Can we squeeze more people into a team than your maximum limit?
We strongly advice against this, as we only provide one set of equipment per team which needs to be shared amongst all players. Embarking on the treasure hunt in larger groups sharing one book will be less fun and mean there isn’t enough to do and look at for everyone.
We recommend booking multiple teams in if you have a larger group, and we offer a 10% discount if you book more than one team at the same time, plus you then have the option of adding an element of competition and racing each other!
Where do the different routes start and end?
The experience starts and finishes at Paradox Place in the North Laine. 94 Gloucester Road.
What are the age restrictions?
There are none! We recommend 6 years old and above to participate, but wouldn’t expect children to really contribute to the puzzle solving until about 10 years old, and would only expect independent puzzle solving from around 14 years old (this is based on our experience in our escape rooms).
However, you can take children of any age with you! There are locations where you may need to stop near roads but we have tried to pick pedestrian-friendly spots and there are even locations where younger children can have a little run around as you solve a puzzle.
We have had groups who have brought their 2 year old toddlers with them and who have enjoyed exploring a new town with their child whilst solving some puzzles!
How long does it last?
It is designed to take between 2 and 3 hours. Although you can take your time and even enjoy a little tea break halfway through, the upper limit for your coding device to be returned is 4 hours.
To stay within this limit, and for your own enjoyment, please aim to spend 10-15 minutes on each puzzle and call us for a clue if you find you are spending longer than that. We are able to track the coding device and may call you to see how you get along if it looks like you won’t return within 4 hours.
What happens when it rains?
We understand that this experience is heavily weather-dependent and for this reason we are flexible with our cancellation policy if there is rain on the day you are due to play. In the event of rain, you will have the following options:
If you get in touch with us more than 24 hours before the start of your game and rain is forecast, we will either postpone your game for free or issue a full refund. We also understand that British weather is notoriously unpredictable and that the forecast sometimes changes with short notice.
If you get in touch with us less than 24 hours before the start of your game and rain is forecast, we will postpone your game for free or issue an issue an 80% refund, which will cover our staffing cost. Or you can transfer your ticket to entry to Paradox Place for an indoors alternative (subject to availability) – note that this comes with a partial refund as the cost of Paradox Place tickets are less.
When planning in advance, our definition of rain is more than 20% chance of precipitation as predicted by the Met Office forecast for Brighton which you can find here.
If you have to stop your game midway through because of rain, you can postpone it for free to come back and finish it another time.
Do you have to be physically fit to take part?
Although no unusual physical activity or strength is required, the treasure hunt does take you on a 1 ½ – 2 mile route and requires a fair amount of walking and standing (depending on how quickly you complete the game). There are benches in public spaces but not at every location. We recommend comfortable footwear!
Can we visit the locations on the route in any order we want?
In order for you to be able to input your answers into the coding device and complete the mission, it is important that you follow the route we give you. The coding device you will be given will have been programmed to receive the codes in the same order that the locations are ordered on your route.