Click on “play now” and you’ll be led to a page where you donate £3.50 to Child.org to receive a PDF with your clues. Follow them round Wikipedia as fast as you can to find the treasure! There might be a few puzzles, most clues just involve searching the page for the right information.
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
The Wikipedia Treasure Hunt is most fun when you race your friends – just arrange to start the hunt at the same time (each person on their own laptop). At the end of each hunt there’s an image you can share in your group chat when you’re done – the first person to share the image wins!
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.
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.