There are eight simple steps to play the game.
This is an online and offline game where you become an explorer and win super-duper Badges! You will discover hidden, extraordinary, important and historical stories at different locations throughout the UK. You and your friends, family and/or Guardians will uncover 400 million years of natural and human stories through a series of daring missions. Complete the missions successfully and answer questions correctly to WIN Location Badges and The Games Explorer Badge.
Are you ready to Discover Explore?
In order to play, you'll need to Join Up. Go to the home page, click on the Join Up button and follow the instructions to Become an Explorer and Create a Profile. You only have to do this once, so when you next come back to the website all you have to do is Log In via the link at the top right of the home page.
Don't forget your user name and password – you'll need it each time you log in!
Once you've joined up you'll be asked to Create an Explorer Profile. This is really fun and allows you to create your own Explorer Name and choose a memorable password. In order to activate your account you'll need to enter your email address if you have one. If you're under 13 you probably won't have an email account. You will need to get permission from a parent or guardian who can enter their email address for you.
Once -your profile is created you'll be sent a confirmation email. You'll need to click on the link to verify your account. You can then personalise your profile with a picture.
Now you are ready to go Discover Explore!
Simply log in each time you want to play. The log in button is at the top right of the home page.
NB: Don't forget to write your Explorer Name and Password down and keep it somewhere safe – you'll need to remember it each time you log in.
There are various locations your can you discover and explore.
You can choose which location you want to visit in several different ways:
Each Location page has more for you to explore including pictures, Top Survival Tips, Important Info for Grown Ups, the Missions and an Explorer Pack.
Before setting out, download the Explorer Pack for each location. Look out for the download button. The Explorer Pack includes information on the location, a map, top survival tips, info for grown ups and the missions. You can save them to any device that can read a PDF or print them out.
NB: Who are you going to be exploring with - your parents, teacher, friends or guardian? It's really important to decide which Locations you are going to visit with your fellow explorers. Many of the places that you explore will not have access to the internet. The Explorer Pack is your essential guide for you and your fellow explorers.
Remember, this is not a solo adventure – you need your fellow explorers to get you there and help you Discover Explore!
NB: Make sure you spell your answer correctly. Numbers should also be spelt out e.g. one, two, three.
It's really important that you read the Survival Guide before you head off on your adventure. This gives you essential information about how to complete the missions as safely as possible. We also provide Top Survival Tips specific to each location on the Location Page and in your Explorer Pack.
It's also important for your parent or guardian to read the Info for Grown Ups page. This offers top tips on how to prepare for your exploration and what is available at each location.
You can keep an Explorer Log to record your experiences. This can be found on your profile page.
This is a downloadable pack with all the essential information you need for your adventure.
You can access it from the menu on the Home Page, the Location pages or the Mission pages.
The Explorer Pack includes information on the location, a map, top survival tips, info for grown ups and the missions.
The Explorer Pack includes an Award Page to keep a record of your successes including a space for you to stick your badges and reward, or shame your fellow explorers.
Not all locations have access to WIFI so before setting out we suggest you download the Explorer Pack for each location you choose to visit.
You can also save them to any device that can read a PDF.
Discover Explore has been built by The Workshop. It is part of Discovering Places which is principally funded by the National Lottery through the Olympic Lottery Distributor
Discovering Places is delivered in partnership between The Heritage Alliance and London 2012 Cultural Olympiad.
Original artwork by Tom Morgan-Jones & The Geography Collective.