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The Great Gotham Challenege Legacy: Housing Edition

Oct 24, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

| 50 / team

“There are roughly three New Yorks… Commuters give the city its tidal restlessness; natives give it solidity and continuity; but the settlers give it passion.”

– E.B. White

The Great Gotham Challenge is a large scale competitive puzzle adventure based in New York City. As the clock ticks, participating teams race across Manhattan to find and decode a series of interactive clues that intertwine with the city’s rich culture and history.

On Saturday October 24th, 2015 we invite you to dedicate yourself to an afternoon of historical treasure hunting in New York City. Sleuths in teams of two to four are invited to test their wits in a battle of code-breaking, riddle-solving, scavenging and of course, googling. Teams will be given a series of Gotham-based clues, the answer to each unlocking the next. The first team to complete the entire challenge and arrive at the ultimate destination will be awarded the grand prize.

Teams will convene at 11AM at the corner of Mill & Stone Streets in the Financial District, on the cobbled masonry that many recognize as the city’s first paved road. From there they will disperse, only to reunite at the conclusion of the competition in the game’s final location, where the inevitable victors and the those less fortunate will share food and drink.

Great Gotham Challenge Legacy Events are repeat challenges that have premiered as ‘flagship’ challenges in the past. Best-ofs, greatest hits and tweaked re-runs are all found under the “legacy” banners so more challengers may participate in them. This challenge premiered in April 2015 and revolved around the theme of housing.

Further information:

Each team’s admission fee will be $60, $50 for online pre-registration.
Participants will be responsible for organizing their own teams of two to four.
Any codebreaker, detective, investigator, or historian of good will is invited to enter.
Feet, Bikes, Cabs, Ubers, and scooters are all legal means of transportation. Private, dedicated cars, however, are not.
As a “legacy” event winners will be ineligible to have their team names engraved in the
GGC trophy lock.

Good luck, and may the best team win!

The Great Gotham Challenge is the amazing race & pub trivia rolled into one glorious, fun package.

– Grace

The most original and memorable event I’ve had the pleasure of discovering since ‘Sleep No More.’

– Mike

You may never sweat as much as you will running around the city trying to win The Great Gotham Challenge. But you will absolutely, hands-down never have as much fun.

– Whitney

With brain-teasing fun and New York-style panache, the Great Gotham Challenge lives up to its name: a true challenge that shows you and your teammates how great Gotham really is.

– Peter


Oct 24, 2015
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
50 / team
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Stone Street, Financial District
Stone Street & Mill Street, Financial District, NYC
New York, NY 10004 United States


Great Gotham Challenge