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Can you solve the seven planets riddle? - Edwin F. Meyer

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Your interstellar police squad has tracked a group of criminals to a cluster of seven planets. Now you must apprehend them before their reinforcements arrive. Of course, the fugitives won’t just stay put – they’ll try to dodge you by moving from planet to planet. Can you devise a sequence for searching the planets that’s guaranteed to catch them in ten warps or less? Edwin F. Meyer shows how.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Edwin F. Meyer
  • Director Franz Palomares
  • Script Editor Alex Gendler
  • Lead Designer Barbara Bakos
  • Riddle designer Tara Sunil Thomas
  • Composer Cem Misirlioglu
  • Sound Designer Cem Misirlioglu
  • Associate Producer Elizabeth Cox, Jessica Ruby
  • Content Producer Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Producer Alex Rosenthal
  • Narrator Addison Anderson

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