Cambridge Museums

Operation Survival

Location Cambridge Museums
Duration 120 mins
Team Size 1-5
Speed Low
Complexity High
Accessible? Yes, with some modifications

Take part in a high-energy game about survival across four Cambridge Museums.

To face a world in crisis a competition has been set. The Foundation for the Future is being formed. It could help humanity survive the many challenges facing our environment. It wants ideas for action. The Cambridge Act to Save the Environment society is up to the challenge, but it needs your help!

With a live leader board, 4 Museums, and clue hunting against the clock. Gather up your best team and join us for a fun and fast-paced morning in Cambridge.

It is up to you to decide how we can save the world - or learn to live with the consequences.

Think on Your Feet

Discover the secrets of the museum: Crack cryptic clues, explore hidden corners and spot tiny details. React quickly when new clues open up or old ones close. And work together - you'll need sharp minds and sharp eyes for this one.

Outwit Your Opponents

You'll have competition from up to twenty other teams of Codebreakers at the same time. There are bonus points for the first team to crack each clue - and, more importantly, not everybody gets every clue at the same time. Keep an eye out. Follow each other. Lay false trails. Stay alert. With a live leaderboard on your phone, you'll know exactly who to watch out for.

Think Quickly, Move Slowly

Operation Survival is based on our hit Citydash game - but this time there'll be nobody chasing you (and no running in the museum!). We'll keep the pressure up with twists & turns, surprise clues and timed challenges, but you won't need your running shoes for this one. The game will run across the Polar Museum, The Museum of Zoology, Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences and Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.

Something for Everybody

The game can be made accessible with some small adjustments and we're very happy to help - please let us know in advance.

Operation Survival is designed for adults (18+). No prior knowledge of codebreaking is required. You'll need to be comfortable moving around at walking pace for a couple of hours. You can join individually, or as part of a team, and be as casual or as competitive as you like.

In association with University of Cambridge Museums

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