Last weekend I went to a CluedUpp murder mystery day. To say’ went to’ is a bit odd, because it wasn’t exactly anywhere, it was in all of Leeds city centre.
What is CluedUpp?
CluedUp Games is a company that specialises in creating interactive and immersive mystery-solving experiences. They design and develop a wide range of games and puzzles that challenge players’ detective skills and problem-solving abilities. CluedUp Games aims to provide thrilling and engaging adventures for individuals, groups, and corporate teams. You solve mysteries on the streets of your own city, following clues in the CluedUp App.
With attention to detail, captivating storylines, and cleverly crafted puzzles, their games offer an exciting and immersive experience for participants of all ages. CluedUp Games strives to deliver unforgettable entertainment that keeps players engaged, entertained, and eager to uncover the truth.
Type of games
Please check the website for the current list of games, but these are the games that CluedUpp have had.
- Beauty & The Beast Experience
- Alice in Wonderland
- The Smurfs Great Escape
- Witchcraft & Wizardry
- Sneaky Finders
- The Latest Krays
- The Ripper
Now Much is CluedUpp to play?
It currently costs around £60 a game, which can include up to 6 people. Please check online for the latest prices. They also get reduced near the time of the event if there’s any left!
How long does CluedUpp take to play?
The games take around 2-3 hours to complete.
Our CluedUpp Murder Mystery Day
We had no idea what to expect, but 4 friends and I met up in the centre of Leeds. We downloaded the CluedUpp app, used a code to start the came and off we went.
We had to go to certain locations on the map of Leeds. When we got there, the app could tell by GPS and it would release witness statements, riddles and questions. We had to walk around Leeds and speak to the witnesses, we could ask questions to them (limited to how many we could ask) and then try to figure out who committed the murder and what they killed them with.
There were lots of other people doing it too, some were dressed up. The only problem was: rain. It rained so much. To the point where it was hard to use the app with wet phone screens. After finding most of the witnesses, we decided to go for food and a drink, read the statements then carry on.
We asked some people questions and to be honest, their answers never really helped us, it was all so vague!
It was hard because you don’t know who to believe and who not to believe. In the end, we figured it out while sipping coffee, soaking wet in Leeds train station.
It was an interesting day, it would have been much better if it wasn’t for the rain! It was £36 per group for our game in 2019 (prices have increased since)which I think is quite expensive as it’s just a phone application, we were expecting real people to be at the meeting points which would have made it a lot more fun!
I think for now I’ll stick to escape rooms though! Guaranteed dryness!