I’ll come right out and say it: this one confused me like you wouldn’t believe when I first started playing The Password Game. After struggling for hours to figure out the fifth rule and flying through the rest, I encountered this one and had to sit there for a few minutes to figure out what I was reading. After some time, I did figure it out, and I’m happy to share the details with you all. If you want to learn more, continue reading to figure out how to include the moon’s current phase as an emoji in your The Password Game answers.
Updated July 15, 2023, by Madison Benson: Added more details on moon phase cycles and when they change.
The Password Game Rule 13 Guide – Current Phase of the Moon Emoji
Moon phases change every few days, cycling between eight different ones:
- New Moon – 🌑
- Waxing Crescent – 🌒
- First Quarter – 🌓
- Waxing Gibbous – 🌔
- Full Moon – 🌕
- Waning Gibbous – 🌖
- Third Quarter – 🌗
- Waning Crescent – 🌘
Depending on the current cycle, you’ll have to copy-paste the appropriate emoji into the password text box to solve the rule and move on to the next. For example, as of updating this article on July 15, the current moon phase is Waning Crescent, with dates like July 17 and July 25 changing to New Moon and First Quarter, respectively. You can find the current moon phase through sites like Time and Date.
Alternatively, if you don’t want to check Time and Date for the exact moon phase, copy-paste all eight emojis into the password box until one works. Admittedly, this is the strategy I used at first, and it worked surprisingly well. Following various failed attempts, I repeatedly pasted the same moon emoji, as I remembered the correct answer after a few tries.
Once you complete this Password Game rule, you’ll move on to the next one, arguably more challenging than this one, depending on your luck. Good luck!
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