With the western Nintendo Switch release of **Layton's Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaires' Conspiracy - Deluxe Edition** just days away, we thought we'd get in the mood for some quizzing with these suitably tricky head-scratchers taken from the game.

Nintendo has been sharing these pesky brain teasers over the last few weeks, building up to the game's 8th November release. If you're looking forward to picking up a copy for yourself, why not try these out for size as a little bit of practice? Good luck, though. *You're probably gonna need it.*

## Puzzle 1

Look closely at these weaselly sums – can you work out what the missing number is?

## Puzzle 2

This island is submerged under the waves every day, at the time displayed on this mysterious monument. At what time does the island sink?

## Puzzle 3

These clocks read 4:05, 2:18 and 3:05. One is 32 minutes fast, another is 28 minutes slow and the remaining one is broken. What time is it in this scene?

## Puzzle 4

Look at the boards these characters are holding. If '1' has one, '2' has one, '3' has none and '4' has three, how many does '5' have?

Think you've solved them? Go ahead and post your answers (and your reasoning!) in the comments below. If you're stuck, don't worry - these had us stumped for a good while, too!

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Puzzle 1: Check out @et2neoh 's answer below, I couldn't figure it out lol

Puzzle 2: It's 8:30 (The bottom half is cut off, think symmetry)

Puzzle 3: It's 3:33. (The 2:18 clock is broken. 28 minutes and 32 minutes equal exactly one hour difference.)

Puzzle 4: 2 (It's how many straight lines there are on the number signs, 1 is displayed like I, so one line, two has just one baseline (_), 3 has zero straight lines and 4 is made up of three (/, -, |)

1. Stumped

2. 8:30

3. 15:33

4. 2

These puzzles greatly reduce my interest in this game.

1. 6, the weasel's tail indicate time on a clock. (I.e. 2 + 8 = 10, 10 + 4 = 2. Therefore 3 + 6 = 9)

2. 8.30 as the tide comes up it erodes the engraving on the monument, therefore if you try and draw out the digits you'd get 8:30

3. 3.33. Since one clock is fast and one clock is slow, add the two numbers up to get an hour long gap, so the time is between 3.05 and 4.05 work backwards to get the correct time.

4. 5 has 2. Numbers refer to the number of straight lines in the digits.

1. It's about clocks. The answer is 6.

Puzzle 1: 6

Puzzle 2: 8:30

Puzzle 3: 3:33 First clock is 32 fast and the second clock is 28 minutes slow.

Puzzle 4: 2

1. 6, the weasels are clocks with the tail as an hour hand.

2. 8:30, if the waterline stops at the bottom of the symbols the reflection will reveal the time.

3. 3:33, the incorrect clocks are an hour apart so the 2:18 clock is the broken one as 3:05 and 4:05 are an hour apart. 3:05 plus the 28 minutes it’s slow gets 3:33

4. 2, 1 has 1 straight line as does 2. 3 has no straight lines while 4 has three straight lines. Thus 5 has 2 straight lines.

@Et2neoh Well done on the weasels. Those stripes and colourings were totally sucking me in.

Fully admiring all the clever people in the comments here! The only riddle I've finally found the answer to is whether I should check out the Professor Layton games...

Well, I'm stupid.

Puzzle 3 is 3:33. The 2:18 clock is broken.

The others are giving me some trouble, I'll have to come back to this. Love Layton brain-teasers!

Puzzle 3: the time is 3:33. The clock with 2:18 is broken.

Edit: Wow, it seems it took me a long time just to figure out one lol

1: 6, they represent the clock hands

2: 8:30, using reflection

3: 3:33, 28+32=1h, 3:05 and 4:05 are 1h apart

4: 2, represents how many straight lines in the number

Is it just me but did one of them look like pokey from earthbound/mother?

1: 6, it's a clock

2: 8:30

3. 3:37

4. 2

These puzzles make me want the game even more! Damn you November with all these releases!

1. 6

2.

3. 3:33

4. 2

2 is realy hard... 🤔

1) 6 - the tails are hour hands, the last one is from 3 to 9.

2) 8:30 - when the island is flooded the markings reflect in the water.

3) 3:33 - the difference ads up to 1 hour making 2:18 broken, then subtract the fast minutes from the later time or add the slow minutes to the earlier time.

4) 2 - it's the number of straight lines in the numbers as they're shown, 5 has 2 straight lines and a curve.

"Nintendo has been sharing these pesky brain teasers over the last few weeks, building up to the game's 8th November release." Where?! Haven't seen any of that.

@ImagineerNik Nah you're probably not - puzzles like this (especially cuz they are illustrated and not real life objects) require some conditioning to acclimate to what they are asking. Never would have got that first puzzle because it seemed like something set up to be solved with math. That's why I immediately got puzzle 3, cuz my brain goes, "2:18 is broken because it can't ever match the numbers of the other 2 clocks, then the higher numbered clock with the lowered time and the lower clock, bump it up with the higher time."

The rest of them (even number 2) require like a certain of logic of letting go. In number 2 you have allow yourself to live in a world where someone would build a mirrored monument on an island for no reason other then to display the time as a warning. I didn't get it right because I thought it was describing how shadows off you, and relating that sun position to the numbers. If it was a photo, I would have got it though and NOT paid so much attention to the sun that was drawn in the photo.

SO no you're not stupid at all.

I really wanna support this game because I want to show that there is a demand for more layton games, but I already own it and I need money for Death Stranding.

6 (clock)

8:30 (reflection)

3:33 (one hour between)

2 (straight lines)

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