Event takes place at 10:00 AM on May 30, 2015.
Do you want the long version or the short version?
DASH is a walking puzzlehunt around Chicago, for teams of 3-6 on May 30th, 2015. Entry is still only $45 per team, and you can play in the New or Experienced 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.
Glad you asked. DASH7 Chicago will take place on May 30th, 2015 and start at 10 am. We'll be starting somewhere in Chicago, IL (public transportation accessible), most likely within the Lincoln Park neighborhood 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. We're using EventBrite this year, so we've had to raise prices just a bit to cover those costs. The Windy City edition of DASH7 will cost $45 per team. We're not trying to make money, just cover our expenses. Once you've registered and paid on EventBrite, you'll be good to go!
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 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dash-7-chicago-tickets-16372134495 and you'll be on the path to FANTASY & ADVENTURE!
Of course! We love hints!
The DASH game control will be on site in each location to provide help in the event you get stuck. Hints are also built into the Cluekeeper app your team will be using throughout the hunt. 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 make 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 half of the 6-headed monster that runs PuzzledPint in Chicago (www.puzzledpint.com). From our bios: