The Complete Guide to Goosechase’s scavenger hunt app - with screenshots and videos!


Choosing the right scavenger hunt app or experience app can be a daunting task. We are here to make it easier for you. We have gone through every bit of the amazing Goosechase scavenger hunt app, and created a one-stop guide so that you can be up and running with Goosechase in no time.

Table of contents

1) Building your game

- Customisation & Branding

- Submission types

- Commonly asked questions

2) Use of automation for more complex games

3) Game Facilitation

- Starting and ending your game

- Checking submissions & adjusting scores

- Making announcements

4) Pricing

Building your game

Once you have created an account, click on + New Experience and fill up the main info.

Before playing, players have to download the application from the Android or iOS app store. It is important to let them know beforehand especially if there are many players, as the application is about 40 megabytes.

When players start the game, this is their experience:

There are 2 ways players can play:

1) Solo.

2) As a team, where players can complete tasks on behalf of the team on their own devices.

Instead of letting players create teams, you can pre-create teams for them here. In this way, you can ensure that you do not exceed your device limit.

Customisation & Branding

Goosechase has an amazing looking application, however, there are limits to the customisation. For branding, you are not able to change the colours of the interface, buttons or background. However, you are able to add a splash screen that appears right after players join an adventure.

This is how it will look like:

Submission types

Goosechase will present players with a list of “missions” (task). There are only 3 types of submissions - (1) photo/video, (2) text and (3) GPS location check in.

Set different points for different tasks - you can give more points for more difficult tasks. For the description, you can only use simple text - no bolding, italics and other formatting. You can only add 1 photo per task.

For photo/video, under advanced settings, you can configure the following:

This is how it will look like for players. Take note that for tall images, they will be cut off, unless the image is clicked by the player.

For text questions, you can have multiple answers. They are not case-sensitive.

Commonly asked questions

1) Am I able to accept/reject photo/video submissions if players upload irrelevant or wrong answers?

This is not possible. All photos and videos are assumed to be correct and valid. As an organiser, you will need to manually check the photos, and adjust each teams’ points accordingly.

To adjust the points, go the the “Leaderboard” tab, and “Adjust scores”, as shown below.

2) Am I able to shuffle the order of the tasks so that different players see a different order?

Yes you can! On the right of the “Missions” tab, set the Mission order to “Random”. This lets you spread out the players more to prevent over-crowding.

3) Am I able to allow players to see each others answers?

Yes you can! Under “Advanced settings”, configure this dropdown. This makes it more exciting for players to post and see what others have posted too.

Use of automation for more complex games

If you would like missions to appear only after a period of time, you need to use the automation feature. You can either set missions to appear or disappear, depending on your game format. For scheduling the automation, it can be set either as the relative time since the start of your game, or a specific date and time.

Therefore, please note the following task-related things that Goosechase is not able to do:

  • Not able to “link” tasks to one another to have them done in sequence.
  • Not able to have players complete tasks in a specific order.
  • Not able to force players to be in a specific location before completing a text or photo/video task.

Game Facilitation

Starting and ending your game

To start your game, there are 2 ways:

1) Manually start the game

2) Schedule it in advance

Checking submissions & adjusting scores

Players will use the in-app camera to take photos (or upload from gallery if allowed), it will look like this.

As you can see, if players upload invalid or irrelevant answers, it will still show to all other players and give the team the points. You can manually delete the images and adjust the teams’ points.

Step 1: Go to “Submissions” and click on one of the missions.

Step 2: Click on the specific submission and click “Add bonus”

Step 3: Set the points to negative and give your remarks.

Players will get a notification, as seen below.

Take note that players will not be able to re-attempt the tasks.

Making announcements

Go to “Leaderboard”, and “Send a message”. You can send the message immediately or schedule it via automation.

This is what the players will see:

Take note that players are not able to message the facilitators. You will need to write somewhere on the communication details for players to ask for help.


Goosechase’s pricing seems to be designed for large organisations with large budgets. For example, for the starter tier, it costs more than USD 49 per participant, and can only be used for 1 game.

Goosechase have a per-month subscription model for more teams, costing USD 850.

Goosechase is a relatively capable scavenger hunt / event gamification app. Its simple and straightforward user-interface allows game creators to quickly create a simple game. However, there are limitations to customisation, branding and variety of tasks.

We hope that this guide has given you a better idea about Goosechase. If you would like to explore more alternatives, read our full guide here:



Choosing the right scavenger hunt app or experience app can be a daunting task. We are here to make it easier for you. We have gone through the entire Goosechase app, and created a quick run down of what you can or cannot do with Goosechase, and how to set up your first game!


Why might people still use Goosechase?

  • Nice looking UI
  • Simple events
  • But... very expensive


Creating your games, called “Experiences”

Adding of splash screen:

Customisation of background and colours - not possible.

Distributing your game using the “Join Code”.

Show how the experience is like for players joining using the app:

Deciding between Teams or Solo play.

The purpose of setting up an event “password”

Making events live, and setting time limits.

The different type of missions/tasks

  • Photo
  • Video
  • Text
  • GPS

Triggering a task at specific times:

  • Note that “After experience starts” is the same for everyone. No differentiation.

Checking if photos/videos are “correct” before giving points - not possible.

Formatting text and adding multiple photos - not possible.

Adding of clues - not possible

Penalties to differentiate teams - not possible

Linking of tasks to another tasks - not possible

Categorisation of tasks - not possible

Facilitator screen:

  • Note that they cannot be replied to.

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