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 third DASH (Different Area – Same Hunt) puzzle hunt. Portland-area teams can now register for DASH, an amazing day-long game of original puzzles, at www.playdash.org. DASH 3 will be held in Portland on April 30th, 2011, starting at 10:00am.
A puzzle hunt, a unique type of treasure hunt, is a fun, interactive, outdoor event in which teams of players race to find and solve creative puzzles hidden in different locations. The DASH puzzle hunt is simulcast across the country on the same day, with 700 participants and 40 organizers. The inaugural DASH in September 2009 spanned 8 cities. DASH 3 is currently being planned in 12 participating cities: Austin, Boston, Chicago, Davis (CA), Los Angeles, New York, Portland, San Diego, San Mateo (Bay Area), Santa Rosa (CA), Seattle, and Washington (DC).
DASH teams consist of two to five people, and all levels of puzzle enthusiasts are encouraged to play – There will be a generous hint system for those who are stumped, and players can call “Game Control” at any time for explicit help and assistance. No car is needed, as all locations will be accessible on foot.
The Portland DASH organizers also produce the popular local monthly Puzzled Pint (www.puzzledpint.com) events.
Added by civrot on March 2, 2011