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The map

Seen here for the first time, the official 2013 Burning Man map gives participants the lay of the land at the countercultural arts festival, as well as a series of clues for a game called The Cult of the Hat.
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There are about two dozen separate clues embedded directly in the map.
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Historical knowledge helpful

Solving some of the game's clues require historical knowledge, so players are encouraged to team up with others to maximize their ability to figure them all out.
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Taking action

When all the clues are solved, players will be given information about a last bit of action they must take.
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First time game

Hoffman, who has designed 13 official Burning Man maps in a row, had long wanted to build in a game. In 2013, she finally got her wish.
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A couple hours

Players -- especially if they team up with others -- should be able to solve all the clues in an hour or two.
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Oracle Machine

In addition to the game embedded directly into the map, players will also get a second game, called the Oracle Machine, which will encourage them to interact with strangers around them at Burning Man.
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