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BucketRace's Halloween Scavenger Hunt - The Story of Team 'ThrillUs'

Halloween is a time for spooks, scares, and surprises, but for the brave souls participating in BucketRace's Halloween Scavenger Hunt, it's also an opportunity for an unforgettable adventure. This year, we followed one enthusiastic scavenger hunt team named 'TrillUs' as they embarked on a thrilling journey through the heart of their city, facing riddles, challenges, and haunted mysteries. Join us as we dive into their experience, showcasing the magic of Halloween and the joy of urban exploration.


Setting the Halloween Scavenger Hunt Stage

The scene was set in the early afternoon on Halloween, as the team gathered at a mysterious starting point, surrounded by the eerie glow of fellow competitors and the distant sound of howling wind. Their excitement and anticipation were palpable, as the game's rules and handouts were hand delivered to each team member. The mission? To complete a series of challenges, riddles, and tasks, all hidden in different locations throughout the city.



Task 1: "Recite Hamlet with a Skull"

Our teams instinct led them to a potion shop, where they coincidentally stumbled across a discarded skull. It's at that moment they decided to recite a famous Shakespearean monologue with a skull as their partner. As they delivered Hamlet's soliloquy, they mustered enough courage soldier onto the next challenge.


Task 2: "Have a Bartender Create a Potion"

Their next challenge made the most of the local potion shop, where a mysterious bartender concocted a magical potion for them to try. The team was thrilled to sip on this enchanted elixir, and it gave them the energy to continue their adventure.


Task 3: "Ride a Witch's Broom"

The hunt continued as they noticed that the potion shop keeper kept with her a very powerful broomstick of cleaning. With the sunlit cityscape in front of them them, they soared through the night sky, guided by the witch's cackles and laughter.


Task 4: "Raise Two Bolts Up to Your Neck Like Frankenstein"

In a stroke of serendipity, the team fortuned upon a bolt store, where the team decided to channel their inner Frankenstein's Monster. They raised two large bolts up to their necks and stumbled around the store, paying homage to the classic monster.


Task 5: "Find a Dog in Costume"

Amidst the hustle and bustle of the city streets, they encountered a dog dressed in a cute Halloween costume. They petted the dog and took a photo as proof of their discovery.


Task 6: "Walk Like Zombies in Public"

As they wandered through a busy Chinese district, the team embraced their inner zombies. With arms outstretched, they shuffled along, much to the delight (and surprise) of the unsuspecting public.


Task 7: "Summon Beetlejuice"

At a mysterious crossroads, they managed to summon the mischievous Beetlejuice with a special incantation. The spirit appeared, causing laughter and chaos in equal measure.


Task 8: "Shake Hands with a Skeleton"

Outside a haunted house, they encountered a wall of skeletons who extended their bony hands for a shake. A spine-chilling handshake later, they moved on to the next challenge.


Task 9: "Stroke a Black Cat"

In a the vibrant streets of Leicester square they found a friendly black cat, and they gave it a gentle stroke for good luck, receiving a little purr in return.


Task 10: "Catch a Spider"

It just so happened that one team member already possed a pet spider. The team managed to catch the pet spider dangling from a their wtiches hat. They held it up triumphantly and continued their journey.


Task 11: "Clown Around Dressed as a Clown"

Donning clown wigs and some questionable face paint , the team had a blast clowning around in a city square, spreading laughter and cheer to passersby.


Task 12: "High Five Someone in Fancy Dress"

The team spotted spotted what they thought was a stranger with a viral face mask, but soon realised it was in fact Little Red Riding Hood. They gave her a high five, celebrating the spirit of the holiday, and continued on their journey.


Task 13: "Perform a Witch's Ceremony"

In a secluded clearing in the shops, the team performed a mystical witches' ceremony, complete with chants, costumes, and wands. The atmosphere was both spooky and enchanting.


Task 14: "Receive a Message from an Owl"

In a consumer market known for its resident owls, they received a mysterious message from one of these wise creatures, written on parchment. It led them deeper into the hunt.


Task 15: "Get Caught in a Spider's Web"

Inside this haunted market, they navigated through a spider's web, complete with giant, glistening arachnids. Andre was nearly caught slipping, but their fearless whit and quick escape unlocked the next challenge.


Task 16: "Howl at a Wolf"

Outside a wildlife cafe, they encountered a wolf, and with all the enthusiasm they could muster, they howled at the moon alongside the creature.


Task 17: "Trick or Treat a Stranger"

The team approached a stranger on the street and offered them a Halloween treat, which turned out to be a trick. The stunned spectators couldn't believe their eyes, and thus the team were able to proceed with their quest.


Task 18: "Try Some Pumpkin Pie"

After much searching it appears that no cozy cafe serves a delicious pumpkin pie, so using the mite of their problem solving skills, the team creatively decided to carve the symbol for 'pi' into a pumpkin and sample that instead, thus scoring them the points.


Task 19: "Bat a Bat"

In the dying embers of the game, the team found the necessary apparatus to bat a bat, as if they were participating in a Halloween-themed baseball game.


Task 20: "Mummify a Teammate"

With one final push, outside the finishing line, they wrapped a teammate in toilet roll, transforming them into a spooky mummy for the final leg of their adventure.


As our scavenger hunt team triumphantly stumbled over the finish line, they found not only their grand prize but also an unforgettable Halloween adventure etched in their memories. The BucketRace Halloween Scavenger Hunt had taken them on a journey through the dark and mystical heart of their city, challenging their wits, courage, and Halloween spirit.


This immersive experience showcased the magic of Halloween, uniting friends and strangers in a quest for fun, adventure, and the thrill of the unknown. It proved that Halloween is not just about costumes and candy but also about the excitement of exploring the mysteries that lurk in the night.


If you're looking to add a dose of adventure and mystery to your Halloween celebrations, consider participating in a scavenger hunt like the BucketRace Halloween Scavenger Hunt, where thrills and chills await around every corner. Who knows what secrets you'll uncover and what adventures you'll have?


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