DASH4 – Albuquerque, NM

Event takes place at 10:00 AM on April 28.

What is DASH?

DASH (Different Area - Same Hunt) is a one-day, walking puzzle hunt that takes place in multiple cities across in the US on the same day (and roughly at the same time, too).

When & Where?

The Albuquerque DASH will kick off at 10:00am on Saturday, April 28th. The exact starting location will be announced to registered teams approximately one week prior to the event.

How long will it take?

That depends a bit on the experience of the team.  Most teams will finish between 4-6 hours (DASH has a hard end time of 6pm).  There is a generous hint system available, so teams should be able to finish a lot faster than that if they wish to.  Expert puzzle hunt teams may finish quicker than 3 hours without taking hints.

This is a team game?

Yes, yes it is.  Puzzle solving is a lot more fun in teams, so that's how DASH was designed.  Team sizes range from 3-5 people.  If you have more people than that who are interested in playing, consider breaking into two teams.

I want to play, but don't have a team, or my team isn’t big enough. What should I do?

Send an email to us at albuquerque@playdash.org and we will help to get you on a team.

You mentioned expert teams - we're far from expert. What if it's too hard?

Everyone likes solving puzzles.  Nobody likes not solving puzzles.  We want people to enjoy themselves!  There will be a generous hint system available for folks who need a nudge.  Game Control will be at each clue site to provide help and guidance as well.  NO TEAM LEFT BEHIND.

If you'd like to see what puzzles from previous years have looked like, check them out on the main page.

How physically challenging will this be?

You can expect to walk 2-4 miles over the course of the day.  All of the puzzle locations will be relatively close to one another.  For fairness, only walking is allowed - no cars, bikes, buses, skateboards, segways, or other forms of transportation are allowed.

Are there prizes?

You will enjoy yourself for hours and meet some pretty amazing people.  And if you do particularly well, you'll be featured on the nationwide scoreboard.  But no actual prizes, per se.

How much does this cost?

The registration cost is $30 per team.

How do I sign up?

First go to the main registration page to sign up your team, then use the "Buy Now" button below to pay the registration fee for your team.

What To Bring On Game Day

Required Items:
- Pen or pencil for each team member
- Scissors
- Tape

Recommended Items:
- Clipboards
- Ruler
- Bottled water
- Sunscreen (while several locations will have shade, keep in mind the event is all outdoors)
- Money for lunch (restaurants will be near puzzle locations throughout the day)

Finish Registering Your Albuquerque Team!

To complete your registration, be sure you have first gone to the main registration page to enter the info for your team.

Then come here to pay your registration fee.  Be sure to enter the same team name and email address below as you did on the main registration page.

Team Name
Email Address