I've never played a game like this, what does it involve?

Detective Hero games are outdoor murder mysteries where you are the detective. You and your team mates will use your wits to piece together the evidence and clues, solve the crime and expose the murderer! 

Using the app’s built-in map, you’ll navigate around the city centre, discovering virtual characters and clues. Some of these characters are suspects, others are witnesses. 

Each of the characters will give you detailed information to lead you closer to solving the murder mystery. Some clues may be red herrings, and some dastardly characters may not tell you the truth. It’s up to you to decide!

If you like escape rooms, murder mysteries or board games, you’ll probably enjoy Detective Hero.

It’s a fun challenge to do with friends, family or a date, outdoors in your local city. 

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What kind of phone do I need?

The app works on Android and iOS, and you’ll need GPS turned on.

How long does a game take?

Approximately 2-3 hours. We estimate walking around the route and gathering clues may take around two hours, with the following hour for deductions and solving the case.

Your game will be available for 10 hours on your selected date. The start and end times are on your ticket, and your team can start whenever you like between these times. You can spend most of the day completing a game, or just a couple of hours – it’s up to you.

You might like to walk around collecting all the items outside first, then review the information at your leisure and solve the case once you’re back home.

How many people can be in my team?

We recommend team sizes of two to five players. Of course you can play the game by yourself but it’s more fun playing with other people, so you can discuss the evidence together. 

Teams with more than five players means it’s difficult for everyone to be actively involved. If you have a larger group we recommend splitting into two teams.

Can I buy a ticket as a gift?

Of course you can. Get in touch with us to find out more.

Are the games accessible?

Detective Hero murder mysteries take place outdoors in city centres, in public spaces. The game is spread out over roughly one square mile. Accessibility will vary according to city, but care will be taken to avoid setting content in inaccessible places wherever possible. For detailed information on accessibility for a specific game, contact us.

Are the games suitable for children?

Detective Hero games are designed to be played by adults. Children are welcome to participate in teams alongside adults, and may enjoy hunting for clues, but some game content may not be suitable for younger children. Detective Hero games are not intended to be gory or scary, but they do explore adult themes such as violence and illegal drug use. The Detective Hero app has been rated 12+ by the Google Play Store.

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