Scavenger hunts are always a fun party game. They involve everyone and awaken the detective and adventurer within.
There are unlimited variations and possibilities to build a hunt around, from mall to crazy holiday, video to clue, outdoor to indoor, and road trip to around town.
Like I said, the possibilities are limitless.
Below are over 100 scavenger hunt lists and ideas for you to try. Use them as they are or change them to suit your event.
Need a little direction? Start with our list of rules.
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Make a list of questions about locations in your town. Create a math problem to coincide with these questions.
The number of flags on the Court House
The number of gas stations on John Street between Main Street and George Street
The number of floors at the Ramada Inn on Riverside Drive
The number of car wash booths at Dave's Car Wash
Etc., etc., etc.
Pick at least ten places and be sure that each of your math calculations work out to whole numbers. Make a list for each team and send them out. First team back with the correct answer wins!
Note: If a team comes back with the wrong answer they can go back out and try to get it right (as long as a winner has not yet been declared).
It may be necessary to supply a map of the town, depending on how familiar your guests are with the streets.
Create a list of at least 10 items with instructions like this:
Pick a graveyard to meet at. Divide into teams and start hunting.
You may have to ask for teams to list details on each find to be able to verify the winner. One idea would be to have them do a rubbing of the tombstone. (Lay a piece of paper over the lettering and rub a crayon or pencil over it. The etching should show through enough to verify the find.) Also, you could get the teams to photograph or video tape their finds. It's up to you.
Printable Graveyard Hunt
See Penny Shopping Game
Note: This hunt could easily be tailored to an older crowd. After all, every girl loves to shop.
Also see Jigsaw Puzzle Hunt
A jigsaw puzzle hunt combines the fun of hunting with the challenge of solving.
Sample Park Clue Hunt - Team 1
Park Clues - Team 2
Park Clues - Team 3
Park Clues - Team 4
Park Clues - Team 5
Park Clues - Team 6
Team Trail Markers
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Nature Woods Outdoor Hunt
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Business Scavenger Hunt
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New York City Item Hunt
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Everywhere Night Scavenger Hunt
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Around Town Halloween Hunt
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Mall Picture Hunt
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Church Indoor Hunt
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ATV Club Scavenger Hunt
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Sweet 16 Daytona Beach Scavenger Hunt
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Outdoor Hunt for Guys and Girls
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