Welcome everyone, to this most cryptic of Harrogate Quest; where we need your help.
Princess Alix (who was to become Russian Tsarina in November 1894) came to Harrogate to ‘take the waters’ in the hope of finding a cure for her sciatica. She stayed in the town from mid-May until 19th June 1894. The princess took lodgings at Cathcart House on Prospect Place in Harrogate.
What was not reported at the time was the disappearance of a Fabergé Egg which had been given to her as a present. The matter was ‘hushed up’ to avoid a diplomatic incident. The whereabouts of the Egg was never discovered, and the culprit was never identified. There were many rumours within the local community, but no one was brought to justice and the incident faded from memory.
However, recently during a barn restoration a worker found a hidden diary filled with scribbles about the Tsarina and her Fabergé Egg hidden in an old cabinet, which could point to the location of the Egg. You had been researching the case for years and decided you needed to follow the guidance on the papers. Can you follow the clues to lead you to the egg? Or will it be a case of headless chickens?
Once you are at your start point of the Harrogate Theatre, 6 Oxford St, Harrogate HG1 1QF, then you are ready to begin your quest.
What: An outdoor adventure solving cryptic puzzles whilst exploring the sights When: Anytime during daylight hours Duration: 60 minutes average (no time limit) Starts from: Harrogate Theatre, 6 Oxford St, Harrogate HG1 1QF Difficulty: Medium
What do I need:
Access a fully charged smartphone (Android or iOS compatible) A team of enthusiastic detectives (1 to 6 players per team) Around 60 minutes to solve the puzzles and win the game!
Games are entirely self-guided and unfold virtually via the Roamr mobile app, telling a thrilling story and exploring the city as you go. You can use up to 6 phones per team, with directions provided to each location and clues to help you solve all the puzzles. Don't worry, you can't get stuck, there are hints that will always help you out if you need them.
Players are free to compete for the best time or complete the game at their leisure. Most players complete the game in around 60 minutes.
Please note as a self-guided game, it is the users' responsibility to adhere to the latest Government advice, laws, and regulations regarding the current pandemic.