Exciting! That's my favorite way to describe Scavenger Hunts. Whether you have two teams or several, the thrill of competition rules the day. These are also really great games to play with large groups.
The simple neighborhood ones are as fun today as when I was growing up. There was nothing better than getting the neighborhood friends together, teaming up, and heading out to find everything on our list.
But finding the items today have become even more versatile with the popularity of digital media. I would have died to have a digital camera back in the day! Because of this, these games have taken to the road. With the use of the digital camera or cell phone, this activity has moved out of the neighborhood and into the streets of your town. There are so many more choices now of what you can collect when your camera takes pictures of all the items on your list. Add a video camera and WOW! You can double your fun.
So you don't want to drive around? Sometimes the weather doesn't really permit us to have a full blown outdoor hunt, or even one that requires driving around the town. If that is the case, choose from one of the many indoor hunts available. We also have internet versions that are great fun for teens or even played at the office. Now the whole world can be your neighborhood!
Be aware that if teams are driving around in a car, everyone needs to wear seat belts. Make sure each team has a mobile phone and contact numbers in the case of an emergency. And finally, remember that judges get the final say after the game is complete.
If businesses or private individuals lend you items on a scavenger hunt, it's okay, but please note that it is each team's responsibility to return any borrowed items to their original owners (if requested).