‘Sounds like’ all five questions have something in common. Once you've identified who it was that ‘thought something was like a box of chocolates’ then you might want to ‘boldly go’ in search of the second answer?
Struggling to find the location? Maybe Aunt Ida and a bank clerk's artistry might help you.
Chapter 1 What is the colour of the girl's hair? Where is the classroom?
Chapter 2 A little pig points the way.
Chapter 3 Read the messages sent from chapter 2 carefully. Remember where you are.
Chapter 4 Read the instructions carefully when solving the cipher.
Chapter 5 Look up the definition of ‘apparition’, it has a relation to a certain ‘celestial object’.
HOF Genius 1: think about the ways of representing a location. You can use Google maps to help you.
The key to the colour puzzle is found in one of the chapters. Make sure you dress warmly though! Brrr!
The answer to the first question is a single word. The answer to the second question is always a number.
The illustration on the right hand page of each chapter encapsulates an iconic moment in a classic work of fiction. The elements within the picture are adequate with sufficient searching to identify the title. Some books are out of copyright and have complete texts online. Some are still in copyright and for these you will be able to find sufficient information through legitimate websites. You will never need to resort to file sharing sites to find the answers.
Make sure that you read in full the section on How to Play on the Tenth Leaf home page. As well as giving you an insight into the treasure hunt, you can also read some tips about how to play the game and get some practice in the use of hotspots.
Each chapter requires two answers. Use lower case throughout for the first answer. The second answer is always a number and should be expressed using digits i.e. twenty should be written as 20. No punctuation should be used whatsoever. Remember you answers - these will be needed to solve the more complex riddles that follow!
Each chapter of Tenthleaf contains several riddles. To unlock the next chapter you will have to find the answer to one or more specific riddles that are contained in the text and artwork of the pages of each chapter. Once you have seen all the chapters you will have all the information you need to solve the master riddle. As in the tradition of all good treasure hunts, expect a few red herrings!
It is very important to me to make The Tenth Leaf puzzle as fair as possible. To do this, I make a point of listening carefully to what folks are telling me in emails. Sometimes I can tell that I have not created the right balance between fun and challenge. I have released Chapter 1 early to provoke feedback. So, while the website is in development, I reserve the right to make slight changes to content. Please check my news page for details of these changes.