History Hunts Tips

Advice to help make the games go smoothly.

  • Throughout the games, all number answers numbers smaller than 10 should be spelled out (i.e.: ten); numbers bigger than ten should be entered as numerals (i.e.: 11).
  • No answers will include apostrophes even when it would seem correct to do so.
  • Make sure you leave the caches firmly closed. Do not move the caches from their original positions.
  • The New Castle Historical Society is open for limited visits and COVID-19 protocols must be followed. There are stages of the game which must be completed at the New Castle Historical Society.
  • Be prepared to solve riddles, puzzles, and codes.  You will need to do some creative problem-solving, as well as simply keeping a sharp eye out for the details around you.
  • The games will take you to a variety of places– both inside and outside, offline, and online. Some stages will require a fair amount of walking outside.
  • Be patient!  Take your time. The games should be played at your own pace.  You can take as little as a few hours and as much as a few months (years?) to complete the game.  There is no end date. We encourage everyone to take their time and enjoy the ride.  Don’t rush!
  • Obey all traffic laws.  Be mindful of cars and people around you.
  • Please be respectful of private and public property. There should be no evidence of your presence left behind at any of the game sites. This includes, but is not limited to, trash and footprints.  Do not step into flower beds or on any other plants.  Also, please remember that excessive noise is considered pollution, too!
  • Be polite to everyone you meet throughout the game.
  • Please respect other gamers:  Don’t spoil the secrets by giving them away!
  • Most importantly, HAVE FUN!

Please note: We are doing everything possible to make these games nicely playable.  Please let us know asap of tricky pieces or glitches.  If, for some reason, you are stuck—even after using the hints which come with each incorrect answer—please call us or email us at the New Castle Historical Society. We would love to help!