treasure hunt

noun
a game in which each person or team attempts to be first in finding something that has been hidden, using written directions or clues.
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treasure hunt
 
n
a game in which players act upon successive clues and are eventually directed to a prize

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Example sentences
One of my colleagues has her students do a grown-up version of a treasure hunt
  at the beginning of the semester.
His lack of any real discovery is perplexing in a book that purports to be
  about a veritable maritime treasure hunt.
Treasure hunt ends with a stunning fossil of a flying insect.
The program will be complemented by an interactive treasure hunt that
  integrates puzzles into the show's content.
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