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Cage the Beetle

The title card.

The Cage-the-Beetle Puzzle was a gambling riddle aboard Laughing Jack's ship The Lady Luck.

History

Beetles 1

The game's set-up.

Isle of the Dead

Beetles 2

The solution.

When Lief and Barda were trapped aboard The Lady Luck, Lief figured that they must play a game to escape the gambling room. The Cage-the-Beetle Puzzle was one of the only games that provided the winner with a profit. The game consisted of six jeweled beetles and thirteen golden rods. The player must put each beetle in an equal-sized cage using only twelve rods before the time ran out. Lief arranged the twelve rods in triangles and solved the puzzle before the time ran out.
Beetle instructions

The rules.

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