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50 Photo Scavenger Hunt Ideas to help you create the perfect one

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Taking photos became one of the most common activities. What if we entertain ourselves with it as an outdoor game? Let me give you a few photo scavenger hunt ideas. You can provide a great experience to your relatives with it by creating the perfect one.


1. The innovative “Photo-riddles”.

Make photos where the riddle is in the photo.

Point the place where we live! A picture for a photo scavenger hunt idea

2. Photo tour around your city

Use a Photo Scavenger Hunt to make a joyful tour around your favorite city. Such photo scavenger hunt ideas will suit well for tour companies.

3. The Paparazzi game

Make 2 teams: the stars and the paparazzi. Recreate a situation, where the stars have to live without being taken into the picture, without spotting the paparazzi. At the end of the round, switch roles. The winning team is the one with the biggest number of unwanted pictures.

4. The game of the bird park

Do you have a bird park around your place? You can organize a photo scavenger hunt, where you need to take as many bird species as possible.

The Jurong Bird park. Perfect, to take pictures!
Jurong Bird Park, Singapore

5. A group photo with countries color

Make a list of group pictures: Each country flag has its list of colors to be displayed.

6. Find Pokémons in the wild

Imagine that your neighborhood is full of wild Pokémon. Make them appear, and take a picture of them.

7. Photo trekking around the mountains

You might find the most beautiful sceneries around mountains. You can create a photo scavenger hunt, where the players have to take pictures of a list of stunning panoramas.

A mountain view

8. The Monster Hunter

Your neighborhood is infested with monsters! Take a picture of all of them, so the hunters can expel them.

9. The Quarantine Game

Loquiz offers you to play a quarantine game. You have a list of items to detect and take pictures with, using artificial intelligence. Then you can unlock more items.

Quarantine Scavenger Hunt at home

10. The highest number of people in one photo

Do you have a big group? Why not giving yourself a challenge: Get the highest number of people visible in one photo.

11. Ghostbusters game

Play during the night in your town. Using a tool like Loquiz, put ghosts on various mysterious locations. Once you find one of them, you have to take a picture of them using the augmented reality.

A photo scavenger hunt idea: Play the ghostbusters

12. The Zoo Game

Is there a zoo in your city? You can organize a photo scavenger hunt: each team would have a specific list of animals to take a picture of. Using the Loquiz Creator, you can even bring a backstory and some dynamic storytelling.

13. Harry Potter’s photo class

Divide your players into 4 groups, 4 houses. Each of the houses will need to make a series of class photos. The winning team will be the most original.

14. “Find cats”

If you play a game for a family’s birthday in a residential area, then you can be sure that there are cats. You can organize a competition: Those who gather the biggest number of cat pictures in a given time will win.

Kitten are the best material for photo scavenger hunts

15. The Conference photo game

Need a break from a conference that provides a lot of knowledge? Make a photo game! After all, everyone in a conference owns a smartphone, don’t they?

16. The Starbucks Coffee in your town

Do you live in a big town? I can bet that there is a Starbuck Coffee. Why don’t you make a photo scavenger hunt, where the winner is the first one to take a picture of all of these? Of course, you don’t disclose how many your town has Starbuck Coffees.

17. The Photo Scavenger game from the games templates

Take creative photos in different places with the Photo Scavenger Hunt. You can edit this game by yourself, by starting a Free Trial account: You will have the possibility to move all the pinpoints to your own location.

A photo scavenger hunt provided by us

18. The Werewolf game

Imagine a role-playing game alternating day and night. During the night, everyone closes their eyes but the werewolf. This person chooses another to “kill”. Then during the day, everyone opens their eyes. They vote for the villager to sacrifice by taking a picture of one of the players. The player with the most pictures will be taken out of the game.

19. Find Peugeot cars and scan them

If there is a street aside from your place, you can enjoy competing with others: Find the maximum number of Peugeot cars. But beware, the cars can only be scanned, using the artificial intelligence that Loquiz offers.

20. Exchange clothes

Take a picture where every player will have to exchange clothes. Then from the pictures, offer other players to guess to whom belong each clothes set. I can ensure you that you’ll laugh a lot. 😁

21. Bird pictures

Using the object finder, try to scan wild birds. It sounds easy but… Birds are small and fast creatures. In order to succeed in a picture, you will need to carefully approach them. Photo scavenger hunt ideas involving wild animals are only for patient players!

22. Photos with the world leaders

Using the augmented picture, you can add a world leader to a picture taken with Loquiz. Do you dream to be on a picture aside from Angela Merkel? It’s going to become a reality.

Take a picture with the world leaders

23. The game of the thieves mugshot

All the players are arrested. Now, using Loquiz, you can build a thorough process where one by one, the players have to be taken into pictures as mugshots. The most original will earn bonus points.

24. The game of the Magical Detector from the Market

If you have children under 10 years old, they might love this game: the Magical Detector. With your magical detector (or your device in other terms), find a series of items. But you can’t know what each item is, unless you solve riddles first.

The Magical Object Detector

25. The color Scavenger Hunt

You can already play the color Scavenger Hunt here. You have 12 different colors + 24 other colors to unlock. Find items with similar colors, and then you will have the best high score. This game is perfect, to teach the different subtleties of colors to your children.

The Color Scavenger Hunt, with Tom Nook

26. Find 13 items with a hexagon shape

A round shape? A square shape? Too easy. What about… A hexagon shape? Take a picture of 13 items with that shape. I can ensure you that it’s tougher than you’d imagine.

27. Pokémon Snap, in real life

Pokémon Snap is a videogame from 1998 on the Nintendo 64. However, a new version was released this year on the Nintendo Switch. The principle is simple: While you move, you need to snap Pokémon with your camera. Why not reproduce the same idea using the augmented photos?

Pokémon Snap Screenshot
Source: Pokemon.com

28. Mystery picture

Make a mysterious picture (or many). Ask your players to go out and find where this was snapped. The winner is the first who succeeds taking a picture of the mysterious place. As the game master, you will be able to validate or not the picture from the result page.

29. Shadow Play Contest

Create a list of animals which you need to make a Shadow Play, only using your fingers. Then take a picture of all of them. Using the result page as mentionned on the previous point, you can attribute bonus points for the most original pictures.

Shadow Play contest as a photo scavenger hunt idea
Source: Wikipedia

30. A list of monuments from the city

You’re in a city, and you want to take a picture of as many monuments as possible in a day. That can be an interesting challenge that you can build for your players. Imagine doing this in Paris or Roma… Nobody would ever succeed this challenge!

31. Take a picture of 14 hot items

Some items are made to be hotter than the air atmosphere. Sometimes, they can be hidden in our own surroundings… For example, our sink providing hot water. Good luck finding 13 other hot items, in one of these photo scavenger hunt ideas involving items!

32. Recreate the Lord of the Ring’s team and make a picture

Have you watched the trilogy of the Lord of the Ring? What if you become a member of the Fellowship of the Ring? Using a few materials from your surrounding, try to make a picture recreating this team.

33. Take a picture of a street artwork based on some clues

Street artwork can be beautiful, vibrant, but hidden at the same time. You can use Loquiz to make a game of clues, where the final target is a street artwork. You finish the game if you succeed in taking a picture of it.

Make your players find street arts
Street art in Valencia, Spain

34. Make an origami scenery

Do you like making origami? What if you made a dozen, and create scenery? What if you compete against other teams? If you add a little bit of storytelling, these can definitely be fun photo scavenger hunt ideas.

Photo of many origamis shaped as a heart

35. Museum photo scavenger hunt

Do you know a museum that wants to promote itself using a game? Offer them a photo scavenger hunt. There’s a high chance that they have good-looking content to display. These kinds of public photo scavenger hunt ideas can suit well in a covid time, where you need to keep distance between visitors.

36. Take a picture of 15 items that are worth more than 1000 €

The most expensive items are sometimes not the things we expect. See that shopping cart? It might cost more than your laptop. Take a picture of this, and then you would have a longer list than your opposing players!

37. Recreate one Pixar movie on a picture

Pixar movies are numerous. But each of them is intense, with a vibrant visual identity. What if you ask your players to recreate a Pixar movie? You can use the augmented photo feature and add a few Pixar characters to the photo.

38. Take picture of the right train station, based on a list of clues

You’re in a metropole. There is not 2 train station, but 20. And you have to find the right one, to take a picture of it. But what if you had only a limited amount of clues, leading you to inspect each of the stations?

39. Instagram dish’s contest

Instagram is well known for its large community about aesthetic food. What if you decide to make a photo contest of the best food pictures, whenever your relatives and you are cooking?

Instagram dish food

40. Take a picture of the oldest statue

A city can have hundreds, if not thousands of statues. You can add a scavenger hunt about finding the oldest status in a district. From the result page, you can validate or not each entry.

41. Take a picture of 13 yellow houses

Are you located in a vast residential place? I bet that the houses have different colors, as people all have different tastes. Why not take your bicycle and wander around until you snap 13 yellow houses?

42. Recreate a Marvel movie and take a picture of it

Same as Pixar movies, Marvel knows a wide diversity of characters and stories. What if you make a list of movies to recreate through 3 pictures each? For each picture, you can use the augmented photo to add some characters.

43. Make a Photo Murder Mystery game

Take a closed room with a dozen of people. Give random secret roles: 2 murderers, 1 sheriff, and 9 innocents. Murderers need to kill everyone, sheriff needs to kill the murders. They both have weapons, that they can use… Using their camera. I talk more about this idea here.

Murder Mystery using augmented photo

44. Make a human pyramid and take a picture

Make a list of specific human pyramids, then let people execute themselves… If they are able to! Then take pictures to prove your success.

A human pyramid
Leroy made a Loquiz team-building game involving human pyramids. Check it out here!

45. Take a picture of all the bells from the city

If your city has a lot of monuments, you might find a surprisingly high number of bells. What if you offer your players to take a picture of all of them? The winner is the one who succeeds in doing this. But let’s rise the difficulty up: Players don’t know how many bells they have to find!

46. Find 4 items made of steel

Steel is a cheap and widely used material. But it’s not the most aesthetic for our eyes and hands… I bet you won’t be able to find many steel items in your current room! Try to take a picture of 4 of them before everyone else.

47. Recreate scenery with Greek gods

The Greek gods come with a series of strong personalities and passionate stories. What if you make a photo scavenger hunt, where people have to recreate different divine scenes with Zeus, Demeter, Hera, Hermes, etc?

The Greek Gods - Wikimedia Foundation
Source: Wikimedia Foundations

48. Take one picture per species in your garden

Your garden might have many plant species that you want to teach to your family. Give them a challenge: Take 1 picture per distinct species. The more they have, the highest is their score.

49. Make a picture of your team pretending to be a mysterious animal

Make 2 teams. One team has to pretend to be an animal, the other need to guess… Only from the pictures. There would be no more interaction allowed. Then at the end, flip the role.

50. Find the shortest street in your city

Each city has its shortest street hidden somewhere (because… It’s difficult to spot). What if you make a remote game, where people are located in different cities? Each of the team needs to take a picture of the street. As a game master, you’d be able to make a collage out of it.

The shortest street of Paris
In Paris, the shortest street is “Degree street”. What about your city?

So I’m already done with photo scavenger hunt ideas… If you need a 51st or a 52nd, feel free to contact me. I’d be happy to discuss with you to help you find the best ideas!

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