What is a Virtual Treasure Hunt?
Virtual Treasure Hunts are remote games or online competitions where participants scrabble to find items or complete challenges before the time limit ends. Since virtual hunts primarily use items in players’ immediate surroundings, this team building activity perfectly suits remote teams. For example, a participant may have to retrieve their favorite pillow and take a selfie to earn points. The goal of these virtual treasure hunt games is to have fun and encourage engagement for participants. These activities are also known as an Online Scavenger Hunt, Digital Scavenger Hunt or Virtual Scavenger Hunt.
What makes Trailblazers Malaysia the best Virtual Team Building organizers?
Trailblazers Malaysia is one of the best and fun event organiser companies that hosts hundreds of fun activities including virtual events. We will organise and manage a fun virtual treasure hunt for your company. With fun online activities, we will help boost your team’s morale and take their minds off the stress. Not only will this increase team spirit, they will be able to strengthen their teamwork while doing fun virtual treasure hunt activities.
How to do a Virtual Treasure Hunt
Setting up an online treasure hunt is pretty simple. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to launch a successful virtual scavenger hunt game for your team.
Compile a list of items and challenges
A remote treasure hunt lives and dies on the items or challenges that players need to gather or complete. When putting together your list, consider what your team members have lying around the house.
To prevent every item from being a fetch quest, add some simple challenges, such as taking selfies with a pet, baking homemade brownies, or performing a handstand. The best digital scavenger hunt challenges are fun to do and have results that are easy to photograph or video.
After assembling your list, assign point values to each item and challenge. The more difficult items or challenges are worth more points.
Gather your participants
Bring the team together and explain the rules. During this meeting, set a time frame for the Virtual Treasure Hunt. We recommend giving your team 30 minutes to complete a 20-entry list. After everyone understands the rules, distribute your list to the team.
Let the hunt begins!
Once your team receives your scavenger hunt list, the game officially begins. Use a countdown timer to help you and the players keep track of time. Your team does not need to stay connected via video conference during the game. However, players should feel free to message the host with questions if they have any.
When team members find an item or complete a challenge, they “check off” that entry by taking a photo or video. Players must submit completed entries by the end of the game.
Announce the winners!
After the timer runs out, stop accepting submissions. Look through each player’s submissions and calculate points. The team member with the highest score wins. If there is a tied score, then we like to use the tiebreaker of whichever team member who submitted first wins. Once you know who the champion of your virtual treasure hunt is, announce the winning team member to the rest of your team.
Now that you know who the victor is, time to celebrate with your team regardless who wins. Give rewards to the first, second, and third place champions. Virtual scavenger hunts are excellent team building activities because your team will come together and learn more about each other in the process.