If you’re tired of hitting up the pub every Friday night, start your weekend with a unique activity that’s gaining notability. Adult murder mystery nights and scavenger hunt experiences mix sleuthing and fright with fun. With many themes to choose from, and indoor or outdoor options available, grab some friends and join in on the crime-solving craze.

Hunted Interactive Horror Experience

Not quite a haunted house, not quite a horror maze, Hunted Interactive Horror Experience is a walk-through, horror-themed scripted theatrical performance. You’ll act as a puzzle-solving, decision-making character in an unfolding story performed by actors decorated in body art and elaborate costumes. You don’t have any scripted lines, but you’ll interact with the actors and complete challenges to get through the horror-themed play. Fear not! This experience is designed for scaredy-cats and seasoned crime junkies alike, with the content more like an Edgar Allen Poe story than a gory horror film. Each experience is hosted in a different, secret location, which is revealed once your tickets are purchased. Ticket prices vary and sessions can last from 25 minutes to two hours, depending on the show and how long you take to play. Get a small or large group of friends together, as group sizes can range from six to 50 to 100! The next Haunted Interactive Horror Experience is being hosted on Friday, September 10, so book your tickets now. Tickets can be purchased here.

 

CluedUpp: The Ripper Crime Solving Experience Perth

Challenge your crime-solving skills with an outdoor, city-wide murder mystery experience. The Ripper Crime Solving Experience will have you competing against hundreds of other teams as you interrogate and eliminate virtual suspects, analyse evidence, and solve clues to track down a killer, the Ripper. The secret starting location will be revealed in the pre-game briefing. All you need to do is head down to the city and download the CluedUpp app. The game can be paused at any time if you’re in need of a snack or quick lunch stop. Participants are welcome to bring along their furry friends as dogs can take part too. All involved are encouraged to dress up with prizes on offer for best-dressed detective. There are also prizes for best dog photo, team name, team picture, and of course a grand prize for the team who is first to solve the crime. The Ripper Crime Solving Experience is being hosted in Perth CBD on December 4. You’ll need to purchase one ticket per team, with tickets currently discounted to $56. Tickets can be purchased here.

 

Perth City Scavenger Hunt

Enjoy a good old-fashioned scavenger hunt in the Perth CBD with Perth City Scavenger Hunt. Work in small, self-guided teams for two and a half hours to find clues, solve riddles and hunt for the next location. Points will be allocated for completing the tasks, including taking photos at landmarks and collecting objects. The more tasks you complete, the more points you earn. Feel free to work at your own pace, as there will be no prizes for the fastest group. You’ll be briefed by a guide at the starting location of your choice, and all scavenged locations will be within walking distance. Participant numbers can range from 15 to 200, and you can choose a start time and date that suits your availability. Tickets are $35 per person and can be purchased here.

Cluedunnit Murder Mysteries

Cludunnit Murder Mysteries is a three-hour, live-action murder mystery and dining experience, a must for fans of Agatha Christie’s Poirot and Miss Marple. Guests will enjoy an immersive dinner and theatre show, featuring improv actors as interactive characters, clues and evidence. Different experiences are available for private parties or team building events. You can even download the do-it-yourself experience and play the game on your own terms.  Each experience can be hosted at a venue of your choice however you must dress in your finest 1930s period costume. There are seven possible storylines, featuring everything from the death of an elderly heiress, to dodgy dealings at a new golf course, and unravelling rivalries on Oscars night. Ticket price depends on the number of guests and choice of event and location. Booking enquires can be made here.

 

The Escape Hunt Experience

The Escape Hunt Experience is made for film fanatics. Head to The Piazza, Fremantle, to experience a plotted escape movie. Choose from a range of themes including Aladdin, Alice in Wonderland, the Wild West, spy missions, young wizards and ruthless pirates. The whole experience lasts 90 minutes including a briefing before you enter the escape room where you are given an hour to break free. Group sizes range from two to 10, with tickets priced between $36 and $44. The Escape Hunt Experience is perfect for your next birthday party, big night out, stag or hen do. Lunch or dinner at a nearby Freo restaurant or pub can be arranged for a discounted price if you’re looking for a package deal. Book your tickets here.

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