What is gishwhes?

g.i.s.h.w.h.e.s. (which stands for the Greatest International Scavenger Hunt the World Has Ever Seen) is a 7-time Guinness World Record breaking scavenger hunt hosted by Misha Collins that you can compete in from anywhere in the world (even from your own home!).

Thousands of participants from more than 100 countries build their own teams with friends or are placed on 15-person teams (of new friends!) and for one week, through laughter, sweat and tears (of joy of course), they acquire Items on a fun, inspiring and sometimes jaw-dropping scavenger hunt list. The team that scavenges the most items with the highest quality of submissions joins Misha Collins on an all-expenses paid trip to an exotic locale. All the other teams walk away with a heightened perspective on their capabilities, and memories of an amazing week. Prior Winners journeyed to Rome, a haunted castle in Scotland, an island off the coast of British Columbia, and a pirate ship in Croatia. This year the Winning Team will be joining Misha Collins in Hawaii for stars, surf and space adventures! (we’re not sure what this is, but pictures will be posted!).

So what exactly is it?

It’s basically a week-long scavenger hunt where we present Hunters from all over the planet a list of fun, wild, amazing and kind tasks to create or accomplish. You can complete many of these tasks at home or you can go out into the world  to complete them – it’s up to you!

But you’re not completing them alone! You will be part of a team of 15 people. During registration, you can either invite friends to build a team or we can join you into an amazing team of other individuals – most of our registrants choose this route to make new global friends.

When we post the list on August 5th, your team would divvy up and accomplish these tasks (we call them “items”) over the course of 1 week. They include making incredible crazy art, performing crazy acts, and partaking in heart-warming community service projects. Once you complete a task you either photograph or video it (we tell you which on the item list) and upload a link to it on our site. You receive “points” for every item you accomplish. The team with the most points by the end of the week gets to join the Founder of the Hunt, actor Misha Collins, to some exotic location for an all expenses paid trip.

Many of the participants claim the Hunt is a life-changing experience that either pulled them out of their shell and completely changed their lives, or drove them insane… many others say it’s simply a great way to spend a week of their summer (or winter for those Gishers on the other half of the planet).

Whatever the case, come Gish with us!


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