Summary: Graveyard Scavenger Hunt is a game played in a graveyard where your team tries to take pictures of all the items on the scavenger hunt list.
Ages: From 14 to Adult
Recommended Number of Players/Teams:
Best played with 5 to 6 players on a team, at least two teams
List of items to find
No prior set-up required
How to Play:
Start at the entrance to a graveyard. Give the teams a time limit and send them out into the graveyard. They must photograph everything they can find on the list.
You may want to to over some basic graveyard ettiquette before the teams begin.
• Do not disturb anyone visiting someone's grave.
• Do not remove or move any flowers placed on someone's grave.
• No grave rubbings, as this can damage the markers and prevent future visitors from reading them. Grave rubbing is done when someone lays a piece of paper over the lettering and rubs with a pencil, crayon, etc.
Each photo is worth one point for everything in the first three sections of the Graveyard Scavenger Hunt list. The last section of the list is a competition to earn the point. One point for only the team with the "most correct" answer. There can be a tie between teams where each team is awarded the point for the same "best" answer. The first team to come back to the starting line gets 5 extra points. For each minute late that a team arrives back to the start, one point is deducted from their total score.
The team that has collected the most points wins.
Sample List of Graveyard Items
Grave markers often have pictures on them. Find markers with each of the following:
__________Cross and crown
__________Star of David
Grave markers come in various shapes and styles. Find grave markers that are shaped as follows:
__________Double headstone with 2 vases
__________Double heart monument
__________Garden memorial boulder
__________Headstone with vase
__________Memorial tree stump
Grave markers sometimes tell more than just the person's name and age. Find markers with each of the following:
__________Beloved husband and father
__________Beloved wife and mother
__________Forever in our hearts
__________In memory of
__________Our loving parents
__________Rest in peace
__________Sleeping with the angels
Grave markers, tombstones, or mausoleums that have the following:
__________Earliest birthday you can find
__________Oldest tombstone you can find
__________Same birthday as a team member
__________Shortest life span you can find
__________Longest life span you can find
__________Longest last name you can find
__________"Saint" appears on it
__________Shortest last name you can find
__________Someone from another country
__________Someone who served in military you can find
__________Photos of as many different mausoleums as you can find
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