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Re: The 2020 Allison Wonderland Mock Hunt Clue #8

Aaron Smith
 

The words “And the previous clues:” in Clue #6  is part of the clue, right? 

On Wed, Feb 24, 2021 at 5:00 PM Allison Wonderland via groups.io <AllisonWondrland=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Here is the new clue:
 
Clue #8
Treasure hunt fame is the name of our game
Past winners are brought to the front
Look south of the city, Ville-Marie so pretty
And the spirit is there to be won 
 
And here are the previous clues:
 
Clue #7
While under the snow, a golden glow
Might be present at a cloudless sunset
Take some direction for treasured perfection
And keep a close eye on the jets
 
Clue #6
Mark, replot, respect how hunters get hot
Yet many others play mainly tin golf
It’s chatroom fun for both old and young
Just mix some letters to solve
And the previous clues:
 
Clue #5
This tale of loot, should lead you to scoot
Near a road that many have traveled
Total finds plus one will lead to the fun
And have this important mystery unraveled
 
Clue #4
Boreas’ treasure’s brought great pleasure
To thousands does his royalty send
Fifteen hides that preceded finds
To park just look for the end
 
Clue #3
Chuck died that year, but don’t load your Tears
One of his men arrived at the scene
When the hunt seems odd, don’t Ax the sod
Neal took over and kept things clean
 
Clue #2
Back in school, I thought physics was cool
The rabbit saw the route to the dough
The classes were rough, with equations tough
To Finish first seek a two to ten ratio
 
Clue #1
It’s the White Rabbit Quest - At my behest
Let’s renew our treasure hunt banner
Go out and have fun - he won’t be outdone
And remember it’s just her manner

--
Sincerely,

Aaron Smith
Phone: (651) 338-8232
 


The 2020 Allison Wonderland Mock Hunt Clue #8

Allison Wonderland
 

Here is the new clue:
 
Clue #8
Treasure hunt fame is the name of our game
Past winners are brought to the front
Look south of the city, Ville-Marie so pretty
And the spirit is there to be won 
 
And here are the previous clues:
 
Clue #7
While under the snow, a golden glow
Might be present at a cloudless sunset
Take some direction for treasured perfection
And keep a close eye on the jets
 
Clue #6
Mark, replot, respect how hunters get hot
Yet many others play mainly tin golf
It’s chatroom fun for both old and young
Just mix some letters to solve
And the previous clues:
 
Clue #5
This tale of loot, should lead you to scoot
Near a road that many have traveled
Total finds plus one will lead to the fun
And have this important mystery unraveled
 
Clue #4
Boreas’ treasure’s brought great pleasure
To thousands does his royalty send
Fifteen hides that preceded finds
To park just look for the end
 
Clue #3
Chuck died that year, but don’t load your Tears
One of his men arrived at the scene
When the hunt seems odd, don’t Ax the sod
Neal took over and kept things clean
 
Clue #2
Back in school, I thought physics was cool
The rabbit saw the route to the dough
The classes were rough, with equations tough
To Finish first seek a two to ten ratio
 
Clue #1
It’s the White Rabbit Quest - At my behest
Let’s renew our treasure hunt banner
Go out and have fun - he won’t be outdone
And remember it’s just her manner


The 2021 Allison Wonderland Mock Hunt - Clue #7

Allison Wonderland
 

Here is the new clue:
 
Clue #7
While under the snow, a golden glow
Might be present at a cloudless sunset
Take some direction for treasured perfection
And keep a close eye on the jets
 
And here are the previous clues:
 
Clue #6
Mark, replot, respect how hunters get hot
Yet many others play mainly tin golf
It’s chatroom fun for both old and young
Just mix some letters to solve
And the previous clues:
 
Clue #5
This tale of loot, should lead you to scoot
Near a road that many have traveled
Total finds plus one will lead to the fun
And have this important mystery unraveled
 
Clue #4
Boreas’ treasure’s brought great pleasure
To thousands does his royalty send
Fifteen hides that preceded finds
To park just look for the end
 
Clue #3
Chuck died that year, but don’t load your Tears
One of his men arrived at the scene
When the hunt seems odd, don’t Ax the sod
Neal took over and kept things clean
 
Clue #2
Back in school, I thought physics was cool
The rabbit saw the route to the dough
The classes were rough, with equations tough
To Finish first seek a two to ten ratio
 
Clue #1
It’s the White Rabbit Quest - At my behest
Let’s renew our treasure hunt banner
Go out and have fun - he won’t be outdone
And remember it’s just her manner


The 2020 Allison Wonderland Mock Hunt Clue #6

Allison Wonderland
 

Here is the new clue:
 
Clue #6
Mark, replot, respect how hunters get hot
Yet many others play mainly tin golf
It’s chatroom fun for both old and young
Just mix some letters to solve
And the previous clues:
 
Clue #5
This tale of loot, should lead you to scoot
Near a road that many have traveled
Total finds plus one will lead to the fun
And have this important mystery unraveled
 
Clue #4
Boreas’ treasure’s brought great pleasure
To thousands does his royalty send
Fifteen hides that preceded finds
To park just look for the end
 
Clue #3
Chuck died that year, but don’t load your Tears
One of his men arrived at the scene
When the hunt seems odd, don’t Ax the sod
Neal took over and kept things clean
 
Clue #2
Back in school, I thought physics was cool
The rabbit saw the route to the dough
The classes were rough, with equations tough
To Finish first seek a two to ten ratio
 
Clue #1
It’s the White Rabbit Quest - At my behest
Let’s renew our treasure hunt banner
Go out and have fun - he won’t be outdone
And remember it’s just her manner


The 2021 Allison Wonderland Mock Hunt - Clue #5

Allison Wonderland
 

Medical emergencies have been resolved. We now resume our normal programming.

Here is the new clue:
 
Clue #5
This tale of loot, should lead you to scoot
Near a road that many have traveled
Total finds plus one will lead to the fun
And have this important mystery unraveled
 
And the previous clues:
 
Clue #4
Boreas’ treasure’s brought great pleasure
To thousands does his royalty send
Fifteen hides that preceded finds
To park just look for the end
 
Clue #3
Chuck died that year, but don’t load your Tears
One of his men arrived at the scene
When the hunt seems odd, don’t Ax the sod
Neal took over and kept things clean
 
Clue #2
Back in school, I thought physics was cool
The rabbit saw the route to the dough
The classes were rough, with equations tough
To Finish first seek a two to ten ratio
 
Clue #1
It’s the White Rabbit Quest - At my behest
Let’s renew our treasure hunt banner
Go out and have fun - he won’t be outdone
And remember it’s just her manner


Re: Scavenger Hunts

Peeko03
 

Yes I agree the first time will have kinks to work out. I only wanted to point out that by having the whole hunt come down to a tie breaker, it then becomes about the tie breaker and not the hunt.

We enjoyed learning new facts about Saint Paul history. Thank you for researching and writing the clues David, we appreciate all the time it must have taken you. it was a lot of fun and we're hoping it will be back next year.


From: theallisonwonderland@groups.io <theallisonwonderland@groups.io> on behalf of Andrea Howell <akh3966@...>
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2021 2:33:21 PM
To: theallisonwonderland@groups.io <theallisonwonderland@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [theallisonwonderland] Scavenger Hunts
 
I had a blast with this— I did drop off once I realized I was statistically eliminated, but I still loved it.


On Feb 21, 2021, at 2:26 PM, Allison Wonderland via groups.io <AllisonWondrland@...> wrote:

The first time you do something it's bound to have some bumps and this turned out to be one of them. The thought was that if multiple teams were tied with a high score I thought it would be better if there was something they could do to earn the win rather than a random drawing. But it was also predicated on the idea that few if any teams would solve all 30 missions. You proved that to be a faulty assumption pretty quickly. Lol. 
Had no one solved them all, then anyone could have still won up to the end.

So yes, next year we will definitely try something else as a tie breaker. Right now I'm thinking of maybe deducting some points for wrong answers. I may also try to a GPS mission with a specific but not obvious point and the tiebreaker is the team closest to that spot. Or maybe I will think of something else. But now that I know that teams solving all 30 missions is more of a certainty, the tie breaker will definitely have to change.

I am a little surprised you thought the tiebreaker was obvious. I guess that place isn't as obscure as I thought.


On Sun, Feb 21, 2021 at 1:29 PM, Peeko03
<Peeko03@...> wrote:
I'm wondering if the scavenger hunt is going to be an annual event. It was a lot of fun, but as you can tell by this year's event, it was really a race to finish one clue, the tie breaker.

The reason Matt ( I believe that's the winner's name) only won 2 but didn't win all 3, was because he was a little too late to be the first one to finish the history hunt tie breaker. (I think he was 3rd)

Once you are first to solve the tie breaker, you can take your time to do the rest, because you've already won. I almost wish he had been first in that one as well. Then I would have known it was at least calculated and no one else would have had a chance.

We were the first to finish the history hunt, we completed it the first night. But because one team beat us to the "tie breaker" we lost.

I'm hoping if this is an annual event that the rules are changed. The tie breaker was so simple that whoever lives closest to the spot can get there first, so they win. The first half hour of the hunt determined the winner.

Please consider changing the rules for the way you win this contest in the future, to make it a little more fair for everyone. Thanks


From: theallisonwonderland@groups.io <theallisonwonderland@groups.io> on behalf of Allison Wonderland via groups.io <AllisonWondrland@...>
Sent: Saturday, February 20, 2021 11:17:31 PM
To: theallisonwonderland@groups.io <theallisonwonderland@groups.io>
Subject: [theallisonwonderland] Scavenger Hunts
 
As you may or may not know I wrote the clues for the new Scavenger Hunt event that the Winter Carnival had this year. We ran it through an app called Goosechase and it all worked out pretty well. However it was a unique thing and we can't reuse the clues next year. So even though you can no longer use the app to check your answers, I am attaching three PDF's that have all the clues for the three hunts (one focused on the parks, one on historical stuff, and one on fun things to do in town). All three were strictly St. Paul. And then I am attaching another three PDFs with the explanations. So maybe you can appoint someone to check your answers for you or maybe you'll come up with your best guess for each and then check them yourselves. That is all up to you. Feel free to use them with your friends or maybe as an event for work or a social group. But you're not allowed to charge money for it as the Winter Carnival maintains those rights.


Re: Scavenger Hunts

Andrea Howell
 

I had a blast with this— I did drop off once I realized I was statistically eliminated, but I still loved it.


On Feb 21, 2021, at 2:26 PM, Allison Wonderland via groups.io <AllisonWondrland@...> wrote:

The first time you do something it's bound to have some bumps and this turned out to be one of them. The thought was that if multiple teams were tied with a high score I thought it would be better if there was something they could do to earn the win rather than a random drawing. But it was also predicated on the idea that few if any teams would solve all 30 missions. You proved that to be a faulty assumption pretty quickly. Lol. 
Had no one solved them all, then anyone could have still won up to the end.

So yes, next year we will definitely try something else as a tie breaker. Right now I'm thinking of maybe deducting some points for wrong answers. I may also try to a GPS mission with a specific but not obvious point and the tiebreaker is the team closest to that spot. Or maybe I will think of something else. But now that I know that teams solving all 30 missions is more of a certainty, the tie breaker will definitely have to change.

I am a little surprised you thought the tiebreaker was obvious. I guess that place isn't as obscure as I thought.


On Sun, Feb 21, 2021 at 1:29 PM, Peeko03
<Peeko03@...> wrote:
I'm wondering if the scavenger hunt is going to be an annual event. It was a lot of fun, but as you can tell by this year's event, it was really a race to finish one clue, the tie breaker.

The reason Matt ( I believe that's the winner's name) only won 2 but didn't win all 3, was because he was a little too late to be the first one to finish the history hunt tie breaker. (I think he was 3rd)

Once you are first to solve the tie breaker, you can take your time to do the rest, because you've already won. I almost wish he had been first in that one as well. Then I would have known it was at least calculated and no one else would have had a chance.

We were the first to finish the history hunt, we completed it the first night. But because one team beat us to the "tie breaker" we lost.

I'm hoping if this is an annual event that the rules are changed. The tie breaker was so simple that whoever lives closest to the spot can get there first, so they win. The first half hour of the hunt determined the winner.

Please consider changing the rules for the way you win this contest in the future, to make it a little more fair for everyone. Thanks


From: theallisonwonderland@groups.io <theallisonwonderland@groups.io> on behalf of Allison Wonderland via groups.io <AllisonWondrland@...>
Sent: Saturday, February 20, 2021 11:17:31 PM
To: theallisonwonderland@groups.io <theallisonwonderland@groups.io>
Subject: [theallisonwonderland] Scavenger Hunts
 
As you may or may not know I wrote the clues for the new Scavenger Hunt event that the Winter Carnival had this year. We ran it through an app called Goosechase and it all worked out pretty well. However it was a unique thing and we can't reuse the clues next year. So even though you can no longer use the app to check your answers, I am attaching three PDF's that have all the clues for the three hunts (one focused on the parks, one on historical stuff, and one on fun things to do in town). All three were strictly St. Paul. And then I am attaching another three PDFs with the explanations. So maybe you can appoint someone to check your answers for you or maybe you'll come up with your best guess for each and then check them yourselves. That is all up to you. Feel free to use them with your friends or maybe as an event for work or a social group. But you're not allowed to charge money for it as the Winter Carnival maintains those rights.


Re: Scavenger Hunts

Allison Wonderland
 

The first time you do something it's bound to have some bumps and this turned out to be one of them. The thought was that if multiple teams were tied with a high score I thought it would be better if there was something they could do to earn the win rather than a random drawing. But it was also predicated on the idea that few if any teams would solve all 30 missions. You proved that to be a faulty assumption pretty quickly. Lol. 
Had no one solved them all, then anyone could have still won up to the end.

So yes, next year we will definitely try something else as a tie breaker. Right now I'm thinking of maybe deducting some points for wrong answers. I may also try to a GPS mission with a specific but not obvious point and the tiebreaker is the team closest to that spot. Or maybe I will think of something else. But now that I know that teams solving all 30 missions is more of a certainty, the tie breaker will definitely have to change.

I am a little surprised you thought the tiebreaker was obvious. I guess that place isn't as obscure as I thought.


On Sun, Feb 21, 2021 at 1:29 PM, Peeko03
<Peeko03@...> wrote:
I'm wondering if the scavenger hunt is going to be an annual event. It was a lot of fun, but as you can tell by this year's event, it was really a race to finish one clue, the tie breaker.

The reason Matt ( I believe that's the winner's name) only won 2 but didn't win all 3, was because he was a little too late to be the first one to finish the history hunt tie breaker. (I think he was 3rd)

Once you are first to solve the tie breaker, you can take your time to do the rest, because you've already won. I almost wish he had been first in that one as well. Then I would have known it was at least calculated and no one else would have had a chance.

We were the first to finish the history hunt, we completed it the first night. But because one team beat us to the "tie breaker" we lost.

I'm hoping if this is an annual event that the rules are changed. The tie breaker was so simple that whoever lives closest to the spot can get there first, so they win. The first half hour of the hunt determined the winner.

Please consider changing the rules for the way you win this contest in the future, to make it a little more fair for everyone. Thanks


From: theallisonwonderland@groups.io <theallisonwonderland@groups.io> on behalf of Allison Wonderland via groups.io <AllisonWondrland@...>
Sent: Saturday, February 20, 2021 11:17:31 PM
To: theallisonwonderland@groups.io <theallisonwonderland@groups.io>
Subject: [theallisonwonderland] Scavenger Hunts
 
As you may or may not know I wrote the clues for the new Scavenger Hunt event that the Winter Carnival had this year. We ran it through an app called Goosechase and it all worked out pretty well. However it was a unique thing and we can't reuse the clues next year. So even though you can no longer use the app to check your answers, I am attaching three PDF's that have all the clues for the three hunts (one focused on the parks, one on historical stuff, and one on fun things to do in town). All three were strictly St. Paul. And then I am attaching another three PDFs with the explanations. So maybe you can appoint someone to check your answers for you or maybe you'll come up with your best guess for each and then check them yourselves. That is all up to you. Feel free to use them with your friends or maybe as an event for work or a social group. But you're not allowed to charge money for it as the Winter Carnival maintains those rights.


Re: Scavenger Hunts

Peeko03
 

I'm wondering if the scavenger hunt is going to be an annual event. It was a lot of fun, but as you can tell by this year's event, it was really a race to finish one clue, the tie breaker.

The reason Matt ( I believe that's the winner's name) only won 2 but didn't win all 3, was because he was a little too late to be the first one to finish the history hunt tie breaker. (I think he was 3rd)

Once you are first to solve the tie breaker, you can take your time to do the rest, because you've already won. I almost wish he had been first in that one as well. Then I would have known it was at least calculated and no one else would have had a chance.

We were the first to finish the history hunt, we completed it the first night. But because one team beat us to the "tie breaker" we lost.

I'm hoping if this is an annual event that the rules are changed. The tie breaker was so simple that whoever lives closest to the spot can get there first, so they win. The first half hour of the hunt determined the winner.

Please consider changing the rules for the way you win this contest in the future, to make it a little more fair for everyone. Thanks


From: theallisonwonderland@groups.io <theallisonwonderland@groups.io> on behalf of Allison Wonderland via groups.io <AllisonWondrland@...>
Sent: Saturday, February 20, 2021 11:17:31 PM
To: theallisonwonderland@groups.io <theallisonwonderland@groups.io>
Subject: [theallisonwonderland] Scavenger Hunts
 
As you may or may not know I wrote the clues for the new Scavenger Hunt event that the Winter Carnival had this year. We ran it through an app called Goosechase and it all worked out pretty well. However it was a unique thing and we can't reuse the clues next year. So even though you can no longer use the app to check your answers, I am attaching three PDF's that have all the clues for the three hunts (one focused on the parks, one on historical stuff, and one on fun things to do in town). All three were strictly St. Paul. And then I am attaching another three PDFs with the explanations. So maybe you can appoint someone to check your answers for you or maybe you'll come up with your best guess for each and then check them yourselves. That is all up to you. Feel free to use them with your friends or maybe as an event for work or a social group. But you're not allowed to charge money for it as the Winter Carnival maintains those rights.


Re: The 2021 Allison Wonderland Mock Hunt - Clue #3

Ben Fischer
 

I know clue 4 was already posted but I’m wondering if I would be eligible for the extra cash if I registered now. 

On Feb 20, 2021, at 17:02, Allison Wonderland via groups.io <AllisonWondrland@...> wrote:


Clue #4
Boreas’ treasure’s brought great pleasure

To thousands does his royalty send

Fifteen hides that preceded finds

To park just look for the end




Texting this one from the hospital. Sorry about the poor formatting. 


On Fri, Feb 19, 2021 at 5:25 PM, Allison Wonderland via groups.io
<AllisonWondrland@...> wrote:
Sorry, had a minor medical emergency in the family and lost track of time...
 
Here is the new clue:
 
Clue #3
Chuck died that year, but don’t load your Tears
One of his men arrived at the scene
When the hunt seems odd, don’t Ax the sod
Neal took over and kept things clean
 
And the previous clue:
 
Clue #2
Back in school, I thought physics was cool
The rabbit saw the route to the dough
The classes were rough, with equations tough
To Finish first seek a two to ten ratio
 
Clue #1
It’s the White Rabbit Quest - At my behest
Let’s renew our treasure hunt banner
Go out and have fun - he won’t be outdone
And remember it’s just her manner


Scavenger Hunts

Allison Wonderland
 

As you may or may not know I wrote the clues for the new Scavenger Hunt event that the Winter Carnival had this year. We ran it through an app called Goosechase and it all worked out pretty well. However it was a unique thing and we can't reuse the clues next year. So even though you can no longer use the app to check your answers, I am attaching three PDF's that have all the clues for the three hunts (one focused on the parks, one on historical stuff, and one on fun things to do in town). All three were strictly St. Paul. And then I am attaching another three PDFs with the explanations. So maybe you can appoint someone to check your answers for you or maybe you'll come up with your best guess for each and then check them yourselves. That is all up to you. Feel free to use them with your friends or maybe as an event for work or a social group. But you're not allowed to charge money for it as the Winter Carnival maintains those rights.


Re: The 2021 Allison Wonderland Mock Hunt - Clue #3

Allison Wonderland
 

Clue #4
Boreas’ treasure’s brought great pleasure

To thousands does his royalty send

Fifteen hides that preceded finds

To park just look for the end




Texting this one from the hospital. Sorry about the poor formatting. 


On Fri, Feb 19, 2021 at 5:25 PM, Allison Wonderland via groups.io
<AllisonWondrland@...> wrote:
Sorry, had a minor medical emergency in the family and lost track of time...
 
Here is the new clue:
 
Clue #3
Chuck died that year, but don’t load your Tears
One of his men arrived at the scene
When the hunt seems odd, don’t Ax the sod
Neal took over and kept things clean
 
And the previous clue:
 
Clue #2
Back in school, I thought physics was cool
The rabbit saw the route to the dough
The classes were rough, with equations tough
To Finish first seek a two to ten ratio
 
Clue #1
It’s the White Rabbit Quest - At my behest
Let’s renew our treasure hunt banner
Go out and have fun - he won’t be outdone
And remember it’s just her manner


The 2021 Allison Wonderland Mock Hunt - Clue #3

Allison Wonderland
 

Sorry, had a minor medical emergency in the family and lost track of time...
 
Here is the new clue:
 
Clue #3
Chuck died that year, but don’t load your Tears
One of his men arrived at the scene
When the hunt seems odd, don’t Ax the sod
Neal took over and kept things clean
 
And the previous clue:
 
Clue #2
Back in school, I thought physics was cool
The rabbit saw the route to the dough
The classes were rough, with equations tough
To Finish first seek a two to ten ratio
 
Clue #1
It’s the White Rabbit Quest - At my behest
Let’s renew our treasure hunt banner
Go out and have fun - he won’t be outdone
And remember it’s just her manner


Re: area

Allison Wonderland
 

Not the city of West St. Paul. But the east side of St. Paul is indeed part of St. Paul. So anything within the city limits of St. Paul proper.



On Friday, February 19, 2021, 06:07:06 AM CST, Jennifer Smith <jsmith182008@...> wrote:


Just to clarify, not in WSP or ESP, I am just wondering what the boarders are

Thanks

On Wed, Feb 17, 2021 at 8:32 PM Allison Wonderland via groups.io <AllisonWondrland=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
The search area is St. Paul.


On Wed, Feb 17, 2021 at 8:31 PM, Anna Soderberg
What is tge search area?


Re: area

Jennifer Smith
 

Just to clarify, not in WSP or ESP, I am just wondering what the boarders are

Thanks

On Wed, Feb 17, 2021 at 8:32 PM Allison Wonderland via groups.io <AllisonWondrland=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
The search area is St. Paul.


On Wed, Feb 17, 2021 at 8:31 PM, Anna Soderberg
What is tge search area?


The 2021 Allison Wonderland Mock Hunt - Clue #2

Allison Wonderland
 

Here is the new clue:
 
Clue #2
Back in school, I thought physics was cool
The rabbit saw the route to the dough
The classes were rough, with equations tough
To Finish first seek a two to ten ratio
 
And the previous clue:
 
Clue #1
It’s the White Rabbit Quest - At my behest
Let’s renew our treasure hunt banner
Go out and have fun - he won’t be outdone
And remember it’s just her manner


Re: area

todd knuth
 

St Paul parks


On Wed, Feb 17, 2021, 8:31 PM Anna Soderberg <radianttheatre@...> wrote:
What is tge search area?


Re: area

Allison Wonderland
 

The search area is St. Paul.


On Wed, Feb 17, 2021 at 8:31 PM, Anna Soderberg
<radianttheatre@...> wrote:
What is tge search area?


area

Anna Soderberg
 

What is tge search area?


The 2021 Allison Wonderland Mock Hunt - Clue #1

Allison Wonderland
 

Clue #1 It’s the White Rabbit Quest - At my behest Let’s renew our treasure hunt banner Go out and have fun - he won’t be outdone And remember it’s just her manner

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