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Take part in a high-energy codebreaking adventure across four of the University of Cambridge Museums! 
Dates: Saturdays 10.30am - 12.30pm, 4 November - 16 December 2017 and 6 January - 24 February 2018
Duration: 2.5 hours

Location: The game will start and end at Cambridge University Centre Wine Bar, Granta Place, Cambridge CB2 1RU.(You can leave bags with us, but at your own risk)

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Crack the code

The Cambridge Codebreaking Society have 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 minds to help them try to 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?

The Last Secret is designed for adults. No prior knowledge of codebreaking is required. You'll need to be comfortable moving around at walking pace for a couple of hours. You can join individually, or as part of a team (up to 6 players), and 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.


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.

Bring a (charged!) smartphone with a data plan.

Book your ticket here

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: 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.




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