Alnwick treasure trail

Sundial by frances
Newcastle Upon Tyne, England
March 25, 2016 6:17pm CST
Back in December my parents bought two map games from a local craft fair. Each surrounds a theme (today's was a murder mystery) and they are small pamphlets with a series of clues that are solved by following the directions around a town and looking for the answers. The ones they bought are for two local towns, but you can get them for different towns in the uk. The one we followed was good fun, and we saw lots of things in the town we've never noticed before, we didn't find the murderer though as one of the clues was for a plaque on the wall which had been removed so my mum has emailed them to tell them and ask for the answer. It was a fun day though and I'm looking forward to the next one. The sundial was the first clue
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• United States
25 Mar 16
what a beaut that most certainly is! sounds like great fun 'n a way to get folks to 'ppreciate more'f their surroundin's whilst havin' a grand time with family/'r friends. that would'a been most irritatin' to find that plaque removed. hopefully yer mum'll get'n answer quickly. big hugs!
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• Newcastle Upon Tyne, England
27 Mar 16
It was great fun, and interesting. Hopefully she will get the missing clue, and they can fix their other maps
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@jaboUK (55201)
• United Kingdom
25 Mar 16
That sounds like fun, but clues shouldn't disappear like that!
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• Newcastle Upon Tyne, England
26 Mar 16
The plaque that's vanished was a civic centre one so I can see why whoever designed it thought it would still be there, we only found out as after 10 minutes of searching a small street my mum asked in a cafe.
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@PainsOnSlate (20652)
• Canada
17 Jun 16
That sound like a lot of fun. I've never heard of that game/search for clues, Love the idea.
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• Newcastle Upon Tyne, England
19 Jun 16
They're good fun to do.
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@Fleura (7278)
• United Kingdom
27 Mar 16
If they've made a series around the country it can't be easy to keep on top of all the things that might be moved, so well done for letting them know!
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• Newcastle Upon Tyne, England
27 Mar 16
I thought that, and it was a plaque put up by the local civic society so you wouldn't expect someone to take it down.
@CRK109 (14403)
• United States
25 Mar 16
I wish we had those around here! I would love to participate! :)
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• Newcastle Upon Tyne, England
27 Mar 16
It was good fun.
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@rina110383 (24069)
25 Mar 16
Haven't seen a map game, though I've read them from books. I wish I could also find one.
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• Newcastle Upon Tyne, England
27 Mar 16
This one was good fun.
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• United States
25 Mar 16
That sounds like it would be a lot of fun. However, were these based on true historical events or made up?
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• Newcastle Upon Tyne, England
27 Mar 16
The murder mystery was made up, but the answers were all based on real buildings or events,
@Lucky15 (33687)
• Philippines
25 Mar 16
looking at it, i know of sundial, we still have one here in the province, i am not sure if only in the country i would love to join you with the map games :D
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• Newcastle Upon Tyne, England
27 Mar 16
They are quite rare these days.
@sueznewz2 (10161)
• Alicante, Spain
28 Mar 16
That sounds like fun.... have you got a website address for them, so I can have a look..?