Cornucopia - Finishing Move


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:

Teams are running around everywhere. Things are getting quite chaotic. Do you have what it takes to survive this final step?

Puzzle Files

The following files are required to solve this puzzle:


Hints

  • Click to reveal Hint #1

    You should have collected 24 disks. Use the images to form 12 logical pairings.

  • Click to reveal Hint #2

    To help form meaningful connections, each color-bordered disk also maps to a tribute starting region.

  • Click to reveal Hint #3

    Match a disk to a region by using the theme of that district and its color (e.g. mining tunnel with blue outline = blue team from district 12)

  • Click to reveal Hint #4

    When connecting a pair of disks, you may notice that you cross something important. You'll also need to know the weapon involved in the rivalry depicted on the disks. Your life is counting on it!

  • Click to reveal Hint #5

    For each pair of "rivals", find the two starting locations, draw a path, and notice what survival gear item the path crosses. Then index into that item's name using the appropriate number of weapons at the cornucopia. Your order is on your weapon sheet.


Solution

  • Click to reveal the solution to this puzzle

    escape safely


Post-Solve Video

Upon solving this puzzle, teams were shown the following video:



Credits

  • Puzzle - Todd Etter
  • Cornucopia - Chris Guthrie and Charlie Scarborough