Weekday Escape N°36


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Weekday Escape

elleOnce again it's time to take a break from all the hassle and fusses of the week with Weekday Escape—three terrific break-sized escape games all for one low introductory price of: free. What's more, if you act now, I'll throw in a few snarky remarks and a hastily written introduction to set the mood to Just Right. That's not just re-purposed bovine waste I'm selling you, folks. I mean, what would you rather be doing now: a) Whatever it is you're currently doing or b) Playing games? If you chose b, then you've chosen correctly. Keep reading and you'll even get a bonus fourth game just for being a loyal JIG customer. That's right, you get seven bunches of grapes in Funky Land's whimsical design, a bowl of the most delicious instant noodles found only in this special internet offer, and an adorable water-shooting duckling along with all these special bonus features. But wait, there's more: you can have all this plus impress your friends with your escaping expertise and witty comments, and all you have to do right now is click...

Fruit Kitchens No.10: Grape PurpleFruit Kitchens No.10: Grape Purple - Never to be confused with MonkeyBand, ClunkySand or HunkyHand, FunkyLand returns to the Weekday Escape anchor desk to herald in another hump day 300-second minibreak. Tending toward the easy end of the Fruit Kitchens challenge scale, this is one to relax with although screenshots or a notepad will aid in tracking solutions. Compared to other FunkyLand creations, the puzzles themselves might not inspire but the hip decor and rich colors, so deeply hued you can almost smell the grapes, enhance the whimsy all the more. After gathering up seven clusters of grapes, hidden behind sealed canisters and locked doors, use the key to unlock the door and enjoy a refreshing vineyard view.

Find the Escape-Men 114: Instant NoodleFind the Escape-Men 114: Instant Noodle - Is this you? Will drive far out of way to eat at the best ramen spot. Compares recipes and argues the virtues of shoyu versus miso broth with strangers in queue at the market. Judges travel destinations based on that city's selection of restaurants. Then you can relate to this escape protagonist's plight—craving a bowl of noodles, must search all corners of the room for clues and puzzle solutions to acquisition the necessary ingredients for yummy satisfaction. Oh, yeah, and this is a Find the Escape-Men game so....perhaps you'll want to find all ten little greenies? The puzzles themselves are fairly predictable and unoriginal, with a few scattered-pixel hunts, yet the two endings just manage to be worth the double play-through for all ramen-loving No1Game fans out there.

Cute Duckling 2Cute Duckling 2 - is a single-scened Minoto point-and-click puzzle that's over almost before it's started. But any bit of Minoto is usually too fun to pass up, even if it's hardly more substantial than a toothpick-impaled cheese sample from the Whole Foods' deli aisle—enough to get a sense of Minoto's quirky flair and whet the appetite but too paltry to bring ample satisfaction. In fact, it's taking more time to tell you about it than it took to play. But if you're like me, you can't resist the cuteness, curious to see just what new event each action will unfold. It's actually a lot more logical than the typical Minoto frame of mind. Then, since we all wish for more Minoto—to add more substance to the experience—let's play Ugly Duckling 11.

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Escape Man 114 Hint-Through

Escape Man 1

Keep bothering the freezer

Escape Man 2

Is there some furniture we could hide underneath?

Escape Man 3

While we're under here, maybe those colours can help us with something wobbly

Escape Man 4

If people who aren't "out" are "in the closet", then some joke about gay food.

Escape Man 5

Achoo.

Escape Man 6

How come when I make the wobbly picture, it doesn't work?

Compare the little hole/button things. How handy, it changes to a big "OK" sign!

Escape Man 7

I swear, these Escape Men hide like tiny little snakes sometimes. A wilderness expert once told us that a snake could curl itself up into the space of a small lid if need be.

Escape Man 8

Oh you sneaky little thing. There must have been a small EM party in that cupboard!

Escape Man 9

Hmm, the cupboard next to the fridge seems to hold some clue, but it's not working. Maybe the side of the cupboard will help me?

Escape Man 10

Oh NOW I can put water in the kettle and start cooking! Surprisingly, there seem to be no Escape Men hidden in the meat.

You might need a tool from under the sink to help with preparation.

Once it's ready, place it on the table and season it with a little EM.

This gets you End 1 of 2: EM gets fat on ramen.

Fruit Kitchens Grape Purple Walkthrough

Exploring

Table View

A device needs a liquid added

A Can Opener on the chair on the left

Kitchen View

Bunch o' Grapes (1/7) on top right

Blender that has some combination of colored dots

Glass Door Wall

A box with circles quarters and numbers underneath them. As you rotate the quarters, you can see an arrow with
a dot at one end.

The drawer below it has a 3/4 circle

Purple fridge that needs a key

Grape Box with a missing grape

Exit Door View

A Grape Can

Open with Can Opener for Bunch o' Grapes (2/7)

A Purple Key on the planter on the right

Frog Box that needs 4 numbers

Solving

Pie Door

Once you've noted the numbers, move around the quarters to match the picture on the drawer below

The empty quarter should be in the top left, and the 6 visible.

Get Bunch o' Grapes (3/7)

Purple Fridge

Use Purple Key to open fridge.

Get Bunch o' Grapes (4/7)

Frog Box

Use combo from pie quarters, from the dot to the arrow (clock wise from top left)

Solution:

6409

Receive Bunch o' Grapes (5/7) and Purple Disk from the frog's lap

Grape Box

Use Purple Disk from Frog Box to open the box

Receive Bunch o' Grapes (6/7)

Note the colors the disks have changed

Blender (with colorblind help)

The hint comes from the completed Grape Box

Order does not matter, but quantity does

From number of each colored disk, click that corresponding button. It will count down from 10

Solution:
Purple = 4
Blue = 3
Pink/Fuschia = 2
Green = 1

Colorblind Help

Top Left = click 4 times
Top Right = click once
Bottom Left = click 3 times
Bottom Right = click 2 times

Receive Green Smoothie

Table Machine

This machine needs a liquid

Use the Green Smoothie

Receive Bunch o' Grapes (7/7)

Get your Fruit Kitchen Key and Escape!

Escape Men 114: Instant Noodle Walkthrough

1. Check the freezer.

Click the ice at the top of the freezer four times until you dislodge the escape man, then quickly click him before he falls. (If you miss, zoom out, then back in, and click four times again.)

2. Bottom of cupboard (3-digit code)

Click the right side of the cupboard to see three shapes. Look at the front of the cupboard and count the shapes. Enter the code into the cupboard door.

163

3. Under table.

4. Left glass door.

Turn to the glass-door cabinet and open the left side.

5. Move the bowl.

On the left side of glass-door cabinet (same place you found #4), move the bowl.

6. Check the pepper.

Get the pepper from the right side of the glass-door cabinet. Open the lid and get the escape man.

7. Wobble wobble.

Look at the color code under the table. Wobble the corners of the picture (glass cabinet view) according to the code.

Colorblind: The code is red, yellow, blue, green, yellow, green, blue, red; the corners of the picture are top left = red, top right = blue, bottom left = green, bottom right = yellow.

TL BR TR BL BR BL TR TL

8. Under sink.

Use the wobbly picture to open the cabinet under the sink.

Not working? Notice the circles.

The wobbly picture has a circle (the nail) on top, while the sink has a circle (a button?) on the bottom, so turn the code upside-down before entering it.
Colorblind: TL = 4 clicks, TR = 3 clicks, middle = 5 clicks, BL = 2 clicks, BR = 1 click.

9. Under lid.

Get the lid from under the sink. Look at its underside.

10. Make some ramen.

Collecting things

Kitchen view

  • Get the bowl and the kettle.

  • Fill the kettle at the sink.

  • Put the kettle on the stove.

Fridge view

  • Get the sprouts, meat, and box from the fridge.

  • Use "about item" on the box and get an egg.

  • Get the ramen from the bottom of the cupboard by solving the 3-digit code.

  • Use "about item" on the ramen and unwrap it.

Table view

  • Get the chopsticks from the corner of the table.

Glass-door cabinet view

  • Get the pepper from the right door.

Kitchen view, take 2

  • Get the lid from under the sink (right side).

  • Get the knife from under the sink (left side).

  • Get the now-boiling water from the stove.

Let's get cooking!

  1. Put the noodles and the "Soup" packet in the bowl.

  2. Pour the boiling water into the bowl and put on the lid.

  3. Use the knife to slice the egg in half.

  4. Use the knife to slice the meat.

  5. Remove the lid from the bowl and add the sprouts, egg, and meat.

  6. Put the bowl on the table and add some pepper.

End 1

Let the escape men eat the ramen. This will happen whether you like it or not if you leave the ramen til last, i.e. if you collect the escape men in the order listed above.

End 2

Eat the ramen yourself. To do this, make sure you have fewer than 9 escape men when you start cooking. Once you've collected the escape man from the bowl, use the chopsticks to eat the ramen. Then go get your remaining escape man or men.

Cute Duckling Walkthrough

This game is a bit hard to give small hints for, so this walkthrough will be a straight progression from start to finish.

When in doubt, know that you only interact with each element of the scene once.

Starting Out

You control the flying duck with a small creature on its back, and you can fire a little blue bolt to disrupt your surroundings. But you can't fly through the rain!

Fire at the Beehive to annoy out a Bee

Buzz Off

Now that you have a Bee, better put him to good use- place him on the sunflower and he'll make Honey.

Sweeet!

Yum, Honey! Let's see, honey is sticky and can be use in hollows- let's try that Hole in the Tree over there.

Hello Friend

The Honey will attract a Rhinoceros Beetle

Leverage

Those large horns on the Rhinoceros Beetle's forehead might help him move something we can't- like a large boulder.

Once the boulder has been moved, collect Scissors

Snippety Snip

Cut down the large Leaf next to the ducks.

Umbrella (-ella, -ella)

Use the Leaf on the flying bird and his rider. Now they can fly through the rain, and help the ducklings along!

28 Comments

midiphile August 13, 2014 6:08 AM

Escape Men didn't work for me in Firefox. Keeps restarting every few seconds. Worked Ok in IE though.

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All seemed very easy this week.

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Hint for Fruit Kitchens 10:

Think of how bowling pins are numbered.
Aaaand unless you have super memory, you might want to scribble the order down on spare paper or the Sticky Notes program.

Everything else was pretty straightforward Fruits Kitchen things.

They could have made you find different colours/varieties of grapes to keep it interesting.

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Escape Man 114 Hint-Through

Escape Man 1

Keep bothering the freezer

Escape Man 2

Is there some furniture we could hide underneath?

Escape Man 3

While we're under here, maybe those colours can help us with something wobbly

Escape Man 4

If people who aren't "out" are "in the closet", then some joke about gay food.

Escape Man 5

Achoo.

Escape Man 6

How come when I make the wobbly picture, it doesn't work?

Compare the little hole/button things. How handy, it changes to a big "OK" sign!

Escape Man 7

I swear, these Escape Men hide like tiny little snakes sometimes. A wilderness expert once told us that a snake could curl itself up into the space of a small lid if need be.

Escape Man 8

Oh you sneaky little thing. There must have been a small EM party in that cupboard!

Escape Man 9

Hmm, the cupboard next to the fridge seems to hold some clue, but it's not working. Maybe the side of the cupboard will help me?

Escape Man 10

Oh NOW I can put water in the kettle and start cooking! Surprisingly, there seem to be no Escape Men hidden in the meat.

You might need a tool from under the sink to help with preparation.

Once it's ready, place it on the table and season it with a little EM.

This gets you End 1 of 2: EM gets fat on ramen.

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Actually...

It doesn't matter what order you click the buttons on the blender in. What matters is that you click each the right number of times.

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Argh! I have 9 escape men and

bowl with noodles and soup cube, bean sprouts, sliced meat, sliced egg, kettle, emptied pot lid, opened pepper and chopsticks

and I still can't

make soup

!!! Help?

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bearharry August 13, 2014 10:55 AM

@spike

have you boil the water yet?

Hint for second ending

eat the noodles before summon the Escape Man

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VoxPopuli42 August 13, 2014 12:49 PM

Fruit Kitchens Grape Purple Walkthrough

Exploring

Table View

A device needs a liquid added

A Can Opener on the chair on the left

Kitchen View

Bunch o' Grapes (1/7) on top right

Blender that has some combination of colored dots

Glass Door Wall

A box with circles quarters and numbers underneath them. As you rotate the quarters, you can see an arrow with
a dot at one end.

The drawer below it has a 3/4 circle

Purple fridge that needs a key

Grape Box with a missing grape

Exit Door View

A Grape Can

Open with Can Opener for Bunch o' Grapes (2/7)

A Purple Key on the planter on the right

Frog Box that needs 4 numbers

Solving

Pie Door

Once you've noted the numbers, move around the quarters to match the picture on the drawer below

The empty quarter should be in the top left, and the 6 visible.

Get Bunch o' Grapes (3/7)

Purple Fridge

Use Purple Key to open fridge.

Get Bunch o' Grapes (4/7)

Frog Box

Use combo from pie quarters, from the dot to the arrow (clock wise from top left)

Solution:

6409

Receive Bunch o' Grapes (5/7) and Purple Disk from the frog's lap

Grape Box

Use Purple Disk from Frog Box to open the box

Receive Bunch o' Grapes (6/7)

Note the colors the disks have changed

Blender (with colorblind help)

The hint comes from the completed Grape Box

Order does not matter, but quantity does

From number of each colored disk, click that corresponding button. It will count down from 10

Solution:
Purple = 4
Blue = 3
Pink/Fuschia = 2
Green = 1

Colorblind Help

Top Left = click 4 times
Top Right = click once
Bottom Left = click 3 times
Bottom Right = click 2 times

Receive Green Smoothie

Table Machine

This machine needs a liquid

Use the Green Smoothie

Receive Bunch o' Grapes (7/7)

Get your Fruit Kitchen Key and Escape!

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VoxPopuli42 August 13, 2014 1:09 PM

Cute Duckling definitely lived up to its name. Very cute, a bit funny with the logic but very easy.

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shipoopie August 13, 2014 4:02 PM

I just bought grapes! :-D

There were two places where I got something by accident. In the grape game I accidentally opened the pacman drawer and I thought it just needed to be opened last but

I went back and it turns out you need to just orient the wheel to match the pacman on the drawer.

Then, on the duckling game, I accidentally found the

scissors when all I was trying to do was put the bug on the duck and it just happened to be near the rock and the bug flipped the rock.

So, I don't know how long I would have taken to get through those games if I had had to think up to do those things on my own.

The escape men game wouldn't load. :-(

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I can't seem to get started on escape men. I end up getting lost. could someone if they have time, either post some explanations or possibly a step by step? thanks.

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Jamilworm August 13, 2014 9:29 PM

In escape men

I put the lid on the bowl with noodles, soup mix, and boiling water, but nothing else. Now I can't get the lid off to add more ingredients.

Did I screw myself? Am I stuck?

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Jamilworm August 13, 2014 9:31 PM

Nevermind. Stupidly,

by cutting the egg in half then suddenly I am able to open the lid.

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anyone? :(

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@bearharry

Got it! thanks!

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shipoopie August 14, 2014 1:59 AM

The lower cabinet in the escape men game opened with the wrong number the first time through and I didn't know why it worked and it wouldn't work again. Then someone mentioned where to find the clue and of course it was where I had clicked a million times before. But that was the only pixel hunt, really.

The second ending is weird because

who would eat escape man garnished ramen! EEEEeeeeeeewwwwwwwwwww!

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Escape Men 114: Instant Noodle Walkthrough

1. Check the freezer.

Click the ice at the top of the freezer four times until you dislodge the escape man, then quickly click him before he falls. (If you miss, zoom out, then back in, and click four times again.)

2. Bottom of cupboard (3-digit code)

Click the right side of the cupboard to see three shapes. Look at the front of the cupboard and count the shapes. Enter the code into the cupboard door.

163

3. Under table.

4. Left glass door.

Turn to the glass-door cabinet and open the left side.

5. Move the bowl.

On the left side of glass-door cabinet (same place you found #4), move the bowl.

6. Check the pepper.

Get the pepper from the right side of the glass-door cabinet. Open the lid and get the escape man.

7. Wobble wobble.

Look at the color code under the table. Wobble the corners of the picture (glass cabinet view) according to the code.

Colorblind: The code is red, yellow, blue, green, yellow, green, blue, red; the corners of the picture are top left = red, top right = blue, bottom left = green, bottom right = yellow.

TL BR TR BL BR BL TR TL

8. Under sink.

Use the wobbly picture to open the cabinet under the sink.

Not working? Notice the circles.

The wobbly picture has a circle (the nail) on top, while the sink has a circle (a button?) on the bottom, so turn the code upside-down before entering it.
Colorblind: TL = 4 clicks, TR = 3 clicks, middle = 5 clicks, BL = 2 clicks, BR = 1 click.

9. Under lid.

Get the lid from under the sink. Look at its underside.

10. Make some ramen.

Collecting things

Kitchen view

  • Get the bowl and the kettle.

  • Fill the kettle at the sink.

  • Put the kettle on the stove.

Fridge view

  • Get the sprouts, meat, and box from the fridge.

  • Use "about item" on the box and get an egg.

  • Get the ramen from the bottom of the cupboard by solving the 3-digit code.

  • Use "about item" on the ramen and unwrap it.

Table view

  • Get the chopsticks from the corner of the table.

Glass-door cabinet view

  • Get the pepper from the right door.

Kitchen view, take 2

  • Get the lid from under the sink (right side).

  • Get the knife from under the sink (left side).

  • Get the now-boiling water from the stove.

Let's get cooking!

  1. Put the noodles and the "Soup" packet in the bowl.

  2. Pour the boiling water into the bowl and put on the lid.

  3. Use the knife to slice the egg in half.

  4. Use the knife to slice the meat.

  5. Remove the lid from the bowl and add the sprouts, egg, and meat.

  6. Put the bowl on the table and add some pepper.

End 1

Let the escape men eat the ramen. This will happen whether you like it or not if you leave the ramen til last, i.e. if you collect the escape men in the order listed above.

End 2

Eat the ramen yourself. To do this, make sure you have fewer than 9 escape men when you start cooking. Once you've collected the escape man from the bowl, use the chopsticks to eat the ramen. Then go get your remaining escape man or men.

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shipoopie August 14, 2014 3:22 AM

In the bonus ugly duckling game, it's super weeeeird at the end when

the duck mommy tries to mail herself.

And I guess in Minoto land,

popcorn makes its own gravy! :-O

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is there a cute duckling walkthrough in the works?

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VoxPopuli42 August 14, 2014 10:45 AM

Cute Duckling Walkthrough

This game is a bit hard to give small hints for, so this walkthrough will be a straight progression from start to finish.

When in doubt, know that you only interact with each element of the scene once.

Starting Out

You control the flying duck with a small creature on its back, and you can fire a little blue bolt to disrupt your surroundings. But you can't fly through the rain!

Fire at the Beehive to annoy out a Bee

Buzz Off

Now that you have a Bee, better put him to good use- place him on the sunflower and he'll make Honey.

Sweeet!

Yum, Honey! Let's see, honey is sticky and can be use in hollows- let's try that Hole in the Tree over there.

Hello Friend

The Honey will attract a Rhinoceros Beetle

Leverage

Those large horns on the Rhinoceros Beetle's forehead might help him move something we can't- like a large boulder.

Once the boulder has been moved, collect Scissors

Snippety Snip

Cut down the large Leaf next to the ducks.

Umbrella (-ella, -ella)

Use the Leaf on the flying bird and his rider. Now they can fly through the rain, and help the ducklings along!

Reply
gorgeousplanet August 15, 2014 3:00 AM

Instant Noodle made me hungry...

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yourname.isnotavailable.9536 August 15, 2014 8:39 PM

Escape Man Second ending

Actually, you don't need fewer than 9 escape man to get the second ending.

Once you put the ramen bowl on the table and sprinkle the pepper on it, just don't click on the 10th Escape Man that appears among the pepper flakes and you'll be able to eat the ramen with the chopsticks and obtain the second ending.

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The second ending doesn't happen until you

then grab the last escape man that is hiding under the bowl.

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Illysmanxie August 17, 2014 3:59 PM

I'm not able to fill the kettle with the water, can anyone help? :o
I zoom in on the sink, highlight the kettle and then click on the faucet- the water pours, but the kettle doesn't change!

I have been able to collect -everything- but the last escape man, the tenth.
I've tried filling the kettle at all the different stages of the game, but no good! : I'm using OS X 10.9 with chrome (also trying with safari) with the latest flash player.

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marshalljpeters August 20, 2014 12:56 AM

For those having trouble opening the Escape Men game, if you use Firefox, turn off the ad-blocker for that page/site. An ad has to load before the game will.

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The problem with the escape man games is not with opening them, but with playing them: they open just fine, but after you start playing, they up and restart themselves. As in, you're scanning the scene for a possible hotspot to click on, and suddenly you're back at the green language selection scene.

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marshalljpeters August 20, 2014 5:49 PM replied to Reka

Oh, OK. I thought it was the issue of it not loading, like the common complaint with the EM series. It worked fine for me.

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