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I'm sure a lot of people would attend if airfare to Alaska wasn't so darn expensive.

 

One game that Team VaxCave put on during a CITO event this year that worked out really well was "Place the Flag". What they did was mark a waypoint with their GPSr and gave those coordinates to people. Everyone was given a flag to plant in the ground where their GPSr said was ground zero. The closest to the their mark won a small prize, and more importantly, bragging rights.

 

A Beach Bonfire also worked really great too. Polgara hosted this in Ocean City, MD.

 

Some people like consuming a few alcoholic beverages durning events. If these are allowed, I would avoid "keg stands" and "beer bongs"

 

Best of luck with your event...

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Another game that took place at the same TeamVaxcave event that DeskJocky is talking about was a speed cache. A micro was set out and people were sent out to find it one at a time, and once they found it, they retrieved a post-it note or something from it and came back, they were timed for the time it took them to return, and the lowest time got a prize...

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Another event that works well is a "Poker" cache. Start with several decks of cards. Shuffle all the cards together, and split it into five piles. Divide each of the piles into sets of cards, and mark each set with a different symbol (coloured dot, sticker, number, whatever). Place each pile of cards in a different stage of a multi-cache. Each team doing the multicache is given one of the symbols. At each stage, they may pick one of the cards marked with that symbol. At the end of the day, the team with the highest value poker hand wins.

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at our events we've had temporary party caches that have gone off well, as well as TBs that are hidden as if they are caches. once they're found, they disappear.

 

you could use an event to play games that aren't allowed in a regular cache, like "moving cache" and "telescoping cache".

 

capture the flag variations are fun, as well as assassin.

 

i like raffles and puzzles, too.

 

at one event we gave away a you-have -to be-here-to-win prize every half hour. you got a raffle ticket for every puzzle or party cache you found in addition to the one you got for showing up.

 

one of our local cachers is hosting an event with his ham club that will combine night caching with fox hunting. i expect that to be WAY fun.

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events to avoid:

 

"who hates dave" contest

javelin catch

cemetery cache where you have to get your picture taken with a funeral party

worst smelling container contest

political debate

least attractive spouse contest

swinging singles/church picnic hybrid event

"let's move bob's caches to another park"

report your neighbor to a government agency

switching the event location without telling that ONE cacher.

"which outhouse is the money hidden in?"

attaching fake fuses and timing devices to containers

calling up people at random from the picnic and singing out of tune

going out into the parking lot and manually turning selected cars about ten degrees

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One game that Team VaxCave put on during a CITO event this year that worked out really well was "Place the Flag". What they did was mark a waypoint with their GPSr and gave those coordinates to people. Everyone was given a flag to plant in the ground where their GPSr said was ground zero. The closest to the their mark won a small prize, and more importantly, bragging rights.

I did that at my event and gave out a cache as the prize, but now I have to visit Nebraska! :lol:

 

Another event I did was a "Virtual Scavenger Hunt" where I marked waypoints at several objects in the park. I passed out a list of the coordinates with a short question "distance on sign", "number of items", or whatever for each waypoint. I ended up with 19 "virtual caches" and gave everyone 4 hours to find as many as they could (It's a very big state park). I was surprised at how many people visited every waypoint. Fortunately, only one person scored the highest (they missed one), but I did have a tie for 2nd place.

At my next event, I'll plan for that, and also get several more waypoints. The person that was supposed to get the waypoints for me flaked, so I had to rush around doing it myself the day before the event.

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We co hosted an event a month ago and helped come up with one of the games:

 

I have a geocache game planned for after the meal. There will be a list of geocaches for you, some real, some just for the game. Caches will have points based on difficulty and time involvement. Participants can plan their strategy during lunch, then try to cache as many points as possible in 1 1/2 hours. There is a nice mixture selected, with some caches best found via auto, some by bike, and some by walking. Tacky prizes will be awarded; Just like real geocaching!

Please note that many of the finds are not official geocaches, and will not count as smilies. Several are real, and may be counted if you have not logged them

 

A printout with cache names and waypoints was handed out before lunch and people were set free to find them about 45 minutes later. Because some people had already found the real caches we added a few twist: "tell us the # of finders on ___ date", or "list the order of finders on this caches first day" etc. etc...

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