Can I play during the COVID-19 crisis?
Yes, City Strider adventure games are running and have been adapted to suit health and safety regulations at Alert Level 1 and 2.
A free, play-at-home adventure game is also available if you prefer.
How do city adventure games work?
More information on how to play can be found here.
How long does it take to complete a game?
Approximate duration for each game can be found on the individual game pages. 90% of players complete within the maximum duration. If you want to play at a more leisurely pace, make your booking for 2 hours before the last available slot.
Will I be able to play if I'm not familiar with the city?
Absolutely - no local knowledge is required, although you may have a slight advantage if you know the area well.
Can we book for more than one team?
Yes. Simply select consecutive time slots when booking and start your games with a 30 minute interval between each team. This will ensure that you’re focused on solving the puzzles instead of following the group ahead!
What should I bring?
A fully charged phone to send and receive messages. Also, as the majority of the experience will be outdoors, please dress accordingly and wear comfortable shoes.
How do I send and receive messages?
You will receive and send messages via Messenger instant messaging app.
After booking your game, start a Messenger conversation with us and let us know the team name you booked with.
How long should I wait to receive a reply to my answers?
You should receive replies instantaneously.
Occasionally there may be a delay due to the size of images and files being delivered. If messages have not come through after 30 seconds, reply with ‘RESEND’ to have it delivered again.
How much does it cost to send messages?
It is free to send and receive messages through Messenger. Just make sure you have 3G/4G connection and sufficient data.
Why are there age restrictions on the games?
Our games may include activities within licensed premises where alcohol is served. Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.
What if I have trouble understanding English?
The games have been created with medium-level English speakers in mind, with phrases, puns, and cultural references known to most English speakers. If you find some of the language a bit tricky, you can reply with 'LOST' for help on a location clue or 'HINT' for help on an item clue.
Is there a commercial relationship between City Strider and the establishments along the way?
No, the establishments have been selected as they contribute to the adventure and experience of the games.
Does my City Strider booking include food or drinks at the eateries I visit?
Food and drinks at eateries along the way are not included with your booking. There is an understanding between City Strider and participating locations that City Strider players are not obliged to purchase food and drinks. However, we believe it’s nice to support local businesses where possible and encourage you to do so.
I'm interested in being involved in testing and creating new games, how do I sign up?
Send us a message in our contact form with the title 'Game Tester', and tell us which city you live in.
I have some suggestions I'd like to make...
Great! We'd love to hear from you. Send us a message on our contact form.
Here are the most common questions we've been asked.
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