The Best Scavenger Hunt Apps and Ideas
If you’ve ever been a part of a well-organized team-building activity, you know that it’s a great way to not only have fun together but build trust and understanding among any group of people. That’s what makes it such a great way of getting to know each other.
Sure, icebreakers can get people talking, but if you’re looking to really make people feel more relaxed with each other, you’ll need a proper team-building activity. Like a scavenger hunt. And as usual, there’s an app for that.
How to Organize a Scavenger Hunt
So you’ve decided to organize a scavenger hunt for your family, friends, or colleagues. Don’t know where to begin? Worry not, because there are some great scavenger hunt apps available.
Below you’ll find our roundup of the best mobile apps and online resources that will do most of the work for you. All you need to do is make sure your friends know where the starting point for the scavenger hunt is.
All scavenger hunt apps have the same basic features. They allow you to create tasks for the teams or individual players to complete. Some of them come with a map, so you can assign your tasks to specific locations. Just make sure your players are equipped with smartphones that have data and GPS enabled during the game.
GooseChase is a DIY scavenger hunt platform. This means that you can either choose a theme for your game from the existing “mission bank” on the app, or you can create one from scratch. If you choose to write a unique treasure hunt, you can check out the company’s blog for inspiration. You can find things like 15 creative scavenger hunt ideas or 15 funny scavenger hunt ideas.
Once you’re happy with the end result, you can send it to the participants’ smartphones and begin the hunt.
In order to complete missions, participants submit photos through the app. The tasks vary, and can sometimes involve talking to strangers and even convincing them to take part in the game one way or another. Each mission has a set point value, and the team (or individual) that collects the most points by the end of the game wins.
The game is free if you use it for organizing a small team hunt, and GooseChase offers paid packages for large groups or businesses.
Download: GooseChase for iOS | Android (Free)
Locandy is another platform that offers ready-made scavenger hunts. More interestingly, they’re not just games, but also quests where you have to make decisions. The story changes and evolves depending on what you choose to do.
Locandy offers interactive multimedia games that will help you discover your surroundings while outdoors, or a completely different city while sightseeing. The app and all games are free for users. You need to download them individually before you begin but after that you won’t even need an internet connection. Having your GPS enabled is enough.
If you enjoy the Locandy app and scavenger hunts they offer, you can become a contributor. You can request an author account, start creating your own Locandy games, and then share them with your fellow users.
Download: Locandy for iOS | Android (Free)
Geschrieben von Anya Zhukova