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Geocaching Puzzle Resources



A collection of puzzle resources for geocachers. Pulled from information in the Geocaching Forums.

A collection of puzzle resources for geocachers. Pulled from information in the Geocaching Forums.



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  • How Do I Solve All These &#$@! Puzzle Caches?TripCyclone
  • The Cache Page itself• Name/Title• Hidden by (this can be anything the CO chooses, not necessarily their official handle)• Hidden on (the date can be set by the CO to any date in the past)• Size, difficulty, and terrain• Coordinates• Cache description (including hidden text and hidden comments – more on this later)• Images (background image, gallery, and in the description)• Additional waypoints• The hint• Inventory (travel bugs, along with related images and logs)• Logs
  • A Couple of Geocaching.com Resources• GC25WQJ - A puzzle that walks you through common ways to hide information• Puzzle Solving 101 – a series of caches built around how to solve puzzles.• Lesson in Ciphers – a series of cipher caches built to teach about ciphers• Puzzle Shortcuts Series – a series of caches that teach about solving puzzles. A “Cliff Notes” version• Post by NiraD – NiraD regularly posts this info on the forums when people ask for puzzle help. View slide
  • Codes and Ciphers• Morse Code• Binary Code• Languages – BabelFish & Google Translate• Cipher Tools View slide
  • Word Puzzles• Dictionary.com• Word Search• Crossword Puzzles• Anagrams – Andy’s Anagram Solver – I Rearrangement Servent (Internet Anagram Solver)• Wikipedia
  • Math Puzzles• Unit Conversion• Area Calculations• Recreational Mathmatics – a wikipedia article that contains lots of links and resources, including math puzzles
  • Logic Puzzles• Sudoku – Wikipedia has some great information, but here is a Sudoku resource list• Sudoku Solver – solves several variants• Logic Problems – a common form in puzzle books (and my GC Killer Puzzle)
  • Trivia• Google, Yahoo, Bing, etc• Wikipedia• IMDB – Internet Movie Database• Places Named – a listing of locations within the US
  • General Puzzle Resources• Puzzle – wikipedia page for puzzles; branches out into many wikipedia entries about different puzzles• National Puzzlers League – lots of info and some solvers