Our IT has conjured up something new again: You can now have your Bound sections played randomly.
You can easily select this in your Bound settings. You can find them in your dashboard on the left side at the third position (wrench) directly above the button with your results of your Bound. Just click on it and then you can set the Stages order to Random on the right side.
Don't forget to update your Bound version after the change. You can do this in your Bound profile under "Publish".
If you want all your players to have an intro and outro, you can also set this. This is useful if you want to explain the rules of the game or welcome your players in the intro. The same is true for the outro. Here you can say goodbye to your players, say a few final words and for example refer to further bounds of yours. How to handle the intro and the outro separately you can find here: Just set a checkmark at Intro and/or Outro and the first and the last Stage will be played in any case.
The Stages in between can be played randomly in game mode. Your players won't know what will happen next. Surprise guaranteed.
The random sequence of Stages is useful for smaller quiz sections, for example, or if movement tasks have to be solved per section. In a group it is especially fun to work with the random Stages order, because you can be surprised together which tasks have to be solved.
Try the following: Additionally limit the playing time and set the task of completing as many sections as possible in 15 minutes. Let's see who can do the most!
Small tip: If you create a rally with GPS coordinates, you should make sure that the paths work for all Stages combinations.
Small disclaimer: If your Bound is downloaded and saved, then the order will not change the second time you play. If you want to reshuffle your Stages, it's best to download your Bound again. Then the Stages will be reshuffled.
Actionbound was created as tool to digitise the classic scavenger hunt and make it more intuitive. The fact that you can do this easily with our software is probably well known, but it's not the only thing you can put together with our software. Have you ever tried to develop Bounds that can be played from anywhere? No matter if sofa or forest, city or country. Here we provide you with a few simple tips and tricks on how you can create a location-independent Bound.
The classic Escape Game
Yes, it's true. Actionbound can also be used to create Escape Games. You don't need GPS coordinates for this. Important: Make notes at the beginning. What is it all about and what should happen in the individual sections? Where should the players "puzzle" their way out of? Does the Bound only work for one person, or does it need a team? Our Stages help you to structure your location-independent Bound. In each Stage, the players could, for example, puzzle their way through rooms or question fictitious people. For example, one puzzle could be solved per Stage. Just try it out. It always makes sense to start with simple puzzles and then increase the difficulty as the game progresses. Another tip for Actionbound pros: If you build Switches into your Escape Game, you can develop different paths. In any case, you should test, test, test beforehand.
A quiz to test one's knowledge
The quiz format is often used in education. You can create simple quizzes with Actionbound. The format is very suitable, for example, to check homework or to introduce a new topic. Tip: Too simple quiz questions will quickly bore your players and make the game experience monotonous. Try to pimp your Bound with creative questions and use photos and audio recordings to convey your content. Your quiz Bound should last no longer than 20 minutes in total to keep the game fun.
One Bound - different locations
Would you like to use Actionbound to bring places to life for players, even if they can't visit and discover them on site? Simply create a Bound that can be played from anywhere. Stages will help you structuring your Bound. Create a fictional character, for example a guide, who accompanies the players from place to place. Level up your Bound by adding different media like audio recordings. Use quiz questions to test your players' knowledge. Actionbound tip: Let your fictional character interact with your players. Questions like "Where are you right now?", "What does your environment look like?", "What places do you like to visit?" make your Bound more lively and you will get many different reactions, no matter where the Bound is played. Just give it a try.
Have you ever created a location-independent Bound? Can you still play it? We are always happy to receive links on our social networks.
We just released a new feature which allows you to combine two or more Bounds into one new Bound.
The feature merge Bounds allowes you to copy the content of your existing Bounds into a new one.
The following video shows you how simple it is to merge two Bounds.
Merge your Bounds
The merge function is part of our license feature set. If you want to unlock this feature for your Bounds, check here for a suitable license. If you can't find the right product for you, feel free to contact Benedikt Heiß.
Let teams compete against each other with the Bound Challenge!
The Bound Challenge allows several teams or single players to play a Bound against each other. The Bound Challenge is ideally suited for Bounds which should be played by several small groups, e. g. in the library, at the zoo or in the museum. For this, neither the creator nor the participants have to be registered at Actionbound and can nevertheless benefit from a combined evaluation of the results.
Any number of players or teams are grouped together using the individual start code of the Bound Challenge. If a new Bound Challenge is created, a start guide PDF with QR code is automatically created for downloading and printing. The Bound Challenge creator also receives a link to access the results of his group and to easily compare them.
The Bound Challenge is available if the Bound owner has a valid Actionbound license and the Bound is online.
Results and comparison view of the Bound Challenge
Bound Challenge for you Bounds
The Bound Challenge is part of our license feature set. If you want to unlock this feature for your Bounds, check here for suitable license. If you can't find the right product for you, feel free to contact Benedikt Heiß.
The Bound Styler gives you the opportunity to customize the appearance of your Bounds according to your own ideas and wishes.
Logo: You can add your own logo on the home screen. Colors: You can customize the colors of the individual elements of the Bound interface. In addition, you can set whether the buttons should be displayed square or rounded. Background: How about a nice picture as a background for your Bound? Font: Here you can choose from 14 fonts and adjust the size. Import: In addition, you can use the Import function to import a style from one of your other Bounds.
Here are a few examples of how Bounds can be customized with the Bound Styler.
Activate Bound-Styler now
The Bound Styler can be purchased as a premium feature for your account for one year. This allows you to customize all your Bounds freely. If you are interested please contact us per e-mail .