Game Design and Gamification Consultants

Though our corporate events keep us busy furnishing events for private groups, we also offer gamification consulting services.

Reality TV Challenges & Game Shows

For over 10 years, we’ve contributed challenges to CBS’s genre-defining reality smash Survivor, devising diabolical reward and immunity challenges for tribes and individuals. We’ve also contributed challenges to Hasbro Family Game Night, Tool Academy, Stuck and other shows that never aired (but for reasons completely separate from the phenomenal challenges the world will never get to see). Our background in TV production and brainstorming ability make us a great contribution to creative sessions.

SURVIVOR producer John Kirhoffer leaves us a glowing review on Yelp
Wise Guys Events in the Survivor challenge room pitching reward and immunity challenges

Board & Tabletop Games

We’ve teamed up with major industry publishers to contribute creatively to boxed games sold at major retailers, including rules reviews, game play polishes, iterative improvements, and novelty innovation. Whether it’s family fare or edgy, adults-only entertainment, we can help make your game more exciting and appealing.

“The games that Wise Guys build and host are amazing. They are fun to play, fun to watch people play, and fun to talk about afterwards. Beautiful mix of silliness and depth. I usually leave their events feeling upset that I didn’t invent those games myself. Highly recommended!”

-Elan Lee, Creator of Exploding Kittens

Live Experiences & Activations

From IndieCade and Come Out & Play, to MindShare, shopping mall openings, welcome week and college orientation programs, plus our signature haunt program The Heritage Scare, we’re seasoned experts at creating games without screens that get real people real excited about playing together in real spaces. Tell us what you’ve got planned and we’ll tell you how adding a game can make it more awesome.

The Heritage Scare was an immersive activation designed for the Halloween season
Rose MacBeth is our blindfolded knife-fight in a graveyard game

Gamification, Presentation and Workshop Consulting

Maybe you want us to add some interactivity to your keynote presentation. Or you need some original games for a workshop you’re leading. Do you need puzzle design for an escape room? Whatever it is you’ve got in mind, give us a call and let’s find out if we’re the fit you’re looking for. Making new games for people to enjoy is what we love to do: it’s our way of making the world a more playful and connected place.

“I’ve worked with Wise Guys for puzzle design projects and they are great communicators and reliable vendors. They have a capability to come up with fun, original puzzles that are pitched at just the right level of difficulty. Highly recommend working with Wise Guys for your next project!”

-Kazuya Iwata, CEO, SCRAP Entertainment