Letter from Mom:
Letter contents on left, stationery on right.
- EYE: ☹⁉ (note, these are both emoji)
- 👁️: 👍 Keep Going
- HEART: ☹⁉
- ❤️: 👍 Keep going
- EWE: ☹⁉
- 🐑: 👍 Keep going
- EYEHEARTEWE: ☹⁉ Needs more emojition
- IHEARTU: ☹⁉ Needs more emojition
- I❤️U: ☹⁉ Needs more emojition
- 👁️❤️EWE: ☹⁉ Needs more emojition
- 👁️❤️U: ☹⁉ Needs more emojition
Teams receive a small wrapped FedEx package addressed to them. The b
- Letter from "Mom" (See right)
- 3 Additional blank pieces of stationery
- Set of puzzle pieces (See right for completed puzzle)
- Cardboard box with 8 M&M cookies (See right for cookie placements)
- Goosebumps book (See right bottom for highlighted portions of book.)
- Blacklight flashlight
The letter has a bunch of emojis and is cluing that the final answer should be in emoji.
The three inner paragraphs each have two emojis and some text that hints about what you need to do to get each answer emoji.
The first paragraph as a 📖/Book and 🔦/Flashlight emoji. This hints that you need to use the blacklight flashlight on the book. The text hints that it will be the HIGHLIGHT of the summer.
The second paragraph has a 💌/Love Letter and 🏕/Tent emoji. This hints that you need to find something using the tents on the back of the letter. The wording indicates the use of Pig Pen.
The third paragraph has a Puzzle Piece and 🍪/Cookie emoji. This hints that you need to use the cookies on top of the card pattern. The text says something about A-Z indicating they are looking for letters.
Starting on page one and reading the highlighted letters (and then going to the page indicated at the bottom) gives you the phrase: SEE CHAPTERS THREE SIXTEEN AND EIGHTEEN.
Chapter 3 header has "Line/Letter/Chapter" right next to the chapter number.
Extracting the 3rd letter of the 3rd line and repeating for chapters 16 and 18 gives:
EYE -> 👁️
The letter has a bunch of groups of tents. Each tent forms a Pig Pen letter. This gives the word HEART -> ❤️
The cards/puzzle when assembled gives you a pattern with colors and circles. Each cookie can be aligned on the paper using the colors of the M&Ms. The cookies are grouped into three sets (3, 2, then 3). The shape of the M&Ms in each group make out an individual letter.
The three shapes give you EWE (homonym for YOU) -> sheep -> 🐑
Ordering based on the on the paragraphs in the letter gives EYE HEART EWE. Converting into emoji you get 👁️❤️🐑.
Teams occasionally have trouble noticing that the letters are lowercase e's
Some people don't really know what a EWE is. This should be easy to lookup but it shouldn't be hard to hint here.
- The text on chapter 3 indicates that they should take line 3 letter 3 of chapter 3. After doing this they should repeat on chapters 16 and 18 (even though there's nothing written on those pages)
- It's PigPen. Hint it as appropriate. Commenting on the fact that each paragraph has clues to that part of the puzzle if they didn't notice that.
It's all emojis. Point them in that direction.
EWE -> YOU is a pun. Tell them to think about homonyms.
Changes Since Beta/RC:
- The back of the stationary used to be Braille, but it was changed to Pig Pen.
![Stationary Front. Letter from your mom saying: "Dear Snuggle Bunny, I hope you're having fun at camp so far! You were so emojional when I first dropped you off but I knew you were going to have a fantastic time! I made sure to include that new Goosebumps book C] you wanted to keep you entertained. There'S also a little flashlight so you can read at night while you're in your tent! I bet if you share this with someone else, it'll be the highlight of their summer! Speaking of tents n, don't you just love this adorable stationary that I found? As soon as I saw it I knew it would be perfect for all the letters we • re going to send each other over the Summer (and I included Some blank pages for you so you don't have an excuse). Don't worry, I'm not going to complain about how dirty you left your room (at least not in every letter) even though it looks like a pig pen in there. I also added a puzzle to keep you busy if you're bored and, of course, your favorite cookies O. You had better share some of these with your friends! If I find out you just ate them all you'll have a list of chores from A to Z waiting for you when you get home. Don't spend too much time on your phone, but make Sure to send me a text once you get this! LOL Lots Of Love! you' re going to have a lit time! Love MOM! xoxoxoxoxo Sorry, just taught Mom how to use emojis on her phone and now she's using them everywhere. - Broseph"](../../media/image26.png)
After completing the puzzle and putting the cookies on it, you will have something that looks like the following. Note that the arrows are there to give orientation.
The first line indicates the page and what should be the data extracted from the highlighted words.
The capitalized letters below are the ones that are circled in blacklight pen.
Title Page: GO TO PAGE 3
GOosebumps welcome TO PAGE 3
Page 3: SEE (with arrows)
we love Summer camp all kinds of creaturEs is supposed to be an Excellent
3 + _73_
Chapter number (3) is circled.
Beside the chapter number is written
Page 30: AND
help me! snAke! I didn't see a snake aNywhere ... kelly and siD hurried
30 + _99_
Page 54: THREE
... their backs. Their little
tHem in the center of the room.
at the top of the mountain, seveRal
wEnt toppling down the pile
she whispered, "all these micE"
_55_ + 54
Page 76: CHAPTERS
dr. Crawler his eyes flashed and His grin should we run Away we stepPed into the office i cleared my throaT boonE, heather, good right here, dR. crawler said don't be scared guyS.
76 - _22_
Page 109: SIXTEEN
Sabrina asked, tell us ... matt said, stIll standing ... let him eXplain i watched The park ... what werE they talking about. carly bEth jumped to her feet. are no mirrors in horrorlaNd
_139_ - 109
Page 129: EIGHTEEN
... keeping you here is Easy matt clenched hIs fists if he were friGhtened take a walk?" He cried started to move beneaTh us i startEd walking the floor was rolling undernEath us ... with his insaNe laughter.