Fellow Whovians if you are looking for something to occupy your time and space, the puzzle game Thirteen just might do it.
Thirteen is a Doctor Who version of the popular mobile game, 2048. The rules are simple. Working with a board of tiles representing different Doctors, you must use your computer arrow keys (or swipe on your phones) to move the tiles up, down, left or right, with the aim of smashing together two of the same Doctor tiles to “regenerate” them into the next incarnation (see the example tweet below).
Can YOU join the Doctors to get to the Thirteenth? 🕹
— Doctor Who Official (@bbcdoctorwho) June 27, 2020
So, remembering the Doctor’s regeneration order, two Patrick Troughton tiles make a Jon Pertwee, two Pertwees make Tom Baker and so on, all the way up to the current Doctor.
Be warned, with every move you make a new William Hartnell tile appears, meaning the board will rapidly fill up and end the game if you can’t keep regenerating the Doctors. It’s much easier to play it than explain it.
It’s an addictive game so be prepared to spend hours on it. Go now! Get amongst it!