Raise your hand if you are one of those who remember going on crazy scavenger/treasure hunts as a kid--being sent on a wild goose chase throughout your neighborhood looking for pots of Sterno, unopened packages of flower seeds, test tubes. You know, all those things that were just lying around people's homes in Chicago suburbs back in the 70's. As kids, we would purposely plan birthday parties around the hunt so we had an excuse to stay out after dark. No self respecting treasure hunter could venture out before dusk as far as we were concerned.
Well, take that concept of the hunt and apply it to groups of people getting together at family reunions or team building functions for corporations and you will find Ravenchase Adventures behind all the madness.
Initially started by an older brother to help his younger siblings deal with a life altering situation, the company is devoted to set up elaborate chases through cities throughout the United States but have opened an office in Paris. With their expertise and use of riddles, puzzles and maps, you will be taken through tiny back alleys, medieval cathedrals over the river and through the woods to seek out your ultimate treasure. The photo above is just an example of the leads you would be given and what you would be expected to figure out. You can customize the hunt, having a final destination for all members to meet at leading to a surprise for all involved. What a great way to get people together--either families or co-workers.
Check out the website and see where it might lead....
Photo credit: Andrew Burrows, ravenchase