In general

How long does it take to complete the game?

The treasure hunt takes about two hours. Be sure to start before 3 pm, so that you reach the finish by 5 pm for an additional surprise. You can find the entire route here.

How many kilometres will I have to walk?

The route is approximately 3 km. You can find the entire route here.  

Where does the treasure hunt start?

The treasure hunt starts at the Old Fish Market at Sint-Veerleplein square in Ghent. Fosfor the Dragon then shows you the way and takes you on a journey along various highlights of the city centre.  You can find the entire route here.  

For children of what ages is the application suitable?

The treasure hunt is suitable for children aged between 5 and 12, but younger children can also take part with the help of an adult.

Is the route suitable for a pram?  

It’s perfectly possible to go on the treasure hunt with a pram.  The route passes 2 flights of stairs, but they can easily be avoided by making a small detour.  You can see the detours here (dotted lines).    


How can I download the app?

You can download the application free of charge via the Google Play Store (Android) or the Apple App Store (iOS).The tourist office of VisitGent (starting point of the treasure hunt) has free WiFi to download the app.  


What is the aim of the game?

Fosfor the Dragon has lost his glasses in Ghent and needs your help. Together with him, you go looking for them along the route he took yesterday. Along the way, you complete a series of task and find out some interesting facts about Ghent. 

How do I start?
  • Open the game. 
  • You'll see a map with all of the locations where Fosfor the Dragon was yesterday (little flames on the map). He must have lost his glasses at one of those places. 
  • Do you see Fosfor the Dragon on the map? Click on his nose to go to the first location. Follow the blue arrow and walk to the location (marked with a red icon on the map). The application will count down how many metres you are away from this spot.    
  • As soon as you reach the location, you’ll get your first task.  
  • Complete the task. No glasses found? Fosfor the Dragon will change the flame into crossed out glasses. That way, you can keep track of where you’ve looked for his glasses.  
  • Go to the next location by clicking Fosfor the Dragon’s nose again and repeat the steps above.  
How do I go to the next task?
  • Click on the Fosfor the Dragon icon on the map 
  • Go the suggested location 
  • The task will open as soon as you reach the location 
How do I restart the game?
  • Go the home screen of the application and click on the restart button on the bottom 


How can I set the language of the game?

You can set the language of the game by clicking on the flag in the bottom left corner of the home screen. The application is available in the following languages:  

  • Dutch 
  • French 
  • English 
  • German 
  • Spanish

Technical problems

The game doesn’t load or crashes on startup
  • Close the application completely and restart the game.  
  • No luck? Restart your smartphone or tablet and try reopening the application. 
  • If the above steps don’t work, delete the application from your device and reinstall it. 
My location doesn’t load on the map or isn‘t correct
  • Check if your location setting is enabled:  
  • Open your devices’ settings 
  • Click on privacy > location setting > Fosfor 
  • Activate ‘when using the app' and 'exact location’ 
  • Go back to the application 
  • No luck? Close the application and open another application that uses your location setting (maps for example). Reopen the Fosfor the Dragon application and check your location. 
  • If the above steps don’t work, use the SOS button on the bottom of the map. 


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Route of the treasure hunt 

Fosfor the Dragon will show you the way, but you can also find the route below.  If you are doing the treasure hunt with a pram,  you can follow the dotted lines to make a small detour.