Treasure Hunt Riddles
There are many websites where treasure hunt organizers can find ready made riddles and answers. There are so many in fact, that the choice can be a little overwhelming. Some up front planning can save a lot of time wading though pages of riddles that aren t really suitable.
We will link off to some riddle lists at the end of this post but here are some of the points that you should consider before you go there.
- Cost We don t know of any simple riddle lists that charge for access but you might still want to consider trading off a little cash to save some time. Treasure hunt generators such as RiddleMe.com are really worth a look if your end goal is to create a treasure hunt.
- Format You will frequently find that site authors will make you work for the riddles even if it is just to click on a link to expose the answer. This is all well and good if you are just poking around trying to solve the odd riddle but if you need to collect a heap of them quickly! Then this can become a real hinderance.
- Number of Riddles You can waste a lot of time clicking through sites that only have two or three riddles. Ideally, you want one huge list all on the one site.
- Quality You might think that there is no good, objective means of evaluating riddles well what do you think of this?
Contribute a single riddle and gain access to our list of riddles. For free! We collect all those single riddles and add them to our ever-growing list of riddles. We also keep count of how often each one is selected for download and use that as a measure of how good it is. You can use this to sort the good ones to the top.
Now that you know what you are looking for, head over to our directory and check out the Riddles and Answers category where you will find loads of sites that list riddles.
Treasure Hunt Riddles
So what ARE those things that we need to solve to before moving on to the next stage of a treasure hunt? Do a quick Internet search and you will see them referred to as riddles, puzzles, clues and more. We like to say Treasure Hunt Riddles and that appears to be a very commonly search for term in Google but there is obviously no consensus out there.
The previous statement may sound like a bit of a riddle itself. The thing is though, that riddles are actually types of puzzles. Wikipedia places riddles in the puzzle hierarchy under Guessing Games which is one of seven main puzzle types listed there. The common theme is that they are all things that are difficult to understand.
Riddles are puzzles that have a deeper, hidden meaning and can be either statements or questions. They always have a solution or answer which is unusual for statements. Although many riddles rhyme, this is not a requirement.
Going further down the pecking order, riddles can be either enigmas (requiring logic) or conundra (based on puns).
Clues do not fit into the puzzle hierarchy with riddles, enigma and conundra. They can be described as information or a thing that helps to understand or find something else. Despite being almost antonyms for puzzles, clues do seem to fit in this context. The trick is to think of Treasure Hunt Riddles as keeping the treasure hidden whereas Treasure Hunt Clues help you to find the treasure which is hidden physically in some great hiding spot.
Now that we understand a little more about the terminology here, take a look at Riddles and Answers for some tips on how to find lots of treasure hunt riddles that you can use in your own treasure hunts.