The AO Challenge: A Game of Curious Missions - Atlas Obscura Experiences

The AO Challenge: A Game of Curious Missions

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1.5 hours
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What We’ll Do

Get ready to test the limits of your creativity and resourcefulness in our new interactive, live virtual game, The AO Challenge!

How fast can you build a replica of the Eiffel Tower? What's your interpretation of a Woofus? How many countries can you name in 60 seconds? A bit trivia, a bit arts and crafts, and a whole lot of fun, AO Challenge will require you to use your imagination and the ordinary items around you to complete seven extraordinary missions inspired by the wondrous places and stories featured on Atlas Obscura.

You're encouraged to think outside the box, get up out of your seat, and maybe venture a little outside of your comfort zone to complete each obscure, enlightening, or downright silly challenge. 

Here's how it works: The seven rounds of each AO Challenge will consist of both objectively scored and subjectively judged assignments. For every subjective round, your creations will be presented to our special guest judge. Our guest judge, chosen for their fairness and fine taste, will choose the top creations for each round to receive points. Everyone will have a chance to show off their work, and if you're not selected by the guest judge, don't worry! There are plenty of opportunities to make up points in the other rounds. The player with the most points at the end of the game will be crowned the AO Challenge Champion, winning a special prize! But we'll all have a blast along the way!

You can join as a solo contestant or a team in the same physical location. Gameplay during the 90-minute event is best experienced on a laptop or desktop computer, rather than a tablet or phone, as some tasks will require you to open a separate browser tab to input answers. While you never know what items you may need to complete a task, a couple of things you should have at the ready are a few pieces of paper and something to draw with.

Join us for a night of fun, laughs, curiosity, and most of all, CHALLENGE!


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What Else You Should Know

Access to this online experience is free for Atlas Obscura Members. Unlock more wonder by becoming a member today!

Once registered, you can access the Zoom room for this experience through your confirmation email or Eventbrite account. Atlas Obscura online experiences are recommended for attendees age 13+.

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This event is one of 
Atlas Obscura’s Membership Experiences. At Atlas Obscura, our mission has always been to inspire wonder and curiosity about the incredible world we all share. Now, more than ever, there’s a need to stay connected—not only to our sense of wonder, but to each other. 

We encourage you to follow and share the hashtag #AOExperiences for more incredible online experiences and courses with Atlas Obscura and our friends. And check out, the definitive guide to the world’s hidden wonders, to keep virtually exploring the world through the website’s atlas of amazing places, unique stories, and videos.

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