One of the local DJs featured this game yesterday on her "ways to waste time at work" segment, and it's simultaneously awesome and maddening, so I thought I'd share:

Funny Farm

Basically, it's a word association / mind map game -- you start with the phrase "on the farm" and need to brainstorm words that you associate with that, and if they're one of the options on the map, it shows them. Then, once you get those words, you brainstorm words you associate with them, and so on, expanding the map.

There is an endgame to the puzzle, but I'm nowhere near reaching it — it has to do with reaching the four corners of the map, which I'm having a hard time getting to. (Surprisingly, one of the sections that's giving me the most trouble? "comic books")

If you're looking for a way to kill time, this is a mind-building way to do it!

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Dagwan said:

Now with its center-point identified (plus a few other points here and there):

http://shygypsy.com/farm/p.cgi?state=nppjkdpbdnppdlpphjnlpnplollbpd...
Added some, and finished British Bands:

http://shygypsy.com/farm/p.cgi?state=nppjkdpbdnppdlpphjnlpnplollbpd...

"Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read." -Groucho Marx

Check out the Secret Headquarters (my store) website! It's a pretty lame website, but I did it myself, so tough noogies

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Okay, I've filled in a few more items, like in the "Priests/Friars" box and the upper right corner.

http://shygypsy.com/farm/p.cgi?state=nppjkdpbdnppdlpphjnlpnplollbpd...
I no longer can tell what I have and what you guys don't, but here's where I am...

http://shygypsy.com/farm/p.cgi?state=nppjodpbdpppdlpphjnlpnplollbpd...

Complete with three of the four yellow meta-clues filled in.
There are so few left (that we can see...) that I'm tempted to post each time I get one.
Microsoft--> Redmond

"Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read." -Groucho Marx

Check out the Secret Headquarters (my store) website! It's a pretty lame website, but I did it myself, so tough noogies

Listen to WOXY.com, it's the future of rock-n-roll!


Done for the night (check out the upper left for most of my new additions):

http://shygypsy.com/farm/p.cgi?state=nppppdpndpppdlpphjnlppplpllbpd...

"Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read." -Groucho Marx

Check out the Secret Headquarters (my store) website! It's a pretty lame website, but I did it myself, so tough noogies

Listen to WOXY.com, it's the future of rock-n-roll!


Nothing meager about that, Rob. I think you've gotten further than I got on my own.
And the fourth meta-clue is in (as well as some others):

http://shygypsy.com/farm/p.cgi?state=nppppdpndpppdlpphjnlppplplpbpl...
(5,4) up and to the left from "mad hatter" - "March hare"?
Yup. Have you looked at the "Japan" section yet?

"Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read." -Groucho Marx

Check out the Secret Headquarters (my store) website! It's a pretty lame website, but I did it myself, so tough noogies

Listen to WOXY.com, it's the future of rock-n-roll!


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