A game in which individuals or teams try to locate and bring back miscellaneous items on a list.
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For the 1979 feature film, see Scavenger Hunt.
A scavenger hunt is a game in which the organizers prepare a list defining specific items, using which the participants — individuals or teams — seek to gather all items on the list — usually without purchasing them — or perform tasks or take photographs of the items, as specified. The goal is usually to be the first to complete the list, although in a variation on the game players can also be challenged to complete the tasks on the list in the most creative manner.
Notable scavenger hunts include the University of Chicago Scavenger Hunt, the annual Tricadecathlonomania, a 24-hour worldwide event that began in Northfield, MN, and the Monroe NY annual scavenger hunt. Some scavenger hunts are held online, where players have to find particular information on the web. Scavenger hunts can easially be played either outdoors (around town, parks, back yards, etc.) or indoors (malls, house, shoppes, etc.).
Sources credit gossip columnist Elsa Maxwell for inventing scavenger hunts for 1930s parties.
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A scavenger hunt, is a list or riddle that some one reads and has to find, for example
"go to someplace very cold, and look for something wrapped in gold."
so you could walk to your freezer and look for something gold, or to Antarctica, or if it's Winter, outside.
How do you have a scavenger hunt?
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This is a great activity to do before a picnic or party. Hold the hunt before the event and have the guests end up at the final destination as the last thing on their lists.
To have a scavenger hunt for adults, you will need the following:
Bookstore/music Gift Certificates
Pads Of Paper
Things you must do:
Divide the group into even teams. Give each team a phone book, a Polaroid camera, a notebook and pen, a local map (if needed) and a list of items to find or collect.
Assign each item a point value.
Dock teams for members being late to the beginning of the hunt.
Make it fun: Do you want them to hop in the car and get a photo with a frowning greeter at Wal-Mart? Pose by a coin-op washing machine? Climb into a grocery cart and go for a spin in the frozen-foods aisle? Bring back a car-wash token?
Give alternatives for some items. For example, a picture by a pay phone may be worth 1 point, but a Mickey Mouse phone could net them 5.
Stipulate that each team member must have his or her photo taken at least once.
Declare the team with the most points the winner. Be sure to get a group photo.
Award prizes - gift certificates, novelty gifts, money. If you charge a small amount to play, the money can go into a pool to cover film and the big prize.
Tips & Warnings
Remember, you can have more than two teams. Smaller teams are more fun.
Have each team find different things or just some of the same items. They may run into each other on their quests.
Be sure to provide enough film.
A scavenger hunt is a game where individuals or teams must find a number of specific items, or perform tasks, given to them at the start of the game.