- Posted by Johanna on January 3, 2006 at 3:47 pm
- Category: Meta
I was hoping to get more done for this website over the holidays, but KC brought home a new distraction — Perplex City.
It’s a set of trading cards, each of which have some kind of brainteaser on them. Every card also has a unique ID number, so when you solve the puzzle, you log on to the website, enter your solution, and gain points if you’re right. Some of the puzzles are fiendish, and the whole collect/solve/reward system is addictive.
My comic shop is one of two North American retailers carrying it (it started in the UK), and I think this has the potential to be big. People are already selling duplicate cards on ebay, but there’s still time to start, since they haven’t even released half of the cards yet.
Oh, and I forgot to mention that, besides the individual puzzles, there’s one big one, with a real-life cash prize.