Riddles in the Dark: A Game of Riddles | May 2018

22 May

"Does it guess easy? It must have a competition with us, my preciouss! If precious asks, and it doesn't answer, we eats it, my preciousss. If it asks us, and we doesn't answer, then we does what it wants, eh? We shows it the way out, yes!" - Gollum, in Chapter Five of The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien

Finally! Here I am with the long-promised riddles for this, our second riddle game! Sorry for the delay - I am sure that all of you expected them here sooner! ;)

Anyhow, as before, this is game of riddlesThis time, however, I will list the steps to answering for complete clarity: 

  1. Read the riddle(s), and decide on what they must mean.
  2. Comment below, indicating what you believe the answer to the riddle(s) is/are.
  3. Answers will be given on May 25th. 

I have decided that a game alike to this one will be held at least once a month so as not to make this game get old too quickly. This has been exceedingly fun, and I thank you for participating! Here are the riddles to the game:


I open and close without lid or door,

and speak without sound of mouth. 

I can take you to any distant land or shore,

Whether East, West, North or South. 


Ever on without feet I run,

Ever shining in the sun.

My laughter tinkles glad and free

Through the glens and o'er the lea.


I have two hands but cannot feel, 

a face but cannot see.

I am the herald of both woe and weal

and announce the time for tea.

There they are! Let the game begin!

- J.S.

P.S. Out of curiosity, what do you think of these graphics I made for possible future riddle games?

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