As promised, here is the second Halloween version of our Battleship-like, treasure hunt game. This one is a Pumpkin Patch Treasure Hunt Game that will have you going on a spider hunt to find your opponents hidden spider before they find yours! It’s just like our Witches Dungeon and Hide the Acorn games. So if you’ve played those, jump to the end of the post for the free printable. If not, don’t worry. We promise this game is super simple and a ton of fun!
Pumpkin Patch Treasure Hunt Game
This game is set in a spooky Pumpkin Patch, complete with bats, spider webs, and some creepy crawlies. And of course, pumpkins everywhere!
If you’ve played our other treasure hunt games or Battleship, you already know how to play this one. If not, it’s a pretty simple game that’s easy to learn and fun for a variety of ages. It’s a hide and seek game and players will hide a spider in the bottom half of the game while using the top half to try and find their opponents spider.
Like the other versions, this is a two player game. So grab a friend of family member, a couple of things to write with, and two copies of the printable game board (found at the end of this post).
After grabbing a copy for yourself and your opponent, each player will secretly draw a spider in the bottom grid of their game board. You want to keep your spiders location hidden, so make sure the other player doesn’t know where you’re putting it. Also, based on drawing ability, it doesn’t have to be a spider. And “X” or a circle works just fine.
When you’ve finished finding a spot for your spider, fold the bottom half of the game board under, keeping your spider hidden from your opponent.
Players will now take turns narrowing down where their opponents spider is by asking questions such as, “Is your spider on a pumpkin?” or “Is your spider in the grass?” Alternatively, you can make the game last longer by using the grid alone to narrow down squares, asking questions such as “Is your spider in square E7?”
Use the top half of the game board to keep track of your opponents answers. For example, if they say the spider isn’t on the fence, cross out all of the sections of fence on the game board. This will narrow the playing field down, helping you to find their spider.
The first player to find their opponents spider is the winner!
Ready to play? Grab a friend or family member and two copies of the game board printable below. Best of luck!