How to have a Harry Potter Scavenger Hunt using Riddle Me

Riddle Me makes creating riddle clue hunts easy, but there are loads of things you can do to enhance the hunt. In this article I’ll show you how easy it is to have an awesome Harry Potter scavenger hunt for your next party.

Step 1: Object Inventory

Go into your object inventory and do a tag search for Harry Potter. The object inventory system tells Riddle Me what objects you have in and around your home where the hunts take place. Check the boxes for all the items you have on this filtered list. (You should also have previously selected all the common items so that your inventory has tons of objects for the system to choose when making hunts.) Clicking an item will show you the Harry Potter related riddles on the right which all start with HP. Adding these items to your inventory will facilitate creating the hunt in the next step.

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How to create Harry Potter wands for your next party

Make Harry Potter wands for your next party and have a stupifyingly good time! It’s perfect fun to go along with your Harry Potter scavenger hunt (click to see how easy it is to make one with Riddle Me). Then have participants duel it out in the back yard and see who is king of the incantation!

Make a Harry Potter wand

Step 1: Get materials for Harry Potter wands

Here’s what you’ll need: glue gun, glue sticks, chopsticks, acrylic paint, assorted beads

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List of Scavenger Hunt Activities

Here’s a quick list of activities you can do with Riddle Me. (If you’re seeing this line alone, click the title of the post to see the full listing)

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Scavenger Hunt Games for Secret Agents

scavenger hunt for secret agentCalling all 007′s! Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to throw an unforgettable spy party using headquarters’ newest secret weapon: Riddle Me. With Riddle Me, you can create scavenger hunt for secret agent games that will keep your favorite little secret agents entertained for hours.

The Riddle Me program enables you to set the mood for your party from the very beginning with customized invitations to recruit all your secret agents. Choose from the fun graphics provided or upload your own. For an extra “official” touch, turn one of the graphics into your spy agency’s special emblem and incorporate it into your scavenger hunt clues and party decorations.Secret Agent Badge

Once your guests arrive at headquarters for your party, present them with your special scavenger hunt assignment. Create a back-story for their mission as inspiration for the hunt. (Perhaps a double agent has been spotted at each clue location and it’s up to your spies to find out why.) Each spy will receive this story as well as his or her first clue in a manila envelope marked “Top Secret.” Since Riddle Me also provides you with the option of writing your own riddles, you can take your story a step further and make it seem like the rogue agent wrote them. (Nothing brings out the inner-Bond like a worthy adversary!)

Setting the Stage for Secret Agents

Don’t forget to set some “booby traps” for your spies along the way to each clue destination. These traps can be in the form of mini obstacle courses. You could use colored masking tape on the floor to mimic laser alarm sensors, which they have to avoid stepping on. Another idea is to create a path of balloons or traffic cones they have to weave around. Make sure to reward their efforts by placing a basket of spy-themed prizes at each clue location like sunglasses or notebook pads. This will allow guests to collect tools for their very own spy kit, which they can take home at the end of the mission.

Hosting a memorable secret agent party for your kids doesn’t have to be mission impossible. So, why not invite Riddle Me along for your next special assignment? When it’s over, serve your punch shaken, not stirred.

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Transfer Riddle Me

If you own the old version of Riddle Me and need to transfer it to a new computer, you can do so by following these steps.

1) If you don’t still have your receipt and unlock code, run Riddle Me on your old computer and click help/about to get your unlock code. Write it down.

2) Install Riddle Me on your new computer. If you didn’t save a copy of the installation program you can get it from www.riddleme.com/faq.

3) Unlock the program on your computer with the unlock code.

That’s it. The old version of Riddle Me has approximately 5,000 riddles on about 400 objects.

The new online version of Riddle me has, at this date, over 10,000 riddles on about 1,200 objects. There are new features and updated clip art for fun clue backgrounds and content is constantly being added to enhance the product for everyone.

If you aren’t sure if you want to upgrade, there is a 60-day money back guarantee that you’ll be 100% satisfied with Riddle Me.

As the owner, I don’t ever want someone to pay me for something they didn’t get value from. My own children ask for Riddle Me hunts at birthdays and holidays because they’re just a lot of fun. Expanding Riddle Me is my way of helping others have fun and build family bonds.

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Keeping it Sweet and Simple with Indoor Easter Egg Hunt Ideas

Indoor Easter Egg Hunt IdeasEaster might be fast approaching, but perhaps the weather in your area has yet to catch up. It could still be cold outside or maybe some unforeseen rain has put a literal damper on the occasion. That doesn’t have to spoil your kids’ Easter fun. Fortunately for them, the Easter Bunny has Riddle Me stashed in his basket of goodies, so bringing the outdoors inside is a cinch! Tons of indoor Easter Egg hunt ideas at your fingertips.

Simply set the Riddle Me program for an indoor scavenger hunt, and then hide some plastic eggs near each clue location. Voila! You have an instant Easter egg hunt. But don’t worry about making the hunt too easy. Riddle Me has a list of over 1,200 objects, so you’re bound to find hiding spots that even you didn’t consider. Make sure to give your clue locations an outdoorsy touch by decorating them with artificial flowers and green cellophane grass. Don’t forget to invite your candy critters! Little marshmallow chicks and chocolate bunnies are always a welcome addition to any Easter party. Continue reading

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Creative Scavenger Hunt Ideas for St. Patrick’s Day

st-patricks-day-scavenger-huntBreak out the bagpipes and gather all your lads and lasses for a St. Patrick’s Day celebration! St. Patrick’s Day is the one time of the year when anyone can enjoy the luck of the Irish. However, the fun doesn’t have to end after the parade. Thanks to Riddle Me, you can send your party guests on an adventure through the Emerald Isle with these creative scavenger hunt ideas:

  • Catch the Leprechaun: In this game, kids will be chasing after a mischievous leprechaun, who has been hiding in your home. Create a riddle hunt from “the leprechaun” to guide your guests on their search. Clue locations can be decorated in four-leaf clovers to show that the leprechaun has visited that spot. At the last clue location, give your guests the opportunity to “catch” him with little leprechaun figurines. For a tasty treat at the end of the rainbow, create “pots of gold” filled with chocolate gold coins. Continue reading
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Reveal your Family Vacation with Treasure Hunt Games

Treasure Hunt GamesWith spring vacation just around the corner, you may have already begun working on your travel plans for the family.  A cruise? Walt Disney World? A road trip?  A cross-country flight to visit the grandparents?

Anticipation is one of the best parts of a vacation, and there’s no better way to build the anticipation than with treasure hunt games using Riddle Me. You can reveal the vacation weeks in advance, or you can just tell them to plan on a vacation, and you’ll tell them when you get a little bit closer to the departure date.  Imagine the excitement on your child’s face when they find the last clue and discover plane tickets, or a photo of Mickey Mouse. Continue reading

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This spring use outdoor scavenger hunt riddles for an adventure

Beethoven writing outdoor scavenger hunt riddlesSure, it may still be a little chilly outside, but just about everyone is tired of winter and ready for spring. So this is the perfect time to wake everybody up with a great scavenger hunt game. Since Riddle Me can be customized, you can use it to create all kinds of themed games. Here are a few suggestions:

Go Gardening. A park or landscaped back yard is best for this. Scout around ahead of time to see what might be budding already. Daffodils are early bloomers, as are crocuses and hyacinths. How about garden sculptures? There have got to be gnomes or ceramic frogs around somewhere. Note those and use them in your clues. You can even hide clues in garden tools and hope somebody will get the hint. Continue reading

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Awesome 80′s Scavenger Hunt Games

scavenger hunt gamesDust off those old cassette tapes and 8 tracks and put on those leg warmers. It’s time to moonwalk your way back to an era of Bowie and big hair with an 80′s inspired scavenger hunt. With the help of the Riddle Me software, you can customize your own scavenger hunt games that will take you and your guests on a radical ride through 80′s pop culture.

Create your scavenger hunt list by choosing from the selection of objects listed in the Riddle Me program. Then, for an 80′s twist, check your attic or garage for the object’s retro counterpart. For instance, if you have “clock” as one of your search objects, you might pull out that New Kids on the Block alarm clock stashed in your closet. Personalize the hunt by incorporating your most iconic 80′s memorabilia. You’ll also enjoy customizing the riddles for each item. Riddle Me Scavenger Hunt software gives you the option to create your own riddle clues, so why not throw in some vintage vernacular and 80′s appropriate references for the occasion? Continue reading

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