Downtown Portland is being ravaged by a nasty epidemic that only your small team can stop! In this outdoor game, you’ll have 90-minutes to save as many souls as possible armed only with your wits and your smartphones.
$35.00 per team
- Start anytime
- 90 minute game
- Play on any smart phone
- Up to 4 people per team
Save the City!
Our (virtual) bumbling scientists are standing by with a map of outbreaks that are ravaging downtown Portland. With that map loaded to your smartphone, your team will hustle on foot to a variety of outbreak sites within a 10-minute walk of Pioneer Courthouse Square in the heart of the city.
At each outbreak site, your team will have to dig deep into your memories (or the search engine on your smartphone) to answer bizarre challenge questions on topics like Kevin Bacon, cosmic matter, the Mucous Man, famous Portland grads, bizarre professional titles, and stupid laws in Oregon.
Get a question right and you save lives. Get it wrong… and people die. Pay attention as the story unfolds and the epidemic takes on a life of its own.
The game starts and finishes near Director Park in downtown Portland. You’ll be fighting off super viruses in the vicinity of the Portland Art Museum, Pioneer Courthouse Square, the Heathman Hotel, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, and the historic St. James Lutheran Church.
All of the outbreaks for this course are located within walking distance of each other in Portland within the following street boundaries (approximate):
SW Morrison St / SW 6th Ave / SW Jefferson St / SW 10th Ave
The game is a physical activity and requires 90 minutes of walking, seeking, and standing.
Head for Stumptown today to explore the city, play a fun game, get some exercise, and save thousands of innocent souls from a deadly disease!!!
Fun to do with the kids!”
This game gave me diphtheria from all the walking.”
Fun times! Would recommend this for a larger group that split up into different teams and challenged each other to see who could save more souls.”
Had a great time! I liked having to move around in space to answer the trivia questions.”
I thought the event was great. It definitely helped me to get to know people that I don’t work closely with.”
It was very well done. Great job.”
I am so sweaty.”
This was awesome!!”
It was fun to run all around the city playing trivia games.”
How many souls can you save? Here are some recent top scores on our PDX course for you to try and beat!
Team Building in Portland
Our Portland course is a great place to set up a private competition for some company team building or a social event. Learn how easy it is to host a MetroDemic group outing!
Please don’t hesitate to email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you have about playing MetroDemic in Portland. You’ll find our most frequently asked questions below.
How many people should be on a team?
A four person team is the ideal size for playing MetroDemic.
We don’t recommend going any higher than five people per team because people are likely to be less engaged.
Do I need a reservation?
No, you don’t need a reservation or to book a starting time. The game is designed so you can play it whenever you are ready.
Where does the game take place?
This game is played on your feet while exploring a small area within the city. You will always be outside. MetroDemic takes you to see parks, interesting architecture, public works of art, and other intriguing sites.
How much walking is involved?
Each course is confined to small area downtown which is typically about 3 square blocks. The outbreak sites that you’ll visit are often less than 100 feet apart.
You’ll earn some good fitbit points, but this activity is not going to involve 90 straight minutes of walking.
Do we have to run?
Running is not required. In fact, we intentionally designed MetroDemic so the fastest team does not automatically win. The winner is going to be the team that picks the most strategic course and solves the challenges most efficiently.
Is the game appropriate for kids and teens?
Content-wise, we would qualify for a PG rating. There are some subtle adult jokes throughout the game that will fly over most kids’ heads.
For kids, decide if they are going to be able to walk around for 90-minutes. You can pause the game twice in case they (or you!) have a meltdown in the middle.
Teens with a cell phone will have a great time. If they don’t have a phone, they’ll probably just stare at their parents with contempt and wonder why you go out of your way to embarrass them at every minute of the day. Then after the game, they’ll ask you to buy them a phone. Again.
What if somebody’s phone battery dies in the middle of the game?
Any time somebody logs into the game using an activation code that is already in play, the device (phone) that was currently in play will be logged out.
We designed it this way so that if a phone gets dropped down a sewer grate or the battery dies, the team can carry on with their game on another team member’s phone.
Do I have to download an app?
The game is played on a mobile-friendly website, you do not need to download an app. MetroDemic can be played on on any phone or tablet with an internet connection.
What is the refund policy?
We do not offer refunds on unused team registrations. That being said, the code will remain active and you are welcome to use it any time in the next 6 months.
We look forward to welcoming your team for this fun (and slightly unusual) activity in Portland!