Operation Justice Unlimited

Some Justice Unlimited links:
JU official site,
My teammate Wesley Chan's photos,
Our team captain's treasure hunts page.

[Photo: crowd at game start]
[Photo: crowd at game start]
[Photo: crowd at game start]

"Maybe thy written report shall save thee further bondage;
and God He knows we need men more and more in the Game."

Kim, Rudyard Kipling

It was a little before 10:00 AM on July 31, 2004. I was at the end of San Francisco's municipal pier and so were a lot of other people. It was an unusual combination of frivolity and seriousness. Many people sported silly costumes; silly conversation circulated. The Justice Unlimited Game was about to begin. This was to be an instance of THE GAME--a treasure/puzzle hunt that would last for more than 30 hours. I was playing with Team Mystic Fish, a crew of word puzzlers, athletes, gadget freaks, and generally smart folks.

Soon I would learn the thrill of The Game: Riding around in a rented van full of gear, visiting unusual locations around the San Francisco bay area, finding hidden clues, using toilets, and solving creative puzzles.


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