Fun Party Game Idea Inspired by Trip to Wis Dells.

My wheels are turning right now.¬† Our family just came back from a trip to Wisconsin Dells.¬† Most people go on vacation to get relaxation, I go to get inspired.¬† And that’s exactly what happened.¬† For anyone who has even been to Wisconsin Dells, I hope you were able to experience Wizard’s Quest.¬† I’ll try to clue in everyone else real briefly.¬†

Basically, Wizard’s Quest is an attraction that allows you to enter as teams.¬† You are assigned a name and have to answer a bunch of quirky questions about fairies and folklore.¬† The answers are found throughout different areas of the building.¬† It’s basically like a trivia scavenger hunt that is a sensory delight.

This got me to thinking.  Instead of a haunted house this year, I may just have a scary version of this game, and instead if Wizard trivia, I could use scary movie trivia.

I’m going to try to paint a word picture here as to how this idea could be used party style.¬† In the case of Halloween, let’s just say¬†you used Scary movies.¬† What¬†you would want to do is create little vignettes based on Dracula, the Birds, Frankenstein, Saw…whatever works for your theme.¬† In those vignettes, you would need to hide answers to the questions.¬† And maybe a clue to a place where keys were hidden or something.¬† At¬†Wizard’s Quest, you have to¬†“unlock” Wizards, that’s why I thought there¬†should be keys or something.¬† Maybe to unlock a mummy or witch.¬† Each team would be given a list of questions and the first team to bring back all of the correct¬†answers wins.¬† Now, Wizard’s Quests has some seriously hidden secret passage ways, and we didn’t even find all of the wizards and were there for well over an hour.¬†

So, what I am thinking is I create a mummy vignette.  This would need to be a display that would obviously feature a mummy, and some rats and snake, and maybe a secret compartment, some mummy factoids.  You get the picture.  This game serves as entertainment and decoration all at the same time.

But why stop at Halloween?¬† Why¬†not do the princess’ castle, or the ok coralle, or the pirate’s ship?¬† You could carry this through just about any theme.

Love those ideas that are cheap and serve double duty.  Let me know if you try this one out.

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