Information for organisers
Treasure Hunt Oxford 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 Oxford. 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 1½–2½ hours depending on breaks.
We recommend planning in a break at one of Oxford’s excellent venues along the way.
Here’s a map of Oxford showing the full route (no spoilers!):
The game starts at the castle mound and takes them on a fixed route that we’ve carefully designed.
It ends at St Ebbe’s Street.
When each team finishes, they are awarded a score.
To get a perfect score, they’d need to get every clue right first time with no hints.
As each team finishes, their score will appear on your leaderboard. When all teams are finished, you can refresh the leaderboard to see who won.
We suggest competing on score rather than time as it’s nicer to 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 thoroughly enjoyed the Treasure Hunt. It was a good length and the clues both made us think and showed us parts of Oxford we'd never noticed before, and we're local! The brief pieces of educational information were interesting and informative in equal measure, and all were accessible despite Covid restrictions. It was a fun way to spend a pandemic birthday!”
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Towers and Taverns
Oxford Castle, Oxford, OX1 1AZ