With the Stray Boots app, play a scavenger hunt that’s really a city tour
If exploring a new city is daunting, make a game out of it with this new app.
Name: Stray Boots
What it does: It’s a walking tour disguised as a scavenger hunt.
Available: In the App Store, requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. In Google Play, requires Android 4.0 and up. Available for 40 cities in the United States and around the world. Rated 12 years and older for adult references.
Cost: Free to download; tour cost varies by city, $4.99 to $11.99.
What’s not: I tested it during a competitive group challenge. Although the app indicated the hunt would take about an hour, it took our group much longer to answer the 28 questions. Maybe that’s because we kept passing great bars, but we would have preferred to end the activity about half way through. Although we had more questions than we wanted, we came in second place and had just one wrong answer.
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