Cornucopia - Know Thy Enemy


Description

Teams arrived at Hains Point to find a massive cornucopia surrounded by starting regions for each of the 24 teams. When teams were standing in their circles, the countdown began and the game was underway!

First puzzle consisted of three mini-puzzles followed by a metapuzzle. After solving each mini, teams would receive 8 colored discs. Scattered around the ground were various survival items. Leaning up against the cornucopia were groups of weapons.


Location

Hains Point
972 Ohio Dr SW, Washington, DC 20024

Teams were directed to this location with the following in-app flavor text:

Welcome to the 75th Annual Famine Game. When instructed, please proceed to your starting region and remain there until the countdown concludes. Do not leave early. You will explode.

May the odds be ever in your favor.

Flavor Text

This puzzle was presented with the following in-app flavor text:

Let the Game begin! All of Pangram is watching. Can you survive what is traditionally the deadliest part of The Famine Game?

The Cornucopia consists of three mini-puzzles followed by a final puzzle. Each time you solve a mini-puzzle, enter your answer into the app and then head into the cornucopia, using your answer word to retrieve your next puzzle. When you get a new puzzle, make sure to enter its start code. Additionally, you will also be collecting a set of 24 discs, handed out eight at a time. The final puzzle uses all 24 discs. Good luck, tributes!

One final note: DO NOT take or move any of the items on the ground. If you do that, you will explode.

Puzzle Files

The following files are required to solve this puzzle:


Hints

  • Click to reveal Hint #1

    You don't need to visit any teams for this.

  • Click to reveal Hint #2

    You should probably look at the list of teams for help with this puzzle.

  • Click to reveal Hint #3

    Each line is a vague clue about one of your competitors.


Solution

  • Click to reveal the solution to this puzzle

    darts


Credits

  • Puzzle - Todd Etter
  • Cornucopia - Chris Guthrie and Charlie Scarborough
  • Team Starting Areas - Robin and Phil Dasler