Time Out Discovery Game Porto: The Secrets of Gardens of The Crystal Palace

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 1 customer rating
(2 customer reviews)


Developed in collaboration with Time Out Portugal, this green discovery game takes you exploring the fairytale-like Jardins do Palácio de Cristal (Gardens of the Cristal Palace). You’ll solve 13 riddles and explore the gorgeous views, hidden paths and unique statues and art. Along the way you’ll unlock questions for curious conversations.
13 riddles to solve.
1-2 hours to complete the game (there’s no time-limit though, so enjoy your green discoveries).

This discovery game starts at the main entrance of Jardins do Palácio de Cristal.

This trail ends at Cais das Pedras.

This route can be played starting between 09.00 and 17.00, Monday-Sunday, 7 days a week.

Price per game is for a team of 1 to 5 people.

How to play:

  • Pre-game: Play on your own, or in a team. We recommend teams of max. 5 players.
  • Playing the game: To start playing, open the link you received upon purchase. It will open the web app in your phone’s browser. Then simply tap the “Play” button to start solving your first riddle. Keep in mind that as soon as you hit “Play”, the clock starts ticking.
  • Solving the riddles: Solve the 13 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 riddle. Note there’s only one hint per riddle. 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 riddle without solving it, tap Skip this riddle. We recommended always asking for a hint before skipping to make sure you’re in the right location to continue from. Skipping a riddle adds 20 minutes ‘penalty time’ to your overall time.


And just so you know,

  • 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 the unlikely event of rain!).
  • While most teams take between 1-2 hours of walking to play this game in the beautiful gardens, there is no time limit on completing this route, so take your time and enjoy your new discoveries.

2 reviews for Time Out Discovery Game Porto: The Secrets of Gardens of The Crystal Palace

  1. Rated 5 out of 5


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