Balthazar’s Treasure: The Cacao Quest
A real world adventure inspired by the story of Balthazar Sanchez
Welcome to Balthazar’s Treasure: The Cacao Quest! Solve the mystery and uncover the missing pages of Balthazar Sanchez’s recipe book to reveal the ultimate calorie-free chocolate recipe in this Tottenham-based treasure hunt.
Come and play – this game combines live, interactive and digital elements. You get to try out some cutting-edge technology and learn about the history of Tottenham. You tackle challenges, solve puzzles, untangle facts and discover some of Tottenham’s hidden history in an attempt to find the key to the ultimate chocolate experience.
You may not know this but our hero, Balthazar Sanchez, was a real person. He was a Spanish Moor and was the confectioner to Philip II of Spain – when he first brought chocolate to the UK in the 1600’s he settled in Tottenham as is one of the area’s long-lost treasures. Come find out more about Balthazar and Tottenham’s hidden history, including its secret HQ the ‘Tottenham Cabal’, as you explore the game.
Conceived, created and directed by Imwen Eke. Co-created with Tottenham UpLIFTers.
Tottenham UpLIFTers is a LIFT commission conceived and co-directed by Darren O’Donnell and Alice Fleming. LIFT Tottenham is supported by: Baskin Family Foundation, Esmee Fairbairn Foundation, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (UK branch), The Mercers’ Company, Paul Hamlyn Foundation, Jerwood Charitable Foundation, Foyle Foundation, Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust, The Sackler Trust, UK High Commission of Canada, Tottenham Youth Fund and the LIFT Commissioning Circle.