Level Help 171-185 The Andean Trail

abe_coffeeabe_coffee Posts: 1,649 AlphaBetty Moderator
edited April 7 in Levels 141 - 230

Level Help 171-185 The Andean Trail

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word list ... 89 115 142 143 151 152 174 453 478 484 542 548 561 578 595 669 712 755 812 835 885 889 895 905 919
plates ... 472 485 487 508 513 530 557 600 602 622 659 680 870
spread cheese ... 180 466 509 521 568 844 893
bubbles ... 182 183 482 494 512 523 558 668 698 758 794 894
find the letters(or hide the letters) ... 356 399 464
drop cheese chunks 167 334 422 623 771 783 913

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  • abe_coffeeabe_coffee Posts: 1,649 AlphaBetty Moderator



    • 11 words ... in 30 moves(Jan 2 2018)
    • 8 words ... in 35 moves(May 11 2019)
    • you may want to start with an artifact that provides extra move(s)
    • the traps are annoying ... you might select an artifact to remove trap(s)
    • this level requires crowns to make longer words
    • the move stealers blow up in 5 & 12 moves ... keep playing even if 2 of them blow up
    • let's do some math ... 30 moves for 11 words ... that leaves 19 moves to create crowns(with 4-letter words)
    • there is a lot of debris on this board at the beginning ... move stealers, entanglers, codices, rocks, traps
    • get the upper move stealers first, then go after the entanglers
    • try to make 4 letter words with the entanglers(and other debris)
    • try to make 4 letter words with the lousy letters QU J Z V X K
    • when you are able to clear the debris, the center of the board will be clear and then you can start making longer words(using crowns if necessary)
    • try to aim your first few blasters at the rocks and lower move stealers
    • try to use crowns to make 6 letter words into 7 and 8 letter words
    • crowns that are blasted will lengthen a word ... AND most are returned to the board
    • 23290 will get 2 stars ... 24145 3 stars



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    word list ... 89 115 142 143 151 152 174 453 478 484 542 548 561 578 595 669 712 755 812 835 885 889 895 905 919
    plates ... 472 485 487 508 513 530 557 600 602 622 659 680 870
    spread cheese ... 180 466 509 521 568 844 893
    bubbles ... 182 183 482 494 512 523 558 668 698 758 794 894
    find the letters(or hide the letters) ... 356 399 464
    drop cheese chunks 167 334 422 623 771 783 913
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  • abe_coffeeabe_coffee Posts: 1,649 AlphaBetty Moderator
    edited April 7



    • spread 42 cheese ... in 33 moves(Jan 2 2018) ... 35 moves(May 11 2019)
    • you may want to start with an artifact that provides extra move(s)
    • take a few moves to remove most of the entanglers ... 4 letter words will give you crowns for later in the game
    • once most of the entanglers are gone you can start spreading cheese and breaking rocks
    • try to remove traps whenever you play a blaster
    • the rocks at the bottom need special attention ... try to break the rocks on the 3rd row from the bottom first ... from here there are a couple of options:
      1. break the rocks on the 2 lower rows by making words
      2. use blasters to break the lower rocks
    • note: crowns will take out isolated tiles but will not crack rocks until only rocks remain
    • 17090 will get 2 stars ... 18799 3 stars



    Alpha Betty Help: look for Albums with screenshots on FB ... click here for albums ---->  examples ... 
    word list ... 89 115 142 143 151 152 174 453 478 484 542 548 561 578 595 669 712 755 812 835 885 889 895 905 919
    plates ... 472 485 487 508 513 530 557 600 602 622 659 680 870
    spread cheese ... 180 466 509 521 568 844 893
    bubbles ... 182 183 482 494 512 523 558 668 698 758 794 894
    find the letters(or hide the letters) ... 356 399 464
    drop cheese chunks 167 334 422 623 771 783 913
  • abe_coffeeabe_coffee Posts: 1,649 AlphaBetty Moderator



    • 25 moves(Jan 2 2018) ... 11 words ... that makes it possible to create 12 crowns(with 4-letter words) ... 9 words(May 7)
    • 8 words ... 32 moves(May 11 2019) ... 34 moves(May 22 2020)
    • let's look at a 5-letter word approach ... one way to budget 12 crowns
      1. 8-letter word ... 5 letters + 3 crowns(1 word uses 3 crowns)
      2. 7-letter word ... 5 letters + 2 crowns(2 words use 4 crowns)
      3. 7 crowns are used for 7 & 8 letter words ... leaving 5 crowns for 6 letter words
      4. therefore at least 3 6-letter words need to be created without crowns
    • move stealers blow up in 13 moves ... don't forget about them
    • Herb says ... You play the game with blasters ; you BEAT the game with CROWNS!
    • it is usually difficult to make long words at the start ... try to make 4-letter words when playing entanglers and codices(books) early in the game
    • try to make most 6 letter words without using crowns(sometimes it is necessary to use a crown, however)
    • try to save(or use) some crowns to make the 7 & 8 letter words
    • when playing a blaster try to take out a trap any time during the game
    • crowns that are blasted add to a word's length AND most are returned to the board
    • the best way to make a longer word is by blasting crowns as opposed to having crowns in the shorter word
    • 26609 will get 2 stars ... 28688 3 stars



    Alpha Betty Help: look for Albums with screenshots on FB ... click here for albums ---->  examples ... 
    word list ... 89 115 142 143 151 152 174 453 478 484 542 548 561 578 595 669 712 755 812 835 885 889 895 905 919
    plates ... 472 485 487 508 513 530 557 600 602 622 659 680 870
    spread cheese ... 180 466 509 521 568 844 893
    bubbles ... 182 183 482 494 512 523 558 668 698 758 794 894
    find the letters(or hide the letters) ... 356 399 464
    drop cheese chunks 167 334 422 623 771 783 913
  • abe_coffeeabe_coffee Posts: 1,649 AlphaBetty Moderator



    • spread 52 cheese ... in 34 moves(Jan 2 2018) ... 36 moves(May 22 2020)
    • you may want to start with an artifact that provides extra move(s)
    • go after entanglers early ... try to make 4-letter words or longer
    • try to break 2 rocks in the left, right, or middle column early(try to pick the 'easiest' column)
    • once you break a rock in the 6th row then try to spread cheese and break rocks
    • blasters can make short work of the rocks
    • to improve your score at the end ... try to finish with unused moves and unused blasters ... betty will play them for you and increase your score ... and a blaster is played for every unused move
    • every unused crown is worth 500 points at the end
    • 30437 will get 2 stars ... 32736 3 stars



    Alpha Betty Help: look for Albums with screenshots on FB ... click here for albums ---->  examples ... 
    word list ... 89 115 142 143 151 152 174 453 478 484 542 548 561 578 595 669 712 755 812 835 885 889 895 905 919
    plates ... 472 485 487 508 513 530 557 600 602 622 659 680 870
    spread cheese ... 180 466 509 521 568 844 893
    bubbles ... 182 183 482 494 512 523 558 668 698 758 794 894
    find the letters(or hide the letters) ... 356 399 464
    drop cheese chunks 167 334 422 623 771 783 913
  • abe_coffeeabe_coffee Posts: 1,649 AlphaBetty Moderator



    • 68 bubbles in 27 moves(Jan 2 2018) ... 31 moves(May 11 2019) ... 33 moves(May 22 2020)
    • try to hit 4 or more bubbles each turn early in the game
    • pay attention to the corners ... especially the lower corners
    • the entanglers in the lower corners will give you fits if they remain at the end of the game
    • try to aim a blaster at the 2 isolated tiles at the bottom of the board(a trap covers one tile)
    • crowns at the end will help clear isolated tiles
    • 16870 will get 2 stars ... 19833 3 stars



    Alpha Betty Help: look for Albums with screenshots on FB ... click here for albums ---->  examples ... 
    word list ... 89 115 142 143 151 152 174 453 478 484 542 548 561 578 595 669 712 755 812 835 885 889 895 905 919
    plates ... 472 485 487 508 513 530 557 600 602 622 659 680 870
    spread cheese ... 180 466 509 521 568 844 893
    bubbles ... 182 183 482 494 512 523 558 668 698 758 794 894
    find the letters(or hide the letters) ... 356 399 464
    drop cheese chunks 167 334 422 623 771 783 913
  • abe_coffeeabe_coffee Posts: 1,649 AlphaBetty Moderator



    • 66 bubbles in 27 moves(Jan 2 2018) ... 34 moves(May 11 2019)
    • you may want to start with an artifact that provides extra move(s)
    • the move stealers blow up in 11 & 14 moves
    • early targets ... move stealers and entanglers
    • try to avoid making 3 letter words ... a 4-letter word creates a crown
    • blasting rocks is fun
    • crowns will take out the isolated tiles in the lower corners on the last few moves
    • 15190 will get 2 stars ... 18678 3 stars



    Alpha Betty Help: look for Albums with screenshots on FB ... click here for albums ---->  examples ... 
    word list ... 89 115 142 143 151 152 174 453 478 484 542 548 561 578 595 669 712 755 812 835 885 889 895 905 919
    plates ... 472 485 487 508 513 530 557 600 602 622 659 680 870
    spread cheese ... 180 466 509 521 568 844 893
    bubbles ... 182 183 482 494 512 523 558 668 698 758 794 894
    find the letters(or hide the letters) ... 356 399 464
    drop cheese chunks 167 334 422 623 771 783 913
  • abe_coffeeabe_coffee Posts: 1,649 AlphaBetty Moderator



    • 7 chunks ... in 30 moves
    • 6 chunks ... in 32 moves(May 11 2019) ... 34 moves(May 22 2020)
    • you may want to start with an artifact that provides extra move(s)
    • the move stealers do not blow up right away(explosions start after 12 & 17 moves) ... but need attention from the start
    • try to position blasters to hit the lower left move stealer and the lower move stealer in the middle
    • try to remove the entanglers from the top down
    • if you can't make a long word - try to make a 4-letter word
    • save some crowns for the last few moves at the end
    • 13710 will get 2 stars ... 14160 3 stars



    Alpha Betty Help: look for Albums with screenshots on FB ... click here for albums ---->  examples ... 
    word list ... 89 115 142 143 151 152 174 453 478 484 542 548 561 578 595 669 712 755 812 835 885 889 895 905 919
    plates ... 472 485 487 508 513 530 557 600 602 622 659 680 870
    spread cheese ... 180 466 509 521 568 844 893
    bubbles ... 182 183 482 494 512 523 558 668 698 758 794 894
    find the letters(or hide the letters) ... 356 399 464
    drop cheese chunks 167 334 422 623 771 783 913
  • abe_coffeeabe_coffee Posts: 1,649 AlphaBetty Moderator



    • spread 45 cheese ... in 32 moves ... 33 moves(May 11 2019) ... 35 moves(May 22 2020)
    • you may want to start with an artifact that provides extra move(s)
    • suggestions came from chat ... Eugene and Loretta
    • the key is the rock between the two sections - and then just lots of blasters after getting the move stealers
    • artifact squeaky sensei might blast that square
    • there is one tile that you don't have to cover
    • try to spread cheese on the first move ... then use a few moves to get rid of most of the entanglers
    • try to make 4 letter words(or longer) when playing entanglers
    • the move stealers blow up in 12 moves
    • try to hit a trap when playing a blaster
    • try to save some crowns for the last few moves to get any isolated tiles
    • 14430 will get 2 stars ... 20520 3 stars



    Alpha Betty Help: look for Albums with screenshots on FB ... click here for albums ---->  examples ... 
    word list ... 89 115 142 143 151 152 174 453 478 484 542 548 561 578 595 669 712 755 812 835 885 889 895 905 919
    plates ... 472 485 487 508 513 530 557 600 602 622 659 680 870
    spread cheese ... 180 466 509 521 568 844 893
    bubbles ... 182 183 482 494 512 523 558 668 698 758 794 894
    find the letters(or hide the letters) ... 356 399 464
    drop cheese chunks 167 334 422 623 771 783 913
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