We want the BATH to be
an amazingly fun event, with the coolest, most interesting,
and incredibly fun puzzles possible. Can any group of organizers
provide the best puzzles? No way!
So we're tapping into
the creative potential of puzzle-solvers like you.
Ever think, "Hey,
that tree looks like a Z! That bush looks like an O… and
that flower looks like an O, too. I wonder if people would
go to the zoo if I showed them pictures of these plants?"
Well, this is your chance
to find out. Submit a clue to the BATH.
If, on the other hand,
your team really doesn't want to write a clue, don't sweat
it. This year there will be somewhere from 10 to 15 clues
in BATH – with at least one or two written by Game Control
and the rest written by teams. With a limit of 30 teams,
that means that about 2 out of 3 teams will not write
a clue. So don't feel pressured if you'd rather just play.
After all, there's plenty of creativity in just solving
You Submit a Clue?
- If your clue is accepted, your team will get
an advantage while solving it during the game - that's
like money in the bank. You get a slight solving-time-advantage
over teams who don't submit clues, and you don't
have to risk calling for hints on your own clue (=time
penalties). You will, however, have to visit all clue
sites, including your own, during the game.
players will be awed by your amazing ingenuity.
the end of the hunt, all the teams get to vote for their
three favorites. The creators of these top three clues will
be honored at the EndGame festivities.
development is a great reason to get together with your
I'm Sold! What are the clue guidelines?
any puzzle you like that that sends people to a specific
location in San Francisco. Four people with minimal equipment
should be able to solve these clues in approximately 35
minutes, including driving time. We expect driving time
to take maybe 5 to 10 minutes of the 35.
We expect teams to have scratch paper, writing implements,
access to telephones and phone books, a few portable reference
books, and a willingness to question bystanders.
clue can be a paper clue, or a physical object. It can be
a puzzle, a riddle, a trivia quiz, a punny reference to
a San Francisco intersection, an interactive clue (you provide
the actors, please!), or anything else your mind can imagine.
Check out the YABA and Stanford game clues for inspiration
(elsewhere on the thunts.com site).
clue competition is about creativity and fun. We encourage
teams to keep clue costs to a minimum – because you’ll be
paying for it. Clue creation teams are asked to provide
the manpower and financial resources necessary to manufacture
the clue. Remember that the game is open to 30 teams, this
means that you will be responsible for creating up to 30
copies of your clue.
course, if you come up with an idea that is just too good
to pass up and you need some help to make it come together,
you can plead your case to Game Control (we’ve been known
to have soft spots for the right clues).
The game boundary is the
San Francisco city limits on the peninsula. We’ve divided
the city up into sectors. We’re asking each clue-creating team to select
three sectors and rank them. Your list of ranked sectors
is due by January 18th. Please choose three sectors with
disparate locations; this will help us make sure that a
wide range of territory is covered during the game. We will
sort through the requests and inform each team for which
sector they will be creating a clue.
If you've got a favorite
place in San Francisco, select the sector that contains
that location and convince us to assign that sector to your
team. Otherwise, review our list of sectors and select one
that sounds interesting. Once we’ve assigned your team a
sector, spend an afternoon exploring the sector, pick your
favorite spot in the area, and build your clue.
order to get everything ready in time for BATH2, we need
your sector requests by January 18th. Please send
your requests to BATHGameControl@yahoogroups.com
gets hurt. Your clue will not pose a hazard to players or bystanders. The BATH
is about having fun. Bleeding all over San Francisco is
not fun. 'Nuff said.
dream it up, you help us build it.
no illusions about how inventive you are. You can create
puzzles we could never imagine, let alone try to duplicate.
Accordingly, we expect you to work with one of our crack
BATH organizers to put your clue together for the 30 teams
in the hunt. Just think--yet another excuse to get together
with your friends!
do not have to submit a clue.
We want everyone to enjoy the hunt. This part of
the BATH is geared toward people who like to create clues
as well as solve them. If you think the whole clue-creation
process sounds like revolting chore, then DO NOT submit
a clue. Remember, we want you to be able to tell all your
friends about the wonderful time you had at our event!
have questions? Contact us!