FAQ

What are the Mini Puzzle Draws?

The Mini Puzzle Draws are basically warmup puzzles leading up to the Who Killed Ickey? Treasure Hunt, offered periodically via the website and social media, from September 14, 2023 – January 26, 2024. For more information on the Treasure Hunt, please see IckeyTreasureHunt.com.

The Mini Puzzle Draws feature ten mini puzzles relating to the book, Who Killed Jerusalem?, although you do not need to have the book to solve the puzzles.

Who can enter?

Residents of the 50 United States (and D.C.) and Canada (excluding Quebec), 18 years of age or older.

How do I enter?

First, register for an account by visiting: IckeyMiniPuzzles.com. Next, navigate to the active Mini Puzzle and solve the Mini Puzzle. Entrants will earn one entry into the current Entry Period’s prize draw for correctly solving the current Mini Puzzle.

Entrants are encouraged to return to the site and login (using their email and password created during registration) during each Entry Period to solve each new Mini Puzzle and share their results to earn bonus entries. See below to learn how to earn bonus entries into that Mini Puzzle’s prize drawing. Please see the Contest Rules for full details.

When are the entry period for each Mini Puzzle?

Entry Period Schedule
Entry PeriodStart Date (12:00:01 AM PT)End Date (11:59:59 PM PT)Open Puzzle
Entry Period 109-14-202309-27-2023Mini Puzzle 1
Entry Period 209-28-202310-11-2023Mini Puzzle 2
Entry Period 310-12-202310-25-2023Mini Puzzle 3
Entry Period 410-26-202311-08-2023Mini Puzzle 4
Entry Period 511-09-202311-22-2023Mini Puzzle 5
Entry Period 611-23-202312-06-2023Mini Puzzle 6
Entry Period 712-07-202312-20-2023Mini Puzzle 7
Entry Period 801-04-202401-10-2024Mini Puzzle 8
Entry Period 901-11-202401-17-2024Mini Puzzle 9
Entry Period 1001-18-202401-26-2024Mini Puzzle 10

What are the Mini Puzzle Draws prizes?

There are ten prizes available, one for each Mini Puzzle, or one during each Entry Period. Each prize consists of a $50 gift card.

How do I earn bonus entries?

When an entrant solves a Mini Puzzle, they will receive a congratulatory message on the Mini Puzzle Draws website.

If the entrant shares their results on social media, then subject to certain limits, they will obtain additional entries to that period’s draw, increasing their odds of winning. Please see the Contest Rules for full details.

Does participation in the Mini Puzzle Draws affect my Treasure Hunt prizes?

Entrants who plan to participate in the Galbraith Literary Publishers Who Killed Ickey? Treasure Hunt may earn bonus ballots into a drawing for a special $5,000 bonus prize in the Treasure Hunt. If an entrant solves a Mini Puzzle and goes on to enter the Treasure Hunt, and the entrant’s team is one of the eleven winning teams chosen, then that entrant will be entered, as an individual, in a special winners’ draw for a bonus $5,000 prize, drawn from among all the members of those eleven teams (who have also previously solved a Mini Puzzle in the Mini Puzzle Draws). Please see the Treasure Hunt Official Rules for full details on the Winners $5k Bonus Prize in the Treasure Hunt.

What are the benefits of the Mini Puzzle Draws for Treasure Hunt entrants?

There are four great reasons for Treasure Hunt entrants to participate in the Mini Puzzle Draws:

1) If you think you will enter the Treasure Hunt, participating in the Mini Puzzle Draws will allow you to see many of the types of Treasure Hunt puzzles and how to solve them, likely improving your performance in the Treasure Hunt.

2)  If you solve a Mini Puzzle and go on to enter the Treasure Hunt, and your team is one of the eleven winning teams chosen, then you’ll be entered, as an individual, in a special winners’ draw for the bonus $5,000 prize (mentioned above), drawn from among all the members of those eleven teams who have previously solved a Mini Puzzle in the Mini Puzzle Draws.

3) You can apply entries accumulated during participation in the Mini Puzzle Draws (by solving multiple puzzles and sharing your success on social media) to the Treasure Hunt $5,000 draw, thereby increasing your chance of winning that $5,000. So, the earlier you start solving the Mini Puzzles and sharing your Mini Puzzle results on social media, the better your odds will be for the $5,000 Treasure Hunt draw.

4) By signing up now for the Mini Puzzle Draws, you’ll thereafter receive updates on the status of the Treasure Hunt.

I think something is wrong with a puzzle, or with the website. What should I do?

Please describe the error in an email to help@raven5.com with “Who Killed Ickey? Mini Puzzle Draws” as the subject line and identify the issue in detail. We recommend using the latest version of Chrome, Firefox, or Safari. While we will review and respond to all reports, we cannot guarantee fixes for all browsers, and high volume may delay our responses.