Rogain game type in Loquiz allows you to easily create Rogaine type of games on mobile devices. Just place checkpoints with different scores to different locations. Extra in Loquiz is that you can make it more interesting by awarding points only if the player answers correctly.

How does Rogain work?

This is what Wikipedia says about Rogaining: “Rogaining is a sport of cross-country navigation involving both route planning and navigation between checkpoints. Teams visit as many checkpoints as possible in the time allowed. Checkpoints are scored differently depending on the level of difficulty in reaching them; therefore teams choose a strategy (for example, to visit many low score checkpoints). Teams travel at their own pace.

In Loquiz players see all the locations (questions) and their score on the map. The goal of the game is to gather as many points as possible during the time limit. Going for several low score locations or trying to get high score locations right are different options. When time runs out all the locations disappear from the map and users are directed to finish.


How to create a game?

  1. Add questions.
  2. Set locations to the questions that are not location-specific.
  3. Set finish location on “Locations” page.
  4. Modify game’s settings (game name, welcome text, finish text, time limit, language, overwrite question timers if needed, decide how incorrect answers behave, limit hints and change pin settings).

Create event and you are ready to go!

Game start

All the locations (also finish) are visible in the beginning of the game. Players need to go to the right locations to open the questions.

Game end

Rogain type of game end if:

a) Player has visited all the locations (visited locations disappear from the map) and then goes to the finish location. Finish message is displayed at finish location and time will stop running (game ends) at finish location.

b) Game time runs out. All the pins except finish pin disappear from the map. Note that timer actually keeps running. Finish message is displayed and timer stopped when the team arrives to the finish location.

Note that finish pin acts like any other pin in the sense that it can have the question attached to it. When team arrives to finish before finishing conditions are met (time not over and not all questions answered) they will be able to answer finish question, but finish pin does not disappear from the map. If time runs out, finish question cannot be answered.


Develop your game concept further

  • Simple outdoor games for groups, whose main focus is not playing.
  • Game on large area where players need to use bus or train.
  • Create game to “collect” something – money, mushrooms, points, donations etc.
  • Seek and avoid (add negative score to the questions anm make radius large).
  • Game where your main aim is to get 100 points exactly (add questions negative and positive scores so players can adjust their score if needed). See “One hundred” game in Games Library.

Rogain is:

  • Suitable for large groups.
  • Easy to explain.
  • Relatively easy to create.
  • Realiable, hard to break, will just work.
  • All the rich question attributes work in a game.

What makes Rogain special:

  • No start field, players choose themselves where they want to start;
  • Players create their own strategy and make up their own route;
  • Questions’ scores are displayed above pins;
  • Finish is visible throughout all game.

See also tutorial video about creating Rogain game: