18 July 2013

The Best Party Game Ever

If you've never played the modern version of a scavenger hunt, it's about time that you get on that. A picture scavenger hunt is the perfect game for the digital camera age. Such a scavenger hunt can be played on a grand scale--I once played an island-wide photo scavenger hunt with a grand prize of a ride in an airplane. Or you can have a smaller scavenger hunt--one New Year's Eve, it was dark and freezing cold outside, so we had a scavenger hunt that extended from the basement to the second floor of our house.

This most recent scavenger hunt was medium-sized. Teams were allowed to drive somewhere else and leave the property if necessary, but none of them chose to.

Basically, what you need to do to host a picture scavenger hunt is to create an impossibly long list of picture ideas for each team to accomplish. Set a time limit, and set some rules. (i.e. No destruction of property, No driving in cars without seat belts.) Give each team a camera, allow them to run rampant till the time limit is over, and at the end, hook up your camera to the television, to allow the pictures to be scored for creativity and adherence to the rules of the game.

It's pure chaos, and it's pure fun!

Let me show you some pictures that came out of the game, along with the picture assignments they were meant to fulfill.
 "Sleeping" (note Angel's sleeping pose)


 "Fighting with Weapons"

 "Eating Something that Shouldn't be Eaten"

 "Entire Team inside a Car"


"Working on a Home Improvement Project: More Tools, More Points"
Other photo assignments included: Cow, Fish (one team tried to convince the others that the tadpole they caught and photographed was a fish), American Flag, Unicorn, Grandma, Different colors of Flowers, Handstand, Riding Bicycles, Tractor, Outhouse, and for ten points extra credit, either team could choose to film a video of themselves doing the hokey pokey.
Have you ever participated in a photo scavenger hunt?
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Vi said...

we've done this for our extended family get togethers and it's so fun! the best part is looking at the photos they usually turn out hilarious :)

Inge Jane said...

I haven't ever participated in one before, but this looks like so much fun!

Suzanne said...

This seems like a blast! Thanks for the idea : )


Tayler Morrell said...

I love this! The pictures are great and I think it's a wonderful idea for ALL ages!
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Moonofsilver said...

Fun fun! You always seem to have the best ideas to have fun for free :P

Unknown said...

That's really fun. I've done a photo scavenger hunt, but never where you had to create the things yourself. That's really fun. We did one when we were sworn in as Peace Corps Volunteers and we had to go all around the capitol finding these spots that were well known to volunteers, but not well known to us. It was a blast.

Unknown said...

Fun! I have wanted to do something like this for my leadership class at school as a team challenge BUT I need to figure out how to do it without disturbing the rest of the classes.

Sarah Pete said...

That looks like a crazy good time! I've never participated in a photo scavenger hunt, but I've always thought they seemed like a fun twist on the traditional game. Definitely going to have to recommend this for a party, sometime. :]

Dara @ Not In Jersey said...

I remember it as an idea posed for a youth group event but I think it was harder when I was young because we didn't have digital cameras!

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