Two miniatures, two solutions
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 November 2012 18:00
- Written by Vitaly Novikov
Two Sherlock Holmes miniatures by Vitaly Novikov published on the same date. They were not too difficult (that's why they are called 'miniatures' for in the first place). Here are the answers.
Miniature #1: Negative Fan
Question: Please, explain what has happened when a fan was added to a hand and hand value diminished.
Answer. The main fan was undoubtedly “Chicken Hand”. Though a player missed to add another fan (costing less than 8 pts.) which was added by the other player. Hence, total hand value decreased (“Chicken Hand” is no longer a valid fan).
What might be that “missed” fan? Here is some list:
• wait (any of three),
• Last Tile,
• Tile Hog
…And we assume that a player missed a fan unintentionally.
Miniature #2: Mrs. Hudson’s New Fan
Question: Please, describe Mrs. Hudson’s starting hand and explain what is this new fan about.
Answer. Sherlock Holmes said: “Since you have looked at your tiles up and down and the hand is knitted, I assume that your starting hand is…"
“Wonderful! And the new fan is Knitted Reversible Tiles!” – exclaimed Dr. Watson.