DASH3 – Portland, OR

Event takes place at 2011-04-30 10:00:00.

What is DASH?
DASH (Different Area--Same Hunt) is a one-day, walking puzzle hunt which takes place in several cities across the country on the same day. DASH 3 will run in 12 cities on April 30, 2011.

When and Where?
DASH 3 Portland will start at 10:00 AM on Saturday April 30th, 2011.  The starting location will be sent to registered teams before April 30th.

How much will it cost?
The exact amount is currently being determined.  We expect it to be about $40 per team, regardless of size.

How do teams register?
Reserve a spot now!  We'll send you details regarding payment in April.

How big can teams be?
We have found that teams of 4 to 6 members are the ideal size.  However we have had teams as small as 2 and they still had a great time.  The maximum size that we will accept in Portland is 6.

How long can we expect the hunt to last?
It depends heavily on the experience of the team.  Typical teams should expect to take from 4-7 hours to complete the entire hunt, but expert teams typically finish in 2-3 hours.

What kind of puzzles will we be solving?
Have a look at DASH 1 and DASH 2 puzzles and solutions.

What happens if it rains?
You'll get wet.

No, seriously, what happens if it rains?
Seriously, you'll get wet. Bring gear appropriate for Portland weather.

I want to play, but don't have a team, or my team isn’t big enough. What should I do?
Post a message on the DASH Puzzle Forum For Team Matching and see if anyone has a spot, or see if you can find players at the next Puzzled Pint event.

I want to play, but can’t make it on April 30th. What can I do?
We will be running a play test before April 30th and will need teams. If you are interested send us an email to portlanddash3@gmail.com.

We also run a monthly puzzle event here in Portland called Puzzled Pint.  On the second Tuesday of the month we post a puzzle that solves to a bar.  Once at the bar we have more puzzles for you to solve.

What should our team bring?
Paper  -- Looseleaf or in notebooks, paper is the perfect medium to quickly jot down ideas, lists, etc. as you solve your clues.

Pencils/Pens/Sharpies -- You'll need something to write with; pencils and pens do the trick nicely.  Colored pencils can come in handy at times, and Sharpies are good when working on transparencies.

Markers or crayons -- For writing on non-paper surfaces.

Stationery Supplies -- Things like scissors, tape and glue sticks often come in handy during DASH events when clue construction (or destruction) is required.
Writing Surface -- Clipboards are ideal when you are on the go.  Not every puzzle site will have tables for working.

Reference Material  -- Here it is a matter of personal choice on how prepared to be for DASH.  With smart phones, the need for lugging additional references is reduced, or obviated entirely.  That's what we think, anyway.

Food & Water -- There will be plenty of places along the way for you to stop and purchase a snack, but if you don't want to take the time to stop, you might wish to bring some sustenance with you.

Protection from the Elements -- See the section on weather above.

Good shoes -- 4 inch stilettos would not be considered good for DASH.  You'll be on your feet all day, so bring something comfortable and supportive!

What if it is too hard?
There will be a generous hint system available for those who are stumped.  "NO TEAM LEFT BEHIND"

Is it competitive?  
Only if you want it to be.  Whether or not you take advantage of the scoring system, you're never on the clock between clue sites regardless.

Will I need a car?
No. All locations will be accessible on foot.

Who is bringing you Portland DASH 3?
The Puzzled Pint crew.

What if I have more questions?
Please feel free to email us at portlanddash3@gmail.com.