now begin by discussing different formats of a treasure hunt.
There are several different formats with new ones being created
all the time. Select a format below to learn more about each
of the different basic formats.
Clue to Rhyming Clue
on Clue to Clue
for Clues in any order
you know the format of the hunt you'd like to design, there
are so many more things to consider to ensure it's successful
dealing with the crowd control. By crowd control we are referring
to how you're going to get everyone from one location to another.
If you only have one adventurer or team of adventurers going
on the hunt, then it's a piece of cake. However, as soon as
you start having more than one team 'competing' against each
other, you'll quickly need to figure out how to keep everyone
from following each other. To learn more about dealing with
crowd control, read more HERE.
so now you've figured out your format and your crowd control
and you're ready to design. It's a lot of fun to create a
treasure hunt, but PLEASE keep in mind that with very rare
exception the most successful (and by successful I mean where
the PARTICIPANTS had the most fun) hunts were ones that weren't
necessarily the most challenging. The adventurers want to
feel like they are being successful throughout the hunt. Having
prolonged periods where they are stuck may be fun to watch
as the observer but I assure you the adventurers aren't enjoying
it. Frustration can set in quickly for most. Instead of creating
next to impossible tasks
give them activities to perform.
It may take time for them to complete, but if they are working
on their activity they won't FEEL stuck. In light of this,
try to create a hunt where your adventurers are constantly
always moving forward
or at least FEELING
like they are moving forward.
hope that these articles are helpful for you as you plan whichever
treasure hunt format you've decided to create. If you've found
any of this material helpful, consider checking out our different
treasure hunt puzzles collection. They were designed to be
INSERTED into your own treasure hunt. Each collection has
several puzzles, each to be used at a different stop/location
in your treasure hunt. Most have a bonus puzzle which cleverly
uses the answers to the included puzzles (if you so choose
to use all the puzzles in your hunt.) These collections are
great examples of the different topics we've discussed in
this articles series: alternate themes other than just pirates,
inclusion of stories to propel your adventurers, providing
your adventurers with activities, consideration of ALL age
groups and going BEYOND the overused rhyming clue format.
To see a list of all of the themes we have available for immediate
download, click HERE.
GET INTO IT! The more heart you put into your
hunt the more of an adventure will be born
and an ADVENTURE
is what you want to send your guests on!