In this tutorial I will explain how to create a game where each team has its own preset route.
We are going to create a game for 3 teams that need to go to the same 5 checkpoints but in absolutely different order. In our scenario the teams will have following routes.
TEAM A: 1,2,3,4,5(F).
TEAM B: 2,4,1,3,5(F)
TEAM C: 3,1,4,2,5(F)
First choose the scavenger as a game type
Then lets put the game together for the first team.
I added 4 questions into the game for the first team to visit. I also made the special finish question. This is the same for the all teams.
Next thing is to add the locations. We are using questions that are not location specific, so we need to assign locations here. I chose to do it in Amsterdam Netherlands in Vondelpark.
Four locations in the park and finish at the cafeteria.
Now lets add some rules that bring the locations onto the map for the first team.
We want the start location to be the first location. Mark it as S for Start.
Then we want the 1st location to activate 2nd, 2nd activate 3rd and 3rd activate 4th, that activates 5th or finish.
We are done here for now.
Lets go back to the question screen and add some more questions.
I have created copies of the questions I used for the first team. You can save the game here if you want, go back to your questions library, choose the questions and click create copies and you have copies of all of chosen questions. I have them ready so I will just add them to the game (you can rename later if you want to). In our game (copy of) stands for Team B and (copy of)(copy of) stands for TEAM C.
The next step is to assign the newly added questions some locations. The trick here is to put the corresponding questions right on top of each other (or close as I have done to show it clearly). Put them close and then move on top of each other.
Now the tricky part. Lets add the rules for the teams A and B.
Team B. Locations 6 to 9.
TEAM B route was: 2,4,1,3,5(F)
In our game it corresponds to
Start #7 (mark the S), then add rule behind #7 to open #9, #9 opens #6; #6 opens #8; #8 opens Finish (#5).
Now team C, locations 10 to 13.
TEAM C route was: 3,1,4,2,5(F)
So team C starts with #12 (mark it with S) and then make a rule behind #12 to open #10; #10 opens #13; #13 opens #11 and #11 opens Finish (#5)
This was the tricky part.
There is one thing still to do. Add the Starting fields as rules behind the finish field. So add a rules to location #5 to open location #1; #7; #12. The reason is that we do not want other teams to see those locations so we want to add them a rule. Finish will not actually activate them but having a rule means they will not be opened when all the locations without the rules are appearing on a map.
Now onto the Configure tab. It is all usual stuff there apart of one important detail. Check the tickbox near “Rotate starting fields”, so that each team only gets one standing field. And check that the start fields are correct.
Save the game and if you and I did everything right you should have a game that has 3 different routes (you can send more teams onto them if you want though, just start more devices) and will finish in the same place. You can modify the game so that only the first part of the game is on separate routes or the locations are on different places naturally.