Host a HPWU Instagram Scavenger Hunt

Osprey1Osprey1 Posts: 600 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited August 2019 in Tips & Tricks #1 latest comment 24 November, 2019, 12:08 am.

Use the momentum from community day to build up awareness of your group by hosting an Instagram scavenger hunt using the AR feature of the game.

  1. Choose the foundables you want to hunt and a scoring system, consider the level of your players to keep it enjoyable
    1. Low = 1 points, Medium = 2 points, etc.
  2. Determine if you will have prizes or compete for fame
  3. Determine the time period for your competition
  4. Turn your rules list of foundables into a picture and post the instructions on your Instagram as well as your other feeds (Twitter, Facebook, Discord)
    1. Entrants must post photos and tag your account
    2. Entrants must use your contest hashtag
  5. Monitor your feed, share interesting/creative images on Twitter and Facebook
  6. Tally scores and announce the winner!

Here are some ideas, feel free to use them or substitute your own.  

Foundable Threat Where to photograph

Monster Book of Monsters Medium Near books being sold, near other creatures (possibly stuffed) or near a bed.

Gryffindor Student Low Back to school shopping.

Young Luna Lovegood Medium Sparkly shoes

Mooncalf Medium Near something Irish or somewhere with milk.

Niffler Medium Near money or jewelry.

Quidditch World Cup Medium Near sporting goods.

Decoy Detonators Medium Near toys, watches or sunglasses.

Dumbledore’s Memory Cabinet Medium Near electronics.

Quibbler Low Near books, art or a newstand.

Hagrid Emergency Zoo entrance sign or animal hospital

Buckbeak Severe Airport

Firenze Severe Archery range or archery equipment

Swooping Evil Severe Paragliding or parachuting venue

Tom Riddle Emergency Principal or Headmaster’s Office, Orphanage

Professor McGonagall Emergency School Staff Lounge or Cat Cafe

Sorting Hat Severe Haberdashery

Professor Snape High Pharmacy or Chemical Plant

Young Harry Potter Severe Under the stairs

Young Ron Weasley Medium Near a chess set

Young Hermione Severe Dentist office

Mad Eye Moody High Near a police car or officer (with permission)

Demiguise High Hair salon

Pickett Severe Garden center

Newt Emergency Bakery (not chain)

Nimbus 2000 High Broom sales

Goblet of Fire Severe BBQ Grill Store

Marauder’s Map Medium Information Kiosk

Baby Mandrake High Headphone or earmuff display



  • Osprey1Osprey1 Posts: 600 ✭✭✭✭✭
    #210 August, 2019, 02:29 am.
  • LeFayeofAlbionLeFayeofAlbion Posts: 515 ✭✭✭✭
    #311 August, 2019, 06:30 pm.

    awesome! Is there a common hashtag we are using?

  • hpwulolahpwulola Posts: 876 admin
    #513 August, 2019, 12:39 am.


    If you have any ideas for social games we can play within the community platform, feel free to pass them along! Currently, our platform isn't equipped to host this, but I am glad you are inviting people to play along on other more suited social media platforms.

  • SamuelHaightSamuelHaight Posts: 98 ✭✭
    #616 August, 2019, 02:26 am.

    Here's the draft I put together. Thoughts? Bare in mind I am no graphics artist. LOL

  • CraeftCraeft Posts: 1,055 ✭✭✭✭✭
    #716 August, 2019, 02:29 am.

    That requires Instagram.

    Not a fair balance.

  • SamuelHaightSamuelHaight Posts: 98 ✭✭
    #816 August, 2019, 03:09 am.

    @Craeft I don't have Instagram. Not about to start now. LOL

    What is unbalanced?

  • Osprey1Osprey1 Posts: 600 ✭✭✭✭✭
    #916 August, 2019, 04:16 am.

    I think it's better than what I put together, but I think the intent would be to choose a subset for a local scavenger hunt, possibly themed, and to adjust the points accordingly.

    For example, let's say you were running a festival and you wanted something to keep people moving around on their 'off' day you could set up a scavenger hunt based on the park you were using. Maybe get a picture of a niffler in front of a niffler.

  • SamuelHaightSamuelHaight Posts: 98 ✭✭
    #1016 August, 2019, 05:17 am.

    Fair enough.

    This is the Arizona desert. LOL I'm trying to keep most locations somewhere indoors because our temps will still be over 110° into October. And the Valley encompasses a dozen cities, so everything is reeaallly spread out and not always schedule-permitting nor temperature-friendly, if that makes sense. Most people here play either from their desk at work or at night.

    One complaint that I hear repeatedly in the local groups is, outside of Brilliant events, they have no incentive to get out and play. Crazy, I know! I'm hoping this helps alleviate that until the next Community Day.

    I wanted a decent date range so people would make the effort to go out and look for some of the harder Foundables that they don't have, and have time to do it.

    These are just observations and ideas catered to my area. 😉 I'm taking all your thoughts into consideration.

  • Osprey1Osprey1 Posts: 600 ✭✭✭✭✭
    #1116 August, 2019, 05:13 pm.

    I think it's great that you've found a way to make this work for your local group. That was my intention, to make the game a bit more socially available at the local level.

  • FoogoosFoogoos Posts: 13 ✭✭
    #1223 November, 2019, 12:44 pm.

    did yall ever end up doing this?

  • BormacskaBormacska Posts: 1,284 ✭✭✭✭✭
    #1324 November, 2019, 12:08 am.

    No idea, but thank you for bringing it back up to the forefront! This would be a great idea for my local area as it is getting too cold to spend much time outside, but a mall event might be the thing after the holidays calm down!

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