Rules of
The Game

  • You can purchase a ticket up to 24 hours in advance of the start of each treasure hunt
  • You may request a refund up to one week before the start of the treasure hunt
  • The treasure hunt will only be canceled and refunds issued due to severe inclement weather at the time of the hunt
  • There will be three (3) $1,000.00 cash prizes included with each treasure hunt
  • Each team is limited to claiming only one (1) of the three (3) $1,000.00 prizes
  • After a team has claimed a prize, any interference by that team in the claiming of the remaining prizes will result in disqualification and forfeiture of the prize money
  • We are all here to have fun. Please do not be disrespectful of other teams or interfere with their progress.
  • All members of each team must follow all traffic laws and any other local, state and federal laws. We will not bail you out of jail. We want you to be around for future treasure hunts!
  • The individual who purchased the ticket is responsible for all actions, consequences and injuries of any of their team members
  • Puzzles and riddles included in each treasure hunt will be conveyed to each team through electronic media
    • All answers to puzzles and riddles will be submitted by each team through the same electronic media
  • For each puzzle or riddle, teams will get 5 incorrect guesses before they are penalized with a 3 minute lockout where they can not enter any answers into that puzzle or riddle
  • Quest For The X (the Host) creates treasure hunts that are solved using an individual’s or team’s knowledge and skill. The winners will never be selected with a random drawing.
  • The Host reserves the right to disqualify a team for any reason
  • Tickets to treasure hunts hosted by Quest For The X may only be purchased by legal residents of The United States of America who are at least eighteen (18) years of age at the time they purchase a ticket
  • No employee or owner of Quest For The X or any affiliated businesses are eligible to participate in any treasure hunt hosted by Quest For The X. This extends to any immediate family members or residents of the same household.
  • At least 1 member of each team will need to have reliable, mobile access to the internet and email in order to participate in the treasure hunts
  • The Host is not responsible for any additional costs incurred by the teams as a result of participating in the treasure hunts
  • The posting of any riddles, puzzles, clues or answers on our or your own social media is highly discouraged
    • Sharing answers on social media only hurts your chance of winning by giving others a leg up on the challenge
    • Let us respect the integrity of the game. The fun is in challenging yourself to be the first to solve what gauntlet we have laid down before you.
  • The winners will be determined by the three teams that find one of the three distinct medallions with the Quest For The X logo on them
    • The process used to verify the winners will include, but may not be limited to, sending a text message to our phone number that includes all of the following:
      • The name and phone number of the individual who signed up for the treasure hunt
      • A picture of the medallion held at arms length
      • A picture of the location where the medallion was found from approximately 10 feet away
    • The Host will inform the winning teams that they are one of the winners by either text message or phone call after all submitted documentation has been verified
    • The Host reserves the right to allow a reasonable amount of time to verify all of the documentation
    • Updates to the status of claimed treasures will be made on each page of the treasure hunt website
  • The individual on each winning team who completed the registration process will receive an IRS Form 1099 in the amount of the prize for the tax year in which the prize was won
    • That individual will submit to the Host all relevant information needed to generate the Form 1099. This may include, but is not limited to, name, address and social security number.
    • That individual will be solely responsible for paying any and all taxes associated with winning the prize money. Including, but not limited to, federal, state and local income taxes along with any additional withholding taxes.
    • The Host bears no responsibility for paying any taxes or withholdings associated with the prize money paid to the winning teams
  • Prize money will be sent to the individual on each winning team who completed the registration process within 1 week after the completion of each treasure hunt
    • Prize money will be sent via electronic means or by a cashiers check
      • If electronic means are chosen, then either a bank account and routing number will need to be provided OR a PayPal/Venmo account