scavenger hunt

noun
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.

Origin:
1935–40, Americanism

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scavenger hunt
 
n
a game in which players are required to collect an assortment of miscellaneous items: usually played outdoors

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Example sentences
Students will travel around the world on a visual scavenger hunt.
The tour itself is designed as a one- to three-hour long scavenger hunt in which you must solve clues and puzzles.
Pick up a scavenger hunt and see how good you are at finding items out of nature.
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