I read that this comment is the easier way to solve the game and my question is why does the HJ block have to go in the 1 2 position?
I solved this game a bit differently. First, instead of placing the pairs side by side, I stacked them in pairs. Doing so made it easy to distinguish between pairs that go together on each week (vertical block G and J/O) vs which variables needed to be in sequence next to each other on consecutive weeks (horizontal block JH).
I tried splitting this board based on the HJ block, assuming it would give me 3 total game boards, as it looked initially like there would be 3 possible options for the HJ block. In fact, as I moved the HJ block to the second and third positions, moving left to right, I realized that HJ had to stay in the position I thought would be my first game board: H1 J2.
I then went down my rules and saw that G had only two options if it needed to stay with O or J: Week 2, or Week 3. So I split at that point and wound up with 2 basic game boards.
It did take me a while to make the inferences needed to set up the boards (7 minutes, hopefully will be faster once I get more practice in), but once I had them I was able to answer all the questions very quickly.
I started setting it up this way and wrote out 3 game boards, but I never made the inference that HJ has to go in the 1 2 block.
Thanks, if someone answers this they will really save my ass.