In Case of Emergency

A suitcase mysteriously arrives at a party: investigate the contents to discover who it belonged to and the urgent message it contains.

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2 weeks notice

15 ‑ 30

Your party venue

2 hours or more, as desired

This game is designed to fit in the suitcase it comes in (excluding the person running it). It’s of medium difficulty, and similar in format to our outdoor mysteries, but with all the clues laid out in front of you.

Your guests use the contents of the case to piece together the solution to a murder mystery plot, working individually, in pairs or in small teams. This game is designed to be relaxed and approachable, but with the same sort of intricate and entertaining plot that makes our games popular.

It takes a single organiser to set up and run the game for you at your location, bringing with them all the materials needed. Two hours, alongside drinks, gives plenty of time to crack the case, with a short reveal and prize-giving at the end.

Please find a downloadable PDF with more informantion here, and our FAQs are below.

To see what the game is like in action, please find some photos of a game of In Case of Emergency we ran for a workplace social at Camden Collective in September 2018 at this link.

“As in a good escape room, you want different kinds of tasks at which different participants will be likely to excel. But it’s also more laid back than an escape room, and allows you to have drinks and mill around during the game.”

Emily Short - In Case of Emergency player


What’s it all about?

There’s been a mysterious death on a flight back to London - journalist Laura Mipsum was found, after investigating shady goings on in Strykova.

Her last message was to send her luggage to you, so that you can investigate what really happened...

Uncover a deadly plot and a world of international intrigue and assassination. What happened to Laura? Why was she targeted?  And what message did she want to send you? It’s up to you and your team to find out!

How does the game work?

Your host will arrive at the venue 45 minutes before you do, in order to set up the evidence. Once you arrive, they will introduce the mystery and materials, and provide you with information to get you started. Then, it’s up to you, as you work in teams to crack the case. The clues comprise physical objects, cryptic puzzles and even some that use your phones. The story provides a satisfying level of complexity, alongside a lighthearted tone and plenty of puns!

The host will be on hand to provide assistance and motivation throughout the game. Once you’ve answered all the questions given, they will reveal the answers and reward the winning team.

The game is designed to be played at a relaxed pace, alongside food, drinks and socialising.

How long does it last?

Your investigations will take from 1.5 to 2 hours in total.

Can I eat and drink during the game?

Of course! While it's not appropriate for a sit-down meal, tasty canapés, buffets, platters and any type of finger food is a fantastic accompaniment to the game. As for drinks, well - as long as things don't get too out of hand, we're not ones to deny you a glass.

Is this an outdoor event?

No - all the clues, characters and puzzles are contained inside a single venue.

Where does the game take place?

In Case of Emergency has been designed specifically to be as flexible as possible. As such, the venue choice is entirely up to you.

All we require from the space is a private room large enough to comfortably accommodate all the players, and a decent-sized table. We will also need access to the venue 45 minutes before the start of the game in order to get everything set up for you.

The game will work in whatever private space you have booked for your party already, from a private pub or restaurant room, to your offices. We've even run it in players' living rooms before!

If you haven't already got a venue in mind for the game, you can find a list of great spaces where clients have played In Case of Emergency previously at this link.

How many people can play this game?

The game can accommodate 15 - 30 players in total, although the game itself is played in smaller teams.

Is this a team game?

Yes. We recommend playing as a small group of 2-4,  although you could go ‘lone wolf’ if you like.

How much time in advance can you arrange a game?

We can book a game with up to two weeks’ notice - although the more time, the better of course!

How much does the game cost?

Prices work on a scale - the more people in your group, the lower the cost is per-head. The minimum cost of the game is £385+VAT.

How do I find out more?

Get in touch! Fill in our enquiry form, email us on [email protected], or call the office on 07944 150448 any time 10am-6pm on working days.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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