The Getting Lost Game

The real world travel adventure game played around the world

The Getting Lost Game is here to change the way you adventure!

 We’ve become really predictable in how we adventure – we’re all lead by the same searches, blogs and feeds – not to mention GPS.  So we reckon it’s about time we got lost on purpose! 

The Getting Lost Game helps you find the real hidden gems – the ones you won’t find in the guide books or in search – and supports those small businesses along the way.  

Our games are card games designed to be played in the real world.  They have directions and activities on each card (depending on which pack you choose).  There are directions like turn left, turn right, head in the direction the wind is blowing, follow a blue car).  They have a mix of chance and direction cards that mean even if you started playing from the same spot each time, you would end up somewhere new.  The directions are purposefully generic which means that the game can be played anywhere around the world.

It’s purposefully offline and you can choose a cute plant based plastic suitcase so an adventure is always close at hand.

It’s a way to switch off the technology and get back to exploring the way we used to do.  We recommend you start out with our Adventurers Edition or if you are heading away with the girls check out  The Girls Road Trip Edition.  Both of these games have everything you need to start adventuring and exploring in a more spontaneous, unscripted way.  From there you can add on booster packs like our Summer Pack.  Can’t wait for shipping?  We have and option for that too with our  Print at Home Edition

The Getting Lost Game is a Kiwi Invention and is proudly made in New Zealand.  In 2021 we started sending our games out to the world with thousands of people around in Australia and the United States (and more spots too) now getting lost too – how awesome is that!

“In a time where plans change, we have a way to make that a great thing and enjoy a game of getting lost. Plans can box us in, learning to enjoy the unplanned is exactly what our family needs and getting lost is the perfect teacher.”

You can also supercharge your game with our special editions like our Winter Edition or our Out of Town Edition.   Sick of doing the same thing on Date Night?  We’ve got a game for that too!  Want to treat Mum or Dad – yep, a game for that too!

Joining us from across the ditch? We have a special Aussie Edition now available. Or if you are learning Te Reo Maori you can try our bilingual Te Reo Maori Edition.

The Getting Lost Game is here to change all that!

It’s a unique travel game, created right here in NZ, that chucks out the notion of planning our adventures and instead leaves it all up to chance with random direction based cards that work anywhere you are.

The Getting Lost Game helps you find the real hidden gems – the ones you won’t find in the guide books or in search – and supports those small businesses along the way.  It’s a great way to see more of the country (or even just your own backyard).

It’s the perfect companion on holidays, weekend road trips, or even just a different way home from school.

The Getting Lost Game helps you find the real hidden gems – the ones you won’t find in the guide books or in search – and supports those small businesses along the way.  It’s a great way to see more of the country (or even just your own backyard).

It’s the perfect companion on holidays, weekend road trips, or even just a different way home from school.

We recommend you start out with our Adventure Edition. This has everything you need to start adventuring and exploring in a more spontaneous, unscripted way. It comes in a cute little suitcase that has 26 misdirections – things like turn left, head in the direction the wind is blowing, follow a blue car – that will take you on a new, unpredictable adventure every time.

You can also supercharge your game with our special editions like our Winter Edition or our  Out of Town Edition.

Joining us from across the ditch? We have a special Aussie Edition now available. Or if you are learning Te Reo Maori you can try our bilingual Te Reo Maori Edition.

The Getting Lost Game was invented by Kiwi travel bloggers Cat and James who were always asked how they found all the cool places that they blogged about (you can find out about those adventures on our Places to Go page) so they made a game to help everyone find cool spots off the beaten track no matter where they were in the world.
It has been extensively road-tested by their 3 daughters – and a very cool road test from The Project (a New Zealand Current Affairs show) which you can check out in this video.

” Fantastic Game! We took this on our family holiday to a place we weren’t familiar with. We loved discovering new places and having a laugh along the way. Every family should have one”

Read about our Adventures

We’ve spent the last 5 years exploring NZ, from Cape Reinga to Bluff, and we’ve blogged about it all as we’ve gone.  There’s 250+ stories about our adventures in NZ (and a few further afield) to give you inspiration as you explore.  Read about our latest adventures here or search by location.

Walking the Windows Track at the Karangahake Gorge

Our romantic weekend away in Christchurch

11 things you need to know for your camper van holiday

Top 5 places to stay in
New Zealand

The Grown Ups Guide to
New Plymouth

Our favourite free things to do with
the kids in Rotorua

“We love adventures but it’s a hard task finding new ones where we are.  This game makes a simple drive fun – so great not having to put effort into planning anything too.”

“Bought this for my partner for Xmas, he said it was the best present he’s ever gotten in his life