DESCRIPTION OF MURDER MYSTERY SCAVENGER HUNTS
Forget whatever you think a scavenger hunt is. Sign up with your friends and get ready for a challenging interactive adventure!!!
This is an incredibly fun and unique competition where you'll find out if your detective skills are good enough to solve a murder...
Each team is given a list of suspects along with a packet of tricky clues, twisted riddles and mind-bending puzzles. Our clues will systematically lead you to explore Downtown Laguna Beach, San Clemente, Old Town San Diego or Newport Beach. Using your wits and some creativity, each location will reveal another piece of your investigation, and you'll eliminate suspects until you've discovered... Whodunnit?
Your team will compete against up to ten other teams scattered throughout the downtown area, each leading their own separate investigation. The team that reveals the murderer, needing the least help from headquarters, and is the fastest wins!
Your team will need to bring a cell phone to call the helpline in case you get stumped, but a smart phone is not needed, and will not help you. Everything else you need to participate is included. You don't need to be familiar with the area or have any specialized knowledge to win. This is great fun for both locals and tourists.
Click this link for 'Scavenger Hunt Locations & Differences' for specific differences in the four courses, such as how long each lasts and how much walking is involved. (Depending on the location it can be about 4 hours, and between 2 - 4 miles of walking). Allow extra time for signing-in at the beginning and socializing at the end.
Some locations have the option to do a shortened version. If you are booking a teambuilding or private event, we can usually customize the courses to be shorter.
It's a great way to experience Laguna Beach, San Clemente, Old Town San Diego or Newport Beach.
Get outdoors for the day and enjoy the great beach and/or historic surroundings while exercising your body and mind.
WE ARE VERY DIFFERENT FROM OTHER SCAVENGER HUNTS AND CLUE BASED GAMES:
OUR EVENTS ARE DESIGNED FOR ADULTS! Most other scavenger hunt companies give you clues that are solved immediately upon viewing the object you're looking for. Our clues are meant to be challenging, so be prepared to think like a detective...
Don't be intimidated... Most teams succeed at solving most of the clues, and there is a helpline in case you get stuck. But only about 60% - 65% of teams solve everything and reveal the killer. And teams that don't succeed in finding the killer still have a great time! A lot of our 5-Star reviews on Trip Advisor and Yelp are from people who did not reveal the killer. Please click the link for 'Reviews' to read what previous players have said about their experience.
You will see some beautiful sights and explore unique areas, but Murder Mystery Scavenger Hunts are EVENTS, not casual walking tours. We gather large groups together for a friendly competition, which adds to the thrill of the experience. And unlike some other companies, we do NOT combine your team with strangers, and we DO limit the number of teams at each event to ensure that each team gets a separate starting point. This spreads teams out so that multiple teams are not seeing exactly what the other teams are doing. Every team solves all of the same clues, but in a different order. If you've ever attended someone else's scavenger hunt or clue based race, you know this makes a BIG difference.
We are not aware of any other event in Orange County or San Diego that even comes close to how intricate and well thought out our Murder Mystery Scavenger Hunts are.
The best team size for most is 4 or 5 people. (Sign up as a full team, we do not combine teams out of strangers).
Lots of teams sign up as 6-person teams, and it's usually fine. But depending on how well you work together, it might be difficult to share clues and keep everyone involved. So, 4 - 5 people per team is usually the most fun.
You can play as a 3-person team, but it helps to have more eyes to locate the clues, and more minds to solve the puzzles.
We allow 2-person teams, but we do not recommend it. Most 2-person teams are not able to complete the full course. And you need to purchase at least 3 tickets to form a team. So, you can form a team with only 2 people, but you still have to pay for 3 people.
Bring water, snacks, sunscreen and comfortable shoes.
There is no age limit, but the game is likely too mentally challenging for most children under 12. And all players under 18 must have a parent or guardian sign a release form.
If you have booked a reservation and that date is now listed as Sold Out, you can still add players to your team. Contact us to purchase additional tickets.
CANCELLATIONS AND RESCHEDULING:
We run the event if light rain is predicted. If heavy rain is predicted, the event will be cancelled. Refunds are issued if you bought tickets from this website and you don't want to reschedule. If you bought vouchers from another website, you can reschedule, but their policy on refunds will prevail.
If you can't attend an event, you can only reschedule to another date if you give us at least 5 days notice!!!