Technology – it can do just about anything nowadays, can’t it? Well, prepare to have your socks knocked off because there’s a new game in town – Trailclues. Challenging the preconception that people nowadays are so glued to their screens that they rarely venture outside the comforts of their homes, Trailclues actively encourages players to turn into intrepid explorers, and travel city landscapes far and wide. If this sounds like your cup of tea, read on…
Players race against the clock to solve clues along a trail, taking them to the next spot and another cryptic message to crack. Along the way, they discover little known locations, learn fun facts about places that are often overlooked, and much more. Trailclues offers a fun, unique way to go out and enjoy the sun (while it lasts!). Tourists can get off the beaten track to discover locations that aren’t listed on the usual maps, while locals can expect to unearth charming features and destinations they never knew existed, simply by heading to Trailclues. Once signed up, all players need to do is respond to a received text with “GO” to begin receiving clues directly to their phone.
Edward Mula, Founder of Trailclues, says, “Every city is filled with overlooked gems by tourists and locals alike. You might get a chance to glimpse these on a guided tour, but Trailclues does away with that, giving people a chance to get involved in urban exploring at their own pace and without a huge cost. From first dates to corporate team building exercises, Trailclues is suitable for a huge range of groups and individuals that want to try something new and exciting in the city.”
Got a competitive streak? You can even go up against fellow players. Leaderboards for all the trails give players a chance to race through the clues as fast as possible in an attempt to register impressive times. Teaming up and competing is also an option. Up to three teams can sign up to simultaneously tackle the tricky clues, as they race against each other to get to the finish point first.
Trailclues currently has trails available in London and Portsmouth, with more to be added across the UK over the coming months. Every trail is designed to be completed in an average of two hours and clues are always within walking distance of each other. Eliminating the need to a guide or expensive hire equipment, Trailclues is set to become the new way to explore the urban environment in the UK.
So, what are you waiting for? Get your walking boots on and get out there – the exercise is good for you!