A great experience can changes someone's perspective of the world.
Welcome to the Flock, new members!We’re excited you’re here! This is a space for Goosechase creators to connect, learn, and inspire one another. It’s been a while since we’ve welcomed our new wingmates, so let's honk at the newest members of the flock. 👋 Introduce YourselfWe want to get to know you! Take a moment to introduce yourself to the community, share your location, background, interests, and what motivated you to join The Nest. Here are some prompts to inspire your introduction: 🏢 Where do you work? 🏡 Where do you live?💼 What is your role? How do you use Goosechase?#️⃣ How many Goosechase Experiences have you run? Once you've introduced yourself, be sure to explore our Welcome Guide. If you haven’t already, please explore and add a picture to your profile! We're here to support you every step of the way. @Dyresha @redswimdj @skennedydekalb @kpendray @irenetortorella @jroon @kvalkova @STEM in the Middle @charris146 @halversonbr @lorio @Cjcmcdonald @Rlove2212 @Carolyn
Sometimes my brain feels like this: (if you don’t see this, it’s the emoji of a melting face) And other times, it feels like this: 🔥, and I’m on a roll creating clever Missions with witty names and descriptions to match. 😎 And then my participants are like 🤯 🥳 and I’m like 😊 and then we’re all like 🥳 🥳 🥳 Know what I mean? All that said and emoji’d, would anyone be up to sharing Experiences they’re proud of, for others to use as templates for their own Experiences? All you have to do is create a “Copy Link” of your Experience (hit the “share” button on the left sidebar in the Experience Manager, select “copying”, and click “get link”) and share below, so we can all learn from each other’s genius!
👋🏻 Hi everyone! It’s time for the next instalment of our event series! Join me next Wednesday, June 14, to get some helpful honks that are sure to make your next Experience even better! Advanced Chasin’ will walk you through how to use automation scripts, understand your analytics dashboard, engage your participants, send messages, and some fun ideas on how to wrap up once all the submissions are in! This event is geared to seasoned creators with a solid foundation and understanding of Experience set up fundaments, however, it can also be a source of inspiration for newer creators to help illustrate the power and possibilities of the platform 🤩 Click below for details and to RSVP: Can’t wait to see you all there!
Are you relatively new in your Goosechase experience creation journey? Or are you more of an experienced vet? Well, regardless of your spot in the pecking order of experience mastery, we’ve got a great new series of event for creators of all shapes, sizes and experience levels! Join us for the first of three events in our Goosechase -01 series, next week where we’ll be joined (on Zoom) by the magnificent @Erin from our team. These events will share helpful tips, tricks and best practices on everything from Experience building basics, to Mission planning and something we’re calling Advanced Chasin’! Tune in to hear some pro tips, or to share your own! As the saying goes, a high wind raises all Geese! Check out the first of the series WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19th! Full details here:
I think it would save so much time if there were pre-populated pictures for missions. I often like to add pictures to my missions so that they are eye catching and grab the attention of the players. It takes time to comb the internet and then upload them to Goosechase. I would love it if there were a drop down menu similar to the one in Microsoft Outlook where it suggests stock images and online images. What does everyone else think?
With all the buzz around AI and ChatGPT the past few months, I wanted to see if AI could help create Mission ideas. Nothing beats the carefully curated Missions of a Goosechase creator who really knows their audience, but sometimes that creativity block is real and you need a little help. (Am I right?) Turns out, AI can be surprisingly pretty helpful.Check this out… Read more about my ChatGPT test here → Has anyone else run any cool tests with AI yet?
Goosechase is all about getting out of your seats and if the sun is out, you may as well get outside as well! Here are a few outdoor ideas to get your creativity flowing: Do your Missions involve drawing? Swap out the pencils and paper for sidewalk chalk Instead of a one-word answer text Mission, have them make the answer out of sticks they find on the ground and take a picture, or lie on the ground and spell it out with their bodies for a group Mission. Take your participants on a nature walk with a checklist of items to find. These can be simple like "the coolest rock" or "3 different leaves" or as difficult as a specific species of tree, or landmark. Instead of having participants have a coffee meet-up in the break room to get to know one another, have them take walk together around a local park or even a walk around the building at lunch. Keep your participants active by having a contest to see who can get the most steps in by the end of the week. Most phones c
Are you looking for some fresh and honkilicious ideas for getting the messaging out for your Experience and boosting participation? Fret not my feathery friends, I’ve got 9 stellar ideas for you! ✨ Email Campaign: Create an email campaign with eye-catching visuals, catchy subject lines, and compelling copy. Send multiple reminders to employees leading up to the event, and make sure to include information about the prizes and how to sign up Internal Communication Channels: Use your company's internal communication channels (eg. Slack, Teams, etc.) to promote the event. You can create a dedicated channel or thread for your Goosechase Experiences, and post regular updates and reminders Create a teaser campaign: Build excitement by creating a teaser campaign that provides a sneak peek of the challenges and prizes that participants can expect. This can help generate interest and encourage employees to sign up Offer incentives: Consider offering incentives to participants to encourag
📚 Welcome to Template Tuesday! Your weekly deep dive into the Goosechase Experience Template Library, home to 250+ Experience templates that are ready to run. Get inspired and customize these creative templates for your community.🌎 First up, we’re traveling around the globe with City Tours featuring major stops like New York, Chicago, Las Vegas, and Toronto. Just select ‘City Tours’ from the drop-down menu to get started.🌉 San Francisco Scavenger Hunt Ideas takes visitors from Afternoon Tea at the Japanese Garden and a GPS check-in at the California Academy of Sciences to the Famous Painted Ladies and a Bonus Mission to Alcatraz Island. This city tour is a creative mix of text, photo, and GPS Missions, ready for travelers to check-off bucket list items from this iconic city. You can easily copy this template and modify for school groups, conferences, and events.📬 What City Tours are missing from the collection? Interested in adding to the Experience template library? Submit an Expe
When starting to build your Experience, it can be a bit daunting staring at the empty Mission list. Many questions may be running through your mind, like:“What kinds of missions should I include?”“How many Missions will I need?”“Should I just have all the Missions available at once?”To make this a bit easier, I’ve broken down the top 3 things to consider before creating your Missions:________________The GoalWhat do you want to achieve with your Missions? Are you wanting to teach your participants something? Do you want them to display teamwork? This can be a good north star when starting to think of what types of missions to create. From there, you can determine the type of Missions that may be the best fit. For example: Text Missions are great for testing knowledge, or sharing personal stories. GPS Missions are amazing for facilitating exploration and discovery. Photo/Video Missions drive the most engagement. They are perfect for displaying creativity and building connections.
Hey everyone! As Earth Month is approaching, we wanted to share an exciting new Experience template that can help your team or community learn about sustainable practices and take meaningful actions towards a greener future! 🌱Introducing our Earth Month Challenge template, designed to provide an engaging and fun way to learn about eco-friendly solutions and take actionable steps towards a more sustainable lifestyle. With this template, you can easily create and customize Missions that can be completed individually or as part of a team, making it a great way to involve your friends, family, colleagues, or community in your green initiatives.From reducing plastic waste to learning about sustainable shopping habits, this template covers a wide range of topics and offers creative solutions that anyone can implement in their daily lives. It’s a fun way to stay motivated and inspire others to join in the movement! Photo by No Revisions on Unsplash The idea behind this template is to get you
I am running a year long event with GooseChase with new monthly missions every month (usually 12-15 new missions). It would be great if you could archive old missions without team members losing their points. As we are now on the 9th month and it makes for a very large list of missions I need to scroll through as the creator. Every month I have to click and drag new missions up to the top and in the order I need. Maybe there is an easier way I am unaware of? Or maybe something to update in the future.
I think a lot of new creators would say that the hardest part of building out your first Goosechase experience is… actually building out the experience. And not to take anything away from those struggles, but thankfully that learning curve isn’t too big AND once you’ve got it figured out… you’re flying!The real struggle is… once you have your masterpiece built, what then? What’s the point of having this great experience if no one knows about it?So my question is… What are your top 3 ways to motivate people to participate in your Experiences? This can be from a promotion of your experience, communication, education, etc.
Hello! I am new to Goosechase. I have done some searching on the site but have not found what I am looking for. I am looking for a mission/scavenger hunt for High School aged youth that is Christian based, but not bible centered (i.e. related to finding bible verses). We are having our first offsite retreat since COVID (yay!) and would like to try this outdoors with them using their phones. Any help or direction would be appreciated!
So for an event planned for Xmas, we had a rail-strike announced late which meant we had to move the date. With nearly 100 people signed up to play, it was a bit of a disappointment though we didn’t want hold the event where many who wanted to come wouldn’t be able to. To cheer everyone up, I summarised the 5 things Geese can teach us about teamwork!You’ve possibly read these before, but maybe not in such a short list. Everyone loved it & our event in late January was an outstanding success.So sharing if you’d like to re-use!Geese Fly Further Together - The Flying V means each bird, as it flaps its wings, is creating lift for their fellow birds, allowing them to fly further with less effort. Geese Support Each Other When Times are Tough: When a goose gets injured, two others fall out of formation to stay with the goose until it is able to fly again. Geese Take Turns Leading: Due to the lift created in the V formation, there is no one creating lift for the front goose. This leaders
A lot of you may be using Goosechase to break the ice. We did a really interesting Q&A with Social Psychologists last year who used Goosechase in a study about talking to strangers...here’s their top advice for getting strangers to talk to each other: Give people a clear objective: It might sound like the opposite of fun, but it isn’t! Giving folks clear direction (“Approach someone in your favorite color”, “Talk to someone about what you had for breakfast this morning”) and they’ll be more empowered to talk to others. Lead by example: It may seem simple, because it is - talk to people first! If you’re hosting the activity, get the conversation started yourself!For tips 3&4, read more here: https://blog.goosechase.com/advice-for-hosting-icebreakers/
Hi Everyone,We at Team Dynamics IL. have been working with Goosechase since 2014. Back then, there were only photo missions available.Over the years, we developed a way to use Goosechase to create extra value for our customers.This is our most powerful tip: (at the end of this post you can find an example game that you can try to see how it works). Before every Team Building activity, we create a For-Play game. This game is open 3-5 days before the main event. Initially, we made this experience for large groups. We knew that explaining the technical features and the game instructions was tough before we sent people on their way.The benefit of doing this was so great that we made it a standard procedure: When you meet the players on the event day, most of them know how to play, so they don’t get frustrated if they lose points because of technical issues. At least one team member already has the app installed, but they also know how to install and connect to a game. The pre-game creates
I love using seasons or holidays for inspiration and motivation to engage learners of all ages in some play, learning and fun!The weather is warming with February here and the month of March is just around the corner! As the flock begins to look for signs of green and spring, here is a game that will have participants doing a jig!https://gsch.se/game/539c51891a82436f9cfa6a3da89cdfa0/copy/
When January arrives, thoughts turn to spring and summer race season. This weekend I was in full training -mode with a 24 mile bike (on the trainer because it is well below zero) and a mile swim on Saturday, then a run on Sunday.Trying to squeeze in exercise and healthy choices can be hard when you are busy taking care of work, family and the nest!I have enlisted the fun competition of Goosechase to inspire and motivate conference participants to making healthy choices… https://gsch.se/game/1ae6a851169e4529a216a0058a10972a/copy/Any other ideas from the flock for healthy eggs of inspiration?
Vendors sponsor a conference for exposure. I have enlisted Goosechase to get attendees to flock to vendor booths and interact with the vendors that are helping make our conference a success. It is so much fun to see the vendors and participants interact to complete missions. We also got creative in our mission titles and tasks so that the vendor and/or company name was included. And, the winner got the Vendor Social grand prize (donated by the vendors). Past prizes have included drones, Alexa, Swivl, and a Chromebook! Not bad for a bunch of fun! Game sample: https://gsch.se/game/64c8299f569143b8bfe929ac4aa98a13/copy/
I have lead some fun and engaging games for conferences and multi-day events! Sometimes it’s hard to juggle all those goose eggs without dropping one!My tip and trick is to plan the game out using a spreadsheet. I organize and color code my missions by date to release ( and sometimes sub- categorize by time). Then I make sure to indicate what type of mission it is, number of points the title and description, any related links and if needed correct answers. This way I have the missions at my feather tips and I can copy and paste them into the game quicker than a goose in flight.Hope this little tip and trick is found to be a helpful honk!What is your tip and trick?
I have so many helpful honks to share! Here’s a collection of my favourites, in no particular order 🧡Video testimonials: Leverage the power of video Missions to collect testimonials from your participants to help market your future Experiences! Video testimonials are a fantastic way to showcase just how much fun everyone had in your Experience. Be sure to add a custom terms of service, like your photo waiver consent form, so that you can use the content for your marketing purposes. Share to social: Have an awesome event that you want to spread the word about? Have your participants share to social! This is a great way to organically market your Experience. Code words: Use accepted answers in text Missions to set a code word. There are SO many fun ways to incorporate code words into your Experience! Are you linking a survey (eg. Typeform, Google Forms, SurveyMonkey, Paperform, etc) in a Mission to capture your participants’ contact info? If so, you might find that your challenge
My wife and I have been using GooseChase to create an annual experience for our local PTA for the last few years. Each year we make some adjustments based on our results the previous year and each year we have new families who are going to be having their first GooseChase experience.We try to run a scaled down but representative experience a couple of weeks before the actual one to give our families a chance to become familiar with the app as well as give us a chance to see if our changes actually make sense (like having missions be photo submissions so we can make sure teams aren’t splitting up).We’ve found this kind of practice run to really be worth it in the end.
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