TagTap is a new family-friendly game that aims to get people exploring Chesterfield – on foot or by pushbike – backed as part of a Chesterfield Borough Council project.
TagTap JTH (Join The Hunt) is a free exploration-based game created by local family man Peter Hunt after he and his family enjoyed playing the popular Beat The Street game.
Inspired by its ability to encourage people to get out and about, the council has joined forces with Peter to back the smartphone-based game as part of its Year of Outdoors project.
Peter Hunt, the creator of TagTap JTH explained: “I initially thought of TagTap JTH during lockdown as a fun way for my kids to get active but also with the element of a clue or question to find the next location as a sneaky way to incorporate a bit of education. After setting up a small game in the New and Old Whittington areas and inviting others to have a go it really took on a life of its own. We have only had extremely positive feedback and everyone that plays it absolutely loves it.
“We have extended the game to cover the whole of the chesterfield borough area with well over 350 tags, we hope this will give everyone young and old a chance to have a go at the game and to get active. Our main objective is to get people out and active in a fun way, so lets do it together, get competing and winning some prizes. Best of all it’s free.”
The game has starting locations around the borough which you can find listed in the app. Simply head to one of these TagTaps then, with the app open on your phone, tap the point and you’ll be given clues to find the next location, solve the clues and hunt out the next point.
There is a leaderboard of players and participants will need to find as many points as possible to be named the TagTap Champion.
The game will run all year but the championship will be time limited meaning hunters will need to be quick to work their way up the leaderboard. There will also be a competition amongst schools later in the year.
Find out more about TagTap JTH, download the apps for free and start playing:
Chesterfield’s Year of Outdoors encourages us to explore Chesterfield's parks and open spaces by providing a range of free or low cost ideas and activities to get involved in.