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    Posted: Mar. 16 2002,1:31 pm QUOTE

OK so your thinking you’re having fun caching and Road Kill introduces this Huckle-Buckle-Beanstalk Challenge thing.  You can go to “Navicache forums > General Discussions About Geocaching > Using the Website and New Additions > What?” and read about the original kid’s game, but - This topic relates to how to play the high tech version of Huckle-Buckle-Beanstalk that adds a fun twist to caching.  I am interested in how many other crazy cachers there might be who, will not only play the game but, share their adventures here.   :p

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    Posted: Mar. 16 2002,1:33 pm QUOTE

RULES of PLAY
Object:
Two or more players (cachers) starting at the same time and from the same spot (typically at the parked car, just walking distance from the cache site) head toward the cache to find it.  The winner is the first to find the cache and proclaim “Huckle-Buckle-Beanstalk”.

Rules:
1) If you find the cache before others, DO NOT reveal the location. Turn, walk away, sit down, say: "Huckle-Buckle-Beanstalk" and GRIN. The game continues until all have found the cache.  After you get a few games under your belt, and if your feeling extra malicious, and if you find the cache first; just set down and grin. See how long it takes the others to notice your pride.
2) All players should start on equal footing. That means equal access to maps, topos and other clues.  You can set rules to establish levels of difficulty such as using coordinates only and then everyone, honorably, is not to peek at the maps prior to the outing. Having been to the cache once before would be a definite advantage and a foul.
3) Rule 2 does not have to apply to access to a GPSR. If someone is without a GPSR, those with units are required to be barking out (truthful) readings like “I show 50 feet that way”.  Another option is to form teams. (See rule 4)
4) Teams can be formed in any fashion (typically around a GPSR). The only rule here is that all members of a team need to find the cache before proclaiming “Huckle-Buckle-Beanstalk”.  The chore for the first to find the cache is to help the rest of his/her team to find it without tipping off others.  As with singles play, the game continues until all have found the cache.
5) All participants are to remain in sight of one another or some other agreed distance to keep the search both safe and even.  The thirteen year old is not allowed to out run grandpa. He must give gramps a fair chance.  Think of it like a game of golf. There are good players and there are bad, but everyone in the foursome will get to each green at the same time. You can play to be first but playing for fun is first and foremost.
6) Regarding safety.  It is always good practice to have some sort of buddy system for a safe experience.  Aside from getting hurt, there is a remote chance that someone could get lost on an outing.  You DO NOT want to take home this excuse to your spouse: “I said GO! and the kids vanished”.  Nor do you want to have to explain Huckle-Buckle-Beanstalk to a search party looking for your mother-in-law.

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    Posted: Mar. 17 2002,7:34 am QUOTE

:0o  Roadkill has already played this game with me.  It was a surprise then, but I think it is a fun idea.  That way everyone in the party gets to find the prize.  I do remember playing the game both as a kid in school and as a grade school teacher.  Some young people today have never played the game nor even heard of it so it will be a great learning experience for many.  Huckle Buckle Beanstalk!  Gamma Kitt
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    Posted: April 02 2002,2:52 pm QUOTE

This sort of reminds me of a cache hunt I did with another cacher. I had parked at this road intersection corner. We both left at the same time for the cache but by different roads. We also had are frs radio's. It was fun to see who was getting closer and closer. I finally found it first. I just sat down and watched my buddy walking around till he spotted me crouching , hidding near the cache :grinnin
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