A MURDER MYSTERY TREASURE HUNT IN READING 22 JULY, 29 JULY, 5 AUG & 12 AUG / 12PM & 3PM
A LIVE-ACTION MURDER MYSTERY TREASURE HUNT THROUGH READING
Jack Diamond has been murdered.
The ruthless high-roller thought he'd been dealt a winning hand with plans to build a casino on the site of the Abbey Ruins. But last night, his luck ran out.
Gather a killer team of detectives and find clues in a live-action puzzle hunt through Reading!
SAT 22 JULY
SAT 29 JULY
SAT 05 AUG
SAT 12 AUG
12PM & 3PM
HOW DOES IT WORK?
YOU ARRIVE AT THE STARTING LOCATION AT YOUR CHOSEN TIME (12PM OR 3PM). WE'LL CHECK YOUR TICKETS, REGISTER YOUR TEAM NAME AND GIVE YOU AN INTRODUCTION TO THE MURDER MYSTERY.
ONCE YOU LEAVE THE STARTING LOCATION, YOU HAVE 2 HOURS TO EXPLORE THE AREA GATHERING EVIDENCE, SOLVING PUZZLES AND INTERACTING WITH CHARACTERS. DON'T PANIC - YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE A TRAINED DETECTIVE AT THE START - WE'LL GIVE YOU SOME LEADS TO BEGIN YOUR ENQUIRIES.
WHEN TIME IS UP, YOU HEAD TO THE FINISH LOCATION WHERE YOU'LL HAVE THE CHANCE TO REVEAL THE TRUTH TO THE AUTHORITIES - AND THEY'LL LET YOU KNOW IF YOU’VE CRACKED IT.
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?
A CHARGED SMARTPHONE AND A PEN WILL COME IN HANDY. WE ALSO RECOMMEND SOME SENSIBLE FOOTWEAR AS YOU’LL BE OUT AND ABOUT FOR A COUPLE OF HOURS. OH, AND BRING YOUR BEST SLEUTHING SKILLS. OBVIOUSLY.
IS THIS A TEAM GAME?
IT'S ALWAYS FUN TO PLAY AS A TEAM BUT THERE ARE NO FORMAL LIMITS ON TEAM SIZE. YOU CAN BE A SOLO SLEUTH OR A GROUP FORCE TO BE RECKONED WITH.
WHAT'S 'A GAMBLE WITH DEATH' MOST LIKE?
IMAGINE THE CRYSTAL MAZE, SOME ESCAPE ROOM PUZZLES, A SCAVENGER HUNT, A TEAM OF LIVE ACTORS AND A MURDER MYSTERY ALL GOT TOGETHER. WITH A TIMER. THAT. IT'S PRETTY DAMN FUN.
IS THIS AVAILABLE FOR TEAM BUILDING?
IT CERTAINLY IS - DROP US A LINE AND WE'LL SORT SOMETHING OUT THAT SCOTLAND YARD WOULD BE PROUD OF! PLEASE EMAIL CORPORATE@AGAMBLEWITHDEATH.COM
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Cashing in on Reading's history with a Casino on the site of the
Abbey Ruins was Jack Diamond's ace card. But police suspect
that it was foul play that caused him to cash out for good.
A lock-up has been broken into, suspicious characters ask to meet
with you urgently - and despite the Casino plans being stopped,
there's something that someone is desperately trying to hide.
The stakes are high as you race around Reading to catch
the culprit, gathering evidence and discovering
hidden clues as you gamble with death.
A Gamble With Death is a timed murder mystery treasure hunt that sends teams of intrepid detectives around the
streets of Reading, allowing players to discover hidden
secrets and crack the case in an intriguing new way.
You will need a smartphone to complete some clues.
BBC Radio Berkshire
Interview with Game Creator.
After The First Event
What The Detectives Thought
BBC Radio Berkshire
Solving Clues Live On Air