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2022 District Hunt -The Wordsmith’s Wriddle

October 1 @ 10:30 am - October 10 @ 5:00 pm

$30 – $100

Game Genius – a nonprofit organization that leverages the power of play for social good – is hosting its 4th annual District Hunt live city-wide event aimed at highlighting local changemakers through an outdoor puzzle adventure around Washington DC.

The District Hunt outdoor puzzle adventure aims to bring the community together through play while raising awareness and creating opportunities to support local organizations. The 2022 Hunt is designed around the theme of Literacy and will include the following local changemakers: Best Buddies, Washington Literacy Center, and Kid Power Inc., among others.

“The Wordsmith’s Wriddle” introduces an underground society of wordsmiths who use the power of language and storytelling to change the course of history. However, one of the members recently went rogue and tried to rewrite the past! It’s not entirely clear who is responsible for this betrayal, but since none of the members trust each other, they contracted Game Genius to enlist teams of problem solvers to look into the mystery. Think you can help figure out what happened?

TEAM CONTEST (Oct 1 @ 10:30amET): On opening day, a race to complete the puzzle as fast as possible begins. Prizes will be awarded based on several categories.
SELF DIRECTED (Oct 2-10): After the race begins, anyone who has signed up can complete the puzzle on their own time. No prizes will be awarded for this experience.

SPONSORS: DC Fray & Fray Magazine | East City Bookshop | Immigrant Food | Planet Word | Politics and Prose | Escape Room Arlington | Solid State Books | The Board and Brew | The Escape Game | 5 Wits | See sponsorship tiers

PARTNERS: An Open Book Foundation | Best Buddies | Capital Clues | Carpe Diem Arts | Catalogue for Philanthropy | Center for Inspired Teaching | College Bound | Computer Core | DC Creative Writing Workshop | DC Greens | DC History Center | DC Students Construction Trades Foundation | Educational Theatre Company | Fairfax Library Foundation | Guardian Savings | Kid Power Inc | President Lincoln’s Cottage | Reading Partners | SEED SPOT | Shout Mouse Press | Story Tapestries | Street Sense Media | Tenants and Workers United | The Family Place DC | The Giving Square | The Welders DC | Washington English Center | Washington Literacy Center | Welcoming Falls Church | Young Playwrights’ Theater | YouthBuild Public Charter School

MEDIA: Destination DC, 730DC, Popville

— Contact us to learn how to sponsor the hunt or get featured as a literacy nonprofit: [email protected]


October 1 @ 10:30 am
October 10 @ 5:00 pm
$30 – $100
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Game Genius
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Planet Word
925 13th St NW
Washington DC, 20005 United States
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(202) 931-3139
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