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I created this printable secret agent / spy treasure hunt because what
is a spy or secret agent without a top secret assignment? This Top Secret assignment in great for ages 7 and up (reading is required). You may also be interested in our other DIY Spy party game ideas!
This treasure hunt is packed full of a variety of different clues and puzzles for the guests to solve. I have included 2 different sets of clues one is a bit easier than the other. You can choose which one is best for the little spies attending your party.
The best part about this treasure hunt is that IT CAN BE PLAYED ANYWHERE! I created it so that you can determine the hiding spots! I created the clues, you decide the hiding locations. How? This hunt is editable, so all you have to do is type in the hiding locations that you want and they will automatically be integrated onto the clues. Then simply print and play!
2 Sets of spy / secret agent clues plus MISSION COMPLETE card These clues are all different. No two clues are solved the same way. Some of the clues require players to use Morse code, some the cipher wheel, invisible ink, decoder disk, logic skills, riddles, fingerprint analysis, and more.
When I first put out my spy treasure hunt I had so many requests for clues that were either easier or harder. So now I have included 2 different sets of clues, one more for ages 9-14 than the other for ages 6-10. You can decide which one is best for your players.
NOTE: Two clues print out per page.
Below is a few of the clues from our secret agent / spy treasure hunt ages 8-14 (this version is a bit more challenging than our spy hunt for ages 6-10 which is also included with this download).
SAMPLE CLUE #1
This is what the clue looks like BEFORE you enter your chosen hiding location.
Below is the prompt you will see on the editable PDF. Simply click in the circles and type in your desired clue location. Once players solve this clue, the location typed in this prompt is where they will find their next clue.
This is what it will look like after you type your desired location in, and it will then automatically integrate itself onto the clue as shown on the left.
OPTIONAL: Also included in the hunt is a decoder wheel. The decoder wheel is made up of two circles that you print out a bigger one and a smaller one. You place the smaller one on top of the larger one and turn it to create or decode secret messages.
This can be used on a number of clues provided, or you can choose to forgo it all together. To use simply determine your location and use the wheel to put it in code, then players will need to use it to decode the location.
Kids LOVE how cool the decoder disk (seen below) and the cipher wheel are. After the party they can use them to create their own messages! These also make excellent party favors.
SAMPLE CLUE #2
Another decoder that is included with this hunt is the decoder disk.
Players line up the points on the special clue and letters are revealed in the circles. Once all the letter have been revealed from each point then players put the letters together to reveal the secret message - which is where to look for their next clue.
The decoder disk comes with the hunt, all you do is print it out. Cut out the circle, and use a hole punch to punch out the three circles in the middle.
Decoder Disk: Slide the points around on the coded clue to reveal it's secret message! The image below shows a picture over the decoder wheel over the clue so you can see how it works. Point one is lined up with the arrow on the clue revealing the letter E. Every additional point will reveal another letter.
This is what the clue looks like BEFORE you personalize it with your clue location. Afterward all the blank white circles are filled with letters.
Secret Agent / Spy Treasure Hunt
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Where can this hunt be played?
That’s one of the best parts. This hunt can be played anywhere (indoors, outdoors, ANYWHERE!). this is because YOU decide where the clues are hidden. The first clue will be given to players, the answer to this clue will give players the location to look for the next clue, this pattern continues to they reach the end.
Is this a cooperative game or can it be competitive?
You can play this treasure hunt as either cooperative (all players working together to reach the treasure), or as a competitive game (players are divided into smaller teams or individuals and they complete with each other to be the first to the treasure). You could also choose to play in small teams or individuals but have a treasure for each so that everyone wins.
How does this work?
Download the hunt and open it in adobe reader. Promts will be given that you have to simply fill out with the locations that you plan to hide the clues. The answer (location) to the first clue is the place that you will hide the second clue, the answer (location) to the second clue is where you will hide the third clue and so forth.
Once you have edited all the clues to include your personalized location you will print out the hunt and then cut out the individual clues, place them each in their own envelope (optional) and hide them accordingly.
If you want to play with competing teams instead of one cooperative group you can simply edit and print out as many copies of the clues as you have teams and hide each teams set of clues in different locations from the other teams. This means that even though each team would be solving the same set of clues the answers (locations) would be different for each team.
What age is the secret agent / spy treasure hunt suited for?
This hunt is geared toward ages 6 – 14. Players need to know how to read and how to add and subtract.
How long does it take to receive my hunt once I order?
Once you have completed your order you will receive an email link that lets you download your printable secret agent / spy treasure hunt INSTANTLY!
How do I receive my hunt?
The download that you receive comes in a ready-to-edit PDF file.
What is the best way to print this hunt?
You can print your hunt at home, or at your favorite local or online print shop. I suggest using card stock over standard printing paper simply because he produces a sturdier product with a higher quality look and feel.
What all will I receive with my download?
You will receive two versions of the hunt - one is harder than the other. You can look through the clues and determine which hunt is best for your crowd. You will receive complete set-up instructions for both, and you will also receive the printable decoder wheels that can be used for the hunt, for party favors, or for both.