FrogQuest is a high-energy game, putting adventurous, costume-clad teams in competition with each other to capture daring, interactive photo quests on their smartphones. Each team is given the same list of quests, and each quest is worth a varying amount of points based on difficulty, daring, and whimsy. High score wins!

Quests might have you mummifying a teammate with toilet paper, convincing a stranger to eat an ice cream cone seductively, or your entire team in a 25+ person conga line.

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The gameday will basically go like this...

  1. You and your teammates show up (in costume or theme, right?) to the venue, check in with our coordinator, then take a team photo with your web-enabled mobile phone.

  2. The event coordinator will hand out sealed envelope containing the same list of super secret photo quests to each team. Do not open the envelope until the game officially starts. Then quickly strategize and HOP TO IT, being sure to email back the evidence as you complete each quest!

  3. Return to the starting point once the game concludes (usually 2.5 hours later) for food and drink specials, sit back and relax while you enjoy the photo slideshow, after which we'll announce the winning team.

When you register, you will be asked whether you are registering as an individual or as a team.

Individuals: will be randomly grouped into teams and one team member will randomly be assigned team leader.

Team: If you register a team, you become team leader and will need to recruit the rest of your 4-6 person team yourself.

Team Leader Responsibilities: As team leader, you simply organize your team with regards to strategy, costume/theme, and team name. You can handle that, right? If not, you can always delegate.

  1. Team pictures must contain your entire team, which means you'll require the help of strangers to take these photos.
  2. Where strangers are required as part of the quest, the stranger must be someone you do not know. Furthermore, the same stranger cannot be used for more than one quest. So, once you've taken a photo of a stranger, consider them family! Find a new stranger for the next quest.
  3. Where only one or two teammates are required to be in the photo, the team is encouraged to do their best to rotate among themselves so that everyone gets involved.
  4. Teams should email their photos as they go using their web-enabled mobile phones. This is so we can organize, validate, and score them in real time, making sure to have the slide show ready to go when you finish.
  5. Each team may submit only one photo per quest. However, if that photo is returned for not meeting the criteria or you think you've outdone your first try, you may submit again.
  6. Only one attached photo submission per email.
  7. Teams may use whatever means of transportation available to them, though we highly encourage self-propelled methods over motorized.
  8. Teams should not be larger 6 members.
  9. You are not allowed to use photos from the internet to help you if it makes accomplishing the quest significantly easier by doing so.
  10. All scoring decisions by our judges are final. Bonus points could be awarded based on any of the following criteria:
    • Originality
    • Creativity
    • Level of effort
    • How well you met the criteria
    • How awestruck we are
    • Framing/Composition (not *just* a snapshot)
    • Whether we involuntarily laugh
    • Whether we involuntarily shout expletives (WOW!)
  11. You are NOT required to complete all quests on the list. If you don't feel you can complete a quest safely, legally, and/or without damaging private property, skip it! We want you to have fun, not go to jail or get hurt.

At least 4 hours. Once we get everyone checked-in, your team will spend the next few hours completing various quests and documenting the hijinks photographically. Then you'll return to the starting point for the after party where we'll award the winning team and laugh maniacally at the photo slideshow. After that, stay, socialize, and enjoy the drink/food specials as long as you like, or if you must... be on your merry way.

At the end of every hunt, we'll have a photo slideshow instantly ready to go. This slideshow will consist of the best photos taken across all teams, streamed off the internet (here's a sample slideshow). For smaller events, the slideshow may include every single submission. For larger events, we're more selective. Our goal is to keep the slideshow to 20 minutes or less in length. Without a doubt, this is one of the best parts of each event and is not to be missed.

Dress comfortably. You'll be walking, skipping, jumping and running. Be prepared! You may find yourself in a food fight, burried in sand or wet... anything can happen! Dress appropriately for the weather, and don't forget to theme your team to show solidarity!

No, but they're highly encouraged! And dare we say, you'll have more fun if you get into the spirit by (at least) wearing matching shirts, hats, wigs, etc. Or go all out and organize matching themed costumes. Somewhere in the middle is fine too. Point is to show your solidarity and esprit de corps through what you wear! Besides, it can be very intimidating to your opponents.

There are several benefits. First, teams that dress together have more fun together. Seriously! People around you will see your group and become naturally curious, and they'll want to become part of the fun. This is helpful when your quests require getting strangers involved, earning you more points. Also, as part of a larger group, each individual is more likely to feel comfortable stepping outside their comfort zone because there's a natural safety in numbers. Standing out as a group gives everyone license to loosen up that little extra bit that makes a difference, bringing the entire team together in really fun, cool ways. And finally, the photos you take will all look way better in the end and will probably earn more bonus points as well.

Color is a really easy way to accomplish this, so having everyone dress in the same (or similar) color scheme works really well. But don't stop there. Besides color themed shirts/hats/wigs/bandanas, add personality to your team by giving everyone matching Groucho Marx Glasses, Mustaches, Clown Noses, Jumbo Sunglasses, etc. Find that thing which expresses your team's personality. Or go all out and dress everyone as superheros, rock stars, bank robbers, or why not frogs? Just say'n! Have fun with it!

First and foremost, bring a fully charged smartphone, at least one per team but preferably 2 or 3 or more just in case of malfunction, poor reception, dead batteries, etc. You might also want to bring water, energy bars and cash (for food, beverages, etc).

Yes! At least one active, web-enabled smartphone is required per team. You'll use your smartphone to document that you completed each photo quest, then email that photo to our judges to be validated and scored. This is the key to keeping things well organized and fun.

Yes! If you sign up as an individual, we'll sort you onto a team randomly.

Register as a team. As team leader, you'll be able to recruit your own team.

By email. When you complete a photo quest, you'll use your web-enabled smartphone to email the photo evidence to our judges in real time, one email with one photo attachment per quest. The event-specific email address will be provided to you at the time of the event.

Each photo quest is worth a varying base number of points based on factors such as difficulty, risk, scarcity, etc. Bonus points opportunities are sometimes offered for stepping it up a notch, which will make the quest even more difficult. In addition, bonus points may be awarded at the judge's discretion for such factors as originality, creativity, how well you meet the criteria, how awe struck they are, framing/composition (not *just* a snapshot), involuntary laughter, involuntary expletives (Wow!), etc. With every photo taken, take it well! Be creative! It just might make all the difference. Our mantra is...NO LAME PICS!!!

Don't worry, most of the photo quests are not location dependent and can be done most anywhere, so you can either keep moving forward and hope you'll find another opportunity to complete that quest, or go back. The choice is yours, depending on the quest and how badly you want those points.

At the after party. Because each team will be emailing their photos to our judges as they take them, the judges will keep a running tabulation of the results.

Yes, though the prizes are not our focus nor should they be yours. Our focus is to provide you with a fun and memorable social experience, which is reward in itself. But we will award prizes to the winning team(s).

Those registering their own team become team leader and can add anyone they wish to their team by name, email address, phone number, and zip code. If you want to make it easy for them, create yourself an account and let them know which email address you used.

There are essentially three types of quests.

  • Those that involve your entire team...
    Example: entire team in front of a sign that is intentionally or unintentionally funny.
  • Those that involve teammates...
    Example: completely mummify a teammate in toilet paper.
  • Those that involve strangers...
    Example: entire team involved in a mock robbery of a stranger using the ATM

We didn't answer your question? No problem, just contact me at and we'll be happy to answer any question you have.

Bring a phone charger: You'll be making good use of your phones while playing the game, which tends to drain the battery. So, we recommend starting with a full charge and bring a charge cable to recharge afterwards.

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