Lincoln Logs


In the middle of Roosevelt Island, teams received a bag of Lincoln Logs along with a sheet of paper serving as the base. Each log had letters written on it in various places. You can solve by printing and cutting out the Lincoln Logs, however, it will be slightly harder as the pieces won't interlock as nicely as Lincoln Logs.


Roosevelt Island
George Washington Memorial Parkway

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

Even though you have a blanket, you're not going to last long without building a fire. Make your way north to a wooded island where hopefully you'll find some materials you can use.

Flavor Text

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

You wisely choose to abandon your vehicle, knowing that the other tributes will easily be able to track your trail. And even though the blizzard has passed, it's still ridiculously cold. You need to get your fire lit right now if you are to have any hope of survival.

Puzzle Files

The following files are required to solve this puzzle:


  • Click to reveal Hint #1

    You're building a single structure by making complete words in the slots of stacked logs.

  • Click to reveal Hint #2

    The completed words should be read in groups of two, forming clues which you need to answer. Your structure will have six such paired levels.

  • Click to reveal Hint #3

    The six answers that lie on the same level have something in common.

  • Click to reveal Hint #4

    Each set of six answers suggests a common type of tree. You can confirm your trees by entering all six from top to bottom.

  • Click to reveal Hint #5

    Think about how each level looks from above. It should make a recognizable shape.

  • Click to reveal Hint #6

    Each level makes a number that should be used in conjunction with the wood from the six sets of clues. Read your answer from bottom to top.


  • Click to reveal the solution to this puzzle


Post-Solve Video

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


  • Todd Etter