Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Legends of Alcatraz puzzles 41 - 45 Solutions 11

Below you can find the solution to each puzzle, just click on the title to reveal the solution.

Thanks as always to everyone that assisted in the comments.

Click on the images to see larger versions

Puzzle 41 - Cutting Corners


A fun way to solve this as you follow the directions in the car chase in the Final episode of Alcatraz Season 1

Puzzle 42 - One-Eyed Royal


Simply follow the line of the eyes of the three cards and use the corresponding letters.

The clue of course being, "it's all in the eyes"

Puzzle 43 - Picture This

Arrange the pictures so the blocks line up.

Then take each column of blocks and rearrange into the column number order and read the answer.

Puzzle 44 - Want ads


The puzzle clue is "Substitute", you need to swap some letters around -

O = D
D = O
U = E
E = U
P = A
A = P
Y = T
T = Y

Puzzle 45 - Solitary Man


A very clever way to finish the set of puzzles and it had us guessing all day.

The answer was obtained by waiting for the times scratched into the wall, and as Alcatraz is in San Francisco it was Pacific time of course.

The shadow of the window bars lined up with a letter at the specified time to spell the very appropriate final word.

The image used above to circle the letters was originally posted in the comments by LeeL.

I'm in the UK and didn't stay up to see where the cross landed at those times, but it is the correct answer.

The second image is a composite of all the actual times created from pictures sent in by ObFuSc8

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Legends Of Alcatraz Puzzles 41 - 45 33

The final set of puzzles has been uploaded to the Legends of Alcatraz site.

There are also a couple of videos of the car chase scene from the final episodes of Alcatraz season 1.

Also in case you missed it on The Legend puzzle page

Cutting Corners
One-Eyed Royals
Picture This
Want Ads

Solitary Man

This puzzle appears to be blank on my browser, so it may unlock when the other puzzles are solved.

mjstarr pointed out in the comments that the puzzle is there, it is just very difficult to see. I have enhanced it slightly and this was the result.

Thursday, 22 March 2012

Legends of alcatraz Puzzles 36 to 40 Solutions 6

Below you can find the solution to each puzzle, just click on the title to reveal the solution.

Thanks as always to everyone that assisted in the comments.

Click on the images to see larger versions

Puzzle 36 - Spelled Out


It helps to use the print button for this puzzle as you get a clearer map of the cells.

Use the letter next to each cell to spell the answer.

Puzzle 37 - It's Elemental


Simply use element abbreviations to spell out the answer.

Puzzle 38 - Dual Meaning


Taking your clue from the title of this puzzle, use each occurence of the double letters from the note to form the answer.

Puzzle 39 - Stacked Deck


The puzzle description gives you instructions so arranging the cards in the right order should be easy :-)

Puzzle 40 - Cell Hopping


The description gives you instructions and as Just Thinking wrote in the comments :-

The black empty cells don't have inmates, but are counted in the spacing.

You can work logic chains starting with the Doc in the list in both directions.

It is helpful to see who is on both ends of the cell rows.

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Legends of Alcatraz - Puzzles 36 to 40 21

The new puzzles from The Legends Of Alcatraz website have been posted.

Lets get cracking on the solutions, if you need help ask in the comments and we can try and give hints to each other.

Spelled Out (Easy)

It's Elemental (Easy)

Dual Meaning (Medium)

Stacked Desck (Medium)

Cell Hopping (Hard)

Monday, 19 March 2012

Ding !

Ok, this has nothing to do with the Legends of Alcatraz game but this is something that I am really proud of and wanted to share.

I created this poster idea after Jo at Inside Alcatraz said she wanted to see Jonny Coyne say Ding !

Jo decided that she was going to get some printed and present them to the cast and crew at Wonder con this year, and here we have the evidence, Jonny Coyne, the warden himself, holding the poster.

The photo was tweeted last night by Steven Lilien who is one of the co-creators of the show.

Big thanks to Jo for organising this and sparking the idea in my head to produce a poster.

Go visit Jo's blog, Inside Alcatraz, to see more details of the Alcatraz appearance at WonderCon 2012, and to see extensive episodes thoughts and theories after each episode.

Friday, 16 March 2012

Rocks For Fox 5

The good people at the Ph.Geek website have a great idea to help let Fox know that we are all eager for more Alcatraz episodes to be made.

Visit the site and watch the video, but the very simple, and hopefully effective idea is that we send a rock, with a written message, in the mail to Fox.

Send your rock now and show your support.

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Alcatraz Podcast Episode 6 with David and The Goog

Hosts David A. Dein and Steve “The Goog” Guglich tear into the Alcatraz Event this weekend highlighting the episodes “Sonny Burnett” and “The Ames Brothers.” Along the way they share all the information concerning “Sending Rocks to Fox”, discuss spirituality and religion, and extract some colloidal silver from the good people of North Dakota. Enjoy!!

Listen now directly from this page :



or you can download (right-click, save as)

You can also click the image to the right or Click Here to go to the podcast page on Tumblr.

If you have any theories for David and Steve to consider then visit the podcast Facebook page. You can also E-mail them at trazcast@gmail.com or call the hotline and leave a message (908) 866-6821

Legends of Alcatraz Puzzles 31-35 Solutions 14

Below you can find the solution to each puzzle, just click on the title to reveal the solution.

Thanks as always to everyone that assisted in the comments.

Click on the images to see larger versions

Puzzle 31 - Word Play


Simply highlight the words in the wordsearch puzzle.

The two shapes the highlighted words make is the answer.

Puzzle 32 - The Line-up


Rearrange the pencils to see the visual representation of the answer.

Puzzle 33 - High Roller


Using the patterns of the numbers on the dice, follow that pattern on the letter grid, using both dice in turn.


Puzzle 34 - Pattern Maker


The description of this puzzle says it all.

I'm not sure the picture to the right is the exact solution, but it is the one that made sense and highlighted all the letters in the one word answer.

Puzzle 35 - Fully Loaded


Once you see the pattern here the rest is quite simple.

Each card is marked with the suit and card number (in binary)

The answer you need to type in is like you see in the handwritten note, but with spaces not commas.

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Legends of Alcatraz Puzzles 31 to 35 21


After the Legend event at SXSW in Austin Texas at the weekend it is time to help Doc Soto track down Thom Tebarkley.

The Legends Of Alcatraz website has been updated with the new sweepstake details and a new set of puzzles.

From the event on Sunday this picture was tweeted as the case was solved, it appears to show a safety deposit box with a clock. This is most likely the clock that was stolen in 1962 that is referenced in the information on the new puzzle section.

The new sweepstake to again win a Ford Mustang car end on the 30th of March, so lets get to solving the puzzles.

Puzzles 31 to 45 home page
Word Play - Easy
The Line-Up - Easy
High Roller - Medium
Pattern Maker - Medium
Fully Loaded - Hard

Saturday, 10 March 2012

See you at Shoreline Grill 31

Today is ticket pickup day, so like the Legends of Alcataz website says, be there between 1 and 4 pm to get you tickets for tomorrow.

If you are picking tickets up then let us know in the comments or via twitter @RockMysteries

This picture is taken from Google Street View, but I think the actual entrance to the grill is a little way further back.

From yesterday's ticket pickup it looks like the event is at the Four Seasons hotel in austin.

We have created a Twitter list which we will add to when we find people to follow

Friday, 9 March 2012

Alcatraz Podcast Johnny McKee with David and The Goog

Hosts Hosts David A. Dein and Steve “The Goog” Guglich discuss dreams, trashy 60’s novels, and mythology and it’s roots in romantic love as they unpack the Episode “Johnny McKee”. Enjoy!

Listen now directly from this page :



or you can download (right-click, save as)

You can also click the image to the right or Click Here to go to the podcast page on Tumblr.

If you have any theories for David and Steve to consider then visit the podcast Facebook page. You can also E-mail them at trazcast@gmail.com or call the hotline and leave a message (908) 866-6821

Thursday, 8 March 2012

Legends of Alcatraz in Austin at The Shoreline Grill 0

The details for the third Legends of Alcatraz event have been posted on the Legends of Alcatraz website

Only 302 people will be able to attend so be at the Shoreline Grill to get a ticket between 1 and 4pm.


We are looking for a new legend called Thom "Trouble" Teabarkley who hails from Texas and it seems he has returned to his home.

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Legends of Alcatraz Puzzles 26-30 Solutions 11

Below you can find the solution to each puzzle, just click on the title to reveal the solution.

Puzzle 28 seemed to give people the most trouble this time, although the answer is relatively simple now we know what it is !

Thanks again to everyone that assisted in the comments.

Click on the images to see larger versions

Puzzle 26 - Note To Self


An excercise in lateral thinking to translate the seemingly random characters.

Puzzle 27 - Boxed In


The clue here is "running in circles", follow the text in a circle to read the message.

The difficult bit is knowing where to start.

Puzzle 28 - Dearly Departed


From the two grids find the letters that match in both.

Then read the required answer by reading the first letter in each column and then the second letter in each column.


Puzzle 29 - Secret Decoder


As the description says, we have to decode the password. Each time this puzzle loads there is a different word to decode.

Start by entering seven letters and seeing if any of them are green (correct letter in the correct place) or yellow (correct letter in the wrong place).

By the time you get to the final try you should have been able to eliminate letters and have most if not all of them, if they are not in the right place then anagram them until you get an answer.

Once you have entered the correct password you get two emails and the answer for the puzzle is the two words in uppercase.

The content of the emails is interesting if you are following the story of this section of the Legends of Alcatraz.

Puzzle 30 - Poison Pen


The hard puzzle isn't that hard again, once you know what you are looking for.

There are two clues "This letter spelled the beginning of the end for Jasper" and "To make sense of my ramblings take note of where my words end and begin to see that I am actually quite direct."

Look for words that have the same end and start letter and take that letter as each part of the answer.

Legends of Alcatraz Live Event This Weekend 1

In the comments for the last puzzles post ObFuSc8 mentioned that the AlcatrazLegends Twitter account had tweeted the location and date of the next live event.

As you can see from the tweet it will be at the South by Southwest event which is held in Austin Texas this weekend (9th March)

We will try and stay on top of things to let people know what is going on but so far this is all we know about the event.

Hopefully LoA will give us some more information soon.

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Legends of Alcatraz The Heists - Puzzles 26 - 30 26

The weekly set of puzzles has been unlocked and are ready for all you amateur sleuths.

Note To Self

(Easy)
Boxed In

(Easy)
Dearly Departed

(Medium)
Secret Decoder

(Medium)
Poison Pen

(Hard)