Virtual scavenger hunts are remote games where players scramble to find items or fulfill challenges before time runs out. The goal of these games is to have fun and encourage engagement for participants.
A remote scavenger hunt lives and dies on the items or challenges that players need to gather or complete. When putting together your list, consider what your team members have lying around the house. To prevent every item from being a fetch quest, add some simple challenges, such as taking selfies with a pet, or performing a handstand.
After assembling your list, assign point values to each item and challenge. The more difficult items or challenges are worth more points.
How to play
Bring the players together and introduce them to the game.
Each round you will name one item from your list and start a timer, players need to get that item before timer ends to get points. Keep track of points for the players using a leaderboard. If there is a tied score, then we like to use the tiebreaker of whichever team member who submitted first wins.
To ensure your scavenger hunt runs smoothly, your team needs to be on the same page about how the game works. Set these ground rules for your virtual scavenger hunt:
- All items must be found on the premises; no leaving your location!
- Each item can only be used once to fulfill an entry.
- All photos or videos must be taken by the players—no screenshots
- Any responses submitted after the time frame are ineligible.
- Stay safe. At no point will the game require players to perform challenges that are dangerous or break the law.
The player with most point wins!