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From fantastic fossils to giant Greek gods, Cambridge Codebreakers: The Last Secret takes you on a high-energy adventure across four University of Cambridge Museums. Now’s your chance to take on other families in this special one-month pilot for ages 8+. Charge your brain cells and get ready to crack our challenging clues.

The adventure begins
The Cambridge Codebreaking Society has recently come into the possession of a curious set of letters. The letters, exchanged between a cryptographer and linguist, span decades. The last references a closely-held secret, but it’s written in an unbreakable code. The code refers to a series of artefacts spread out across space and time. The Society has called upon its finest young and old(er) minds to help them crack the code before the answers are lost forever.

With a live leaderboard, cryptic clues, surprise challenges and roaming characters your team will have to be curious, cooperative and clever to come out on top.

But as the secret behind the code becomes apparent, you'll be faced with a moral choice. Sometimes, is it better not to know?

Outwit Your Opponents
You'll have competition from up to twenty other teams of Codebreakers at the same time. There are bonus points for the first team to crack each clue - and, more importantly, not everybody gets every clue at the same time. Keep an eye out. Follow each other. Lay false trails. Stay alert. With a live leaderboard on your phone, you'll know exactly who to watch out for.

Think Quickly, Move Slowly
Cambridge Codebreakers is based on the hit Citydash game in London - but this time there'll be nobody chasing you (and no running in the museum!). We'll keep the pressure up with twists & turns, surprise clues and timed challenges, but you won't need your running shoes for this one. The game will run across the Fitzwilliam Museum, Museum of Classical Archaeology, Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences and Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.

Ready? Let's go!
This is a special pilot of The Last Secret for family groups with children aged 8+. Each paying adult can book up to two free child tickets. Children must have tickets booked as team members to play the game, and there must be at least 2 adults per each team of 6.

No prior knowledge of codebreaking is required. You'll need to be comfortable moving around at walking pace for a couple of hours and can be as casual or as competitive as you like. The game can be made accessible with some small adjustments and we're very happy to help - please let us know upon booking.
Bring a (charged!) smartphone with a data plan.

 

> Book your ticket

 

We'll send you a link to set up your team, along with full details of where to meet and what to expect!

Organising a group? We make it easy - once you have your first ticket we'll send you a special link so your friends can buy their own and join you.

Any questions, please contact Fire Hazard Games: fire@fire-hazard.net or phone 020 3322 7086

By taking part in the game, you agree to the following T&Cs.

The Last Secret is presented by the University of Cambridge Museums in partnership with Fire Hazard Games.

Don't take our word for it
Here's what previous Codebreakers said about the game:

    “Brilliant and engaging.”
    “We'd definitely recommend the game to others!”
    “Great game, great way to spend a Saturday morning.”
    “Great fun!”
    "Had a lot of fun, great experience!"
    “The puzzles were intelligent and well designed, we really enjoyed solving them.”
    “Incredibly fun.”
    "Really fun, would do again. The serious 'code breaking' questions were brilliant!"
    "Excellent fun, and even some exercise! We had a brilliant morning!"
    "A blur of museums, excitement and adrenaline"

Please note that your email address will be passed to Fire Hazard Games who will contact you regarding further arrangements for your game.
Children 8+ must accompanied by someone over 18 years.

Children's tickets will be discounted once tickets are in your basket.

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