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    Hi,

    A new miniseries called The Code is being launched by BBC in July which, by all accounts, includes a treasure hunt that has been integrated into the content of the show.

    If you are interested you can find details here:
    BBC - BBC Two Programmes - The Code

    and here in Wired Magazine
    Get Clued In to The BBC Code Challenge | Magazine | Wired.com

    According to that article the challenge begins before the show when 1000 people will be sent a secret message containing the first puzzles of the challenge!

    Good Luck

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    Oh well, playing along at home just for fun doesn't quite have the same appeal, but I'll prob still watch the show on BBC America.

    From: "Joanna" <xxxx>
    To: "paul" <xxxx>
    Sent: Thursday, June 30, 2011 4:35:07 AM
    Subject: RE: The Code ARG

    Hi Paul,
    I'm afraid the competition is only open to UK residents, however you will be able to play along for fun from the end of July online.
    Many thanks, Joanna

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    The Code: Coming Soon | Six to Start

    Looks like this might have some ARG aspects to it.

    From the puzzle authors website
    Later this year, a BBC 2 documentary about maths called The Code is going to air, presented by the fantastic Marcus du Sautoy, Professor of the Public Understanding of Science at Oxford, and it’ll have a ‘next-generation’ treasure hunt (i.e. not a normal one) seamlessly integrated with it. I mean seamlessly; we sit alongside the TV production team and we’ve been talking about the project before the scripts were even written. We are going to take full advantage of the fact that we’re on TV. It is not going to be tacked on at the end.
    It’s going to be fun, challenging, accessible, and exhilarating, all at once. It’s going to involve a lot of maths, in the form of awesome Flash games and puzzles and real world challenges! And it’s going to recognise that people work together online…
    So stayed tuned.

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    Default Prime Number Challenge

    OK, the first challenge is up on their website - find prime numbers in the world around you.

    Once participants have posted photographs for the first 100 prime numbers a clue will be released.

    Check out the video here:

    BBC - BBC Two Programmes - The Code

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    Hi,

    If you are planning to join this hunt full details of how to play are now up on their website.

    Watch the TV program, solve the puzzles, play the games, crack the codes - ultimately the treasure hunt leads to a real-life treasure hidden someplace in the UK!

    The first program is shown WEDNESDAY 27TH JULY, 9PM on BBC Two

    A short video with full details of how to play is now up on their website here:

    BBC - The Code - Hunt

    Good Luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by Writerian View Post
    According to that article the challenge begins before the show when 1000 people will be sent a secret message containing the first puzzles of the challenge!
    ....... one of these just landed on my doormat

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    Mine too - it is a series of 62 coloured pairs of platonic solids - which decodes using polybius to the message

    use pi to order your cards work together stack the slices create your prize

    On the front is a 7 digit number 4288109

    Is this the same as yours?

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    My 7 digits form part of PI. (201st-208th digits)

    pi=3.14159 26535 89793 23846 26433 83279 50288 41971 69399 37510 58209 74944 59230 78164 06286 20899 86280 34825 34211 70679 82148 08651 32823 06647 09384 46095 50582 23172 53594 08128 48111 74502 84102 70193 85211 05559 64462 29489 54930 38196 44288 10975 66593 34461 28475 64823 37867 83165 27120 19091 45648 56692 34603 48610 45432 66482 13393 60726 02491 41273 72458 70066 06315 58817 48815 20920 96282 92540 91715 36436 78925 90360 01133 05305 48820 46652 13841 46951 94151 16094 7 ...

    On the card there is also what could be a cross section of a triangular/hexagonal object in tan and white colour.

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    There is a collection of card images on a drop box here
    https://www.dropbox.com/gallery/6415...de?h=afccd0&#/
    probably the images make a model of the prize.

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    People are trying to solve the puzzle on a Facebook page
    BBC Code: Crack the Code | Facebook
    this is a hopeless way of doing this - a wiki or forum is much better.

    Please can we have a subforum here?
    You could bring 100s of UK people to Tweleve if it works out well.

    Thanks
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