One of the most engaging games I’ve played in a city was a night-time bicycle scavenger hunt in Barcelona. With high-speed sight-seeing to gather clues, using my basic Spanish to help navigate, and the grace of flying through a beautiful city by bike at night-time.
I’m planning to develop scavenger hunts to encourage new residents of my small town to explore some of the essential and fun locations, while improving language and literacy skills and building the confidence to interact with local people and places. Hunts are developed around needs, in my case, common needs will be identified within an English language classroom. The hunt creates a gameful way to learn and cross some hurdles, with the support of a team to fill gaps in learning of individual team members.