Hugo Simoes
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Category: Recollect

Recollect - daily challenges

Remember Recollect?
Last summer I turned my earlier prototype into daily challenges on

Recollect - how to play

Recollect is a game of memory and luck.

Sixteen letters: eight orange and eight blue.
The goal is to sort the letters by hidden color: orange above, blue below.
Initially they are mixed and we don't know which is which.
The game ends when all letters are correctly sorted (success) or when there are no more attempts left.

If you are very lucky, you can succeed with only 8 attempts and without the need to memorize the color of any letter.
However, even with an eidetic memory, you may need all 32 attempts to succeed, if you are very unlucky.

If you hate memory games, Recollect is not for you.
Otherwise, give it a try and you might come to love it.

October 30, 2022


Choosing a game channel at Recollect

Up to 4 players can play my most recent prototype.

Recollect - ongoing

It is a sorting game with a twist...
Each item (digit) needs to be chosen and placed in its correct box (either on the bottom left or on the bottom right).
However, if an item is chosen but was already in its box, it goes out and will have to be placed again.

So, not only you have to guess the correct box of each item, but you also have to remember which items are in or out of their boxes.

Recollect - game over

The game ends when all boxes are full (success) or when the maximum number of attempts is reached (failure).

Note that, in a single player game with 2 boxes and 10 items (where half are randomly in their boxes at the start), if you are very unlucky, all 20 attempts might be needed to successfully complete the game, even with an eidetic memory.
Are you so lucky to complete it in only 5 attempts? (One for each of the items that did not start in their boxes?)

If there are already four players in an ongoing game (in a channel id such as "RCLLCT"), try joining another channel in Recollect.

And remember: recollect, don't re-collect! :)

EDIT 2022/12/27: This prototype has turned into daily challenges at

August 31, 2020