Scavenger hunt là gì

One of the most common questions I hear from prospective clients is, “So what can you tell me about your scavenger hunts?” For a native sầu San Franciscan like me, this is akin khổng lồ a tourist saying “I just love sầu Frisco…especially your trolley cars.” Sad khổng lồ say folks, my lovely hometown by the bay is San Francisteo (not Frisco), we have cable cars here (not trolleys), và Dr.

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Clue creates treasure hunts (not scavenger hunts). Semantics vì matter!

So what exactly is the difference between a scavenger hunt và a treasure hunt?


Simply put, a scavenger hunt is based on a danh mục. On this list, you might be asked to bring bachồng a specific object — a pine cone, a flag, a coaster from a particular bar, etc. Or the hunt might be more photograph-based: ie. “Take a picture of yourself in front of the Golden Gate Bridge, snap a shot of yourself at the top of the Eiffel Tower,” etc. You get the idea. Scavenger hunt lists tover khổng lồ be quite direct và straightforward; here’s your task–now go out and execute it. Each task in a scavenger hunt is worth a certain number of points and the team with the most points accrued at the end of the game is named the winner. Pretty fun stuff, huh? Absolutely. But not very cryptic! From the beginning, you pretty much know what your tasks are; the biggest challenge, then, is prioritization. How long will it take to lớn reach this spot vs. that spot? Is it worth going for the hard 10-pointers (which will take more time & effort) or the easier the 1-, 3- or 5- pointers, which take less time but are worth less points?

By contrast, a treasure hunt is based on the solving of cryptic clues. A clue might be a riddle, a rhyme, or some simple wordplay. It could be in code. It could look like a puzzle. What matters is that the clue, when solved, directs you to lớn a specific location. For example, let’s say a clue in San Francisco starts with, “There’s an eye in your milk — remove sầu it!” After pondering this phrase for a minute, you would realize that when you take the “i” out of “milk”, you get MLK — short for Martin Luther King — a street in Golden Gate Park. A harder clue might be encrypted in Morse Code, Braille, or Sign Language.

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Or it might involve a crossword puzzle, sudoku, wordsearch, or anything else the hunt master can think of. Clues can require pen và paper; they can involve music or video; they can incorporate physical items. One of my favorite clues had participants searching for messages in a bottle, floating in a lake. Another one had teams opening up specially-made Cracker Jaông chồng bags. Inside each bag, the peanuts & Cracker Jacks had been divided inlớn separate baggies to lớn represent dashes & dots, a la Morse Code.Bạn đã xem: Scavenger hunt là gì


What are the pros and cons of these various hunt formats? Scavengers hunts are perhaps the easiest hunts khổng lồ mount. All you need to lớn vày is come up with a list và the teams take care of the rest. For people who are more action oriented, scavenger hunts can be a great option. Without too much planning, teams get out on the course, rushing around, và crossing items off the menu. Conversely, treasure hunts take a bit more time to mix up. As the hunt master, you need to lớn go out và scout a number of potential locations, choosing the very best ones for your hunt clues. You must take detailed notes và digital photos. And you must then write the clues, bearing in mind that any ambiguity will literally sover teams on a wild goose chase. That means that you really need khổng lồ playthử nghiệm all the clues in advance, which — again — takes more time and effort. The advantage of treasure hunts, however, is in my opinion quite worthwhile. In particular, it’s simply a blast watching participants get that delicious “Eureka Moment”, when they’ve solved a clue, pulled meaning from chaos, và then followed the “trail of breadcrumbs” khổng lồ a cool location that they wouldn’t have sầu otherwise known about. For people who are more “mind-oriented”, treasure hunts really bởi the trichồng. And for teambuilding, treasure hunts are terrific because groups are required to assess their skills & knowledge & delegate the right person to lớn the right clue. If the hunt master has done their job sufficiently, one person — alone — could never solve sầu all the clues. It take a diverse group, with diverse skills & knowledge, to succeed at a puzzle-based, non-sequential treasure hunt (like we create here at Dr. Clue).

So what’s it going to lớn be the next time you’re in Frisco riding a trolley car? A scavenger hunt or a treasure hunt? As they say in Pig Latin (a fun decoding language): “ouyay ecideday.”