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The map

Clue

Historical knowledge helpful

Taking action

First time game

A couple hours

Oracle Machine

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.
Caption by / Photo by Lisa Hoffman/Lisatized.com
There are about two dozen separate clues embedded directly in the map.
Caption by / Photo by Lisa Hoffman/Lisatized.com
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.
Caption by / Photo by Lisa Hoffman/Lisatized.com
When all the clues are solved, players will be given information about a last bit of action they must take.
Caption by / Photo by Lisa Hoffman/Lisatized.com
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.
Caption by / Photo by Lisa Hoffman/Lisatized.com
Players -- especially if they team up with others -- should be able to solve all the clues in an hour or two.
Caption by / Photo by Lisa Hoffman/Lisatized.com
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.
Caption by / Photo by Lisa Hoffman/Lisatized.com
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