About the game

Why settle for one Cathedral when you can build two?! This game will give you a glimpse of Liverpool’s proud and ambitious history.

You’ll explore Hope Street, the centre of the city’s gorgeous Georgian quarter. Home to eccentric Victorian pubs, theatres, street art and some of the city’s fanciest restaurants, this is the place to be.

This game is great for an afternoon or early evening.

What you’ll do

You’ll be led around the city by Captain Bess, a snarky pirate who’s testing out new recruits to join her ship!

Bess will send a series of maps, clues and directions. You follow the map and solve the clue by searching your surroundings. When you get the right answer, you’ll move on to the next place.

Don’t worry, if you get stuck you can ask for a hint and Bess’ll get you on your way!

What you’ll see

Along the way you’ll see lots of sights and Bess will tell you some fun facts about some of them. It’s a perfect way of discovering things you might want to come back to.

  • The “bombed out church” - the church without a roof, now a popular community and arts space
  • RC Metropolitan Cathedral (Paddy’s Wigwam) - famous for its futuristic space-ship appearance and whacky circular design
  • Anglican Cathedral - an extremely large cathedral with a fabulous sunken garden behind.
  • Hope street - the core of the city’s vast Georgian quarter, and home to some excellent bars and restaurants.
  • The Philharmonic Pub - Victorians at their most lavish, including Grade-II listed toilets!
  • Bold Street - home of some of the best food and independent shops.

What else you should know

  • Aim to finish before sunset—it’s near impossible to find clues in the dark! Check the sunset time
  • Bess will be scoring you! Your score is the number of clues you got right first time, without a hint. The score is only for your satisfaction, so don’t struggle needlessly!

How the game works

The game works a bit like a WhatsApp group, but on a web page instead. You don’t need to download anything and it doesn’t need any permissions.

Before you’re due to start, we’ll send you a link to the game. Open the link to join the game and share it with your team so they can join too.

Once you’re ready, Captain Bess will tell you what to do next.

What to bring

  • Smartphones with mobile data and full batteries. (It’s OK to share, but it works better if everyone has their own phone.)
  • Shoes for walking 1½ miles.
  • Waterproofs in case of bad weather.
  • Wit, cunning and an adventurous spirit!

£ per person