Richard the Third's Leicester

4.25 (4 ratings)
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Follow the shadowy society through the streets of medieval Leicester, and crack the cryptic codes and clues to unlock fascinating history and dark legends.Walking in the footsteps of Richard III, you’ll see the good, the bad, and the ugly of medieval life.Can you survive the Wars of the Roses unscathed?
No booking needed. Just download the app, add it to your quests and start playing.
  • Game ends in another place than it starts
  • Cross the street carefully
  • Pause, continue exploring at your own pace or replay at any time.
  • Some checkpoints may contain temporary construction work
  • We recommend not playing at night
  • If the weather gets cold, you can pause and go inside to warm up at almost any location in the game

Places you will visit


It will take you

148-178 mins

You will walk

3940 steps

Total distance

3 km


  • Follow in the footsteps of Richard III

  • Meet Leicester’s great and good, from legendary kings to hardened criminals

  • Be surrounded by over 6 centuries of history

  • Shiver at ghosts like Black Annis and the white lady of the hall


You are a humble doctor, working in a hospital in medieval Leicester. Between the raging conflict between would-be kings and your usual patients, you have your work cut out for you. 

But when a mysterious patient, and a criminal at that, gives you a mysterious message, you’re thrown into a baffling journey around your city, at the whim of a shadowy society.

Can you find out what they want with you, and decipher their coded messages?

Game route

Starting point Trinity Hospital
Trinity House, Leicester LE2 8FN, UK
Finish point Richard III Centre
4A St Martins, Leicester LE1 5DB, UK
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Get the app and you're all set

Download it, choose your route and just walk to the starting point.

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Ratings and Reviews


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That Nerd

05 Apr 2023
A great tour through the city’s history with an engaging story to take you through it.

GM Randall

14 Mar 2023

Madeleine Helme

18 Feb 2023


16 May 2023
Decent for a beta - some of the code puzzles are exceptionally tricky for kids, couple of the maps (stage 2 for example) lead to the wrong place

What does a
game look like?

  • Discover new places

    As you walk and tour around the city, you will visit new cool places.

  • Solve puzzles, crack riddles

    You will test your wits and exploring abilities with fun challenges.

  • Learn fun history

    Each place comes with its own bit of history that you'll discover as you walk.

  • Role-play

    Put yourself in the shoes of a famous fictional character and play out their story.


That Nerd
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Madeleine Helme
3730 XP
3263 XP