is the BATH? BATH is a combination road-rally and treasure hunt.
Everyone gathers in San Francisco on Saturday morning, when
your team will receive its first clue. When solved, the
clue leads to the next location, where you'll find your
next clue. Solving this clue leads to the next location.
And so the afternoon goes, until your team has found and
solved all clues (10-15 in total). The final clue leads
you to the end-game party that marks the end of the BATH.
Remember, you're not
alone on this hunt! If you get stuck, you have a variety
of options. Ask others for help, ask bystanders, call your
mom... or call our handy BATH hint line. Of course, deciding
whether to call us for a hint may be quite a quandary for
the competitive. If you call, you’ll get to the party sooner.
But if you call, you will also have time penalties added
to your final finish time.
This Year's BATH is a
Not only can you play
in the hunt on game day, but you also have the opportunity
to create clues for
other people to enjoy!
Have you ever been on
a treasure hunt, and thought, "I could write better
clues than that!?" Well, now you have an opportunity
to find out. Submit a clue to the BATH. Other players will
be amazed at your ingenuity, and you may also win a prize
for Best Clue. Click here
to find out more!
Print. If your team can't solve a clue, don't worry, you'll
never be completely stumped. You can call in for hints on
every clue. Each hint, however, costs you a time penalty!
If you truly feel brain dead, we'll even tell you where
the next clue location is, but of course we'll have to charge
you a larger time penalty for that little piece of
information. Complete information on time penalties will
be provided at the start of the game.
The party starts as soon
as the first team finishes. But that doesn't mean that the
first team across the finish line is necessarily the winner.
They might have racked up a lot of penalties asking for
how do I start?
on the menu links at left to find more about the steps below...)
a team Talk to your friends. Find out who wants to play.
Teams may consist of any number of people that can fit into
a single vehicle. In practical terms, you can fit 4 people
in an ordinary car, or 5-6 if you're willing to be really
friendly. If you have too many people, think about splitting
into multiple teams.
a Team Name The teams will be numbered on the day of the hunt,
but do you really want to be "Team 5?"
a Division - Regular or Masters Both divisions are designed so that the teams have
a good time as they travel around San Francisco. The Regular
division is generally for those playing for the first time
or with some experience in clue solving games. The more
competitive Masters division is geared toward those who
have more experience in treasure hunts or are strong puzzle
Whether to Submit a Clue All teams compete against the other teams to be
the first to find the end-game party. Some teams may choose
to compete against the other teams to submit the best clues.
If you like clues, this is your chance to create one for
other people to enjoy!
A team who writes
a clue will obviously gain a small time advantage in the
game. When you reach the point in the game using your clue,
odds are that you’ll be able to solve it quickly!
Sector Once you decide to write a clue, your
team gets to decide where your clue will lead. To
help ensure a good geographical variety of clue locations,
we’re going to ask you to first tell us your top three areas
of the city and then we’ll respond with where we would like
you to create your clue for.
up and have a great time!