Early adventurers braved unknown lands armed with little more than all-terrain horses, a coal-burning GPS system, and plasma TVs useful only to barter for lukewarm porridge. Revel in the convenience of more advanced exploring with this Groupon to New York: The Game, an interactive tour from Stray Boots. Choose from the following options:
- For $10, you get entry in one zone for two (a $24 value).
- For $18, you get entry in one zone for four (a $48 value).
- For $39, you get an NYC Explorer package for two, which includes entry in 12 regular game zones (a $150 value).
- For $79, you get the above NYC Explorer package for four (a $300 value).<p>
Players must have a U.S. cell phone capable of receiving texts and a digital camera or camera phone.<p>
New York: The Game is an interactive tour that sets friends and family members loose on an exhilarating, knowledge-fueled undertaking guided by text-message clues, trivia, and riddles. Players may explore up to 13 regular game zones, romping through the eclectic shops and dive bars on the Greenwich Village tour and basking in the history and artistic expression on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. In each exploration, clues point the way to such cultural hot spots as Radio City Music Hall, the Chrysler Building, and the world’s largest chocolate wall, which stands much taller than the world’s largest stack of M&Ms.
At least one player on the team will need a U.S. cell phone to receive clues, and none of the self-guided tours requires previous knowledge of the city. Adventurers play at their own pace—most zones take two to three hours to finish—which allows them to spend more time learning about the city and photographing vibrant fire hydrants for aquacentric scrapbooks.
Stray Boots is an interactive tour that sets friends and family members loose on an exhilarating, knowledge-fueled undertaking guided by clues, trivia, and riddles. They operate in cities across the country, dividing them into special themed tours that contain the historical sites, local areas of interest, or eccentric child mayors unique to each city. During the explorations, clues point the way to cultural hot spots, which Stray Boots communicates via their official mobile app. At least one player on the team will need an iPhone or Android phone to receive clues, and none of the self-guided tours require previous knowledge of the city. Adventurers play at their own pace—most tours take two to three hours to finish—which allows them to spend more time learning about the city and photographing vibrant fire hydrants for aquacentric scrapbooks.
That’s what Avi Millman’s “New York, the Game” is all about: rediscovering the city in a way that’s new and fun.Rachel Lee Harris, New York Times, 12/8/11
My friends and I had an absolute blast touring major landmarks and hidden gems around Canal StreetDanielle E. Alvarez, Lonely Planet, 3/14/11
“The tour was awesome, engaging and fun!”
“EXCELLENT adventure!! A real eye opener into a city that I lived in all my life!”
“Wonderful and so much fun. A great way to see the sights, learn the history and do it at your own pace.”