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2012 Valentine’s Day Treasure/Puzzle Hunt

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  This is the third consecutive year I’ve done some sort of puzzle hunt for Nick (and the fourth year total).  Here are the hunts I’ve done for him in the past: Internet hunt:  This was when we were in different places for Valentine’s Day one year.  The hunt sent him to different accounts of mine (YouTube, cosplay.com, etc.) where I had left coded messages.  The prize at the end was a drawing of us as ninjas! Escape the Room:  I “locked” him in our bedroom (basically left a note that said he had to escape, and when he tried…

Valentine Scrabble Gram @ Oh Happy Day

Are you planning a Valentine’s Day Treasure Hunt for your beloved next week?  Jordan over at lifestyle/design blog Oh Happy Day has an adorable free printable “Scrabble Gram” that would make a great component for a hunt, or just a fun puzzle-themed Valentine!  Your sweetheart opens the envelope to find a handful of colorful Scrabble-esque letters, and uses the numbers in the corners to arrange them in the right order, revealing a sweet message from you! To include this in a treasure hunt, you could write a clue on the back of the letters that only makes sense when they’re arranged…

Valentine’s Day Ideas for Puzzle and Mystery Lovers

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  Is your significant other as crazy about puzzles and mysteries as you are?  Then why not show your love this Valentine’s Day with a fun, puzzle or mystery-themed gift or experience?  There’s only about one week left until the big day, so here are some ideas and inspiration: Gifts: A Japanese puzzle box is the perfect place to hide a small gift or clue in a treasure hunt, and the beautiful box itself makes a great gift as well.  Sold at Brilliant Puzzles and Puzzle Box World. Portal 2 is a fun puzzle platformer video game that couples can…

Valentine’s Day Treasure Hunt

Valentine’s Day is only two days away, and if you’re still in need of a gift or activity idea, why not try arranging a treasure hunt for your significant other?  Anyone who has seen the film Amélie knows how romantic and exciting a treasure hunt can be!  And a recent episode of NBC’s The Office featured a clever and cute Valentine’s Day treasure hunt given to Erin from Gabe.  Gabe also explains the difference between a treasure hunt (finding a series of clues leading you to a final “treasure”) and a scavenger hunt (collecting a list of objects). A treasure…