Get your team out of the office and discover Oakland with a fun scavenger hunt activity. Wild Goose Chase will get your team out into the city to take part in a friendly and fun competition. Your group will work together to strategize over scavenger hunt clues, and get silly to complete photo challenges around Oakland.
Teams complete Wild Goose Chase challenges using their smartphone devices. Participants will need to get creative, use teamwork, and collaborate to solve problems and climb to the top of the leaderboard. Teams can complete the easy challenges first to get a head start, or jump straight to the more difficult clues to earn big points. Either way, your group will be scrambling to complete all the challenges before time runs out.
The scavenger hunt clues include fun intellectual riddles and entertaining physical challenges that take teams on a whirlwind tour around Oakland.Request More Information
Your group will be broken up into teams and challenged to solve scavenger hunt clues taking them on a journey around Oakland. Each team will need one smartphone to download the team building app from the Apple App or Google Play stores. When it’s time to start, teams log into the activity and start solving challenges around Oakland. Every challenge that teams complete correctly will earn points to help them climb to the top of the leaderboard. The team that collects the most points before time runs out will be named the Wild Goose Chase champions.
Check out our video introduction to our smartphone app:
From teppanyaki routines to bizarre public art displays, everyone will be laughing hysterically!
COFFEE BAR STAR | 250 POINTS: Create a great Benihana-calibre teppanyaki routine at the condiment stand of your local coffee shop. The photograph must be an action shot!
Imagine standing in line for your daily cup of coffee when all of a sudden a group of people storms into the shop, heads directly to the cream and sugar station and then proceeds to throw packages of Splenda in the air while group members try to catch them with wooden stir sticks! Someone takes a picture and then just as quickly as they appeared, they’re gone! You know bystanders will have an interesting story to tell around the water cooler on Monday!
GREEN WEAVER | 500 POINTS: Create and then photograph the most useful thing you can knit, weave or otherwise fashion out of plastic grocery bags.
This is a fun Mission if teams start it early enough in the game to have time to think about the item they’re going to create. Team members can really show off their creative and eco-friendly sides with this Mission and the other team members are always surprised when they discover that one of their own can make a doormat from a handful of plastic bags!
HAIRY SCARY! | 1000 POINTS: Make a Nagi Nodo critter from human hair. A bald man with a live mammal on his head will also be considered!
This is a great Mission but one that is not often completed by teams. First, find out who Nagi Nodo is (short version: she’s a Japanese artist who created AMAZING sculptures out of hair … while it’s still on their head!) Then, teams have to plan their sculpture and beg, borrow or steal the materials to make it happen. We personally think finding a man with a mammal on his head would be easier, but a handful of teams have given it a good try. The animal of choice seems to be a big, fluffy, abstract sheep!
FRENEMIES | 250 POINTS+: Photograph the team re-enacting the splashing-in-a-fountain scene from Friends. Water must be involved and more water means more points!
This Mission is a great way to cool off on a hot day, and we’ve learned that there are very loose definitions of fountains. Pouring a bottle of water on your team mate is a type of fountain, we suppose.Request More Information
One of the best parts of Wild Goose Chase is that you can run it anywhere! If you have offices spread out across Oakland or other cities, this is a perfect way to include everyone in a fun team building activity. Teams can compete against each other in one massive, inter-connected scavenger hunt. At the end of the activity, you can bring everyone together to share stories and celebrate the winners.
When it comes to logistics, Wild Goose Chase is flexible to meet your needs. If you have a short amount of time on your lunch hour or a break at a conference, we can adapt Wild Goose Chase to your specific needs. You can also work with our Employee Engagement Consultants to include custom clues and challenges themed for your group or business.
And, like almost all our team building activities, we can scale Wild Goose Chase for groups of any size. Include as many, or as few participants as you want in the scavenger hunt action – 10, 100, 1,000, 10,000 or more!
If you would like to run this activity yourself, pricing for the majority of groups we work with ranges from $9 to $31 per person, with a minimum spend of $395. For larger groups we’ll be as flexible as possible to work within your budget. Pricing does not include any venue or location rental fees.
Get a hosted event experience, without the cost of having an in-person host. With remote-hosted events, your host will leverage a video conferencing tool & our proprietary web app to run a hosted event for your teams. This is an ideal solution for teams that have a mix of in-office and remote employees. Prices range from $12 to $50 per person with a minimum total investment of $995.
If you would like our team to be on-site to run this activity for you and your group, pricing for the majority of groups we work with ranges from $40 to $125 per person. For smaller groups, we do have a minimum total investment level of $3,995. For larger groups, we’ll be as flexible as possible to work within your budget. Pricing does not include any venue or location rental fees.
Below you have two options for booking your activity – you can request more information and speak to an Employee Engagement Consultant who can guide you through the solution that works best for you OR you can book your event using our self-order form.
“ The team absolutely loved the activity and it really got their competitive spirit going! Travis was great. He was really helpful with identifying which activity would work best, providing feedback from others within our company, and flexible with all of the changes I needed to make prior to the event. ”
“ Everyone had a TRULY fantastic time. The challenges were creative and a lot of fun to complete. The app was extremely user-friendly and I think it definitely helped us all to grow stronger as a team. I would absolutely recommend this to other teams. ”
– American Express
“ This could not have gone any better! I was a little worried starting out just because this was a group of folks that started the week barely knowing one another and were from multiple client companies. This activity helped cement their experience and created an emotional connection to each other and their experience with us. We’re excited to look at future opportunities to incorporate your activities into our curriculum. ”
– Erudito LLC
“ The team loved the challenges and it was a perfect fit for our team building purposes. Your staff were fantastic, very thorough, responsive and helpful. The directions were clear and the app worked flawlessly on all devices. The leaderboard made the tracking and results fun and easy to celebrate. Thank you for a great experience!! ”
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