Take part in a high-energy game for survival across four University of Cambridge Museums.

Fire Hazard Games and the University of Cambridge Museums team up after the success of ‘Cambridge Codebreakers: The Last Secret’ to bring you Operation Survival.

To face a world in crisis, a competition has been set to create the Foundation for the Future, which could help humanity survive the many challenges facing the environment in the coming years. The society is up to the challenge of designing a proposal to the foundation, but only with your help!

With a live leaderboard, cryptic clues, surprise challenges and roaming characters your team will have to be curious, cooperative and clever to come out on top.

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

Duration 2 hours
Location Cambridge Museums
Accessible? Yes, with some modifications
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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.

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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.