Recently, a strange event popped up in the timelines of the many escapers that are based in Athens. A company that few have heard of in the past will be running a very unusual and unique game. Let’s see what this is all about:
The mysterious event
Think you have what it takes to catch a killer? Now is your chance to put your detective skills to the test.
CluedUpp is the award-winning British detective game that’s just like a giant, outdoor version of the board game Cluedo – and it’s happening in Athens on October 26th 2019
Set in 1960’s London, your team of detectives will be tasked with solving the double murder of the notorious “Kray Brothers”. Will you be able to solve the clues, unlock the drama and crack the case in time?
What: A giant detective adventure played all across the city!
Where: Historic Centre, Athens
When: October 26th 2019
Start Time: Between 10:00 and 13:00 – Finish before 17:00
Cost: From 40 euros per team of up to six adults
Game Title: The Latest Krays
To play, you’ll need:
– A team of detectives (up to 6 players per team)
– Access to a Smartphone (Android or iOS compatible)
– A great team name
– Awesome murder mystery fancy dress (dressing up is optional but good fun!)
Prizes Awarded To:
– Fastest team
– Best fancy dress (murder mystery theme)
– Best team picture
– Best team name
– Best little detective (kids prize)
– Best K-9 detective (dogs prize)
CluedUpp mysteries unfold virtually, via our award-winning app and the game is entirely self-guided on the day. Over 100 detective teams are expected to take part. Can you beat the competition and solve the crime first?
P.S. You only need to purchase 1 ticket per team of 6 adults. Children under 16 can play as extra for FREE. Please note that the game is not designed to be played or solved by children on their own.
Tickets now available: https://www.cluedupp.com/athens.html
Right from the start, you get the feeling that this will be entirely different from what we have experienced in the past. For one, this is the first event that is simultaneously kids and dog friendly, featuring two different awards for the respective categories.
But who are these guys? How come no one has heard of them before and, most importantly, can they deliver what they promise?
The people behind it
It turns out, this isn’t their first rodeo. According to their website, “CluedUpp Games is an award-winning British games studio that specializes in creating unique, outdoor adventure games.” And they do it a lot. They run plenty events of the same type each week, and they do it all over the world. In fact, at the same time and date with our event, there will be several of the same type running in other countries:
How do they do it?
There is a factor here that separates this game from all the other outdoor games we had in Athens so far, that is easy to overlook. The entire game is digital, it will be run through an app – this is why the company’s name is CluedUpp, with double “p”. There will be absolutely no physical presence of the company in Athens whatsoever!
The app is available in both iOs & Android stores. Each team will be able to choose their own starting time, between 10.00 and 13.00 and move at their own pace. You will be visiting places, and when you are in the appropriate vicinity you will be able to interview a virtual suspect through the app, taking statements and comparing notes Cluedo style. As you can guess, the game will be in English.
Note that this is NOT a puzzle game, in the sense that you will not be faced with a series of puzzles that each leads you to the next, but rather with a Whodunnit mystery, in which the only thing you will need to solve will be the case. Or at least that is the feeling I get from watching this video:
This is vastly different from what we are used to so far, and it’s definitely a step towards a new direction.