“We don’t lose the desire to play because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.”
– Ashley Montagu
How many people can take part in a wild goose chase game?
A minimum of 15 people is required for a game to go ahead. A game can be played with 10 players (absolute smallest numbers), however the minimum fee which covers 15 players is still applicable. Maximum number is 50 players at one time.
How long do we need to take part in a wild goose chase game?
Each wild goose chase game is 80 minutes long, but plan for time before and after the game for the briefing and debriefing post the event. In total, plan for 2 hours more or less – it all depends how large your group is. Please note for customized games, the time can be different, depending on a client’s needs.
Where do we meet for the game?
Each game has its relevant meeting place – it all depends on which game you book. However, you will be communicated with in good time to make the necessary arrangements.
Is the game played on foot or do we need transport?
Games are played on foot. Driving games can be played and have been done so when clients have requested a customised game to be created, for their specific needs. Transport is for a client’s own cost.
Do you run games on a weekend?
Yes, but most games are scheduled for the weekday.
Do I need to be fit to take part in a wild goose chase game?
Let’s get one thing straight, folks – you don’t need to be a marathon runner to play The Gallivanting Goose game. We’ve had some “older folk” beat the young’uns with their strategic approach and clear communication. But, if you’re cooking a bun in the oven or have a pacemaker, just let us know and bring along a note from the doc to give the ‘all clear’. No running is allowed in a game, but trust us, you’ll still break a sweat as competition gets fierce. Keep in mind, some locations may be a bit of a stretch on the legs (here’s looking at you Kirstenbosch Gardens), so choose wisely. Give us a shout if you need help picking the perfect game for your team.
What must we wear?
Get ready to strut your stuff in comfortable clothing that won’t hold you back from showing off your moves! Summer days can be hot, so make sure to bring a hat and a change of clothes in case you get too hot and bothered from all the excitement. Leave your fancy handbags and high heels at home and opt for comfy shoes instead. Each team will be provided with a backpack to hold essentials like keys, cell phones etc., so no need to worry about carrying anything else. Show some team spirit by dressing in your team’s colour or a fun theme – after all, this is your game and you can play it your way!
Do you supply food or water?
No. It is up to each team to bring their own water and snacks. Tip: best to always make sure the participants have water with them for the duration of the game (and perhaps challenge them to bring their own bottle from home, to avoid all those single use plastic bottles going to the dump).
Must we download the app and how much data do we need?
You don’t need to download the app to play the game or use your own smartphone. Each team is provided with a smart phone with data and the game loaded, ready to go.
What time do the games start?
Wild goose chase games are scheduled to start at 10am in the morning or 2:30 in the afternoon. Customised game times do and can vary from this, depending on the client’s needs.
Do you offer remote games?
The games are in-person only i.e. you need to be there, in the flesh.
We are 2 people in Cape Town for the day, can we join up with another group playing?
Each game takes place for a specific group that has booked a game exclusively for their own use. If you wish to take part in a game, why not organise another 14 people to play with you and make it a party?
What does it cost to take part in a wild goose chase game?
It all depends how many participants are taking part; the more participants the lower the price per person. Email email@example.com to get a breakdown on the pricing.
What happens if it rains the day our wild goose chase game is booked for?
The show must go on! But in all seriousness, we keep a close eye on the weather and communicate with the organiser well in advance of your scheduled event. If it looks like a downpour, we’ll work with you to reschedule for a better date and time that works for everyone. If your event can’t be moved, such as one that’s part of a work conference, we’ll try our best to make the necessary preparations to ensure that it can still proceed. We’ve played the game in various weather conditions, including drizzle and downpours, so we’re confident that it can be done. And even if it does rain, our participants are usually so focused on winning that the weather becomes a mere afterthought.
Can you book a restaurant and organise our transport to and from the event please?
Sorry to disappoint, but our expertise lies in organising the best wild goose chase game around! However, we’ve got you covered with plenty of nearby restaurants and conference facilities that we can recommend. Just let us know what you’re looking for, and we’ll be happy to provide you with some ideas.
Do we get to keep the photos we take during the game?
Absolutely! These photos are all yours to keep and cherish forever. Gather your team together for a viewing party and have another good laugh at the memories you made. Within a day or two after your event, we will send the pictures to your event organiser.
How many teams are there in a game?
It’s all about the numbers! We like to get teams of at least 4 to 5 people for our wild goose chase games, but we’ve had some massive teams with up to 10 players each. The size of the teams will depend on the number of participants, the venue, and the objective of the game. We’ll discuss all of this with you beforehand so that you can organise the teams and allocate them in good time, before the event.
Do you hand out any prizes to the winners?
If you wish to hand out any prizes for the winners, this can be done at the end. We can work with you to hear how many prizes you have that you wish to hand out and what the categories should be. Again, we have some suggestions. Often companies do not hand out prizes as bragging rights are more than sufficient! Any prizes are for the client’s account.
Are there toilets where we are playing?
Some places have public restrooms more accessible than others – it all depends on which game you have booked. Best you go to the loo before you arrive. However often loos are more accessible during a game and a team needs to just work around this.
What’s the youngest age that can take part in a game?
Kids ages 13 and above have taken part in games in the past, but generally we prefer to keep this to an adult arena.
Can a game be played after working hours?
No. Depending on the season a game can be stretched to start later in the afternoon to try accommodate a working day, however due to the fact that the game requires one to take photos and videos to complete the challenges, good day light is needed, otherwise one of the best parts of the game is lost and spoilt as a result of bad lighting.