Due to overwhelming public demand Moriarty’s Game, which was due to end in September, announces a 6 month extension, booking until 1st March 2017. Tickets are now available, throwing open the chance for hundreds more teams to solve the mystery and explore the city’s secret side.
Launched in December 2015, Moriarty’s Game, created by cryptic city trail innovator HiddenCity, received critical and public acclaim and continues to sell-out its weekend dates. Teams of up to four have taken to the streets of London to crack cryptic clues and discover the city’s hidden gems.
Moriarty’s Game is the 28th trail created by HiddenCity and is inspired by characters from Arthur Conan Doyle’s short story, The Final Problem, published in 1893. Players find themselves exploring exhibitions, celebrating contemporary architecture and drinking in Georgian public houses as they solve puzzles sent via text messages, in search of Moriarty’s hidden safe house.
‘Professor James Moriarty invites you to celebrate the finest minds of London by solving his cryptic challenge, which he has personally prepared. Your goal is to find his safe house. Succeed and he will present you with an offer you won’t refuse.’
Each clue directs participants to a hidden location within walking distance, and asks a specific question about the surroundings. If participants reply with the correct answer they receive the next clue.
In Moriarty’s Game, explorers interact with the real world: studying botanical books, inspecting classical French paintings and delivering codewords to people they meet, as they uncover Moriarty’s true nature.
HiddenCity was created by two brothers who wanted to organise an alternative city experience for friends. HiddenCity now has trails operating in London, Manchester and Brighton.
For more information and to book tickets visit inthehiddencity.com/moriartysgame
Price: £60 for a team of up to four people
Strictly adults, 18 or over
Dress appropriately to gain entry to Moriarty’s safe house. No shorts or tracksuits.
Trails are an experience of around three hours with the goal being to complete all the clues and reach the final hidden cafe, pub or bar. It’s all automated so for most trails sign up and go. Some trails have limited availability, such as Moriarty’s Game, and so booking is required.
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