HINTS for ENCHANTED MYSTERY: DETECT THE STORY

KEY:
W- Walking Tour
H- Home

2nd puzzle is true for both
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TIPS & HINTS

KEY:
W- Walking Tour
H- Home

INTRODUCTION

W- There is a coffee shop nearby, the first clue has a word that sounds similar to its name. Find the next clue by reading the QR code.
The second stop has a bit of math, and what is a collection of hay called?
The third stop uses a word in its affirmation that is the same as another stop on the map.
H- everything is written backwards in its own way, but the last backwards question is the most important to solve.
2nd puzzle

W and H-
----1 --2 ---3 -----4th ----5 --6 ----7 ---------8?

CHAPTER 1

W- This statement has some words that hint at the name: cheesey, chips, piled on... What place on the map might fit these clues?
H- behind this riddle are the letters to the answer.
2nd puzzle- Line up the punch card to find the letters beneath the holes. It should spell out a single word.

CHAPTER 2

W- Maps applications on your phone are amazing, they can even read GPS . If you're still confused, try a grocery run.

H- every letter behind a double line // is important.

2nd- The question is asking who in the story is invisible now, which refers to the one at the end of the black and white film.


CHAPTER 3

W- Draw lines on the map as instructed by the card suits, where they meet should be a business marked.

H- really, the best hint I can give is to use a morse code decoder. But hey, you're learning a new skill! Also, I'm using similes’ to this word as affirmations.
2nd-Decoded, the text reads "what play were the kids performing".


CHAPTER 4

W- This riddle is referring to a tall timepiece.
H- It's a riddle about a piece of technology, just not digitally. Hickory dickory.
2nd- We're using the punch card again, but try turning it over, maybe a word will show up!

CHAPTER 5

W- Unscramble the jumble. The hint is in the affirmation, it's part of one of the words.
H- every other letter belongs to a different sentence. The first word of one sentence is “Split”, the first word of the second sentence is “The”.
2nd-Take the top piece off the code wheel and a second code will be revealed (it's called pigpen if you're interested in learning more about codes).

SOLUTIONS

KEY:
W- Walking Tour
H- Home

Walking tour
INTRODUCTION
Munkabeans Cafe & Coffeehouse is the first stop
Thirty Bales is the second stop
V Nails Of Hopkins is the last stop
2nd- The answer is "fourth"

CHAPTER 1
W- Nacho’s Mexican Grill is the location.
H- promise is the first answer.
2nd- Treasures is the word you are trying to discover

CHAPTER 2
W- Driskill’s Downtown Market is where you will find the next code
H- "found in time" is the first answers
2nd- The answer is Gerry

CHAPTER 3
W-The vine room is the location
H- clever is the answer
2nd- Beauty and the beast is the answer

CHAPTER 4
W- Clocktower is the location
H- Clocktower or clock is the answer
2nd- "Business!" Is the answer.

CHAPTER 5
W- Amy’s Cupcake Shoppe is the location
H- carrot is the answer
2nd- Statues is the answer

ENCHANTED MYSTERY: A Detect the Story Adventure AN ENCHANTED JOURNEY THROUGH DOWNTOWN HOPKINS

Perfect for Ages 7+
Inspired by the book The Enchanted Castle by Edith Nesbit (author of The Railway Children) A fall adventure in downtown Hopkins - OR - from the comfort of your home! A mystery. A scavenger hunt. A puzzle room. A walking tour. A theatre performance—All wrapped into ONE ADVENTUROUS JOURNEY FOR YOUR FRIENDS & FAMILY
With collaboration by Sandy Boren-Barrett, Cody R. Braudt, Jeannine Coulombe, Jim Hibbeler and Melanie Salmon-Peterson Concept and Puzzles by Jim Hibbeler