Yes, I am a sort-of pacifist, so this isn't what you might think. No, playing Hunt the Bureaucrat involves going to your campus, place of work, or local government office and attempting to actually locate a person who might be able to help you. It generally involves some fun bouncing from place to place, thrilling conversations with surly secretaries, and hours of scintillating doublespeak with low-level bureaucrats.

Winning Hunt the Bureaucrat is accomplished when you find the person who has the answer to your question, before your question becomes moot or you starve to death or die of old age. Whether or not this person actually HELPS you is so up to chance that it's not part of the game.

But to tell the truth, I have considered picking up my sword and stalking into the Dean's office instead. You may get better results with this method.