GISH is the Greatest International Scavenger Hunt, a Guinness World Record-setting experience designed to bring out the weird, creative, and adventurous sides of people while doing good. GISH combines creativity, art, fun, adventure, puzzles, cosplay, out-of-the-box thinking, and kindness for a week-long adventure unlike anything else as winners compete to win & make a difference in the world around them!
Our weirdly fun scavenger hunt is played by tens of thousands of people in over 100 countries worldwide!
GISH is more than an opportunity to have fun with your friends and our global community. Join the Hunt and you’ll also have opportunities to broaden your horizons and make the world stranger… and brighter.
To get started, every GISH registration makes a contribution to our charitable partner. We’ll release more details on February 17.
As with many journeys in tales of old, every quest is its own reward. But if it’s treasure you seek, look no further: when you play the GISH Wizards & Weirdos Play-At-Home Scavenger Hunt, your team may win one of three amazing mysterious treasures!
Through your fellowship and fortitude (and possibly a bit of duct tape), three teams will win*, each in one of three classes:
The Knights of the GISH Pentadecagonal Table of GISHLandia: Only the boldest and most adventurous team in the land with the courage to conquer our List will be knighted as part of the Royal Order of the Knights of GISHlandia and honored with a mighty surprise treasure!
The Bards of GISHLandia: No one can out-create or out-weird the team of jesters, performers, and Renaissance folk that will be named the official Bards of GISHLandia. The Bards of GISHLandia will be lauded throughout the land in epic poems and awarded with a mystery prize.
The Clerics of GISHLandia: The team who best uses their healing magics to cast charms and cantrips to ease the world’s woes will be honored as The Clerics of GISHLandia and receive the Noble** Prize.
But as with all things GISH, there’s a twist: Certain Items will count more than others toward your victory in each Class, but we’re not telling you which Items will have the most weight — it’s up to your team to try to figure it out as you tackle the List, then head in to battle to win!
Click HERE or any of the many several buttons on this page when registration is open. We’re subtle.
The GISH Wizards & Weirdos Hunt takes place from March 6-7, 2021.
No! You & your team can play as much or as little as you like. Play for an hour, a day, the whole week, or 25 minutes and 13 seconds. It’s up to you!
Registration starts at $19.99 for a basic registration and full access to the entire Hunt.
If you like, you can upgrade to a Most Premiumerest Registration for special GISH schwag. Every registration package helps support charity, too.
The GISH Hunt is the world’s largest virtual, online, global scavenger hunt. It takes place wherever you are! We have many thousands of participants in over 100 countries around the world. You can play anywhere — even in your own home.
The GISH Hunt is specially tailored with the pandemic in mind. We will provide lots of solo activities, and you can do Items using common household objects and supplies in your own home!
To be on a team, you have to be at least 14 years of age. But you can help your friends and family who are playing if you are underage. Adults need all the help they can get.
If you’re 14 — 17, get your parent or guardian to confirm you have permission & you can play!
YES. Join the Hunt and have your kids help you succeed! That is sort of the point of having kids, right? Getting them to help you conquer the world and win you prizes?
If they are 14+, they can be on your team. If under 14, they can be honorary members and don’t need to register, but will not be able to go on any trips or receive any prizes we offer.
We might be a little bit biased, but we’re pretty sure it involves being creative, weird & free, and playing for good. If you can do all that while dressed in recycled newspaper, you’re probably doing something right.
Yes and no. You can participate and complete Items on your own, but every GISH participant (“Gisher”) will be on a team.
You can build a team of your own with friends and family, or go solo if you don’t have anyone you want to play with. Either way, we’ll make sure to join you up with new GISH Friends Forever (GFFs) on a dream team!
All teams will have between 9 — 15 players. But if you don’t know 8 people or more you want to invite, that’s okay! You can sign up solo or build a team with just one or two of your friends, and we’ll connect you & your friends with other players from around the world to make sure you have a full team.
We have two types of team categories: In It To Win It and Just For Fun.
Create a “Just for Fun” team if you want your team to be filled with low-key, zero-pressure players. Create an “In It To Win It” team if you’d rather play with other hardcore competitive players.
Both types of teams can win, so these designations are just so we can ensure like-minded players can find each other.
There are several ways to fill out your team.
An open mind, a can-do spirit, a camera of some kind (a mobile phone camera is just fine), and some Internet access.
YES. We are committed to a safe Hunt. We have a list of Rules and Commandments to ensure that no one is endangered during the Hunt. We expect all participant to adhere to the rules and their local laws, including physical distancing and hand washing, to ensure that no one is put at risk by playing our game.