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SCAVENGER HUNT

To celebrate getting my Golden Meeple and GeekBadge today, I have made a Scavenger Hunt across all of BoardGame Geek.


Instructions

The goal is to find 10 words scattered across all of BoardGame Geek (not just the games!). There are 10 clues to help you find these words.

Each clue has 2 parts:

- the first will get you to a page on BGG (game, profile, geeklist, wiki, thread)
- the second tells you where to look for the word (in a few cases you'll need to go to an additional page)
- with one exception, all words are fairly uncommon.


These 10 words form a phrase. The words are already in order. You will have to include 3 exclamation marks (!) in different parts of the phrase. Once you have the correct phrase it should be obvious where they go.

The first person to post the correct phrase with proper punctuation in this thread wins! Please note: any edits to the post will disqualify that post.

The prize is currently: 14.53 geekgold. All geekgold donated to this thread will be given to the winner.

If there is no winner by Saturday, September 10 at 9:00am I'll begin giving hints.

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Good luck!


Clues

1. PCTV9494, nw4

2. Old McDonald, e9b7w3

3. #1, dw3

4. SDJ05, dj-emotion

5. GILITCC, 14

6. Boss, p2s2Lw

7. FTL, 1-w25

8. DRK92, ds1Lw-1.

9. Conference Shoplifter, dw11

10. Disney song, dp3Lw



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From conversations with people, I gather the clues are a bit too cryptic. I'm going to hold off posting hints yet, but if you think you know a word feel free to email me. I'll tell you if you are correct.

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I've updated the rules for the clues to make them clearer.

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for being the first to correctly guess one of the words.

If you think you've figured one out, feel free to email me.
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Quick update:

I have received correct answers for 5 of the 10 words.
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Brilliant! Veggiemeeples trumpet happily! Trendy luminaries promote this prestigious victory!
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qwheeler wrote:
Brilliant! Veggiemeeples trumpet happily! Trendy luminaries promote this prestigious victory!


Congratulations, Quint Wheeler is the winner!

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Which brings the total prize to: 20.53 geekgold!

Thanks so much to the sponsors!

Here are the answers to the clues:

1. PCTV9494, nw4: microbadge 9494, category Pop Culture TV, name-word 4

2. Old McDonald, e9b7w3: Agricola, expansion#9, bullet 7, word 3

3. #1, dw3: Twilight Struggle, Description-word 3

4. SDJ05, dj-emotion: Niagara, Niagara: Diamond Joe

5. GILITCC, 14: [geeklist=Games I Lost In the Car crash][/geeklist], #14

6. Boss, p2s2Lw: Scott Alden's profile, paragraph 2, sentence 2, last word (Note: Derk Solko's profile is much shorter)

7. FTL, 1-w25: Feel the Love thread, post 1, word 25

8. DRK92, ds1Lw-1. Doctor Reiner Knizia, Modern Art published in 1992, Description-sentence 1, second last word

9. Conference Shoplifter, dw11: anagram of The Princes of Florence, Description-word 11

10. Disney song, dp3Lw: Small World, Description-paragraph 3, last word.

Thanks everyone who played the Scavenger Hunt. If you'd like me to do another some time, let me know
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Damn, I just went to read this. Looks like I missed out on the fun by less than an hour. Next time, Hamster, next time. devil
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It was a lot of fun. Thanks for taking the time to make it! I'd definitely be up for another sometime.
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Congrats, Quint! I'd never have come to this conclusion, even now that I see the hints.surprise
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That turned out to be easier then I'd thought. I got 3, 4 and 10 almost right away, but the other hints stumped me, and I suspected they were referring to more obscure boardgames which I'd never even heard of, so wandered off to go do other things.
For future reference: A hint that all hints were referring to "big" concepts on BGG might've helped with (at least my) interest in this.

Anyway, congratulations to Quint for not giving up so swiftly and to hamsterzen for the badge and golden meeple!
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Thanks - I got 3 and 4 right away too, but I spent much more time than I'd like to admit figuring out the rest. The one that took me the longest was number 1 - I was convinced that PCTV stood for "Personal Collection Tom Vasel" and I spent quite a bit of time digging through his collection looking for a 9494.
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a_traveler wrote:
That turned out to be easier then I'd thought. I got 3, 4 and 10 almost right away, but the other hints stumped me, and I suspected they were referring to more obscure boardgames which I'd never even heard of, so wandered off to go do other things.
For future reference: A hint that all hints were referring to "big" concepts on BGG might've helped with (at least my) interest in this.

Anyway, congratulations to Quint for not giving up so swiftly and to hamsterzen for the badge and golden meeple!


If I do this again I'll definitely try to give a better explanation at the beginning. I might do a scavenger hunt via geeklist just for fun, so others can add to it and people can play when they have time.
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Super hoopy congrats to you Quint.
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