Time Out Discovery Game Lisbon: The Tiles & Tales of Graca & Alfama


Developed in collaboration with Time Out Lisbon, this city discovery game takes you exploring the tiles and tales of Graca, Castelo, Alfama and Santa Clara. You’ll solve 24 cryptic clues and explore the most charming streets of these neighbourhoods, enjoy fabulous views and curious street art. Along the way you’ll unlock forgotten stories and a surprise two-for-one deal in one of our favourite spots.

This game is played via our web app, meaning it works in any smartphone’s browser, and you don’t have to download anything. All you need to do is open the link you’ll receive via email after making your payment. Do make sure to check your spam/promotions folder, just in case!

This adventure typically takes 2-3 hours. The price is 21.00 euros per team of 2-5 people.

You can play one trail per user at a time. Only one player per team, the team captain, should be submitting the answers. If you run out of battery, just share your playing link with one of your teammates so they can pick up where you left off.


How Does It Work?

  • Start location & playing times: This urban adventure starts on the Miradouro de Nossa Senhora do Monte, in Graca. This game can be played starting between 11:00 and 15:00, Tuesday-Sunday.
  • Playing the game: To start playing, open the link you received after purchase. It will open the web app in your phone’s browser. Then simply tap the Play button to start solving your first clue. Keep in mind that as soon as you hit Play, the clock starts ticking.
  • Solving the riddles: Solve the 24 riddles by typing the answers in the text box and tapping the tick button to submit your answer.
  • Hints: If you need a little help, ask for a hint. Hints will get you nearer the location where you can find the answer to your clue. Note there’s only one hint per clue. Each hint you ask for will add 10 minutes of ‘penalty time’ to your overall time.
  • Skipping: In case you’d like to skip a clue without solving it, tap Skip this clue. We recommended always asking for a hint before skipping to make sure you’re in the right location to continue from. Skipping a clue adds 20 minutes ‘penalty time’ to your overall time.
  • End location: This game ends near Campo de Santa Clara.

And just so you know,

  • The answers to some clues are hidden inside places we like. We don’t take commission for bringing you there – we simply believe they add something extra to your experience.
  • You (the team captain) can always close and reopen your unique link in your phone’s browser – and you can continue playing where you left off until one week after starting the game (handy in case it starts raining!).
  • While most teams take between 2-3 hours of walking to play this trail around Graca, Castelo Alfama and Santa Clara, there is no time limit on completing this route, so take you time and enjoy your new discoveries.


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