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Treasure and Scavenger Hunts: How to Plan, Create, and Give Them!

by Gordon Burgett

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What's most interesting about Treasure and Scavenger Hunts: How to Plan, Create, and Give Them! is that it doesn't give you a whole lot of ideas for treasure or scavenger hunts. Instead, it gives you tips for pretty much everything else -- how to invite people and create teams, how much time to allot, what to include in the instruction packets, how to write clues, what sorts of prizes and food to give out after the event, and even how to create rules that encourage safety. The author's humor is a little over-the-top at times, but it's clear he's planned many events (including internationally) and he knows what he's doing. One note: if you're a youth group leader, this title may not be all that helpful to you, as it deals mostly with adult hunts -- generally because adults can drive, and big-scale hunts need much more planning than one in your backyard. If this is your first time hosting a big hunt, you might need another book to generate ideas for themes, but if you've been participating and now want to run one, you could get by with just this as an outline.

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Neighborhood treasure
hunts need lots of planning; this
gives all you should need. ( )
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Treasure and scavenger hunts aren't nuclear physics nor do they lead to the salvation of peoplekind, but done right they can be plenty of fun and create a joyous core of an unforgettable gathering that can lighten, for a few hours, the otherwise more ponderous problems facing us and our kin.
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Neighborhood treasure

hunts need lots of planning; this

gives all you should need.

(legallypuzzled)

Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0910167974, Paperback)

How to plan, create, and give the party of the year for your family, friends, group, or even city! Step-by-step advice, hundreds of ideas, a ready-made scavenger list, all the details that will make you look like a genius!

Bring back the old-fashioned treasure hunts and scavenger hunts! Better yet, combine them into a super party! Be the host the party of the year! Memories of the crisp fall season bring to mind treasure and scavenger hunts, often a Halloween party theme. Gordon Burgett gives you hundreds of clever ideas for planning parties that will be talked about for years. Includes innovative themes and clues, checklists, safety and timing guides, everything for memorable events for kids, teens and adults.

At last, a how-to book that share the details of planning, creating, and giving the party of the year! Learn

* How to write fun, challenging clues

* How to avoid problems with safety

* Where to safely hide the items sought

* How to create a beguiling scavenger hunt list

* How to plan a super party around the hunts

* How to add more enjoyment with brainstormers

* What you do with: a "magic checklist"!

More than a step-by-step guide, this book also includes, 12 model Treasure Hunt clues, 120 suggestions for a Scavenger Hunt list, 15 Brainstormers and a 70-item "Magic Checklist" for the Super Party! This is the third, updated version of this popular game guide, with additional, linked information about clues, an updated bibliography, and more scavenger items.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:11:44 -0400)

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