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Cambridge, England City discovery games

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Cambridge: Scholars & Secret Societies Exploration Game

1. Cambridge: Scholars & Secret Societies Exploration Game

Explore Cambridge through the eyes of someone living in medieval Britain, under the rule of Tudors. Discover the city’s favorite landmarks by solving clues in an exploration game on your smartphone. Begin at the stunning Corpus Clock, visit some of the top Cambridge college campuses, and marvel at the fascinating Round Church. Play the role of a student at Cambridge who joined a secret society. “The Gentle Chroniclers” fight to preserve books deemed revolutionary and prohibited by the king. Your mission: locate the valuable book, “Call to Uprising” — a volume that a fellow member had hidden before being captured.  You are only one who can find the book before they do. Each riddle you solve will lead you from one place to another, with exact directions, so no need for a map or GPS. Figure out the clues and the secret story of that place is revealed. If you are a large group, one person can purchase access for the entire group by selecting the number of people in the group. All group members will be able to play the city game on their smartphone. Alternatively, each person can purchase their own ticket. You can play as a group and solve the clues together as you walk, or you can split into smaller groups/teams and compete against the others. Each person can also play on their own, separate from the group, and meet the group at the end.

Cambridge: Self-Guided Smartphone Treasure Hunt

2. Cambridge: Self-Guided Smartphone Treasure Hunt

Embark on a self-guided treasure hunt through the streets of Cambridge with this weblink-based smartphone game. Enjoy a screen layout that is easy-to-use. Be led through the city by interesting characters, a treasure map, and your own sense of adventure.  Meet facinating characters like Captain Bess, a snarky pirate that is testing out new recruits to join her ship. Follow the directions that Bess gives you on a carefully designed route through the city. Start in the front of 'Great St Mary's University Church' and make your way through ancient alleyways, cozy colleges, and hidden courtyards. Discover hidden parts of the city as you locate each new attraction.  Follow the treasure maps to get to each destination. Try to decipher clues at each location with your friends or complete the challenge on your own. Spot things you’d never normally notice as you search high and low for the answer. Ask for hints if you get stuck. Learn some interesting facts and stories along the way about each location and get a better understanding of the history of Cambridge.

Cambridge: Hidden Gems City Exploration Game

3. Cambridge: Hidden Gems City Exploration Game

Go on an adventure around Cambridge and see some of its hidden gems. The exploration game starts at the Pitt Building, and it will take you between 1.5 to 2 hours to complete the game. You can also explore at your own pace. Pause the game and resume from the location where you paused it. The final stop of the game will be Cambridge Union. Follow the directions on your phone and let an exciting story unfold as you solve fun challenges. Explore the Mathematical Bridge, a popular bridge connecting the two parts of Queens' College. Find out more about the myths of how Newton built the Mathematical bridge himself and how it can hold up without bolts. See the Fitzwilliam Museum, the art and antiquities museum of the University of Cambridge, and learn about the history of the place. Discover some of the lesser-known corners of Cambridge during this exciting journey.

Cambridge Highlights: Famous Alumni Exploration Game

4. Cambridge Highlights: Famous Alumni Exploration Game

Do something different and get to know Cambridge with a city exploration game. Follow and solve problems to lead you to the next location and see all the major sights. Go at your own pace and stop and start the game as you see fit. Begin the game at The Guildhall by opening the game on your smartphone. Solve the first clue, and move on to your next location. Get ready for an adventure, whether you're playing solo, in a big group, or playing against many small groups to see who finishes at Market Square first. Enjoy a self-guided walking tour that's fun for everyone. For an optimal experience, it is suggested that everyone playing has their own ticket.

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What people are saying about Cambridge, England

Overall rating

4.0 / 5

based on 2 reviews

The clues were good, needing some thought but not too difficult. Our grandchildren (young teenagers) enjoyed the hunt but sadly we didn't have time to complete as they wanted to go out on a punt as well. A most enjoyable experience for us all, though we found the walking rather tiring!

Very good this. Gave us about a dozen questions to answer whilst walking around the town, took us to a number of places we might not have been to otherwise. Two thumbs up

It was really fun and we learnt lots of interesting facts we wouldn’t have any other way!

Great way to explore Cambridge with an 11 and 13 year old. We really enjoyed it!

Good story and exploration of the city. Some interesting points along the way.