Stickybits Scavenger Hunt

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Some of you may recall my affinity for scavenger hunts. Others may even recall my short foray into the scavenger hunt business. Regardless of how well your grey matter is operating, when I learned about the new iPhone app, Stickybits, I knew I could make something fun out of it.

The premise behind Stickybits is that you can use the free application to scan barcodes and then attach information to these scans via the Stickybits server. The possibilities are far and wide, so I’ll probably write another post about it sometime in the future. For now, let’s get down to scavenger hunt business.

This hunt features books and magazines exclusively. These barcodes will be consistent throughout the country, so that means that everyone can play. Yay!

One quick note  though, booksellers sometimes place their own barcodes over the publishers barcode. Make sure you scan the PUBLISHER’S barcode.

How to Play

  1. Download the Stickybits app to either your iPhone or Android device.
  2. Figure out the first clue below.
  3. Find the appropriate book and then scan its barcode.
  4. Look for the bits attached by me (DPWalsh) and find clues to the next barcode to scan.

It’s a pretty quick hunt, and if you do it all in a bookstore it shouldn’t take more than 15-30 minutes.

Hit me  up on twitter if you need a hint 😉

First Clue

Have fun!

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5 Comments on “Stickybits Scavenger Hunt”

  1. marci Says:

    This is so awesome!!!

  2. Tim Says:

    I really wish I had an iphone right about now, or at least something that could run Stickybits.

  3. Very interesting, love the idea.

    Guess I tried the wrong version of the book – is yours paperback? I don’t see your bit on the hardcover version.

    • danwalsh Says:

      The hardcover should work. Make sure you’re scanning the code that’s printed on the dust jacket, and not the barcode sticker the bookstore may have slapped on there.

      Let me know if it works!


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