GPS Play With Wherigo

The Wherigo Player is a GPS-enabled application that allows you to play interactive cartridges in the real world. Explore new locations, solve puzzles or immerse yourself in a fictional story using only a GPS-enabled device.

The Wherigo Player runs on selected Garmin handheld devices and most GPS-enabled Pocket PCs.

Resources for Players

Getting Started

Where a Wherigo cartridge can be played is up to the author. Cartridges can either be linked to one specific location or playable anywhere in the world. It only takes a few steps to get started.

Step 1

Step 1: Download a Cartridge

Search for a Wherigo cartridge near you. If no cartridges are available in your area you can try a "Play Anywhere" cartridge, or if you are feeling adventurous, you can build your own.

Step 2

Step 2: Go Out and Play

Playing a cartridge is an interactive experience that requires you to move between zones. Walking into or near a zone allows you to complete tasks and interact with items and characters, both real and virtual.

Step 3

Step 3: Log It Online

Share your playing experience with the cartridge creator and other players at By giving feedback (both good and bad), you can help improve cartridges and enhance the Wherigo experience for everyone.

To learn more about creating your own cartridges, visit the Wherigo Builder page.