Elevate Tutoring Puzzle Hunt 3 is a puzzle hunt being held for charity. Like the last two events, proceeds support the Elevate Tutoring Tutor Training Scholarship program. Unlike the last two events, this one will have a theme and will loosely revolve around the birth of Dr. Bob’s daughter (Zara) and her first few months of life. Rest assured that the puzzles themselves will NOT require any knowledge of parenting, having children, etc. This is a loose theme.

The event will be, like last year, held in three forms: a full day walk-around adventure, a half day walk-around adventure and an online puzzles-only hunt. A summary of the important details are provided in the table below, with more questions answered below the table.

Full Game Half Game Online Game
WHERE Foster City, CA Anywhere with an internet connection
DATE Saturday, January 31, 2015 AND Sunday, February 8, 2015 AND Sunday, March 8, 2015 On or after Sunday, February 8, 2015
Check-in will begin 30 minutes before start time
9am-8pm 9am-2pm 10am or after


Full Game Half Game Online Game
Requested fee (entry + donation)

If you have the means, you are politely encouraged to contribute the amounts listed here… or more! You will receive a tax deduction for a majority of your contribution. If you donate more and can think of a nice reward, let Dr. Bob know and he’ll consider providing it to you and as an incentive for others.
$80+ per person $50+ per person $30+ per person (if you have a team playing with you, please contribute accordingly)
Discounted fee primarily for students, first-timers, financially strained individuals

Anyone wishing to play in the hunt for this cost can do so. You can self-select yourself into any of the above categories. If this cost is still too much and is the only burden to your participation, please contact Dr. Bob and he will work something out.

$40 per person $25 per person $15 per person (if you have a team playing with you, please contribute accordingly)

Duration: Clue sites will likely close at 8pm. Faster teams will likely finish the full hunt as early as 3-4pm. If you are concerned with the duration, you can take hints at your own pace to tailor the event to your liking or participate online at your own pace or even enter the half-day event.

Team size: 3-5 people is optimal and preferred.

What you should bring: Comfortable walking attire, sunscreen, water and emergency rain gear. Standard equipment includes paper, pens/pencils/highlighters, scissors, scotch tape, clipboards and flashlights. Internet access will help with some of the puzzles, but is not necessarily required.

Food: We will not be providing snacks or drinks throughout the day – so, you should plan on being self-sufficient. Puzzle locations near restaurants will be used to allow for meal-based solving.

Registration info: The team registration form is open. A limit is not anticipated, but, at some point, the events may fill so you are encouraged to sign up as soon as you are willing to commit to playing.

ClueKeeper: ETPH3 will be played on ClueKeeper. The ClueKeeper platform delivers hunt information, hints, answer verification, scoring and more. Each team will use ClueKeeper on their own phone(s) or tablet(s). More information about how to set up ClueKeeper will be distributed to participants after registration.

More questions: Email for more information.

There are no hidden puzzles on this page.

This hunt plays on ClueKeeper