Information for organisers
Treasure Hunt Chester is a great activity for a team-building event, office away day or an activity to bring together remote teams.
The game works like a Whatsapp Group chat with a pirate character who leads each team around Chester. They have to figure out cryptic clues by finding things in the city.
Everyone in a team can access their link on their own phones. They all see each others' messages just like a group chat.
Here’s a demo game (open on your phone):
For big groups we suggest breaking into teams of up to 6.
Each team should start 5 minutes apart. That way they aren’t on each others' toes but they’ll see each other at any planned breaks along the way.
The game takes 2–3½ hours depending on breaks.
We recommend planning in a break at one of Chester’s excellent venues along the way.
Here’s a map of Chester showing the full route (no spoilers!):
The game starts at the front of Chester Town Hall and takes them on a fixed route that we’ve carefully designed.
It ends at the Town Hall.
When each team finishes, they get a Captain’s Log which has their score.
To get a perfect score, they’d need to get every clue right first time with no hints.
When the first team finishes, you get an email with a link to all the Captain’s Logs. That means you can look at each team’s Captain’s Log and see their score at the bottom.
We suggest competing on score rather than time as it’s nicer ṫake your time rather than rushing.
The fastest and easiest way is to book online and pay by card.
You’ll get all your games and instructions instantly.
Contact us if you’d prefer an invoice. Invoices must be paid at latest 3 working days before your game.
Once it’s paid, we’ll create your games and send your instructions manually.
We normally charge a manual payment fee. To avoid this, book online and pay by card.
You’ll get an email with a unique link for each team.
As the organiser, you allocate people into teams and give the links to the people in each team.
Get in touch and we’ll sort you out.
“We loved puzzling out the clues and each one of us was able to contribute something to solve the puzzles. This activity was a great way to explore the city and we spent four hours on the treasure hunt, with leisurely stops for lunch, coffee and ice cream.”
—Jill H, Tripadvisor
Telephone: 01244 662 448
Text us: 07380 309380
The Romans and The River
Town Hall, 33 Northgate Street, Chester, CH1 2HQ