When does the DC event start?
10:00 AM on Sunday, September 13, 2009. Teams will be able to check in starting at 9:00 AM.
How long will it run?
The event should take approximately six hours. At the end of the event, all teams will gather at a final location for a brief endgame ceremony.
Where is the start location?
The start location will be somewhere in the Capitol Hill area in downtown D.C. We will e-mail teams the exact starting location shortly before the event.
Are there prizes?
Teams will be scored based on finish time, but there will be no prizes. We hope that the challenge of completing the event is enough incentive. However, if you wish to take the winners out for dinner or buy them a car or something, we won't stop you.
Is there an entry fee?
Yes—$30 per team, regardless of team size. (We think you'll have the most fun with 3-4 team members, but we will allow teams with as few as 2 people or as many as 6.)
How do I sign up?
Pay online anytime before September 6th. After your payment is complete, we will contact you by e-mail to get your team name and roster of players.
How do I pay?
Use one of these two convenient methods no later than September 6th:
Can I register on the day of the event?
Sorry, no. We need to know ahead of time how many teams are playing so we can build enough puzzles for everyone.
Could the event sell out?
There's a chance, so register early!
What about bad weather?
The event will run rain or shine. If it looks like it's going to rain, bring appropriate gear.
Who is running the DC event?
DC Game Control is Todd Etter, Sam Freund, Matt Hartman, and Brett Thorson. We are puzzle enthusiasts who for many years have played in similar events across the country. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to host a puzzle/treasure hunt in the DC area, and we hope to grow the community and offer many more events like this in the future. So spread the word!
I have another question.
E-mail DCA@playDASH.org and we'll do our best to answer it!