Amazing Scavenger Hunt Team Names: Harry Potter Edition

Watson Adventure Wizard School Team NamesTwenty years ago, the Boy Who Lived left his cupboard under the stairs and entered a magical world of witches and wizards, of friendship and adventure. And our world has never been the same.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, and the Wizarding World it has spawned since its release in 1997, has inspired countless tributes—including our own Wizard School scavenger hunts. They challenge hunters to answer fun, tricky questions about works of art with characters, creatures, or themes reminiscent of those in the Harry Potter books and films. They also challenge hunters to come up with the wittiest, weirdest team names they possibly can. Here are some of our favorites.

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11 Classic Paintings Tell the Story of Your Terrible Summer Vacation

Watson Adventures Bad VacationSummer vacation. Those two magical words conjure up visions of white-sand beaches, of sun-kissed ocean spray, of cookouts and good friends and freedom from the cares of the day.

Except when everything goes wrong. Every once in a while, that vacation you dreamed about for months turns into an epic fiasco. And as much as you’d like to forget it, a bunch of famous painters have memorialized the pains of your failed vacation.

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Searching for Happiness? Change Your Focus

The Scavenger Hunt Guide to Life #1

Let’s play a game. In the video below, how many times do players wearing white pass a basketball?

How’d you do? When scientists ran this experiment, as many as 40 percent of the viewers missed the you-know-what. One conclusion: You often see only what you focus on.

Which leads to the question: How often are you focusing on the wrong thing? What do you miss that you might want to see—that might bring you joy—but are blind to because your attention is misplaced? Read More

New Jersey Magazine Names Watson Adventures in Its Top 50 Party Ideas

“This is it! The most creative birthday party you have ever seen,” enthuses New Jersey Magazine in its story on “Most Unique Party Venues.” “Choose from a multitude of scavenger hunts, then find the perfect location!”

As the article notes, we offer scavenger hunts for groups all over the state, in such great locations as Hoboken, the Liberty Science Center, Morristown, and Princeton. We even have games we can stage in your own home or office. The games are available for corporate team building, birthday parties, school field trips, you name it. Learn more or contact us—and find more fun in New Jersey!


Things to Do in Los Angeles: Top 10 Star-Worthy Place to See, Experience & Indulge in La La Land

Things to do in LA

When visiting a big city like Los Angeles, it can be difficult sifting through the many places to go and things to do to find the very best. We spend our days discovering can’t-miss attractions and hidden treasures of cities while putting together our engaging and entertaining scavenger hunts. And we’ve put together a list of L.A. favorites to share with you!

From farmer’s markets with special features to the sticky home of prehistoric creatures, read on as we shine a spotlight on 10 fun things to do in Los Angeles. Read More

5 More of the Most Mind-Blowing Real-Life Scavenger Hunts

Watson Adventures Real Life Scavenger HuntsUnless you’re Indiana Jones or a stunt person, you could probably use more adventure in your life. Thankfully, the world has enough eccentric rich people and lost treasures to give you the opportunity to join real-life scavenger hunts.

We’ve already covered some of the most famous treasure hunts in the world, including the Fenn Treasure and La Chouette d’Or. Read on for more amazing real-life adventures, thanks to everything from a Dead Sea Scroll to Levi’s jeans. Read More

Things to Do in San Francisco: Top 10 Spots with Stunning Views, Silly Seals, Exhilarating Tours & More

Watson Adventures Top 10 Things to Do San FranciscoSan Francisco is one of America’s most unique and exciting cities, offering nearly endless options in food, fun, and entertainment. Since we’re in the business of knowing the most intriguing places and spaces of cities when planning our challenging and unique scavenger hunts, we’ve put together a short list of the best of the best things to do in the Bay Area just for you!

Read on for our take on the best things to do in San Francisco.

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Discover a World of Secrets in This NYC Video Adventure

In which George discovers team building with a twist

What looks like scavenger hunt, sounds like a scavenger hunt, walks like a scavenger hunt…but isn’t a scavenger hunt? It’s what Watson Adventures has been staging since 1999. And ever since then we’ve faced the dilemma of how to explain to people how our games are, well, like walking tours spiked with caffeine. You’re not just collecting objects: you’re collecting answers to tricky and humorous questions, as you follow a trail of clues that provides a tour of a cool neighborhood or museum and reveals hidden treasures.

So how could we give people pondering a Watson Adventures scavenger hunt a sense of what the games are like? We put that question to the creative geniuses at Read More

Met Gala 2017: 6 Stunning Dresses That Could Be Paintings

Watson Adventures Met Gala 2017The Met Gala, that most glamorous of meetings between the worlds of fashion and art, comes but once a year. This week’s Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute benefit once again featured the sort of outrageous glamour and gowns you always expect from the art world’s glitziest fundraisers.

Fashion and art have always enjoyed a close relationship, one influencing the other for, well, about as long as humans have been wearing clothes and making art. And rarely is that connection clearer than at the Met Gala. Maybe it’s just us, but these six amazing looks could have sprung right off the canvas. Read on to see the dresses and the paintings they resemble. Read More