What are the basics of gameplay?
1) Your steps move you and your team across the game board.
In A Step Ahead: Holiday Hustle, you’ve run across Santa Clause at the local Slab-Mart, but who will believe you without proof? If you can catch him and take a selfie fame and eternal glory are yours! Your real-world steps move you and your team across the game board, and your team is awarded points based upon its step average.
2) There is a Special Skill in each region that you can do to earn bonus steps.
In each stage, Santa has a Special Skill which makes him fast and fierce. If you match Santa’s Special Skill in each stage (which is displayed both on the game board and in the Dossier), you can earn up to 3,000 bonus steps daily, giving you and your team a huge leg up on the competition.
These will include activities such as healthy diet, UtiliFIT and exercise. Pay attention to the game board, as doing the right activity in the right stage is critical.
3) Each week is a race to the end of the stage.
Teams can earn big point bonuses for reaching the end of any given stage ahead of Santa and his Entourage.
1st Place = 5,000 points*
2nd Place = 3,500 points*
3rd Place = 2,000 points*
4th+ Place = 1,000 points*
Because the winner is the team with the most total points at the end of the challenge, even teams who seem far behind remain in contention throughout the entire challenge.
*You must reach the finish line ahead of Santa in order to earn the End of Stage Bonus.