Norwich Casefile: Appearance of the Obeli

Mar 24 2018 10:00 - 16:00

Norwich, Cathedral Quarter, NR1 Norwich


12 Secret locations across Norwich host this truly exciting day out like nothing else...

Delve into Norwich's past in a thrilling one-day adventure for all ages as you examine the file, question real witnesses, collect the clues and try to solve an all new incredible case.



TOP FAMILY PRIZE - points awarded for costumes and speed, winner's get an awesome undercover spy kit!

Players will be able to collect their casefiles at any time in the morning from 10am-12pm and begin their adventure by following the threads of information - wherever they may take them.

The game will take approximately 2-3 hours to play with players free to complete it at any time until 4pm.

A special trail sheet is provided for 4-8 year-olds that they can play alongside the main game.

Norwich Business Improvement District are proud to present this new live adventure game in partnership with Casebook Events. Cryptic Escape have kindly volunteered to host the collection point for the game.

The story so far...

The year was 1867, while researching in the Norwich Cathedral archives an inconspicuous local author called Anna Sewell came across a long forgotten text that seemed to speak of the supernatural. Very soon the three symbols from the manuscript started appearing around the city. After a week Sewell had decoded it as some kind of ritual and their meanings as: truth, fire and death. Arriving at the scene the next day she was too late, an innocent woman was found murdered nearby.

Now, exactly 150 years later, it could be happening again. Having received a ominous video message Detective Ranney has once again enlisted your help with this new case. It's been a week already and the race is on, with Sewell's old notes and contemporary clues, you must solve the mystery of the Obeli and save the next victim before it's too late.

Please Note - The collection point will be from Cryptic Escape, Augustine Steward House 14 Tombland, Norwich NR3 1HF.

On event day players need to bring their printed tickets to the collection point from 10am-12pm. Players then have until 4pm to finish the game - it should take between 2-3 hours to complete.

IMPORTANT - Please Note:

l Twitter - As part of the game one player from each team needs to have an accessible Twitter account, if nobody does then you can still play but will have to use our Facebook messaging service instead.

l Accessibility - We aim to include only wheelchair accessible locations but cannot always guarantee access, in the unlikely event that access is difficult another member of the team can go in and collect or record the clue.

l Smartphone/tablet Necessary - As part of the game players will MUST have internet access and the ability to watch videos. However, most locations do have free WIFI available.

l Under 12’s - Must be accompanied by an adult to gain free passes. They must be registered on the accompanying adult's ticket.


Some of the feedback received from our previous game Star-Eaters:

“This was a brilliant event, well organised. We really enjoyed the day. Well done, a fantastic event.” Susan Crossley, Buxton

“Awesome day.” Ben Whitnell, Norwich

“GREAT GREAT DAY Everyone was very informative and played their parts perfectly. Can’t wait for the next one.” Ann Wilkinson, Rugby

“Excellent interactive and fun day out. Would definitely do again.” Altrincham, Manchester

"Excellent day! Really good fun!" Janet Chang

"Fantastic fun. Creates very good community spirit. Enjoyed the challenges..." Alison Gee

"Very well organised. Great to explore our local town and find new businesses we didn't know existed!" Rebecca Baird

“Great fun, really clever and well thought out. It was challenging but was not too hard, so worked perfectly. Can’t wait for another one!” Bryony Bamberger

“Well thought out, fantastic you involved the local shops. Great incentive to get people out.” Bev Cotton

“Loved it, enjoyed the day.” Samantha Wrigley

“Really good fun! Challenging but achievable.” Adam Murrell

“We had a really great time. Very well put together, challenging but solvable!” Lottie Hayman

“We really enjoyed it, thank you very much. Great fun!” Rachel Woodman


Will under 12 year-olds enjoy it?

We've prepared a special mini-mystery for under 12s that they can do concurrently with main game

How many players are allowed per group?

We recommend groups of 2-6 players, more than 6 can be too slow.

Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Yes or via the Billetto App

Is my ticket refundable?

No unfortunately we cannot offer refunds


For further information or enquiries regarding the game please contact


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Under 12

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Team (Up to 6 Players)

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