Posts Tagged ‘summary’

Geo Party! Mishmash Category

Posted by Zoe on 26th October 2013 in Geo Party, Main Page

This game has taken us all over the country for all sorts of different categories. The Mishmash category alone features everything from elements in California to the world’s biggest ball of twine by one man in Minnesota, and more! This exemplifies one of my favorite things about the whole 60 clues of this Geo Party! game: variety.

Has it really been 60 clues already? Wow. Keep tuning in though—there’s still a final clue to look forward to!

Miss any clues? Rewatch all five of them with the links below.

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Geo Party! Pima Air and Space Museum Category

Posted by Zoe on 19th October 2013 in Geo Party, Main Page

This past week, we toured the Pima Air and Space Museum in Tucson, Arizona, full of planes, spacecraft, and all sorts of cool things.

The Petulant Porpoise, one of the airplanes on display at the museum.

The Petulant Porpoise, one of the airplanes on display at the museum. What a name, huh?

Miss a clue? Rewatch all five with the links below.

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Geo Party! Monterey Bay Aquarium Category

Posted by Zoe on 12th October 2013 in Geo Party, Main Page

Our most recent category: The Monterey Bay Aquarium! This place has a lot of potential for clues, and narrowing down all the possibilities to 5 was a challenge.

Speaking of challenges, I wasn’t the most eager to touch the creature in clue 4, until my crew suggested it could be a clue. Trivia clues are a pretty good excuse to try new things, don’t you think? Yet another challenge was that some of the exhibits made filming more difficult due to lighting, noisy crowds, and reflective glass, among other reasons. I was hoping to have a clue on seahorses, but do you have any idea how hard it is to get them on camera non-blurrily? Even still, there were a few times when we managed to get some great videos, like my favorite, the giant octopus in clue 5.

A green sea turtle at the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

A green sea turtle at the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

Miss a clue? Rewatch all five with the links below.

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Geo Party! Anagrams Category

Posted by Zoe on 5th October 2013 in Geo Party, Main Page

The skew is grey coat: A Snag Arm! Seal music? Review fact hall with inkblot wheels.

(This week’s category: Anagrams! Miss a clue? Rewatch all five with the links below.)

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Geo Party! Tech Museum Category

Posted by Zoe on 28th September 2013 in Geo Party, Main Page

Our most recent category sent us to the Tech Museum of Innovation, a science museum in San Jose, California, where we learned about all sorts of things, from astronauts to the light spectrum. My favorite part was filming the first clue on an earthquake simulator!

A model of DNA made of books at the Tech Museum of Innovation.

A model of DNA made of books at the Tech Museum of Innovation.

Rewatch all five clues with the links below:

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Geo Party! Where Am I? Category

Posted by Zoe on 22nd September 2013 in Geo Party, Main Page

This past week’s category took us…where? I haven’t a clue. (Actually, I know where we went, but you get to guess where each clue was made.)

Lost your place? Rewatch all five clues with the links below:

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Geo Party! San Francisco Category

Posted by Zoe on 14th September 2013 in Geo Party, Main Page

Our most recent category took us to the city by the bay, San Francisco, California.

Miss a clue? Rewatch all five with the links below:

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Geo Party! SLAC Category

Posted by Zoe on 7th September 2013 in Geo Party, Main Page

We visited a huge place for studying tiny things: the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory in Menlo Park, California! You might remember it from Exogeology ROCKS! Episode 8.

Miss a clue? Rewatch all five with the links below:

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Geo Party! Amtrak Empire Builder Category

Posted by Zoe on 31st August 2013 in Geo Party, Main Page

All aboard! We took a trip this week starting in Chicago, Illinois and heading west on Amtrak’s Empire Builder line. I got to roll along through several states I’d never been to before as I rode this train, and the views were slightly snowy and quite nice. What do you know about the towns along the path of the Empire Builder?

The view out the back window on Amtrak's Empire Builder.

The view out the back window on Amtrak’s Empire Builder.

Miss a clue? Rewatch all five with the links below:

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Geo Party! Divergent Category

Posted by Zoe on 24th August 2013 in Geo Party, Main Page

This was the third week of Zoe’s Geo Party! Game 2, featuring the novel Divergent by Veronica Roth. Special thanks to Veronica Roth for writing an excellent story which inspired me to make trivia clues about it—when I knew I would be going to Chicago last November, I just had to seek out places from her book.

On the ferris wheel in Chicago.

On the ferris wheel in Chicago.

This category took us to real locations also used as settings for the fiction story. (Hmm, that sounds familiar.) Visiting places where my favorite stories take place is a bit surreal, but in a good way. What’s your favorite story set somewhere you’ve been? Miss a clue? Rewatch all five with the links below:

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Geo Party! Computer History Museum Category

Posted by Zoe on 17th August 2013 in Geo Party, Main Page

This week was the second of Zoe’s Geo Party! Game 2, revealing a category on the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California. When I arrived at the museum, I knew I’d find enough material for a category. What I didn’t know was that I’d be so fascinated that I’d have to rush at the end of my visit to see everything before closing time. If you find yourself nearby, it’s worth taking some time to walk through.

Miss a clue? Rewatch all five with the links below:

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Geo Party! Crater Lake National Park Category

Posted by Zoe on 10th August 2013 in Geo Party, Main Page

This past week marked the beginning of the second full game of Zoe’s Geo Party!, starting with a category on Crater Lake National Park. Filming here was a unique experience—it’s not every day you see a lake in a caldera. Crater Lake was quite picturesque. It was also very cold, very beautiful, and very blue, more than you can even see in the videos.

Miss a clue? Rewatch all five with the links below:

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