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December 24th, 2002

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02:21 am - Puzzle hunt developments
Oops, I've been awake 14 hours and haven't even started on the main job of the day which should have been done about a week ago. Bother. You therefore get the abbreviated version of this.

Wei-Hwa Huang has put up a description of the (Stanford / Bay Area) "Fobik" puzzle hunt in which he participated, so - although I'd love to hear more about it - you don't need to, songmonk :-)

Peter Sarrett has posted issue 28 of the always enjoyable The Game Report board game 'zine, which will include a copy of his report on participating in the Seattle puzzle hunt. Looking forward to it!

Urban Challenge crosses mild puzzle hunt with Tube Challenge-style "visit these locations on foot or by public transport" race. Mainstream, too; 2003 sees events in 23 US cities though alas none of Columbus, Indianapolis and Orlando. Park Challenge in San Francisco is lighter on running and heavier on puzzles. When will this come to the UK, I wonder? You could do a superb one in London at the very least!
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Date:December 23rd, 2002 07:13 pm (UTC)
An urban challenge in Columbus wouldn't be that great. From what I learned in urban studies, there are a large number of below poverty level neighborhoods.

I see there was a 2002 competition and there will be a 2003 event. Some areas of Cleveland aren't much better than Columbus', but public transportation (in this case, rapid transit trains) fly through the areas. The 2002 event avoided these areas for the most part.

After seeing the path the 2002 players traversed, I think it's best if I'm not an active participant. :-D
Date:December 23rd, 2002 08:47 pm (UTC)
Seattle puzzle hunt?
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Date:December 24th, 2002 12:58 pm (UTC)
Nominally Microsoft-only, but I found something which suggested that (for at least one hunt in the past) teams could be made of up to twelve players of which only half needed to be MS employees. Time to befriend your local friendly neighborhoos MS employee if you want to play next time. :-)

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