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Welcome secret agent! SPIES Force, the most elite spy agency in the world, has chosen you to join the Operation Lincoln's Ghost unit in Washington D.C. What you are about to read is top secret.
Where is Lincoln's ghost? It's up to you to uncover the clues and find out! PuzzleQuests' Operation Lincoln's Ghost takes you on a fun, spy-themed puzzlehunt around Washington, DC, uncovering clues and completing tasks as you follow in the footsteps of the 16th president of the United States, Abraham Lincoln.
Follow the clues and crack the case!
Explore famous sites and landmarks from Lincoln's humble beginnings as a newly elected Congressman of the Whig party through his tragic assassination at Ford's Theatre. Along the way, you'll solve puzzles, decipher riddles, and break secret codes as you work to crack the case!
Fun for both kids and adults, PuzzleQuests turn passive sightseeing into active exploration - which leads to more memorable vacations!
- More engaging than traditional travel guides, PuzzleQuests' missions encourage creative thinking and active problem-solving.
- Each mission includes notes on the locations you'll visit along with clues to uncover, puzzles to solve, and secret cipher codes to crack.
- Interesting facts and stories for each destination are presented for "just in time" learning about the places you visit.
- Missions are based on real-life events and anecdotes. Complete the mission, then read the true story behind the case!
PuzzleQuests' location-based puzzlehunts are an exciting way to add an additional level of fun to your travels. Be sure to check out our interactive guides to other destinations!
From the Author
Q. WHAT EXACTLY ARE PUZZLEQUESTS?
A. PuzzleQuests are fun, immersive activities that combine the thrill of a scavenger hunt with the brain-building challenge of solving puzzles. They're like a travel guide and interactive story rolled into one. Each mission puts you in the role of a spy on a top secret assignment. As you visit famous sites and landmarks, you search for clues and collect intelligence to help solve the case.
Q. CAN YOU USE THESE ON A VACATION?
A. Absolutely! That's exactly how we designed them. We found on our own vacations that traditional travels guides didn't always hold our family's interest. We developed PuzzleQuests to be used while touring famous sites and locations, adding just enough interesting facts and stories about the destinations to make them more memorable.
Q. CAN YOU DO THE MISSIONS FROM HOME?
A. While PuzzleQuests were primarily designed to be played on location, it is possible to play from home as an intelligence officer. With a sharp eye and a few Internet searches, all answers to the mission clues can be uncovered at home. It's a great way to virtually visit and learn about a location in a fun, interactive way!
Q. HOW ARE PUZZLEQUESTS DIFFERENT FROM A SCAVENGER HUNT?
A. PuzzleQuests are much more than a simple scavenger hunt. Clues collected aren't random, but rather are integral in solving the case. Along the way, you'll face a series of puzzles that must be solved using the clues collected on location. Unraveling the puzzles will help you narrow your search and ultimately crack the case!
Q. WHAT TYPES OF PUZZLES MUST BE SOLVED?
A. Each mission contains various word puzzles, secret code ciphers, and riddles along with a final metapuzzle that incorporates information from all previous puzzles. Not only are PuzzleQuests fun, they're also good for your brain! There are several specific brain benefits associated with solving puzzles, including improved memory, increased concentration, heightened creativity, and whole brain development.
Q. ARE THE CASES REAL?
A. Even though you play the role of a spy on a fictitious assignment, missions are based on real-life events and anecdotes. Each PuzzleQuest contains a "True Story" section at the end. Once you complete the mission, you can read the real-life story behind the case!
Q. WHAT AGE LEVEL ARE PUZZLEQUESTS DESIGNED FOR?
A. PuzzleQuests are fun for both kids and adults, although young children (under 8) may wish to team up with older siblings or parents to solve some of the puzzles and ciphers. We find most of our customers choose to play cooperatively - as a family, a couple, or group of friends.
Q. WHERE CAN WE GO TO LEARN MORE?
A. You can find complete information about our guides on our website. Visit us online at PuzzleQuests.com.
About the Author
Daniel Ireland is an author, designer, and compulsive traveler. Originally hailing from Wisconsin, Daniel grew up in west Michigan and is a graduate of both the University of Michigan (B.A.) and Grand Valley State University (M.Ed.). He worked for 19 years in public education as a classroom teacher, administrator, and consultant before turning his attention to design and publishing.