Scavenger Hunt

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According to Wikipedia – “A scavenger hunt is a game in which the organizers prepare a list defining specific items, which the participants – individuals or teams – seek to gather all items on the list – usually without purchasing them – or perform tasks or take photographs of the items, as specified.[1] The goal is usually to be the first to complete the list, although in a variation on the game players can also be challenged to complete the tasks on the list in the most creative manner.

According to game scholar Markus Montola, scavenger hunts evolved from ancient folk games.[2] Gossip columnist Elsa Maxwell popularized scavenger hunts in the United States with a series of exclusive New York parties starting in the early 1930s.[3][4][5] The scavenger-hunt craze among New York’s elite was satirized in the 1936 film My Man Godfrey.

Notable scavenger hunts include the University of Chicago Scavenger Hunt and the annual Tricadecathlonomania, a 24-hour worldwide event that began in Northfield, MN.[6] Now in its tenth year, Race/LA and CityRace produce Amazing Race-style scavenger hunts throughout southern California.[7] Scavenger hunts can easily be played either outdoors (around town, parks, back yards, etc.) or indoors (malls, houses, shops, etc.).[8]”        

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How about we provide a worldwide scavenger hunt in which you will need to communicate with people from other countries to get the correct answers to the clues given? We could provide a forum for people to be able to ask questions and post answers.  It could be possible for people to pose questions to specific countries, regions, or groups of people.   Scavenger hunts are always a great time for all.  Even if you don’t win, everyone usually ends up having a blast.  This one has the potential of being particularly fun because of the inherent challenges as well as getting to meet new organizations and individuals in order to gather the necessary information.  The content should be intriguing real world content that will not only entertain but also provide supplemental knowledge for participants.

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