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Ahoy Mateys! Pirates, seafaring folk and even landlubbers are all invited to play in our Pirate’s Treasure Hunt, benefiting 826 Valencia.

Legend has it that there’s a cursed treasure hidden somewhere in San Francisco’s Mission District. Your teams must solve clues, travel to hidden spots, participate in challenges, and find unique people, places and murals to find the treasure and dispel the curse.

Our unique puzzle-solving urban adventure will have teams of 2-6 players racing throughout the Mission District to find the items/people/places in the Pirate’s Treasure Hunt List and win his Treasure Chest of prizes!

Proceeds from this event will be donated to 826 Valencia to fund their writing programs for children.

Players can come with a team already organized or can sign up individually and be paired to a team at the event. Be sure to bring some water, a pencil and a fully charged camera/phone and be ready travel all around the Mission District searching for clues and challenge pit-stops!

Check in will start at 1:30pm at 3564 19th Street. Look for the girl with the trophy and top hat. The official rules will be provided and the scavenger hunt start will start promptly 2pm. The team with the most points wins the Treasure Chest of prizes and the clue to how to dispel the Pirate’s Curse.



What: Charity scavenger hunt in the Mission benefiting 826 Valencia’s writing programs

Scavenger hunt start: 3564 19th Street in the Mission, check-in starts at 1:30pm, official start time at 2pm. Late teams will be able to play, but won’t have as much time to complete the challenges

Bring: Pencil/pens, a fully charged cell phone, water and comfortable sneakers/shoes. Previous participants have mentioned that having a clipboard and scratch paper might be useful. You may use any resource to decode puzzles and any transportation method you want during the hunt.

Ages for the scavenger hunt: Our event is open to all ages and children are welcome to participate

If you have any questions about the event please email us at In addition, if you feel that the price of the ticket is prohibitive but still want to participate, please email us and we can look into options of still having you participate.

We look forward to seeing you...happy hunt!


About 826 Valencia

826 Valencia is a San Francisco-based nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting under-resourced students ages six to eighteen with their writing skills, and to helping teachers get their students excited about writing. Their work is based on the understanding that great leaps in learning can be made when trained and caring volunteers work one-on-one with students and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success.

About Gr8er Good Games

Gr8er Good Games produces puzzle- and clue- based urban adventure scavenger hunts throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. All our events incorporate social good, whether it be exploring the city, finding interesting and amazing nonprofit organizations, or hands-on challenges such as making sandwiches for the homeless or crafting hero capes for children in hospitals. All our events are fun, interactive, collaborative and explores public spaces in a unique way. We also host corporate teambuilding events that help companies build and maintain strong teams.

About La Vida Bonita

La Vida Bonita seeks to use the power of soccer, "the beautiful game", to bring together communities and spread awareness around mental health and poverty. We hope to use "the beautiful game" to help foster "the beautiful life".