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Oxford: Famous Alumni Exploration Game

1. Oxford: Famous Alumni Exploration Game

Explore Oxford in a unique way, by playing an exploration game on your phone via an app. Learn about famous alumni who walked through the city's streets and university's walls, visit locations where Harry Potter was filmed, and have fun with your whole family or friends. Reenact the story of a brilliant former Oxford professor trying to figure out the mystery of their lab partner’s death during your engaging game. Solve challenges and watch the story unfold on your app, as well as exact directions that guide you to your next location. Start your exploration game from The Eagle and Child pub. Best of all, play the game at your own pace, pausing it whenever you feel like a coffee or food break and resuming anytime from the location where you paused it.

Oxford: Self-Guided City Sightseeing Treasure Hunt

2. Oxford: Self-Guided City Sightseeing Treasure Hunt

Embark on a self-guided treasure hunt for a fun and unique way to explore Oxford. Captain Bess will send messages to your phones. She’s a snarky pirate who’s testing out new recruits to join her ship. She’ll direct you on a carefully designed route through the city. Follow the treasure maps to get to the right place, then try to decipher the clue. Search high and low for the answer. You’ll spot things you’d never normally notice. And don’t worry, if you get stuck you can ask for a hint to help you on your way. Start at the castle mound and sneak through ancient alleyways, passing ancient colleges and magnificent squares. Learn some interesting facts and stories along the way about the things you’re spotting and get a better understanding of the history of Oxford. Feeling adventurous? Get ready to explore Oxford and have loads of fun!

Oxford Treasure Hunt: The Mystery of the Bullingdon Burglar

3. Oxford Treasure Hunt: The Mystery of the Bullingdon Burglar

The legendary Oxford mystery... unsolved for 50 years... until now. Start your adventure at the historic Chequers tavern, and embark on a quest to unravel Oxford's unsolved mystery of The Bullingdon Burglar! In 1972, Oxford’s annual Town Vs Gown cricket cup ended in disaster, when a mysterious burglar broke into the clubhouse and snatched the golden trophy… Was it an act of revenge? Nobody knew... But the villain left a trail of clues and this is where you come in. The pages of your Mystery Guide™ take you on an exciting puzzle adventure through the heart of historic Oxford, as you follow the maps, unlock the clues, and unravel the epic tale. Your challenge is to track down hidden objects, decode symbols, and uncover hidden messages, as you eliminate suspects and gradually unpick the crime. And an exciting twist awaits… Make it to the end and you'll be struck by an amazing ‘wow’ moment when the case is solved and the villain is revealed before your eyes! Simply grab your Mystery Guide™, head to the start, and set off at a time that suits you. Don’t let the villain get away... Your time to start is now!

Oxford: Self Guided City Walk and Interactive Treasure Hunt

4. Oxford: Self Guided City Walk and Interactive Treasure Hunt

Go Quest Adventures is turning the streets of Oxford into an Adventure Playground! Welcome to Oxford, the city of Dreaming Spires! Named the most beautiful city in the UK by a recent study, this is a place immersed in culture and history (with over 1500 historic listed buildings), home to the oldest university in the English-speaking world and a place renowned for its friendly and lively atmosphere. It’s no wonder so many have been inspired by its beauty. Explore the streets of Oxford and unlock a hidden trail by finding clues, solving puzzles & completing challenges, earning points along the way all self-guided through the Go Quest Adventures app. See the area's highlights, explore it's hidden gems and learn some insider history and fun facts along the way (even locals will discover something new!). As the Quest is self guided you can: * Start your Quest whenever you want, get instant access with nothing to print off from home * Go as fast as you want and try to top the leaderboard, or go at your own pace, stopping for rest breaks along the way. Your Quest will start in the historic medieval centre of the city and wind your team through its iconic streets before leading you through the grounds of some of the University of Oxford’s most famous colleges, nipping in and out of small alleyways to end at the historic Oxford Castle and Prison. During your Quest learn about Town & Gown clashes, discover where C.S. Lewis may have found some inspiration, see if you can spot J.R.R. Tolkien's ghost and visit where former US President Clinton ‘didn’t inhale’ all while dodging students on bicycles rushing about. So grab your caps & gowns, put on some comfy shoes and get ready to explore the sights, discover hidden gems and ultimately, conquer your Oxford City Centre Quest! This is an ideal outdoor activity for couples, families, groups of friends, school groups and can be the perfect team building or corporate activity. Customised Quests and group packages are available by emailing Get Questing today!

Oxford: City Exploration Game 'The Alchemist'

5. Oxford: City Exploration Game 'The Alchemist'

Go on an adventure in Oxford with our Urban Escape Games. Walk around the city with your team (with family or friends) and let yourself be guided by the mobile application. Solve the riddles and complete several missions. Watch your surroundings to help you! Explore differently: your adventure starts now! Plot of the game: We are in the year of grace 1555 and strange phenomena are taking place in the city. Josyne, a villager accused of witchcraft, is arrested before your eyes by the city guards. In order to distinguish between true and false and to identify the reasons for this accusation, go and meet various witnesses and examine the clues discovered in the various places you visit along the way. Organise her trial to find out the truth: will you choose to defend Josyne, or will you choose to support the accusation of witchcraft? As an alchemist, will you be able to use your skills in this investigation, based on real facts, in time? Start location: Bear Inn, Oxford To start the game : - Enter the game code you received in the mobile application. - Use the map in the app to find the exact starting point. - Start whenever you want: you play alone with your team. Customer support is available in the app.

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What people are saying about Oxford

An interesting way to spend a few hours helping you to learn about some of Oxford’s history and old buildings. Maps and directions easy to follow. Some clues a bit obscure but liked the handy hints which we used a couple of times so managed to work out the final answer. Made us look all around, up and down. A good 3 hours.

We enjoyed doing the treasure trail. However I personally would have preferred a written copy rather than having all the clues online which meant only using my phone. This I found stressful as I could see my battery running low. It also took us much longer than we anticipated - partially due to it being VERY HOT.

We had so much fun. Two adults and a 12 year old daughter played. We also stopped off and did what we wanted to do on. The way round. The clues were not hugely difficult. It kept up occupied for 5. 5 hours. This is because we had a little stop in a few pubs on our way round. Thank you and welldone. Xxx

Really enjoyed it! Great interactive online tour. Even when we missed clues hints were really helpful. Would love something like this in my local town. Ramsgate!!!! Hint hint