Event takes place at 10:00 AM on May 30, 2015.
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). Your team will meet somewhere in the city of St. Louis, then spend the day solving puzzles at different sites in the area. Check the Puzzles menu on this page for examples of previous DASH hunts.
A team is 3-5 players.
There are three puzzle solving tracks:
Registration is $40 per team. Your team organizer should sign up for the whole team, online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dash-7-st-louis-tickets-16197099962
It depends heavily on the experience of the team. Typical teams should expect to take 5-8 hours to complete the entire hunt, but the top teams can finish much faster. Your team’s score is based only on puzzle-solving times, so you can (and should) take breaks during the day.
Of course! 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.
Expect to walk about 2 miles over the course of the day.
Please come prepared for St. Louis's ever-changing weather. You will be walking and puzzling outside for much of the day. In case of rain, the hunt goes on. In case of golf-ball sized hail, well, let’s hope that doesn’t happen again!
Your registration fee is going towards puzzle creation, supplies, and the occasional tasty treat. Trophies and prizes aren’t part of the deal, 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. Also, it appears that if you are the top team in St. Louis for a couple of years, you win the job of running future DASHes!
This year's St. Louis DASH is hosted by Bryan Clair (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Michael Goldwasser (email@example.com), two guys who work in the Math/CS department at SLU. We’ve played DASH a couple of times, and Patrick Blindauer passed us the torch after he ran DASH 4 and 5.