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On sale as an ebook, this is a series of mini treasure hunts. The unusual ebook title comes from Old English literally meaning a playful or merry journey. It is pronounced garmen-weth.

Each of the 90 puzzles leads to the location of some treasure located somewhere in England. Future volumes will include other parts of the British Isles

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The first volume of the new puzzle book Gamenwáð launched in September 2016 as an ebook, this is a series of mini treasure hunts. The unusual ebook title comes from Old English literally meaning a playful or merry journey. It is pronounced garmen-weth.

Each of the 90 puzzles leads to the location of some treasure located somewhere in England. Future volumes will include hunts other parts of the British Isles.

Admittedly solving these puzzles is so much easier with quick and easy access to online search tools and maps but the fun remains in discovering something new and quirky.

Here is a taster question mini treasure hunt which appears in Volume 1

“Quite a place this town, perhaps it should be renamed Crocusville! Its Common boasts something literally quite amazing, having the largest of its kind in England and dating from at least 1699. The remains of a 12th century castle lay an arrow’s flight away. But we need to head west to the 17th century house with its vast gardens designed by Capability Brown. Charles II bought it in 1668 for £5, quite a bargain for such a stately pile. The treasure is in a 1790 folly based on a Roman era building first constructed in 167 BC.”