Enjoy a scavenger hunt in New York’s West Village guided by your cell phone. The Game is a totally new way to explore NYC's sights and streets, and the West Village is just one of the great game zones you can play in!
What to Expect
Explore New York’s West Village in a thoroughly 21st century fashion via "The Game," a service that is half scavenger hunt and half tour. You play the whole thing from the convenience of your own cell phone! You will receive fun challenges by text message. Challenges ask you to find cool things, solve riddles, take fun photos, and much more. For every challenge you complete, you’ll earn points and learn fun facts about the city.
You can play The Game on your own or in small groups. Once you have bought your tickets, activate your phones, and off you go. Start the game at any time, and play at your own pace, pausing at some of the West Village's legendary sights. You will get an email that tells you to send a code to a phone number provided. Then, receive a brief tutorial on your phone, and you’re off and running. You don’t even need a map!
Discover some of the coolest spots in the historic West Village, including quirky stores you wouldn’t find on your own. Stomp the same tree-lined streets as folks such as Edgar Allen Poe, Jimi Hendrix, and countless other celebrities. While you can go at your own pace, the typical adventure lasts a bit over 2 hours. The West Village is one of New York's most energetic and compelling neighborhoods. So, don't be a square; sign up and play today!
- A 2-3 hour scavenger hunt tour of New York's West Village, sent to your cell phone
What's Not Included
- Smartphone (see additional notes)
Your adventure starts at the Arch in Washington Square Park at 5th Avenue and Waverly Place, New York.
Know Before You Go
• Please note that the games require that someone in the group has a smartphone. Pretty much any smartphone works. For the best possible experience, use a newer smartphone from the last 2 years. (newer Androids and iPhones work great, but are not essential)