I'm wondering if the scavenger hunt is going to be an annual event. It was a lot of fun, but as you can tell by this year's event, it was really a race to finish one clue, the tie breaker.
The reason Matt ( I believe that's the winner's name) only won 2 but didn't win all 3, was because he was a little too late to be the first one to finish the history hunt tie breaker. (I think he was 3rd)
Once you are first to solve the tie breaker, you can take your time to do the rest, because you've already won. I almost wish he had been first in that one as well. Then I would have known it was at least calculated and no one else would have had a chance.
We were the first to finish the history hunt, we completed it the first night. But because one team beat us to the "tie breaker" we lost.
I'm hoping if this is an annual event that the rules are changed. The tie breaker was so simple that whoever lives closest to the spot can get there first, so they win. The first half hour of the hunt determined the winner.
Please consider changing the rules for the way you win this contest in the future, to make it a little more fair for everyone. Thanks
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Subject: [theallisonwonderland] Scavenger Hunts
As you may or may not know I wrote the clues for the new Scavenger Hunt event that the Winter Carnival had this year. We ran it through an app called Goosechase and it all worked out pretty well. However it was a unique thing and we can't reuse the clues
next year. So even though you can no longer use the app to check your answers, I am attaching three PDF's that have all the clues for the three hunts (one focused on the parks, one on historical stuff, and one on fun things to do in town). All three were strictly
St. Paul. And then I am attaching another three PDFs with the explanations. So maybe you can appoint someone to check your answers for you or maybe you'll come up with your best guess for each and then check them yourselves. That is all up to you. Feel free
to use them with your friends or maybe as an event for work or a social group. But you're not allowed to charge money for it as the Winter Carnival maintains those rights.