Frequently Asked Questions

What time do events start?

All Spy Hunts will begin at 10 AM and end at 1 PM, though most teams will likely finish before the time limit is up.

How does one actually win?

In Spy Hunt, the winning team is the first to successfully complete the mission.  Each Hunt has some unique twists and different scoring methods, but anything too far beyond the basic formula will be outlined before the Hunt begins.

What should we bring?

Wear comfortable shoes!  You will be covering between 1-3 miles in a race.  Bring a pen or pencil, your thinking cap and your teamwork.

Do the winners get prizes?

Yes!  In Spy Hunt, the top three teams will receive prizes.  Nothing to retire on, just something to hep you remember the win!

Can my teammates and I purchase tickets separately?

Absolutely!  Just write the same team name in your check-out form.

Do I have to run?

No, but you can if you like.  Either way, make sure you bring comfortable shoes.  Teams end up walking between 1 and 3 miles per race.

Should I wear a costume?

It's not necessary, but we'll definitely think very highly of you.  There might even be a special prize for the best dressed, you never know.

Do I need to be familiar with the area the Hunt takes place in?

Not at all.  It might give you a very slight advantage, but sharp eyes and keen minds are much more important.

You have several events in the same location - are they the same thing?

No, all the events are completely different.  For instance, the Laguna Beach I and Laguna Beach II Spy Hunts take place in roughly the same area, but have entirely different locations, clues, and missions.

Can children participate?

We recommend participants be at least 14 years old, especially for Spy Versus Spy.  Younger children can participate in Spy Hunts, but keep in mind this is three hours of dashing about town solving puzzles, which can be fairly exhausting both mentally and physically. 

Can I bring people who won't be participating?

No.  Everyone at the event must have a ticket.  But you can buy a ticket for them on race day

Can I change my team partners/team name after I've registered?

Sure, just send us an email so we can be sure we have the correct materials on hand.

Can I switch from one event to another after I've registered?

If there is space, we will do our best to accommodate rescheduling.

Do you accept walk-ins on the day of the Hunt?

Usually!  We bring extra materials for last-minute registrations, but space cannot be guaranteed.

Will there be Spy Hunts in other cities?

We're always looking to expand, but it can be a slow process.  If you know of a location that you think would be a good fit, let us know!