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BOSTON, Mass. -- Sure, Boston's got game. But, Boston can also become a game.

There's a modern way to see this city that's steeped in history. Urban Adventure Quest is a new sightseeing game, available to tourists on a smart phone.

Quest1"They turn the whole city into a game board and now you and I are the pieces," says Brad Sandstrom, a visitor to Beantown who embarked on the quest alongside Fox CT's Sarah Cody.

The scavenger hunt begins on Boston Common. A participant has four chances to answer a question correctly. Each correct answer advances him to a new challenge -- and a new landmark -- to learn facts in an interactive way.

Questions include: "What material are the columns at King's Chapel made of?" The 2-mile walk features stops along the Freedom Trail, such as the Granary Burying Ground and the Old South Meeting House.Quest2

Visitors can play this online game in 38 locations across the country, including New York, Los Angeles and Chicago. Players receive points for correct answers and can compare scores to those of other participants. Folks can even form teams and compete with friends.

"It felt very different but not forced.  It was a casual walk and we were laughing the entire time!" says Sandstrom.  "The great thing about it is that you get to go at your own speed and see the city the way you want to see the city."

The Quest costs $49 for a team of 2 to 5 people. Click here for more information.

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