Jigsaw is the fifth puzzle mini-game unlocked when playing the Secret Society: Hidden Mystery. The object is to move the puzzle pieces to the field inside the frame to complete a picture within a certain amount of time. The pictures are comprised of game scenes which the player has unlocked.
Jigsaw is available to play when a player reaches level 7 in the game; however you must first investigate locations to receive the 5 pieces that will unlock it. Once this is done, you will be asked to pay 4,000 coins and then the full mini-game will be accessible to play.
Jigsaw was introduced during the Call from the Depths Update (May 2017).
How To PlayEdit
First a picture will appear. Remember the picture. After tapping on the 'Play' button, the picture will break into pieces and you will need to reassemble it before the timer at the top of the screen runs out.
If time runs out, you will be given the option to use a Time Machine. If you decline this option, your consecutive puzzle streak will be reset to 0.
At each level, the size of the jigsaw puzzle and the number of pieces increases, and the amount of time allowed also increases. At Novice level, the puzzle is a 3x3 square, with 9 pieces; at Professor level, it is a 6x8 rectangle covering most of the screen, with 48 pieces, and 5:10 on the timer.
At the higher levels, the puzzle pieces are rotated randomly as well as scrambled. Rotate a puzzle piece 90 degrees by clicking or tapping on it; repeat to rotate farther. Rotation is always clockwise.
Tools in JigsawEdit
There are two tools available to use while playing Jigsaw. Using a Time Machine in Jigsaw will add 45 seconds to the timer. Using an Explorer's Eye once in Jigsaw will correctly connect 2 random puzzle pieces in their proper place and using it more than once will place 1 random puzzle piece in its proper place in the frame with each use.
Hints and TipsEdit
The puzzle pictures are screenshots of the other game pictures, cropped in various ways. The images are random. Some pictures, such as the Mayan Temple and Crashed Plane, are much more difficult to solve as jigsaw puzzles. You can take plenty of time to study the picture before you hit 'Play'.
Once two or more pieces have been correctly joined, the entire group of pieces will rotate together. Don't worry about getting all the pieces right-side-up; it's quicker to assemble several pieces and then turn the entire group right-side-up together. The group can also be moved as one, so you don't have to place pieces correctly before you assemble a group. It is usually faster to assemble groups of pieces rather than placing each piece individually.
When a group of two or more pieces has been correctly placed in the frame, it will give a slight flash to indicate this. Subsequent pieces added to the correctly placed group will also flash. The group can still be moved or rotated.
Every Jigsaw puzzle is solvable without the use of Explorer's Eyes, but they can be very useful when facing a new puzzle for the first time. Once you can solve the puzzle with 1 or 2 pieces placed you will have a better understanding of how to solve the puzzle with the other pieces.
If a Time Talisman is activated, it will increase time to investigate all pictures and puzzles, including Jigsaw, by 60 seconds for 24 hours. Time Talismans are made by combining certain collections on the Artefacts tab of the Collections section.
At higher levels, when the number of pieces becomes more difficult to manage, it helps to use techniques that work on regular jigsaw puzzles. Before playing a picture, note areas with unusual or distinct patches of color, or areas with strong horizontal or vertical lines that cross several pieces. Look for those pieces first and assemble them. Look for edge and corner pieces, but don't try to assemble the entire edge first.
Because of the space requirements of the Jigsaw puzzle, once there are a significant number of pieces, they will pile up at the sides. You can flick through the piles looking for your target colors, and you can drag pieces to unused parts of the screen. Don't waste time trying to sort the pieces before assembling: your timer will run out.
When the puzzle scrambles itself, the pieces fly out to the sides, rotating as they go. Keep your eye on a chosen section of the image and follow that piece as it moves. If possible, place that piece first.
Resource Demands and Rewards for PlayingEdit
Jigsaw is a Collection Item only Puzzle. This means its list of potential rewards for each play only contains regular Collection Items, Quest Items (if a Quest is currently active for Jigsaw) and event puzzle challenge items (if Jigsaw is used as the challenge puzzle). The list of potential rewards for Jigsaw is made up of 10 Collections:
- Log cabin supplies
- Naturalist's equipment
- Rarest animals
- Signs of Bigfoot
- Wildlife photography
- Model aircrafts
- Mysterious Mr. Connors
- Artifacts from Amazonia
- Flight data recorder
- Author's things
When Jigsaw is first opened, it is at Novice level, and only the items from the Log cabin supplies collection will be on the list of potential rewards. As the level of the Puzzle is increased, more and more items will be unlocked as potential rewards.
The amount of energy required to play Jigsaw will increase as the level of the Puzzle is increased. The experience points and coins rewards for each win of the Puzzle will also increase to match the increase in resource demands:
|Level||Resource Demands||Minimum Resource Rewards||Potential Game Item Rewards Pool|
|Energy Points||Special Items||Experience Points||Coins||Combining Elements||Collection Items|
|Novice||26||N/A||90||110||N/A||Kerosene lamp; Firewood; Cast iron pot; Oak barrel; Insect trap|
+Naturalist's notebook; Compass navigator; Multi-tool; Khaki jacket; Waders
+Lesser panda; Platypus; Water deer; Manul; Maned wolf
+Bigfoot's footprint; Flint; Cone necklace; Field ration; Shred of fur
|High Explorer||50||N/A||130||150||N/A|| |
+Monocular; Transformer tripod; Infrared camera; Zoom lens; Portrait lens
+Hang glider; Monoplane; Biplane; Electric aircraft; Autogyro
+Draft notes; Flight map; Group photo; Family tree; Exhibition booklets
+Archaeological catalog; Unusual statuette; Phial of water; Amazonian ruins; Temple scale model; Pilot logbook; Underwater locator beacon; Instrument panel; Cockpit voice recorder; Magnetic tape reel
|Grand Magister||74||N/A||170||190||N/A|| |
+Stationary set; Paperweight; Creative essay; Literary prize; Anonymous review
Notes and Historical InformationEdit
When the puzzle was introduced to the game, level 18 and 19,000 coins was needed to unlock it until the Halloween's Horror Update changed it to level 7.