Patterns to trigger critical / extra turn:

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The log:

* O O O O O
* * * * * * * *
* * * * * * * * 
* * * * * * * * 

______________________________________

The tall man:

O * * * * * * *
O * * * * * * *
O * * * * * * *
O * * * * * * *
O * * * * * * * 

______________________________________

The Eiffel Tower:

* * * * * * * *
* * O * * * * 
* * O * * * *  
*O O O * * * 

______________________________________

The boot:

* * O * * * * *
* * O * * * * *
* * O O O * *
* * * * * * * *

______________________________________

The the:

* * * * * * * *
* * O O O * * 
* * * * O O O *
* * * * * * * *

______________________________________

The blob:

* * * * * * * *
* * * O O O
* * * O O O *
* * * * * * * *

______________________________________

The star:

* * * * * * * *
* * *  O * * * *
* * O O O * *
* * *  O * * * *
* * * * * * * *

______________________________________


I made this for a friend who just started playing.
What did I miss?

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  • broll
    broll Posts: 4,732 Chairperson of the Boards
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    There are two variations of 'the the', one where one point intersect and another where 2 do.

    000*
    *000
    &
    000**
    **000

    Now of course when you're talking about these and the blob they are match 6s instead of match 5s, The theoretical number of combos to get a crit is insanely high if you open it past matching 5 to matching 6s, 7s, 8s, etc.  You got all the 5s I can think of those are the most imporant/likely.
  • Starfury
    Starfury Posts: 719 Critical Contributor
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    If we're being pedantic, he's either counting the 5-in-a-row twice (horizontal and vertical) or he needs to rotate the other shapes as well. :p


  • DreadPirateW
    DreadPirateW Posts: 28 Just Dropped In
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    My absolute favorite is when you complete this one:

    # O # #
    # O # #
    O # O O
    # O # #
    # O # #
  • Hendross
    Hendross Posts: 762 Critical Contributor
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    I call them by their Tetris equivalent; 
    1. Line (Log & Tall Man)
    2. T (Eiffel Tower)
    3. L (Boot) 
    4. Square (Blob, I realize it's not a square)
    5. Plus (Star)
  • Jaedenkaal
    Jaedenkaal Posts: 3,357 Chairperson of the Boards
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    broll said:

    Now of course when you're talking about these and the blob they are match 6s instead of match 5s, The theoretical number of combos to get a crit is insanely high if you open it past matching 5 to matching 6s, 7s, 8s, etc.  You got all the 5s I can think of those are the most imporant/likely.
    That's true, although the "the" pattern is not just another match-5 with extras added on (as opposed to a six-in-a-row, for example, which is simply a line +1)
  • KGB
    KGB Posts: 3,080 Chairperson of the Boards
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    One thing you should tell your friend:

    The first 4 (Log, Tall Man, Eiffel Tower and Boot) are natural patterns found in the wild. It's possible for them to be on the board waiting for you at the start of your turn to complete the pattern by moving a tile.

    The others are all man made in that they require a cascade or placement of tiles to achieve.

    KGB

  • mpqr7
    mpqr7 Posts: 2,642 Chairperson of the Boards
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    Very rare, but this has happened... there's the do a match-four horizontal, and this drops onto the top row:

    O O O O
    * * * * * * * *
    * * * * * * * *
    * * * * * * * * 

    Or a match-four on any vertical, and this happens:

    * * * * * * *
    * * * * * * *
    * * * * * * *
    * * * * * * *
    * * * * * * *
    * * * * * * *
    * * * * * * *
    * * * * * * *
  • Ducky
    Ducky Posts: 2,255 Community Moderator
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    ***As this has turned into a Guide of sorts, I'm going to move it over to Tips and Guides so other players can benefit from it***
  • Moon Roach
    Moon Roach Posts: 2,863 Chairperson of the Boards
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    There are two that aren't on this list:

    1. The one the opponent has available after a reshuffle of the board because there are no moves.
    2. The one on the board you didn't spot when you made your move.
  • Jaedenkaal
    Jaedenkaal Posts: 3,357 Chairperson of the Boards
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    There are two that aren't on this list:

    1. The one the opponent has available after a reshuffle of the board because there are no moves.
    AKA The "Charles". Man, this one is the worst.