I remember being teamed up with some guy who looked ex-military to participate in an Amazing Race-style game sponsored by National Geographic. It was pretty cool because there was some trivia involved and we had to seek out “markers” to gain points and be told a clue to another marker. They looked like the National Geographic symbol and floated above the ground. They were only about 8-12 inches tall and we had to spin them with our hands or kick them.
I didn’t recognize the guy I was teamed up with, but he was a nice guy and very smart. We were ahead in the game. I remember one point where I found the next marker outside of a one-story municipal building. I rushed over and kicked the marker and the guy came over to read the clue. I don’t know if I heard part of the clue and went on or what, but I remember taking off toward another building looking for the next clue and the guy stayed behind yelling for me.
I never saw him again.
I remember hours later, going into a building and explaining that we were in a race and if that was the spot the clue said to seek out. It was, but the women at the counter looked at me rudely because they thought I was unprofessional. They said the next step was to watch a movie about something and the showings were at 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. It was around 2:30 p.m. at that time, so I thought that would give me an hour to hunt down the guy.
I could not find him. I found a LOT of gold (it gave you points to help out if you were bad at trivia) near a “starting point,” but the game would not let me collect it until I was finished with the marker in progress. Another team started at that starting point and grabbed almost all the gold as well as hitting markers within the gold for trivia questions. I continued to try to grab the gold items to cash in when the marker was completed. However, I realized I didn’t have a way to carry the gold. I thought I could use my shirt, but by that time, the gold in my arms crumbled and disappeared.
Listen to the markers in full.
Stay close to your partner and communicate better.
Understand the rules of the game so I don’t hurt my chances of winning.