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Washington Post Hunt

The Washington Post Hunt is an example of an urban scavenger hunt.  Using that weekend's copy of the Washington Post Magazine and following the crowd you attempt to solve various puzzles located within a few blocks of Franklin Square Park.  From their description: "[It is] a large insane puzzle that will be set up in various locations downtown...We're challenging you and your frineds or family to form a tea and try to solve this puzzle."  More information can be found at www.washingtonpost.com/posthunt.  This includes a description of the 2012 puzzle so you at least have an example of what the post hunt is like.

 

The contest actually kicks off at 12 noon but we will be meeting at 11:30 AM at a TBD location nearby because it will be easier to find each other there first rather than in the crowd of thousands that will be at Franklin Square Park.  This is an that is just fun to participate in and if you are able to solve any part of the puzzle, it will feel like an accomplishment.  If members of our group are really successful however, there is a prize of $2000 for the first place team and $500 for the second place team.

 

You will get about 3-4 hours to solve the puzzle and then we gather back at Franklin Park Square to hear the answers and who is the winner.  Teams can be any size we want, but it may be difficult to keep a large group together when we are downtown.  The Post Hunt recommends teams of about 4 and I think that if we have more than 8 or more sign up we will probably divide into more than one team.

 

There will be many different meetup groups represented there (and not just gaming ones).  We are still coordinating with some of them for a friendly competition amongst our groups.  As I get more information, I will pass it on to you.  I hope that some of you will take the challenge to exercise your brain on a fine spring Sunday afternoon.  The group is not charging for this event and there is no limit to the number that attend.  (Trust me, our entire group could arrive and we'd blend right into the crowd.)  Please change your yes rsvp if you are no longer able to attend, though, so we don't lose anyone in the crowd.

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  • Tami

    It was a lot of fun. My brain hurts, my feet hurt, but I really enjoyed the puzzles and the people!

    June 2, 2013

  • Rich

    I'm glad that I attended with smart people. We got more clues correct than usual.

    June 2, 2013

  • Tami

    I'm at the Corner Bakery, at the 3rd table to the right of the order counter, towards the rear seating area

    June 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    How fun! Great idea for a Meetup! Did I miss the post on where we will be meeting?

    June 1, 2013

    • Tami

      11am at Corner Bakery Cafe,[masked]th Street NW, Washington, DC

      June 2, 2013

  • Tami

    I just did the practice puzzles on the Post website. Some of them were tough! I'm going to skim through the Washington Post Magazine to familiarize myself with anything that might be a clue.

    June 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    How fun! Great idea for a Meetup!

    June 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am sorry, but I am afraid that I would not be able to keep up or help enough to be worthy! ;-) Have a great time, I look forward to seeing you very soon.

    June 1, 2013

  • Rich

    I just spoke with Chris today and found a spot to pre-meet before the Post Hunt. Both Anne Arundel Boardgames Meetup and Laurel Boardgames Meetup should be there at 11:00 AM. That way we can at least start with our groups together.

    Corner Bakery Cafe,[masked]th Street NW, Washington, DC

    1 · May 5, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hum thanks for the warning! I don't know how much good I will be then, but I will do my best to contribute as much as I can.

      May 29, 2013

    • Rich

      We can always decide to divide who sees which clues when we meet at the Corner Bakery. This may help with wear and tear with some people's feet.

      May 29, 2013

  • Tami

    Weather permitting...

    April 22, 2013

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  • Rich +1
    Organizer,
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  • Tami
    Queen of Qwirkle, Assistant Organizer
  • A former member
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