Elinu
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List of categorical bonus groupings (animals, foods, locations, etc.)

[Post New]by Elinu on Nov 27, 13 11:00 PM
Selecting items in alphabetical order earns a bonus, but higher bonuses can be earned by grouping items according to other criteria, particularly in blitz mode, where it is possible to have runs longer than 12. Common groups are by location on the screen (marked with a * below), animals, and foods. There are usually three different special groups in each scene. I have made notes on the bonus groupings and - with the help of many players - we are gradually filling in the number of items in each. Please post or PM me if you can add to or have corrections for the list, particularly if you find the "missing" groups in 9.3 or 12.4, or if you have number subtotals to add or correct anywhere in the lists. (Updated 3/20/14)

More detailed information on each scene is provided in the sublist posts. Huge thanks to eli173, GilGilad2, and klfrr, who compiled and reviewed most of these! Sublists are posted in the order they were assembled, on the pages indicated. They are in standard formats, with the title and number of the scene in bold. More tips on how to use sublists are provided in the last of my series of opening posts below.

A group bonus of 5x is actually higher than an alphabetical bonus of 11x. If your dyslexia keeps you from alphabetizing quickly, or you are tired of picking up an item right next to what you wanted and breaking your streak of 12 in the middle, then choosing items by group might work well for you even in standard mode.

Here is a blitz mode strategy that is easy to follow, and earns big bonuses.
1) decide on a group to use - usually the one with the most items in it, and preferably one with at least 12
2) start selecting items, but don't pick /any/ items in your target group. Skip over them and save them for last
3) when you finally have weeded out the "junk" for the round and have a list of 12 animals, or things in a tree, or whatever group you were going for, then choose those 12 as fast as you can, ignoring the new items that repopulate the list
4) when you get 12 new items, then select any new items that are also in your target group. The counter won't keep chiming higher, but the bonus meter will still keep adding up 13x, 14x, etc on the screen
5) celebrate your awesome score!

Personal record - 19x bonus on chapter 5.4 in blitz mode, total score 3,824,000

Edited on 06/19/2014 at 10:53:47 AM PST


 
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NEW and improved - List of categorical bonus groupings (animals, foods, locations, etc.)

[Post New]by Elinu on Nov 27, 13 11:01 PM
Scoring

Group bonuses
x3 is 20k
x4 is 60k
x5 is 120k
x6 is 200k
x7 is 300k
x8 is 420k
x9 is 560k
x10 is 720k
x11 is 900k
x12 is 1.1m
x13 is 1.32m
x14 is 1.56m
x15 is 1.82m
x16 is 2.1m
x17 is 2.4m
x18 is 2.72m
x19 is 3.06m
x20 is 3.42m
x21 is 3.8m
x22 is 4.2m

Alphabetical bonuses
3x = 2,350
4x = 9,400
5x = 14,100
6x = 23,500
7x = 35,250
8x = 49,350
9x = 65,800
10x = 84,600
11x = 105,750
12x = 129,250

Edited on 02/23/2014 at 8:39:41 AM PST


 
Elinu
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[Post New]by Elinu on Nov 27, 13 11:04 PM
Bonus chapters

Bonus 1 - Green House - 56 sublist p11
Bugs and sea things 12
Feathers, fur, and gardening tools 12
Fruits and flowers 10

Bonus 2 - Carnival of Fear - 55 sublist p11
Items that are edible 14
Items that can fly 9
*Hanging items 9

Bonus 3 - vertigo - 60 sublist p11
*Items on the stairs 16
Items made of wood 13
Food or animals 13

Bonus 4 - what's up, dock - 67 sublist p8
*Left of the ghost parasol - 25
*Items on the paddle-wheeler - 13
Items seen in Westerns - 18

Bonus 5 - Tunnel of love 68 sublist p5
Items on demons - 12
Items on cherubs - 14
Critters and their parts 15

Bonus 6 - Mardi Gras - 62 sublist p9
Animals - 11
Items on the green eyed dude - 9
Begins with B - 12

Bonus 7 - Fire and Bones - 60 sublist p14
Animals - 12
Left of the Martini - 16
Items on a Wall - 13

Edited on 08/28/2014 at 9:46:44 PM PST


 
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NEW and improved - List of categorical bonus groupings (animals,

[Post New]by Elinu on Nov 27, 13 11:09 PM
Chapters 1 - 3

Chapter 1.1 - The Gypsy Tshilaba - 59 sublist p4
update 8/14 deletes groups
Animals 16
Stamped/stencilled/ printed items 14
Astrology items and weapon items 11

Chapter 1.2 - The Haunted House - 59 - old version sublist p4
Items in a wardrobe 13
Items that can cut your finger 12
Items that are alive, or were once alive 8

Chapter 1.2b -and 1.2c
New versions of the haunted house - 66 sublists p12
66 in b, 64 in c (which has the sailboat on the stairs)
Animals 15b, 14c
Items that can cut your finger 11b, 8c
Items in the wardrobe 8b, 7c

Chapter 1.3 – the Beastro - Ten groups of 6. Each round asks for two groups.
Baguettes, Bottles, Bunch of Grapes, Cheeses, Croissants, Cups, Hanging Lamps, Hats, Knives, Strings of Beads

Chapter 1.4 - The Haunted Station - 53 sublist p4
*Items to the right of the scarf 18
*Items on the front luggage pile 12
*Items on the train engine 11

Chapter 2.1 - Sterling's messy desk - 58 sublist p10
Items with pointy parts 11
Items with round parts 17
Items that are pictures 9

Chapter 2.2 - gypsy in a picture, split scene of 1.1 search list p13

Chapter 2.3 - Papa Legba's Voodoo Shop - 56 sublist p7
Fits in a pocket -12
4 letters or less - 12
Organic - 15

Chapter 2.4 - General Store Mayhem - 64 sublist p8
Edible - 14
Tools - 14
Not to be stepped on in bare feet - 19

Chapter 3.1 - The Swampy Bottom - 55 sublist p7
49, new version sublist p15
*Items lower than the snoozing guys head - 23 13
Food items - 12
Critters and former critters - 10 9

Chapter 3.2 – the Beastro story - split screen of 1.3 search list p16

Chapter 3.3 - The Soul of the Bayou - old version 57 sublist p8
new version 8/14 has 54 items and no subgroups. List p15
*On the sign or on the boat 12
Critters 15
Prepared food or wardrobe 10

Chapter 3.4 – Trolley, trolley - split screen of introductory puzzle search list p13

Edited on 09/18/2014 at 8:16:57 PM PST


 
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NEW and improved - List of categorical bonus groupings (animals, food

[Post New]by Elinu on Nov 27, 13 11:13 PM
Chapters 4 - 7

Chapter 4.1 - Accumulated Knowledge - old version 81 sublist p9
new version 8/14 - 78 new sublist p15
Made of metal 17 13
Cards 14
Hold it to use it 14 15

Chapter 4.2 – Papa legba on film, split screen of 2.3 search list p13

Chapter 4.3 - Metairie Animal Menagerie - 48 sublist p8
*Items higher than a unicorn's eye 13
Critters and former critters 13
Tools 12

Chapter 4.4 - This place is a zoo - 60 sublist p10
*Items in shadow 14
Animals 17
Food 16

Chapter 5.1 - Sterling's messier desk 47 sublist p11
Rectangular 9
Food or body parts 8
Critters 11

Chapter 5.2 – The swampy bottoms, split screen of 3.1 search list p13

Chapter 5.3 - Unlock the Loch - 59 sublist p10
found in a garden 12
Food 12
Floats in water 14

Chapter 5.4 - Druid's revenge - 59 sublist p5
*Items on the ground - 16
*Items on the big stones - 21
Items that would hurt if dropped on a toe - 13

Chapter 6.1 - Sterling's workshop - 62 sublist p11
*Items to the right of the bear 13
Bugs, tools, or weapons 12
Animals or headgear 9

Chapter 6.2 - two souls to the Bayou, split screen of 3.3 search list p12

Chapter 6.3 - Memoirs of a Geisha's Ghost. Ten groups of 4-6, each round asks for two groups.
6 Arrows, 6 Baseballs, 6 Belts, 6 Fish, 6 Flowers, 5 Fruits, 6 Paw Prints, 6 Rings, 6 Robots, 5 Shurikens, 6 Suns, 4 Swords

Chapter 6.4 - The Pagoda Incident - 63 sublist p10
Metallic items 12
Animals and animal shapes 13
Items colored red 14

Chapter 7.1 - The mansion kitchen - 54 sublist p5
*On the floor or wall - 13
Fruits and veggies - 9
Kitchen implements - 11

Chapter 7.2 – double menagerie, split screen of 4.3 search list p12

Chapter 7.3 - The Houqua - 54 sublist p11
*Items NOT near the ground 14
Weapons and wardrobe 10
Critters and critter parts 10

Chapter 7.4 - The Quarters of Solitude - 66 sublist p10
Items a pirate could own 22
Good yard sale items 16
Items that will spark in a microwave 14

Edited on 09/18/2014 at 8:12:24 PM PST


 
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[Post New]by Elinu on Nov 27, 13 11:18 PM
Chapters 8 - 11

Chapter 8.1 - Sterling's still messy desk 49 sublist p11
Food - 12
Hurts a lot if dropped on a toe - 14
Red - 11

Chapter 8.2 – double loch, split screen of 5.3 search list 12

Chapter 8.3 - dead man's curve - 61 sublist p9
Kitchen tools 17
Heavy or electric items 13
Either food or something worn 12

Chapter 8.4 - Indian village - 61 sublist p10
*Items inside the hut - 16
Edible by something - 13
Has red in it - 14

Chapter 9.1 - Aloft in the attic - 75 sublist p10
Hanging or mounted items 13
Animals 17
Items you wear 14

Chapter 9.2 – double booked, split screen of 4.1 search list p12

Chapter 9.3 - Gator wrasslin' - 58 sublist p9
Items found in water 13
Items made of metal 13
(no third category found)

Chapter 9.4 - the boneyard - 67 sublist p5
*In or on a tree - 12
Pointy objects - 13
It's alive - 12

Chapter 10.1 - spirit party - 62 sublist p7
*above the cat's head - 20
Found in a treasure chest - 18
Round items - 16

Chapter 10.2 – double shift, split screen of 6.1 search list p12

Chapter 10.3 - MUZM - 58 sublist p6
*on the stairs 16
*Hanging items 14
Lift with your legs 12

Chapter 10.4 - ship graveyard - 61 sublist p6
Made from metal - 20
Made from wood - 14
Animals - 14

Chapter 11.1 - Ballroom blitz - 64 sublist p11
*higher than the piano 16
*on the table 17
*on the floor 15

Chapter 11.2 – dual burner, split screen of 7.1 search list p12

Chapter 11.3 - Rowdy rooftop - 62 sublist p7
*higher than the exit sign - 12
*in the hall - 13
Items that make music - 9

Chapter 11.4 - Showtime - 57 sublist p5
*On or under a mushroom 12
Animals 14
Silhouette 9

Edited on 05/16/2014 at 3:50:57 PM PST


 
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[Post New]by Elinu on Nov 27, 13 11:20 PM
Chapters 12 - 15

Chapter 12.1 - Sandy - 72 sublist p4
*Items touching the sandcastle 12
*Items NOT touching the sand 18
Animals 16

Chapter 12.2 – pictures in the attic, split screen of 9.1 search list p10

Chapter 12.3 - wishes on the fountain 59 sublist p3
*Items below the trike tire 19
*Items on a shelf 13
Items made on metal 16

Chapter 12.4 - tickle the jazz bone - 65 sublist p3
Made with metal 20
Animals 16
(no third category found)

Chapter 13.1- Paul Bearer 59 sublist p3
*In or On the Car - 18
Parts is Parts - 10
Shadows or Words - 9

Chapter 13.2 – say seance, split screen of 10.1, search list p10

Chapter 13.3 - Decked at the Dock 67 sublist p4
Musical Items 15
Hanging Items 14
Animal or Animal Parts 17

Chapter 13.4 - Lost Steam 68 sublist p4
It's Alive 16
Items that can be worn 15
*In the foreground 17

Chapter 14.1 - Hello Dolly 62 sublist p8
*Items in the sun 14
Things that fly 11
begins with B 10

Chapter 14.2 – Henge, Again - split screen of 5.4 search list p10

Chapter 14.3 - Rough Landing 72 sublist p8
Items that you wear 15
Cold blooded 12
Warm blooded 12

Chapter 14.4 - The Pole's Vault 67 sublist p8
Animals 11
Why is that in there? 10
Items that are very thin 11

Chapter 15.1 - Fooling Around - 66 sublist p12
Animals 15
Items on a shelf 13
Most painful puns 15
important note! Only 15 of the 40+ puns are considered the "most painful"

Chapter 15.2 - Two for One Sale - split screen of 2.4, search list p12

Chapter 15.3 - Bone Dry 77 sublist p12
Animals 18
Through the arch 18
On a winged statue 9

Chapter 15.4 - Training Day 66 sublist p12
Animals 16
Found in a hardware store 12
Starts with an "S" 11

Edited on 05/02/2014 at 7:20:45 PM PST


 
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[Post New]by Elinu on Nov 27, 13 11:23 PM
chapters 16-19

Chapter 16.1 - Backseat Driving - 68 sublist p13
Through the Back Window 12
Possible Murder Weapon 10
Creepy Crawlies 10

Chapter 16.2 - Manga Mashup, spilt screen of 6.4 search list p13

Chapter 16.3 - The Cable is Out - 75 sublist p13
Animals 16
On the Piano 13
Starts with a S 11

Chapter 16.4 - Shopping Trip of Horrors - 71 sublist p13
Animals 17
Starts with a vowel 11
Hanging items 17

17.1 Sterling's Messy Bedroom - 87 sublist p15
Animals 14
In a Picture 12
Starts with S 12

17.2 Split Sandy search list p16

Ch 17.3 Hotter Than Lava 77 - sublist p15
Items On or In Water 16
Starts with C 12
More than 4 Legs 10

17.4 Angel of no Mercy - 68 sublist p15
Animals 17
On a Skull Statue 17
Starts with S 12

Edited on 09/18/2014 at 8:18:06 PM PST


 
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NEW and improved - List of categorical bonus groupings (animals, foods, locations, etc.)

[Post New]by Elinu on Nov 27, 13 11:26 PM
Reserved for chapters 20-23

Edited on 04/06/2014 at 6:05:06 PM PST


 
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NEW and improved - List of categorical bonus groupings (animals, foods, locations, etc.)

[Post New]by Elinu on Nov 27, 13 11:35 PM
Reserved for chapters 24-27

Edited on 04/06/2014 at 6:05:33 PM PST


 
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NEW and improved - List of categorical bonus groupings (animals, foods, locations, etc.)

[Post New]by Elinu on Nov 27, 13 11:44 PM
Reserved for chapters 28-31

Edited on 01/09/2014 at 7:21:11 PM PST


 
Elinu
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NEW and improved - List of categorical bonus groupings (animals, foods, locations, etc.)

[Post New]by Elinu on Nov 27, 13 11:58 PM
Reserved for chapters 32-35

This should see us through 2015 with out having to constantly count the characters every time I need to add a new chapter!

Edited on 04/06/2014 at 6:06:09 PM PST


 
Elinu
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Re:NEW and improved - List of categorical bonus groupings (animals, foods, locations, etc

[Post New]by Elinu on Nov 28, 13 12:25 AM
Here are some hints on how to use sublists, and what to do with items in two categories.

Sublists have been compiled by many players who generously contribute to this thread. They will tell you every item in the scene, and every item that belongs in each category grouping. To find a sublist, go to the page indicated and scroll through the postings until you find the bold heading with the chapter number and title. Each post has the three group lists and the the exact items in each, and most now have a list of items that don't belong in any category. Items in more than one category are marked with a star. I find sublists are most help for bizarre categories like "hurts if dropped on a toe" or "fits in a pocket", or obscure members of an obvious category (owl and fox are edible, for example).

If you are lucky, then you can fit the *duplicates into the middle of your list. For example, the chapter 1.1 Gypsy puzzle could be worked as follows:
(Dragon, boar, [ bull, crab), heart, lion, { Scorpio, scales, twins ], ram, mars }

(Bonus 4x for critters)
[Bonus 7x for stamped]
{Bonus 5x for astrology}

It is often worth it to sacrifice a few seconds and make a mental list to get the grouping bonuses, with the most careful attention to items in more than one category.

Edited on 03/29/2014 at 11:04:04 PM PST


 

Re:NEW and improved - List of categorical bonus groupings (animals, foods, locations, etc.)

[Post New]by LadySparkle55 on Nov 28, 13 3:23 AM
HOLLLEEEE SMOKES!! Elinu *clapping madly* I am also VERY excited by your optimism (drooling at the thought of chapter 35 ). . . I do not know if I can "help" at all, but will PM you if I happen to "find" any thing ( and hope I can be erudite and not stutter in the face of greatness. . .) THANK YOU!!!!



Edited on 11/28/2013 at 12:01:36 PM PST


 
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Re:NEW and improved - List of categorical bonus groupings (animals, foods, locations, etc.)

[Post New]by pshapard on Nov 28, 13 6:46 AM
just wanted to help keep this at the top

and to say THANK YOU to Elinu for all of your hard work and help

 
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Re:NEW and improved - List of categorical bonus groupings (animals, foods, locations, etc.)

[Post New]by Cglider on Nov 28, 13 1:32 PM
I sent a message to BFGDeveron, forum moderator, asking him to sticky your great work and to keep this on the beginning page. Thanks Elinu, you rock.

 
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Re:NEW and improved - List of categorical bonus groupings (animals, foods, locations, etc.)

[Post New]by LaReinaGitana on Nov 28, 13 2:08 PM
Wow! Elinu, you are a true force of nature. Or something like it.

I appreciate what you've done here so much, because I know the time and effort it takes to put together something like this.

Thank you. No, make that THANK YOU!

LaReinaGitana

 
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Re:NEW and improved - List of categorical bonus groupings (animals, foods, locations, etc.)

[Post New]by L_Amour on Nov 28, 13 4:53 PM
Wow, thanks for all your hard work on this info, Elinu!
It sure is very clear listed now. And, very clever to already make room for future chapters/scenes!

I hope and I wish, I can contribute oneday. Since I play, I have managed to get some good scores, but I got them more by luck then by the way I should get them, lol.
Still trying though. Often there are items I really don't know in which group they belong. (I know not all items belong to a group). Sometimes I get bonus points for a group, without knowing which items I scored on (sometimes I know a few, but have no idea wich other items I scored on). I also often get nervous by the running clock and by the new items showing up, want to try too hard, I guess, lol. Especially, when items belong to more then 1 group.

As I said, I keep trying and really hope I can contribute oneday!

THANK YOU!
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Re:NEW and improved - List of categorical bonus groupings (animals, foods, locations, etc.)

[Post New]by daphnegirl on Nov 29, 13 1:26 AM
Wowza, Elinu! Let me add my thanks to you for putting in all the work for this!!!

I didn't find the DM forum until I was past the "DM 101" stage, and boy, did I wish I had! It would've kept me from a ton of numbskull moves! But I did get on the "special locations" bandwagon and it helped me IMMENSELY in improving my scores -- I remember those days when I was struggling mightily to get that last 1M score achievement!

Cheers!

 
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Re:NEW and improved - List of categorical bonus groupings (animals, foods, locations, etc.)

[Post New]by Elinu on Nov 29, 13 12:58 PM
Mine keeps autocorrecting "stickied" to "stickier"

Thanks to everyone for making me feel so special for doing this! I am happy to contribute in any way I can. Initially, I played all the scenes so much that I knew every object in each category, but I don't remember anymore. I usually got a count by noting the items in a single group when I had to play those one-at-a-time scenes.

Keep reading and let's keep this on top!



Edited on 04/25/2014 at 7:15:59 PM PST


 
 
 
 
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