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** Logic Puzzle of the Day **
Memorable Pairs
This is an online version of the world-famous memory game, where players have to find pairs of fitting cards.

Game Instructions
A deck of 30 cards lays face down on screen. Choose two cards and click on them to turn faces up. If both are showing the same pictures, then you have found a pair and they will stay open, otherwise both cards turn back. Find all 15 pairs in as few steps as possible.

Each attempt of flipping two carts counts as one step. If more than one player achieve the same score, the faster ones are ranked better. The clock starts when flipping the very first card.

Game history
This kind of memory games is very old. Even 800 years ago the Japanese played a similar game called "Kai-Awase" with decorated sea shells instead of cards. Today it is known under various names like Concentration, Memory (trademarked by Ravensburger in German), Shinkei-suijaku, Pelmanism, Pexeso or Pairs.
Images
The photograph on the back of the cards was taken in a thunder storm near Graz (Austria) in May 2003. The card faces show the following: some daffodils (Narcissus pseudonarcissus); a horsefly (Tabanus bromius); Puppi, the Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) from the "Haus des Meeres" in Vienna; blossom of a red rose; the sun with transmitting Venus from 6th of June 2012; Cyclamen; Fire salamander (Salamandra salamandra); Wasp spider (Argiope bruennichi); male stag beetle (Lucanus cervus); Fly agaric (Amanita muscaria), Penny bun (Boletus sp.) and a gentian (Gentiana clusii) from Hochschwab region (Austria); Styrian oil pumpkins; Jellyfish from Tiergarten Schönbrunn in Vienna and a Snow owl (Bubo scandiacus) from Abenteuerwelt Mautern (Austria). Pictures without given location were shot in Graz (Austria) or surroundings.

All photographs were taken by us. If you are interested in pictures and/or game, please send mail to raetsel@vinckensteiner.com.

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