The First “Can You Brain?” Contest – Solve Puzzles and Win $50 in Nerdy Prizes!

If you’re like me, you love finding challenges for your mind. I grew up obsessed with ciphers, lateral thinking puzzles, and anything with the name Rubik attached to it. In time, I started creating puzzles of my own. Now, my years of not dating means a chance at $40 in GameStop cards and a $10 iTunes card for you – if you have a mean brain!

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Here’s how to play: First, feel free to round up a team to help you out – retweet and/or share this on Facebook and Twitter.

For four weeks, starting on the date of this post, I’ll have one of many types of puzzles up for you. The first person to post the solution to the comments under the puzzle will get a “win”. After a puzzle is solved, I’ll post a new one as soon as possible. At the end of four weeks, the person with the most wins will receive the gift cards. A tie will be broken with a final puzzle.

Here’s your first challenge:

I have encrypted a message of 140 characters, seen in bold below. A win goes to the first person to post the decrypted text. A clue for the intimidated: The more you know about me (and I wonder where one might learn more), the better your chance of knowing how to crack this one! Bonne chance!

HQVTK BJGIL LEWMG TJSXA XNGEL MHISN KLVMG
VAWWB LEREG HPLIK VWWXE XKYVI KERGX LOMWB
GWRSM AAVGT LPPIH NNTVB GYIWL BOMRT GKXLX
KYEWM EASYK INMRV XOWML BJERH MDIVV TOXPX

Editor’s Note: Don’t expect this to be easy (we can’t just give away fifty dollars. You have to work for it, but it should be fun work)! It could be an hour before someone cracks it – or it could be weeks.

Can you brain it?

This article written by funny man, Elijah Cross (like him on Facebook). Like Nerdy Minds on Facebook & follow NerdyMindsMag on Twitter, or subscribe (scroll to the bottom of this page) to make sure you never miss another post!

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