(noun) the recreational activity of hunting for and finding a hidden object by means of GPS coordinates posted on a website.
Geocaching has gained popularity over the last few years with the help of smartphones and social media. For those of you who haven’t geocached before, the process is simple. You obtain coordinates for the geocache on a website or app and well, you go hunt for it! Geocaches hide in cool locations and many of those who participate compare it to treasure hunting. Some are marked as easy while others are most secretive and difficult to locate.
“But wait,” you might say, “I can’t geocache now, I’m practicing social distancing!” Well never fear, there’s a geocaching board game that you can download, print out and play right from the comfort of your very own home!
Geocaching: The Game is a 2-6 player game suitable for ages 8+. Each game takes around 30-45 minutes. The gameplay is simple and follows a roll and move style. You are travelling around the board and attempting to find treasures that have been hidden. While there is a main trail, players may take off on a side quest in their attempt to find the most goodies.
Of course, you will run into obstacles along the way, just as if you were hunting in real life. If you have any bugs in your stash at the end of the game, you can’t win! If you get lost, you will be stuck rolling the dice until you snag an even number.
You can access the rules, game board, and pieces, all online! Downloading, coloring, and creating your own version of Geocaching: The Game could be a great bonding experience for couples and families alike. Then maybe in a few weeks you can make your own lists of geocaches you want to find near you and take on the great outdoors.