California Trivia Game - Escape Room for Kids - Printable Party Game – Birthday Party Game - Kids Activity – Family Games
Looking for a unique way to entertain the kids or teenagers at home? Need a printable kids party game to save the day? Thinking of a kid friendly game of California trivia for family game night? Seeking a fun indoor scavenger hunt for the kids to do on a rainy day? Looking for escape room style puzzles? Are you a classroom teacher searching for a FUN activity for your students? Maybe you’re hosting a sleepover and are looking for last-minute plans…I’ve got you covered with tons of printable party games for kids!
PLEASE NOTE: ONE person will need to be the GAME HOST. The game host will let the players know if they got the 5-digit codes correct.
How does the Trivia Escape work? All you need to do is print and play… it’s THAT easy! This trivia escape room has kids working through FIVE challenges. Each challenge has 5 trivia questions and a puzzle decoder. Kids will answer questions for each challenge, then use the decoder to determine the lock codes. The puzzles progressively get more difficult. Some of the answers are NOT common knowledge, but don’t stress! The answer bank includes just TWO-THREE ‘possible’ answers per question, so if they get it wrong, they can try again with a new code and a new answer. Example: What invention was patented on Valentine’s Day? Now, this may not be common knowledge but the “answer bank” ONLY has the following answers to choose from: telephone, car. Should they get the code wrong, they can guess again. Therefore, the codes themselves are puzzles. They’ll need to use deductive reasoning to determine which answer they need to change.
You can set the activity up as a scavenger hunt and hide the “challenges” and “decoders” around the house or lay everything out on the kitchen table for family game night. The choice is yours! Kids will seek out challenges and decode the puzzle answers. The harder the puzzle clues are to find, the more fun the kids have! Kids can decode the puzzles alone or with a large group.
No PREP required, NO PROPS required, NO SETUP required, and NO LOCKS needed! Just print and go, it’s that easy!!
🧩 Gameplay: 30+ minutes (depending on age and group numbers)
🧩 Ages: 8+ (younger kids can play with the help of an adult or older kid)
🧩 Number of players: As many as you want! You can enjoy this game alone or with 100 friends!
The PDF digital download will be in your email within minutes after purchase!
What’s Included in the Instant Download?
🔎 PDF game guide (8.5 x 11)
🔎 25 Trivia questions
🔎 5 Challenges
🔎 5 Decoders
🔎 Game Host instructions
🔎 Answer key
🔎 Frequently asked questions
🔎 Completion signs for photos
🔎 Coupon code for future purchases
🔒 Groups of 3-4
Everything you need for your printable kids game is included in your download. You don’t need any locks, envelopes or special equipment. To extend the game experience for the kids at home, you can hide the puzzles around the room like a scavenger hunt.
***No physical item will be shipped***
HOW TO PLAY
☑️After purchase, it takes just a few minutes for your digital file to be ready to download in your email inbox. There are 5 Challenges with different puzzles to decode. Some puzzles may be trickier than others so we’ve included clue sheets to help solve each challenge. Play time varies depending on how large of a group is playing. Once finished, you can save the PDF to play again another day.
HOW TO DOWNLOAD
☑️After your purchase through your Etsy account, you’ll see a link which says, “View files”. This will take you to the Downloads page.
If you don’t have an Etsy account, you'll find a link to download your purchase in an email with your receipt of purchase.
☑️For more details, check Etsy’s guide for Downloading a Digital Item: http://www.etsy.com/help/article/3949
***This product works best if it is printed in color because the puzzle cards are color-coded.***
How long does this activity take to complete?
It really depends on a lot of things. Estimated completion time is based on the kids’ puzzle skills, trivia knowledge, how hard the puzzles are to find in the house, and age. Best age is 8+. Younger kids may need help with decoding the puzzles.
How many kids can play at once?
As many as you want! Kids can complete the activity individually or with larger groups.
How do I set up the Trivia Escape?
To set up the Trivia Escape, you will need to hide the challenges and decoders around the house. The harder the clues are to find, the more fun the kids have! Of course, if you would rather spread everything out on the kitchen table, that works too!
What if the kids get stuck on one of the puzzles?
First off, let them think for a bit! This is where critical thinking skills come in. There are 5 different types of puzzles. If they get stuck, hint cards have been included to guide them and provide examples.
Where do kids start?
You may begin in any location of your house. It does not matter the order in which they complete the challenges.
How does the Game Host know if the answers are correct?
There is an answer key provided in the PDF.
Do I need locks, envelopes, or special equipment?
NOT AT ALL! This was created to make your life easier! Perfect for last-minute party planners! There are no fancy envelopes to stuff or odd shapes to cut out. All you will need to do is to print and play!
How are Think Tank Trivia Escapes different than other escape rooms?
Our Trivia Escapes are unlike any others! What sets us apart is the element of PUZZLE decoding! Other products simply ask a multiple choice question, there’s no “puzzle solving” or “decoding”. We think our puzzles add an extra layer of fun for all! It also ensures the game lasts a little longer, so you feel confident in your purchase.
Do I have to print out the game materials for every single kid?
Nope, not at all! Unlike other games on the internet, ours is the ONLY ONE where you ONLY have to print out the answer sheet for each kid or group. Just one set of the challenges and decoders is all you need!
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