Code Breaker Treasure Hunt

Can your team crack the code to reveal an ancient artefact? Find out in our Code Breaker Treasure Hunt outdoor team building experience!

Set in the city of your choice, this treasure hunt works beautifully in a familiar city or overseas. We’ve run this treasure hunt in London, Barcelona, Venice – and beyond! It can be specially themed and combined with sightseeing, entertainment and dining for a truly unforgettable experience. 

Add to your corporate conference for an immersive experience that improves every aspect of team performance. Or use it as a standalone event for team building or client hospitality. 

How Does the Code Breaker Treasure Hunt Work?

Starting at your chosen briefing city, our host will begin by welcoming your group to the Code Breaker Treasure Hunt, setting the scene and explaining the aim of the game. 

Next, you’ll be put into groups of 8-10 and given equipment to help you in your quest. These will help you find your way around. Your goal is to find clues around your chosen city. You’ll try your hand at cracking historical codes, like the Caesar Shift and Vigenère Square, to open a cryptex and reveal further challenges!

Codebreaker Treasure Hunt coporate outdoor team building

Teams crack ancient codes to reveal the hidden clues in our Code Breaker team building activity.

You’ll visit shops, museums and places of interest – sometimes with special access to hidden locations – and interact with interesting locals. Learn the history behind your chosen city and watch intriguing characters play out an immersive narrative before your eyes. 

More than a traditional foot-based treasure hunt, Code Breaker combines a cryptic search with high interaction between teams and characters. It requires strategic thinking from teams to be in with the best chance of winning.

The winning team are those who solve the puzzles fast! 

Our Treasure Hunts can be personalised down to the finest detail, our experienced team of treasure hunt writers have worked extensively in the UK and Europe providing the very best elements for an experiential treasure hunt.

Code Breaker Treasure Hunt team building

Guests enjoying themselves about town in our team building treasure hunt!

Code Breaker Treasure Hunt Team Building Outcomes 

This multifaceted event requires teams to use essential team working skills. They need to manage their time effectively, communicate with one another, prioritise tasks and delegate responsibility. 

This event is a fantastic, immersive and fun challenge, which is full of surprises.

The code breaker treasure hunt can be adjusted to meet your needs. You can make it longer or shorter, integrate it with another event or book it as a standalone experience. You can also choose to complete it in a single block of time or split it into smaller chunks to complete over the course of a day. 

If you’d prefer an event based around a fixed venue, take a look at our All Manor of Mystery team building treasure hunt

Corporate outdoor team building treasure hunt

The winning team on a Code Breaker Treasure Hunt!

Team Building Treasure Hunt Options

Interested in a team building treasure hunt with extra pizzazz? Add a vintage bus, London taxi or Monopoly variation on our Code Breaker theme. Your participants will travel round your chosen city in style, while completing their hunt!

Alternatively, opt for a paper-based scavenger hunt that requires true brain power and team work. Strategy is everything as teams have to cherry pick which tasks to complete to outscore their rivals. 

Vintage London bus outdoor team building treasure hunt

Vintage bus city tour combined with a team building treasure hunt.

Interested in a Code Breaker Treasure Hunt? We’d love to hear from you! Get in touch on +44 (0)1905 330660 to speak with our friendly team

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