You can! We recommend that you run a separate test game prior to your event. The easiest way to create a test game is to make a duplicate copy of your event game. This will allow you to see how your game will run, without affecting your actual game.

Before running your game, double-check you have everything you need with our Pre-Game Checklist here.

To create a duplicate and run a test game, please follow these steps:

  1. Login to your account from a computer at and visit the My Games page of the Game Manager.

  2. From your list of games, hover your mouse over the game you'll be using for your event / the game you'd like to test.

  3. To the right of the game, click the "gear" symbol that appears.

  4. From the dropdown menu, click "Duplicate Game".

  5. From the top of your My Games page, you should see a copy of the game has been created. It's a good idea to click into this game and rename it to include "test" so that your participants don't accidentally join it!

  6. To run your "test" game and see what it's like as a participant, start it from the Game Manager and join it from your device.


Note: Unless your GooseChase account is licensed under one of our subscriptions, your test game will be automatically assigned to our Recreational License which allows for up to 3 teams or 3 individual players per game. This will not affect your upgraded event game.

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