One-Tank Trip for Aug. 31/13
(c) By Jim Fox
I spy with my little eye something that is happening in Barrie.
“Spies” will be taking to the downtown streets of this city north of Toronto on Sept. 14 and 21 looking for clues in an “interactive puzzle adventure game.”
“Your mission, if you choose to accept it: solve as many of the 30 puzzles hidden around downtown Barrie as you can within 60 minutes,” says “mastermind” Vanessa B Baylen.
Double agents lurking
Spies of Barrie – similar to the Amazing Race, geocaching, Professor Layton or MIT’s Mystery Hunt – is a game designed to challenge the minds of players and celebrate local businesses and artists.
But be careful: double agents lurk at every corner.
|Vanessa B Baylen is the “mastermind” of the Spies of Barrie. (Jennifer Klementti Photography)|
And, a word of warning: “Good spies often go unnoticed by the general observer. A good rule of thumb is to sneak around town; if you draw too much attention to a hidden puzzle or solution, you may well reveal information to a competitor or double agent.”