Funny scavenger hunt ideas list for adults – 100 original tasks
19 January 2016
Not only has technology enhanced the creation of scavenger hunt games, it has also made it easier to come up with various funny scavenger hunt ideas for adults. As most people have their own phones with a camera, snapping a picture is extremely easy. Use that to your advantage by asking your players to recreate various funny or amusing scenarios and take a photo of it as a proof – it’s very likely that this process will create lots of fun and laughter for those participating. Use this list of 100 funny scavenger hunt ideas to make a creative, picture perfect game, which will be remembered fondly by everyone!
Funny picture-based scavenger hunt ideas for adults
Creating various themed photos is a very popular type of scavenger hunt challenge, especially for outdoor games. These funny scavenger hunt ideas for adults will require the players to use their imagination along with their photography skills to recreate the given scenarios in a way that makes them instantly recognizable. So here are 75 scavenger hunt challenges with scenarios you could ask them bring to life through a cleverly planned-out photo.
Take a photo of…
A successful band performing in a local pub, with the band comprised of the members of your team
Triathlon athletes on the starting line waiting for the start
Lady Gaga and her band in a hotel room – at least three team members have to be in the picture
Movie stars at a premiere
Hitchhikers trying to outdo each other
Setting of a new Guinness world record
Greenpeace activists protecting the last tree on Earth
A team of cheerleaders – bonus points for standing on shoulders
A mosh pit at a music festival
People protesting against marshmallows
Overcooked tourists on vacation
A vicious squabble between middle-aged spouses
Birdwatchers watching each other
Triplets – of course most likely there won’t be any of them around, so the players will have to disguise themselves as such, using identical clothing or accessories.
The world’s best fishing spot
Bonnie and Clyde at the moment of arrest
4 athletes at their daily exercise session
A chess championship and an overexcited crowd watching it
The next morning after a wild frat party
Mulder and Scully investigating
Easter bunny being found out while hiding easter eggs
Tarzan, Jane, and the apes
A moonshine distillery
Cirque de Soleil
An insurance broker and a millionaire who crashed his Lamborghini
Dracula not being able to make up his mind which one to bite
Amsterdam’s red light district – of course this will only be interesting if you’re nowhere near Amsterdam
An elk family strolling through the forest
A CSI team gathering evidence
A police lineup with at least four criminals
Playboy front cover
A fight between a love triangle
An evening in the hippie commune
11 people holding hands
Top 3 at a last minute bodybuilding competition
A ballet lesson
An angry landowner chasing trespassers
An alternative band playing in a very underground venue
A picture from the Kardashian family album
Cannibals performing a ritual
Opening this question gave a magical power to one of your group members. Show how this power affects the other group members!
Subway train at rush hour in Japan
An energy raising exercise at a New age retreat
The whole team crossing the street duckling style
Undercover picture from a shady business deal
A Russian bear and scared hunters
Protesters closing down the traffic
Everybody in the picture with their hands and legs in the air
All team members giving a high-five to strangers at the same time!
A million dollar lottery winner
A dictator giving a speech
A surgery, with the doctor, assistants and nurses
A team member with someone from another team
8 hands and 13 fingers
Passengers of flight that’s been postponed for the second week in the row
World’s tallest woman and a curious crowd watching her
A fashion show in front of thrift shop
PETA protesters in front of a fur store
One of the teammates giving another a piggyback ride
A festive moment with Bill Clinton
Stone age hunters bringing home a huge catch!
4 friends fighting over the last bottle of beer on a hot day
A scene from Frozen
Someone fishing in a public fountain
Scared people watching a meteorite approach
Contestants of a beauty pageant
Squirrels harvesting nuts before winter
Someone who’s too hot to handle
All of the team members blending well into the surroundings
Construct and wear a pirate hat made out of a newspaper
A team member finding a new friend
A happy dog with one of the team members
Seeing through X-ray glasses
Last minutes of the prom dance
Strike your best yoga pose with the whole team
Want even more funny scavenger hunt ideas? Continue reading to find hilarious exercise tasks for the players to try out and riddles that will make every player pause and think for a moment.⬇️
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If you’re looking for funny scavenger hunt tasks that are a bit less open to interpretation, here are 15 very specific exercises you can ask your players to carry out. Some of them could turn out to be quite hard but trying to succeed will create a lot of fun for those taking part.
Try it out! You stand in a pool filled with water covering your head at your exact height. Can you get your nose above water to breathe if you stand on your tip toes?
Count it up! How many people do you need to get 10 little toes?
Try out if it is possible to touch your navel with your nose?
Try it out! There are four people: tallest, tall, short and shortest. The tallest player puts their right hand on the shortest one’s knee. The short one grabs tallest player’s left hand. The tall player leans the same leg’s knee against the shortest one’s left knee that doesn’t have a hand on it and with their opposite hand grabs the short player’s same hand. How many right hands are left free?
If you stand in a way that your nose, chest and pelvis are against the wall, can you put your elbows together?
Is it possible to sneeze with your eyes open?
Try out if any of the players can lick their own elbow?
Try it out! Is it possible to jump in the air and clap your hands and kick your feet together more than two times?
Try it out. Is it possible to touch your navel from behind your back?
Try it out! Four people stand in a row. Is it possible to join everyone’s left hands together while still standing in a row?
Try it out. A person is lying down on their back so that their hands are tied behind their back and attached to it. Can any of the players stand back up without help?
Try it out! Simultaneously rotate the index fingers of both hands clockwise. Do it slowly at first, but then pick up speed. Try to go as fast as you can. Is it possible to keep rotating both index fingers clockwise?
Is it possible for two people to stand side by side, 1 meter apart, with both looking in the same direction and holding hands so that their right hand holds the other person’s left and their left hand holds the other person’s right?
Some people walk in a row. One person is in the front of two people, one person is behind two people and one person is in between two people. How many people are there? Show the correct answer by recreating it!
Three out of four people in a pitch-dark office don’t have headlamps. One person has two headlamps. How many search parties can be formed to search for a lost red stapler?
10 riddles for the bonus round!
Ridddles are mostly associated with children but they work great as a funny scavenger hunt idea for adults as well. While the modern form of scavenger hunts can have many different kinds of challenges, originally it usually involved a set of riddles or clues that the players need to find answers to in order to figure out the next location to go. Therefore, riddles and scavenger hunts go together very well. So, here are 10 riddles that work great as treasure hunt question ideas for adults,.
Come up with an answer to this riddle and take a picture of it! (you can find answers at the end of the post)
What can travel around the world while staying in a corner?
At night they come without being fetched, and by day they are lost without being stolen.
Forward I am heavy, but backward I am not. What am I?
I am a solitary word, 5 letters long. Behead me once, I am the same. Behead me again, I am still the same.
I’m light as a feather, yet the strongest man can’t hold me for more than 5 minutes. What am I?
I am very easy to get into, but it is hard to get out of me. What am I?
What heavy seven letter word can you take two away from and be left with eight?
I am the beginning of the end, the end of every place. I am the beginning of eternity, the end of time and space. What am I?
Alone I am 24th, with a friend I am 20. Add another friend and I am naughty.
Give me food and I will live. Give me water, and I will die. What am I?
X. (24th letter in the alphabet, XX is 20 in roman numerals and XXX substitutes profanities.)
We hope that this list of funny scavenger hunt ideas and clues for adults helps you create and run an exciting and memorable game! Just remember that, for the scavenger hunt to be engaging, the tasks should be difficult enough to create a challenge for the players, but also not too difficult so that they can be completed in a reasonable amount of time. This will ensure that the players stay excited for the next assignment throughout the whole game. If you’re planning to set up a treasure hunt, you can also read this article on how a photohunt can be conducted with Loquiz.