Masterpiece Instructions

Gameplay Instructions

Masterpiece focuses on Spatial Reasoning. The game starts with a mosaic appearing and various pieces strewn across it. Your goal is to drag each piece and fit it into place to complete the mosaic.

Selecting a piece turns it orange, which then allows you to use the arrow buttons on the bottom of the screen to rotate the piece. Rotating the piece helps fit the piece perfectly into the mosaic. The number of rotations used out of the total optimal rotations is shown in the bottom left corner.

If you ever get stuck, feel free to use the Hint button located in the bottom-right of the game screen. After clicking the hint button, an area is outlined showing where a certain shape could be placed. But keep in mind that points are deducted for each Hint used.

Some puzzles have more than one solution, so the hint shown isn’t necessarily the only solution. Use as few rotations as possible to challenge your spatial reasoning and reach puzzles with more pieces.

If you ever find that the game is not accepting a solution, we found that sometimes moving the pieces out and back in to place (without rotating) allows the game to accept the solution. Try that little trick the next time this problem occurs!

You can review instructions for any of our games at any time. Simply click on the question mark (?) at the bottom of the game screen (located next to the pause (II) button.) A pop-up appears asking if you want to learn how to play.

If you’re playing on our app, then tap the question mark (?) to the left of the Play button before starting. Or, during the game, just tap pause (II) at the top-left of the screen and then tap How To Play from the menu that appears.

Scoring & Levels

The points you earn are based on the level at which you’re currently playing. To earn more points, you need to solve the puzzle with as few rotations as possible and as quickly as you can. You can move pieces around as much as you want, but try to be strategic about which pieces you rotate. Levels may go up or down with each puzzle. The levels range from a 2-piece puzzle to a 9-piece puzzle. Using fewer rotations and answering quickly increases the level. You may see the number of pieces decrease if you answer slowly or inaccurately.

Perfect performances also earn an additional small bonus at the end. Extra rotations (above and beyond the minimum) reduce how many of these points you receive at the end of the game. The number of rotations used and the ideal number of rotations is displayed in the bottom-left corner. Solving the puzzle slowly reduces the total points earned.

Feel free to use the Hint button if you’re having trouble with a particular puzzle. Once you click on the Hint button, an area is outlined showing where a certain shape could be placed. But this isn’t the only place a shape could be placed, nor is it necessarily the most optimal place. Keep in mind that points are deducted for each Hint used.

The score shown at the top of the game is how many points we estimate that you might receive if you solve the puzzle swiftly and perfectly. The number of points you’re expected to earn is displayed for you before the first round. For each following round, the number of points you previously earned plus the points you’re expected to earn in the next round is displayed. You might not see the number of points increase between the beginning of a round and the end of a round. You also might see the points decrease if you use more rotations than needed or answer slowly.

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