Ridgefield Whodunnits

Ridgefield is growing, and we want to help you get to know your community and neighbors.  So, we’ve created this family-friendly mystery game to get you going.

Thank you for joining us in playing our 2019 Whodunnits! Please fill out our quick survey to help us plan for future events!

Clue 1: Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex – Not Kidnapped
Clue 2: Ridgefield Boat Launch – He Ran Away
Clue 3: Overlook Park – New To Town
Clue 4: Ridgefield Administrative & Civic Center – Discovering Ridgefield
Clue 5: City Hall – Meeting New Friends
Clue 6: Disc Golf @ Abrams Park – Find Him At Big Paddle

2019 Winners

We had a four way tie for first place! Which means we pulled a raffle to decide 1st and 2nd place winners, and then we also drew for our raffle prize at the Big Paddle Opening Ceremony! Thank you so much for playing and we hope to see you play again next year! Details will be updated here when they are available.

  • 1st Place: Mark Dietz
  • 2nd Place: Robin Oriatt
  • Raffle winner: Patricia Thompson


Clues will be posted here twice weekly, on Mondays and Thursdays, May 6th to May 23rd.
Click the image for a printable PDF version of the clue. Clues can also be found on the City Social Media – Facebook, Instagram, and Nextdoor. 

Clue 1
Clue 2
Clue 3
Clue 4
Clue 5
Clue 6

Frequently Asked Questions

How does the game work?
You’ll collect points by solving clues, gathering evidence, and completing fun activities.  Fill in the answers on your Evidence Collection Sheet and Explore the City Game Card so your points can be tallied at the end of the game.

How do we join?
Game packets will be available at Overlook Park on May First Saturday, May 4, 2019, between 9AM-3PM. If you can’t make it to First Saturday, packets are available for printing here. Or, you can stop by City Hall to pick up your game packet.  Inside you’ll find an Evidence Collection Sheet and an Explore Your City Game Card.
You can join the game at any time. The game packet, clues, and evidence will remain available through May 28.

Click here to print your game packet! If you are printing double sided, please set your printer settings to flip on the short side for proper printing.

How do I find the Clues & Evidence?
Six clues will be revealed from May 6th to May 24th weekly. Unlock each clue and it will lead you on an adventure to a location in the City of Ridgefield to find an evidence banner.  Once you arrive at the mystery location, look for a banner with the mystery game logo.  Solve the word scramble on the banner and write it on your Evidence Collection Sheet.

Clues will be posted on Mondays and Thursdays on this webpage, as well as the City of Ridgefield Facebook Page, Instagram Page, and NextDoor.  Printed clues will also be available at City Hall. You can join the game any time, the clues will remain available through May 28.
After you’ve collected all the evidence, you’ll have everything you need to locate the missing mascot.

Shhhh, no sharing answers.  Remember the player with the most points wins.

How do we earn points?
You’ll earn points for each correctly completed clue. You will also receive points for completing the activities on the Explore Your City Game Card. Be sure to fill out the blanks completely to assure that you receive the points.

What do I do with my game card when I have solved the mystery?
Gameplay will begin with the posting of the first clue on May 6th. All completed game cards and emailed photos must be received by 5:00pm May 28th at City Hall. Game cards can be returned via email, mail or hand delivery to:

Email: city.mail@ci.ridgefield.wa.us

Mail or Delivery: 230 Pioneer Street, PO Box 608, Ridgefield, WA 98642

How do you win?
Lots of winners!

      1. Everyone who completes an Evidence Collect Sheet will receive a Finisher’s prize.
      2. First and second place prizes will go to the two individuals who earn the most points. Ties will be broken by entering all tied participants into a blind drawing.
      3. All participants will receive raffle tickets for a prize drawing:
          • 1 ticket for completing the Evidence Collection Sheet correctly.
          • 1 additional ticket for each 10-points from the Explore Your City game card. (max: 6 tickets)

When will the winners be announced?
The winners will be announced at the Ridgefield Big Paddle on June 1 @ the waterfront (5 Mill Street) during the opening ceremony at 9:00AM. Check out the event information at www.RidgefieldBigPaddle.com.  You don’t have to be present to win, but it’d be so much fun if you were!
The winners and the answers will also be posted on the City’s website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and NextDoor.

Does it cost anything?
Nope!  The game is free to play.  But is limited to one entry per person.  Sorry, no double dipping.

Don’t forget to take a picture in front of the banner and post it to Facebook or Instagram using the #RidgefieldWhodunnits #CityofRidgefieldEvents and #RidgefieldRaptors.  We want to see all the fun you’re having!  

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