The Standard Edition


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The Standard Edition has been rebranded as The Adventurers Edition.  All the cards are the same but you’ll now find it over here – available in a box or a case.

The Getting Lost Game is a real world travel adventure game created in New Zealand and played around the world to get wonderfully lost and explore new places.

This kit is the perfect starter pack for people wanting to find hidden gems of the beaten track, while exploring their backyard.  And yes, you can play it anywhere in the world.  We have sold thousands of Getting Lost Games around the world and we love seeing your videos and photos of the adventures you have when you play the game!

It contains 26 “misdirection cards” which give you random directions to (things like turn left, follow a blue car, head in the direction the wind is blowing) to get you being mindfully random in your exploration.

This is our lowest cost option to get your hands on our starter pack of the Getting Lost Game.  We created our boxed editions to make it more affordable for more people to get the game.  The cards are the same as the Adventurers Edition but without the suitcase.

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The Standard Edition has been rebranded as The Adventurers Edition.  All the cards are the same but you’ll now find it over here – available in a box or a case.


The Getting Lost Game is designed and made by us – Cat & James (Kiwi Travel Bloggers), with help (and a lot of road testing) from our 3 daughters.  Each kit contains 26 “misdirection cards” which give you random directions to discover new places where ever you are in the country.

There are no rules to the game and the ways you can play it are endless and entirely adaptable to the person playing the game.

Here’s some ideas we’ve had though…

      • For quick play, pick a new direction card at each intersection
      • For a game that lasts a couple of hours pick a new card every 5 minutes
      • Want to keep it simple?  Just keep in the direction cards (left, right, north, south etc) and take out the trickier ones
      • Looking for a weekend get away?  Play the game until you get the “head for home” card and then find a hotel or campground in what ever town you are in when you get the card
      • Don’t want to stop for treats?  Take the treat and drink card out before you start playing
      • Want to be totally unplugged?  There is only one card that requires the internet (Google the word lake) so just take that one out
      • Send the kids off for a walk with the game to explore new places
      • Arrive in a new city and set off walking with the cards – take a new direction at each intersection
      • Want to surprise someone?  Add in your own card in the middle (we’ve even made a proposal card for you and have been part of four Getting Lost proposals so far)

Each card measures 91mm x 55mm and all packs have 26 cards with misdirection cards on one side and inspiration cards featuring pictures of New Zealand locations we’ve blogged about on the other side – perfect for dreaming of that trip to or around New Zealand.

The mini compass is 20mm.

The game is ideally suited to outdoor play there are a few cards you won’t be able to use if you are on foot (like follow a white car – unless you are very quick!).

Please remember to play the game responsibly and make sure that you stay safe and able to get yourself back home at all times.  The compass is a toy designed for playing the game only so please don’t rely on this for directions.

Our Terms and Conditions are here but if you have any other questions please get in touch.

5 reviews for The Standard Edition

  1. Jo Chapple

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  2. Jenni

    Just got our game this week, played it on our first day off loved it. Had sooo much fun, laughs and found places we had never seen. 4 adults in our family so definitely an all rounder 😊

    • Cat

      Thanks so much for the review Jenni. We’re so glad you had so much fun. 🙂

  3. Alex

    Had a ton of great adventures with the getting lost card game. I recommend it to all my friends and I can’t wait to play my next game

  4. Jodie

    We loved it. Took it on holiday with us to visit friends and ended up exploring parts of town we’d never been to. Think the adults enjoyed it as much my son did!

  5. Gail

    Great Xmas stocking filler. We have used it a couple of times, (at this stage) and have enjoyed the journey it has taken us on.

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