12 SECRET LOCATIONS across York City Centre will be taking part in this thrilling live mystery game. This is truly a one of a kind day out for players of all ages! Collect the case file, piece together clues, question real live witnesses and solve ingenious puzzles.
Casefile: The Mystery of the Star-Eaters is a live mystery game where you are given police casefiles filled with information about a crime. Within it are location leads that will start you on the trail of a mystery - one that you will have to solve to catch a killer.
BEST DRESSED TEAM PRIZE
FASTEST DETECTIVES PRIZE
TOP FAMILY PRIZE - points awarded for costumes and speed, winner's get an awesome undercover spy kit!
The game takes about 2-3 hours to play with players free to complete it at any time from 10am-4pm.
A trail sheet will be provided for 4-8 year-olds that they can play alongside the main game.
The story so far...
Detective Inspector Ranney of the local constabulary has asked for your expertise with a difficult case. The disappearance of Professor Macclesbury, a university Professor who was researching hidden subterranean areas. The Professor was a well-connected man. With pressure coming down on the Inspector from the university and the local council and a pile of unsolved cases backlogged he’s brought you in to lend a hand. He’ll give you everything he’s got on the Professor in his case-file but the rest is up to you. Out of time and out of luck, he’s counting on you to help solve this mystery - but everything isn’t quite as it seems and a dark cloud of conspiracy hangs over the city. With twists and turns that include a thousand year-old legend and a mythical ancient treasure this is one adventure that you’ll never forget.
Event Day - The collection point is TBA
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 Accessibility - Due to the nature of the story players may need to climb stairs.
l Smartphone/tablet Necessary - As part of the game players will need internet access and the ability to watch videos.
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 previous events:
“Our group love puzzle solving and this was definitely a superior event to others. The puzzles, the interactions and the locations were really well put together” Rob, Norwich
“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
“A most excellent and interesting event, well done! #stareaters we did it.” Graham Wk, Lincoln
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 team?
We recommend teams of 2-6 players, more than 6 can be too slow.
Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?