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Be safe and enjoy!!
Frequently asked questions
How do I play?
On the evening of Friday February 12, you will receive an email link to the hunt. The entire hunt can be done with a smart phone and you have until midnight on February 14 to complete it.
The hunt will probably take 60-90 minutes total and can be done all in one day or broken up into segments and done anytime between Friday and Sunday February 12-14. Solutions must be submitted by midnight on Sunday and you will receive instructions for how to do that. There are no extra prizes for early submission, so you won’t have those time pressures.
The hunt leads you to several locations around NKY's river cities that are rich with history, art and fun things to do and see. You will solve puzzles and can earn additional raffle entries by completing photo challenges and posting them on Instagram. You can walk, bike or drive between locations, all of which can be accessed without going indoors.
Although the puzzles aren't extremely difficult, they do require some thought. We think you will be challenged in a fun way!
Who can play?
The puzzles are designed for couples, groups of friends or families with children of at least reading age, although younger kids can help spot some of the clues.
How much does it cost?
The Valentine's Day hunt is $15 per couple or group.
If your plans change and you notify us by 4:00 pm on Friday February 12, you can request a refund.
Where is the scavenger hunt held?
All the clue locations are in Covington, Newport and Bellevue. The web-based hunt includes a map and detailed information with addresses for each location. Free parking is available in all the neighborhoods, although there are a few lots that charge for parking. This information is also shown on the map.
When can I play?
The clues will be ready starting at 5:00 pm on Friday February 12 and you need to submit your solution (instructions will be provided) by midnight on Sunday February 14. In between those times, you can visit the clue locations and work on the puzzles whenever you wish. All the locations can be accessed without going indoors, so there are no closing times to worry about. There are no prizes for finishing early, so you have two full days to play, with no rushing necessary!
What do I need to bring?
You will need a smart phone with a web browser, camera and texting capability--and your brains!
What do the proceeds support?
Proceeds from the hunt support the Catalytic Fund’s public art initiatives, including NKY Art Tours and NKY ArtQuest. These initiatives are free for all users and help to promote the arts in Northern Kentucky. Thank you in advance for your support!
What can I win?
The prizes include gift certificates from local businesses. All prizes are worth at least $50.
Winners are chosen by raffle from the players who submit the correct solutions by the deadline. The raffle will be held during the week of February 15, with winners notified via email and posted on our webpage.
What are the safety precautions being taken?
To make it easy to stay safe and healthy during the hunt, we are taking the following precautions:
All clue locations and photo challenges can be accessed without going indoors.
Each puzzle will not take a long time to solve, so if there are too many people at a certain location, you should be able to wait until those folks have moved on.
We are grateful to all participants for following current recommended safety guidelines about masks, groups sizes and social distancing.