Riddle Me: Plan Your Next Great Scavenger Hunt for Adults
Whether strangers or acquaintances, people, even grownups, love to play scavenger hunts because of the fun, excitement, competition, and camaraderie the game teaches. Scavenger hunt is a great way to bring people to work together, use their nuts and wits, and have fun. Scavenger hunts are great to play on birthdays, Christmas, Easter Sunday, corporate team events, and any other occasion requiring fun and teamwork. Let us review a reference guide on how to plan to hold a scavenger hunt. When it comes to playing scavenger hunt, the steps you need to do include choosing a theme, sending the invite, making a clue list, adding complexity to the hunt, preparing for the pre-hunt meet up, keeping in mind and reminding others about warnings and other rules, and setting-up the post-hunt meet up.
Having a theme will help tie everything together to have an appealing package, so you may think of a good theme such as a bachelorette night our party or food-based scavenger hunt. If you have a theme, you can invite participant in their very own costume to enhance the party such as Halloween costumes. When it comes to sending an invitation, do it a month or at least two weeks beforehand. It is best to pick a great location for the game, a safe place for everyone, one that can accommodate the size of your group, preferably a place where you can do everything on bare foot, and a place where you don’t have to drive anywhere just to look for clues. The most intimidating and exciting part is creating a clue list that should be long enough so that not everyone won’t be able to get every item, and prioritizing items must be done. Remember to keep the list secret until the day of the scavenger hunt to prevent cheating, and assign designated points to each clue, giving higher points to the most difficult items or clues. The ideas for the clue list may include a coin from a different country, a pizza coupon, a job application, disposable coffee cup with a business logo signed by one of the employees, a poem that tells a story’s origination, toothpick, red lipstick mark, a cocktail umbrella, get a stranger to tell a joke, a local town official, or a graffiti in a nearby local business’ washroom.
To make the scavenger hunt more challenging, you can ask the participants to perform or sing to get the clue, have them build an item from scratch, snap a picture from the clue, divide the clues into the puzzle, or hide a clue on a book and provide only the call number or ISBN number. Once you have everyone, it is crucial to give some points to remember such as complying with the rules, avoiding breaking the law, and the time limits.