The ultimate clue-solving
SCAVENGER hunt event
Escapely Scavenger Quest is one part escape room, one part scavenger hunt, and one part amazing race. Work with your team to find clues, solve escape-room-style puzzles, and even interact with real actors!
Scavenger Quest is a live scavenger hunt on steroids. It’s not just about finding locations, taking pictures, and checking items off of a list. The physical clues you find along the race course contain information you need to crack codes and advance to the next stage of the game. You will also interact with people and actors who may ask you to complete challenges or give you a verbal clue!
As you solve the puzzles, enter the solutions on the app to find out where to go next! If you need help, hints are available anytime – experienced players can challenge themselves without hints while first- timers can take all the help they need.
But choose wisely, because each hint comes with a penalty that is factored into your final score. At the end of the scavenger hunt race, meet at the afterparty to check the leaderboard and see how you stacked up against the other teams!
The clues and puzzles are so well integrated throughout the city! - Ben Gould, New York City Quest (Brooklyn)
how scavenger quest
Find clues hidden throughout the race course that help you crack your next code. It’s an in-person scavenger hunt, so you might find clues hanging from the ceiling of a business, hidden in a park, placed in a store window, or even outside on the street!
As you solve each stage of the game, the app will direct you to your next location and give you a clear idea of where to look for your next clue. The storyline on the app will hint at what to look for in each location, but your team will still need to wear your detective hats.
Each leg of the scavenger hunt event starts with a puzzle that reveals the location of your first clue. Throughout the adventure, work with your team to solve escape room-style puzzles that lead you from one location to the next, all within walking distance.
The clues you find along the way coordinate with puzzles on the app to solve for code words and phrases. Enter the solutions to find out where to go (or who to find!) to continue your amazing race adventure.
Clues and challenges in this scavenger hunt race take many forms. Some of the challenges you encounter will involve escape room-style puzzles, some will involve searching for clues, some will involve interacting with real people – and some might involve all three!
We can’t give too much away, but this is unlike any amazing race scavenger hunt you have seen before. You will need to give and receive verbal clues several times throughout the race!
Sync with your team on our app so that you can all move through the event together. Everyone should login individually to immerse themselves in the adventure and view the content on their own device. However, when one player on your team enters a solution, everyone is able to advance!
Teams can have up to six players, and you can even play solo if you would like. We also encourage solo players to come early to registration to connect with other solo players who might wish to form a team.
This amazing race style event is a contest – how could it not be? – so you will want to work with your team to finish the quest as quickly as you can. To kick off the event, our enthusiastic race team will explain the rules and then countdown to go time!
Your team’s final score is a combination of your total time and any hint penalties taken along the way. At the end, the leaderboard will show the true champions! Does your team have what it takes?
Scavenger Quests are all in walking distance within a certain neighborhood of each city. No other transportation is allowed! However, this is not an athletic race. The exact distance depends on the event, but is usually from 1.5-3 miles and we take hills into account when creating the race course.
Locals will have a chance to discover new parts of the neighborhood and hidden gems they might have never noticed before, while tourists will get to explore a new city in the most fun way possible!
coming soon to a city near you
We had the best time rushing around and solving clues and racing the teams around us! We discovered a lot of new stores and attractions we had never seen before. Can't wait for next year's season!
William Li, Seattle
The clues and puzzles were integrated throughout the city so even if puzzles aren't your thing, if you like exploring new places, this is definitely something you have to check out. It exceeded our expectations!
Ben Gould, New York
I played with my mom and we loved how everyone we encountered played along and was kind of in on it. Our favorite part was finding the pirate by the lake! We would definitely do it again!
We had SO much fun exploring the city. We loved that even though it was a race, we still got to enjoy some food and drinks along the path! We are hoping to bring in the trophy next year!
Tricia Mosher, Seattle
We got so lost in the puzzles we forgot we were moving around, but it was mental and physical. And the app was super easy to use.
Raven and Dan, Chicago
NEW THEME EACH SEASON
Long ago, four legendary pirate captains united their treasure and buried their gold in the faraway land of Fortune’s End. Each captain held a magic key to the treasure and hid it away never to be found.
In this season’s immersive outdoor scavenger hunt experience, race other teams to the finish line as you follow the footsteps of these legendary pirates!
Your mission: Scour the city, find the four magical keys, and track down the treasure! But beware…legend says the ghosts of these captains still haunt the area today, and they won’t be happy with other swashbucklers trying to steal their fortune.
Does your team have what it takes to find the keys and claim the treasure?
Access our web app by scanning QR codes throughout the live scavenger hunt. It’s easy and there is nothing to download – just activate the game with your unique access code, sync with your team, and you are ready to play!
View puzzles, read storyline, input answers, and get hints. As you solve each stage of the game, the app tells you where to go to search for your next clue.
We want everyone to get their money’s worth, so we keep our Scavenger Hunt events challenging enough that most players will need some hints to help them along the way. Fortunately, hints are available on the app at any time, so anyone of any age and ability level can complete this scavenger hunt event.
Of course, you will want to choose wisely – each one comes with a time penalty to keep the contest fair! When you access the list of hints, you will be able to choose from options like “Need help getting started” and “Give me an example” as well as view the time penalty for each.
A SCAVENGER HUNT
Have you ever wanted to be on the Amazing Race? Do you love escape rooms? Are you looking for something fun to do with your family or friends? This in-person scavenger hunt is for you!
Touted as the scavenger hunt event that is actually what it promises to be, Escapely Scavenger Quest has gained a loyal following. The easy-to-use web app has a progressive hint system that makes the puzzles solvable by anyone but challenging for an expert, so adults, teens, couples, and families can choose exactly how they want to play.
All locations along the race course are family friendly, so players of all ages will enjoy the amazing race style scavenger hunt. At the same time, most players enjoy drinks before, during, and after the race. We even provide drink specials at registration and at the finish line!
GET YOUR SCAVENGER HUNT
You simply must get a team together and try this epic live scavenger hunt for yourself! We welcome teams of all ages and all experience levels. You just have to have one thing in common – you love to have fun!
We have solo players at all of our events, and the entire in-person scavenger hunt can be played with a single-player team. We also offer great group discounts and ticket packages if you prefer to bring a team. And hey, you never know who on your team might be the one to solve each puzzle! If you love adventure and you’re looking for a fun and exciting outdoor activity with your family and friends, check out this once-in-a-lifetime event. See you there!