FAQs

I don’t know about you but I can’t wait to get out of town!!  We are running a promotion from 21 – 26 September where we will be giving a FREE Naked Out of Town Edition with every Adventurers / Aussie / Girls Road Trip game sold.  The free game will be automatically added to your order when sent.  This offer ends 26 September or earlier if stock runs out.

 

Q. Can you play the Getting Lost Game outside of New Zealand?

A. Yes – we have sent thousands of games all around the world!  The misdirections on the cards are designed to be generic so you can play where ever you are in the world (the only exception is our Out of Town Edition which has some “Kiwi-isms” and our Aussie Edition which has some Australian specific misdirections)  If you come across something that is not valid for your area (head to a beach and you are too far inland) simply draw another card or adapt the card for your area.  Our cards have NZ scenes on the back of them so you can have a little bit of NZ (or plan your next NZ holiday).

 

Q. Can I order Getting Lost Games outside of New Zealand?

 

A. Yes, we have flat rates for shipping for Australia, USA, UK and Canada.  If you want to send outside of these countries contact us – cat@gettinglost.co.nz – and we can give you a quote for shipping. 🙂

 

Q. How long does postage take?

 

A. We try to package orders within 1 working day of receiving them (although over Christmas and other busy periods this may be a 2-3 days).  We can’t guarantee delivery within a certain time frame but the below is the timelines our couriers work to. Please note that over busy time (Christmas, Fathers Day, Mothers Day etc) these times may increase.  Currently the time to Australia is longer with lockdowns and some courier services not able to operate.

  • NZ – Auckland – overnight (week days)
  • NZ – North Island – 1 – 2 Working Days
  • NZ – South Island – 2 Working Days
  • NZ – Rural Delivery – add another 2 working days.
  • Australia – 3-6 working days (currently 6-15 working days)
  • USA – 4-10 working days 
  • Canada / UK – 6-10 working days

 

Q. Can I play the Getting Lost Game walking?

 

A. Yes, you can play the Getting Lost Game walking. Only 8 of our 26 Misdirection cards can’t be played walking. What a lot of walkers also do is add on our Booster Pack. This pack is 10 direction only cards (turn left, head North etc)

 

Q. Why plastic cases?

 

A. Our Getting Lost Game cases are made here in NZ with a plant based plastic and are biodegradable. So while they are plastic they are a better for the planet plastic. They are really durable and allow you to keep your cards safe.  Please don’t leave them in a hot car.  At temperatures over 130 degrees the plastic we use will warp.

 

Q. Is it made in NZ?

 

A. Yes, our Getting Lost Games are made in NZ. The only exception is the compass which is an optional add on to the game.

 

Q. Are you going to make the Getting Lost Game as an app?

 

A. No. The Getting Lost Game is designed to get you off your phone and out and about exploring so for that reason we’re not looking at making it into an app at this point in time.

 

Q. What age range is it for?

 

A. Everyone! We have families, couples, grandparents and work groups playing the game. The card reader has a bit of reading to do so for children not yet reading they will need some help. Due to small parts we don’t recommend this for under 3’s.

 

Q. When do you pick a new card?

 

A. It’s entirely up to you. You can play each direction until you reach the end of the road, at each intersection, once the direction is executed (for example as soon as you turn right) or you can set a timer for each direction.

 

Q. How long does postage take?

 

A. We try to package orders within 1 working day of receiving them (although over Christmas and other busy periods this may be a 2-3 days).  We can’t guarantee delivery within a certain time frame but the below is the timelines our couriers work to. Please note that over busy time (Christmas, Fathers Day, Mothers Day etc) these times may increase.

Please note we are currently experiencing a lot of demand (thanks guys!) so it will take us 2-3 days to package currently.  We are also aware of delays in US delivery due to staff shortages at UPS.

 

Auckland – overnight (week days)

 

North Island – 1 – 2 Working Days

 

South Island – 2 Working Days

 

Rural Delivery – add another 2 working days.

 

Australia – 3-10 working days

 

USA / Canada / UK – 6-14 working days

 

Q. How much is postage?

 

A. In NZ it’s a flat $6, no matter where you live or how much you order. In Australia we charge NZ$9 flat shipping, no matter where you live or how much you order.  We have just added USA, UK and Canada – this has a fixed rate of NZ$16.  Outside of these areas please contact us for a quote.

 

Q. Can I cancel my order?

A. We are only able to cancel orders prior to them shipping.    

 

Q. Does the te reo version have English translation or is it all in te reo Maori?

 

A. Yes, English on one side of the cards, te reo Maori on the other side.

 

Q. Could I play it for a work Christmas Party or Team Building Activity?

 

A. Yes! It’s a great team building activity. Send your teams off in groups or all head off on a bus together! We also provide pricing for corporate gifts so you can send your staff or suppliers off to get lost in their holidays…

 

Q. How long does the Getting Lost Game take to play?

 

A. Our Adventurers or Standard Editions take 4 hours if you don’t impose any limits and the head for home card is pretty near the back (which it always seems to be for us). You can play a shorter version by playing with a smaller card deck or imposing time limits?

 

Q. Can I buy the Getting Lost Game in stores?

 

A. Yes! The Getting Lost Game is available in selected stores in New Zealand. You can see our list of stockists here.  Don’t have a stockist in your area?  Ask your favourite store to get in touch with us – cat@gettinglost.co.nz

 

Q. Can I stock the Getting Lost Game in my store?

 

A. Yes! Send us an e-mail – cat@gettinglost.co.nz – and we can provide you details on becoming a Getting Lost Game stockist or would like bulk rates for corporate gifting.

 

Q. Will you donate a game to our charity?

 

A. We are contacted all the time to donate to charities. We donate a number of our games to the Ronald McDonald house to give kids and their families something fun and low cost to do while they are in hospital and we support Baby Loss charities. To keep it fair outside of this we no longer give away games to individual charities. What we can do though is offer you our wholesale pricing so you can sell or auction these off at a profit.

 

Q. Can I get a discount if I buy multiple games?

 

A. Maybe… If you are purchasing more than 10 games send us an e-mail and we can set you up as a Wholesale Customer. From time to time we do offer gift with purchase so look out for these on our Facebook page or sign up to our mailing list to make sure you don’t miss out.

 

Q. How long do you follow a blue car for?

 

A. This one is entirely up to you. Getting Lost is designed for completely random exploration so you want to head in a direction not chosen by you but someone else which is the idea here.  It goes without saying that you would never want to make anyone else feel uncomfortable or unsafe.

 

Q. What are all the Booster Packs?

 

A. Our booster packs are designed as add ons to your Getting Lost Game.

 

The Summer Pack has 10 activity based cards (make a roadside sculpture, climb a tree, jump in the water etc) perfect for Summer Adventures and is the pack Josh was playing with on The Project. It has some “Kiwi-isms” so if you are playing overseas there may be a few cards you wish to change out.

 

The Booster Pack has 10 additional direction cards (left, right, north etc). Perfect for walkers or extending your game play.

 

The Out of Town Edition has 15 cards specifically designed for playing out of town (see a cow turn left, head home when you see a tractor etc.). Some of the directions in this set were created by out of town players of the Getting Lost Game.  It has some “Kiwi-isms” so if you are playing overseas there may be a few cards you wish to change out.

 

The Creator Pack has 10 blank Getting Lost Cards to add your own misdirections.

 

Q. What’s the difference in colours?

 

A. The game is the same in each of our coloured cases. Our core colours are Blue, Green, Pink and Charcoal. From time to time we add limited edition colours and currently have a Yellow Edition as a tribute to James Step Dad who passed away last year. These are only available until the end of the run so once they sell out they are gone.

 

Q. Can you play the Getting Lost Game outside of NZ?

 

A. Yes! I’ve played it on Sentosa Island in Singapore – you can read about that over here. And we have sent hundreds of cases all around the world.  The cards (excluding the Aussie Edition) have NZ locations on the back of them and the Summer Pack and Out of Town Edition use a few “Kiwi-isms!”  If you come across something that is not valid for your area (head to a beach and you are too far inland) simply draw another card or adapt the card for your area.

 

Q. What is the best place you have got lost with the Getting Lost Game?

 

A. Me and Kiki, just as the sun was setting over Arkles Bay. The water was flat and tinged with pinks and purples and a pod of dolphins came through. It was magical.

 

Q. Have you ever got really lost?

 

A. No where we haven’t been able to GPS our way out of yet!

 

Q. Where is Getting Lost based?

 

A. We are based in Birkenhead, Auckland in New Zealand.

 

Q. Do I need a specific Getting Lost Game for my region?

 

A. No, you can play the game anywhere in NZ or the world. If you out of the main centres (or heading that way) you may want to add on an Out of Town Edition to the main game too.  Please note the game is created in NZ so there may be a few Kiwi phrases!  If you come across one that is not relevant for your area simply skip it or change it to suit.

 

Q. What currency are your games in and do they include duty and taxes?

 

A. Our games are shown in NZ Dollars and include NZ GST where applicable.  If you are ordering outside of NZ, this does not include any taxes or duties that your local government may apply.

 

Q. How did you translate the Te Reo Edition of The Getting Lost Game?

 

A. We worked with Rosie and Kuruho who make a Maori Language Game called the Kaupapa Game. After they had translated our misdirections we all worked with an certified Te Reo Maori Translator to ensure that our translations were perfect.

 

Q. Can you come and talk at our event or school?

 

A. Yes. Cat has been involved with a number of schools with everything from helping them to create their own game to how to grow a successful business.

 

Q. Can I add my own Getting Lost Card?

 

A. Yes. We have made 3 marriage proposal cards in the past and we’re happy to partner with businesses to create misdirection cards specifically for their customers or staff. Contact us for bespoke pricing at cat@gettinglost.co.nz

 

Q. Why won’t my compass work?

 

A. Usually because it is not flat. Compasses need to be laid flat to work properly. Our compasses should all point in the general direction the should. Remember though that these are a tool for Getting Lost so they shouldn’t be used or relied upon as a life saving device.

 

Q. Why is do you offer two options for your booster packs?

 

A. Our booster packs have a “naked” and packaged option. The naked option gives us a chance to both reduce our packaging footprint and offer the game to you at a lower price. The packaged option is perfect for gifting , if you’ve got too many cards to keep in your cases (we hear you!) or if you just plain like the look of them.

 

Q. Can I buy the case separately?

 

A. Yes! You can now buy our custom Getting Lost Cases separately. Perfect if you run out of room in your first case or want a few colours to interchange…

 

Q. What taxes are included?

 

A. We are a NZ based store and prices include include NZ GST where applicable.  Currently we do not include sales tax elsewhere (ie. VAT). 

 

Got more questions? Send us an email to cat@gettinglost.co.nz