QUEST IQ


Epic outdoor adventures!

WHY QUESTIQ IS RIGHT FOR YOUR GROUP

SOLVE CREATIVE CHALLENGES WHILE EXPLORING YOUR CITY


AN IMMERSIVE LOCAL ADVENTURE

We have a large library of local games, and can also build custom games at or nearby your office. Each game will be brought to life by our awesome game hosts.

Take it outdoors and interact with your local environment like never before!

SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE - PUZZLING TO PLAYFUL CHALLENGES

Earn points across a broad mix of challenges, including creative photo and video submissions, puzzle based clues, local discovery and trivia, and I Spys to keep you on your toes.

Each team can strategize and chart their own course to best fit their personalities.

END ON A HIGH NOTE - A LIVELY RECAP OF THE BEST MOMENTS

We save the best for last! Return to homebase or your office for a hosted recap loaded with photos and videos so you can see what your coworkers did along the way!

Don’t have an A/V set up? We’ll help book a space or can share the recap online.

LOCATIONS


Scavenger Hunts in San Francisco, Napa, Oakland, and Palo Alto!

  • SF – Embarcadero
  • Palo Alto
  • SF – Presidio
  • Napa
  • SF – Union Square & SoMa
  • Oakland

SCAVENGER HUNT IN NEW YORK!

  • Central Park
  • Battery Park
  • Bryant Park
  • More on the way!

CUSTOM SCAVENGER HUNT!

Don’t See Your Desired Neighborhood Listed Here? Let Us Know, We Can Create Custom Games For You Anywhere!

ADDITIONAL INFO

HOW WE GO ABOVE AND BEYOND

FOR ALL GROUP SIZES


Each game comes with a free app for answer, photo, and video submission, allowing us to engage everyone.

For larger groups, we’ll add additional game content to spread teams out more and avoid too much overlap.


FOR ALL GROUP SIZES

Options for groups of 8-1,000+

CUSTOM CONTENT


We can build a custom Quest game near you, or refresh any game’s content for your company, industry, event themes, or learning goals.

We’ll connect you with a game developer and you can be as hands on or off as you’d like.


CUSTOM CONTENT

To add a more personal touch

AN EASY FIT INTO YOUR AGENDA


You can start your activity at any time of day. Games can last 1 – 3 hours.

We can adjust each game’s starting point to wherever you are for added flexibility


AN EASY FIT INTO YOUR AGENDA

Flexible timing and locations

TRAINING PROGRAMS


In this game, you’ll integrate a broad mix of strategies, skills, and personalities to succeed.

Our optional team workshop shines a light on your own tendencies, your teammates’, and how to apply those learning for a more productive workplace.


TRAINING PROGRAMS

Use the game to reflect and learn

PARTICIPANTS RATE THIS ACTIVITY AS:

CREATIVE

ORIGINAL

EXCITING

FLEXIBLE

FUN

“The puzzles were creative and we had a great time running around the Embarcadero. They're accommodating and flexible, and I'd recommend them!”


- Adam, Komodo Health

“It was fantastic! The clues and destinations were challenging but doable and fun, and also so original!


- Sinead, Ipsos

"The challenges were fun and the right level of difficulty. Very exciting and got to learn some new things about New York and its history along the way!"


- Alice, NYC Financial Firm

I booked this event last minute and the Quest team was super flexible with their schedule. Our team had a blast walking across San Francisco and exploring different areas!


- Christian, Care Linx

"Everyone had so much fun! During the scavenger hunt, we found ourselves saying "wow, I didn't even know this was here" quite often. It makes you stop, and LOOK at what's around you!"


- AR, Square

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


What is QuestIQ? How is it different from other scavenger hunts?

+What types of challenges will we be doing?

Our scavenger hunts are broken up into four types of challenges: creative challenges, where teams take pictures and videos of each other doing fun and creative things; I-Spy challenges, where teams stay alert and have to find specific items along their route; and neighborhood discovery challenges, where teams will have to search for answers to local trivia. In addition, there are a set of more complex, puzzle fillled super challenges at some interesting landmarks.

+What’s the “setup”

You will be provided with a series of maps, along with a list of puzzles and clues in order to work through the game. Answers are submitted via data-enabled cell phones on an app we provide. Only 1-2 participants per team need to have the app.

+I’m interested in a custom game - how does that work?

Customization works in one of two ways: location or content. We can either customize the specific content for your team, office, company, or theme, or we can build a scavenger hunt for a specific location of your choice!

+Is this physically demanding?

The scavenger hunt does involve some walking. The average game has 1.5 – 2 miles. However, the game can be approached in any order and route and does not require any extreme physical exertion aside from walking.

+What makes it different from other scavenger hunts?

Although we use an app for answer and photo submissions, we provide most clues via paper. We find that this makes it easier for multiple people to work together, and keeps your team more connected with each other rather than their cell phones.

We also offer a broad mix of challenge types, ranging from creative challenges to puzzles. Most scavenger hunts pick one or the other – we build our game for a more broad appeal.

+What if we have questions or need help during the scavenger hunt?

Our event facilitator will be available throughout the activity to answer questions for you! We’ll provide you with a way to contact them even if you’re away from the home base.

Where does QuestIQ take place?

+Where are your game locations?

We have games built in many locations across the San Francisco Bay Area and New York Tri-State area. Please scroll up to the locations section of this page to see our most up to date list.

+My group’s not from the main game area / city. Do we need to be familiar with the area that the scavenger hunt takes place in?

No! Our activity is completely self contained, and you will be provided with everything you need to be successful!

+Where do we start and end the game?

Depending on the location you choose, the starting and ending location varies! Each game has a designated home base. If you’re coming from nearby, we can also often start the game where you are, and send teams on their way from there. If you’re looking to add a post game happy hour, we can route teams there for the end of the game.

+Can you make us a scavenger hunt in a location that is not listed on your website?

Absolutely! Ask our event coordinators about building a custom scavenger hunt for whichever location you choose!

Game lengths and agendas

+How long is the activity? When can we start and finish? Are there time slots?

The standard length of the activity is 2.5 hours long, from beginning and intro to the end of the recap. However, the game is flexible and we can often cater to itineraries lasting from 1 – 3 hours.

+What does the recap entail?

Our game recap is often the highlight of the day! Our game hosts will lead a lively presentation of the best pictures and videos collected by teams during the event, and announce the winners. Based on agenda and availability of a projector or TV, we’ll lead the recap in person 15-30 minutes after your event. If we can’t run it live, we’ll send it to you digitally after the event.

+Are there specific time slots that we need to book in?

We’re open at all times and will work with you to find a date and time. There are no specific time slots or game times – we’ll schedule around your needs.

Our only recommendation is to end the game before the sun sets.

How QuestIQ works for any group size

+How many people can play?

The QuestIQ Scavenger Hunt can accommodate any size group! We’ve run single team games for 6 participants, and large groups nearing 1000.

+How big are teams?

Ideally, each team is comprised of between 5 and 7 members.. You can select your own teams before the game, or have us help randomize them on the spot.

+Do groups stay together / have the same route?

Groups are given the same map, however the activity itself is non-linear. Groups are able to move at their own pace and form a game strategy and route in any way they see fit!

+What type of people like this? My team doesn’t like scavenger hunts

This activity is for anyone who would enjoy challenging their mind with puzzles, while still having an outdoor and active component.

Day Of Logistics

+What do we wear?

Please wear anything that you can comfortably move around in, as the majority of the activity you will be standing and walking!

+Do I need to bring anything to the scavenger hunt?

All you need to bring is our signed waiver, and 1-2 participants with data-enabled cell phones per team.

+Is there a place to put our things?

As the scavenger hunts themselves take place in public areas, there will be no place to secure your items during the activity unless we start at your office or another provided location.

+What if it rains?

The scavenger hunt can be run either rain or shine! We will bring ponchos in the event of rain. If your team would rather not participate, let your event coordinator know beforehand. We offer a somewhat flexible rain policy, and can often offer a date change or replacement activity.

+What do we get if we win?

In addition to bragging rights over your colleagues, we are happy to distribute any prizes that you may provide. We do not provide prizes for winning.

+Do we have to take transit, taxis, or rideshare apps?

All locations are accessible by foot.

+Is this accessible for those with physical limitations?

The scavenger hunt does require extensive walking, standing, and ability to see visual clues.

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