Questions tagged [treasure-hunt]

In a treasure hunt, one or more players try to find hidden articles, locations or places by using a series of clues.

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From the death to the fresh beginning - A treasure hunt

Shortly after your mentor's passing, you received an envelope along with the following note: My Dear Disciple,      I am afraid my time to leave this world has come but don'...
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Puzzle hidden in Hannah Fry's Hello World

Hanna Fry announced today that she hid a puzzle in the cover of her book—via twitter The initial clue seems to be a binary encoding of some ASCII. I was hoping to start a thread towards finding a ...
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Puzzle related to software or technical term [closed]

Try to complete this puzzle Either a technical term or software name will be the answer.
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You better keep me clean, or you might contract a nasty facultative parasite

This one is going to be tricky: There is a famous band with my name in it. You better keep me clean, or you might contract a nasty facultative parasite. I come in many shapes and sizes. ...
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The Fenn Treasure Hunt (REAL!)

I heard of this riddle and wanted to pass it on to see if you expert puzzlers could solve it! These are clues for real treasure hidden somewhere in the Rocky Mountains. As I have gone alone in ...
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Find the “easter egg” [closed]

There's a little surprise somewhere on this site... http://easter_egg_hunt.andrewfaraday.com/ Where is it? What is it? Addendum (full disclosure): The link is to a working application running on ...
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A Suspicious Mail 2

You sent your response. As expected, a few days later, you get another cryptic mail back: The text reads ...
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A Suspicious Mail

It's an average normal everyday day. You find a piece of mail in your mail box. It doesn't look like the rest of them: The text reads What should you do? Some helpful websites: Hint:
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Google Earth Treasure Hunt #3 (GETH)

While exploring a cave near my house, I found a small safe. Aside from some rust, it doesn’t appear to be that old. I have reason to believe there’s something valuable inside, but I don’t know the ...
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Find in Europe, someone tasting almonds

Q: Find in Europe, someone tasting almonds. Can you help me in figuring out what the answer to the question possibly could be? Unfortunately, I don't have any clues with me.
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When is a quarter closed door the same as a quarter open door?

A half open door is always the same as a half closed door. And of course it is not a door when it is a jar. What could be the answer?
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Another Google Earth Treasure Hunt (GETH)

Well, the first Google Earth Treasure Hunt I posted here was solved in less than a day. Let's see how long it takes for this one to be solved. I originally posted this on my CodeAWeek blog. (Link in ...
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Google Earth Treasure Hunt (GETH)

I'm trying to improve my code-making and puzzle-making skills by creating a new puzzle every week at my website. (Link in my profile.) The following is a copy of my latest challenge there. GOOGLE ...
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Who is Panama Oxridge?

Panama Oxridge is the author of a children's book series about a boy called Justin Thyme. However, the name Panama Oxridge is actually a pseudonym for an unknown author. From the series website: ...
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Ruklo Town Adventure

Last night you were enjoying a drink in the tavern. While keeping to yourself, you overheard the following conversation behind you: Man 1: ... but how are we ever going to afford that? Man 2: ...
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Pirate Blurpwhicks Level

(The story below is not part of the puzzle. If you want to jump straight into the challenge, you can skip ahead to "The Island") Prelude It's been a day just like any other day of the week. You have ...
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Can you find the missing lad and the treasure?

This is an entry in the 27th Fortnightly Topic Challenge. $\mathtt{Once \ upon \ a \ time, \ there \ was \ a \ young \ sailor. \ This \ young \ sailor, \ however, \ was \ a \ pirate. \ The \ scourge ...
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PSE Assessment Exam

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #27: Treasure-Hunt...   Welcome to the PSE Assessment Exam! This exam is designed to assess your aptitude, knowledge and experience as a high profile ...
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So long, and thanks for all the fish?

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A Different Kind of Treasure Hunt

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #27: Treasure-Hunt...         There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate's loot on Treasure Island.        ...
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Where is Steven the Stegosaurus?

This is an entry to the Fortnightly Topic Challenge #27: treasure-hunt. Steven the Stegosaurus has been kidnapped! It's now up to you to save him. When you enter Steven's cave, the only thing you ...
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Journey to The Greatest Treasures of the Dungeons!

This is an entry to the Fortnightly Topic Challenge #27: treasure-hunt. Last weekend was fun. We went on a trek to a nearby place located in the middle of a huge jungle. We decided to set up camp ...
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Avast ye puzzlers

Ahoy, mateys. A lifetime of adventure and exploration in the Caribbean has left me with quite a bit of booty, but I be an old sea dog on my way to Davy Jones' Locker. Me doctor only gives me 9 more ...
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Discovering the past

An entry in the 19th fortnightly challenge... Soon it'll be your 20th birthday. Time is ticking... and you're spending it in the car going to check the new house you will be moving into with your ...
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**Implication is the key**

Submitted at part of the Fortnightly Topic Challenge #19: Unconventional Tag Fusion I am within a secret close to my writer, Implication is the key, Go forth to thee and once fifth, ...
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Treasure hunt of the century

Will you help my find the treasure? I just can't find it! The only hint I have is Paste->e28DSjPF Note
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A pirate's treasure-hunt

My dear puzzle friends, I need your help! An old acquaintance of mine has recently passed away and mentioned me in his will. I was quite thrilled, as the man was rather rich due to some clever ...
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The greatest treasure in France

Yesterday, someone came to me and told me that he had found a treasure map. I told him that it was just a map of France, but he insisted that there was something with this map that could lead us to ...
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Rickey's Board Game Revenge?

Last night you had some friends over to play a board game. You ended up winning, but your friend Rickey, who always loses, left in a very bad mood. The next day you wake up in a square room with ...
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Treasure Island

The treasure is somewhere on this map: Blue is water; green is grass; yellow is sand; gray is rock. Your clue is N6E4S2W1, and your adventure starts on the central dark green square.
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Treasure hunt question

A series of numbers is given in the question and it could be anything. Have tried things related to temperature values etc. but none worked. Guessing the next number in this series looks highly ...
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Legend of Nine Treasure Hunt in Andaman and Nicobar Islands [duplicate]

Disclaimer: I dont know the answer but it is definitely solvable. A legend of nine, In the Andaman, A treasure you may find, But, certainly, the blood of men. Staring at the Sun, At 30 to 6, Al ...
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How to organize a treasure hunt?

I'm looking for guidelines on how to organize a good (IRL) treasure hunt. Are there steps to follow to ensure the available locations are used to the fullest? Good practices to organize my research ? ...
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A Fun(ny) Treasure Hunt

I'll send you on a treasure hunt, Hopefully you don't mind. The clues may not be right up front, Maybe they are behind. The clues you need are down below, And hidden in plain sight. I do not wish ...
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A hunt for long forgotten treasure …but beware the pirate's curse!

I never really knew my uncle growing up. He seemed nice enough, but I got the sense from the distant, troubled look in his eyes that there was at least some truth to the rumours... Years before I was ...
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Whisky treasure-hunt: Cryptogram which refers to a place in Scotland

UPDATE 4 - Inserted original list of questions (no more, no less) Could someone help me solve this code? I've tried for 35 years. 13 25 22 19 9 30 32 11 12 25 8 29 17 It is a place name in ...
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You will have to pray!

This riddle is so easy that I already have created another one. Just in case. Anyway, please avoid wild guesses. For sure I am queer and out of place Are you still here? Go start the chase But ...
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Where did you end up? [Part 2!]

Follow the clues and tell me where you are in the end. You are here The birthplace The biggest child The first letter of it's name Go left Note: This one is harder, ...
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Where did you end up? [Part 1]

Follow the clues and tell me where you are in the end. PSE To the opposite of the opposite of 2 + 2 ~= 4 Go to the way you round .5 If up is down and down is up go down ...