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Field Museum Creates ‘Warrior’ Hunt Game Inspired by ‘Pokemon Go’

The Field Museum sends Chicagoans on a ‘warrior’ hunt across the city during July

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    The insanely popular augmented reality game, Pokemon Go, has its first competitor with the Chicago Field Museum's ‘warrior’ hunt that extends until the end of July.

    On Wednesday, the museum released its first clue on Twitter about where Chicagoans could find life-size statue replicas of the warrior figures. The clue read: “Where can the warriors get their ‘Daley’ dose of #Chicago culture?”

    Chicago sights of the terracottas include activities like holding deep dish pizzas and a Chicago-style hot dog.

    The statue replicas have been spotted at the Alder Planetarium and Shedd Aquarium, inside the museum with Sue the T. rex, looking at a reflection in the Bean at Millennium Park, having a staring contest with the bronze lion at the Art Institute and playing Ping Pong at Parson’s Chicken & Fish.

    Each statue stands at 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs 450 pounds, according to the Chicago Tribune. Tips are distributed throughout the month with announcements made the day before the move on the official museum Twitter.

    Thousands of years ago, Chinese Emperor Qin Shihuang requested “warrior” protection over his tomb after his death.

    The hunt serves as an exhibit promotion of the “Chinese First Emperor and His Terracotta Warriors,” which features original figures and two replicas.  The display appeared in March and stays until January 8. 

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