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Do-It-Yourself Scavenger Hunts – Summer Fun!

Idea for Summer Fun: Do-It-Yourself Scavenger Hunts by Haley Productions. 

Here’s a creative, time saving summer fun idea: our downloadable scavenger hunts.  They are fast and easy to plan and put together.

We have a nice selection of complete outdoor scavenger hunts to choose from, all of which are ready to download as is or can easily be customized – something Julie McGehee of Norman, Oklahoma truly appreciated.

“Being able to customize the hunt by simply editing the Word document was priceless. Thank you!”

Dawn Campbell of Bear, Delaware decided to use one of Haley Productions’ hunts as an icebreaker for her bridal party – none of whom knew each other very well. Here’s what she had to say about our Operation: Our Town Scavenger Hunt:

“The hunt was great and I would do it again in a minute. I think the packaging, payment process, rules, collection items, etc. were just great.  I know that we will be talking about this for years to come.  Thanks for taking all the planning out of the equation and providing everything in a neat package.  YAHOO

Scavenger Hunt Games - Downloadable

 to Haley Productions! Your company really started the whole wedding celebration off with a bang. We will remember it always.”

Our scavenger hunt games:

Available for IMMEDIATE DOWNLOAD ONLY (no mail order). Most of these games are suitable for any size group. Click on any game title below to order a hunt and to read all the details about that particular game: how the game works | examples | # of players | age range | length of game | prep time | what’s included what you need to provide. Regular Version – $19.99 | Team Building Version – $34.99 | Compare

Most Popular  Scavenger Hunt: Operation Our Town
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A walking or driving scavenger hunt designed for any area with shops and businesses (including malls). Challenges include pictures, find items, a little quiz, a fun and creative project and a final team presentation.

Scavenger Hunt: Operation City Slickers

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A walking or driving scavenger hunt designed for any area with shops and businesses (including malls). Challenges include pictures, find items, brainteasers, a trivia quiz (brainteasers and quiz are non-location specific) and a final team presentation.

Scavenger Hunt: Operation Recovery 
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A find items scavenger hunt with a special mission thrown in for good measure. Walking or driving designed for any area with shops and businesses (including malls).

Scavenger Hunt: Operation Time Flies
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A timed scavenger hunt suitable for your office complex or for your house & neighborhood – or you can take it out on the town. Picture challenges, word search/find items challenge, bonus challenge and final team projects.

Scavenger Hunt: Operation When Nature Calls
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Outdoor walking scavenger hunt designed for a recreation area or medium to large park. Challenges include pictures, find items, projects and a final team presentation.

Scavenger Hunt: Operation Streets of San Francisco CITY WIDE Hunt (this hunt is $39.99)
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We’ve designed the hunt around 4 San Francisco neighborhoods (Fisherman’s Wharf, Union Square, The Embarcadero and North Beach) with 10 photo challenges in each neighborhood. In addition there are 25 items to find, a 25-question San Francisco trivia quiz, 5 ‘catch as catch can’ photo challenges that can be taken pretty much anywhere and 15 super bonus point photo challenges at various places throughout the city.

Scavenger Hunt: Operation Streets of San Francisco EMBARCADERO
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Outdoor walking scavenger hunt designed for the Embarcadero waterfront area in San Francisco. Challenges include pictures, find items, projects and San Francisco trivia quiz.

Scavenger Hunt: Operation Streets of San Francisco FISHERMAN’S WHARF
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Outdoor walking team building scavenger hunt designed for Fisherman’s Wharf (Pier 39 to Ghirardelli Square) in San Francisco. Challenges include pictures, find items, projects and San Francisco trivia quiz.

Scavenger Hunt: Operation Streets of San Francisco NORTH BEACH
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Outdoor walking scavenger hunt designed for North Beach in San Francisco. Challenges include pictures, find items, projects and San Francisco trivia quiz.

Scavenger Hunt: Operation Streets of San Francisco UNION SQUARE
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Outdoor walking scavenger hunt designed for Union Square and Yerba Buena Gardens in San Francisco. Challenges include pictures, find items, projects, San Francisco trivia quiz and a final team presentation.

Scavenger Hunt: Operation Viva Las Vegas  Add Game to Cart     Add Game to Cart
Designed for fabulous Las Vegas. Challenges include pictures, find items, a Las Vegas trivia quiz, a fun and creative Vegas themed project and final team presentations.

Just one more (of many) reviews for our scavenger hunt games:

“Everyone really enjoyed your Operation When Nature Calls scavenger hunt. The instructions and scoring were really easy to figure out, even for the kids. It was a good family activity and sharing activity for groups that didn’t know each other as well. Let me say, it’s not that I didn’t have confidence in the program, but I am a professional trainer and won’t ever present an activity without piloting it with a group first, especially if I have to explain it to the group. Helps me to answer questions. This is one of the most thoroughly thought out activities that I have ever seen. Thank you.” – Cyndi Avery, Newton, IA

A scavenger hunt team having funAbout Haley Productions
Susan Haley, a New England native founded her company in 1987. At that time, she produced live performance interactive murder mysteries. Susan relocated her company to San Francisco in 1993 and a few years later, she began selling her do-it-yourself scavenger hunts online. She also sells kids’ scavenger hunts and mystery games and murder mystery games for adults and corporate team building events.

Susan
Chief Imagination Officer & Creative Director
Haley Productions’ Games
Scavenger Hunts :: Mystery Games
Kids’ Games :: Team Bonding Games
www.haleyproductions.com

A BBB Accredited Business since 5/1/2003

 

Mardi Gras Murder Mystery Game

Mardi Gras Murder Mystery Game – The Deadman’s Chest

“The murder mysteries are a community favorite at the clubhouse every year. Our subdivision association has over 900 families with plenty of talented volunteers. We have no shortage of folks that want to help with props, costumes, decor, etc. I think this was our 6th one and they/we seem to raise the bar every year.”

Til next time –
Teresa Jobe
Turtle Cove, Monticello, GA

Easy To Adapt Murder Mystery Games

Did you know that our large group murder mystery games are easy to adapt?  Yup, they are. 

I was inspired to write about this particular topic because of some feedback from two of my repeat customers.  Clearly I’m not the only “chief imagination officer” ’round here!

Faye Boninu of Yorktown, VA, one of my repeat customers, emailed me to say, “I think these murder mystery games are so neat….and what I like is the ability to tailor them to a group, add a character or expand the characters part….in keeping with the central theme.”

Will-Reading-Murder-Mystery-McQuade-1Madeleine Espinoza of Grenada Hills, CA told me what she does to adapt and add to my murder mystery games.  Her ideas were worth sharing.

She wrote, “Our school has done 4 of your murder mystery games and this will be our 5th year. I have one great suggestion. We have our drama club students learn dancing for each play. For your country and western mystery game, The Demise of the Downhome Dealers, we did line dancing and for your pirate mystery game, The Deadman’s Chest, we did the Virginia Reel. We give out raffle tickets for all those who participate in dancing and costumes etc. The crowd loves it and then we give out small prizes in the end.”

“Whenever we need a bit more time, we call people up for various things. For Deadman’s Chest we took the pirate speak you provided and asked people to come up and read them. People loved it – we also had the drama club teach the tango to our guests. We purchase music to set the mood and we have even had live bands. It is quite a production.”

“Oh just remember that all the things you ask the audience to do give them a raffle ticket. We give everyone one as they come in for being there to support the fundraiser. We also take all the people who got the correct answer and pull one best detective.”

“This year we may go with a Hollywood Bowl style setup where people can either bring dinner to their table or sit at a table with just munchies. The ticket will include a beverage and dessert…Some guests didn’t want to buy the more expensive dinner ticket so we thought this might work too.”

If you want more inspiration you should check out all the testimonials on our website. Any creative idea that I’ve posted from my customers is seriously impressive and inspiring.  Use ’em.

I wanted to remind you that we also have fabulous kids’ games and fabulous scavenger hunt games.  Just sayin’…

Susan
Chief Imagination Officer & Creative Director
Haley Productions’ Games
Scavenger Hunts | Mystery Games
Kids’ Games | Team Bonding Games
A BBB Accredited Business since 5/1/2003

Have We Got Some Holiday Party Suggestions for You! Woot!

Are you desperately searching for some great “think outside the box” Christmas and holiday party ideas for you, your kids or your company?

Wanna get away from the “been there, done that and I never want to do it again” boring old party?

Want to keep your kids entertained and fully engaged in a fun Christmas activity so they’ll stop bugging you about all the things they want Santa to bring them?

Well you’ve come to the right blog!

Here are our super fun game suggestions for your holiday party (for you, your company or your kids):  

Halloween Party Ideas

Halloween is just around the corner! What are your Halloween party ideas?

Hopefully you have no plans because, as you can imagine, we have some Halloween party suggestions for ALL ages 🙂

Halloween murder mystery game
Our Halloween murder mystery dinner party game

Halloween Scavenger Hunt for Teens & Adults
Operation Black Cat
Our Halloween hunt for you and your friends
(teens and adults)

Halloween Scavenger Hunt for Kids

Operation Haunted House
Our Halloween scavenger hunt game For 7 – 12 year olds

Or do all 3!? Yeah, that’s probably overkill huh? Ha, ha! “Overkill”.

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