Real life treasure hunts around the towns of East Anglia

Go on a virtual puzzle hunt from your own home.

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.

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.

Have fun.

A virtual treasure hunt through the art galleries of the world.
A virtual treasure hunt through the art galleries of the world.

Old Masters - a virtual treasure hunt through the art galleries of the world.

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:

  • John Constable
  • David Wilkie
  • Bruegel the Elder
  • JMW Turner
  • Sophie Gengembre Anderson
  • Thomas Gainsborough
  • David Caspar Friedrich

An example question - on the left is a 200 x 200px detail taken from a work by Bruegel the Elder. Where are they heading?

Helpful hints


Just because you have never visited these locations before it doesn't mean you will be massively disadvantaged.

The puzzles have been crafted in such a way that visitors have as much chance as long term residents.

Any treasure hunter with observational skills and lateral thinking can take part and have fun.

Purchase


New for June 2020

Stratford upon Avon's Lost Treasure

A virtual treasure hunt which can be solved from home.

PDF e-book - just £2.49 via Paypal

Stratford upon Avon's Lost Treasure: A virtual treasure hunt around Stratford upon Avon in Warwickshire.

April 2020

Lichfield's Lost Treasure

A virtual treasure hunt which can be solved from home.

PDF e-book - just £2.49 from Paypal

Lichfield's Lost Treasure: A virtual treasure hunt around Lichfield in Staffordshire.

April 2020

Lincoln's Lost Treasure

A virtual treasure hunt which can be solved from home.

PDF e-book - just £2.49 via Paypal

Lincolns's Lost Treasure: A virtual treasure hunt around Lincoln in Lincolnshire

April 2020

Braintree's Lost Treasure

A virtual treasure hunt which can be solved from home.

PDF e-book - just £2.49 via Paypal

Braintree's Lost Treasure: A virtual treasure hunt around Braintree in Essex.

All year round

Gamenwáð Volume One: A series of mini treasure hunts around England.

Ninety mini treasure hunts; one a day for the next three months. Puzzles to stimulate the brain taking the reader on a journey of discovery and mystery around England.

PDF e-book - just £2.49 from Amazon

Gamenwáð Volume One: A series of mini treasure hunts around England.

All year round

Gamenwáð Volume Two: A series of mini treasure hunts around England.

Ninety mini treasure hunts; one a day for the next three months. Puzzles to stimulate the brain taking the reader on a journey of discovery and mystery around England.

PDF e-book - just £2.49 from Amazon

Gamenwáð Volume Two: A series of mini treasure hunts around England..

January 2020

A virtual treasure hunt which takes players through the art galleries of the world.

PDF e-book - just £2.49

A virtual treasure hunt through the art galleries of the world.

May 2019

Constable Country treasure quest has now closed but you can still purchase a Book of Clues for fun.

PDF version. Reduced from £25 to £2.49.

A multi-location treasure quest along the Stour Valley.

A multi-location treasure hunt puzzle along the Stour Valley

February 2019

connections - A solve at home treasure quest using online resources.

PDF version. £2.49

An online prize treasure hunt puzzle

February 2019

The treasure quest in Norwich, Norfolk has now closed but you can still purchase a Book of Clues for fun.

PDF version. Reduced from £25 to £2.49.

An city based treasure hunt puzzle

December 2018

The Bury St Edmunds prize Quest has now closed but you can still purchase a Book of Clues for fun.

A treasure quest in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk - PDF version. Reduced from £25 to £2.49.

Real life treasure hunts around the towns of East Anglia

December 2018

The Colchester prize Quest has now closed but you can still purchase a Book of Clues for fun.

A treasure quest in Colchester - PDF version. Reduced from £25 to £2.49.

Real life treasure hunts around the towns of East Anglia

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A wide range of themes and different levels of challenge. Mostly for fun but some will offer prizes.

Terms


This treasure trail quest (i.e. the competition) is open to residents of the UK aged 18 or over except employees of the Promoter, their families, agents or anyone professionally connected with the promotion.

A purchase of a book of clues is necessary to enter the competition. The cost per book is detailed above. Only one entry per book of clues purchased is permitted.

Entry must be made by the online form on this website or by direct email to steve@ttqevents.co.uk Responsibility is not accepted for entries lost, damaged or delayed as a result of any network, computer hardware or software failure of any kind. Proof of sending will not be accepted as proof of receipt.

The promoter of the competition is the East Anglia Puzzle Room, operated by Steve Blake with an administration address of The Coach House, New Waters, Wortham, IP22 1QH who will appoint an independent objective adjudicator to randomly draw winning entries from correct competition entries.

In the event of any dispute the decision of the Promoter is final.

No correspondence will be entered into. The winner will be notified by e-mail or phone directly within 24hrs of the final closing date. The winner must claim his/her prize within 30 days of the notification. If the prize is unclaimed in this time, it will lapse and the Promoter reserves the right to offer the unclaimed prize to a substitute winner selected in accordance with the promotion rules.

The winner's details (name and town/county) will be published online.

The Promoter may use the information you supply for future promotional activities in accordance with General Data Protection Regulations.

The winner may be required to participate in publicity arising from or associated with this promotion.

Entry implies acceptance of these terms and conditions.

Having problems with purchasing? Call 07592 050583

Entry Form


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.