We play a new Wikipedia Treasure Hunt every alternate Saturday at 7.30pm. A post in the Facebook event starts the hunt, you pay to get the clues, follow them round Wikipedia as fast as you can, and post in the Facebook event to complete the hunt.
Created for fun, by our friends.
The Wikipedia Treasure Hunt was invented by Ben Sheppard. The clues are written by Sam Wong, New Scientist journalist and crossword setter.
winning time for the original Wikipedia Treasure Hunt
players so far
total raised for Child.org
Most people finish in about 40 minutes. The winning time for the first hunt was 26 minutes. My mum took about 2.5 hours, but she enjoyed every minute.
To get the clues and start the hunt, you need to contribute £3.50 to Child.org.
The hunt is designed for adults, but there’s nothing inappropriate and kids are welcome to have a go. We have more fun treasure hunts for kids here.
You need to join a Facebook event to join in with the live race when a new hunt is launched. To race independently, just get some competitive friends together in your group chat of preference and start here.