Have you ever wondered how to do an amazing city scavenger hunt?!
An itinerary tour could seem to be a great activity at first, but people might enjoy a lot more discovering a city by themselves through funny challenges. Cities offer plenty of hidden secrets to discover, characters who made their fame, and fascinating stories to tell. Here you’ll find 3 steps that will allow you to make the perfect city scavenger hunt game for your clients or coworkers.
You should begin by gathering a lot of interesting facts. You can discover historical moments, key events, peculiar habits of the inhabitants, places known only to locals, unusual discoveries… The simplest ways of doing it are by googling and asking for information at the tourism centre. You can also simply go around and notice interesting elements that catch your attention by yourself.
Also, take into consideration the following factors:
All these details will make the information more or less adaptable to your around town scavenger hunt game and will serve as additional advice to the player.
This step is very important to design a perimeter for your city scavenger hunt game that is not too wide or too small, so people can discover the city without having to go too far if they travel by foot. Also, be careful while selecting a game duration – if it’s too short, the players won’t have enough time to properly get into the game, meanwhile, if it drags on for too long, your players will end up exhausted.
Then, think about the rules of your city scavenger hunt and try to imagine what could be more challenging:
If the game is happening in a big city and there are plenty of interesting facts to learn, try to adapt the rules to the people playing. Maybe you can have a set of rules which personalize the player experience. For example by letting them choose the theme they want to play or one that they want to avoid, so that the game is aligned with their tastes.
Now you have collected all of your city scavenger hunt ideas and decided on the elements of the game and the way it will be played. Then, you can do the most exciting part: how could your town scavenger hunt become even fun and engaging. For example, you could enhance the information included in the game by taking pictures and/or videos. Additionally, try to create questions with funny or amusing answers from the information you have gathered.
You must also decide, how will the players receive the questions. Will the players already have all the questions at the beginning of the game or once they have reached a certain location? In addition to that, the answers can also be submitted in different ways:
The players might also want to receive some clues, so you can think about some interesting ways how they could receive them.
After finishing the 3 steps, only one thing remains: making the city scavenger hunt come true! At Loquiz, we provide you with the best platform to make your own game. Our team can help you through the game creation process and a course is at your disposal to learn thoroughly how to use the features offered by it.
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