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    Techniques and strategies for Lumosity By The Rules.

    These tips and tricks from Lumosity players are shown to the right of some of the games on the Lumosity website. Some people may find them helpful.

    1. This game is NOT timed, so take the time to examine each card, that will make it easier to discover the rule faster.
    2. By level 5, outline of the box was added as a rule.
    3. Don't rush yourself... You have ALL the time you need.
    4. Don't be afraid to invest in an element that first seems consistent, 9 times out of 10 you're correct!
    5. Have a detailed sentence in your head about the first card that is accepted in every new rule before continuing. (Two, Empty, Blue, Triangles, Dashed.) And keep saying it in your head as you continue through the rest of the cards in the rule. It gets really easy to distinguish, trust me.
    6. Use the arrow keys for sorting!!!
    7. This is one game where time is your luxury. Take as much as you need.
    8. Always begin by choosing "Follows the Rule". Remember the items that do and do not pass in such a way that you can eliminate what elements are excluded.
    9. To begin with always assume the shape fits the rule.
    10. For practice away from Lumosity, play the card game Mao.
    11. The rule is NOT necessarily on the first card or two!
    12. Try saying the actual shape or color out loud. It will help you!
    13. Do not get frustrated if you guess a rule incorrect! It's going to take some time for you to figure out the rule-so you have to make a mistake. This game involves a lot of "learning from your mistakes".
    14. Once you unlock Level 6 you need to be aware of a possible addition to the rules, i.e. the outline of the box.
    15. Don't get downhearted because you got some wrong, that is partly the purpose of the game.
    16. Take as long as you want... it doesnt make any difference, and you have more time to think.
    17. Until you learn the rule, you will need to guess and get some wrong. Don't let this discourage you. Take note of the characteristics of each card so you can narrow down options and discover the sorting rule in as few moves as possible.
    18. Use the left and right arrow key as shortcuts! Left=Doesn't follow the rule Right=Follows the rule.
    19. Examine the first card carefully and state its characteristics to yourself - that makes it easier to catch what's the same or different about the next ones.
    20. If you say the name of the shape and the color out loud while placing the card, it is easier to discover the rule.

  • #2
    Tips for getting really high scores:
    o Getting 12 and then 13 rules solved is possible.
    o This game is in the Puzzle category, not memory, so feel free to write down the cards as they occur with their yes or no result.
    o Getting 13 solved puzzles at level 6 takes patience and luck.
    - Luck because, the cards are generated at random, so give no clue as to which rule the card is associated.
    - I tracked thousands of cards trying to figure that out
    - Some card series will thus be solvable by only showing 2 cards
    - Some card series will thus be only solvable after showing more than twelve cards
    - If you are unlucky and draw long solvable series, then you will be out of cards by 6 solved rules
    - If you are lucky (on average, one in 800 games played), then you will get enough 2 and 3 sets where the solution comes quickly enough that you solve 13 rules before running out of cards
    o Always answer YES, except when
    - The answer has to be NO (all the traits appeared on previous NO cards)
    - If a YES answer would reduce the possible traits (a trait with only one answer left) from 6 down to 1 (too good to be true). i.e.,
    ... for example the 1st card, cgbAtr, is a YES and the 2nd card is dheAsu because there were 6 traits with only one answer left after the 1st card, and if a YES on the 2nd card, would have solved for the rule, "A".
    ... but answer YES if the 1st card, cGbAtr, is a YES and the 2nd card is dGeAsu or cGeAsu or cGbAsu or cGbAtu or cGbAtr (answer YES if going from 6 to 2 or 5 to 1 possible traits; NO only if going from 6 to 1)
    o Quit the game early if (not following this makes you play more games than needed)
    - after rule 1 solved you have less than 79 cards left
    - after rule 2 solved you have less than 69 cards left
    - ... 3 ... 59 ...
    - ... 4 ... 51 ...
    - ... 5 ... 44 ...
    - ... 6 ... 37 ...
    - ... 7 ... 31 ...
    - ... 8 ... 25 ...
    - ... 9 ... 19 ...
    - ... 10 ... 13 ...
    - ... 11 ... 7 ...
    - then at 12 completed, you need 1 card left to get to 13
    o The game ignores the number of cards left if you keep answering correctly


    • testuser
      testuser commented
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      Thank you so much for your significant contribution! You are highly skilled in this game! We would love it hear from you again.

    • Evan
      Evan commented
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      Good job.

  • #3
    I might also add that completing 14 is also possible, but the odds of lucking out that much are about the same as getting struck by lightening. I only went to 13 once. I have better things to do with my time. But 13 games will get you a score of about 1850 out of 2000 possible. Do 13 games twice and I believe your game score will get higher. Because I had played this game once, it was dragging down my Problem Solving score, which sort of ****ed me off because it's too simple to be a problem and has too much luck to be something solvable at the higher levels.


    • pinkcat
      pinkcat commented
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      I agree.

    • raisedbyrats
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    • CarlosTheJackal
      CarlosTheJackal commented
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      15 is the maximum level?

  • #4
    I played this for the first time after seeing this thread and my cognitive LPI dropped 23 points... Ugh.
    I appreciate the pointers, but I'm having a hard time seeing the method in the madness... There seems to be a lot of luck involved. I suppose it does take logical reasoning... It seems like counting cards to me in a way.


    • #5
      I don't understand this game so I play it only once and never again jajaja =)


      • #6
        After the significant drop in my cognitive LPI, I decided to go back in to see if I could get it back. I am happy to say that I succeeded and then some. However, my problem solving LPI is still much lower. I am not sure how that works, but oh well, what is done is done.

        After giving it a go I have ended up really liking the game. It is not like counting cards as I had first thought though. It is a careful process of elimination. which gets pretty tricky at the point I have reached. Having 6 variables to narrow down the rule takes patience, to say the least.
        Problem solving is by far my favorite category in the Lumosity lineup. I have always been tenacious and do best without a clock.

        I admittedly only scanned your tips because they seemed so complicated and I had no idea what abbreviations like cgbAtr, dheAsu or dGeAsu meant. After playing for a short time ended up making up my own abbreviations and it has been a big help.
        One tip that I have put to full use is, "so feel free to write down the cards as they occur". That is without a doubt the best course of action in my opinion.

        I do not think I could have written out such detailed advice... Thank you.


        • #7
          Happy to say after 3 more games cognitive LPI is higher than ever and problem solving LPI is now only approximately 30 points less than it's highest score.

          Last game was 10 completed rules... Found my new favorite!!


          • CarlosTheJackal
            CarlosTheJackal commented
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            it's good you figured the game out =)

          • Evan
            Evan commented
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            I am looking forward to you hitting 2000 LPI for problem solving. No pressure.

          • Gore
            Gore commented
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            Hahaha... Evan, I put more pressure on myself than anyone else ever could.
            So far in that category, my only 2000 is Pirate Passage.
            I think there are games in the category that would be nearly impossible to reach 2000.
            I am at 1841 now. I would be very happy to hit 1900 in problem solving overall.
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