NYC Scavenger Hunt Rundown

26 Aug

Quit medicine to take up scavenger hunts.

Scavenger Hunts appear to be having a renaissance. At least in New York City. Check out what turned up on the Google:

  • What are you doing on Saturday? Are you participating in the Great Urban Race when it comes to New York? If you win the NYC race, you get a shot at the $10,000 prize at the National Championship in Las Vegas. What the what? That’s $10,000 for winning a game.
  • Are you a film buff? Then you might be interested in Beneath the Earth’s “As Scene in New York” photo scavenger hunt, which will take place over Labor Day weekend. The challenge here is to recreate famous scenes from movies filmed in NYC. The prize is an iPad (and probably the chance to do your best Woody Allen impression).
  • Watson Adventures produces a series of regular scavenger hunts at various NYC locations, including Central Park, Chinatown and Little Italy, the Met, and lots more. I was a bit disappointed to learn that it wasn’t named after Sherlock Holmes’ assistant, but I’m sure it’s still fun.
  • The Amazing New York Race runs a series of public races (including dog-friendly ones, singles events, and their winter “underground” races), and will produce a custom birthday scavenger hunt for you (if you’re not in the mood to create your own).
  • New York: The Game is a cell phone-based game taking place in any one of ten “game zones” including The Museum of Natural History, Greenwich Village and Soho. The use of the term “game zones” makes me think twice, but, like all scavenger hunts, the players bring their own fun.
  • This one has something to do with Neil Patrick Harris. I’m down.
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4 Responses to “NYC Scavenger Hunt Rundown”

  1. Sarah August 27, 2010 at 1:42 am #

    Please tell me you’re going to do the Accomplice one! 🙂 I want to hear all about it.

  2. JungFu August 30, 2010 at 1:24 pm #

    Did you check out the FAQs for The Accomplice? They’re hilarious!

    • hannahkane August 30, 2010 at 4:43 pm #

      Yeah, that one seems awesome. I wish it wasn’t so darned ‘spensive, though.

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