Curious Oxford: The Watch Thief

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Step into the historic streets of Oxford as the sole heir of the legendary watchmaker, Alfred Du Pont. Proudly adorning your wrist is his magnum opus, a mesmerizing timepiece etched with mysterious symbols and bearing an enigmatic, uneven tick. 

But as you ponder its secrets amidst the bustling crowd, disaster strikes—a cunning thief seizes the moment and your treasured inheritance vanishes. Embark on a thrilling chase through the cobblestone lanes of Oxford, deciphering cryptic clues and unraveling the legacy of the greatest watchmaker in history. 

Will you reclaim Du Pont's masterwork before time runs out?


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You are the sole heir of Alfred Du Pont, the greatest watchmaker in history.

You come to Oxford wearing your inheritance: his final watch, his masterwork. It is covered in ancient sigils and mathematical symbols. You study it as the crowd brushes by, listening to its irregular tick...why did he tell you to bring it here?

Someone bumps into you. You apologise. You look down at your wrist again. The watch is gone! You glimpse the thief push through the crowd. You give chase

Experience's route

Starting point The Heads
Broad St, Oxford OX1 3AZ, UK
Finish point The Chalkboard
Broad St, Oxford OX1 3AZ, UK

Places you will visit


It will take you

54-84 mins

You will walk

4200 steps

Total distance

3.2 km

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