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Adventure Game

Find an adventure game that fits your lifestyle.

An adventure game can be simple or complex and can be played in a variety of venues. [©Jupiter Images, 2009]
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An adventure game can be simple or complex and can be played in a variety of venues.

There are adventure games for people of all ages. From computer and board games to pretend and mock situation play, extreme gaming fun can be simple or complex and can be played in a variety of venues. Parents may consider organizing adventure games for a child's party or teens and adults may want to keep a supply of extreme games on hand for impromptu gatherings.

Adventure Games for Kids

A popular adventure game for kids revolves around the basic idea of hunting or searching. Depending on the age of the kids, an adult can help prepare by printing or writing clues on cards to hunt for an item. For example, a clue for a kid's treasure hunt may read something like, "Search in a place that has arms, but isn't a person." This clue indicates a chair or a couch, suggests Parent's Magazine. Parents should make sure the area is supplied with the hunted items and offer prizes for those whose search has been most successful. A scavenger or treasure hunt can be played in almost any location. Create new games by changing the theme, clues, hunted items and prizes. Some ideas include: pirate treasure hunts, Easter egg hunts, neighborhood scavenger hunts, or a nature find.

Other extreme games stem from creative takes on more traditional games. For example, players can play "Messy Twister" using the same rules as the traditional Twister game. Gamers can make a "Messy Twister" board by laying out a plastic table cloth and paper plates and make the colored spots from liquid foods like ketchup, tomato sauce, mustard or grape jelly.

Adventure Games for Teens and Adults

Teens and adults who can handle a little more action and adventure should consider the game of paintball. Paintball is a fast-paced, action packed game where teams are supplied with an air gun and marble-sized paintball ammunition. Played in an open area, the goal is to capture the member of another team's arm band and take it back to home base without being eliminated by being shot. When shot, the air gun is able to launch a paint ball great distances. The paint ball will then splatter its target without hurting opponents. Referees are typically used for judging the competition.

Sometimes action games or extreme gaming refers to electronic or computer-based games. The best new electronic adventure game of recent years, according to Games Magazine, is an action role-playing game called Mass Effect, by Bioware. The game takes place in the year 2183, with the player adopting the role of an elite human soldier out to explore the galaxy on a starship.

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