Competing in a group is more fun than competing alone, which often results in unsatisfying team huddles and anticlimactic MVP races. Intimidate en masse with today's Groupon: for $40, you get a four-person team entry to a downtown scavenger hunt from Bloodhound Games (an $80 value). The hunt takes place on Saturday, October 1, starting at 1 p.m.
Bloodhound Games regales teams with a metropolitan treasure hunt that challenges physical endurance and intellectual dexterity. During the 90-minute foot race, players scavenge the selected downtown area, collecting a series of designated items while solving puzzles that impart elusive clues, consulting computers, cell phones, maps, and fortune cookies along the way to advance their search. The _Amazing Race_–style voyage originates in downtown Regina, where the staff reviews rules and instructions before unleashing participants on the city streets in pursuit of time-sensitive loot. Bloodhound Games endows each item and challenge with a specific point value and peppers the tours with spontaneous interactive challenges to keep players on their toes. Once the teams have reconvened, hunt marshals tally scores and announce winners before proposing a toast to GPS-enabled walking sticks.