10 Fun Event Gamification Ideas to Make Your Event More Engaging


Are you an event planner looking to take your events to the next level? Every organizer wishes that their events are one of a kind events that the attendees won’t stop talking about even after the occasion. In reality, though, you might need an extra layer to get event-goers’ attention throughout the whole event. Gamification is a proven way to increase attendee engagement and participation, and with the right tools and ideas, you can create a truly unforgettable event experience. Here are 10 fun event gamification ideas to help you get started:

1. Scavenger Hunts

Scavenger hunts are a classic gamification activity that can be easily adapted for events. With PlayTours, you can create custom scavenger hunts that encourage attendees to explore the event and engage with sponsors and vendors.

How To Set Up: Create a list of tasks or missions that attendees can complete to earn points. These tasks can include taking photos with vendors, finding hidden items around the event, or answering trivia questions. All you need is PlayTours, a scavenger hunt app to build a customized one. Use it to set up the scavenger hunt and track participant progress.

What Needs To Be Prepared: Before the event, make sure to coordinate with vendors and sponsors to ensure they are aware of the scavenger hunt and ready to participate. Create custom leaderboards that track players’ progress and participation. You may also want to prepare prizes for the winners.

2. Photo Mission

For attendees to get interacted with each other, give them a mission like taking a group selfie together, and submit it to get points. They would approach other attendees for a group selfie mission and this could lead to networking. This could also help as an ice-breaking game.

How To Set Up: By using PlayTours app on mobile, players can take/upload a photo or video and submit it, then submissions will get tracked and verified by a facilitator. Once it has been verified, points will be added automatically, and the system will generate who the winner is.

What Needs To Be Prepared: Just simply create a photo/video mission with PlayTours easy game builder on the web, then follow the instructions. No app installs required. You can try for free first!

3. Social Media Challenges

Social media challenges are a fun way to get attendees engaged and share their experiences on different social media platforms, while increasing visibility and engagement for your event. With PlayTours, you can create custom challenges that encourage attendees to post photos or videos on social media for a chance to win prizes.

How To Set Up: Decide on a challenge or theme and create a custom hashtag. Encourage attendees to post photos or videos that fit the challenge and share them on social media using the hashtag.

What Needs To Be Prepared: Before the event, make sure to promote the social media challenge on different social media platforms and encourage attendees to participate. Prepare a prize like giveaways for the winner.

4. Virtual Reality Experiences

Take your event to the next level with virtual reality experiences. With VR technology, you can transport your attendees to a completely different world, creating a unique and immersive experience that they won't soon forget. This is a great way to incorporate technology into your event and provide a unique experience for attendees.

How to set up:

There are a wide variety of VR experiences available, so choose one that aligns with your event's theme and objectives. Work with a VR designer to create a virtual environment that aligns with your event's theme and objectives. You'll need VR headsets and controllers for your attendees to use. Consider renting them to save the budget. Make sure your staff is trained on how to use and troubleshoot the VR equipment.

What needs to be prepared:

Space: Make sure you have enough space to set up the VR experience and that the space is conducive to the VR environment.

Power: You'll need power outlets for the VR equipment, so make sure you have access to enough outlets.

Signage: Clearly label the VR experience area and provide instructions on how to use the equipment.

Wi-Fi: Make sure you have a strong Wi-Fi connection to support the VR experience.

5. QR Code Missions

Another fun and interactive way to gamify your event is to set up QR code missions using PlayTours. Vendors and sponsors can have QR codes at their booths for attendees to scan with the app, earning points for completing the challenge.

How to Set Up:

Create unique QR codes for each booth and assign a point value to each one. Then, have the vendors and sponsors display the QR codes at their booths.

Players will just need to scan it to start the mission and earn points.

What Needs to be Prepared:

Make sure each vendor and sponsor has their unique QR code and knows how to display it properly.

Generate QR code for each mission and booth via PlayTours app.

6. Trivia Quizzes

Create a fun and educational experience for attendees by setting up Trivia Quizzes with PlayTours. Make them attend each breakout and solve the riddle, in this way, it can improve booth traffic. Attendees can learn about your organization or product while earning points for correct answers.

How to Set Up:

Create a list of trivia questions and assign point values to each one. Then, set up a quiz station where attendees can answer the questions using PlayTours.

What Needs to be Prepared:

Make sure the quiz station is set up with the necessary equipment including prize, and that the questions are challenging but not too difficult.

7. Escape Rooms

Escape rooms are a fun and engaging way to get attendees involved in the event. Create a custom escape room experience that is themed around the event, and award prizes for the fastest escape times.

How To Set Up:

Choose a theme for your escape room that will appeal to your attendees. You could opt for a classic mystery, a horror theme, or even a fun and lighthearted adventure.

The key to a successful escape room is challenging but solvable puzzles. Consider incorporating riddles, physical challenges, and problem-solving tasks. You'll need to create a space that is both visually appealing and functional for the puzzles.To create an immersive experience, you'll need to invest in some props and decorations like locks, keys, clues, and even sound effects to enhance the ambiance.

What Needs to Be Prepared:

You'll need to have staff on hand to run the escape room, monitor the progress of the participants, and provide clues if necessary. Safety should be a top priority when running an escape room. Make sure all participants are aware of any potential hazards, and have a plan in place for emergencies. Set a time limit for the escape room to ensure that all participants have a chance to complete the challenge. You could even offer prizes for the fastest escape time or highest score.

8. Interactive Photo Booths

Let’s face it, people love taking selfies and group photos, and photo booths are never out of trend. Why not turn it into a game? Set up an interactive photo booth where attendees can take photos and earn points by uploading it through the PlayTours app or by sharing the photos on social media. Make sure to provide props and backdrops that fit the theme of your event.

How To Set Up:

Find a photo booth vendor or DIY your own with a camera, backdrop, and props.

You just need to showcase the QR code in the photo booth, and attendees can earn points by sharing their photos and completing challenges.

What Needs To Be Prepared:

Props and backdrops that fit the theme of your event.

A camera and printer to print out the photos for attendees to take home.

Register an account on PlayTours and generate a QR code.

9. Mini Games

Mini games such as cornhole, giant Jenga, and ring toss are a fun way to engage attendees and provide a break from the main event. Use PlayTours app to add a scavenger hunt twist to these games by setting up challenges and tasks for attendees to complete while playing.

How To Set Up:

Rent or purchase mini games that fit the theme of your event.

Integrate PlayTours app by adding challenges and tasks for attendees to complete while playing.

Create a leaderboard to showcase the top scorers and motivate attendees to participate.

You can even make a live show of leaderboard on the projector to fuel more excitement in competition

What needs to be prepared:

Mini games that fit the theme of your event.

PlayTours app integrated with challenges and tasks.

Prizes for the top scorers.

10. Live Feedback

It is important to collect valuable feedback and important statistics from event attendees in real-time. With PlayTours, you can create custom surveys that attendees can respond to on their mobile devices. This data can help you identify areas of improvement for future events and adjust course as necessary to ensure that each event is a success.

How To Set Up: Decide on a set of questions or topics and create a custom survey using PlayTours. Display the poll or survey on a screen or projector and encourage attendees to respond in real-time.

What Needs To Be Prepared: Before the event, make sure to prepare a set of questions or topics and promote the live feedback activity to attendees. You can take a survey either after the event or during the event.

Summing Up

Event gamification can make any type of event fun and engaging, but it does not have to be challenging or expensive by using the right tool like PlayTours and ideas like scavenger hunts, photo missions, social media challenges, mini games, and so on. With these 10 Fun Event Gamification Ideas, event planners can now create truly memorable event experiences that attendees will never forget and create a social buzz. Start gamifying your events today!

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