The contest is over! Thanks everyone who played. All the solutions can be found on this Trello Board.
Let's have a little fun. We have ten books and ten timers to give out in conjunction with our guest blog post on the Pomodoro Technique.
Here is how the contest works.
This Trello Pomodoro Contest board has ten “puzzles” hidden in it.
What’s a puzzle on this board? Well, they can be hidden words, hidden questions, patterns, puns, obvious questions, word play, and so on. Lots of different kinds of things. Some of the puzzles require an answer to a question (perhaps on the back of a card), some are just patterns or other things that you could discover. The puzzles might be contained within a list, might span a list, might be on the back of cards, might be on the front...how is that for a set of very specific clues?
Keep in mind that there are ten official “puzzles”. You may find some pattern that we didn’t intend, but they don’t count. They have to be on the list of highly secret official puzzles that only a handful of shady and untrustworthy people know about.
Once you find one, or think you find one, send an email to email@example.com, and let us know what you think the puzzle or pattern is. In some cases it is the answer to a question found on the board. We'll email you back if you got the right one.
If you have a twitter account, let us know what yours is so we can mention you.
So, 1) find the pattern, hidden word, answer, etc., 2) send us an email, and 3) if you’re first, win a copy of Francesco Cirillo's Pomodoro Technique book and a timer.
The first person to send us an email with the solution wins that puzzle, and it’s considered closed. (Also, a person can only win one puzzle, so even though you successfully found five of them and emailed us first, you’ll get credit for one and we’ll go to the next person who has not yet won something, just to spread the Pomodoro love around).
As the puzzles are discovered or solved, we’ll announce them on the Trello twitter account, and we'll announce them on the Trello Pomodoro Answer Board.
If any of these prove to be too hard to solve, we’ll give out some hints along the way.
So go to the Trello Pomodoro Contest Board now, and see if you can find any of them.