

Maybe not substantially, but at least I feel I could solve a puzzle-like problem in less time and surer of what I'm doing.
 
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Re:PQ2 in real life 9 Years, 8 Months ago Karma: 7  
Adri,

Don't get me started on the topic of
putting together products without
instructions. I think that should
pretty much be a prerequisite. Most
instructions are bewildering anyway

BTW, really enjoyed your Joinq2fans
puzzle.

At first, I thought it was one that Bruce
had created because he had mentioned
something about invincibility in certain
puzzles. When I stood underneath the
goal, the detective could not make
contact with me. What a fascinating idea!

I did manage to solve it after quite a
bit of "trial and error."

--Adam
 
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Re:PQ2 in real life 9 Years, 6 Months ago Karma: 8  
Back to the title of the topic "PQ2 in real life":

Do you like solving REAL 3D puzzles? I'm not referring to the normal puzzles of 1000 pieces, no, I talk about Chains and Rings puzzles.

You know them: two or more rings or strange shapes linked together, apparently inseparable. Then by trying turning, twisting and sliding them (but not bending), they'll finally get unchained (hopefully).

Do you like or have those?

I love also that kind of puzzles (in fact, I like any PUZZLE). They'll show you in a more realistic way than a videogame (though PQ2 is a perfect aptitude test) your ability to solve real spacial problems.
 
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Re:PQ2 in real life 9 Years, 6 Months ago Karma: 7  
Adri,

I'm old enough so that I was around
when the Rubik's cube first came out...
long before the lookalikes were sold
as they are now in Dollar Stores in
America (though I'm not sure if they're
sold in big chain stores like Wal-Mart).

I was never very talented with the
Rubik's cube but I enjoyed fiddling
around with it.

I don't actually own any 3-d puzzles
that I know of. I think that I know
what you're talking about. Maybe send
a photo of the device that you're
referring to and it will refresh my
memory.

Puzzles do fascinate me quite a lot.
I've done a fair amount of crossword
puzzles growing up and more recently
some sodoku puzzles.

My grandfather really enjoyed the game
of chess and played the Russian grandmaster
at the L.A. chess club back in the 40s or
50s. Apparently, the Russian champ was
very comfortable playing blindfolded!!

--Adam
 
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Re:PQ2 in real life 9 Years, 6 Months ago Karma: 8  
OK, here there go some pics:

Puzzle Rings:



Cast Elk:



Snake Cube:



And the master of masters:



I'm very proud of this last one, as I was able to solve it by myself (after some weeks working hard on it).

Most of these games I bought them in Japan (van3 may know they're from "Tokyu Hands" ). And this summer I'm going to buy a few more. I find them really challenging and they're a lot of fun (sometimes frustration) for me.

Now you might have a clearer idea, don't you Adam? I'm sure you've seen them anywhere and most probably you have one or a few in your house.

Hey Adam! I had an idea for your PSP "problems" with Zach: you buy him these puzzle rings and he can try solving them while you're playing PQ2. The other way around, you could finish the work he didn't (if he couldn't solve it, which I doubt) at the time he's using PSP .

Greets,

Adri

PS: I don't mistreat Rubik's Cube, it's just excess of use .
 
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Re:PQ2 in real life 9 Years, 6 Months ago Karma: 7  
Adri,

Thanks for those pictures.

We actually don't own anything
like that but maybe we should shop
around to see what we can find.

The "rubik's cubes" that are featured
in those pics look a bit different
from our rubik's cubes.

In terms of the PQ2 in real life topic,
I was thinking more of actual applications
where we might employ the ability
acquired through PQ2 in our lives.

For example, having only a certain
number of wood slats, can one build
a particular item? One has to make
maximal use of the material given in
order to build the given object or
device. In the PQ2 game, often one
has to maximize the usage of the blocks
that one is given in order to complete
the puzzle.

--Adam
 
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