Father’s Day Text Scavenger Hunt

Looking for a unique gift for Father’s Day? Have you thought of sending him on a text-message scavenger hunt? Here at TextClues.com you can make your own custom scavenger hunt with personalized clues and answers. Then your dad can play from his cell phone.

Here’s an example:

Clue:  Hey Dad. Happy Father’s Day! Welcome to your scavenger hunt. Reply with “begin” to start.

Answer:  begin

Clue:  What sport are you planning to watch on TV today?

Answer:  Soccer

Clue: I hope they win!  Go and look under the couch over by the TV.

(clue hidden under the couch says: who won the world cup in 2010?)

Answer:  Spain

Clue:  That’s right! Who has won the world cup the most times?

Answer:  Brazil

Clue:  Correct! Enough with the sports trivia. What are we grilling up tonight?

Answer:  shish kabobs, kabobs

Clue:  Tasty! Your favorite. Where did we go this morning?

Answer:  Golfing

Clue:  That was fun. Go check the garage for a surprise. What is it?

Answer:  golf club

Winning message:  We hope you like it. Hopefully you’ll shave a few strokes off your game! Happy Father’s Day

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Valentines Day Gift Idea: Scavenger Hunt over Text Message

Valentines Day Cookies

Surprise at the end of the v-day scavenger hunt :)

Valentines day is almost here. I wanted to share a unique gift idea for that special someone in your life. Have you ever thought of sending them on a scavenger hunt? Here at TextClues we let you create a text message scavenger hunt. Our system automatically sends and responds to text messages to your loving partner’s cell phone. So you can actually watch and guide them through the hunt or sit back and just watch the fun. You can schedule the scavenger hunt to start at any time you like, or you could set up a few surprise texts throughout the day.

Here’s an example of a text message scavenger hunt you could send them:

Clue: Hey babe! How’s work? Welcome to your surprise v-day scavenger hunt :) Reply “start” to accept the challenge!
Answer: Start
Clue: First an easy one, who first introduced us?
Answer: Rosy
Clue: Ya that was a fun night :) What are we eating later tonight? Hint: it’s my favorite
Answer: Lasagna
Clue: I love your lasagna! I can’t wait until we go on vacation to my favorite city of…
Answer: New York
Clue: I can’t wait! Okay, what’s my favorite exercise?
Answer: Yoga
Clue: Yep :) Just got back from my class. Next question, what are we doing tomorrow with Lindsey?
Answer: Skating
Clue: That’s going to be so much fun ;) Go down and check in the backseat of your car for a surprise. What is it?
Answer: Cookies
Clue: Hope you like them!!  Happy Valentines Day babe!

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Father’s Day Gift

With Father’s Day creeping up on us, yet again, this year, we are always on the hunt for new and exciting gifts to make this Father’s Day that much more memorable than the last!

Is your dad a big gadgets fan and constantly has his cell phone around him? Why not make use of his phone for something he would never thought to use it for. A Scavenger Hunt Father’s Day Gift!!

How would this work? If your dad has a cell phone he can use, with text messaging capabilities, and you have some fun ‘dad facts’ to help make your hunt successful, you are set! The cell phone, questions, and dad’s correct answers will bring him on a fun-filled journey to the end goal of your choice.

Let’s show you how this would work!

Clue: Happy Father’s Day, Dad. Let’s get started. Head to the photo in the house where the family went to Europe. What colour are my pants in the photo?
Answer: Black
Clue: Right! That was a great trip :) Next, head over to baby John’s crib. What company is printed on the label of his favorite blanket?
Answer: Endeavour
Clue: That used to be my blanket!! What sheet music is currently sitting in the piano?

Answer: Fur Elise
Clue: Your favorite – I’ll play it for you later. What does mom have stashed in the cookie jar?
Answer: Chocolate
Clue: Yes, and your favorite kind too! There’s a coupon in the mailbox for you. Go grab it and tell me what you are getting.
Answer: Back massage
Clue: Yes. We know how much you love those. Finally, head over to the kitchen and tell me what is defrosting in the fridge?
Answer: Steak
Clue: Yes, your favorite. We will be having those tonight. Happy Father’s Day!!

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Easter Scavenger Hunt

With Easter coming up in a couple of weeks, what better way to go on the hunt for chocolate than through a fun-filled scavenger hunt? Instead of aimlessly looking for chocolate, you can create a scavenger hunt that will lead your kids/friends/family/neighbours/co-workers from one clue or goodie to the next.  This can all be done through a program like TextClues, which allows you to send clues through your phone!

You just need to decide:
1) Whether you want to leave mini treats throughout the hunt or if the hunt will just end in one big surprise
2) The various clues during the hunt to make the scavenger hunter know where to go from place to place

Let’s get started with an example!

Clue: Welcome to the annual Easter hunt! Can’t wait for you to see what we have in store for you :) Head on over to the jar where the cookies are stored. What picture is on the front?
Answer: A sun
Clue: That’s right. And what is behind the cookie jar?
Answer: Kisses
Clue: Yes, some kisses for you to get started. Head to the area in the backyard where you may find some spring flowers. Reply with “Done” when you’re there and have found your treat.
Answer: Done
Clue: Head on over to the area in the kitchen where you would find a bunnie’s favorite treat. Reply with “Done” when you are there and have found your treat.
Answer: Done
Clue: Somewhere in the house is a photo that was taken last Spring 2012. Remember where it is? Go find it and look for the treat. Reply with “Done” when you’re there and have found your treat.
Answer: Done
Winning message: Go find Aunt Susie now for the big surprise!

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A Sweet Valentine’s Day

So it’s the day of Valentine’s Day, and you still are unsure what to get your sweetheart. Do not fret! Tools like TextClues will make your Valentines’ Day that much easier to get your valentine a gift they will never forget.  TextClues provides an easy to use tool to create personal scavenger hunts that are sent through text messages of your cell phone. In this way, you can incorporate memories of the two of you together in the scavenger hunt and have your valentine be led to a special gift at the end of it all!

Let’s get started!

Clue: Happy Valentine’s Baby. Thought I forgot? Think again :) Go to the area of the kitchen where you might find something sweet. What did you find?
Answer: Chocolate chip cookies
Clue: Your favorite :) What movie did we watch on our first valentine’s day?
Answer: Harry Potter
Clue: That’s right. Can’t believe its been so long! What is your favorite meal?
Answer: Pasta
Clue: Yup! I’ll be making that for you tonight :) And your favorite wine?
Answer: Shiraz
Clue: That is also waiting for you in the dining room :) Finally, what would be your favorite dessert?
Answer: Ice cream
Clue: We’ll end the night off with some of that. Roses are red, violets are blue, Chocolates are so sweet and so are ___
Answer: You
Clue: Yes I am ;) Happy valentines day babes. Love you! Can’t wait for dinner tonight.

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Valentine’s Day Hunt

With only 7 days away until Valentine’s Day, it is easy to fret about what possibly to get your valentine.  Have no fear though – scavenger hunt programs that make use of text messaging on cell phones, like Textclues, can provide you with an easy, yet thoughtful, solution to make this your best valentine’s day yet!

All you need to think about is:
a) Where should the scavenger hunt take place: In the comfort of your home, around the neighbourhood, or all throughout town
b) Where do you want the scavenger hunt to end
c) Whether you want to involve other gifts during the scavenger hunt or lead to a gift at the end of the hunt
d) Some facts that will make your valentine reminisce the time spent with you

Once you have all of this thought up, you are well on your way to putting together a fantastic gift that your valentine will never forget.

Let’s get started!

Clue: Hey there valentine, what is my favorite nickname for you?
Answer: Pooks
Clue: You’re right pooks ;) Head to the kitchen and look in the cookie jar. What do you find?
Answer: Kisses
Clue: Yes, chocolate kisses for you and some real kisses for you later too :) Go up to our room. What number is on the back of my favorite jersey?
Answer: 40
Clue: That’s right. We’ll save that number for later. Now, work through this word puzzle: Chime – him.
Answer: Ce
Clue: Deer – eer + ar
Answer: Dar
Clue: Now put those two words together.
Answer: Cedar
Clue: Right! now put this together with the number mentioned before, starting with the number.
Answer: 40 Cedar
Winning Message: Great job! Head on over to 40 Cedar for 6pm tonight for a special night out ;) Happy Valentine’s Pooks!

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Secret Santa Hunt

Are you doing a Secret Santa with a colleague, friend, family, neighbour??  Do you want to find a sneaky way to send them hints as to who you are, without the trouble of leaving mysterious notes around, or to help lead them to the surprise gift? If you both have cell phones, why not send them “mysterious” text clues from “Secret Santa”?? You can use a tool like TextClues in order to send your Secret Santa clues from an unknown phone # to them, so they will have no idea who you are, but keep them on their toes at the same time!!

How would this work with, perhaps a colleague at work? Let’s get started!

Clue: Hey there! This is your Secret Santa sending you on your first hint about me :) Head over to your desk, second shelf. My eyes are the same colour as the package awaiting you.

Answer: Brown

Clue: That’s right. Know who I am? Probably not. The next clue can be found behind your phone. What year does it say on the sticker?

Answer: 1970

Clue: Yep, now you know the year I am born! :) Those are all the clues for today.  Stay tuned tomorrow!

You can stop this hunt after this first set of messages, and schedule a second hunt to start the following day by using the scheduler on TextClues to schedule when the next message should be sent :)

Clue: Welcome back! Know who I am? My favorite food is sitting in the kitchen fridge, in a red container. Feel free to have it and respond what I am.

Answer: Brownie

Clue: Yum indeed! Alright, final clue – you may know me as the “good with numbers” guy at the office. Head to Josie for the final clue.  What did you get from her?

Answer: A dollar

Winning Message: Right! Lastly, and you better get it right now, but my last name rhymes with the last answer :) Come find me for your prize! And if you don’t guess who I am, well, I may just as well be keeping it :) Happy Holidays!

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Car Rally

A car rally is usually a fun treasure-hunt type of event in which friends get together and conduct a car hunt with the winning team getting a prize usually at a party after the car rally. Friends are divided into teams, each with a car, and these teams race to find and complete their list. Players can find businesses, landmarks, signs, or other things and you are limited only by your creativity.

TextClues can be used to provide instructions and questions to the driving teams by cell phone, once they have texted back the correct answer they are provided with their next instruction and question until all the questions have been correctly completed. The first team to answer all the questions correctly is the winner. The rally can last hours or be a short rally dependent on the time you want to devote to the rally. Below are a series of directions with questions and associated answers to illustrate a very simple car rally.

Directions and question: Go to City Hall, how many windows are on the front façade of the building?
Answer: 12

Question: Go to McDonald’s on the corner of Main and Union, what is the building number on the first house to the East?
Answer: 261

Question: What sign is on the northwest corner of Trinity and 6th Avenue?
Answer: One Way

Question: How many soldiers are listed on the World War II Memorial in Central Park?
Answer: 173

Question: Rounded to the nearest mile how many miles from Central Park to the Wal-Mart on Highway 1?
Answer: 12

Question: How many traffic lights do you pass between the Washington Bridge and the Starbucks on Avenue Rd?
Answer: 12

After all rally questions have been answered correctly a text message could be sent to the winner advising him or her of the prize for winning the rally. The TextClues demo should answer any questions you may have, otherwise visit the TextClues site for more information.

Word Puzzle Scavenger Hunt

Send your friends a text scavenger hunt full of word puzzles with TextClues. Here’s a fun example to give you some ideas:

Question: What’s the 14th letter counting backwards in the alphabet?

Answer: M

Question: Rearrange these scrambled letters into a word (hint: you use it on water): Lab Iotas

Answer: Sailboat

Question: What’s an 8 letter word for mental pressure: ______ed. When spelled in reverse it’s a tasty treat.

Answer: Stressed

Question: Poor people have it. Rich people need it. It is greater than God and more evil than the devil. If you eat it you will die. What is it?

Answer: Nothing

Question: Rearrange these scrambled letters into a word (hint: you may climb up to this): Stereo Hue

Answer: Treehouse

Question: What word describes: a slab-like top supported on one or more legs or other supports

Answer: Table

Question: This word spells another word when reversed. Fill in the blanks to solve: de _ _ l

Answer: devil, vi

Question: What word is the same word when viewed backwards and upside down? Hint: You do it in a water

Answer: swims

Question: Solve this palindrome (spells itself when read backwards. hint: can be used on water): k _ _ _ k

Answer: kayak

Question: Solve this Caesar Cipher by shifting each letter by 4. hssvfipp

Answer: doorbell

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Music Text Quiz

Do you know someone who’s a huge fan of a music band? How about sending them a text message quiz with TextClues!

Here’s an example for someone who loves The Beatles:

Question: Welcome to The Beatles quiz. Are you ready? Reply “start” to play.

Answer: start

Question: In what English city were The Beatles formed?

Answer: Liverpool

Question: In what year?

Answer: 1960

Question: What German city did The Beatles spend years playing in before they became popular?

Answer: Hamburg

Question: What was the name of their manager?

Answer: Brian Epstein

Question: What was their first single in the UK?

Answer: Love Me Do

Question: Who was their producer?

Answer: George Martin

Question: When was Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band released?

Answer: 1967

Question:  What was the band’s final album release?

Answer: Let It Be

Question: Last question! When did The Beatles break up?

Answer: 1970

Winning Message: You’ve won! Congratulations. Come see me for your prize :)

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