Whether you are a visitor to Boston who wants to learn more about the city or you are a resident who is interested in seeing the city in a different way, you may want to check out Urban Adventure Quest. Offering scavenger hunts in several major cities throughout the country, Urban Adventure Quest turns the city into a giant game board for you to explore.
Starting at Boston Common and ending at Hanover Street at Surface Road, the Boston Urban Adventure Quest takes an estimated two to two and a half hours to complete. During this time, you will cover two miles of the city as you learn more about its historical sites and landmarks. Parts of the Freedom Trail, old cemeteries, meeting halls and the Italian North End are all parts of your adventure.
To participate in the Boston Urban Adventure Quest, you only need to have a smart phone in order to receive the 16 questions and 3 bonus questions. Each question and puzzle will lead you to a new discovery within the city as your team earns points for each correct answer. If your team has one of the top 25 scores and times, your name will be added to the leaderboard.
While there is a cost involved with playing the game, it is only a flat fee of $49 for teams of 1 to 5 people. For a limited time, you can also enter the promotional code of BOSTONUSA to receive a 20 percent discount, which reduces the price to just $39.20 for your team. Each player can then access the web-based software with their smart phone. No software needs to be downloaded to play. After creating a password and paying for the adventure, your team can then start the adventure at any time you like by simply entering your email address and password. If you lose your connection at any time or if you decide to take a break, you can simply go back into your quest by entering your email address and password again.
So, if you are looking for a fun way to visit the city, to show the city to a guest or to simply learn more about the city, you might want to check out this innovative way to “tour” the city while putting your sleuthing skills to the test.