When it comes to fun party games like scavenger hunts, there is no criteria of age. It's not just children, but even adults who simply love the adventure, excitement and fun that a scavenger hunt provides. The rules of this game are quite simple. The participants are divided into teams and then given a list of things to do as a team. The team which performs the task fastest and in some cases, in the most creative way, is declared the winner.
Scavenger hunts are planned in a number of ways, the most popular being the "nature hunts", which many conduct during picnics. However, when it comes to adults, they should be planned in a slightly different manner.
City Scavenger Hunt
This idea requires the adults to explore each and very corner of their city. Gather the group together and make teams. Supply each of the teams with a digital camera and a camcorder. Next, give them a list of things that they need to do and then capture it on their camera, while on their city hunting trip.
Given below are some items that you can consider.
- Take photographs of ten foreigners.
- Eat a chicken burger at MacDonald.
- Go to the biggest library in the city and get a photo taken with the librarian.
- Eat ten different flavors of Ice-creams as a group.
- Go to a city garden and exercise for five minutes.
- Go to the most famous tourist spot in the city and record interviews with ten people there.
- Visit the post office and get all kinds of stamps they have.
- Get photographs of some unique graffiti that you see on the city walls
- Take pictures of any five important government buildings in the city.
Neighborhood Scavenger Hunt
This kind of hunt can be planned only in neighborhoods where people know each other quite well. While making teams, give the group instructions that the teams can get only one item from a household and every time they do that, they need to take the signature of the giver. Some of the items that you can include in the hunt are - a birthday photograph in which all the family members of a household are present, ten balloons, a tea-cup, three potatoes, ten kinds of vegetables, a cookie recipe, an old torn pair of pants and shirt, fifteen newspapers, a food bill,two empty soda cans, etc.
Purse Scavenger Hunt
Whether you have gone on a picnic or are celebrating a birthday at home, this can be a lot of fun in all circumstances and at all places. The best part is that it does not even need any preparation. All you have to do is to make teams and then ask the teams to hunt for the items that you ask for in their own purses, wallets, and handbags! You can ask for things like, a compact, a nail polish, five different kinds of credit cards in the same purse, a stamp, two different kinds of comb in the same purse, a lip balm, the weirdest thing in the purse, a photograph, heaviest or lightest thing in the purse, etc.
Newspaper Scavenger Hunt
If you are planning an indoor hunt, a newspaper hunt is a good choice. You can plan this individually or if there are more people, make teams. Give each of the teams five newspapers and a pair of scissors. For the hunt, you can ask them to cut out clues and things from the newspapers like - an obituary of a man, three advertisements of designer wear, a photograph in which there are more than two women present, a news story each on politics, showbiz, sports and travel, a recipe, three real estate listings for an individual house, classified advertisements for ten different categories, etc. To make the activity more fun, you can ask the group to make their own funny headlines out of the newspaper headlines, mentioning that the most funny will get ten extra points.
So the next time you have a party, get-together or a picnic, include these interesting party games to add to the fun!