Thursday, December 5, 2013
People that have played this game know that the game booklets are loaded with secrets, and those secrets are also loaded with characters... The names of the characters that are printed in the game booklets are former clients that are an essential part of our games history. Clients such as our first ever client 14 years ago, our first reviewer, or to our repeat clients that have visited the game several times before. Those names are transformed into the name of a lost item, a character in a book or even a location. In other words we show our appreciation (after obviously getting permission) to immortalize our clients in the storyline of our world.
When we first came up with the idea we decided to use names and locations from our personal past. It could have been places from our childhood or people that we admire and respect....just because We think that this annual tradition by incorporating some past cashunter's names.. makes the game more even personal to us but also ads another flavor to the design. Of course we would love to add all our Cashunters names in our booklets but that would result into the size of an Enclyopedia which I don't believe we are there yet.
So next time you play a Cashunt game and a name in the storyline might look familiar who knows ..that might be your relative, spouse, girl/boy friend, partner, friend, or even your co-worker. As we always say expect the unexpected and enjoy the game experience..
Monday, November 25, 2013
Good morning Cashunters! One of the big questions that we are being asked for our other Cashunt cities is if we will be introducing additional "themed" games in Philadelphia,Charleston,and Chicago. Games such as Holiday Hijinks, Gold Rush, and others have been played in Boston for many seasons and we think they would make great additions to our sister cities but we don't see that happening until Season 15 (2015) The simple answer is because we want our sister cities to establish the current games they currently host and slowly introduce a new game each season. We want the growth pattern to be similar to Boston..that way it's not overwhelming to the client. So as of now each city has great anchor games that are working very well and that is very exciting and we will add more when the time is right. Have a great Thanksgiving everybody!
Sunday, November 24, 2013
So here I am at the tail end of finishing a book called S. Written by JJ Abrams and all I can say is...WOW! The book has only been out for a month and has been the most talked about book lately... S. is an experience other than just simply reading a book, which is great because it's rare nowadays .The design and the construction of the book with actual "physical props" imbedded within the pages makes the book a bit more personal and fun to read. I can't say too much about about S. because I don't want to spoil anything..but if you appreciate a great design in storytelling this is it! NOTE: do not buy the tablet version of this book...it does not work..you need to buy the physical version.
Monday, November 18, 2013
Season 14 Update
The best thing that makes our work exciting is giving the players something new.. and it always becomes a reinvention of the product at some scale every year. So as we enter our upcoming 14th Season we are placing together something that I believe will be our best version yet!
Some of you that have played our games already know that we always have something "tucked" away in the pages of our game booklets that will lead to new challenges. This gives the players the surprise element of these new secret challenges ..that could range from a singing competition to retrieving additional hidden items around the city. So the game books NEVER become predictable even to those "veterans" that have played our games several times before. So as the saying goes expect the unexpected!
With that said we are making the games even more interactive where technology will play an essential part of the Cashunt game experience during their competition. By doing this we are giving the players the fun and comedy that is found in a typical Cashunt, and having them use creative teamwork tools in order to claim victory. It will not only be the game materials that are provided during their game, it will also involve the internet and their cell phones in a more expanded sense .
We obviously do not want to spoil the secrets of the game..because obviously that will create a "buzzkill" playing the game..but the exciting part is discovering them. These new versions of the games will start at the beginning of Season 14 which kicks off on Jan 7th. We are sooooo close finishing the final product...and are very excited for next year. Beta games will be included in this December's Mad Dash games. The Season 14 game materials will be shown in December as well! We always strive to be the best Premium Urban Game Experience every year and I believe we have done it again...see you on the game board!
Monday, November 11, 2013
These are some exciting times for our product and our games as of late.. With the exciting news of expansion this season and keeping a new phase of growth for 2014..we are now eyeing television. This past Spring we were approached by Fremantlemedia North America responsible for shows like American Idol, America's Got Talent, XFactor, and the list goes on and on...To develop the Bridal Dash for a competetive reality show to be shown in the 2014/2015 season.
After a few months of working on this the project ....it fell through. With that said when one of the biggest production companies in the world comes to you...you take notice. At the end of the day you don't leave the ball on the field..you take it and run! So as we speak we are in development for a "format reality competition" to pitch it for LA. I believe what we have in store will be a fun, and funny competetive series that will have flavors of our product and some new flavors that we will keep mum on...
You never know what tomorrow brings and you never know what will drop out of the sky....just keep smiling.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
As we are slowly closing the book to our 13th chapter of our game we are already preparing for our 14th Season of our games. One of the biggest changes is with our "Mad Dash" series in Boston, Back Bay, and Salem. As of next season all general games in Boston, Back Bay and Salem will be still called with the Mad Dash label following them. But all corporate related games will now be part of the new "Hustle" series..ie: (The Boston Hustle, The Backbay Hustle, and The Salem Hustle) The difference between the Dashes and the Hustles will be huge! The Mad Dash series game will give players the more general foundation of the game with a surprise here and there during their 2hr experience. The Hustle series for corporate events/games will add many more secrets / cryptic challenges that will give players and more diverse and competitive experience of the game. Them Hustle series will be available starting Jan 10th just in time for Season 14!
Thursday, June 27, 2013
So as we are at the half way point of our 13th season a lot has happened in the last 2 months! We went ahead with our "Phase 2" project of adding 3 new Cashunt cities that will offer regular everyday games (charleston sc, chicago, and philadelphia) The response has been great and multiple games have been conducted in the new branch cities already! Also we now offer 2 new Boston related games The Boston Park Dash ( for field trips/families) and the Havahad Sq Hustle a game that takes place all around the Harvard Sq area. The funny thing with those two new Boston locations is that we never noticed the potential of both those areas and they are making for exciting fun new Boston "game boards " So with that said a lot of cool things so far and as we place the pieces of our "Phase 3" project this fall.. all I can say is....a part of it is going to come from way out of left field, but we have to remain hush on that until that happens ;) This year's version of our game books have been our best yet, A LOT of hidden secrets are imbedded in the pages, that increases the excitement of the game when they are discovered by our players. Also we want to thank our players for us recieveing our 3rd 5 star certificate of excellence from tripadvisor! That doesn't not happen without you! Thanks!