Welcome to the Frederick Puzzler's Corner!
This is a monthly event to encourage puzzle solving in the geocaching community, and all are welcome.
December 5th is NATIONAL SACHER TORTE DAY.
Sacher Torte, also known as Sachertorte, is a unique type of chocolate cake (or torte) that was invented by Austrian Franz Sacher in 1832, though similar recipes appeared as early as 1718. Sacher Torte is one of Vienna’s most famous culinary specialties. Franz Sacher was only a sixteen-year-old chef apprentice when Prince Wenzel Von Metternich ordered a special dessert from the kitchen for his guests. With the chef ill, Sacher stepped in for his superior and created a hit with what is now known world wide as the Sacher Torte. Franz’s son, Eduard, went on to perfect this decadent dessert. The Sacher Torte is created with apricot jam between layers of rich chocolate sponge cake and topped with a layer of chocolate icing. The original recipe is a secret protected today and served exclusively by the Sacher Hotels in Vienna and Salzburg. What better way to celebrate than to settle in with a piece of Sachertorte and a good puzzle!
And now, for the usual spiel…
This event is open to all cachers, no matter what your statistics say or whether you even like puzzles! So newbies and addicts, socialites and lone wolves, mark you calendar.
If you've got a puzzle or mystery cache that's currently got you stumped and you'd like to pick some brains, this event is for you! Zombies are not welcome here though, so please leave your pets at home - we want everyone to leave with the brains they brought, at minimum.
This event has evolved to a think-tank-type gathering, with everyone collaborating on the latest tantalizing quizzler on their radar. Occasionally there may be a short tutorial on some aspect of puzzle solving, but the learning seems to come from working with one another to solve a teaser. You don't have to work on puzzles to enjoy this, as there are plenty of stories to be heard. However, you'll have plenty of others to commiserate with, or maybe find someone who has already solved a puzzle using a similar technique. We continue to see successes and progress at each gathering.
For the puzzle junkies, bring your puzzle paraphenalia - cache listings, laptop or tablet (Wi-Fi is available), theories, worksheets, (sp)eye glasses, abacus, scratch paper (don’t forget your writing instrument) - you never know who (or what!) will show up, and what kind of help you might encounter. Maybe you’ve recently cracked a tough one and want to see the wheels spinning while others tackle it - that can be loads of fun! Yes, we have regular head-slapping moments!
If you have a topic you'd like to learn more about, or have a specific puzzle you'd like help with, feel free to make note of it in your Will Attend log.
When: Tuesday, December 5, 2017, 6pm - 8pm
Where: Wegman's Market Cafe, 7830 Worman's Mill Road, Frederick, MD
If you also bring your appetite, all costs are your own responsibility.
Field trips not included.
(But it's a good time to plan them!)