Nicole Q., Sep 17, 2018 : Friends, Welcome to the Crackables FAQ thread! If you're here, that means you think you have what it takes to best your fellow man in the art of puzzle-solving. We made this game with our friends at Google to bring the OnePlus community together for a challenging, futuristic experience. Each Android-based crypto-puzzle has been designed with our tech-savvy users in mind. This is the platform to experiment, show off your brain power and win big. Here you will be able to find the game rules and any other resources you may need for a smooth and thrilling gaming experience. Feel free to use this thread to share your comments, questions, eureka moments, frustrations and anything else you come across while playing. What is Crackables? Crackables is a web-based mobile puzzle game that puts you head-to-head with players around the world. You will be challenged to solve a series of puzzles as quick as you can in order to advance to the next round of puzzles. This isn't your average mobile game. By joining, you will be in a race against time in the hopes of winning our grand prize. The game is comprised of two rounds - a software round and a hardware round. The software round is open to anyone and everyone. Players will have 3 days to complete 3 levels as fast as they can. Only the fastest 1,000 players will advance to the hardware round. How Do I Play? Simply go to crackables.oneplus.com on your mobile device. You'll find instructions for registering for Crackables through your Google account. You will be able to use this login to save your place in the game so you can take a mental break. When Can I Play Crackables? Crackables begins on September 18th at 8 AM EST. The software round will last for three days, finishing on September 20th at 11:59 PM EST. After that, anyone can continue playing the puzzles but will not be eligible to advance to the hardware round. There will be a 4-day break in between the software and hardware round as we ship out the Crackables boards to the 1,000 winners. The hardware round will begin at 8 AM EST on September 25th and last until September 28th 11:59 PM EST*. On September 29th, we will contact the winner and conclude the competition. The game will remain open to all those who would like to continue playing. Who Can Play? The Crackables software round will be open to everyone to play on their mobile devices (excluding Sudan, North Korea, Syria, Iran, Cuba, the Crimea region, or any other countries/regions which may be subject to export controls or sanctions). Due to the time-sensitive nature of the Hardware Round, some countries may be excluded from advancing if we are unable to deliver the devices in a timely manner. What is the Grand Prize? The Ultimate Gaming Set Up. This set up comes with an IWR1 IMPERATORWORKS Gaming Chair, 2 LG 42.5 Monitors and a Xidax PC - Perfect for players and creators of all kinds. What If I Need Help? We are anticipating a good deal of head scratching throughout Crackables gameplay. For puzzle troubleshooting, feel free to use this thread to figure it out with other players. However, if you experience any problems accessing the game, please reach out to our support team at www.oneplus.com/support. Now, who's up for the challenge? [GAME UPDATE] The Crackables digital round is over and we will soon begin shipping out the hardware boards to our 1,000 qualified players. To ensure that all players will receive their boards in time for the hardware round, we have pushed back the start of the hardware round from Sept. 25th to Sept. 27th. Because of this, you may notice that the Crackables countdown to the next round is incorrect. We will try to make sure the shipments are delivered on time but please be aware that we cannot guarantee delivery before the hardware release if there are unavoidable circumstances (i.e. custom clearance delays). Please note that once you have your device, sharing answers or hints to puzzles will only hurt your odds of finishing first Update: Thank you for playing! The winners have been selected and contacted. We'll announce them by launch day.