DASH4 - April 28, 2012

Form a team with a few of your friends and be part of an amazing game that is sweeping the nation! From fictitious graveyards to s'mores designed in morse code to music clips containing a hidden message, anything is possible to encounter when playing in the DASH puzzle hunt.

A puzzle hunt, a unique type of treasure hunt, is a fun, interactive, outdoor event in which teams of players race to find and solve creative puzzles hidden in different locations.

DASH (Different Area—Same Hunt) is a puzzle hunt event that happens simultaneously across multiple cities across the United States. The inaugural DASH in September 2009 spanned 8 cities. DASH 4 is currently being planned in 13 participating cities.

Creating the hunt is a collaborative effort of puzzle enthusiast volunteers across the country. Some cities contribute a puzzle to the event, and each event uses all the puzzles from the contributing cities.

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What if I've never played in a puzzle hunt before?

You'd be surprised at how easy it is to start solving. DASH is a great opportunity for first time puzzle hunters. The goal is for everyone to have fun, so you'll get all the help and hints you want! Just to make sure you're not totally lost, we recommend looking at past puzzles so you get an idea of what to expect:

(Note: These clues were designed for teams of four to solve.)

I have more questions about puzzle hunts in general.

Read our DASH Puzzle Hunt FAQ!