Scavenger Hunt

Scavenger Hunt Team Building Game

Scavenger hunt is a game played in a social gathering, in which organizer prepares a list of articles which are to be searched or gathered by the participants. This game serves as a great outdoor team building activity and an interesting icebreaker for adults.


Group size:  5 to 20, the more the merrier

Equipment: list of collectibles agreed previously

Time: variable, depending on complexity or even planned

Effective Age Group: 15 and above

How to play Scavenger Hunt?

  • The task is said to be completed whenever individual or a group successfully manage to find the all from the prescribed item or take a photo of them with the item. Under such circumstances, the team or the individual is awarded a point. The one with highest point wins the game.
  • Scavenger hunt differs from treasure hunt in a sense that treasure hunt has a line-up of clues to help the participant. Clues comes in form of riddles, which should be solved to navigate the exact place to search next clue. This goes on to until you finally uncover the final treasure.  Also treasure hunt requires finding that one piece while scavenger hunt requires a list of pieces. Else both of these games are full of competitive spirit and whole a lot fun.

Here is a video of kid version of Scavenger Hunt

Key Takeaways:

Tips to score quickly and easily:

  • It is always a possibility that the planner has placed the items in the most unusual places. Therefore it is always advisable to start the search from less obvious places.
  • Speed and multi-tasking is key to come down on the next group. Therefore, a better team leader is the one who plans his strategy and executes them among his members after analyzing their skills thoroughly.
  • The incapability of finding one item less should not waste all of your attention and energy. This form will be tremendously counterproductive.
  • Tone down the winning spirit to a level to give just required fluidity to the game, too much aggression is undesirable.

Learning Outcomes:

  • The game provides an opportunity to mingle with each other.
  • A spontaneously formed group or individual keep exuberance up in the partying atmosphere.    Gratitude and politeness add humanly gestures in the game. Returning and restoring the scenario to the originals will definitely improve the memory.

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