Davis, CA

Event takes place at 10:00 AM on May 30, 2015.

What is DASH 7?

Allow me to plagiarize our home page:

DASH (Different Area, Same Hunt) is a fun, interactive event where teams of players race to find and solve creative puzzles hidden in different locations in cities all over the world. 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.

...and Davis is one of those cities! For more information, contact davis@playdash.org.

I've never puzzle-hunted before?

Don't worry we have three difficulty levels!  One for experienced puzzle hunters, one for beginners, and a new one just for kids!

Come and try it! Puzzles are fun. There are multiple parts to a puzzle. On a team, you can have people who make the leaps, people with general knowledge, and people who keep things organized. Having people with different skills will make your team better.

How do I sign up?

We will be using Eventbrite.  Click here to register for the Davis event.  For other cities, the DASH 7 registration page is here.  Registration ends at midnight, May 1.

How many players on a team?

Up to six players!  3-5 is usually best, because at that size, everyone can stay involved.  Bring whoever you'll have fun playing with, though.

How long is the event?

We're going to pack your day with puzzle fun!  Check-in starts at 9:30 am, we'll start the hunt at 10 am, and most teams will take 6-8 hours to complete their adventure.

How much does this cost?

Only $36 per team.  (Note: In the past, we have been able to offer a discount to UC Davis students via GSA funding.  Due to new restrictions, we can no longer do this.  We sincerely apologize for any disappointment.  We're disappointed, too.)

Where does all this happen?

Davis!  We'll meet on the south side of the UC Davis Memorial Union near the fountain and go from there.

What should I bring?

  • Smartphone capable of running the ClueKeeper app
  • Good walking shoes
  • Pencils, pens, paper, scissors, tape
  • Clipboards and a blanket (some puzzles are outdoors in grassy areas)
  • Water and food (or you can just give money to restaurants)
  • Weather-adaptable attire
  • Optional but possibly useful: colored pencils

How much physical activity is involved?

About 2-3 miles of walking, overall.  Travel time between puzzles doesn't count against your score, so you can mosey at your own pace and stop for lunch.

Who...who are you?

My name is Paul Rundle, a UC Davis alumnus working at a local startup.  I stumbled upon the puzzle hunt community by accident two years ago, and now I'm running a hunt!

How can I find out more?

Don't forget the DASH FAQs! (Note: most of the puzzles in the archives are expert-level. You can see beginner and junior puzzles on the DASH 6 page.) If you have any other questions, feel free to send them to davis@playdash.org. Happy hunting!