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GooseChase Scavenger Hunt Quick-Start Checklist

Planning Tips May 6, 2019

We created GooseChase to simplify the process of organizing scavenger hunts, and we want your game to be a huge success! Here is our step-by-step guide for getting your game up and running as soon as possible.

1. Create an organizer account at
You’ll build your GooseChase game on our website in the online game manager. Our Creating & Facilitating a Game guide and our FAQs can help provide guidance when setting up your game.

2. Create your missions
Once you’ve created your game, you’ll want to add missions for your players to complete! We offer a Mission Bank of premade missions available in the online game manager, and our scavenger hunt ideas blog posts can also help you get inspired.

3. Make sure your game is suited for your event length
You’ll want to make sure to include enough missions to keep your players engaged for the duration of your event! Similarly, you don’t want to include too many missions that overwhelm your players. We offer some guidelines on how long your scavenger hunt should be on our blog.

4. Run a test game
You may want to run a test game before your event. You can do this on your own, or with a few of your team members. To do so, create a free game in your account, set the game to live, then join and play via the GooseChase mobile app! Playing a test game can help to give you an idea of what your players will experience.

5. Spread the word
Once you’ve set up your game, you’ll want to share it with your participants! Your players will join your game via the GooseChase iOS or Android mobile apps. You can invite your participants via email in the online game manager, or you can share our customizable join instructions however you’d like.

6. Have fun!
Once you’ve launched your game, there are lots of ways to keep your players actively engaged and having fun! The leaderboard and activity feed will update in real time so everyone can view the scores and incoming submissions. Adding bonus points and sending in-app notifications can help to keep your players engaged. If it makes sense for your game, you and your participants can share submissions on social media. At the end of your game, creating a slideshow of the submissions can be a great way to conclude your event!

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We hope these tips will help you to run a successful and memorable scavenger hunt! Need more support? Here’s how we can help!

What is GooseChase?

GooseChase is an online platform that helps organizers create and run digital scavenger hunt experiences for team building, learning, public engagement, or a variety of other events. Sign up and try creating a free recreational game, or contact us to learn more about our enterprise solutions!


Rebecca Yaffa

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