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Do you think this is a game? — Flappy Cache (GC507NW) — Geocache of the Week

Derek H on March 24, 2014, 7:45 pm

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Geocaching with Kids

Play the game to get the geocache!

Play the game to get the geocache!

Geocache Name:

Flappy Cache (GC507NW)

Difficulty/Terrain Rating:

1.5/1.5

Why this is the Geocache of the Week:

For some, it’s a game. For other, it’s a hobby. And for a few, it’s a way of life. However you describe geocaching, we can all agree on one thing: it’s fun. Geocaches like this one add an extra level of fun before you even leave the house. In order to find this Mystery Cache, you’ll have to play a few rounds of a geocaching-themed version of the ever-popular game Flappy Bird. From there, you’ll get the coordinates to find a unique container. The combination of a fun and innovative description and puzzle, plus a cool container makes this geocache prime for plenty of Favorite Points.

# of Finds:

32 (it’s only been live for a couple of weeks)

# of Favorite Points:

11

What the geocache owner, insane family, has to say:

“Flappy bird came to my mind my kids love it, the game even made the news and almost everybody knows it. It’s an annoyingly great game in it’s simplicity, so I searched the web for ideas and I came across a opensource flappy bird clone in HTML5…I got to work on the game and replaced the bird with a traditional and the tubes with Travel Bugs. When it was finished I let my kids play the game they loved it. I was very pleased with the result of the game…I didn’t want to put it away in an ordinary Tupperware box because I love it when we find creative caches that suits the cache itself.”

“I would like to thank all the finders of the cache for there great logs and favo’s, it inspires me to go on this way. I hope that other geocachers get creative ideas from our cache and with all the media available nowadays everything is possible, and please don’t forget the container where possible make it equal to your cache, because a great container stays in your mind.”

What geocachers are saying:

[all logs translated from Dutch]

“Another fun and innovative way to put a puzzle together. Although I’m not a fan of Flappy myself, I find the use of the new HTML5 techniques used very nice with a nice mental twist. Insane family, keep it up! Another fav point from this team.” – Pdreijnders

“Flappy was fast, but luckily we had the coordinates even faster…Nicely done, and the place where the cache was hidden, is new to us! A favorite point is coming.” – haglibber

“Beautifully crafted puzzle. Although this game is hard for us, we still knew pretty quickly to get the coordinates. The cache was also beautifully made and was good to find. TFTC!” – Rik&Mir

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Photos:

It's more difficult than it looks. What's the highest you can get?

It’s more difficult than it looks. What’s the highest you can get?

This is what you're looking for.

This is what you’re looking for.

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  • John Baumfield

    I believe ‘Fashion Crimes’ is a great puzzle cache.

  • Surfoo

    Nice game !

    I made a mystery “Bomb Alert” : http://coord.info/GC2X3Y6 A cooperative game and a lot of geocachers like it :-)

  • pierre^

    This a geocache of the week ? You must be joking. :-/


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