Beetlesweeper!

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  1. kaeshiva

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    So it is a known fact that my husband, Scoffer Kada, does occasionally on his journey between Serenite and the mines come across the occasional cotton bush which he has been told to always get because my need for beetles is endless. Usually, he dumps these in a box in his house which I periodically liberate.

    Today however, I logged in to find that the beetles were not in their desginated container.
    I searched far and wide, and then I found this....

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    Welcome to Beetlesweeper, he says.
    The rules are simple.
    Beetles are mines, and the number of gold ingots in a box determines how many beetles are in surrounding boxes. There was even a helpful number grid for me to call out which to open, since my permissions had been removed to prevent me hulksmashing all the boxes.
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    Scoffer explained the rules in guild chat, so we drew a few interested spectators....
    If I clear the board, I get all the beetles and gold ingots.
    If I explode, I go home with empty hands.

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    I was unable to solve this problem with Brute Force....


    ....so began to tacke the problem. Scoffer has devised a clever "apples and lemons" marker system.
    Number of apples on the box, or placing a lemon to identify where a beetle is hiding...

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    Things progressed.....

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    In the end, we were able to solve Beetlesweep, and were awarded all the things:
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    I'm now looking around for the "new game" button....;)
     
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  3. Zapatos80

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    That's awesome!
     
  4. Daxxe Diggler

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    Looks to me like your husband might be trying to occupy your time and distract you away from consuming up the beetles so he doesn't have to find you so many... haha.

    Very smart there Scoffer! :p And... grats on solving the puzzle @kaeshiva .
     
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    I think this is another argument about having empty containers not count toward the lot limits.

    Whether it is for or against, I am not quite sure.
     
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    Containers are separate from normal decoration limits. In other words, they have their own special limit.
     
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    Sounds like you made a great variant of MagicSweeper!