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Polnisches Institut Berlin

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01.10 - 24.11.2017

Web cryptology team players game with three levels of difficulty

Information from the organizers:
The game will appeal to anyone who loves adventure, mystery and the spirit of competition. As part of the game we successively publish short lectures discussing various subjects related to the art of ciphering and decryption, as well as some tasks to work on.
The team which will be the first in setting the Enigma rotors in Team Panel to make the word ENIGMA appears, win the game and the main prize. Teams should consist of 3 people. There are no limits concerning age of the players.
Three levels of difficulty will provide a lot of fun for beginners, as well as for initiated and, what is more interesting, you can go through beginner, adventure and Enigma level, developing skills with the course of the game. And you can win!
Game schedule
Registration: from now to Oktober 13
Starts: you can play now
Decisive challenge: October 13
Registration: from now to November 3
Starts: on Oktober 16
Decisive challenge: November 3
Registration: from now to November 24
Starts: on November 6
Decisive challenge: November 24

Why do we play?
In 1929 three students of mathematics began their adventure with cryptology that resulted in breaking the code of the German cipher machine Enigma.
At that time, they attended a cryptology course organised especially for the students of Poznan University by the Polish Cipher Bureau. Ten years later, in the face of the expected outbreak of war, they revealed to the intelligence services of befriended countries, Great Britain and France, their secrets of breaking the Enigma cipher.

This allowed the Allies to monitor a large part of the German correspondence and communication, and that was an immense support in the defeat of Nazi Germany.
To keep the memory of these events alive we organize The Web Cryptology Game CODEBREAKERS. We are pleased to welcome everyone to our 2017 edition, for three versions of the game:  beginner, advanced and Enigma. Attractive prizes will be awarded to the winners, and all players can prepare for a fascinating adventure in the world of secret agents.
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Project is co-financed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland within the contest Public Diplomacy 2017 - component "Cooperation in Public Diplomacy 2017".