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THATd'Or Rules & Tools
2016 November 15
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THATd'Or Rules & Tools

THATd’Or was created to provide both an overview & interactive visit to the world’s greatest collection of Impressionist paintings (whilst pumping art-adrenalin!). When your hunt is over you’ll regroup, toddle to one of the museum cafés and open the all-important sealed envelope containing your answer sheet. Once your tootsies are rested and score tallied, our HOPE is that you’ll want to return to the galleries together, to see the art in a leisurely manner (kids on separate teams may want to show off what they found). The Musée d’Orsay gives very little information in its ID tags, so if you return with hunt in hand, you can linger on your treasures (& those gems between treasures). Another goal is to try to sprinkle in French trivia/history on Paris sites so that when your family is out on the town connections to these Impressionist masters might be made to various important landmarks. The general rules are quite simple, each team must prove they’ve seen their treasure by photographing themselves (one or more team members – the more the merrier!) in front of the artworks. The point is to have seen as many of the treasures as possible within the given time & get an overview of the former railway station. Some bonus questions are craftily embedded in the text (a carrot to read every word!). The answers to all the knowledge-based bonus questions can be found within the treasure text – it’s just a matter of your team playing to its strengths (who reads fine print with hawk-eyes, who excels with maps/navigation, who’s most visually oriented? The first two qualities are often found in the same person and children are generally stealthy ‘scanners’ once they see the image they’re sussing out).

Please note that no FLASH photography is allowed in the museum - so be sure to turn off the flash on your phone/camera before dashing off on your hunt!

RULES

1)    Please use only one phone/camera per team - the photographer can change, but one camera / phone makes score-tallying easier.  

2)    Teams must stay together at all times and must not run: If you are seen more than 3 meters apart you will lose 10 points per foot you’re found apart (& yes, there was just a switch from meters to feet… you don’t want to learn conversion the hard way, stick together!)  

3)    No external help… You’re ousted for asking a guard or fellow visitor directions! Likewise, no GPS, no internet nor anything apart from the hunt & official Musée d’Orsay map (hardcopy)  

4)    Must meet back at Bartholdi’s Statue of Liberty (all time is synchronized by the large gilded clock overlooking the main hall, easily seen from most of the museum) at the precise pre-arranged end time. Each minute late merits 2 negative points - per minute! – but remember, no running Those who are 10 minutes late are disqualified (sometimes there are strategic reasons for being late, but be careful!).

TOOLS & TIMING

Comfortable shoes, freshly charged batteries in your camera/phone & a keen sense of curiosity! We provide the THATd’Or hunt, pencils + map of the Musée d’Orsay.

The Hunt lasts 90 minutes to 2 hours (or longer if you opt for this), but we need a minimum of 20 minutes prior to hunting time for a brief history of the museum, to review rules, distribute hunts, pencils + highlighted maps per team & to allow teams to strategise. When booking, you can opt for “express lane” tickets (22€/adult, kids under 18 enter free)
Règles en Français – Rallye au Musée du Louvre!
2016 February 08
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Règles en Français – Rallye au Musée du Louvre!

Chasse au trésor ou rallye au Musée du Louvre célèbre pour l’abondance des ses oeuvres remarquables.  Découverte le Louvre (ou le Musée d’Orsay, avec “THATd’Or“) avec nous pour une approche originale, thématique, insolite et ludique!

THATLou (TREASURE HUNT AT THE LOUVRE, Chasse aux trésor au Louvre)

Anne-Pierre de Peyronnet
Anne-Pierre de Peyronnet

Les règles générales sont assez simples! Nous vous distribuons une liste d’œuvres d’art au début de chaque THATLou. Chaque équipe doit se photographier devant autant d’œuvres d’art se trouvant sur cette liste que possible. Si vous envisagez de ne pas respecter les règles ci-dessous, sachez qu’il y aura des espions dans le musée (hi hi!). Si l’on vous voit courir ou que les membres de votre équipe sont séparés par exemple, vous serez automatiquement pénalisés.

Il s’avère que de fois les questions bonus demandent de poser pour des photos; des autres fois ils sont purement informatives, dans ce cas la réponse peut être toujours trouvée sur les photocopies ou sur les plaques au Musée.

Chaque équipe devrait s’organiser pour trouver ses points forts. Les rôles plus importants sont navigateur (quelqu’un qui sait bien lire les plans); la personne avec des yeux de lynx pour lire les toutes petites lettres; et celui qui a de la capacité pour bien s’orienter dans l’espace pour trouver les œuvres sur les salles. Les équipes sont formes de 2 à 4 personnes.

Les points bonus sont intégrés dans le texte (les photos de chaque pièce du trésor / œuvres d’art sont accompagnées d’un texte). Certains des points bonus sont en lien avec des articles publiés sur le blog (en anglais). Vous pouvez faire une recherche sur le site avec les mots associés à votre chasse au trésor (par exemple Beauty + the Beast(iary). Bestiary en anglais sont « créatures merveilleuses », comme griffons ou dragons, Centaures et Satyrs ou le sphinx ou Cerbère (le chien à trois têtes, vicieux, qui gardait Hadès, le monde des morts).  Les points bonus sont importants mais pas assez importants pour faire gagner à eux seuls une équipe.

Daisy de Plume
Daisy de Plume

Règles

1. En ce qui concerne les photographies, n’utilisez qu’un seul téléphone/appareil photo par équipe s’il vous plait. La personne (dans l’équipe) qui prends les photos peut changer mais continuez à utiliser le même appareil. Ces règles permettent de faciliter le décompte des scores à la fin du jeu.

2. Les membres d’une équipe doivent rester ensemble pendant tout le jeu et ne pas courir: si l’on vous voit à plus de 3 mètres l’un de l’autre, vous perdez 10 points par pieds qui vous sépare et l’équipe qui vous voit séparés récupérera vos points perdus! (et oui ! nous venons de passer de mètres à pieds…vous ne voulez pas apprendre l’équivalent de conversion de cette manière, restez ensemble!)

3. Aucune aide extérieure…Si l’on vous voit parler à un employé du Louvre, touriste ou personne de la sécurité, vous serez automatiquement éliminé du jeu. De même, vous n’avez pas le droit d’utiliser Internet ou tout outils autre (aucune Smart Phone) qu’une carte officielle du Louvre pendant le jeu. Je vais vous surveiller, ne vous faites pas attraper!

4. Nous devons nous retrouver à un endroit sur lequel nous nous sommes mis d’accord à l’avance à une heure précise (nous synchroniserons nos montres et nous motterons d’accord sur une heure de fin avant de commencer). Chaque minute de retard fait perdre 2 points à l’équipe mais souvenez-vous, ne courrez pas! Ceux qui ont 10 minutes de retards et plus seront disqualifiés. Parfois, il y a des raisons stratégiques pour être en retard, faites attention!


Daisy de Plume
En Résumé

·         Ne courrez pas
·         Pas d’Internet
·         Restez proches les uns des autres
·         Ne parlez à personne en dehors des membres de votre équipe
THATLou Rules & Tools
2016 October 14
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THATLou Rules & Tools

ROLES + STRATEGY
There are three main roles for each team: 1) hawk-eye, a lawyer-like soul who picks up bonus questions embedded in
the text (perhaps during strategy this person can skim and underline the text), 2) the navigator, good with a map and 3)
the visually-oriented one, quick to scan an area for your treasure. Kids usually excel at this last role.
For strategy we recommend writing the red # identifying each treasure onto your map, in the area where you expect to
find it (just look at the bold identifying lines in the text and match up the highlighted tags on your Louvre map). Please
note, one can answer the knowledge-based bonus Qs even without having found the treasure. THATLou prep can be
found on the blog (look under the “Category” list for your theme). As for museum navigation: the color-coding on the
map corresponds to the areas in the museum, so if lost you can just look on the walls between rooms for those same
colors (ex: Italian painting = red, Egyptian Antiquities = green). Each room is numbered & those numbers correspond to
the map. You will NOT find all the treasure within 2 hours, done intentionally so that hopefully after your hunt (& a break)
you’ll want to return to find the remaining treasures at a leisurely pace.
Have fun on your hunt and hopefully when you’re done you’ll not only feel camaraderie with your team, but feel an
individual sense of ownership of these great halls and will want to return to actually LOOK at the art (opposed to winning
a game, albeit a great one)!
RULES
1. Concerning the photographs, please only use one phone/camera per team. The photographer can change, but one
camera / phone facilitates tallying scores.
2. Teams must stay together at all times and must not run: If you are seen more than 3 meters apart you will lose 10
points per foot you’re found apart and (!) the team who sees you apart will gain in your lost points! (& yes, there was
just a switch from meters to feet… you don’t want to learn conversion the hard way, stick together!).
3. No external help… If seen speaking to a Louvre employee or fellow tourist you’re automatically eliminated; Likewise,
no using the internet, no GPS, or anything other than an official Louvre map (hardcopy) during the game. No phoning
your Art Historian Aunt for help, either!
4. Must meet back at arranged finish point at precise time (we will synchronize watches and agree to finishing time
beforehand). Each minute late merits 2 negative points - per minute! – but remember, no running Sometimes
there are strategic reasons to be late, but be careful – if you’re more than 10 mins late your team’s ousted (ouch!)
TOOLS + TIMING
A camera/phone per team with fresh batteries in that phone/camera (important point!) & comfy shoes (Photography’s
allowed in the museum, without flash)
The Hunt lasts 90 minutes to 2 hours (or longer if you opt for this), but we need a minimum of 20 minutes prior to hunting
time for a brief history of the museum, to review rules, distribute hunts, pencils + highlighted maps per team & to allow
teams to strategise. When booking you can opt for “express lane” tickets (22€/adult, kids under 18 enter free):
- Standard Private Hunt (not be met after the hunt, but we provide each team with an answer sheet in a sealed
envelope). You can also ask for “friendly competition” (against another family). 25€/head, not including tickets
- Luxe Hunt (we spy on teams as they’re playing & for a wrap-up at the end to help tally scores & have a lighthearted
prize-giving ceremony). 350€/3 hours (includes Kid Packs, but not entry tix & is for fewer than 6 people)
- Public Hunt (up to 30 people, only scheduled according to holidays, costs 20€/head, not including tickets)
The general rules are quite simple:
Teams (of 2 to 4 people) must photograph themselves in front of as
many pieces of art (treasure) on the list as possible, within the given
amount of time.
The general rules are quite simple: Teams (of 2 to 4 people) must photograph themselves in front of as many pieces of art (treasure) on the list as possible, within the given amount of time. 

ROLES + STRATEGY
There are three main roles for each team:
1) hawk-eye, a lawyer-like soul who picks up bonus questions embedded inthe text (perhaps during strategy this person can skim and underline the text), 2) the navigator, good with a map and 3) the visually-oriented one, quick to scan an area for your treasure. Kids usually excel at this last role. For strategy we recommend writing the red # identifying each treasure onto your map, in the area where you expect to find it (just look at the bold identifying lines in the text and match up the highlighted tags on your Louvre map). Please note, one can answer the knowledge-based bonus Qs even without having found the treasure. THATLou prep can be found on the blog (look under the “Category” list for your theme). As for museum navigation: the color-coding on the map corresponds to the areas in the museum, so if lost you can just look on the walls between rooms for those same colors (ex: Italian painting = red, Egyptian Antiquities = green). Each room is numbered & those numbers correspond to the map. You will NOT find all the treasure within 2 hours, done intentionally so that hopefully after your hunt (& a break) you’ll want to return to find the remaining treasures at a leisurely pace. Have fun on your hunt and hopefully when you’re done you’ll not only feel camaraderie with your team, but feel an individual sense of ownership of these great halls and will want to return to actually LOOK at the art (opposed to winning a game, albeit a great one)!

RULES
1. Concerning the photographs, please only use one phone/camera per team. The photographer can change, but one camera / phone facilitates tallying scores.

2. Teams must stay together at all times and must not run: If you are seen more than 3 meters apart you will lose 10 points per foot you’re found apart and (!) the team who sees you apart will gain in your lost points! (& yes, there was just a switch from meters to feet… you don’t want to learn conversion the hard way, stick together!).

3. No external help… If seen speaking to a Louvre employee or fellow tourist you’re automatically eliminated; Likewise, no using the internet, no GPS, or anything other than an official Louvre map (hardcopy) during the game. No phoning your Art Historian Aunt for help, either!

4. Must meet back at arranged finish point at precise time (we will synchronize watches and agree to finishing time beforehand). Each minute late merits 2 negative points - per minute! – but remember, no running Sometimes there are strategic reasons to be late, but be careful – if you’re more than 10 mins late your team’s ousted (ouch!)

TOOLS & TIMING
A camera/phone per team with fresh batteries in that phone/camera (important point!) & comfy shoes (photography’s allowed in the museum, without flash). 

The Hunt lasts 90 minutes to 2 hours (or longer if you opt for this), but we need a minimum of 20 minutes prior to hunting time for a brief history of the museum, to review rules, distribute hunts, pencils + highlighted maps per team & to allow teams to strategise. When booking, you can opt for “express lane” tickets (22€/adult, kids under 18 enter free)

PRICES
Standard Private Hunt (not be met after the hunt, but we provide each team with an answer sheet in a sealed envelope). You can also ask for “friendly competition” (against another family), though we can't guarantee this.
- 25€/head, not including tickets.

Luxe Hunt (we spy on teams as they’re playing & for a wrap-up at the end to help tally scores & have a lighthearted prize-giving ceremony).
- 350€/3 hours (includes Kid Packs, but not entry tickets & is for fewer than 6 people)

Public Hunt (up to 30 people, only scheduled according to holidays)
20€/head, not including tickets