Event takes place at 10:00 AM on April 26, 2014.
Do you want the long version or the short version?
DASH is a walking puzzlehunt around Chicago, for teams of 3-6 on April 26th, 2014. Entry is still only $40 per team, and you can play in the New, Experienced, or brand spankin' new Junior division. Register here, get more details later. Or when you're less busy, just keep reading.
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). Think a more relaxed The Amazing Race, but with a puzzle at every clue stop.
Last year, we introduced a "new players" division to allow those that haven't never played in an puzzlehunt before. This year, we're excited to introduce a "junior" division, for families that want to join in on the fun. Easier puzzles, more help, and a more family friendly plot should allow for a fun time for all this year.
Glad you asked. DASH6 Chicago will take place on April 26th, 2014 and start at 10 am. We'll be starting somewhere in Chicago, IL (public transportation accessible), most likely on the northwest side of the city. More details will come closer to the actual event.
It depends heavily on the experience of the team. Typical teams should expect to take from 5-8 hours to complete the entire hunt, but expert teams typically finish in 2-3 hours. If you want a quicker, more casual experience, we should be able to customize the experience for you.
The great part about DASH is that your team's score is only based on puzzle-solving times. Want to grab a quick lunch in-between clues? Be our guest. Coffee stop? Sure. Liquid courage? It's probably not going to help, but we're not going to stop you.
Teams are typically from 3 to 6 people, but there is no hard and fast rule on the number. We've seen teams of two compete effectively against the elite teams! Teams larger than six tend to preclude everyone from participating in the puzzle solving process. If you have a group of more than six people, you are strongly encouraged to consider forming two teams. And if you're a loaner, e-mail us at chicago [AT] playdash [DOT] org and we'll set you up with other puzzle-minded affictionados.
Yes. The Windy City edition of DASH6 will cost $40 per team. We're not trying to make money, just cover our expenses. Once you've registered on this website, we'll contact you shortly to collect payment through PayPal, Chase QuickPay or good old fashioned snail mail. Where else are you going to get a full day worth of fun for less than the cost of movie tickets? (Plus, we'll be playing in actual 3D!)
You're basically there! Send your browser to http://www.playdash.org/DASH6/register.php, and you'll be on the path to ADVENTURE! (Hey, last year we saved the world from a horrible disease outbreak. That sounds like an adventure to me.)
Of course! You'll have the ability to get a hint, as long as you first complete a DASHattack Physical Challenge[tm]!
...Okay, that last sentence was a lie. But hints are available! The DASH game control will be on site in each location to provide help in the event you get stuck. Hint scoring systems have been devised that encourage teams that need a nudge to ask for hints to keep momentum flowing. We want your puzzle solving experience to be a positive one, so we will be on hand to help.
Your money is going for 1) puzzle creation 2) supplies and 3) the occassional tasty treat. Giant trophies or trips to the Bahamas were not part of the plan. In all honesty, no prizes will be given out, but DASH is never about the destination, it is about the journey. If you are interested to see how your team performed against other teams around the country, nationwide results will be posted to the DASH website a week or so after the event.
We did the latter two years ago. We made it work. We'll be playing.
We'll beat them with our collective wit and devestatingly good looks. And jerky.
There's this site, playdash.org. There's also the DASH facebook page. Twitter and other forms of social media will be forthcoming.
We're Chicago Game Control, otherwise known as the 2-headed monster of James Nelson and Wil Zambole. James is back for round #4 running the Chicago game, while Wil is back for his third runaround as GM. Basically, if you've played before, you've seen us. If you haven't, you're in good hands.
Basically, we're ready to put on a heck of an event for everyone. Now lets get going!
Puzzles will be available after the game.
Puzzles from previous DASH games:
Registration has concluded.