<p id=”U9002332204400BPG” style=”letter-spacing:-12;”>We’ve been watching you (we have our ways) and have determined that you are (barely) brilliant enough to attend the most exclusive event of the year in Washington: the eighth annual Post Hunt.</p><p>On Sunday, May 31, the most brilliant, creative, illustrious and industrious minds in the country will converge on downtown Washington. Oh, and Dave Barry, Tom Shroder and Gene Weingarten will be there, too.</p><p>Just like in <span class=”@notes”>last year — and the </span>previous <span class=”@notes”>six </span>years, <span class=”@notes”>— </span>thousands will try to solve five diabolical puzzles built onto the urban landscape, plus a torturous End Game, all created by these three madmen. <b>The first to reach the ultimate solution will win $2,000.</b></p><p>For the chosen ones, the day is filled with mirth, head-scratching and much twerking of the cerebral cortex. Many people come in teams; some form teams at the Hunt. The hearty and brave and insane go it solo. Some competitors get married there (okay, that part isn’t really true — yet).</p><p>If you’ve been lucky enough to get this invitation, <b>be at Freedom Plaza (14th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW) by noon on Sunday, May 31. Bring the May 31 Washington Post Magazine. </b>You’ll need it and the instructions you’ll get from Gene, Tom and Dave from the main stage in Freedom Plaza to begin working the puzzles. The Hunt ends about 4 p.m.</p><p>You’ll find <a href=”http://www.washingtonpost.com/pb/posthunt/”>rules and practice puzzles </a>at <i>washingtonpost.com/posthunt</i>.</p><p>This exclusive invitation is void where prohibited. </p><p>And when we say exclusive, we mean it!</p><p>Okay, okay, okaaay. You can bring your spouse, children, relatives, friends and co-workers, too. But just this once</p>