The Mock Turtle needs your help in finding cards for his card house....and then building it, too (turtles lack the opposable thumbs necessary for proper card placement).
You must make a free-standing card house of at least N levels using at least M cards. If x is your team size, then:
Note that your team (Hunt HQ) registered as having n/a members.
There are 104 cards available. In order to obtain these cards, you must bring us the matching item as listed below. For every item you bring that successfully matches an item listed, we will give you the matching card. This is the only way cards can be obtained. Do not bring your own cards for use in the card house.
As a bonus, for any four-of-a-kinds or royal flushes obtained from the same deck, you will receive a bonus joker. Jokers act as wild cards and can be placed anywhere in your card house.
Cards may only be placed in the card house above other cards with greater or equal value (aces are high). You may not bend the cards in your card house. Your card house must stand for 30 seconds with no external support.
Once you think you've acquired the necessary materials to build an acceptable card house, please call HQ.
|2: scavenging||something from reuse@||something from free-food@||an ethernet cable||a 2×4|
|3: news||a copy of The Tech||a copy of Technique||a copy of How to GAMIT||a copy of Voodoo|
|4: years||an undergraduate||a graduate student||a postdoc||a professor|
|5: Brass Rats||a Brass Rat from before 2000||a Brass Rat from after 2010||something brass||a rat|
|6: progression||an MIT admissions tube||a "101 Things To Do Before You Graduate" poster||an MIT diploma||MIT academic regalia|
|7: old school||a scantron||an overhead projector||a 5 1/4" floppy disk||a PalmPilot|
|8: new school||a certificate of completion from edX||an iPod, iPhone, iPad, and Macbook Air belonging to the same person||10 terabytes of storage||a clicker|
|9: codes||a pair of semaphore flags||a book written in Braille||a telegraph key||a Dvorak keyboard|
|10: Hunt history||a poster for the 33rd Annual Conference on Maturing Young Scientific Theories: Emerging Resolutions for Yielding Heuristic Unphysics using Noncomputation Techniques||a past Mystery Hunt coin||an Indian Head penny||a summary progress report of a team from a previous Hunt (given to you at the wrapup of a previous Hunt)|
|JACK: hacks||R2D2||a police car||a cow||an Apollo Lunar Lander|
|QUEEN: self-indulgence||a copy of Atlas Shrugged||Old Spice||something made by SC Johnson: A Family Company||a Kappa Sig(!) jersey|
|KING: people||a HASS major||someone with unnaturally-colored hair||someone in a fraternity||someone from another team|
|ACE: skills||someone who can do a split||someone who speaks four+ languages||someone who can solve a Rubik's Cube in less than one minute||someone who can do 100 pushups|
|2: suits||a club||a diamond||a heart||a spade|
|3: props||a mushroom||a cupcake||a chess set||a deck of cards|
|4: rhymes||a tea set||a p-set||a crumpet||a trumpet|
|5: games||a Scrabble board||a Monopoly board||a deck of tarot cards||a Clue board|
|6: rabbits||"White Rabbit" on vinyl, CD, or tape||rabbit ears (TV antenna)||a rabbit's foot||a Rabbit wine-bottle opener|
|7: source material||Alice in Wonderland (book)||Alice in Wonderland (movie)||someone named Alice||a CharlieCard (your ticket to the Wonderland T stop, of course)|
|8: sizing||something oversized (not a person)||something undersized (not a person)||something that drastically changes size (no penises)||something that lies about its size (not a person)|
|9: time||a pocketwatch||a grandfather clock||an hourglass||a sundial|
|10: animals||a cat||a mouse||a hedgehog||a turtle|
|JACK: more props||a sword||a dollhouse||a looking-glass||a ladder|
|QUEEN: attire||someone wearing a mock turtleneck||someone wearing mouse ears||someone wearing cat-eye glasses||someone wearing a blue dress|
|KING: people||someone between 4' and 5' tall||someone taller than 6'6"||someone older than 80 years old||someone younger than 2 years old|
|ACE: doubles||identical twins||two people with the same birthdate||two people with the same first and last name||two people with the same height and weight|