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A MURDER MYSTERY TREASURE HUNT IN READING 22 JULY, 29 JULY, 5 AUG & 12 AUG  /  12PM & 3PM

A GAMBLE

WITH DEATH

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!

WHEN /

TIMES /

SAT 22 JULY

SAT 29 JULY

SAT 05 AUG

SAT 12 AUG

12PM & 3PM
 

DURATION /

3 HOURS
 

TICKETS /

LOCATION /

£20.00 P.P.
 

READING

TOWN

CENTRE
 

 
 

FAQS

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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the story

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.  

 

VIDEOS

BBC Radio Berkshire

Interview with Game Creator.  

After The First Event

What The Detectives Thought 

BBC Radio Berkshire

Solving Clues Live On Air 

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