Secrets and Treasures in Muswell Hill is a fun, original way to explore and celebrate one of London’s most interesting, friendly, and stylish local communities. This welcoming, residential ‘village on a hill’ is an area rich in cultural history and personality, a stone’s throw from the heart of London. By visiting the clue locations in this treasure hunt game and solving the puzzles, you have the chance to win rewards and prizes!
The game takes place in a smartphone app and is FREE to download, play and enter (subject to your standard network charges). As you explore, use our archive postcards to take a look back at how things have changed. Discover how Muswell Hill embraces its people, businesses and the environment today and continues to be regenerated as a great place to live, work and play.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE PRIZE COMPETITION FOR THIS TREASURE HUNT IS NOW CLOSED. FOR DETAILS OF WINNERS PLEASE CONTACT MUSWELL HILL TRADERS GROUP.
The App may still be downloaded and enjoyed as a treasure hunt activity to help you explore Muswell Hill, however the competition elements will shortly be removed.
Discover the Secrets and Treasures in Muswell Hill and YOU could win the Muswell Hill Diamond, worth £1000! To qualify for the glittering prize draw for this and other Muswell Hill treasures you will need to find, solve and answer every clue correctly. Only the most diligent explorers will be able to go on to solve the final puzzling clue and be in with a chance of winning the diamond.
Every category which you have correctly completed, each comprising 4 clues, offers you the chance to win additional prizes worth over £50, by submitting the answer ‘nearest the bull’ in a question given at the end of every game category.
The competition element of this game closes at midnight on Monday 28th May 2012. Winners will be announced and contacted w/c June 4th 2012.
Download Secrets and Treasures in Muswell Hill from the iPhone App Store or Android Market from within your smartphone or by visiting one of the links on the right (coming soon).
Who is behind Secrets and Treasures in Muswell Hill?
The game was commissioned by Muswell Hill Traders Group and funded from the Mayor of London's Outer London Fund. Other people involved include Treasure Trails Greater London, Digital Trails Ltd. and Designed by Good People.
Do I have to complete the Trail in one go?
No, you can complete the game as and when you wish. However bear in mind the competition cut-off date of 28th May 2012.
Can we still play the game after the closing date?
Yes, you can continue to play Secrets and Treasures in Muswell Hill for as long as it remains on your smartphone, but after 28th May 2012 it will be 'just for fun'!
Can I do this game at any time of day?
Some of the clues are sited inside shop premises or other community buildings. Others would be hard to find after dark, so we advise you to take part in the hunt during daylight and shop-opening hours.
How does GPS feature in the game?
GPS helps you to find clues by triggering when you are in their proximity. The in-game map shows you where you are in relation to the clues.
Do I have to use GPS?
No, we understand that sometimes GPS uses too much battery power and can behave unexpectedly. You can deactivate it for your phone and use the map to locate and visit the clues.
I've looked everywhere and I can't find one of the clues!
Yes, some of them are slightly tricky, but then, there's a diamond at stake! Our advice is to look up, down and all around you. For some clues you may well need to ask someone for information.
What happens if I think a clue has been removed or obscured?
Please send us a message
What happens if I get a clue wrong?
You will be told if your answer is incorrect. You then have 6 chances or retries across the entire game. Use them wisely! In order to proceed to the final clue and your chance to win the diamond you will need to solve every clue correctly.
So if I get a clue wrong and have used up all my lives, I can't win?
Correct. However you can still have fun exploring and completing the game, and you may still be able to win a category prize.
I've got other questions or support issues with this app.
Please send us a message.
1. This competition is open to all residents of the UK, except for members of the Muswell Hill Traders Group, their employees and their families or anyone else associated with this competition. 2. First prize is a solitaire diamond worth £1000 RRP with 2 runner-up prizes of Muswell Hill goody bags worth over £70 each. Category prizes are Muswell Hill goody bags worth approximately £50 each. 3. Prizes are as stated and no cash substitutions are available. 4. Entry to the competition requires the use of a compatible smartphone. 5. Only one entry is permitted per app install instance. 6. The winner of the 1st prize diamond and two runners up will be drawn at random from all entries received by midnight on May 28th 2012. 7. Winners' names will be available upon request to Muswell Hill Traders Group. 8. In the world of the mobile internet all sorts of things can go wrong which are beyond our control. Therefore submission of a correct entry does not imply receipt. 9. The decision of the judges is final and no correspondence will be entered into. 10. Submission of an entry will be taken to mean acceptance of these terms and conditions. 11. Events may occur that render the competition itself or the awarding of the prizes impossible due to reasons beyond the control of the promoter and accordingly the promoter may at its absolute discretion vary or amend the promotion and the entrant agrees that no liability shall attach to the promoter as a result thereof. 12. English law applies and the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts shall prevail. 13. Please remember that you are responsible for the safety of yourself and your party whilst completing the trail. 14. Personal data submitted in the course of the competition is subject to UK Data Privacy laws and will be used purely for contact purposes in connection with this competition, unless indicated otherwise by the participant during answer submission.
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