? how to play ?
is for people who love living, working and playing in New Haven. Work
with your team to solve clues leading to the Secret Cluefest Party at
is a game to learn more about New Haven and show your community spirit.
Everyone who plays is a winner but the team with the most spirit gets
the Cluefest Cup.
is a voluntary game. You play at your own risk and are responsible and
liable. In particular, by signing up for the game, you agree to
respect all traffic rules and regulations in New Haven, including the
25MPH speed limit, at all times. Please have fun but exercise caution
and help make sure you and your teammates get safely to the party.
Respect the spirit of the game. Take time to learn more about New Haven
and the people and places that make it cool. Have fun playing, but be
courteous guests where we are visitors.
team is a carload of friends, usually between four and six people.
Bicycling teams are also encouraged. Teams should stay together rather
than splitting up to cover more ground.
- Dress comfortably and casually. Many teams create uniforms, costumes and fun team names for the event.
- Each driving team must have a designated driver.
- Some stops will have mental or physical challenges for your team to complete before moving to the next stage.
a digital camera. You will need to visually verify that you have solved
a clue or completed a challenge by either collecting some kind of
information at a site or by taking a photo on your digital camera that
to show at the end of the game.
some stops, instead of a Cluefest representative to greet you, there
may be a packet of clues left for you. Please take just one and leave
the rest for the teams behind you to find so that everyone can have fun
playing. Sabotage and un-sportsperson-like play not be tolerated and
will be severely penalized.
you get absolutely stuck, you can call the Cluemaster on the Cluefest
tip line. But do your best to solve the clue on your own . . . The
Cluemaster doesn't give up tips very easily.
game ends at 5pm, if you have not found the last stop by then we will
call you into the location of the Secret Cluefest Party. Eating,
drinking, booty shaking and awarding of prizes begins immediately
Cluefest organizers try to maintain the integrity of the game by
keeping the stops a secret, but we cannot guarantee that no secrets
have slipped out. If you have stumbled on any of the secrets (it's a
small town), please still enjoy playing the game, but please let the
organizers know what you've learned and promise not to share that
information with your teammates when solving that clue.
? practice ?
Do you think you have what it takes? Do you think your team is going to have what it takes to
find its way to the secret Cluefest party this year? Get out your
map and the
yellow pages, and try solving these riddles based on the courses from previous
? research resources ?
Info New Haven
City of New Haven
New Haven Historical Museum