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FPC #60 - Five Years of Puzzling!

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03 March 2020, 18:00 - 20:00

Welcome to the Frederick Puzzler's Corner!

This is a monthly event to encourage puzzle solving in the geocaching community - all are welcome.

If you have a specific puzzle or puzzling topic you'd like help with, feel free to make note of it in your Will Attend log so others can prepare to help.


March 3rd marks Five Years of Puzzling!


This is the 60th installment of the Frederick Puzzler’s Corner - time to celebrate five years of monthly puzzling fun!  When I held the first event in April 2015, I had no idea this would be such a popular brainstorming meet-up.  We’ve had visits from puzzle and caching newbies, regular puzzle addicts, even an HQ Lackey.  Personally, this event has enriched my solving capabilities, as well as the many friendships that have developed through a common quest.


Other than an unanticipated change of venue, I’ve enjoyed every minute of these past five years.  If you haven’t been to an FPC event yet, why not give it a try?  I couldn’t guess how many puzzles have been solved with all the combined talents and hunches, attempting to resolve the tricky temptations we have found along the way.  Thanks to all the curious puzzlers for making this a successful event!


(Sorry, no foodie info this month - just my amazement over the past five years!)


And now, for the usual spiel…

This event is open to all geocachers, no matter what your statistics say or whether you even like puzzles!  Newbies and addicts, socialites and lone wolves, mark your 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 though, so please leave your pets at home - we want everyone to leave with the brains they brought.  

This event is an unstructured think-tank assembly where you can collaborate on the latest tantalizing quizzler on your radar.  Much of the learning comes from working with others to solve a targeted teaser, and there may be a short tutorial thrown in once in a while.  You don't have to work on puzzles to enjoy this; there are always good stories to be heard and told.  However, you'll have plenty of others to commiserate with, and you might discover someone has solved a puzzle using a similar technique.  We continue to see successes and progress at each gathering.

For the puzzle junkies, bring your puzzle paraphernalia - flagged caches, laptop or tablet (Wi-Fi is available), theories, library card, worksheets, (sp)eye glasses, flight plans, Enigma machine, abacus, scratch paper (don’t forget your writing instrument) - you never know who, or what, will show up, and from whom you can gain an advantage.  Maybe you’ve recently cracked a tough one and want to see others’ wheels spinning - that can be loads of fun!  Yes, we have regular head-slapping moments!

When & Where:

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020, 6pm - 8pm

Panera Bread

1700 Kingfisher Drive, Suite 1

Frederick, Maryland

All food and beverage costs are your own responsibility, though no purchase is required.

Field trips not included.  

(But it's a good time to plan them!)

If you drop any trackables into this event, make sure they have all been claimed or reclaimed before you leave.  We don’t want them getting lost in the muggle world!

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