Last week I discovered a modern scavenger hunt remix after scrabbling to recover from a rained-out 16th birthday party. The scavenger hunt was my wife’s idea. I’ll be honest, I’ve never been a huge fan. Making copies and counting up points has never been my thing. But, once I discovered www.goosechase.com (and the iPhone app), I completely changed my mind.
Goosechase is absolutely perfect for youth groups, life groups and ministry team nights out.
Goosechase allows the GameMaster to create a custom scavenger hunts from a browser by setting start and stop times, generating unique missions (or choose from existing ones from the goosechase bank) and awarding bonus and penalty points during the game in real time. It’s a scavenger hunt organizer’s dream come true.
For the players, goosechase is a brilliant move forward for scavenger hunts everywhere. After downloading the goosechase app, each team can complete any mission with a snap of the iPhone. And at any time during the game, participants can see a live feed of every team’s pictures and progress as well as view a real-time ranking and score.
Because goosechase does not do video, we included 4 video wildcard challenges worth 1000 points to be shown on the AppleTV when we returned.