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11 hours ago, avkid34 said:

Hi, I'm a new user to Geocache and I just don't know where to start with decoding something.


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Any tips would be greatly appreciated. Thanks and have a great day! :)


Look for clues on the page.  For example, if there's a mention of "the key".  Some ciphers use a key word.  But the puzzle may be unique, where the challenge is to figure out "where to start".  Look at the Difficulty rating.  If it's 3.5 or higher, prepare to attack this one with your game face on.  You may first try easier puzzle caches, especially puzzles by the same Cache Owner.  Some ciphers are more common for Geocache puzzles.


Look for nearby "Puzzle Cache" Events or even "Geocaching 101" or meet & greet Events.  If you can talk to the CO or others at an Event about where you're stuck, they may help.  Good luck!

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