What are GPShunts?


GPShunts are a Virtual Treasure Hunt which takes place on your Smartphone. You and your teams follow the interactive map to discover the clues and questions that we have planted around the city centre. When you reach each spot your team will be faced with a question or task to complete. If you get it right you will be awarded points! The twist comes that you are competing against other teams from all over to be the best treasure hunter, keep track of your scores and race against time to be the best!

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How do I get GPShunts on my phone?


When you place your order we will send out a set of links to your email address containing a set of instructions for yourself, a handout for your team(s) on how to play the game and a link to the Ticket Holders page where you can send out invites to your team(s) to join in the hunt! Invites are sent by email or by SMS, once you have the invite all you need to do is open it on your phone using Mobile Data and GPS Location services. (turn off WiFi for best performance)

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Where/When does the event start?


Your starting location and time is listed on your ticket and on the links that we send you on placing your order. To make this a fair competition you can only start the hunt between the times listed. If you miss the last start time Iím afraid it is too late to begin the hunt.

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What do I need in order to Play?


Nerves of steel and quick, calculating brains are your best tools! Bring your best team of up to five comrades to help, a fully charged battery, a pen and paper and comfortable walking shoes. While fancy dress is optional, it is a lot of fun!

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Do I need to download an app?


No, the hunt runs as a webpage on your phone using GPS location services and Mobile Data, there are no apps or downloads required.

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What do we Win?


We award prizes for the team with the most points at the end of the Treasure Hunt. We also award prizes every month for the best submission in each of our photo/name categories:
  • Best Team Photo (Extra points for fancy dress!)
  • Best Photo challenge photograph

Donít forget to sign up for your prizes and submit your photos using your team links.

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Will the hunt run on my phone?


We have tested and successfully run the hunt on Android phones running versions 4.0 and above. On iphones we have tested up to IOS 11.4.
We have also tested the hunts on Android Tablets and iPads. These will also work but only the versions that have mobile internet conectivity, not just WiFi.

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Do you guarantee it will work on my phone?


No we can't. Unfortunately there are so many makes and models of phone out there that we are unable to test our hunts on all of them. The best way to ensure your phone is compatible is to make sure our sample hunt works on your phone. Try a sample hunt on your mobile device

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What settings are required on my phone?


In general terms we need the facilities for Location services to be turned on, and set to high accuracy. You also need to agree to sharing your location with us. For our guide to turning on location services please click here.

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