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Experience The Ancient City In An Exciting New Way

As if York wasn’t already exciting enough, you can now witness its historic streets brought to life by one of The Secret City’s immersive, puzzle-filled games!

Sitting somewhere between a traditional walking tour and a cutting edge escape room, Secret City games show people around the highlights and the hidden gems of the city, whilst at the same time engaging them in an interactive adventure. They create urban playgrounds out of statues, sculptures, buildings and plaques, bringing them to life with a mixture of clever riddles and fascinating slices of history.

And in York they have found their perfect match!

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From its beginnings as the Roman settlement of Eboracum, through times of Viking invasion and Medieval mystery and into the modern day, the city has amassed a wealth of strange and wonderful quirks, not to mention enough great stories to inform over 1,000 tours. The Secret City must have been spoiled for choice when deciding what to include in their games!

It should come as no surprise then that all three of their York outings are as enthralling as they are wildly different. Time travel back to 1491 and pit your wits against a mysterious, Mediaeval murderer in A Fatal Feud; enter the worlds of Norse and Roman mythology as you try to save the city from a legendary monster in The Drowned City; or trail through snickleways and alleys to discover a side of the city you never knew existed in Quirks and Snickets!


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All three games involve learning new and surprising things about the city, exploring its picturesque cobbles, ancient remains and jaw-dropping buildings, and solving a wide range of puzzles designed to cater to every type of group. And that’s not all! They can also be played at whatever time and whatever pace suits you best.

No more rushing to make the start of your tour; no more waiting on a guide to move onto the next area; no more being forced to move on yourself when you are still engrossed in something fascinating. Secret City games are run entirely through mobile phones, putting the power back in your hands. You can race against the clock to solve the mysteries in record time, topping the leaderboard, or you can take things more slowly, soaking up all of the amazing things you see, it is completely up to you.

Also up to you is whether you make use of the hand-picked refreshment breaks along the way. Their games all feature a selection of some of York’s best pubs and cafes at strategically placed locations along the way. These serve as optional rest-stops for those who fancy putting their feet up and relaxing with a pint of beer, a glass of wine or a nice coffee for a few moments. Or for longer. The clock is paused for the entire duration of these breaks, meaning even the most competitive players can enjoy them at their leisure.


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When added to everything else on offer- gripping stories, fascinating facts, tantalising puzzles and idyllic walking routes through stunning city streets- these stop-offs at local businesses really do make Secret City’s games an amazing way to experience every aspect of the city. No matter who you are, whether a family or friends or a corporate group or a stag or hen do, if you like the idea of discovering York and all its hidden treasures, whilst enjoying a great game at the same time, then The Secret City is just the thing for you! They are so confident you will like their games in fact that they offer a full money back guarantee for anyone who doesn’t. So what are you waiting for!

Find out more and book your game today on their website.

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