Location Based Games

Have you played any location based games like Gowalla or Foursquare? I have been playing them since the end of 2009 and have enjoyed the gameplay of some of them. I have not played SCVNGR much, but it seems to be making a big splash in the industry for its creativity in getting you to do more than just show up at a location. They seem to be working harder with location managers to get special promotions for game players too.

I have mostly enjoyed Gowalla since it allows you to pick up items and drop them off in other locations. It also looks nicer.

Foursquare is the BMOC (big man on campus) in the location based game space. If you had to choose a winner, this is probably the one. But since the games all play differently there is nothing to say you can’t play all of them.

I have not been able to play Facebook Places because it is only available to people inside the US.

Whrrl has not excited me that much. I have played it some, but I don’t see the point.

What games do you play? Why do you like that one better than the others?

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