Cornucopia - Techniques


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.


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:

Nicely done, tribute.  But you've still got a little ways to go before things settle down. 

Puzzle Files

The following files are required to solve this puzzle:


  • Click to reveal Hint #1

    It would help to recall all the different fighting disciplines you've learned over the years.

  • Click to reveal Hint #2

    Form five different fighting styles phonetically by the combining the various photos and place them in the blanks below.

  • Click to reveal Hint #3

    Here are the first letters of the five in order of the blanks: S,T,S,A,M


  • Click to reveal the solution to this puzzle



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