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Solve This Puzzle: What Is This Mystery Object? by David McMahon

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Put on your thinking caps, have as many guesses as you want – and most of all, have fun. Your time starts …. NOW!

Spoiler alert: do not read any further unless you want the answer revealed.

Solved by UK-based Red Bubbler Ellis Morley Photo, who identified it as the base of a plastic frame for a Connect Four/ Connect 4 game.

Question 2: Which commercial board game, released by Waddingtons in 1938 was based on an actual British horse race?

Question 3: Released in 2008, what is the name of the spin-off from the board game Cluedo (or Clue in the US and Canada)? Solved by UK-based Red Bubbler Ellis Morley Photo, who answered “Cluedo: Discover the Secrets”.

I do not crop, enhance or post-edit my images in any way. Shot with a Pentax K100D, using a Sigma 18-125mm lens. F5.6, 1/30 sec, ISO 800, focal length 125mm.

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Comments

  • Betty Mackey
    Betty Mackeyabout 4 years ago

    Is it made of plastic?

  • Hi Betty, yes, it is indeed made of plastic. Nice work.

    – David McMahon

  • Betty Mackey
    Betty Mackeyabout 4 years ago

    Is it some kind of track?

  • As in train track, or car track?

    – David McMahon

  • ellismorleyphto
    ellismorleyphtoabout 4 years ago

    Chair support, table support (picnic style ones not heavy duty of course!)

  • Not chairs or tables. In fact, here’s a big clue – it’s got nothing to do with furniture.

    – David McMahon

  • ellismorleyphto
    ellismorleyphtoabout 4 years ago

    No… It’s a CONNECT 4 frame.

  • BINGO – well solved, Ellis. I’ll post your link, post a follow-up question – and you can now ask us a question as well!

    – David McMahon

  • ellismorleyphto
    ellismorleyphtoabout 4 years ago

    (visual puzzles would love this btw!)

  • Okey-dokey, Ellis. Will submit it, on your advice!

    – David McMahon

  • Betty Mackey
    Betty Mackeyabout 4 years ago

    Is it a track for toy cars looping around?

  • No, Betty, but see Ellis’s comments above – and stand by for the fun of the follow-up questions!

    – David McMahon

  • ellismorleyphto
    ellismorleyphtoabout 4 years ago

    I recognised the ridges when I looked properly! :-) And that group was MADE for your weekly puzzles ;-)

    Follow up question, eh? OK… ::will be right back::

  • Nice detective work, Ellis – I thought it would take a while to crack this!

    – David McMahon

  • ellismorleyphto
    ellismorleyphtoabout 4 years ago

    1. steeplechase??
    2. murder mystery? CSI 1940s?

  • 1. Not steeplechase – it was based, I think on the Lincolnshire Handicap race. Will give a clue when you want it.
    2. Nope, and nope. Again, will give a clue when requested!

    – David McMahon

  • ellismorleyphto
    ellismorleyphtoabout 4 years ago

    OK… MB was sadly taken over by giant corporation Hasbro in 1984 but in what year was…

    1. connect 4 launched
    2. mb founded
  • David McMahon
    David McMahonabout 4 years ago

    1. Was it post-war?
    2. In 1934.

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