Hunt Tips

eventzeeAugust 4, 2016

Did You Know? Player Profile

Did you know…
You can see your photos from past events in your personal profile gallery? Check out your profile page by clicking on your avatar and you’ll be able to look at your overall points, badges, photos taken and more. Save photos for later or share them to social media from this page as well!

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Watch this video to learn how to share your images to social media after an event has ended!

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eventzeeJune 16, 2016

Eventzee Update Version 1.6

We’re proud to announce the Eventzee version 1.6 update for Android and iOS devices is now available. We’ve introduced a new photo clue feature and fixed a few bugs. Download the update today!

Features Include:

  • LIBRARY UPLOAD OPTION:
    Eventzee 1.6 features a new photo library upload option. You can now use photos you have taken in the past and upload them for certain photo scavenger hunt clues. This feature can be toggled on and off for each clue individually and is perfect for uploading screenshots of social media posts, throwback photos, etc.
  • LIMITLESS CLUE LENGTH (iOS):
    Previously iOS devices limited clues to a few lines of text, but now clue descriptions can be as long as you like.
  • PUSH NOTIFICATIONS FIX (Android Users):
    It was brought to our attention that Android devices were not receiving push notifications, so this issue has been resolved in the latest update.

The new Library Upload option is mostly for private clients, but our weekend photo scavenger hunt will see clues from time to time use the option. For example our #ThrowbackThursday clues will now be upload available. So instead of taking a photo of a computer screen, you can upload the photo straight from the app. It is still important for the integrity of the game though that photos are taken in real time, so this upload option will not be available for all clues.

Checkout the video below to see how it works:

Be sure to join this weekend’s free photo scavenger hunt to test out these new features. To join these hunts, just find the Weekend Warriors event on the Eventzee in-app calendar and RSVP or scan this week’s join code found on the blog. If you’re interested in hosting your own Eventzee hunt please contact eventzee@munzee.com and we’ll get you set up with the right package.

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eventzeeApril 28, 2016

Know Your Hunt- Hidden Message

Scavenger hunts have always been a fun way to interact with others and support camaraderie, but we’ve moved past the limitations of pen and paper. Eventzee takes scavenger hunts to a whole new level by supporting worldwide events and new ways to interact with players. While Eventzee makes it easy to host your own scavenger hunt, it’s up to YOU to make it memorable. So if you’re considering putting on your own, here’s a few tips to get you started.

The goal of most scavenger hunts is to drive traffic to specific areas and get players to explore. While this holds true with Eventzee we also encourage our clients to use our tools educationally. QR Code hidden messages are perfect for driving traffic to specific areas and sharing information, history and more about the area the code is hidden in. Perfect for historical tours, campus explorations and more!

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History Repeats Itself
Hidden Message tours are perfect for sharing information about the history of a city. Whether you post codes that link to the history of specific buildings in a historic downtown area, or you even about the business itself, Eventzee is perfect. These particular hunts are ideal for ongoing tours that people can join at any time and use to explore specific areas of their town or city. 

Bonus Content
Hidden Messages can also include links to outside information like youtube videos, photos, contact forms, etc. Link to a video to have a virtual tour guide on hand at all times! Link to an image of a special discount code to bring business for shops and restaurants! Perfect for coalitions of small businesses to join together in a unique marketing experience.

Mystery Scavenger Hunts
Want to get really creative? Use the hidden messages as descriptions for clue locations to make scavenger hunts more difficult and inspire critical thinking. Essentially label all your clues as Clue 1, Clue, Clue 2, Clue 3, etc. and only reveal clue locations upon finding and scanning the next code. Once they find the current code the message attached to it would be how players find the next clue. Make them really work for it!

Creating Hidden Message Clues
Setting up Hidden Message clues is easy. You’ll add QR Code clues like normal, but remember that your Clue Title and Description will lead the players to the hidden code. From there you’ll need to click the gear icon to enter the individual clue’s settings. Then simply click on the “Message” section and type in your block of text.

Screenshot 2016-04-27 16.47.23Remember, your event is what you make it, but Eventzee is here to make it as easy on you as possible. Take your event to the next level with our new Hidden Message feature!

Now that you have some ideas about how to start your Eventzee scavenger hunt, go out and make it happen! If you’re interested in hosting an Eventzee event, sponsoring an official Eventzee photo hunt or just curious about what we can do, contact us at eventzee@munzee.com.

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eventzeeApril 11, 2016

Announcing the Party Animal badge line part 2!

We’re proud to announce that we have extended our Party Animal badge line for participating in Eventzee scavenger hunts!

You can see the number of events you have participated in on your in-app profile or the Eventzee Global leaderboard.

  • The in-app profile’s “ATTENDED” number is how many events you have earned points at. This number counts towards the Party Animal badges.
  • The Global Leaderboard will also show the number of events you have earned points at. This number counts towards the Party Animal badges.

The best way to achieve these badges is to join the free Weekend Photo Scavenger Hunts hosted by Eventzee each weekend. These worldwide hunts run from Thursdays to Sundays with clues going live at 3 PM MHQ time. Your photo will be either approved or rejected and you will earn points based on your submissions.

To join these hunts just find the Weekend Warriors event on the Eventzee in-app calendar and RSVP. If you’re interested in hosting your own Eventzee hunt please contact eventzee@munzee.com and we’ll get you set up with the right package!

King of The Jungle- Participate in 500 Eventzee Scavenger Hunts.

King of The Jungle- Participate in 500 Eventzee Scavenger Hunts.

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eventzeeApril 1, 2016

Eventzee Exposure: Reidsville Christian Church

In “Eventzee Exposure” we look at testimonials from happy clients who have hosted their own Scavenger Hunts. Our users’ experience is very important to us, so when things go off without a hitch we want to cheer about it. If you’d be interested in sharing your Eventzee experience please reach out to eventzee@munzee.com.

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Host: Reidsville Christian Church

Event: Summer Quest

Event Breakdown and Testimonial:

Our original plan was to enhance a 2015 summer teaching series about discovering the different attributes of God with another GPS game for our families. However, two days into the first Eventzee hunt in January, 2015, it was evident that Eventzee would have a greater impact on our church’s families for creating both excitement and participation. We held four week-long events centered around the past week’s teaching topic, with different game variations each week. Week 1 was a standard hunt based on God’s creative power. In Week 2 (God’s love) we added bonus points for creativity as well as the first photos submitted for each clue.  Week 3 (God’s holiness) was a church competition depending on which side of the auditorium you usually sat – left or right. With Week 4 (God’s All-Knowing nature), we played with the standard Eventzee format based on time.

“Having played Eventzee myself, I knew how much fun the scavenger hunts could be, but I was completely blown away by quickly many of our church family got excited. During the four weeks there were over a hundred individuals and families who signed up to play. On the weeks when bonus points were awarded for the first photos on each clue, there was a mad rush at 6 AM by many to be the first! On one particular Sunday afternoon, I approved over 250 photos within the first thirty minutes of their release. During this time, someone called me the Puppet Master saying that I all I had to do was send out a short text message, and people started running!

For us as staff, however, the best parts of the hunts were watching our church family interact with other members who they might not have previously known, seeing fringe people get involved, and witnessing individual families spending memorable time with each other. As one individual said, “I have photos that I will cherish for the rest of my life that I never would have had without these hunts.”

The software was easy to use and the Eventzee Team was even better! Each week they answered my questions and did everything possible to make our hunts a success. They gave great insight and advice while letting us tailor the hunts to best fit our situation. We enjoyed the experience so much that we immediately purchased a year’s subscription. While we have used it to this point with smaller groups, we look forward to another big month of Eventzee this summer with our church family!”

Shannon Newsome, Senior Minister, Reidsville Christian Church

Clue Examples:

  • Baby, it’s Hot Outside! – Take a pic of an outdoor thermometer (not a car) registering the actual temperature.
  • Magazine Gospel – Spell out the phrase “John 3:16” using only cut-out letters from a magazine or newspaper, and the letters can only be red.
  • Red and White Gingham – Whether alone or with friends, enjoy a picnic outdoors, with REAL food. (no computer pictures / live pictures only)
  • Dirt Dexterity – Build a sand castle or a mud pie, depending on your weather and/or location. (no computer pictures / live pictures only)
  • He’s Got the Whole World… – Show a pic of you holding a globe (25 pts). Earn bonus points for every additional globe and/or map in your (ONE PERSON) hands or arms (up to 5 extra, 5 pts each, max 25 add pts). To get all 50 points you need at least 1 globe and another 5 globes/maps. Make sure each map and/or globe is clearly visible.
  • On the Seventh Day… – Show us your best “resting” pose.

Photo Examples:

Now that you have some ideas about how to start your Eventzee scavenger hunt, go out and make it happen! If you’re interested in hosting an Eventzee event, sponsoring an official Eventzee photo hunt or just curious about what we can do reach out to us at eventzee@munzee.com.

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eventzeeMarch 25, 2016

Eventzee Exposure: T6 Conference

In “Eventzee Exposure” we look at testimonials from happy clients who have hosted their own Scavenger Hunts. Our users’ experience is very important to us, so when things go off without a hitch we want to cheer about it. If you’d be interested in sharing your Eventzee experience please reach out to eventzee@munzee.com.

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Event: T6 Conference

Event Breakdown:

For the past few years, the North Coastal Consortium for Special Education has sponsored a free 2-day Summer Institute called Totally Terrific Teaching Techniques & Technology Tools (T6).  They reached out to Eventzee with the hopes of attracting more participants as well as to increase the level of participation through use of mobile tech. Using strategically played QR code clues, the event drove player traffic to various areas of the conference and encouraged interaction.

Testimonial:

“It was a total success! The scavenger hunt coupled with the chance to win prizes created an enjoyable experience for our participants.  They had a wonderful time and enjoyed using the leaderboard feature so that they could see where they stood at any time.  The way that the Eventzee admin portal is set up, made it really easy for the facilitators.  We were able to turn the game on/off at any time so that the participants would make it to their sessions on time.

Being that this was a technology conference, we got a little creative on how to share the instructions for the scavenger hunt. Check it out!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZY0wq56T0k8&feature=youtu.be”

– Denise Hernandez, Assistive Technology Program Specialist
North Coastal Consortium for Special Education (NCCSE)

QR Code Clue Description Examples:

  • You may need a magnifying lens to find me on the back of a T6 helper’s shirt.
  • I’m in the middle of two flights.
  • Take a trip to the second floor, look for a “Strategic Plan”.
  • Thanks, I will take your paper or plastic please.
  • I saw the sign…I opened up my eyes and saw the sign….outside a classroom
  • Well… I’m in the hall, I’m about 4 feet tall, I have 3 sides, and I provide information!

To learn more about NCCSE check out http://nccse.org/.

Now that you have some ideas about how to start your Eventzee scavenger hunt, go out and make it happen! If you’re interested in hosting an Eventzee event, sponsoring an official Eventzee photo hunt or just curious about what we can do reach out to us at eventzee@munzee.com.

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eventzeeMarch 23, 2016

Themed Hunts and Clue Creations

Scavenger hunts have always been a fun way to interact with others and support camaraderie, but we’ve moved past the limitations of pen and paper. Eventzee takes scavenger hunts to a whole new level by supporting worldwide events and new ways to interact with players. While Eventzee makes it easy to host your own scavenger hunt, it’s up to YOU to make it memorable. So if you’re considering putting on your own, here’s a few tips to get you started.

Themes can be a good way to make your Eventzee scavenger hunt more cohesive and unified for those involved. By creating clues around a common theme or subject you can encourage relevant creativity and also help your event stand out as a learning device.

Coming Up With A Theme
Themes can stem from anything involving your event or get-together. If you’re running an event for a special occasion such as a birthday party, baby shower, etc., your clues can take on those themes to encourage excitement and celebration. Hosting a birthday party for a friend? Make clues that represent your friends’ interests. Use a scavenger hunt for a wedding by hiding significant items that represent the happy couple.

If you’re running a more general event that isn’t tied directly to a specific theme, you can choose a more standard idea. Themes such as “Colors”, “Household Items”, or “Around Town” can be fun for pretty much anyone, anywhere, any time of year.

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With all Scavenger Hunt clues you want to make sure they are fun and engaging, while not being too specific and difficult to find. This is especially true for themed hunts as you want to maintain the goal of the theme along without becoming too abstract. When coming up with themed clues we suggest creating a web chart to help brainstorm ideas. This way you can start with your theme and expand upon ideas easily.

It’s also important to take into account that all the ideas you come up with have to be attainable in the real world as well. Since players will have to take photos of the clues in real life it has to be a somewhat attainable clue.

Examples
Here at Eventzee we encourage creativity and our awesome clients have hosted a number of themed Scavenger Hunts.

  • From “12 Days of Christmas” to “Pre-Paddy’s Day”, holidays make great themes for Scavenger Hunts.
  • We’ve seen teachers use literary themes like a “Hobbit Hunt” to encourage engagement in a classroom reader and “Pi Day” is always a big hit with math instructors.
  • One man based a scavenger hunt around his parent’s 45th Wedding Anniversary,

Now that you have some ideas about how to start your Eventzee scavenger hunt, go out and make it happen! If you’re interested in hosting an Eventzee event, sponsoring an official Eventzee photo hunt or just curious about what we can do, check out www.eventzeeapp.com.

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eventzeeMarch 18, 2016

Eventzee Exposure: Troy Titans Football Club

In “Eventzee Exposure” we look at testimonials from happy clients who have hosted their own Scavenger Hunts. Our users’ experience is very important to us, so when things go off without a hitch we want to cheer about it. If you’d be interested in sharing your Eventzee experience please reach out to eventzee@munzee.com.

Host: Troy Titans Football Club

Location: Troy, IL

Event Breakdown:

The Troy Titans football club used Eventzee for their annual fundraising scavenger hunt, turning away from traditional pencil and paper hunts. They directed teams of participants to different areas of town to participate in crazy tasks. Each team was given an inflatable “buddy” they had to include in their photos.

Testimonial:

We used Eventzee for our annual Scavenger Hunt. As the coordinator, it saved me so much time in kicking off our event. As far as all of our volunteers, it saved us a ton of time at the end of our event. In the past we have had a roomful of people checking in with their scavenger hunt items – taking time and space. Using an app completely streamlined our process and helped me keep my sanity.

Our participants loved it! They didn’t like how they couldn’t rip apart pages of clues so everyone on the team could work simultaneously, but that was the point! Everyone enjoyed sharing pictures and videos. Many of our participants could have used better lighting on their phones but I think that is something they will have to work on.

Our Scavenger Hunt is a fun event for our club. We don’t make a lot of money from the event. We just want something easy and fun. Eventzee helped us with that. The app streamlined our event, saved us time and labor, and allowed more of our participants to have a good time.

– Cindy Mahnesmith – Director of Fundraising, Troy Titans Football Club

Clue Examples:

  • 12 Little Monkeys – Photo of a team member hanging upside down on monkey bars.
  • America’s Got Talent – Take a picture of a teammate doing a headstand in a bar.
  • Drink UP – Take a picture of entire team, including inflatable buddy, drinking from one drink (each person, including buddy, has own straw)
  • Good Samaritan – Take a picture of a teammate pumping gas for someone while that person holds your inflatable.
  • Just being helpful – Take a photo of at least two team members helping fold clothes in a public laundry mat.

Photo Examples:

Now that you have some ideas about how to start your Eventzee scavenger hunt, go out and make it happen! If you’re interested in hosting an Eventzee event, sponsoring an official Eventzee photo hunt or just curious about what we can do reach out to us at eventzee@munzee.com.

 

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eventzeeMarch 16, 2016

Use Admin Tools To Quickly and Efficiently Administrate Your Event

Scavenger hunts have always been a fun way to interact with others and support camaraderie, but we’ve moved past the limitations of pen and paper. Eventzee takes scavenger hunts to a whole new level by supporting worldwide events and new ways to interact with players. While Eventzee makes it easy to host your own scavenger hunt, it’s up to YOU to make it memorable. So if you’re considering putting on your own, here’s a few tips to get you started.

So you’ve set up your hunt, everyone has signed up and the event is about to kick off. Next thing you know hundreds of photos are flying in and you somehow have to keep up and approve them all. What to do? Luckily, Eventzee makes photo approval quick with our easy-to-use admin tools.

Dashboard
The event Dashboard is a great place to check on leaderboards, messages and submitted photos. There are direct links to player accounts, the clue list and more so you can effectively run your hunt. You can see all of the photos that come in, and approve or deny them here as well.

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The Event Dashboard Page

Photo Review
Although the Dashboard is a great page to call home base for your event, we highly suggest using the Photo Review page for the actual approval process. Although you can approve from the event Dashboard, Photo Review displays the photos anonymously so there won’t be a bias when approving.

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The Photo Review Page

Clue List
Sometimes it’s not so easy to memorize 20 clues word for word so we suggest having a tab open with the clue list. This way if you’re uncertain whether a photo qualifies or not
you can quickly view exactly what the clues is asking for. You can also edit clues from this page in case wording seems confusing for your players.

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The Clue List Page

Clue Timeline
Happen to have more than one approver? Break approval up by clues by clicking on a particular clue. This is also where you can change whether a photo is supposed to be approved or denied in case of a mistake or a dispute. Just click on a particular clue to see the timeline of approvals and denials. To change it just click the correct icon and the image will update.

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A Clue Timeline Page

Player Timeline
As you’re approving it can be easy to get into a groove and accidentally accept or decline a photo that shouldn’t be. So when a player messages you, you can go check that in that particular player’s timeline. Just click on the player’s name to access this page.

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A Player Timeline Page

Hosting your own scavenger hunt can be daunting at times, but Eventzee makes it easy to create and control the event.

Remember, your event is what you make it, but Eventzee is here to make it as easy on you as possible. To get a more in depth look at setting up Eventzee hunts or how to play Eventzee check out the following guides.

Now that you have some ideas about how to start your Eventzee scavenger hunt, go out and make it happen! If you’re interested in hosting an Eventzee event, sponsoring an official Eventzee photo hunt or just curious about what we can do, contact us at eventzee@munzee.com.

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eventzeeMarch 4, 2016

Eventzee With Your Employees- Active Training With Scavenger Hunts

Scavenger hunts have always been a fun way to interact with others and support camaraderie, but we’ve moved past the limitations of pen and paper. Eventzee takes scavenger hunts to a whole new level by supporting worldwide events and new ways to interact with players. While Eventzee makes it easy to host your own scavenger hunt, it’s up to YOU to make it memorable. So if you’re considering putting on your own, here’s a few tips to get you started.

We’ve all been there. You’ve fallen asleep at another corporate training seminar. As some HR guy drones on about synergy you seem to lack the energy to even keep your eyes open. So bring a little excitement into the office with Eventzee: Scavenger Hunts Made Easy.

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Take Training and Development To The Next Level:
Want to test your employees knowledge on a particular subject? QR code quiz clues are perfect for engaging your employees and directly gauging their comprehension level. Whether it’s driving traffic to specific areas of a factory or answering quiz questions about the uses of a particular machine, Eventzee is perfect in both office and industrial environments. You can even use specialized surveys to get opinions from your staff on various topics.

Fun Effective Way To Enhance Your Team’s Synergy:
Encourage interactions between your staff in a fun unique way with scavenger hunts. Whether teams have to find particular hidden objects or put their heads together to solve riddles, the surge of competition and gameplay can bring your employees together. Take it a step further and mix up your departments to encourage people to get to know someone they may not work with as often. The closer your staff is and the better they work together, the more successful your product or service will be.

Choose From A Variety of Hunt Options & Features: 
Our totally customizable features can be tailored to reflect your business and educate as well as entertain your employees. We offer a variety of different ways to play, so you can decide what works for your staff. Our photo scavenger hunts encourage interaction and activity, while QR codes can be used educationally. Customize your clues to encourage physical activity and get your team moving. Attach a GPS location to a QR clue to encourage employees to explore a new city/market.

So break out of the conference room and get active, social and adventurous. Eventzee is what you make it, so make it great!

Now that you have some ideas about how to start your Eventzee scavenger hunt, go out and make it happen! If you’re interested in hosting an Eventzee event, sponsoring an official Eventzee photo hunt or just curious about what we can do, contact us at eventzee@munzee.com.

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