Event details: Saturday, January 6, 2018, 2:00-4:00pm at Hy-Vee in Clinton, IA. Dinner is on your own. Hy-Vee has many cuisine options (Chinese, pizza, salad bar, Market Cafe, Starbucks) depending on your preference.
To log as "attended" for this event, all you have to do is come join us for some food, friendship, and fun!
But if you're interested in something a little more... unique...
There will be a geocaching-themed gift exchange! Bring a wrapped gift, geocaching-related, to trade with other gift-bearers! This used to be a "white elephant" type exchange but over the years, the gifts have evolved. As long as it is caching-related, anything goes. NAUGHTY OR NICE! Anyone who brings a gift (cacher or non-cacher) can be included in the exchange, but bringing a gift is not required in order to log attendance at the event.
BUT, if you are STILL interested in something even MORE... unique...
In the game of Battleship, one opponent calls out letter and number combinations in order to find the other opponent’s hidden ships. In the geocaching version, the host will be calling out letter and number combinations to find your hidden “ships” in the form of geocaches you found anywhere, anytime during 2017!
I've decided to change up the Battleship board this year. This year's grid will be smaller - only using the letters B-F-K-Q-W and the even numbers (0, 2, 4, 6, 8.) You will be allowed one "wild card" Z-cache that will take the place of one spot on your grid (you must choose the "wild card" placement BEFORE we begin the game!) The twist will be that some types of cache hides will be weighted more than others - you will be rewarded for certain types of cache finds. Mystery caches and Wherigos are worth twice as much while multi-caches, earthcaches, and letterbox hybrids are worth three times as much.
Complete directions for the Geo-Battleship game are included with the game board. If you have any questions about what will or will not work (or any of the tie-breaker options,) please contact me through my geocaching.com profile.
Please include the number of people attending in your “will attend” log. Look forward to seeing you in 2018!