$20 for Scavenger-Hunt Team Registration for Two from Urban Goose Chase ($80 Value)


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Organizers send scavenger-hunt clues via smartphone app; top-scoring team takes home $200 gift card

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$20 for Urban Goose Chase Team Registration for Two ($80 Value)

From 1 p.m.–4 p.m. on Saturday, August 4, teams of competitors take to Anchorage’s streets for the Urban Goose Chase. The chase is a technological twist on the classic scavenger hunt: Using the Urban Goose application for iPhone or an Android mobile device, the scavenger-hunt organizers beam out a series of challenges set in locations around the city. Smartphones become compasses, pointing the way as teams pick their challenges. Events include anything from knitting a useful item out of plastic grocery bags to reenacting the classic fountain-splashing scene from the title sequence of Friends. For each task completed, the organizers award teams a certain number of points. The team that earns the most points overall wins a $200 Visa gift card and the designation of microcelebrity.

Competitors should make sure to bring their mobile devices and dress in orange—the competition’s signature color—to gain some bonus points.

Urban Goose Chase

The day of the citywide scavenger hunt, 200–300 teams of up to five people hit the streets, clad in Urban Goose Chase’s signature orange. The event organizers communicate hints and challenges via smartphone. Tasks vary widely, sometimes requiring creativity, sometimes a willingness to get messy, and sometimes the courage to eat whatever the race’s chefs cook up. In the end, one team reigns supreme, taking home a prize and making lots of smug faces. The hunt kicks off in cities all over North America, from New York to San Francisco and Chicago to Saskatoon.

Urban Goose Chase

A curious madness has taken hold of average citizens in North America. Groups of adults rove the city in packs, staring down at their smartphones before impersonating teppanyaki chefs at a coffeehouse condiment counter and knitting with plastic bags. This is an Urban Goose Chase.

The taskmasters at Urban Goose Chase turn the notion of a traditional scavenger hunt on its ear by communicating with teams via an Android- and iPhone-compatible app. Event instructions are sent out upon registration; teams download the app and receive a variety of missions from which they can select. Successfully completed missions earn teams the points they need to gain rank on the leaderboard and win prizes. During the chase, each team’s standings are updated in real time and visible to other teams, creating a sense of urgency, much like wearing an hourglass in place of a wristwatch.

Customer Reviews

Great family fun game
Monica N. · November 25, 2014
It wasn't as organized ad i would've liked, but it was fun
Shaquita · October 18, 2014
It was good clean fun for adults.
Dena J. · October 7, 2012

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