Mystery Game Clues

Each chapter of the Flagstaff 2020 Mystery Game describes an alien named Zorg exploring Flagstaff, Arizona. It is your job to figure out where he is and what he’s seeing!

Read the first four chapters here, or all 20 chapters via Digital Collections, and solve the clue given at the bottom of each chapter. Make sure to check out the rules of the game to learn who was eligible to win, and how and where they would turn in their answers. You can also see what prizes you might have won in 1996 by playing the Mystery Game!

Chapter One (page 1)
Flagstaff 2020 Mystery Game [packet]. Circa 1996. Flagstaff 2020 Records [manuscripts], NAU.MS.294, Box 6, Folder 117. Click to view this item via Digital Collections.
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Mystery Game Committee/Writers

  • Kate Sibley
  • Carl Clark
  • Jim Jamison
  • Helen Hudgens
  • Jean Richmond
  • Dick Henderson
  • Jill Morris
  • Dave Lembke
  • Phil Tena
  • Edith Blackstone
  • Jamelle Walden
  • Jeff Saville
  • Martha Brady
  • Greg Roybal
  • Rose Houk
  • Richard Mangum
  • M. Anthony de la Garza
  • Marilyn Taylor
  • J. Leon Keith
  • Stewart Aitchison
  • Keli Maurer
  • John T. Heyl
  • Jeff Biggers
  • Scott Thybony
  • Dave Wegner
  • Paul Jones
  • Mary Sojourner
  • Michael Woolcott
  • Ann Weilder Walka
  • Kim Holland

“The setting is Flagstaff in the year 2120 A.D. One hundred years after the Flagstaff 2020 visioning process has been realized, a Plutonian arrives in Flagstaff from the planet Pluto, where distant space travel is relatively new. Plutonian legend has it that their first contact with Earth came from a place called Flagstaff, so a lone Plutonian (later named Zorg) has been sent here in hopes of meeting the Earth humanoid who was responsible for first sighting and contacting Pluto via his own brainwaves. The story tells the fantastic adventures of our intergalactic traveler and its explorations and discoveries in both historic and futuristic Flagstaff (naturally, the Plutonian time-travel). Since the 1996-97 Flagstaff 2020 process will have shaped the town’s future history by the time the Plutonian arrives—what will it discover??”

-Flagstaff 2020 Mystery Game [packet], Flagstaff 2020 Records [manuscripts], NAU.MS.264, Box 6, Folder 117. View this item via Digital Collections.
Arizona Daily Sun staff. “Time’s running out on the Flagstaff 2020 Mystery Game.” Arizona Daily Sun, May 23, 1997. © 1997 Arizona Daily Sun. Article used with permission from the publisher. Photocopy from the Flagstaff 2020 Records [manuscripts], NAU.MS.294, Box 8, Folder 176.