Frequently Asked Questions

Some purchasers of the Party Game Planner ask questions before they buy. Here are some of the questions that they ask, and the replies that we have given. We hope this will help answer a question that you may have.

If you would like to ask your own particular question, please email

I’m not sure which version of your product I should use? What are the differences between the children’s and adult versions?

We have two versions of the Treasure Hunt Game: the children’s version which is aimed at groups where all the players are aged 6 – 16. For adult and mixed age groups, we suggest the adult treasure hunt planner. There are very few differences as the game is suitable for all ages. In the children’s version, the setup and playing is a little simpler - the adult treasure hunt has some features which are designed to stop the more devious adults shortcutting the game. Generally I find that younger children enjoy the game too much to worry about devious shortcuts!

What are the differences between a Treasure Hunt and Scavenger Hunt?

The Treasure Hunt game is based aroumd six locations, at each location, the teams are required to complete a challenge or puzzle in order to win pieces of a clue. The clue pieces when put together will lead them to the treasure map and then onto the treasure. The Scavenger Hunt game is about collecting items or completing tasks on a list. Teams comete to complete the list, or to earn points in a given timeframe.

We are very short of time to plan the party, how quickly can we get your book?

The games are delivered electronically; as soon as your order has been processed, you will receive an email. The email contains a link to a download page where you can download the product(s) that you have ordered. You will usually have the product within minutes of placing your order.

How long does it take to organize a treasure hunt?

The planner has all of the items required to play the game ‘out of the box’ though you will need to read it through a couple of times to make sure you know how all the parts fit together, and you will need to collect a few simple props - things that you probably have around the house. The whole game can be planned in a couple of hours.

What space is required for a Treasure Hunt? I have a small home / want to use a park / hotel / beach etc.

The treasure hunt is very flexible and will work in most locations.  I have known it be used at home, in a park, at a hotel, on a beach, by the pool, around the neighborhood and so on.  You need enough space for all players to move around freely. The option to have some separate rooms, or hidden areas can be useful. 

I want to have a theme for my party. Can I incorporate that into the Treasure Hunt?

The Treasure Hunt game is very flexible and you can use it alongside your party theme or style. If you would like some help with theming your game, there are a variety of theme packs available to add to your treasure hunt party planner. These are offered at a discount when you purchase the party game planner book. Click on the order button, and the current theme pack discounts will be shown.

How are the treasure hunts structured?

The game is structured around finding various 'stations' in the correct order and solving a puzzle or challenge at each station. Solving all of the puzzles & challenges correctly will lead to clues which have to be solved to find the treasure.

Can the Treasure Hunt Party Game be used for a varying age group? I have a church youth group with a wide age range.

I do think that a treasure hunt is a great activity for mixed age groups and appropriate for a church youth group. I often plan this game for mixed ages and it works really well. If you can create teams with a good range of ages in each team, then the activities within the treasure hunt should appeal to all, with something for everyone to excel at!

How much does it cost to do the actual treasure hunt?

The cost to do the treasure hunt is negligible. The game as described and planned in the book requires a few props, but these are mostly items you will have in the home already: matches, piece of rope etc.

How long does the game take to run?

You should allow at least an hour for a Treasure Hunt game. You can easily make it longer by increasing the complexity of the challenges and puzzles along the way, or shorter, by using simpler puzzles, or even cutting them out for a very quick game!
I would estimate that the game as set out in the planner book would take you about an hour to an hour and a half. There are plenty of ideas for adapting the game to suit your own requirements.

Can I get the product on a cd or as a physical book?

We do not currently dispatch the Treasure Hunt Party Game Planner on cd or as a printed book. If that is what you would prefer, please email me your request. We will endeavor to fulfill your requirements, however there will inevitably be an additional cost for the materials, postage and packing.

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions - After Purchasing

After you have purchased the Treasure Hunt Party Game product, there are some questions that we are often asked. We hope this will help answer a question that you may have.

If you would like to ask your own particular question, please email

I haven’t received my product.

You will receive an email from which contains a link to the product download page. This email is sent immediately that your payment has been processed. Sometimes the email gets stuck in a bulk or junk folder. Please check those folders.

Occasionally there is a short delay while Pay Pal processes your credit card, which will mean the email can take a few hours to arrive.

You can access the download page here. You will need to enter the email address that you used to place your order, then your product links will be displayed.

My download has expired.

Your download will be available for approximately one month after your purchase. If you need to dwonload your product again, please email us to request re activation of your download account.

I paid by e-check and have not received my product.

E-checks can take between 3-5 days to clear. Your product will be sent by email as soon as your check has cleared through the banking system. Sometimes payment is unintentionally made by echeck. This can happen if you have used a PayPal account that is linked to your bank account.

If you wish to receive your product sooner, please re order using a credit card. You can cancel your echeck payment using PayPal.

I have not received all the bonuses.

The exact bonuses that you will receive depends on the package that you have bought and the bonuses on offer at the time. All the bonuses are listed on the download page and can be accessed individually from there.

How big is the download?

The download files vary in size, none is more than 1Mb in size.

What software do I need on my computer?

You will need adobe acrobat to read the files – if you don’t have adobe it can be downloaded for free from www.adobe.com. A link to the adobe reader is on each download page.

 

We have literally hundreds of emails from customers that you can read. Here is just a sample..

"Dear Nikki,
The hunt was a GREAT success! It took the kids over an hour to get through it, and they all had a really good time. Digging up the treasure was so exciting!
Thanks for all your input, it was priceless, even if I never did a treasure hunt again your book was worth the money spent! (but OF COURSE we'll be using it again and again, now we'll be professionals before you know it!)
I'll keep you posted on our next one...
Ciao from Italy"

Fabrizia Italy
Treasure Hunt Party Game

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"We had our picnic with our treasure hunt on Saturday. We had it at a public lake so we had the obstacle of other people. It just made it more interesting.

I was very amazed on how smooth the game went once it was all set up. I had seven teams with ages varying between 4 and 45 and 4 helpers. The hunt was thoroughly enjoyed by all. I used the games in your game set with a few alterations. Below is a picture of the Egyptian mummy game. This was so funny to watch the teams. Everyone had a great time especially the team who won the treasure box with 500 loonies in it!!!!

Thanks for the great game"

Jane Jones Ontario Canada
Treasure Hunt Party Game

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"Dear Nikki, The treasure hunt was a great success. I planned it for my niece's 9th birthday party and had the kids all running everywhere in the house. They loved it. The kids all talked about it in school days after the party. I planned the whole hunt in 3 days and it didn't take long at all with your help. Thank you so much for a memorable birthday for my niece. And it was so much fun planning it too."

Cindy Lindsey Michigan USA
Treasure Hunt Party Game

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"Thought you might enjoy a few pictures of our daughter's 16th's birthday celebration. We combined a masquerade ball with your treasure hunt party game which turned out to be a good combination for our group of young people. It turned out a lot of fun and I heard many positive remarks during the evening about the treasure hunt.

Blessings from the Smith House"

Patricia Smith Oklahoma USA
Treasure Hunt Party Game

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"Nikki,

It was a huge success!!! Never thought a bunch of 17 year old soccer players could love something so much- We are at our Regional Championships and playing in the final tomorrow so something must have worked! Will send a picture when I get home"

Patty Seitz New Jersey USA
Treasure Hunt Party Game

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"Hi Nikki,

Yes, we did have the treasure hunt and it was a lot of fun. It was for my daughter's 9th birthday and she had 12 guests. We had wished to play it outside but the weather did not cooperate so we stayed inside my house and garage area. It worked out fine to be inside.

The kids were so into the tasks. It was really fun for me to think up creative and fun things for them to do at each city. At one city they had to pick a teammate to be wrapped up in a whole roll of toilet paper. We had an obstacle course and I even through in some math problems to figure out.

For the treasure box I was able to find a bulk bag of gold/chocolate coins to mix in with other loot. It was great and I will definitely be using the plan again in the future.

Thanks for your help."

Beth Petrocelli New Hampshire USA
Treasure Hunt Party Game

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"Thank you,

Everything went well. I think the item they had the most fun with was finding something with the letter M. My son's name starts with the letter M. They had about 50 questions about what they could use. Of the 25 items on their list, they were unable to get only two items a postage stamp and a 4 leaf clover. What surprised me the most was the number of parents and kids who had no idea what a Scavenger Hunt was.

Thank you again for your help"

Mindy Richard California USA
Scavenger Hunt Party Game

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"Nikki,

We have played twice already. My children love the hunts. We planned one for my sons 12th birthday party this weekend. I would be happy to let you know how the 'BIG' hunt goes and will try to send a picture.

It was easy getting into your site to make up the hunt and I am so happy with the extra quick and easy game for my family.

Thanks."

Kim Sisemore Virginia USA
Instant Treasure Hunt

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Effortless entertainment.
Riddles galore for all ages 5 upwards, teens and adults.
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Ideas and advice for collecting items around the home / neighborhood / mall more...

 

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Old favourites and great new ideas more...

 

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