HINTS for LEGENDARY: A DETECT THE STORY ADVENTURE


2nd puzzle is true for both
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TIPS & HINTS

KEY:
W- Walking Tour
H- Home

LEGENDARY HINTS

 

INTRO "AT-HOME VERSION"

The word is scrambled, but the first letter is capitalized.

 

INTRO "WALKING-TOUR VERSION"

the first hint uses words "food and store", and some words don't seem right lower down maybe check the map for a name.

the next location is describing another store, but this one is for hardware.

the magic word is found on the QR code.

 

PART 1 "AT-HOME VERSION"

The letters behind the riddle are jumbled, but can spell out the answer.

Take each a step at a time.

 

PART 1 A  "WALKING-TOUR VERSION"

Enter these numbers into your mapping device on your phone

Huh... berry... possible hint. check the map.

 

PART 1 B

This code uses the greek square cipher key that you'll find in envelope "c" after solving the first part.

note that some of the numbers in the booklet are red and some are blue, the cipher key has red and blue numbers as well.

Use the red for which column and blue for which row, first letter 2,3 is "M"

 

PART 2A "AT-HOME VERSION"

Look at the example, can you find some letters that match the cipher you're trying to solve? that's a good place to start.

Brainypants.... huh, I know that's not the regular saying, I wonder if the answer to the cipher might make this correct.

 

PART 2A  "WALKING-TOUR VERSION"

so when all is said and done, you have 7 geese and 0 turkeys left on mainstreet.

is there a shop on that corner?

 

PART 2B

Inside envelope "d" you find a bit of squiggles on some transparent material.

I bet it fills in the squiggles in this part if you line it up.

 

PART 3A "AT-HOME VERSION"

this one is mostly just a lot of counting, follow the instructions. paragraph/sentence/word

the message reveals a sentence with a choice of traits, the answer can any trait of the three.

 

PART 3A  "WALKING-TOUR VERSION"

Similes are fun, but can be confusing. 

what is clear is you are looking for two words, a name and a shop of some sort.

look to the map and see if you can find a shop with two parts to the name, and a simile to shop in the name.

 

PART 3B

The items in the envelope are to be used together.

The words on the pencil are a clue to how.

and there's a hint in the booklet's instructions as well.

I really enjoy cavattapi noodles.

 

PART 4A  "AT-HOME VERSION"

Hmm, there's three secrets... but we don't want the middle one, or the bottom one... that just leaves the one on the....

 

PART 4A  "WALKING-TOUR VERSION"

another jumble. similar rules apply- note the capitalization to suggest where to start.

 

PART 4B

Once you open envelope "f" you'll find a red piece of material.

Laying it on top of the text will make things much easier to read.

"Lovingly hid may be a hint.

 

PART 5A "AT-HOME VERSION"

take note of the color of the arrows and the light color within the grid. anything without a hint of color can be ignored.

 

PART 5A  "WALKING-TOUR VERSION"

drawing lines to create an X should be helpful

but there is also a hint in "percolate on it" as well.

 

PART 5B

inside envelope "g" you will find symbols as if they were a word.

Throughout the booklet you will find these symbols underneath or above letters. 

Use these as well as the clue to find the last secret word. 

but a twist- there is written the word "opposite". 

so you might be able to decipher the word and then consider that clue.

 

SOLUTIONS

KEY:
W- Walking Tour
H- Home

ANSWERS

 

INTRO "AT-HOME VERSION"

the answer is "curiosity"

PART 1 VIDEO

 

INTRO "WALKING-TOUR VERSION"

first location is Driskill's market

second location is Hance Hardware

 

PART 1 VIDEO

 

PART 1 A  "AT-HOME VERSION"

the answer is "footsteps."

you can open envelope "c"

 

PART 1A "WALKING-TOUR VERSION"

the location is the world's largest raspberry 

you can now open envelope "c"

 

PART 1B

the answer is "mythical"

 

PART 2 VIDEO

 

PART 2A "AT-HOME VERSION"

the answer is "smarty"

you can now open envelope "d"

 

PART 2A  "WALKING-TOUR VERSION"

the location is "Amy's cupcake shoppe"

you can now open envelope "d"

 

PART 2B

the answer is "discord". 

 

PART 3 VIDEO

 

PART 3A "AT-HOME VERSION"

Solved puzzle reads: choose power, beauty or wisdom. Answer can be any of the 3.

open envelope "e".

 

PART 3A  "WALKING-TOUR VERSION"

the location is MinnyRow Market

open envelope "e"

 

PART 3B

by wrapping the paper around the pencil the answer is "golden curse"

I'll also accept Midas touch.

 

PART 4 VIDEO

 

PART 4A "AT-HOME VERSION"

the answer is "top secret"

open envelope "f"

 

PART 4A  "WALKING-TOUR VERSION"

the location is KiddyWampus.

open envelope "f"

 

PART 4B

The answer is "cupid"

PART 5 VIDEO

 

PART 5A "AT-HOME VERSION"

 

the answer to the question "what does eros' bow have power over" is "love and/or disgust"

please open envelope "g"

 

PART 5A  "WALKING-TOUR VERSION"

the location is Munkabeans

please open envelope "g"

 

PART 5B

the symbols spell out "outside" but the opposite is the answer: "inside"

 

PART 6 VIDEO

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

Perfect for Ages 8+
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With collaboration by Sandy Boren-Barrett, Cody R. Braudt, Jeannine Coulombe, Jim Hibbeler and Melanie Salmon-Peterson Concept and Puzzles by Jim Hibbeler