Caching games this year?

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Re: Caching games this year?

Post by Just a cacher » 27 August 12 9:13 am

That sounds great!

We won't have to stress about the theme for next year when the time comes, as it's already done. People have plenty of time to locate and/or adapt wheeled items for next year.

AND people can still make their container any shape they want this year, as long as they stay away from anything too wheely.

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Re: Caching games this year?

Post by GJMMelb » 28 August 12 12:08 pm

caughtatwork wrote: That still leaves us with a "traditional" style container for this year.
Well how about the Cache containers being a dog then? :D
I'm sure there are plenty of dogs of various sizes around in $2 shops, probably Bunnings etc ...

That ties in with the B-I-N-G-O song ...

"There was a farmer who had a dog,
And Bingo was his name-o.
B-I-N-G-O
B-I-N-G-O
B-I-N-G-O
And Bingo was his name-o."

:D

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Re: Caching games this year?

Post by g_ordo » 28 August 12 3:24 pm

How about making a bingo board where numbers are placed in a grid across Aust.
When your piece lands in a square on the grid it gets that number. When it lands in the right ever so many, you get to jump up and wave your chicken wings yelling bingo....

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Re: Caching games this year?

Post by caughtatwork » 28 August 12 8:26 pm

g_ordo wrote:How about making a bingo board where numbers are placed in a grid across Aust.
When your piece lands in a square on the grid it gets that number. When it lands in the right ever so many, you get to jump up and wave your chicken wings yelling bingo....
That still makes the game piece the player. I'd prefer to get the cachers involved.

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Re: Caching games this year?

Post by quiet1_au » 28 August 12 10:34 pm

caughtatwork wrote:
g_ordo wrote:How about making a bingo board where numbers are placed in a grid across Aust.
When your piece lands in a square on the grid it gets that number. When it lands in the right ever so many, you get to jump up and wave your chicken wings yelling bingo....
That still makes the game piece the player. I'd prefer to get the cachers involved.
So rather than counting the kloms gathered by your cache, you claim the kloms gathered by moving others? Hmm - bingo... Perhaps scoring points/squares on a bingo card depending on distance taken? Rows, colums, whole card. It might make things difficult to those unable to travel far though.

The original race format had the drawback that in making finds and moving others gnomes/frogs you were helping the opposition (unless you didn't move the piece at all [-X ) But in scoring for moving other's caches that seems to resolve that issue - I'm curious to see what the final plans will be and I'm sure whatever they are it'll be a bit of fun (and I'll succeed in not quite winning anything again... ](*,) #-o :wink: :mrgreen: )


:-$

Oh - I just found a Leapfrog puffy sticker I collected from "AUS LEAPER" (a video-cassette case cache) that I grabbed from out Werribee way last race :-)

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Re: Caching games this year?

Post by g_ordo » 29 August 12 4:24 pm

Sticking with bingo, you attend a "real" game of bingo at a location in a square on the grid. When you have attended enough games to cross off enough squares, bingo!!

First to finish wins..

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Re: Caching games this year?

Post by gmj3191 » 01 October 12 1:12 pm

Could we start an official thread for this years race?
Most discussion in Melbourne now seems to occur in the Melbourne Caching Facebook page and I want a link to refer people back to here for this year's event.
Most of the newer cachers there don't even know about this forum as most newer people mainly use Facebook.

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Re: Caching games this year?

Post by fluffyfish » 02 October 12 11:13 pm

What GCA doesn't have a Facebook page? What luddites! =;

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Re: Caching games this year?

Post by caughtatwork » 02 October 12 11:20 pm

We do. We just don't use it.

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Re: Caching games this year?

Post by LouiseAnn » 02 October 12 11:48 pm

why would you when you have a perfectly good forum.

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Re: Caching games this year?

Post by oldfella » 03 October 12 7:18 am

There are some of us who do not use facebook. I used to but got rid of it because of too many friends requests and other stuff. So I rely on the forums for GCA updates especially for the annual race etc.

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Re: Caching games this year?

Post by caughtatwork » 03 October 12 8:37 am

LouiseAnn wrote:why would you when you have a perfectly good forum.
+1
Do you see what I did there?

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Re: Caching games this year?

Post by Just a cacher » 03 October 12 8:38 am

I sort of HAD to have Facebook when I had a teenager in the house, to keep an eye on what she was up to, but it was a great relief to be able to turn it off, and not turn it on again.

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Re: Caching games this year?

Post by CraigRat » 03 October 12 4:16 pm

fluffyfish wrote:What GCA doesn't have a Facebook page? What luddites! =;
We actually do have a FB page, we just don't update it much :-)

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Geocachin ... 9041697791

Our google plus page we post to more often:
https://plus.google.com/b/1075675432140 ... 4072020455

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Re: Caching games this year?

Post by Bewilderbeest » 03 October 12 4:18 pm

caughtatwork wrote:
LouiseAnn wrote:why would you when you have a perfectly good forum.
+1
Do you see what I did there?
+1

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