What does Shinteki mean?
Shinteki is a Japanese word that translates into English as mental, physical, or psychological depending on the specific usage. In our case, Shinteki represents all three. The idea behind Shinteki is to challenge people to break away from the ordinary, using their minds and bodies to gain a new appreciation for the world around them.
Do you have "off the shelf" events ready to play?
We offer several self-guided games on the ClueKeeper app for individuals or small groups. We also have a variety of corporate packages to suit different sized groups, from a puzzle scavenger hunt through scenic locations to a ballroom style escape game. Corporate packages include some simple customization options to give each event a unique feel.
Can we order a custom event?
Of course! We will gladly add custom elements, such as trivia and clues tailored to your company or specific locations, to our "off the shelf" events. We can also work with you to create a completely custom experience, with all new challenges and locations that work perfectly for the participants.
How many people do we need to play?
That’s up to you. We have run events for 6 to 600 people. The economics tend to get better as the number of people increases, but as long as your group is ready to think outside the box and have some fun, we will run an event that is right for you.
How long does an event last?
That depends on the event and your time constraints. We can run short events of 2 hours or less, or if your team wants a full day of adventure, we can accommodate that too. We are happy to modify events to work within your schedule.
How much do your events cost?
Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the size of your group, the type of event you are interested in, and any other information that would be helpful. We will work with you to provide a quote with the options that make the most sense for your circumstances.
How far in advance should we book our event?
We recommend booking events as early as you can, since dates do fill up. Custom events usually require 4 weeks notice or more. We can occasionally fit in rush jobs for an additional fee.
What is the ClueKeeper app?
ClueKeeper is a mobile hunt platform that Shinteki uses to manage some events. If your event uses ClueKeeper, each team will need to provide one mobile device running the free app, although you won’t constantly need internet connectivity. ClueKeeper will verify answers, give hints about the puzzles, keep track of your score and tell you where to go next.
What about COVID-19 safety?
During COVID-19 restrictions, Shinteki is not running "off the shelf" in-person events. We may be able to design a custom in-person event with appropriate safety protocols. We do offer self-guided hunts on ClueKeeper that can be played by people in the same household, either in outdoor areas or at home. We also create custom events for virtual team building with video conferencing.