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We have a Game Night every couple of months with 2 other families. It's a great excuse for all of us to get together and we all love playing games late into the night--well, late considering there are children all around. :-)
I am thinking of making one like this but am having a hard time it. I am worried some people may not want to participate in it if they have to do extra things. I think the concept is neat and may work best as a PLB. Some additional directions I have come up with are to plant another box in the area of the Simon Says box, but leave the clues for the new box in the the SS box, or to remove their left shoe and stamp their big toe into the logbook, ect. Maybe if it was a PLB, add a funny story to the logbook, plant a HH with the box, or stamp in with an unusual object.
Anyone want to share their opinions, good or bad please, on this or give any advice?
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This sounds like a fun idea. It's creative and unique. I say, as long as the folks know what they're in for when they attempt to find it, you're likely to get some positive players.
Of course, if some aren't interested in the extra effort involved, they may not seek it out. Or, they may find the letterbox and just not play along.
I actually know of a southeastern WOM letterbox that plays Hide and Seek. The finders of this letterbox actually take the letterbox with them and hide it in a new location and provide new clues. It's sort of like a HH, but it's its own letterbox--a travelling letterbox. It's great fun.
So, yes, you can definitely incorporate game-playing into letterboxing.
Beldin's box is around 2002. Just fiund and rehid it.
Basically, I tell you in the clues that you start from point A, then take X number of "mommy" steps. Then when you find that box, it says to take X number of some animal steps. Now this means you have to figure out how far that particular animal jumps/hops/etc in order to figure out about how far to go, then you have to find the box because NOWHERE does it tell you exactly where the box is, only how far down the trail it is.
you name it...
Funniest thing is that my college degrees are in 'technical' stuff and I somehow avoided most liberal arts type throughout my college/grad school experience!
If you like Scrabble, you should read the book : Word Freak by Stefan Fatsis. It is about the world of competitive Scrabble. (It would also appeal to those folks who enjoyed the movie Searching for Bobby Fisher!) I thought the world of competitive chess and the world of competitive scrabble were very similiar.
If anyone's interested, e-mail me at email@example.com
If anyone has a big group of people this is a lot of fun. It has to do with defintions of words, where people have to makeup fake definitions and try to get other people to choose their's as being correct. I am horrible at describing it, but depending on the crowd it can be hilarious
Well, OK, it does require some logical, mathmatical ability, so it isn't a COMPLETE waste of time.
yes, hint 2 was easier.
Some one want to e email me the their own hint?
But I admit, I haven't explored all of it. I've been playing backgammon with Joonie these past few months
And my nic is Sits N Knits...just like my trail name
Letterboxing with a corporate twist?
Basically sounds like a professional scavenger hunt. A professional letterboxing hunt! again, I say, Wow!
And I like how they say "stop watching reality TV and get out there yourself!!"
Lionel trains (year introduced: 1900)
Crayola Crayons (1903)
Teddy Bears (1903)
Model T Ford die cast car (1906)
Erector Sets (1913)
Raggedy Ann Dolls (1915)
Lincoln Logs (1916)
Madame Alexander Collectible Dolls (1929)
View-Master 3-D Viewer (1938)
Betsey Wetsy doll (1937)
Tonka Trucks (1947)
Magic 8 Ball (1947)
Candy Land (1949)
Silly Putty (1950)
Mr. Potato Head (1952)
LEGO Building Sets (1953)
Matchbox Cars (1954)
Hula Hoop (1958)
Game Of Life (1960)
Troll Dolls (1961)
Easy Bake Oven (1963)
G.I. Joe (1964)
Lite Brite (1967)
Hot Wheels (1968)
Nerf Balls (1970)
Dungeons and Dragons (1974)
Star Wars Action Figures (1977)
Rubik's Cube (1978)
Strawberry Shortcake (1979)
Trivial Pursuit (1982)
Care Bears (1983)
Cabbage Patch Kids (1983)
My Little Pony (1983)
Koosh Ball (1987)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1988)
Super Soaker (1989)
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (1993)
Lamaze Learning Products (1995)
Tickle-Me Elmo (1996)
Beanie Babies (1996)
Groovy Girls (1999)
Razor Scooter (2000)
Jumbo Music Blocks (2001)
The average American child spends 28 minutes a day coloring and wears down about 730 crayons by the age of 10. Parents and schools purchase 2.5 billion crayons each year.
Lincoln Logs were invented by John Lloyd Wright, the son of architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Wright was inspired by the way that his father designed the earthquake-proof Imperial Hotel in Tokyo.
The View-Master was the brainchild of piano tuner William Gruber. During World War II, viewers were used in training for the U.S. military, and more than 1 billion have been sold thus far. The most popular View-Master reel? The scenic reel of Mecca.
One out of every three American homes owns a Scrabble board. More than 100 million sets have been sold worldwide, and 1 to 2 million sets are sold each year in North America alone.
The original Mr. Potato Head contained only parts--eyes, ears, noses and mouths--parents had to supply children with real potatoes to play with! Eight years later, manufacturer Hasbro decided to include a hard plastic potato "body" with the toy to replace the real spud.
How does the Etch-a-Sketch work? Exactly the way it did when the toy was introduced 45 years ago. A stylus is mounted on a pair of orthogonal rails, which move when you turn the knobs. A mixture of extremely fine aluminum powder and beads (which help the powder flow evenly) lines the Etch-a-Sketch's interior. When you turn the device upside down and shake, this mixture sticks to the inside face of the glass. And when you then turn one of the knobs, the stylus scratches off the aluminum dust to create a line on the screen.
Erno Rubik, inventor of the Rubik's cube, was a lecturer in the Department of Interior Design at the Academy of Applied Arts and Crafts in Budapest when he created his now-famous cube. The cube (which has 43,252,003,274,489,856,000 different possible configurations and only one solution) made Rubik the communist bloc's first self-made millionaire and Hungary's richest private citizen.
In 1985, the peak of the Cabbage Patch Kids craze, doll sales totaled $600 million (that's more than $1.1 billion in 2005 dollars).
I, the Mighty Tortuga, can solve The Cube. One of my many hidden talents. ;o)
PEACE and Love,
Whoah...the Koosh Ball was invented the same year as I was born? Cool.
And heck yes! Those Ninja Turtles were the highlight of my early childhood!
I love Rubik's cubes...I actually have one sitting in front of me on my desk...I'm not so good with them, though. I'm working on getting better!
I ain't sayin' which toy came out the year I was born. I might as well just get a T-shirt that says "Older than Dirt," in big bold letters!
then I found this. Watch it.
And i was like....WHOA.
Sigh. I want to do that....