5 differences between escape rooms and city hunts

Nowadays, birthdays are not really celebrated in bars and tourism is no longer done through the window of a bus that takes you around town. They are no longer celebrated with friends on the bench of any park. No, what is trendy right now is more about experience, adventure, puzzles and escape games! And above all, we like to test our communication, orientation and strategy skills with friends, whatever the day of the week.

This is why Barcelona has equipped itself with several escape rooms or escape games on different themes and for several levels. But, what is there beyond the rooms from which you have to get out in 60 minutes? Good question to which we have the answer: outdoor treasure hunts or city hunts like those offered by Artemis Gymkhanas!

Here are the 5 differences differences between escape rooms city hunts :

Difference 1 – Play time

In a common escape game, the play time is generally limited. You only have one hour to find the exit. On the other hand, in an orientation game and Artemis scavenger hunts, the playing time is extended. By the way, our shortest game lasts 1h30 and the longest can last up to 3h30! You will think that an hour is more than enough, but when you stroll through a district of Barcelona in search of puzzles, it becomes difficult to stop! All the more so when the course of the game is full of surprises!

Difference 2 – The “sporty” factor

If you want to do a bit of sport, the Artemis scavenger hunt in Barcelona is a good way to achieve your daily step goal. How? By traveling through numerous cobbled streets or mountain paths, all in a race against an opposing team. At Artemis Gymkhanas, we have paper chases that allow you to cross and discover several districts of Barcelona. A good example is the game called From Born to Raval.

Difference 3 – The number of players

If you are two people, you can totally do an Artemis city hunt, but if you are 300 … you can too! Large companies such as Ikea, eDreams or Booking.com have already discovered the city through our adventures. Depending on the game, all the teams start from the starting point at the same time, or with ten minutes difference.

Difference 4- Fiction VS reality

Escape rooms have many accessories available, which allow players to fully immerse themselves in the story. As for the Artemis treasure hunts in the city, they are embedded in the past, and as we cannot change the reality of Barcelona, ​​we are doing everything possible to link it to a believable story told in a road book that accompanies the players during the course. Sometimes and depending on the game, the team of animators puts on disguises to make it easier for the players to project themselves into the past (or the future) of Barcelona.

Difference 5 – Tourism in the city

As you saw in the previous point, far from being locked in a room, Artemis city hunts and orienteering games allow you to get involved and experience Barcelona in direct contact with its inhabitants, with the shops and hidden spaces of the city.

So, escape games and treasure hunts are a fun way to team up, bond, and play beyond the popular Trivial Pursuit or classic Monopoly. These are ways to spend the afternoon (or morning) on ​​adventures and solving puzzles. But by the way, did you know that our Virus Escape paper chase is the story that precedes the Enigma escape game? A clear example that treasure hunts and escape rooms, although different, can sometimes go hand in hand.

Tell us what other differences between escape rooms and city hunts you can spot! 🙂

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New 2021 city hunts : Barcelona Romana and Bar Hunting (Poble Sec)

We want you to start 2021 on the right foot. This is why we have made every effort to offer you two new 2021 city hunts by Artemis!

After surviving a pandemic and a thousand mobility restrictions, we have two new paper chase options which will:

  1. Allow you to go out of your house and see the sun;
  2. Allow you to see your friends ous permettront de voir des amis in the safest way possible;
  3. Allow you to learn new things;
  4. Help you relive the magic of Barcelona, ​​in a mysterious and enigmatic way

What are the new games for 2021?

The first is a game that we have completely revisited. It was one of the very first Artemis Gymkhanas treasure hunts that we turned into a fictional story on the streets of the Ghotic district. It will allow you to enter old Barcino, and to know the oldest architectural remains of the Roman colony founded as a gift to retired Roman soldiers.

The second is the best option we have found to help the hotel industry. It takes place in the districts of Poble Sec and Paral·lel, which represent the twentieth-century suburb, characterized by modernist bars and a factory atmosphere. A great option if you want to know the best bars in town and taste delicious products.

Barcelona Romana – Saving Flavia

You will put yourself in the shoes of a Roman citizen who wants to find Flavia before she is sold to the slave market. You have to walk the streets of Barcino, read papyri and put history in order to discover Flavia’s slave code. Will you be able to find her before her terrible fate catches up with her?

This outdoor escape game is ideal for playing with family or adults.

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Bar Hunting – Attack on Pompeii

In 1920, an armed man hired by the employers, Inocencio Feced, planted a bomb in the Music Hall Pompeya, in Poble Sec. There were 6 dead and 18 injured but due to lack of evidence, he was released. Someone contacted you to visit the bars in the area and find the evidence that could indict him.

This treasure hunt is perfect for locals and tourists alike. It includes 3 drinks.

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Which one are you going to try first?

We have already made the tickets for the grand premiere of these games available to you. If you would like to reserve your seats, click here and let us know which game you would like to try first.

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Recruitment of a “Commercial Assistant”

OFERTA DE TRABAJO: “Asistente Comercial”
Puesto a media jornada
Incorporacíon: Diciembre 2016


Descripción de la empresa:

Empresa líder en la organización de yincanas en Barcelona desde 2014, Artemis Gymkhanas en Barcelona S.L. está dando un paso más en el crecimiento de su actividad.
Se Busca un “Asistente Comercial” cuya lengua materna sea el castellano y que podrá acompañarnos en esta fase de crecimiento y formar parte de nuestro equipo.

Descripción del puesto:
1- Tareas administrativas:
a. Creación de formatos para todos los documentos de la empresa (seguimiento de pagos, seguimiento de los juegos, planificación de los animadores…)
b. Gestión de los emails diarios (contacto con clientes y proveedores…)
c. Gestión de las solicitudes de particulares/instituciones (+ de 50% de nuestros clientes) con el apoyo de las socias de la empresa
d. Fase de preparación de los juegos:
i. Planning organizadores
ii. Preparación del material en sí
iii. Creación de la hoja de ruta, documento crucial para el buen desarrollo de la actividad

2- Tareas comerciales:
a. Búsqueda de los diferentes actores que podrían estar interesados en nuestras actividades.
b. Contacto telefónico, presentación de la actividad, acompañamiento a las citas con clientes
c. Seguimiento del ratio citas / solicitudes nuevas
d. Seguimiento de las ventas / estacionalidad

3- Animación de grupos:
a. Organización de los juegos de gran tamaño in situ
b. Responsable de la actividad
c. Acompañamiento de los grupos
d. Coordinación de los animadores


Castellano lengua materna
Inglés, francés y catalán: Nivel avanzado

Experiencia previa:
Administrativo(a), turismo, animación de grupos.

Dinámico, rigoroso, organizado, autónomo, flexible.

Ofimática (Office), Redes sociales (Facebook, linkedin, Twitter…)




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