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Today's Groupon side deal to Urban Interactive places you and your accomplices in the center of a real-world alternative reality game (a la TV's The Amazing Race or Road Rules) in the middle of Boston for just $50 (a $100 value). Armed with the provided iPhone and self-provided clothing, your team gets dropped into mystery and must follow a series of clues while racing against another team. The game will likely last around two hours, but depends on the speed with which you private-eye your opponents in the dust.
During the Urban Interactive experience, anything can happen. Clues could come from anyone, blurring the boundary between game and real world. Urban Interactive is designed to enhance the personalities of each group, so whether you comb the waterfront chasing red herrings or duck behind trees in Boston Common, your individual game-playing style will unfold, with potentially hysterical or thrilling results. Get a Groupon, grab your fellow sleuths and unlikely protagonists, and schedule your interactive adventure.
Urban Interactive was featured among Boston.com's 25 Things to Do in Boston This Summer for Under $25 and 2007 Best of the New, and has been featured in The Boston Globe, The New York Times, and Xconomy.
- In today’s universe of electronic entertainment, there are powerful forces keeping us couch-bound and chair-bound...But Untravel and Urban Interactive are demonstrating that today’s electronic platforms can also enhance our experience and understanding of real outdoor environments full of hidden historical or architectural detail. – Wade Roush, Xconomy
- Participants are kept on their toes by a blurring of fiction and reality. The actors in the game are not in obvious costume, so players often don’t know if the vagrant offering advice is part of the drill or 'just some guy on the street'... – Terry Trucco, The New York Times
One Yelper gives Urban Interactive five stars:
- ...the tasks are accessible but not overly simple...would be ideal for a family...visiting the city or a fun outing with friends...I absolutely loved it and highly recommend it! – Dori P., Yelp