The elusive count saint germain
- Game Designer: Ellen Kotzin
- Content Area: Modern Language, French
- Recommended Ages: Middle Grades, High School
- Ideal Group Size: Small Group
- Suggested Time: 45 minutes
Is it possible for a person to live forever? That is what some people are claiming about a historical figure known as Count de Saint-Germain. His origins are still unclear. Some records date his birth to the late 1600s, although some believe that his longevity reaches back to the time of Christ. He has appeared many times throughout history – even as recently as the 1970s – always appearing to be about 45 years old.
He was known by many of the most famous figures of European history, including Casanova, Madame de Pampadour, Voltaire, King Louis XV, Catherine the Great, Anton Mesmer, George Washington and others. He has also been linked to a number of occult movements and conspiracy theories.
Count St. Germain was said to have knowledge of Sanscrit, Chinese and Arabic. He also spoke Swedish, Portuguese, French, Italian, German, Spanish and Russian flawlessly. He was a painter of some renown. It is said that he could make the jewels in his paintings appear strikingly realistic. He was also a collector of diamonds and wore many of them to social events. There were claims that he could also fix flawed diamonds.
Many people have claimed to be the Count of St. Germain in the centuries since his death was documented. Others have claimed to have seen him in various places. He has been referred to as “The man who does not die.” He has been credited with the gift of eternal life, or at least of extremely long life, but are any of these claims credible? It is hard to be certain because there are so many of them.
You must find the last whereabouts of the count within 45 minutes. You must use the clues you find to open the locks and crack the codes.
3-DIGIT LOCK = 7-3-9
4-DIGIT LOCK =0-1-2-8
ABC MULTILOCK = P-A-R-L-E
DIRECTIONAL MULTILOCK = RIGHT-DOWN-UP- LEFT-LEFT
- There are 3 locked boxes, 2 smaller and the big one
- Lockbox one has 3 numbers lock
- Lockbox (pencil case) two has the 3 number combo
- Big Lock box has a hasp: gold lock, directional and word lock
- Students have a dossier in front of them with old documents
- From the letter (documents) they can open the first locked box revealing the flashlight
- With the flashlight, reveal the number 739 which will open the pencil case lock box
- In the pencil case is a gold key and a USB drive. Gold key opens one of the 3 main locks on the hasp.
- USB has photo, video (decoy), music and document (abilities)
- LIsten to the music to get the number code in French (3,6,12,9,9) Read doc to get PARLE crossed off to open box: final lock (word lock)...Inside are cut up letters that when put together, spell ROMANIA
Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
French, Count, Eternal Life, Immmortal