About the game
Brighton is a beautiful seaside city with a colourful history. This treasure hunt is going to show you the best of it!
Starting at the exotic Royal Pavilion, you’ll dip into the trendy North Laine shopping area, before heading to the sea for a stroll along the promenade.
By searching for clues across the city, you’ll discover hidden treasure you never knew existed!
What you’ll do
You’ll be led around the city by Captain Bess, a snarky pirate who’s testing out new recruits to join her ship!
Bess will send a series of maps, clues and directions. You follow the map and solve the clue by searching your surroundings. When you get the right answer, you’ll move on to the next place.
Don’t worry, if you get stuck you can ask for a hint and Bess’ll get you on your way!
What you’ll see
Along the way you’ll see lots of sights and Bess will tell you some fun facts about some of them. It’s a perfect way of discovering things you might want to come back to.
- The Royal Pavilion - an exotic palace built as a seaside retreat for King George IV
- Brighton Dome - an arts venue that contains the Concert Hall, the Corn Exchange and the Studio Theatre
- North Laine - a shopping district with a happening, bohemian vibe with vegetarian cafes and vintage clothing shops
- Theatre Royal - this Grade II listed building is one of the oldest theatres in the country
- Jubilee Clock Tower - built in 1888 to commemorate Queen Victoria’s golden jubilee
- The Promenade - this bustling promenade is a perfect place to take a stroll and soak up the cosmopolitan atmosphere
- West Pier - the desolate beauty of this ruined pier makes it Brighton’s most photographed building!
- Brighton Palace Pier - Brighton’s famous landmark is home to fairground rides, bars, restaurants and deckchairs to enjoy the sea view
- The Lanes - a warren of narrow, twisting alleyways packed full of independent jewellers shops
What else you should know
- Take your time—it’s more enjoyable to see everything at your own pace. There’s a scheduled break around half-way, but you can take your own breaks if you prefer.
- Aim to finish before sunset—it’s near impossible to find clues in the dark! Check the sunset time
- You can play in 2 parts—if it suits your plans, you can pause the game and come back after lunch or even the next day.
- Bess will be scoring you! Your score is the number of clues you got right first time, without a hint. The score is only for your satisfaction, so don’t struggle needlessly!
How the game works
The game works a bit like a WhatsApp group, but on a web page instead. You don’t need to download anything and it doesn’t need any permissions.
Before you’re due to start, we’ll send you a link to the game. Open the link to join the game and share it with your team so they can join too.
Once you’re ready, Captain Bess will tell you what to do next.
What to bring
- Smartphones with mobile data and full batteries. (It’s OK to share, but it works better if everyone has their own phone.)
- Shoes for walking 2½ miles.
- Waterproofs in case of bad weather.
- Wit, cunning and an adventurous spirit!
We’ve designed the game to be step-free around the whole route. The recommended
pubs at half-way and at the end of the game have step-free front access and an
However, we are currently looking for wheelchair users to play-test the game
before we call it “wheelchair friendly”.
If you’d like to test the game, please get in touch!