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6 Scavenger Hunt Games You Can Play On the Go

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Scavenger hunts can rescue a rainy day on vacation, keep the kids busy on the road, or help them learn geography or get to know a new locale. Check out these portable, personalized party games for families on the go.


1. Travel Scavenger Hunt for Kids

Take Travel Scavenger Hunt for Kids on your next road trip and kick screen time to the curb! The entire family will have fun searching for items in the “I Spy” format card game with photo and word clues. Play individually, as a team, or for small prizes. Chances are, you won’t hear “are we there yet?” for hours!

Approximate Price: $10

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2. Go Trovo Treasure Hunt Game

Rescue a rainy day on vacation—or get the kids outside to blow off some steam—with this fun, screen-free game for children ages 3 to 10. Kids embark on a mystery pirate adventure, following a map, solving clues and collecting “loot” on their way to discovering hidden treasure. You can play individually or as family teams. Clue cards (both indoor and outdoor), a treasure map and a treasure box with magnetic closure is included. Buy one for Grandma’s house and one for on-the-go use. Trust us, the kids will love it!

Approximate Price: $40

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3. Card n Go Seek

Kids can get creative AND get moving when playing an active card game like Card n Go Seek. The object is to find and retrieve a variety of items—from a “something sweet” to “something that would make it through airport security.” Card n Go Seek is recommended for children ages 7 to 15, but older teens will enjoy it too, and younger kids can easily play along when teamed with older family members.

Approximate Price: $15

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4. Go Find It

Great for camping trips, hiking day trips and really any vacation activity, Go Find It will get kids outdoors and exploring nature. Task cards such as “Find something furry” invite curiosity and imagination. Go Find It can be played the traditional way (with cards,) or adapted for older kids as a photo scavenger hunt game.

Approximate Price: $13

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5. Scavenger Hunt Adventure (A Travel Guide for Kids) Book Series

Explore famous landmarks together in top vacation family destinations, from Rome to Washington D.C., with these interactive scavenger activity books, a must-have for traveling adventurers. You’ll go on “missions” to famous attractions, hunting for objects and earning points towards earning “Secret Agent” status. Additional versions include New York, Paris, London, Florence, Amsterdam and St. Augustine. Books are available in paperback and Kindle format.

Approximate Price: $13

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6. Christmas Scavenger Hunt

Bring the clan together with this fun, seasonally-themed team scavenger hunt game, designed for ages 6 and up. The object is to find Christmas themed items around your house (or your hotel or resort.) Pair grandparents with grandkids, brothers with sisters, and aunts and uncles with nieces and nephews for friendly competition, and enjoy some laughs along with holiday family fun.

Approximate Price:  $11

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