HIGH ENERGY HUNT
|In a Nutshell
||On foot or Limos; 2 hour hunt downtown/4 hour event;
any day/start time; $20pp/$400 min + tax; meeting place(s), food &
beverage, limos not included.
about the Emerald City with your fellow sleuths, the
Sherlock Holmses, in a sleek, glamorous chauffeured
limousine. Have a blast in a friendly but frenzied chase with
competing team limousines. Search for Seattle's quirks, secrets
and trivia. It is a quest for the famous and infamous, the
historic and hysteric.
The competition is just as hot as
when teams of sleuths prowl the sidewalks of the Emerald City on foot.
Sneakers in sneakers get carried away without limousines! And guess
what? Teams on foot actually get better scores than teams in limos! So
what's it going to be: riding in style or sneaking for points?
Sleuths on the
|Your team, the
Sherlock Holmses, checks their Search Areas Map and devises a team
game plan. Your Team Leader directs your team to the next search area
with dispatch. You arrive to case the joint. Now you have to put your
detective hat on, be observant and ask questions. Suddenly your cunning
sleuthing skills pay off! You have solved a mystery and scavenged an
item. It's high five's all around! "On to the next challenge, the grand
title of Super Sleuths will surely belong to the Sherlock Holmses
at the end of the day. It's elementary, Watson." But wait - for bonus
points we have the Seattle Places and Seattle Crosswords puzzles to
solve and then our team's Best Story contest to prepare for .... and to
think that our team's fate may depend on our team choreographing and
performing a skit about our crazy Mystery & Scavenger Hunt encounters.
Move over Shakespeare - we have tales to tell!
Get excited about this!
Scavenger Hunts are great team-building morale events, social mixers,
and entertainment for large or small groups. They are designed to be
very challenging contests. And they are a sneaky and very fun way to
"tour" downtown Seattle's most interesting places. Designed and emceed
by the ClueMaster, these events may be held any day year-round during
daytime or evening hours.
What Groups have done this?
From the first event on Halloween 1995 to the end of 2016 there have
been 423 Mystery & Scavenger Hunt events. That's over 1,700 teams and
about 13,000 players! Local as well as visiting groups have enjoyed the
competition (multiple times for many groups).
They are corporate groups as well as private special occasion groups.
Accenture, Acision, Adeneo
Corp Adetel Group, Adobe, Air Touch Cellular, Altstadt, Amazon, American
Federation of Teachers, Amgen, AMS Services, Andrews Space,
ANZUS-Rosetta, Apple Computer, Apptio, aQuantive, AT&T Wireless, Avalon
Bay Communities, Bank of America, BDO Seidman, Benson & McLaughlin P.S.,
Bensussen Deutsch & Associates, BioControl Systems, Blom Consultancy,
Boeing, Cascade Tech Sales, Children's Hospital & Regional Medical
Center, City of Kent, Coffee Talk, Coinstar, Cole Weber/Red Cell, Cole &
Weber United, Commercial Office Interiors, Compaq of France, Concur
Technologies, Dermik Labs, Discover U, DMX Music, DRIVEpm, Education
Dynamics, The Effectiveness Institute, Eli Lilly, Ernst & Young, Esurg,
Events and Adventures, Expedia, Expeditors International, Eye Bank
Association of America, F5 Networks, Fairview University Medical Center,
Fairwood Golf & Country Club, First American Credco, Federal Express,
Fluke Networks, FM Global, General Electric, Grand Hyatt, Gray Cary LLP,
Group Health Permanente, Heartland, HERE, Hills Pet Nutrition,
Ideas NW, Insight School of Washington, InterCall, Ivar's, Kelly Hume
Design, Kennedy Associates Real Estate Counsel, LexisNexis, McKinstry,
Medtronic, Meetings En Route, Metro Information Services, Jr.
Achievement, Microsoft, Milliman USA, MIT Club of Puget Sound, Modumetal,
National Hispanic Corporate Council, Northwest Smile Design, Oki Golf,
Option One Mortgage, Owens Corning, Paccar, Perkins Coie LLP, Pfizer,
Pharmacia & Upjohn, Philips Medical Systems, Pine Lake Covenant Church,
Point B Solutions, Premera Blue Cross, Precision Countertops,
Presentation Services, Preston Gates & Ellis LLP, PSS World Medical &
LabZone, Qpass, Rally Marketing, Real Networks, Regents Blue Shield,
Residence Inn & Courtyard by Marriott, Riddell Williams LLP, Savage
Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt,
Sears Driving School, Seattle
Genetics, Seattle Reproductive Medicine, Seattle Times, Seattle Vision
Youth, Sheraton Seattle, Ski's Painting, Smile Power, Sound Community
Bank, Spacelabs Healthcare, Starbucks, State Farm Insurance,
Sterling Talent Solutions, Sunshine Management Services, Swedish
Medical Center Foundation, Synapse, Target, Text100, The Glen Group, The
VIP Factor, T-Mobile, UNUM, UpSellUSA, US Bank, US West, UW Medicine
Neighborhood Clinics, Wall Data, Washington Mutual, WatchGuard
Technologies, Watermark Estate Management Services, LLC, West Monroe
Partners, White Pages Pro.
Batchelorette Parties for
[Kerry, Jackie], Birthday Parties for [Frank, Ilona, Jason,
Kathryn, Kathy, Liz, Lynn, Mike, Mike, Pooja, Seth, Sharon, Susan, Tim,
Victoria, Lauren], Clubs [Mike's Adventure Club, Diana's Fun
Club, Tere's Family Fun, Nancy's Young At Hearts], Schools
[Heppner HS, Upper Columbia Academy, University of Washington School of
Business], Gena's Silver Anniversary, Going Away Party for Staff
Sergeant Bryan -- US Army, Special Forces, Afghanistan.
Who can play?
are designed so that Seattle buffs have little, if any, advantage over
Seattle newbies. They test not one's prior knowledge of Seattle
but a team's ability to discover new things about the city and formulate
a winning strategy (as in "teamwork").
Players ages range from 20-something to seniors.
Where do we go?
||Each team is
Search Areas Map of downtown Seattle outlined with 16
landmark search areas: Westlake Park, Great
Fire, Great Wheel, Bell Street Pier, Shopping, Financial Center,
Klondike Gold Rush, Rainier Square, Coleman Dock, The Arch, Seattle Art
Museum, Freeway Park & Convention Center, Seattle Central Library,
Pioneer Square, Pike Place Market and International District.
It should be noted that even the most energetic teams rarely get to more
than half of the Search Areas during the 2 hour Hunt. This is
deliberate in the contest design. Some Search Areas have more points
than others and some, of course, are closer than others. It is left as a
matter of team strategy as to which ones they will go to.
There are 10 ways for teams to get
points to win the contest. During the Hunt they can: solve mysteries,
scavenge items, unravel the Seattle Skyline puzzle @ BELL, do the Rub 'n
Run, try to win the Lock Race, meet the Mirror Image Challenge and
Find the ClueMaster to say the
SuperSentence. After the Hunt they can attempt to figure out the
Seattle Places and Seattle Crosswords puzzles and win the Best Story
Read what a reporter from
Downtown Source said about this event in his article "See
the City on a Scavenger Hunt."
Planning Your Event
||Your event may
start whenever. Here are some popular timelines:
Lunch / Refreshments / Dinner
Score scavenger sacks
Seattle Places puzzle
Seattle Crosswords puzzle
Prepare for Best Story contest
Best Story Contest
End of event
This event typically takes about
4 hours. The number of teams rather than the number of people in the
group normally determines how long your event would take. Accordingly,
the larger the group the larger the team sizes to keep the event from
running too long.
Team and Group Sizes
are typical but may be smaller or larger depending on the size of the
group. Teams should be formed by the host organization before the event.
Group sizes typically range from about 15 to 90. Some groups are much
bigger - the record size is 300+!
Each team is provided one set of contest materials to use during
the Hunt. After the Hunt they are given some additional contest
Search Areas Map .......... During Hunt
Mysteries To Solve
Seattle Skyline Puzzle @ BELL
Mirror Image Challenge
Find the ClueMaster and Say the
puzzle .......... After Hunt
Seattle Crosswords puzzle
Best Story contest
The ClueMaster awards the
following whimsical certificates (8½" X 11") at the end of the event
for all of the following categories:
- "B S
- Best Story contest team winners.
Leadership Affidavit" - Presented to the courageous Team Leader
of each team and signed by all teammates.
"Seattle's Best Sleuthers" - All players on all teams, given in
the spirit of "you are all winners."
According to Plan!" - Last place team, given in the spirit of
"being good sports."
"Seattle's Right Stuffers!" - Winning team, given with much
"We're #1" - Presented to the winning Team Leader.
Host Organizations have the
option to award prizes for any of the categories listed in
Prizes often range from items of value (gift certificates are popular)
to novelty store gag items.
event may start and end in the same or different places such as
a restaurant/pub, company facility, hotel or private residence.
The event meeting facility must have a private room or area and
tables large enough to accommodate your team sizes.
Small groups may meet for instructions before the hunt in
improvised public areas of the
Convention Center or a nearby park. Parking is available across the street
in the 7th & Pike Garage. Enter
from either 7th or 8th Ave between Pike and Pine streets.
If you have no preferred event meeting facility, See Seattle can
recommend downtown event meeting facilities.
@ Pike St. &
|The fee for See
Seattle to emcee this event with limos or on foot and provide contest
materials is $20.00 per person, $400.00 minimum plus Washington State
sales tax of 9.6% The host organization would be directly responsible
for all expenses and arrangements relating to limousines,
transportation, event meeting facilities, food and beverages, prizes,
team shirts, costumes, etc.
30 day invoice or check
at the end of the event
- sorry, no credit cards.
limousine service (if you choose this option) would be needed only for
the 2 hour Hunt part of the Mystery & Scavenger Hunt event.
use of private vehicles during the hunt or drivers who are not licensed
chauffeurs is not permitted for
reasons of safety and liability.
Upon request, See Seattle will
recommend limousine companies.
How to Make a Private Group Reservation or Request
An easy way to make a private
group reservation or request additional information is by completing our
You may also make a
private group reservation or request additional information by email -
Terry@see-seattle.com or telephone/fax
- (425) 226-7641.