Do I need to bring a phone?
At least one member of your team must have a device which can connect to the internet and take photos in order to check in. At least one member of your team must also have a phone which we can use to contact you in an emergency. If you are bringing a phone, you may also wish to bring a portable charger for it.
Do I need to bring a map?
You do not need to bring a map, but you may find it helpful to have one. Alternatively, a maps application on your phone might be more useful.
What if it is raining?
The event will still go ahead in the rain, but we would advise you to wear a waterproof coat and appropriate clothing. In the event of severe weather we may need to postpone or cancel the event for safety reasons. In this case, we will make all teams aware at the earliest convenience, and will aim to refund Teams if the event does not take place.
How much does Oligopoly Cost?
Oligopoly costs £20 per Scout Team, or £40 per Explorer Team. This payable online at the time of booking and we accept card, Apple Pay and Google Pay. Teams can have 3-6 participants and the cost includes entry, Team Info Pack, prizes. The cost for Explorer Teams also includes a Day Tram Ticket for each participant.
When is Oligopoly?
Oligopoly is happening on Saturday 28th October 2023. Explorer Games will run from 9am-5pm, and Scout Games will run from 10am-2pm, 11am-3pm and 12pm-4pm.
Where is Oligopoly?
Oligopoly will take place all over Nottingham, but the start and end point for the Games is Nottingham High School, NG7 4ED.
How do I check-in?
Check-in is done through our website depotcornerscouts.com/oligopoly – all you have to do is complete the check-in form with your Game, and select your Team Name and Location from the drop-downs, then add a picture of your team to prove you’re there. Simple!
How do I make changes to my booking?
If you need to make changes to your booking, please email us
firstname.lastname@example.org with your order number.
Will there be an Oligopoly in 2024?
Hopefully, yes! We will wait to see how the launch of Oligopoly goes in 2023 before deciding on 2024, but we hope that this will become a yearly event.
Can I buy Oligopoly merchandise?
Unfortunately, we do not have any Oligopoly merchandise. However, if you would like to buy merchandise at a future event, please get in touch and let us know.
Do I need to visit the locations in order?
No, it is up to you in which order you choose to visit the locations. It is a good idea to spend some time before you leave, planning a rough route, so that you can maximise your score.
Do I need a travelcard?
Participants in the Explorer Game will be given a Tram Day Pass to use in the Game. Participants in the Scout Game are not permitted to use any form of transport except walking.
What do I need on the day?
Within your Team you will need at least one device which can connect to the internet and take pictures to check-in with. You will be provided with a Team Pack which will contain all of the information you may need. You may wish to bring a drink and some food (particularly if you are participating in the Explorer Game), as well as suitable clothing for the weather.
Can non-Scouters join?
Unfortunately, only members of the Scout Association can take part in Oligopoly.
Who can be in a team?
Participants in the Scout Games must be aged 101/2-14 at the time of the event. Participants in the Explorer Games must be aged 14-18 at the time of the event. Adult Leaders may accompany a Team for safety or other reasons. Leaders who choose to accompany a Team are included as one of the max. 6 Team members, they must also have a current DBS and are encouraged to allow their young people to make strategic decisions.
How do I register?
You can register a team by going to our website depotcornerscouts.com/oligopoly and clicking on the ‘Sign-Up’ button. From here you can purchase a ticket for each team you would like to enter.
Can I enter a team of only Network/Leaders/over 18’s?
Unfortunately, as this event is aimed at Scouts and Explorers, this is not possible. If you would like to get involved with Oligopoly, you can support your Scout/Explorer Team, or help us out by volunteering. Alternatively, if you would like to see an over 18’s Game in the future, get in touch to let us know.
What is the cost per person?
We charge per team, not per person, so if you have a team of 6 it costs less than £3.50 each for the Scout Game and less than £7 each for the Explorer Game.
Can my Troop/Unit enter multiple teams?
Yes, you can enter as many teams as you like from the same group, as long as each team has between 3-6 participants.
Do I need to download an app?
No. We make it super easy by running everything through our website
depotcornerscouts.com/oligopoly – so you can check-in and view live scores all in one place.
Do you have a Risk Assessment?
Yes. You will be able to download it from our Downloads page
What times are the Games?
For the Explorer Games, please arrive from 9am for a 9:15am start. We expect to be finished by 4:45pm. For the Scout Games, please arrive from 10am, 11am or 12pm (depending on your allocated time slot). We expect to be finished by 1:45pm, 2:45pm and 3:45pm respectively.
Can I change my start time?
Please purchase a ticket for the time slot you would like to compete in. If you would like to change your start time please contact us ASAP, and we will do our best to move it, but we cannot guarantee that this will be possible.
How do I sign-in on the day?
When you book your team onto Oligopoly you will receive a QR code which at least one member of the team will need to sign-in on the day, where our volunteers will confirm your team’s details and hand you your Team Info Pack.
When do we receive our Team Info Packs?
Team Info Packs will contain the locations you will be visiting, the game rules and other info. You will be given your Team Info Pack when you arrive.
When do bookings open?
Bookings are open now, and will close on Saturday 30th September.
Will there be a live leader board?
Yes. Once your Game has started you will be able to see the live standings on our website. Please note there may be a slight delay between checking-in and your score updating.
How do the Games work?
Since there will be multiple teams competing at the same time, to give each team a fair chance you will be randomly assigned a game with at most 8 competing teams in it, who you will be racing against. Some of the games will have different start times; if you would like to request a particular start time, please let us know at the time of booking.
My group has multiple teams, can they be in the same Game?
Yes. Please let us know at the time of booking if there is another team/teams you would like to compete against and we will do our best to accommodate this.
What about adults and leaders?
Adult leaders, with a full Scout DBS, may accompany a team, but do not have to. Adult leaders DO count as one of the max. 6 Players in each team. A team cannot be made up of only adult leaders.
What ages can Players be?
All Players in the ‘Scout Games’ must be aged 10-13 (inclusive) at the time of the event, with the exception of adult leaders. All Players in the ‘Explorer Games’ must be aged 14-17 (inclusive) at the time of the event, with the exception of adult leaders.
What are the minimum and maximum team sizes?
The minimum team size is 3, the maximum team size is 6.
How can I contact you?
You can email us Oligopoly@depotcornerscouts.com or send us a message on Facebook.
Can I help out as an Oligopoly volunteer?
Yes! We are looking for Games Masters, Masters of Ceremonies, Media Managers and more. If you think you could help us out, please contact us.
What should I wear?
You will be outside for the duration of the Game, with few opportunities to take cover from the elements, so please dress appropriately with this in mind, including sensible footwear. You should wear your group necker at all times.
What details do I need to give when signing up?
When you sign up, you only need to give contact details for one adult leader from your group. This can be the same leader if you are entering multiple teams. Specific details for Players will be requested closer to the event.
How do I sign-up/pay?
You can sign up by purchasing a ticket on our website depotcornerscouts.com/oligopoly
Payment is taken in full at the time of booking; you can pay online using card, Apple Pay or Google Pay. If you have any issues with the booking process please contact us.
What Prizes are there? When are they given out?
There will be prizes for the winner of each Game, as well as a trophy for the overall winner. The Game prizes will be presented once the scores have been calculated, the overall winner will be contacted once all scores have been calculated, to organise receiving their trophy.
Is there parking at Nottingham High School?
Parking at the High School is extremely limited and will be reserved for Oligopoly volunteers and player drop-off only. Leaders and parents wishing to park should use an alternative car park, e.g. The Forest Park and Ride.
What do players need to bring?
Drinks and Snacks. Explorers will also need lunch.
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