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Riddle Me: How to Plan a Great Scavenger Hunt for Adults

Because of the fun, excitement, challenge, competition, and camaraderie the game teaches, strangers or acquaintances just love to pay a scavenger hunt adventure. Scavenger hunt is a great way to bring people to work together, use their nuts and wits, and have fun. Everybody can play scavenger hunt on any occasion such as birthdays, Easter Sunday, Christmas, Halloween, and even team parties and corporate events. Now let’s try to dig deeper and find out some tips and tricks on how to best plan a scavenger hunt. The different steps involving a scavenger hunt include selecting a theme, sending the invite, creating a clue list, adding complexity to the hunt, preparing for the pre-hunt meetup, 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. Having a theme means you can have the participant wear or dress up in crazy costumes like scary costume ideas for the Halloween. When it comes to sending an invitation, do it a month or at least two weeks beforehand. Select a location that is best for the theme and the group size, preferably a place where you can do everything on bare foot, and you don’t have to drive anywhere. When it comes to creating a clue list, it is important to make one that is long enough so that not everyone will be able to get every item right away, and it allows players to prioritize items they need to get first that will help them for the next clues. To add challenge, assign designated points to each clue, and give points to more difficult items. There are great ideas for your clue list such as a coin from a different country, 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, a pizza coupon, a job application, disposable coffee cup with a business logo signed by one of the employees, 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. It is very important to provide some points to remember such as complying with the rules, avoiding breaking the law, and the time limits before you start the game.

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