Real Life Game of Clue

December 5th, 2009 | Posted by Improv in Toronto in Completed Missions

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A giant game of clue, played throughout the whole of the Eaton Centre, it doesn`t get much better. Participants were asked to search all throughout the Eaton Centre for the six suspects. Upon finding them they were required to complete a task and then they would be given a clue. All six clues would together people able to give the information needed on who murdered Mr. Boddy. Check out the video above first, and then continue reading for the full report.

Taking simple and child-like games, has become somewhat of a tradition for Improv in Toronto. After running a giant game of Where`s Waldo last year, we decided it was best to follow that up with another mystery related game, Clue! So on a busy Saturday, the clue characters ended up in another bloody mystery. Which could only be solved by the various detectives who showed up to help us solve the crime.

15741_200283306018_501896018_3944639_5733197_nThe detective waiting for the first to solve the mystery

As the mission began we had no idea how many participants would be arriving. It soon became apparent that there were hundreds, as you continually noticed people of all ages running around with little notepads. They were all in search of our six suspects.

15741_200283196018_501896018_3944621_6537330_nProfessor Plum was located near Indigo

15741_200283181018_501896018_3944618_494419_nMs. White was near Shoppers Drug Mart

15741_200283166018_501896018_3944616_1507889_nMs. Peacock outside of Sears

15741_200283146018_501896018_3944612_5458901_nCol. Mustard right in the food court

15741_200283206018_501896018_3944622_5524856_nMr. Green in front of the Apple Store

15741_200283171018_501896018_3944617_5792771_nMs. Scarlett right near H&M

15741_200283316018_501896018_3944641_1435526_nParticipants attempt to solve their clues

As the six suspects were found, and their clues given out. The atmosphere in the Eaton Centre became more and more intense. You could tell everyone seemed to be getting very close to the answer, but just didn`t quite have all the info they needed.

15741_200283326018_501896018_3944642_6571655_nOne detective attempts figure out the murderer

As the time went by, people finally began approaching the detective with the answer. Many came up quite confident, declared their answer, and were turned away. It seemed many thought they could just guess their way to the right answer without all the proper clues. People were obviously getting closer to knowing though,.

16244_203877512213_648752213_4138538_1410626_nThe first to solve the mystery! Took them almost exactly 30 minutes.

Finally we got the right answer, and with a solemn expression our detective thanked the participants for their help. They then received their own version of the Clue Board Game and lollipops for their efforts. Not seconds after they had been awarded a second group which had been brainstorming an answer nearby, came flying towards the detective with the answer. Though disappointed at how close they came to first, they took their second place prize and lollipops with smiles on their faces.

15741_200283226018_501896018_3944626_7503187_nMore and more people solve the mystery

Soon enough the numbers who had solved the mystery increased in volume. Both groups and individuals were coming from all sides with what they believed was the answer. More than seventy groups of people came over that next hour and correctly answered our mystery.

15741_200283251018_501896018_3944631_7789634_nSome participants are congratulated for their efforts

Each group that solved the Clue Game got a handshake for their help, a lollipop, and most importantly a dose of good fun. The mission was a great success, with a huge number of exciting moments. We seriously hope we can live up to it next year with whatever type of Real Life Game we decide to run!

15741_200283216018_501896018_3944624_7044229_nOne amazing group created their own magnifying glasses!

For those of you who were not able to solve the mystery, or maybe were unable to come to the event. You are probably wondering who the murderer was! Instead of giving away the answer and ruining the fun, I will leave you with the six clues that were given out, to give you the reader the chance to solve the mystery!

Mr. Green: I’ve known Ms. Peacock for years, she’s not lying. And I know for sure the murder weapon wasn’t the trophy, I’ve been watching it all day.

Ms. Peacock: I remember, the weapon was a coat hanger or golf club. And I know for sure the murder didn’t happen in a clothing store (Abercrombie, H&M, Le Chateau?),

Col. Mustard: I’m certain the murder was done with either a coat hanger or ski pole, it looked like a vicious cut. Plus I saw Professor Plum sneaking around by himself, it was him.

Prof. Plum: While walking around I saw someone with some bloody sports equipment, a golf club or ski pole, was the weapon. And I was reading all day in Indigo, so I know it didn’t happen there.

Ms. Scarlett: I could hear the scream from over here. So it couldn’t have been way up at the Apple Store. And it for sure wasn’t done with a rope.

Ms. White: I saw the murder happen either in the Apple Store or HMV, but I don’t remember which. And I couldn’t tell if the murderer was wearing Yellow or Blue…

WHO WAS THE MURDERER!?

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