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Frequently Asked Questions

What is DASH?
DASH (Different Area—Same Hunt) is a puzzle hunt event which takes place on the same day in multiple cities across the United States. Creating the hunt has been a collaborative effort. Each city contributed one clue to the event, and each event will use all the clues from the contributing cities. In other words, the clues for each city's hunt will be the same, only the locations will be different.

What is a puzzle hunt?
A puzzle hunt (or "treasure hunt" or "puzzle adventure") is a fun, interactive event in which teams of players race to find and solve creative puzzles hidden in different locations.

Is this like "The Game?"
Not quite. DASH is a shorter event and will be completely on foot. It's more like a BANG, but during the daytime. And the puzzles will be a little easier.

What kind of puzzles can we expect to see?
We plan to challenge you with a variety of different brain teasers. See the 2009 Puzzles!

Will DASH really be the same event in all eight cities?
Though players in different cities will not visit the same locations, all players in all cities will be able to see the same set of puzzles.

Will I need a car?
No. All locations will be accessible on foot. Public transit may be an option in some cities.

What supplies and equipment will we need?
For traveling—

For puzzle solving—

Are there any "pre-clues" on this web site?

I have another question.
E-mail GCs@playDASH.org and we'll do our best to answer it!