The cat who got the cream

Well done Glyn for snagging my first toil tag up above Nantlle back in November (I know, I’m sorry for the delay on the STT update guys…!). Everyone else- keep your eyes open, there’s only a week left for us hiders to get the remaining tags published!  

There have been a few developments regarding up-and-coming STT games this year. Rather than rewriting what others have said, I’m copying the ‘important’ comments from Facebook below: 

Morning all. 

Just so we are all clear. 

We have 2 upcoming games. 

Both will have a presale. [i.e. You need to order your tag from Scott Kirby via Facebook / PayPal

The first game is a 2nd round of UFO’s and this is on presale now

The other mystery game is being revealed January and presales will go on sale mid February. 

As usual i need a minimum of ten players to make the postage etc work. 

The UFO’s hiders are $40 plus £10.00 for the bulk postage. [two tags to hide and a tag and coin to keep] 

There are also supporters at $30 plus £10.00 for the bulk postage. [just a coin to keep and not part of the ‘game’] 

The mystery game will be $39.00 plus £10.00 shipping 

Supporters are TBC. 

If you are interested in the UFO game please DM me 

Scott Kirby – Facebook

I will not be hiding during the 2nd Watson / UFO game, but if anyone else is interested please send Scott a message on Facebook (alternatively contact me via geocaching and I can order for you.). He would like to know by this Friday (06/01/23) if you intend to hide in the 2nd UFO game. 

In the meantime, I hear a cat is stuck up a tree somewhere nearby… 

‘You will always be lucky if you make friends with strange cats…’

Apologies for not posting an update in a while, before we get onto toil and trouble, cow did she get up there?….!

Congratulations CwmDJ for being the first to the final Watson tag in our area! The STT fire has certainly been lit and the cauldron of competition is bubbling away… this is where is starts getting more interesting with more players and less tags to go around… 

Anyway, move away Watson, as a new top dog (or is it cat…) is in town!

Four (Thats right, 4!) mischievous cats have gone missing from their witch owners in our area, find yourself a ‘Toil’ cat tag and reunite her with her owner (who I believe is called Nebular) in the form of a free geocoin!  

Keep an eye on the STT Celestial Witches Cat Hunt map, or set an alert on the STT page for when a new tag goes live near you, we have about 100 days still left to play!

Bubble, Bubble toil (but unfortunately no Trouble…) There’s a Witch’s storm Brewing… 

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Since our last post we have a new series at Bala by martin&lindabryn published to coincide with their Halloween event. Please note number 3 has not yet been published.

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Snag the Tag

Not sure what Snag the Tag is all about? Click here to read Jacks post

Celestial Witches Cat Hunt

This new game started on 28th October, 2022 and runs until 28th February 2023 so plenty of time to get out and find a little cat.

Toil Trouble

Stella and Nebula, two very mischievous witches have been amusing themselves all summer; however, they carelessly lost their familiars, cats that they rely on to harness their magical powers. Luna and Sola will be disappointed if the hocus pocus is not restored, and the cosmic equilibrium between the wizards and the witches will be threatened. We need your help to find their cats Toil and Trouble and restore the balance.

The game is simple:

(1) Go to a mystical place on the map where a green Toil () or Trouble () cat icon appears.

(2) If you get there first, you will find a cat tag waiting for you.

(3) Take the tag and claim it online as soon as possible.

(4) You will then receive instructions how to get a trackable Celestial Witch geocoin prize that combines with the tag! How cool is that?

New tags appear at random times so be sure to set an alert. As a finder you can find one of each cat. Get them both to restore the balance.

Redemption rules: Strictly one coin of each type per household (not per account or family member); One Trouble tag, One Toil tag, that is it! There is no cost for the geocoin, but you are responsible for any shipping charges.

Hider deadline: January 7th, 2023, Redemption deadline: February 27th, 2023

Game questions:, Redemption questions:

We know it will be very competitive, remember hidden tags are published at 7am and 7pm. Good Luck!

Snag The Tag

Milked for all she had…

Congratulations to Bess’s Friends for being the first snaggers to North Wales’ First tag! –

Only 37mins and 10sec after publishing time! The game is officially on…

Did anyone pick up the clues in my last STT post? ‘Centre of Anglesey’, ‘milked her for all she had’… I did try my best to warn you… but not to worry, as there’s still one more chance to grab a Watson in North Wales, specifically where she will be is still unknown, and even to me at the moment, so don’t bother scrutinising for clues just yet 😉.

As this grows, my hope is that more people will catch the bug and become hiders themselves, in turn encouraging more finders, and making the chase even more exciting.

Unfortunately, the pre-sale for the next game (the witches missing cats) has already ended (as they’re minted to order in North America, we bulk order them as a UK contingent 6-8 weeks in advance via the UK Special Agent). I’ll be sure to keep this blog updated with all new game developments.

Fortunately, I was able to get my order in just in time! Two of the celestial witches lost cats will be finding their way to North Wales in time for Halloween, your job will be to make sure they don’t stay out in the cold too long and snag them before anyone else can to reunite them with their witch geocoin owner!

In the meantime, I wish good luck to the next Watson hunters, a UFO coin is waiting for you!

Snag the Tag

Who’s ready to Snag Watson?

After such a positive welcome to Snagging the Tag (a link to the original post in case you missed it…
here), the orange aliens have decided that they’re willing to consider freeing Watson the Cow from their
grasp, somewhere up here in North Wales…

Two ‘Watsons’ will be dropped from the UFO in the near future.
Any indication of where remains unknown.
All we can presume is the aliens milked her for all she had… poor Watson.

Want to get your hands on one of these?

By finding a Watson the Cow tag you’ll be able to claim your own orange UFO geocoin for free.
If you haven’t already, sign up to STT here and keep an eye on this game here, why not set up an email
notification for new tags like this under the ‘alerts’ tab on your profile:

Good luck everyone! Remember, if you’re lucky enough to lay your hands on one of these:

Make sure to log instantly on the tag’s page using the unique code on the back of the Watson tag packet to avoid someone else’s disappointment!

Instructions on how to receive your free coin will then be sent to you via the STT UK special agent…

‘Snag a Tag’ in North West Wales

by Jack, Clueless_Goose

Firstly, many thanks to Ann for allowing me to use this platform to promote this. Secondly, what am I promoting?

Snag the Tag is a game inspired by geocaching, set up by geocachers, only rather than finding boxes, you’re trying to find a tiny metal tag which you can use to claim a geocoin at the tag hiders expense (in other words, for free!).

I must admit, it confused me too when I first started, but once you get the idea, you soon come to realise this is like a FTF hunt, but with far greater risk and reward…

Over the last few months I have been following Snag The Tag (STT) UK via a very well used Facebook Group.
Available here if you’d like to take a look –

STT works in games, the latest had a wizard theme. The tag was based on a wizard’s staff, and the geocoin was based on a wizard. Every game has two ‘tags’ that you’re able to collect (in this case a sun wizard and a moon wizard, it’s getting crazier I know, but trust me…). I snagged my first tag in this game from a hider down in London, the thrill of the chase is definitely like going for a FTF, only there is no STF, so when you grab it, you feel on top of the world, it’s really yours to keep! See the photos for my tag and claimed geocoin.

Anyway, to cut a longer story short, I have decided to become a hider, but need people to snag some tags. The upcoming game is based on a cow, abducted by aliens (I know… but you’ll all want one). My ‘hider pack’ comes with one coin and three tags (the idea is that I keep one tag and the coin, and the two other tags are up for grabs.) Each tag will have a unique code which you can enter into the STT website to claim your coin from the ‘UK special agent’ (a very nice dedicated volunteer to the game) for postage cost (£2 ish).

My tags will be going live in the next few weeks, up here in NW Wales and it would be great to see a few of you snagging them. Sign up here, set up a notification for the ‘Watson the cow’ game, and man the watch tower…

Games are usually quite well spaced out, the game after Watson will be starting at Halloween. To follow on from the wizard theme, we have the ‘witches’ theme, with cat tags and witch geocoins. I’m considering becoming a hider for this game, but will need to send in my order by Friday evening (very soon I know), but first, I’d like to know if anyone here would like to join in, not necessarily as a hider, but just as a finder? If two or more people say they would, I’ll order the hider pack to arrive for when the game starts.

If we can get a group going, I’m sure more hiders will follow, and I’ll have a chance at snagging some tags too! Unfortunately, I’m the only hider in Wales at the moment…

I look forward to seeing your comments! As I say, deadline is tomorrow evening to say you’d like to play. I’d happily answer any more questions, shoot me a message on geocaching Clueless_Goose, but take a look at the Facebook group, it really helped me out.

Diolch pawb am darllen!