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scavenger hunt

a game in which individuals or teams are sent out to accumulate, without purchasing, a series of common, outlandish, or humorous objects, the winner being the person or team returning first with all the items.
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1935-40, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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scavenger hunt

a game in which players are required to collect an assortment of miscellaneous items: usually played outdoors
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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