DASH 6: the podcast

DASH 6 lemon logoUnder normal circumstances, this site would not make a post about, essentially, a single link. However, this single link justifies a post alone.

This site has discussed the DASH puzzle hunt in April fairly extensively, but so far this site hasn’t discussed the puzzles specifically. It’s been over two months now, and the puzzles and answers have both been posted, so surely we’re outside spoiler territory.

With this in mind, this site gives a very strong recommendation to Iain Weaver’s most recent “Outside Broadcast” podcast, where he discussed his team’s extremely successful attempt at the New Player track of DASH 6. The piece is 80 minutes long, but well worth your time. It’s obvious that a great deal of effort has been put into it and the results are spectacular. The event took place in public so there’s a fair bit of authentic background noise, but it’s not at all difficult to follow what’s going on. The podcast is hosted as part of the Fifty 50 show podcast series (mostly about UK game shows) by Puzzled Pint London stalwart Lewis Murphy and co-hosts, which I’ve long enjoyed over the years.

If you played DASH, you can enjoy the puzzles again in a whole different way. If you didn’t play DASH, it’s a good way to get a feel for the event, along with the other reviews and discussions that have happened over time. Whether you come to Exit Games UK from a puzzle contest perspective, a puzzle hunt perspective or an exit games perspective, DASH is one of the highlights of the year.

Whether you have fond memories of DASH or not, if you’re looking for another in-person puzzle hunt in the greater London area to enjoy with your team, the next such event to look forward to is the previously-discussed “Top Secret” one-day Cryptic Treasure Hunt in Essex on August 3rd. The recent interview with game control only makes the prospect more appetising still – so if you don’t want to wait another, presumably, ten months or so to have a great excuse to get a team of friends together for a big team event, then in the words of a currently prominent disembodied head: “You will love it”. Oi, oi!


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