Secret City Trails

City Discovery Games: Secret City Trails takes you discovering spaces and places whilst solving a trail of cryptic clues on your phone. As you hunt across a city for answers to our clues – you learn about its stories. When you send the correct answer to a clue, you receive your next riddle, which takes you exploring a new location, hidden gem and
story. Our urban adventures make your day a playful one!

A flexible experience: Solve a trail of clues at your own pace, start at a time that suits you and go off the beaten track. All you need is your phone! No downloads are needed to play the discovery game via our web app.

Authentic local recommendations: In addition to the clues, we share our favourite shops, bars and cafes along the trail with you!

CRYPTIC CITY GAME – PLAYED IN SMALL TEAMS, USING YOUR SMARTPHONE

This self-guided cryptic trail across Bratislava’s Old Town is an experience where you solve 10 clues via our web app, simply using your unique link (which you receive via text message after payment) in your smartphone’s browser. The trail takes you exploring the oldest parts of the city and takes you discovering monuments, known sights and lesser known spots! Whilst solving the cryptic clues you’ll discover fun facts about Bratislava too.
The price for the trail is 20 Euros per team. We recommended playing with 2-5 people per team.
You can play one trail per user at a time. You can share your unique link with your teammates so everyone can see the clues. Also handy in case your phone runs out of battery.

How does it work?

  • Sign up and pay for the cryptic city trail across Bratislava’s Old Town on www.secretcitytrails.com. You will receive a text message with your unique link
  • within 1 hour from completing the payment.
  • Start in front of Trinitarian Church between 10:00-17:00 every day – except Monday – by opening the link in your browser on your phone. Simply press the Start button to begin playing.
  • Solve the 10 clues by typing the answers in the text box and hit the I’ve got it button to submit your answer.
  • Enjoy discovering the city as each correct answer takes you to your next location within walking distance.
  • Keep in mind that all answers are made up of one word only or a number.
  • For each correct answer, you’ll receive a fun fact about Bratislava’s history in addition to the next clue.
  • Ask for a hint, by clicking the I need help button, if you need a little help solving a clue. HINTS will get you nearer to the location where you need to search for the answer to your clue.
  • Please note there’s only one HINT per clue. Each HINT you ask for will add 10mins ‘penalty time’ to your overall time.
  • In case you’d like to skip a clue without solving it and want to receive the next one, press the Skip this clue link. We recommend asking for a HINT before you skip a clue to make sure you are near the right spot to continue from.
  • Skipping a clue adds 20mins ‘penalty time’ to your overall time.
  • You can always close and reopen your browser – and using your same unique link, you can continue playing where you left off.

CRYPTIC CITY DISCOVERY GAME ACROSS BRATISLAVA’S GREEN SPACES – PLAY
IN SMALL TEAMS, USING YOUR SMARTPHONE

This self-guided cryptic city game across Bratislava’s green spaces is an experience where you solve 12 clues via a web app, simply using your unique link (which you receive after payment) in your smartphone’s browser. The game takes you exploring the area by the Danube, some of the city’s most beautiful parks, lesser known areas and take you near wonderful cafes. Whilst solving the cryptic clues you’ll discover stories about Bratislava and its healthy lifestyle, including tips for being active in the city.
The price for the trail is 24 Euros per team. We recommended playing with 2-5 people per team.
You can play one trail per user at a time. You can share your unique link with your teammates so everyone can see the clues. Also handy in case your phone runs out of battery. Only one person can answer.

How does it work?

  • Select and pay for the cryptic city game across Bratislava’s green spaces on www.secretcitytrails.com. You will receive a message with your unique link within 1 hour from completing the payment.
  • Start in front of the statue of M.R. Stefanik, on the square with the same name: M.R. Stefanik square. It’s in between the buildings of the Eurovea shopping mall.
  • You can play 7 days a week between 09:00 and 19:00 by opening the link in your browser on your smartphone. Simply press the Start button to begin playing the game!
  • Solve the 12 clues by typing the answers in the text box and hit the I’ve got it button to submit your answer.
  • Enjoy discovering the city and its green spaces as each correct answer takes you to your next location within walking distance.
  • Keep in mind that most answers are made up of one word only or a number.
  • For each correct answer, you’ll receive a story about Bratislava’s.
  • Ask for a hint, by clicking the I need help button, if you need a little help solving a clue. HINTS will get you nearer to the location where you need to search for the answer to your clue.
  • Please note there’s only one HINT per clue. Each HINT you ask for will add 10mins ‘penalty time’ to your overall time.
  • In case you’d like to skip a clue without solving it and want to receive the next one, hit the Skip this clue button. We recommend asking for a HINT before you skip a clue to make sure you are near the right spot to continue from.
  • Skipping a clue adds 20mins ‘penalty time’ to your overall time.
  • You can always close and reopen your browser – and using your same unique link, you can continue playing where you left off.
  • The trail ends near the old market hall in Bratislava’s centre.
  • The trail is spread across approximately 4 wonderful kilometres and takes between 1 to 2 hours to complete. However, there is no time limit on completing this trail, so enjoy your new discoveries!
  • The trail includes a break halfway near a lovely cafe.
  • Difficulty level of this game is: Easy-Medium.

Location & Timings

  • Start in front of the statue of M.R. Stefanik, on the square with the same name: M.R. Stefanik square. It’s in between the buildings of the Eurovea shopping mall. The trail can be played in between 09:00 and 19:00 every day.
  • End: The trail ends near the old market hall in Bratislava’s centre.
  • Distance & duration: The trail is spread across approximately 4 wonderful kilometres and takes between 1 to 2 hours to complete. However, there is no time limit on completing this trail, so enjoy your new discoveries!
  • Break: The trail includes a break halfway through near a lovely cafe – the recommended time for the break is 30 minutes to make sure you can enter all locations to find your answers in time.
  • Difficulty level: Easy.
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