How to Play

You can now play Moriarty’s Game The Home Experience, a multiplayer, multimedia experience played over three weeks. HiddenCity's London-based real-world games are currently paused whilst the UK is in lockdown.

1. Choose a game

Choose one of nine themed games across London. Choose an immersive game and you'll play a role in the story, interacting with people on your journey, solving physical puzzles, and earning yourself a prize at the end. The immersive games are The Hunt for the Cheshire Cat, Moriarty’s Game, The Enchanted Mirror, and Mind of the Maker.

2. Gather
Your Friends

Organise your group into one or more teams of 2-5 players. Split large groups into multiple teams to play head to head. Choose a captain for each team.

3. Book

Sign up online. Some games require a booking date. If you have a large group and you want to reserve a place before finalising your teams then give us a call. Whatever your group size you have full flexibility: after booking, you can add or remove players, change the date of your game, and get a full refund for any reason... tube strikes, friend’s fish dies, the apocalypse hits…

4. Start your game

On the day of your game, head to the start location and begin the game by texting the word “start”. If you have multiple teams you can stagger their start times. When the game begins all teams will be sent a holding message, once they’re ready to go they just need to text “Go” and their timer will start.

5. Journey Through
the City

You'll receive cryptic clues navigating you across the city. By decoding the messages you’ll uncover a destination. If you are playing an immersive game, you'll be communicating with a character in the story.

6. Solve Clues

When you reach the destination there will be things to find, and problems to solve. If you're playing one of the immersive games you'll meet people, interact with physical puzzles, and collect tokens to help you complete the game.

7. Complete

When you have the answer, text back. If it’s correct you’ll move on to the next clue. If you get stuck you can request help. See Player Manual for more information. Try Professor Moriarty's test now, from home, or wherever you are. Text "I'M HERE" to 07723 482512.

8. Find a final,
secret location

By working your way through the clues your team will journey across the city. There are built-in break points for food and drink along the way. In immersive games you'll progress through the story - you are the heroes - and how the story ends is in your hands...