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WHAT IS GISH FEST?

WELCOME TO GISH FEST!

 
IMAGINE WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF THE RADDEST PARTS OF BURNING MAN, COACHELLA & GISH HAD A VIRTUAL BABY. THEY’D NAME IT GISH FEST.
 
THIS IS THE WORLD’S FIRST VIRTUAL FESTIVAL FEATURING A FUN, CREATIVE, INSPIRING AND KIND SCAVENGER HUNT! JOIN US FOR SIX HOURS OF MISCHIEF — FROM YOUR OWN HOME! 
 
WHEN: MAY 22, 2021
11AM – 5PM PT
LOCATION: YOUR PLACE
WHO: EVERYONE, EVERYWHERE
TEAMS: 1 TO 15 PLAYERS
(Yes! You can play solo or with a team!)
TICKETS: $15.99 PER PLAYER
 

REGISTRATION IS OPEN!

  • EMBARK ON A SIX-HOUR VACATION FROM THE MUNDANE TO ENGAGE IN SOME FUN MISCHIEF WHILE DOING SOME GOOD
  • PARTICIPATE IN A LIVE, GLOBAL ZOOM PARTY FEATURING SPECIAL GUESTS
  • RECONNECT WITH YOUR CREATIVITY, MAKE NEW FRIENDS AND LEARN STRANGE NEW SKILLS IN AN UNFORGETTABLE GAME FROM THE POSITIVELY DERANGED MIND OF MISHA COLLINS

PLAY ON YOUR OWN, BUILD A TEAM (UP TO 15 PLAYERS), OR LET US JOIN YOU UP WITH BRAND NEW FRIENDS FROM AROUND THE WORLD!

WEIRDEST. SCAVENGER HUNT. EVER.

 

GISH is the Greatest International Scavenger Hunt, a Guinness Record-setting experience designed to bring out the weird, creative, and adventurous sides of people while doing some good. GISH combines creativity, adventure, puzzles, cosplay, out-of-the-box thinking, and kindness for an adventure unlike anything you’ve done before!

Our scavenger hunts are the most popular in the world, played by tens of thousands of people in over 100 countries. 

HOW TO PLAY

JOIN THE GLOBAL PARTY

  • SIGN UP now!
  • Download our app (available on iOS or Android)
  • CREATE YOUR TEAM. After you sign up, you’ll have three options for team creation:
    1. Build Your Team: Invite your friends to play with you! You can invite one or more friends build a team of 1-15 Gishers. 
    2. Discover New Friends: Join as a solo player (or with a couple of friends) and we’ll mush you together with new friends from around the globe to make a team of up to 15.
    3. Go SoloThat’s right: if radical self-reliance is your thing, you can even participate in GISH Fest by yourself! Create a Team of One and lock it down to play by yourself.
  • The Hunt begins at 11AM PT with Opening Ceremonies and we’ll post a List of challenges. You’ll then have six hours to take on fun creative and kind challenges from the twisted mind of Misha Collins… and while you do, you can also participate in LIVE interactive activities in a six hour long Zoom party with special guests, demonstrations, and other surprises! 
  • Play as much as you like, wherever you are! Play casually or go for broke and try to complete the entire list. It’s all up to you!
  • Submit images & videos of your team’s accomplishments to earn points.
  • Change the world! To get you started, every registration will help change a life… but we’ll tell you all about that at Opening Ceremonies. Be there!
COME PARTY AT GISH FEST!

PLAY FOR GOOD

GISH has changed the world and the lives of those who play. But don’t take our word for it! Here's what Gishers have to say...

OUR CHARITABLE PARTNER

JOIN THE HUNT & MAKE A DIFFERENCE

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 Fest registration makes a contribution to our charitable effort, which we’ll be releasing details about during the opening ceremonies of GISH Fest. 

PLAY FOR FUN. PLAY FOR GOOD. JOIN THE HUNT!

GISH YOUR LIFE

GET MORE GISH

Upgrade your GISH experience to a VIG (Very Impressive Gisher) package to receive special bonus experiences, including a private top secret event live with Misha Collins that is only open to VIG registrants!

Every VIG registration also does even more good in the world — from adopting a newly-planted tree to making an even bigger impact on our Change A Life recipients.

You can feel extra-great about being a VIG Gisher: in an effort to tread gently on our Earth and reduce our global carbon impact, 100% of our VIG swag is digital-delivery to reduce the impact of shipping on our fragile ecosystem and fight back against rampant materialism and waste. Plus, you’ll be planting & adopting a tree when you upgrade!

BUT THERE’S MORE…

Get your August holiday plans sorted now: sign up for the GISH Fest and you can add on your week-long GISH Hunt ticket, too! The GISH Annual, week long Hunt runs from July 31 – August 7 and will be an entire week of positive mayhem. Get in on it now with your GISH Fest ticket and you’ll get an exclusive savings on your August registration!

 

ALL YOUR QUESTIONS, ANSWERED

Click HERE or any of the many several buttons on this page when registration is open. We’re subtle.

GISH Fest will be held May 22, 2021 from 11 AM – 5 PM PT (that’s 5 AM – 11 AM Micronesia time, because we know you were wondering). 

No! You & your team can play as much or as little as you like. Play for an hour, 10 minutes, or the entire 6 hour event. It’s up to you!

Registration starts at $15.99 for a basic registration and full access to the entire GISH Fest event. 

If you like, you can upgrade to a VIG (Very Impressive Gisher) registration for special virtual, sustainable GISH schwag & experiences. 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. 

YES. 

GISH Fest is specially tailored to be 100% pandemic safe. We will provide lots of solo activities, and you can do Items using common household objects and supplies in your own home!

NO.

You can participate in GISH Fest wherever you are — at home, at work, at a crowded stadium in COVID-free Australia… However, for your safety & the safety of others, we do require you to observe the protocols that are recommended for your area with regard to masks and social distancing. Remember, anything you submit to us could end up shared with the world, so be a good responsible citizen!

To join GISH Fest, you have to be at least 14 years of age. (Don’t blame us, our legal sharks make us comply with “the law.”) But you can help your friends and family who are playing if you are underage. Adults need all the help they can get, after all. 

If you’re 14 — 17, get your parent or guardian to confirm you have permission & you can play. If you’re an adult with little folks in your life, tag them in as honorary team members and revel in the free help/labor you get from them as you have fun with them without even having to pay for a child’s ticket. Sweet deal, right? Right. 

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 recyclables, you’re probably doing something right. 

YES.

Every Gisher that signs up for GISH Fest must be on a team, but if you’re the “radical self reliance” sort, for GISH Fest you can be a team of one: YOU. (We’ve never done such small teams before, so we’re looking forward to seeing how this will go off the rails.)

If you’d like to play with friends, we encourage you to build a bigger team! Invite  friends and family to join you to amp up your GISH Fest experience. Teams can be anywhere from 1 to 15 members, so if you want to just play with your bestie or your nuclear family or your 14 BFFs, you can do that, too.

And if you want to make NEW friends, leave your team unlocked and we’ll add you into a team of up to 15 Gishers from around the globe or, as we call them, “your new best friends for life.” 

All teams will have between 1 and 15 players. You can sign up solo and lock your team of one, or build a team with just one or two of your friends… or leave it unlocked and we’ll connect you & your friends with other players from around the world to make sure you have a full team.  

YES. 

GISH Fest is a festival. A party. A soiree. It’s Coachella meets Burning Man meets GISH. That doesn’t mean you can’t be a competitive partygoer, but laid back is welcome here. You deserve a breather.

But note: For our Hunts, 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 prizes during Hunts that have them (like our August Hunt). These designations are just so we can ensure like-minded players can find each other.

There are several ways to fill out your team.

  1. Invite your friends! You can send your favorite people an invite or even gift a registration.
  2. Find other GISH players on the GISH App: Download for IOS or Android, then look for other players on the GISH Map. DM them and invite them to your team!
  3. Find other GISH players on The GISH Bunker  Facebook group.
  4. Use social media to find other players. (Look for the #GISH hashtag!) 

An open mind, a can-do spirit, a camera of some kind (a mobile phone camera is just fine), and some Internet access.  We’ll send out a list of other suggested household stuff that might help before GISH Fest begins, but don’t worry — this festival and this Hunt are all about being resourceful and self-reliant and thinking outside the box. You’ll come up with something, you clever Gisher, you. 

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.  

You don’t have to have it, but it makes the experience more fun as it enables you to join the Zoom events. But if you prefer, you can just do the Hunt component and skip the streams. It’s up to you!

Depending on circumstance, we may provide YouTube livestreams of Zoom events (except our VIG event with Misha) with subtitles as well. But to interact live with our guests, you should download Zoom.

TELL YOUR FRIENDS ABOUT THE HUNT!