Scavenger hunts at your event sound crazy?
Will they help attendees interact with all aspects of your event?
Definitely – if you want them to.
What if you could do these on digital platforms without the hassle of logistics?
Start engaging your audience with gamification apps. Let them experience all that your events have to offer.
What is gamification?
EventMobi defines it as “the integration of game-like thinking in nongame environments to bolster engagement, loyalty, and fun.” In this case, we’re talking about events.
A problem you might face sometimes are people tuning out when they come for your events. With so many things going on, there has to be a gel to bring it all together. You need something to get their attention.
With gamification, you can create incentives for attendees to encourage event participation. You could give points and/or rewards for:
- Sharing your event through social media platforms
- Networking with as many people as possible
- Attending the different checkpoints/booths at your event
- And the list goes on…
Before you gamify your event, consider what your objectives are. What do you want to achieve with these game mechanics?
Is it only to increase attendance at the event?
What about rewarding people for coming early to register?
Here are some of the objectives you could consider:
- Increasing interaction with all exhibitors at your event
- Promoting networking amongst attendees and yourself
- Raising your event’s presence on social media platforms
- Creating an unforgettable event experience
Let your creativity flow. Think of other ideas that could shape your event into something awesome.
We have listed 5 apps that you could use to create your next immersive event experience.
Mapdash is a customisable interactive scavenger hunt app for mobile phones.
Some of its features are:
- Easy customisation for any location of your hunts
- Custom skinning for your events
- Playable in teams or as individuals
- Live Web-based photo stream – perfect for keeping attendees connected
- Compatible on both iPhone and Android
- Optional automated connection to social media for events trending
Scavify has the standard features that most scavenger hunt apps have. It also includes analytics to check your hunt’s progress and how well it’s working.
One of its interesting interaction features would be its QR code scanning capability.
Ever wanted to share your scavenger hunts with others? Actionbound allows you to create public “bounds” for other players to particpate. It doesn’t have to be restricted to a single event.
This could be useful if you want to stretch your gamification plans out on a larger scale.
If you’re out of scavenger hunt ideas and need pre-made templates to work with, GooseChase is for you. With 100+ tested missions on their app, you don’t have to build one from the ground up.
Of course if you wish to, you could.
Remember the game Snakes and Ladders? LOQUIZ has incorporated it into their app as one of its sample game ideas.
Considered a life size board game, the rules are as follows:
- Team’s challenge is to get from start to finish with as few steps as possible.
- In every field a question is asked from the team.
- Depending on whether your answer was correct or incorrect, you will get your next point.
- Your challenge is to answer right and wrong so that you can utilise the shortcuts (ladders) in a game.
It could be something worthwhile to execute in your next event.
Through gamification, get attendees at your event to interact and network more.
Achieve objectives that might never have been possible.
Wow everyone at your next event.
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