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BATH2 - FAQ

  1. What is the BATH?
  2. When will BATH take place?
  3. Where will BATH be held?
  4. Who can play in the BATH?
  5. How much will it cost?
  6. How do I sign up?
  7. Can we sign up on game day?
  8. I don't have a team! Can you help me find one?
  9. What is the difference between Regular and Masters divisions?
  10. Do we have to do anything before the BATH starts?
  11. Do we have to submit a clue?
  12. Will we lose if we don't submit a clue?
  13. How can we get more information?

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  1. What is the BATH?

Bay Area Treasure Hunt (BATH) is a combination road-rally and treasure hunt. Teams race to find and solve a dozen clues scattered around San Francisco. Each clue leads to the location of the next, and the final clue leads to a party.

The BATH is an opportunity to spend a day with your friends--solving puzzles and exploring San Francisco.

  1. When will BATH take place?

BATH is scheduled for March 8th, 2003.

It will start at 10:00 a.m. with breakfast and end when the last person leaves the party that evening.

  1.       Where will BATH be held?

The BATH will be take place entirely within the confines of San Francisco. Teams will drive or walk to various locations in the city.

The starting location for the BATH will not be announced to participants until a week or two before the game.

  1. Who can play in the BATH?

Anyone! The BATH is open to the first 30 teams that apply. You may have as many people on your team as you like, so long as everyone fits into one vehicle.

  1.       How much will it cost?

The registration fee for the BATH is $20 per attendee through February 22nd, 2003. After Feb 22nd, the registration fee goes up to $25 per attendee. If you use Paypal, there is an additional $1 charge to cover their service fees.

BATH registration fees cover hunt entry, a set of clues (for your team), and admission to the end-game party.

  1.       How do I sign up?

Form a team. Call your friends. Find out who wants to play. Remember, everyone must fit into one vehicle. That's about 4 people for an ordinary car, unless everyone wants to be really close and friendly.

Select a team name. This step is optional. Teams will get numbers the day of the BATH, but do you really want to be known as "No Name Team #5?" Who are you? What does your team stand for? What do you want to get out of the BATH? Any of these questions might lead you to a team name.

Choose a division, Regular or Masters.

Decide whether to submit a clue. Submitting a clue is another optional part of the BATH. If you like puzzles, this is your chance to create a puzzle for other people to enjoy! Your clue will be automatically submitted for the Best Clue award.

Fill out the registration form. Click here to register!

Pay for yourself and/or your teammates. Click here to pay! There is a limit of 30 teams. Your payment will guarantee your team's place in the game.

  1. Can we sign up on game day?

Yes, but we are limiting BATH to the first 30 teams who apply.

  1. I don't have a team! Can you help me find one?

    If you want to play and you cannot find a team, please join our yahoogroups list BATHTeams (click on "Mailing List" on the menu at left). The welcome message on that list will give you ideas for how to go about finding a team or adding one or two extra players to an existing team.

A week or so before the BATH, we will also try to actively match teams that need members with players who need teams. Just write to us at:

BATHGameControl@yahoogroups.com

if you need our assistance, we'll be happy to help.

  1. What is the difference between Regular and Masters divisions?

We expect the majority of participants to sign up for the Regular division. The Masters division is for players with experience in puzzle solving events and/or those looking for some more challenging clues. Some aid will be given to players in the Regular division to make the clue solving process slightly easier.

  1.       Do we have to do anything before the BATH starts?

Warm-up activities and hints will be posted on this web site during the month of February. These activities will help you during the hunt, but they are not mandatory.

  1.       Do we have to submit a clue?

Nope! We want everyone to enjoy this event. This part of the BATH is aimed at people who like to create clues as well as solve them. If you just want to have a great time on the day of the hunt, don't bother with submitting a clue.

  1.   Will we lose if we don't submit a clue?

Nope! Most people won't have clues in the BATH. We expect 30 teams. If you don't submit a clue, you'll be starting in exactly the same position as most of the people who play in the BATH.

Remember. The BATH is about exploring San Francisco and having fun. The party at the end is your prize. Everyone can win that prize!

  1. How can we get more information?

E-mail: BATHGameControl@yahoogroups.com