It’s six months since my nephew and I last wrote asking for some hints on the amazing Curses! game. We are definitely deep into the midgame and have gotten stuck. It’s hard to know if we can’t solve a puzzle because we don’t have the right item or if we just didn’t figure out what to do.
As before, we’re looking for a gentle hint forward.
We have some objects: glowing golden orb, eight rods (Bronze, Stalking, Returning, Fire, Ice, Husbandry, Luck, Infinity), purple sash, & many other things. .
We can do some things but don’t know how they help: turn the cloak inside out, enter a mirror, roll huth consistently on a die, lean the timber spar against the folly, anoint ourselves with oil, say Shantih, ring bells in the church, kill the kraken, and use the Rod of Ice or Luck.
Some things we’d like to be able to do but can’t: bring the headless statue to life with Fire; use the spade for anything; open the Moon circle in the church; in Alexandria: get the iron key, put a coin in a mouth, open the Sosostris door, use the 3 6 1 pattern, use the astronomical mount; in the Maiden card: buy a dessert, not get killed by Zeus’ lightning bolt, sacrifice something useful in a cave, produce music to bring down the falcon.
Even a hint as to which puzzles we should be able to solve next would be helpful!
We were curious about something that we ended up trying randomly but didn’t know how we were clued for it. In particular, the device that helps us name the rods. We read the hieroglyphs but don’t know how they relate to putting the rods into that device. Are the rods “god things”? This was the only puzzle that wasn’t ultimately satisfying but perhaps we missed a hint somewhere.
Thanks for your time!