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How many people are in a team?

Teams are between 2-6 players.  Once you have more than 6 players, you will be given another detective kit and will compete against each other.

How much time does a game take?

Games at your own pace and can take from as little as one hour, up to two hours.

Are there actors involved in the game?

You will meet Detective Watson at the start and end of the game.  Everyone in between will be the general public.  This doesn't mean you can't play a character - see our suggestions.


Do I have to be physically fit to play?

The game takes place on the streets of the CBD and covers roughly 2.2 kilometers.  There are no stairs and the ground is mostly flat.

​​​Do I need to bring anything?

The detective kit contains everything you need to play the game.  We recommend to bring a bottle of water and to dress appropriately for the weather.  Please bear in mind the game is played outside and you will be walking about 2.2 kilometres. 

Is there a minimum age requirement?

The game is aimed at people aged 13 and above.  Any participant under the age of 18 will require a legal parent or guardian to accompany each team.

Where does the game take place?

The game takes place in the CBD, near the Queen Street Mall.

Is the game based on an app?

No, use your detective kit and its contents to complete challenges.  You will be given a map to help navigate.

Where does the game start?

The game starts in the CBD, less than five minutes walk from Central Station.  You will receive an email with the secret location.


What if it is raining?

Our games still proceed if there is rain forecast and suggest to bring an umbrella or two.  In case of weather warnings, games may be postponed.

What do I do if I am running late?

Aim to arrive at least 10 minutes prior to your game time.  Your game time is unique to your booking and cannot be guaranteed if late to your scheduled time.

Are there toilets on the route?

There are public toilets located at King George Square.

Can I join my friends if I have played before?

You are more than welcome to join your friends if you have played the game before.  The walk around the city is a great way to catch up between challenges.

Can I play if I have had alcoholic drinks?

Any player who is intoxicated will be refused to play.  We can help organise a venue for after the game.

What are your cancellation conditions?

Refer to the terms and conditions of participating.

What is your COVID safe plan?

Due to the ongoing pandemic, games can be postponed due to orders from the Health department.  We encourage social distancing of 1.5m and if this is not possible, the use of a mask is suggested.

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