In treasure-hunting parlance, a "hot" trail means the next clue is close at hand, while a "cold" trail means the clue is written on an ice-cream cake. Decode chilly ciphers with today's Groupon to X-marks the Spot. Choose between the following options:
• For $7, you get one treasure-hunt admission for a child aged 8–12, plus a water bottle with strap (a $20 combined value). Children must be supervised by a paying adult throughout the treasure hunt.
• For $12, you get one treasure-hunt admission for an adult, plus a water bottle with strap (a $30 combined value).
X-marks the Spot bequeaths parties of daring adventurers with quests that will challenge sleuthing skills by leading hunters throughout Reno on foot or via public transportation. Teams go head-to-head to unravel the trail of cryptic clues before them, adding a competitive edge to problem solving, much like playing baseball with a Rubik's Cube. The path will take questers to city landmarks, historical sites, and more-obscure spots. While they careen through the city, contestants can stay hydrated or wash away their tracks with a water bottle, easily slung over shoulders with an attached strap. Races are scheduled on select Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays and are roughly four hours from start to finish, followed by an awards ceremony that celebrates the bravery, cleverness, and paranormal perception of the contestants.