Weekly Tangent – True Tale or Game Storyline?



Can you sniff out the truth?



Hello ‘Tangenters,

A few weeks ago, I posted some mysteries that came either right from one of our hidden object games or history.

I’m going to do it again this week, but I’m expanding it outside of just the hidden object genre.

Will you be able to get them all right? Click the tabs to expand them to get the answer.




Lost Queen’s Curse

60 years ago, a British archaeological team disappeared trying to find her tomb. Since then, anyone associated with a Lost Queen expedition experiences strange accidents. Does a curse really exist?

Fact or Fiction?

This is the basis for Nancy Drew: Tomb of the Lost Queen. If you’re looking for a true point-and-click adventure game, you must try the Nancy Drew series.

The Element Amulets

Hundreds of years ago, five amulets were created in East Asia. Each one is associated with one of the five elements and myth has it that they keep the world in balance. But, here’s the mystery – recently they’ve disappeared and no one knows where they are. What happens to the world now?

Fact or Fiction?

This is the storyline from Liong – The Lost Amulets! This clever game combines hidden object and mahjong gameplay in one game.

The Voynich Manuscript

An early 15th century manuscript, covered in strange illustrations, has eluded understanding since its discovery. Written in no known language and containing pictures of no known plants, this manuscript is quite the puzzle. Who created it and why?

Fact or Fiction?

The Voynich Manuscript resides at Yale University and is the focus of much mystery and speculation. In fact, it has been for centuries.

Read me

The Chamber of Trials

In an ancient and legendary place lies The Chamber of Trials. The legends say that by battling the evil within, you’ll find fortune and glory. Can a location really make someone into a hero?

Fact or Fiction?

This is a place from FATE The Traitor Soul – and, yes, you can become a hero (at least in the FATE universe) if you defeat its evil!

The Hum

Around the world, a small number of people hear a strange, perpetual hum, distracting them and disrupting their sleep. Researchers haven’t found any underlying cause. Does The Hum have a greater meaning? What’s behind it?

Fact or Fiction?

One of the most famous Hums is in Toas, New Mexico, but there are several Hum hotspots around the world.

What did you think? Is truth stranger than fiction?



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6 Responses to “Weekly Tangent – True Tale or Game Storyline?”

  1. Spock December 23, 2013 at 11:27 AM #

    I already knew about The Voynich Manuscript but I wasn’t aware of the Hum.

    There are many things that are currently unexplained, that one day will be. We just need to advance far enough in our knowledge to be able to “connect-the-dots”. 😉

    • Mari December 23, 2013 at 3:07 PM #

      It’s exciting stuff! I think that a game including the Voynich Manuscript story could be super fun.

  2. Spock December 23, 2013 at 8:55 PM #

    Who knows, some gamer might just solve the puzzle thinking it was just a part of the game! 😮

    • Mari December 26, 2013 at 1:11 PM #


  3. Spock December 24, 2013 at 5:30 PM #

    I just realized I should have posted this a LOT sooner but perhaps, if you remember where this post is, you can bring it up and use it again next year.

    Since it’s that time of the year, I thought I would share this ever popular site.

    Norad’s Santa Claus Tracker = http://www.noradsanta.org/

    • Mari December 26, 2013 at 1:13 PM #

      How cute! Thanks for the link!

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