Murder Mystery Scavenger Hunts Virtual Mystery Games

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The Murder at the Art Museum Virtual Scavenger Hunt

STOP A KILLER? GET A CLUE!

There’s a killer on the loose, and it’s up to your team to stop him! The madman—or madwoman—bumped off a famous art critic, then taunted the police to expose him/her by completing a virtual murder mystery scavenger hunt through America’s great museums. Your task: to play the game, follow the clues, find the art, answer amusing questions about what you find online, and suss out the name of the killer, the scene of the crime, and weapon used. Think you’re up to the challenge?

Using video conferencing, you’ll join our Host in launching the game in our app, which works in any browser. Working on teams, you’ll follow links to art on museum websites, tackle tricky questions for points, and consult photo clues to narrow the list of possible suspects, weapons and crime scenes. No previous knowledge of art is required. But you’ll be amazed at the art you discover—and with any luck, you’ll catch the culprit.

Games for the general public are available on weekends. Games for private groups are available anytime, including a Kids Edition, for kids and adults to play together, ages 10 and up.


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The Murder by Team Building Game: Virtual Edition

A virtual murder-mystery game for team building

Terrible news! Watson Adventures game host David Park was on his way to your office to lead a team-building activity today, but a killer had other plans for your group. David was found dead in the parking lot. We need your help to expose the killer and catch him before he strikes again.

We have reason to believe that David led a secret life. He created today’s virtual murder mystery game, and we suspect that there are clues in it that could help unravel the quandary of his death. We need you to play David’s game to see if you can uncover any clues to what he was up to and why he disappeared. 

On teams, you’ll tackle trivia questions, solve fun puzzles, and—spoiler alert!—uncover evidence of spies, intrigue, and assorted skulduggery. Can your team crack a code that can stop an international incident with cataclysmic consequences? 

A Watson Adventures host will lead the game via Zoom or other video conferencing—setting the scene, offering guidance, announcing how the teams are doing, and supplying hints if you get stuck. 

The game requires one hour, and anyone with access to a computer can participate. It’s a great way to unite offices, stay connected with people working from home, and boost morale. You’ll having fun while collaborating in a fun, new way.

A Teens Edition is also available. Contact us to learn more—and get in the game to save the world!


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The Forgery Mystery: A Virtual Art Museum Scavenger Hunt

Can you find the fake and the forger?

Maybe you’d like to solve a mystery that’s a little less, um, murdery. Here it is! In this virtual art museum scavenger hunt, an unknown figure in the art world has stolen a masterpiece, replaced it with a forgery, and now is taunting the police—and you—to spot the fake, find the last masterpiece, and identify the forger. Are you up for the challenge?

On teams, via Zoom, your group will explore a wide variety of websites for museums across America, searching for works of art that reveal clues for your investigation. The forger has included random close-up images of artwork that might, or might not, provide the key to unraveling the mystery.

Along the way, you might need to…

  • Brave a confrontation with a menacing skeleton at the Philadelphia Museum of Art
  • Think really small to search a tiny kitchen at the Art Institute of Chicago
  • Take a close look at yourself as you peer at a nail-studded man at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Behold the hand of the Headless Horseman at the American Art Museum

And those are just a few of the many stops along the way to a solution. Good news: You don’t need any previous knowledge of art or museums. You just need sharp eyes, a desktop computer, and great teamwork. Our game host will check in with you along the way to make sure you’re having fun—and that you bring the forger to justice.


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The Murder at the Virtual Art Museum Scavenger Hunt for Kids

Fun for Kids and Adults Together

Oh no! A famous art expert is missing, and an anonymous person claiming to have killed the expert is daring you to stop him—or her! This diabolical person has created a virtual museum scavenger hunt for kids involving art in famous museums, and has hidden in the game clues that reveal where the crime took place, what weapon was used, and the name of the killer. Can your team of detectives beat the killer at his or her own game?

You’ll play the killer’s game by visiting museum websites, finding works of art, and answering tricky questions. Close-up details of the art will provide visual clues to help you zero in on the masterpieces you need to examine. No previous knowledge of art or any museum is required.

To play, all you need is a desktop computer and our app that launches in any browser. You’ll connect with our Host and perhaps your teammates in other places by using a video conferencing platform that runs on your computer.

The game is suitable for ages 10 and up, and we recommend at least one adult per team. Think you have what it takes to bring a criminal to justice?


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