This is for an activity on a week long campout for the young men at my church. 12-17 year olds. They will be in teams of about 5 boys. I’d like to shoot for maybe a half an hour to solve.
This will be during a break on a hike or bike ride or something - so there can’t be a lot of props. Probably just an envelope that the leader can hand to them.
About the only idea I have at the moment is, since this is a church thing, maybe hide a scripture reference as an acrostic, then use numbers they had figured out somehow before this to find individual words in the scripture to spell out a message. I’m very open to any other ideas, though.
Maybe you can play some kind of among us/mafia game. Like, one person is Jesus, another is Judas, and then a couple of people are Roman soldiers. And then you have to like catch the betrayer without knowing who is who ahead of time and help Jesus escape.
Oh wait that’s not what happened in real life, but…