Mystery Missions are highly unique, moderately challenging and 100% entertaining. Designed to delight, amuse and amaze, Mystery Missions have something for everyone.
The Sonomist will meet you at the point of departure* armed with enough dossiers for your entire group, and a child-like sense of wonder.
Please arrive with teams pre-sorted and named. We recommend that each team have no more than six players each. Four to five players per team is ideal. Funny team names are preferred.
The Sonomist will explain the rules, offer pro tips and track the return times. After all teams have returned, The Sonomist will explain the answers and declare the winning team.
Teams must stay together all the time, no exceptions. There is no running ahead “to check something out.” This is what we call “cheating” and The Sonomist frowns on cheating. If teams are caught cheating, they will be docked ten minutes on their final time.
*Please allow two hours for the Healdsburg Mission, two hours for the Sonoma Plaza Mission and about an hour for the Windsor Kids’ Mission.
Answer: NEW ORLEANS. The first part of the clue directs you to Costeaux Bakery on Healdsburg Ave. Its name is similar to the famous scientist and sea explorer, Jacques Cousteau. Once you arrive at the bakery, you’ll see the gas flame lights that flank the entrance. They each have a brass plate that reveals that they were made in New Orleans.
The first part of the clue tells you WHERE TO GO.* Once you arrive there, the second part of the clue will either prompt you to write down an answer or offer another bit of information to direct you to your final destination.
Every single destination is on the map provided, and within the highlighted borders.
The clues are not in any order. It’s best to solve the first part of each clue, mark it on the map, and then plot your route. It is impossible to solve the clues before you set out on foot. Many people try. 100% of them fail.
When you arrive at your destination, read the second part of the clue. Locate the solution, and write the answer on your clue sheet.