Settlers of Pangram


Teams arrived at a game store, where they found a copy of Settlers of Catan set up on many of the tables. This puzzle consisted of five minipuzzles and a meta. When teams had solved all five minis, they received the meta sheet. We've provided a layout of what the game looked like. The five mini answers when arranged alphabetically corresponded to Lumber, Wheat, Ore, Brick, Wool. This is important for the meta.


Victory Comics
586 S. Washington St., Falls Church, VA 22046

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

It's time to turn this thing around. You're going to need to get aggressive if you hope to survive this. There is a large alliance making camp not too far from here. You need to see if you can't sabotage them somehow. Anything to slow them down will help.

Flavor Text

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

Shaking your head clear of the wild visions, you try to find your bearings. From what you can tell, you're standing in an area in which the terrain varies wildly. Mountains right next to you, a grain field behind, and up ahead a forest? What kind of game are they playing with you now? What's worse is in the distance you hear many tributes coming your way, and from first glance, it appears to be an alliance of five tribute teams from the masonry, lumber, textile, grain, and mining districts.

Can you figure out the mysteries of your environment and defeat this powerful alliance?

This puzzle consists of five minipuzzles, entitled Brick, Ore, Wool, Lumber, and Grain. The names of the minipuzzles have nothing to do with how to solve them.

When you have a minipuzzle answer, you may enter it in the metapuzzle answer box to find out where it goes. After you have solved all five minipuzzles, show the app to the Piecekeeper to receive your metapuzzle.

Puzzle Files

The following files are required to solve this puzzle:


  • Click to reveal Hint #1

    The hint timer has now started for this puzzle.

  • Click to reveal Hint #2

    There's a relationship between your answers and the gameboard itself.

  • Click to reveal Hint #3

    The answer to each puzzle has as many letters as its corresponding resource tile on the board. This will help you lay out your final phrase.

  • Click to reveal Hint #4

    When spelling out your 18-letter answer, the numbers on your meta sheet indicate the order to place each answer's letter.

  • Click to reveal Hint #5

    For example, if ore is 2,3,1, place the 2nd letter of the ore answer in the first ore slot, followed by the 3rd letter and then the 1st letter.


  • Click to reveal the solution to this puzzle

    an unsettling finish

Post-Solve Video

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


  • Todd Etter