Oakland Treasure Hunt 2016

The 2016 Hunt will be Saturday, October 22nd!!

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The Oakland Treasure Hunt is a unique urban sleuthing adventure played on the streets of downtown and uptown Oakland. Teams have three hours to solve clues leading to unique locations including obscure landmarks, forgotten architectural delights, and vestiges of Oakland’s rich history.


Players are organized into teams, typically of four to six people,though you can compete with a smaller team if you choose. You can participate with friends and coworkers, or volunteers will pair you with an existing team or other individuals at the event. It’s a great way to meet and share a fun experience with new people. All clues are created by Jayson Wechter of SF Treasure Hunts.

Teams are organized into four divisions:sfhunts

Expert Division: Winners and veterans of the Chinese New Year Treasure Hunt

Novice Division: For newcomers

Student Division: For students ages 14-21

Family Division: For parents and their (under 21) children

Prizes are awarded for top teams in each division. You could win cakes and champagne or gift cards for museums, breweries, and rock climbing gyms!


Team Name Contest:

Players are organized into teams, typically of four to six people. Winners will be awarded for the best team name. Teams enter their team name when they create a team and purchase tickets on Eventbrite. Names may be changed at any time prior to the Treasure Hunt, but must be finalized by 5:00 pm Monday, October 17, 2016. Judges especially like puns with an Oakland-theme!

Team Costume Contest:

We have two categories for the team costume contest: Overall Most Creative Costume and Best Oakland-themed Costume. Teams will be photographed and judged in costume at 12:45pm under the Oakland Treasure Hunt banner. Winning teams will have their photos posted on the Oakland Treasure Hunt website and social media pages!


When: October 22,, 2016 @ 12pm
Where: Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Broadway and 14th Street, Oakland, CA


BART: Exit from 12th Street/ Oakland City Center station


Most street parking is metered. Parking lots are available at:

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