5 GPS Games to Play With Your BlackBerry

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I just read a cool article over at PCPro about 5 GPS-based games you can play with your BlackBerry. While most of the newer devices have GPS, the ones that don’t can use cell-tower triangulation which in urban centers is just as reliable.

1. Geocaching

Geocaching is probably the best GPS-based game you can play with your BlackBerry. It has a huge community and you can get involved at geocaching.com. The idea is simple, drop a package, log its coordinates, and someone else will find it. Blackstar for BlackBerry is the app to check out for this game.

2. Geodashing

Geodashing is a game about points not prizes. The goal of the game is to visit as many randomly selected locations as possible, which are chosen by the Geodashing computer. To score points, you must come within 100 meters of the coordinates, and be able to describe the location or prove you’ve been there with a picture.

3. Waymarking

Waymarking is a scavenger hunt for interesting places and unusual objects you may not have noticed before. Waymarking.com lists 229,982 sites around the world that its users have marked as notable, and each is logged with coordinates, photos and a description.

4. Travel bugs

Travel bugs takes elements of Geocaching, Geodashing and Waymarking. Travel bugs involves purchasing a dog tag, to which you assign a mission and drop in a geocached location. A geocacher finds the tag, logs it and follows the mission assigned to the tag. Once completed, you can assign it a new mission. Travel bugs can be purchased here.

5. Degree Confluence Project

A confluence is the point where latitude and longitude lines meet. Each of these locations is a zero point, without minutes or fractions of a degree. The Confluence Project sets players on a journey to visit each and every confluence. A huge task but it could be very rewarding.

Have you tried any of the above?

  • The Left Handed

    Why isn't Foursquare listed? Granted it's in beta, but much fun!

  • http://caspan.com Caspan

    Geocaching is a great free way to have fun with family and friends. I recommend it to everyone for clean fun. The best is loading your phone with all the way points and leave your GPS on to see close Tupperware while you are driving.

  • http://www.geocachenavigator.com/ Andrei Link

    Trimble's Geocache Navigator is another BlackBerry application for geocaching that features real-time connection to Geocaching.com, the largest cache database in the world. We would be very interested in any feedback Blackberry Cool members may have on our app.
    Thanks, Andrei Link, Trimble.

  • http://www.geocachenavigator.com/ Andrei Link

    Trimble's Geocache Navigator is another BlackBerry application for geocaching that features real-time connection to Geocaching.com, the largest cache database in the world. We would be very interested in any feedback Blackberry Cool members may have on our app.
    Thanks, Andrei Link, Trimble.

  • http://cellphonetrackers.org GPS tracker

    Will they consume too much battery when playing, I am deeply concerned, thanks for reply.

  • ferb

    yeah me too

  • Anonymous

    I like to play games so much. There are varities of games available for the Blackberry. But I really like these 5 GPS games to play with Blackberry. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  • Anonymous

    It is a good that you share a 5 GPS games which are plays with Blackberry. I like your post because of I like games. GPS is useful to locating the desired location.

    Antarctic Travel

  • Anonymous

    It is a good that you share a 5 GPS games which are plays with Blackberry. I like your post because of I like games. GPS is useful to locating the desired location.

    Antarctic Travel

  • http://geocachinggpsz.com Geocaching GPS

    Would you mind if I shared this information with my Facebook group? I’m positive that a lot of the members will find it useful.