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The 35 Best Scavenger Hunt Clues for Adults

Veronica Brundle - May 6 2022, 11:40:48 AM

If you have never tried a scavenger hunt, you’re in for a treat. This is a fun and interactive way to improve connections and provide your group with a way to unwind and relax after a long day of work.

All your group will need to put on their creative thinking caps. Because scavenger hunt hints come as riddles, puzzles, clues, and questions, you never know what to expect.

Let’s dive in.

A scavenger hunt is the perfect experience for improving connection and an exciting activity that encourages everyone to think critically about their surroundings.  These scavenger hunts can be done in person or virtually.  You will need to first come up with the clue.  It is better if the clues are specific to your group.  Next, you will need to hide the clues and think about what the prize will be for the winner.  Building out your own scavenger hunt from scratch takes time and thought, which is where these clues will come in handy.

Scavenger hunt clues for adults are basically riddles or hints. They help move the game in the right direction and keep everyone on their toes. One of the hardest aspects of scavenger hunts is staying exciting, original, and one step ahead of other players.

Having an arsenal of clues and hints at your disposal will only challenge your coworkers and teammates to push them to think critically.  That’s where we come in. We put together a list of 35 of the best scavenger hunt clues for adults.

  1. If I’m on the road, you’ll have a decision to make. If you find me in a drawer, you’ll be ready to eat. (Fork)
  2. I am two things: an instrument and a shape. (Triangle)
  3. Looking for the best way to avoid the doctor’s office? You only need one of me a day. (Apple)
  4. I don’t move; however, you may find me running around your backyard but never in the house. (Fence)
  5. I’m like the beach but in your backyard or at the playground. (Sandbox)
  6. I have letters, but I’m not the alphabet. (Mailbox)
  7. I keep food fresh, and I’m the coolest friend you have. (Fridge)
  8. I am a home but not for people. You drive into me, but you never stay too long. (Garage)
  9. I have two knobs and a head full of water. (Shower)
  10. Every time you leave, you always remember to wear me. (Shoes)
  11. I love to eat bread but never butter. (Toaster)
  12. I live on your bed and under your head. (Pillow)
  13. I have four legs but not any feet. You use me every day but only to eat. (Table)
  14. I wear clothes but only on the inside. (Closet)
  15. I’m similar to glue, and you use me at least two times a day. (Toothpaste)
  16. I hold all your messages but only for work. (Slack or Teams)
  17. I’m a great tool to help you travel far, but once you turn 16, you don’t need me anymore. (Bike)
  18. You hate to hear me, but I ring at the same time every day. (Alarm clock)
  19. I’m full of holes but can easily hold water. (Sponge)
  20. I begin and end with an E but only have one letter. (Envelope)
  21. After a long day, I’m all you need. I’m soft yet sturdy and not easy to move. (Bed)
  22. Whether it’s work or play, some may say, I’m the biggest part of your day. (Computer)
  23. I’m dry and crunchy but easy to eat. I was your favorite part of Saturday mornings when you were a kid. (Cereal)
  24. You never want to run with me, but you can always beat me with a rock. (Scissors)
  25. I get dry as I get wetter. (Towel)
  26. You use me to get the dirt out but hate when I go in your eyes. (Shampoo)
  27. You sit at me for eight hours a day, but on the weekends, you’re very far away. (Work desk)
  28. I am full of stories of every kind, you could say. You always come to me when you need a quick getaway. (Bookshelf)
  29. I have a face but no mouth or nose. (Clock)
  30. I have exactly what you’re losing for, but you always lose me when you need me. (Keys)
  31. My keys make a socund and sometimes they can be very, very loud. (Piano)
  32. You can find me on a hook, if you know where exactly to look. (Keys)
  33. I hold your junk and not neat, you will often find me on the street. (Trash Can)
  34. When the wind blows, I wave to you.  I can be red, white and blue. (Flag)
  35. Stiff is my spine but my body is pale.  I am always ready to tell a tale.  (Storybook)

Creating your own scavenger hunt can be time consuming and challenging which is why we have left it to the professionals.  At Elevent, we have a scavenger hunt for every group.  

In the game, your team goes on an adventure to an exotic island! Choose your path, tackle a series of survival challenges together, and complete your mission feeling energized, entertained, and connected. The perfect start to your virtual meeting!

Explorers Virtual Icebreaker can support up to 1,000 participants and is $5 per participant. 

A hosted scavenger hunt means you have a guide leading your through the event.  

Bridge over river. Feeling a bit cooped up? Need to take your mind for a stroll? Here’s a team-building game that will take you around the world in 60 minutes! Just get your group on Zoom to meet with our Host and we’ll send you off to explore the world’s best museums and historic locations—all via amazing websites. Your challenge: follow our clues, find amazing objects, and answer tricky questions about them.  Around the World Scavenger Hunt can host a group up to 500 guests for $45 per person.  Click here to learn more about this event.

Even if you’re allergic to tinsel you’ll have fun. We’ll make a list of fun websites and questions for you to hunt down the answers to, you just have to check it twice.  HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE… A virtual visit to Charles Dickens’ house in London in search of Scrooge, a panoramic view of the actual, geographic North Pole, a look around the Vienna Christmas Market, a snow-topped pagoda in Japan, where Christmas is celebrated with chicken from KFC. As well as winter festivals in such places as Budapest, Strasbourg, Krakow, and beyond. Of course, these are more than just online Christmas games! Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Boxing Day, the Winter Solstice, and even Festivus are also in the mix.  Joy Around The World Scavenger Hunt can host up to 600 guests for $45 per person.  Click here to learn more. 

Who doesn't love a good Scavenger Hunt!  Each round of this game will make you want to be fiercely competitive! Here is what our list of games looks like.  Round 1:  Let's opine - a game where we make sure you do not reach a conclusion :)  Round 2: Show me what you have NOT got Round 3: Never in your backpack  Round 4: Don't sing as it is - will you be able to take up the challenge if we tell you not to sing a song as it is  Round 5: Story that is negatory - Ever thought of making a story with only 'NOs'?

Not So Scavenger Hunt can host up to 1,000 guests for $23 per person.  Click here to learn more.

Hop into our interactive Zoom game show and work in teams to complete fun creative challenges such as "Tallest Tower," "Team Pose," and "Zoom Scavenger Hunt". We integrate icebreakers and activities specially designed for play on Zoom. Our games are designed to help break down work barriers and create authentic connections.  Our expert team of facilitators will decide on the best challenges for your group to make sure everyone has an amazing time. This is a great option to shake up your team meetings and have a ton of fun in a short amount of time.

The Great Zoom Game Show can host up to 100 guests for $30 per person.  Click here to learn more. 

Part Scavenger Hunt, part game show, all fun! During this hour-long experience, participants will compete in a series of virtual challenges, with clues and a few surprises along the way.  The game is broken into three rounds; Round 1 is the Game Show, Round 2 is the blind contour challenge, Round 3 is the photo challenge, Round 4 is the scavenger hund and Round 5 is the mystery round.

Virtual Scavenger Hunt Game Show can accomidate up to 200 guests for a price of $55 per person.  Click here to learn more.



Originally published at May 6 2022, 11:40:48 AM. Updated on Apr 3 2023.

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