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Mystery & Scavenger Hunts with Chauffeured Limousines or on Foot!

Sleuthing Eyes!

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.
See and
be Seen
Careen 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. Team FBI!
Sneakers
in
Sneakers
Out team will go anywhere to get a banana peel! 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
Loose
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! Mystery & 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. Hey, let's get this guy on our team!
What Groups have done this? From the first event on Halloween 1995 to the end of 2013 there have been 410 Mystery & Scavenger Hunt events. That's over 1,600 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.
Corporate
Clients
Accenture, Acision, Adeneo Corp Adetel Group, Adobe, Air Touch Cellular, 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, Greythorn, Group Health Permanente, Heartland, 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 Companies, 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, 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.
Private Groups Batchelorette Parties for [Kerry, Jackie], Birthday Parties for [Frank, Ilona, Jason, Kathryn, Kathy, Liz, Lynn, Mike, Mike, Pooja, Seth, Sharon, Susan, Tim, Victoria], 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? These contests 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 given a Search Areas Map of downtown Seattle outlined with 16 landmark search areas: Westlake Park, Great Fire, Waterfront Park, Bell Street Pier, Shopping, Financial Center, Klondike Gold Rush, Rainier Square, Waterfront, 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. 
What do
we do?
We're going to win this thing! 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 contest.
Rules.... ....we don't need no stinking rules! Oh, yes you do, Bucko. The ClueMaster will set you straight from the get-go with the contest instructions. Teams will receive some tips on how to win the contest. Also, how they might get penalty points - there is a hefty late penalty! Teams may not spend any money, borrow or steal. They cannot use any high tech devices including phones, cameras, computers, printers and copiers. To win teams need to work together without their gear!
Article 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:
  
10:00 1:00 4:00 Instructions
10:30 1:30 4:30 Hunt begins
12:30 3:30 6:30 Hunt ends
Lunch / Refreshments / Dinner
Score scavenger sacks
Seattle Places puzzle
Seattle Crosswords puzzle
Prepare for Best Story contest
1:30 4:30 7:30 Best Story Contest
1:45 4:45 7:45 Awards Ceremony
2:00 5:00 8:00 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 7/8-player teams 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+!
Contest
Materials
Each team is provided one set of contest materials to use during the Hunt. After the Hunt they are given some additional contest materials:
  • Search Areas Map
  • Mysteries To Solve
  • Items To Scavenge
  • Seattle Skyline Puzzle @ BELL
  • Rub 'n Run
  • Lock Race
  • Mirror Image Challenge
  • Find the ClueMaster and Say the SuperSentence              During Hunt
  • Seattle Places puzzle                                                         After Hunt
  • Seattle Crosswords puzzle
  • Best Story contest
Awards The ClueMaster awards the following whimsical certificates (8" X 11") at the end of the event for all of the following categories:
  • "B S Certification" - Best Story contest team winners.
  • "Team 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."
  • "Not According to Plan!" - Last place team, given in the spirit of "being good sports."
  • "Seattle's Right Stuffers!" - Winning team, given with much fan fare.
  • "We're #1" - Presented to the winning Team Leader. 

Host Organizations have the option to award prizes for any of the categories listed in "Awards" above. Prizes often range from items of value (gift certificates are popular) to novelty store gag items.

Event
Meeting
Facilities
The 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 in a improvised public areas of the Convention Center. Parking is available across the street in the 7th & Pike Garage.

If you have no preferred event meeting facility, See Seattle can recommend downtown event meeting facilities.

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Convention Center.
How
Much?
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 9.5% 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.

Payment: 30 day invoice or check at the end of the event - sorry, no credit cards.  
Limousines Chauffeured limousine service (if you choose this option) would be needed only for the 2 hour Hunt part of the Mystery & Scavenger Hunt event.

The 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 Additional Information

An easy way to make a private group reservation or request additional information is by completing our online Group Form.

You may also make a private group reservation or request additional information by email - Group@see-seattle.com or telephone/fax - (425) 226-7641.


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