How to write your own treasure hunt or scavenger hunt riddles:
You can create some good clue based poetry as treasure hunt riddles with some simple rules.
Treasure Hunt Clue Ideas:
This is how we come up with treasure hunt rhymes, how to fit them around clues, and some examples:
What is the answer you are looking for, or what do you want the players to do – go to a location or find an object?
If we wanted our adventurers to go to the STAIRS then this is an easy word to rhyme with. Think of another word that rhymes with stairs. We’ll use CHAIRS. We can mould that into a question.
The key is the rhythm of the phrases and a missing word that clearly rhymes with the second line.Go through the place,
That hosts the chairs.
The prize is hidden,
If you have a word that is impossible to rhyme with, place it in the middle of the sentence. Say there is something below an ORANGE:The goody is hidden,
When found you will sing,
In a bowl on a table,
Beneath orange thing!
The key is to come up with the two linking rhyming words first, like SING and THING and then work back from there. Keep saying the rhyme back to yourself as you write it to make sure it scans nicely.
You can suggest what the hunters may be searching for by outlining what they are seeking. In this case, if we wanted to get people looking for a MIRROR we could make a treasure hunt riddle along these lines:All shining and silver,
With a beautiful face,
You look into me,
And find this place.
Or if you wanted a treasure hunt clue for a TREE you could say:With clothes of green,
And bark of a dog,
Search me for the goods,
I sleep like a log.
Take into account the abilities of the people attempting to solve your riddle. When you know the answer, it may seem a lot simpler to you than it is – try to make it a touch easier and if possible, test them out on an independent victim.
Alternatively, you may be looking for other clue ideas
Treasure Hunt Riddle Examples:
The more effort that is put into the way the clues are written, the more participants will enjoy the experience.