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UPDATE: Fine Woodworking Classic Covers: The Game

comments (10) September 23rd, 2009 in blogs

MBerger Matt Berger, contributor
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Weve added more covers! Play our photo quiz game, SPOT THE DIFFERENCE: CLASSIC COVERS
Play our new photo quiz game, SPOT THE DIFFERENCE: CLASSIC COVERS
Weve added more covers! Play our photo quiz game, SPOT THE DIFFERENCE: CLASSIC COVERS - CLICK TO ENLARGE

We've added more covers! Play our photo quiz game, SPOT THE DIFFERENCE: CLASSIC COVERS


We've added five more covers to our popular Spot the Difference photo quiz game. Now you can get a close up look at 15 classic covers from the Fine Woodworking archive. 

Here's how it works. We're challenging you to spot subtle difference between the original cover image and a doctored version. You get 200 points for each correct find, but click wisely, because you lose 50 points for every missed click. Can you get a perfect score of 1200 points?

Post a comment below to share your score or offer comments and feedback on the game.

Issue 1Issue 10Issue 25Issue 29Issue 34

Issue 41Issue 48Issue 56Issue 82Issue 99

Issue 103Issue 117Issue 146Issue 153Issue 165

posted in: blogs, games, covers

Comments (10)

_T_ _T_ writes: Photoshop immediately came to mind when I saw this. Just take a screen shot of the image, open it in PS, copy one side, paste it on the other, and use the DIFFERENCE layer mode.

I think I just took the fun out of it, sorry.

Posted: 7:41 pm on December 26th

Alpine Joy Alpine Joy writes: I haven't solved all of the differences between the Christian B. cover #153, but have I spotted an error in your caption below?

Don't you mean "Maine woodworker" instead of "Maine woodworking" at the beginning of the caption?

If this is an error, please don't correct it, just add an [sic] so that this comment has its context.

Other readers, FWW, please check and advise!
Posted: 7:00 pm on December 17th

None1 None1 writes: Try this:

Cross your eyes so that the two images merge into one. You should see three images. Concentrate on the one in the middle. The differences practically pop right out at you.
Posted: 2:20 am on September 3rd

Joe Sullivan Joe Sullivan writes: I made one run through to figure out the game, and scored 5,800 on the second pass. Not stellar. Pretty tricky differences.

Posted: 10:11 pm on August 14th

RalphBarker RalphBarker writes: Fun game, but is there a link that shows all of the differences after one has tried to spot them?
Posted: 12:54 pm on August 14th

rich99 rich99 writes: where's the @$&*)! answers? oh, and put the 'begin' overlay off the images so we can cram before starting. great puzzle!
Posted: 10:21 am on August 12th

Blackwill Blackwill writes: WoodLess: When the circle appears, it means you are right, and your points are added automatically. If you click, and the circle doesn't appear, it means there is no difference there, and it detracts points (points are in the upper right hand corner of the screen). When you get all 6 correct (or run out of time), the pop-up screen tells you your score.

Posted: 9:50 pm on August 10th

dowelman dowelman writes: 1,350. I think I need stronger glasses. :-)
Posted: 8:30 pm on August 10th

WoodLess WoodLess writes: OK, I must be dense. I can actually find all of the differences BUT I can figure out how to register my choices in the game. I click on the difference and the little circle appears but no score seems to register. What gives, how do you register your choice?
Posted: 7:39 pm on August 10th

Blackwill Blackwill writes: Aha!! Great fun! 30 seconds doesn't leave a whole lot of time for scrutiny, which makes the game much more interesting. When I was a Chef in Las Vegas, a friend and I would go to one of the local casinos and play a game like this all night.
Posted: 6:45 pm on August 10th

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