Some folk call these kinds of activity a treasure hunt, puzzle hunt mystery hunt or those with an American influence a scavenger hunt. Whatever you call them, we have created some fun puzzle activities for family team fun both online and in the real world.
Here at ttqevents we specialise in real life treasure hunt puzzles as well as providing various kinds of online digital games and experiences. We have over 100 towns in England covered by our picture puzzle hunt using Google Street View. Discover new places and solve the online puzzle using a clue or more hidden in the photos. Use your detective skills to work out where the images were taken and use Street View to find the missing sign or display. Gather the letters displayed in each image puzzle. When you have collected all the letters from the picture clues rearrange those letters to work out the final answer which will reveal the hiding place of the virtual treasure within the same town.
Each town puzzle hunt should take around 5-10mins to complete. This is a bit of online fun. There is no real buried treasure so please don't go digging up historic parks and rummaging through buildings looking for the hidden treasure! Great for family fun and younger kids can get involved as well as adults and older kids.
We also have a growing range of virtual puzzle hunt ebooks for sale in our "lost treasure" series. Each book contains about twenty to twenty five questions and puzzles which you need to solve. They have been written in such a way that the answer to each question can be found online. So there is no requirement to visit the particular town or city. Work together as a family team or with friends online to look for clues and solve the answer to each question. Share the research between each player and pool your ideas. This is a great way to discover a new place in Britain or revisit an old familiar place with a fun purpose.
Each puzzle is delivered as a printable PDF which contains the questions and everything inside the PDF will act as a clue to aid your research.
Try a completely free treasure hunt. Click on the image above to download a full treasure hunt in PDF format- The Lost Treasure of Carlisle. Explore the city of Carlisle and work out where the lost treasure can be found.
Each year we also create and publish treasure hunt puzzles which can only be solved by visiting a particular town or city. We write each question so that the answer can, in most cases, only be found by some in-depth research and a physical visit as the answer is not always easily found using online resources. The visit can be made solo or again as a team with family and friends. We offer a real prize for these kind of treasure hunt competitions with participants invited to submit their final answer. We put all those who have submitted the correct answer into a virtual hat and randomly select an entry with the prize going to the person or team submitting the first correct answer. Once again we have to repeat that there is no real buried treasure and there is no requirement to go digging with spades!
We hope you enjoy our range of puzzle hunt activities.
Find the great works of art from seven famous and lesser known artists using clues in the image details and descriptions. The answer to each question will lead to a challenging meta-puzzle.
Discover the location of the final art treasure.
No prizes for this - but a rewarding journey through some great works of art finding some hidden detail in plain view.
PDF version just £2.49
Look for clues in works by:
An example question - on the left is a 200 x 200px detail taken from a work by Bruegel the Elder. Where are they heading?
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A wide range of themes and different levels of challenge. Mostly for fun but some will offer prizes.
Use this form to submit your answer to either of the quests.
You must provide the unique serial number found on the rear cover of the Book of Clues you purchased.
Entries without a serial number or an incorrect serial number will be rejected.