We are thrilled to be connecting with Alex again. Alex is the Creator of Murder Mystery Scavenger Hunt & Sherlock In Your Homes and is also a content partner. Content partners help Voyage in so many ways from spreading the word about the work that we do, sponsoring our mission and collaborating with us on content like this. Check out our conversation with Alex below.
Hi Alex, so great to have you join us again. For folks who might have missed our earlier conversations, can you please take a minute to briefly introduce yourself?
I created, own and operate Murder Mystery Scavenger Hunt and Sherlock In Your Homes. Murder Mystery Scavenger Hunt is a live, in-person competition where teams explore a city and solve clues to reveal the murderer. Sherlock In Your Homes is an online version of our scavenger hunts that can be played anytime.
What locations have Murder Mystery Scavenger Hunts expanded to?
Our original location was Laguna Beach in 2013. Since then I’ve designed courses in San Clemente, Old Town San Diego, Newport Beach, and our newest location: Dana Point. Each course is designed around permanent landmarks in the area, so each course is unique, and you get a great tour of the area. Something we give you along with something at the location will allow you to solve something, decode a message, solve a riddle, which will eliminate suspects. When you’ve completed the course, you’ve eliminated all suspects except one. That’s how you uncover the murderer.
Tell us about Sherlock In Your Homes, the new online version of your Murder Mystery Scavenger Hunts.
When Covid closed our scavenger hunts for a while, I decided to create a version you could play at home… Nicole was murdered in her home! Your team (1 – 4 people) are detectives assigned to the case. You have background information on 10 suspects, each with a different motive to kill Nicole. You’ll investigate 10 rooms in her house. Your file includes Crime Scene Pictures and Detective Notes for each room. Use them together to solve tricky clues and puzzles. You’ll also need to do some online investigating, and there will be some surprises lined up for you along the way. Solve all 10 rooms correctly and you’ll reveal who the murderer is. You’ll also determine the murder weapon, which is still in the house somewhere. Check it out at www.sherlockinyourhomes.com
Are you able to still host live events for Murder Mystery Scavenger Hunt, and is it Covid safe?
We closed for a while when the Stay At Home order from the governor was in effect. But we’ve been back running events for a while. Members of a team (3- 6 people) will work together closely throughout the day. You must bring your complete team – we’ve never combined strangers on a team together. Teams do not interact with players from other teams. So, as long as your teammates are people you’re alreadyin close contact with, there’s minimal additional risk from our game. Nothing is 100% Covid safe, but our events take place outdoors with very little interaction with other people, besides those on your team. You’re in public and may touch things in the world that other people have touched. But our events are more safe than going to a grocery store or eating outside at a restaurant.
Are there any special promotions you can offer to our readers?
Absolutely. Use promo code VOYAGER at www.MurderMysteryScavengerHunt.com for 50% off tickets to our Murder Mystery Scavenger Hunts.
It was so great to reconnect. One last question – how can our readers connect with you, learn more or support you?
Murder Mystery Scavenger Hunt: www.MurderMysteryScavengerHunt.com Sherlock In Your Homes: www.SherlockInYourHomes.com Those websites contain just about everything you might want to know, but if you still have questions, contact me directly: alex@MurderMysteryScavengerHunt.com As for support, if you’ve participated at one of our events and had a great time, tell your friends, write reviews on Yelp and TripAdvisor or anything that helps spread the word. This business has grown 100% through word of mouth. There is nothing else quite like our events.
- Website: SherlockInYourHomes.com MurderMysteryScavengerHunt.com
- Yelp: https://www.yelp.com/biz/murder-mystery-scavenger-hunt-san-diego
- Other: Additional Yelp pages: Murder Mystery Scavenger Hunt – Laguna Beach https://www.yelp.com/biz/murder-mystery-scavenger-hunt-laguna-beach-2
Murder Mystery Scavenger Hunt – Dana Point https://www.yelp.com/biz/murder-mystery-scavenger-hunt-dana-point-dana-point Murder Mystery Scavenger Hunt – Newport Beach https://www.yelp.com/biz/murder-mystery-scavenger-hunt-newport-beach-newport-beach
Murder Mystery Scavenger Hunt – San Clemente https://www.yelp.com/biz/murder-mystery-scavenger-hunt-san-clemente-san-clemente