Summer Puzzler is a puzzle series. No, it’s not difficult to figure out, you just had to put together a puzzle in order to see the clue! Bags of pieces were distributed to the various camp sites at the Acres of Boxing event, collected by the little boxers, and then assembled by torchlight by the adults.
The eevil stack represents all of the hazards, hardships, and hindrances that plague letterboxing outings. From stolen stamps to spider-filled pouches, these cards are the obstacles that the boxers must overcome in order to have a grand day out.
Do letterboxers get along with one another? Usually, but not always! In the spirit of friendly competition, some of the available cards allow for a player to attack one or more other players. In the battle for the most finds, some boxers play dirty!
The Outings Stacks are the primary sources of letterboxing bliss. Purchasing these cards adds options and opportunities to your deck, to allow you to have better and better outings (turns) as the game progresses. Are you going to focus on the long hikes and rack up oodles and oodles of miles on your turn? Or will you be an ink fiend who will invest in more and more expensive and productive sources of this messy, yet important, resource?
Letterboxing: The Game is a deck-building game for two to four players. Each player is randomly assigned a Boxer Card, which represents one of the letterboxer archetypes. This card also determines the contents on the player’s starting deck. Throughout the game, players will work to add cards to improve their decks and increase their number of finds.
Letterboxing: The Game is a letterboxing-themed deck-building card game. Players compete by purchasing “outing” cards that improve their personal decks and add to their total number of finds. The player with the most finds at the end of the game is the winner (yes, it is all about the numbers).
The Treasure Hikers program promotes finding and planting letterboxes on longer hikes. Treasure Hikers earn one point for each mile hiked while letterboxing, either finding or planting, on hikes of 1 mile or longer round trip. Maine Treasure hikers can celebrate major milestones with Treasure Hiker pathtags.
During recent renovations to the campground, a few artifacts were unearthed at TPB. Among the artifacts was a locked chest and a small map sealed in a wax tube.
What treasures could the chest contain? What mysteries are revealed in this map?
Maybe when everyone gets together this August, we can start to piece together the puzzle.
Have you ever been caught by noxers while out on the trail?
One time while digging around a fallen tree, we were startled by the sudden question “looking for mushrooms?” It was a little old lady and a dog who made absolutely no noise as they sneaked up on us. It was almost as if they floated along with the wind down the trail. “Yes,” I meekly replied, “but I’m mostly just curious. I wouldn’t trust anything that I found not to be poisonous.” She responded that she was also curious and shared the same concern. After the brief exchange, the wind picked up and she drifted on down the trail.