City Games


Finding clues, solving puzzles and overcoming tests: these are the basic elements for some fun games that can be played in the city, thanks to the proposals of Sato Code and Foxtrail. The paths lead through the historic center and into the most enchanting places of the chosen town, looking for clues that can be hidden ewerywhere: in the secondary entrance of a theater, in a contemporary work of art, or even in a move of a virtual chess game. The real world and the digital one merge in a succession of challenges that become more complex with each step.


Sato Code - Escape Room through the city

Discover Ascona, Bellinzona, Locarno or Lugano in an funny way, like you have never seen them before, thanks to Sato Code. A game in real life, an immersive experience with no boundaries around a different theme in each city.
Just like in an escape room, you have to find hidden clues, solve puzzles and tackle challenges, but without being locked up in a room because the game's path winds through the historic centres.
The clues can be ewerywhere: on the facade of a church, in the secondary entrance of a theater, in the window of a contemporary art gallery, or in a library; the virtual and the real world merge.
The game can be started at any time, day or night. Just reach the established starting point, usually in the city centre, open the Sato Code App and get ready to find the first clue. Once you have solved the problem, you will receive directions to reach the next stage and so on. The challenges become increasingly complex, until the final test.

Sato Code is a team game and requires at least 2 participants, each equipped with a smartphone and an internet connection. By downloading the Sato Code App on the mobile phone everyone receives different pieces of information and, like in a puzzle, to make it through the game you need to combine them.

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Galileo - Foxtrail Lugano

Another amusing treasure hunt to discover the city of Lugano. The teams, consisting of a minimum of two people, follow the tracks of a wily fox in order to find and decipher secret messages or hidden clues and embark upon special missions. The trail starts from the Lugano Railway Station and is particularly suitable for families.
Participants set off along the trail equipped with material provided by the organizer, tickets and a cell phone. As the trail continues, the ‘hunters’ will find themselves tackling tasks based on puzzle-solving and courage. For example, in order not to lose the fox’s tracks, they must decipher the meaning of ancient inscriptions, follow a specific clue or ask for information via SMS. If participants find themselves in difficulty while following the trail, they can always contact the organizer’s helpline, which will help them get back on track.

It is necessary to book online on the website, where you can find all the directions for the game

Tourist Office Lugano
Info Point Stazione FFS
Tel. +41 (0)58 220 65 00


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