Remember that scene in the 1989 Batman where the Joker rides a parade float and tosses out bags of cash to the lowly citizens of Gotham? “It’s time for ‘Who Do You Trust?’ Hubba-hubba-hubba! Money-money-money! Who do you trust?” the Joker says to the crowd. “Me? I’m giving away free money! And where…is the Batman? He’s at home! Washing his tights!” And then in a few minutes he releases deadly Smylex gas from the parade balloons and tries to kill everyone. Prince’s “Trust” plays on the soundtrack.
NOW. We’re not saying that’s what’s going to go down tonight in Milwaukee (maybe the Prince music?), but it might come close. You see, from 5-8 p.m. tonight, Breakout Games (“the nation’s leading escape room”) will send out coordinates to 20 $100 bills that they’ve hidden throughout the city. Clues and coordinates will be sent out every 30 minutes. It’s free! All you have to do is sign up HERE, wait for the coordinates to appear online, and fight off the frothing hordes of people suddenly rushing the Milwaukee Art Museum, the Milwaukee Public Market, the NEWaukee Night Market, and, we dunno, maybe somewhere in Bay View.
EDIT: According to the event’s Facebook page, the location of the hunt will be “the Kilbourne Reservoir/ Kadish Park Area.”
On August 14 we’re throwing a real-life treasure hunt. We’ll be giving away $2,000 in cash as we hide $100 bills throughout Milwaukee. Check back here from 5pm-8pm on August 14 as we release the coordinates of each bill. All you have to do is be the first to each spot & find the hidden cash!
According to FOX6, “this is one of 25 treasure hunts hosted by Breakout Games across the country this summer. Officials said they’ve drawn about 3,000 participants per city.” Three thousand people? Good grief. Pray that the Batwing swoops in and gets rid of those poisonous balloons.
(FOX6 also notes that “game masters surrounded by red balloons will spread the word in Milwaukee by handing out cards with details” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. So, um, insert your own It clip below.)