Freedomroo – You can now play an IMMERSIVE game of the Cluedo in Brisbane

True crime and murder mystery lovers can now play an immersive game of Cluedo after the game was brought to life at a 1950s style bar

True crime and murder mystery lovers can now play an immersive game of Cluedo after the game was brought to life at a 1950s style bar.

The Baedeker in Brisbane is putting on the immersive experience on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights from April 29 to May 15 as part of a mysterious new festival.

Would-be detectives will be transported through time and space as they walk through the bar’s secret door, which is disguised as a regal old book case.

True crime and murder mystery lovers can now play an immersive game of Cluedo after the game was brought to life at a 1950s style bar

The Baedeker in Brisbane is putting on the immersive experience on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights from April 29 to May 15 as part of a mysterious new festival

The Baedeker in Brisbane is putting on the immersive experience on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights from April 29 to May 15 as part of a mysterious new festival

Guests arrive to a night of free-flowing wine and music in the grand-old pub before the murder mystery begins to unfold.

‘There are moments of romance, rage, melodrama and pure joy, all laced with hints of blood in some way, shape or form,’ the event information reads.

Each show a new murderer, weapon and room is chosen for the horrific crime, so crime buffs can go to the performance again and again without feeling disappointed.

The experience starts at $72 with guests treated to an authentic 1950s big band, sparkling wine, appetisers and small meals – as well as a thorough investigation of a grisly murder. 

‘Stories unravel and lies are exposed in this intimate and rare adventure of immersive theatre that has to be lived to be believed,’ according to the event organisers. 

This isn’t the first time the Brisbane Immersive Ensemble have brought the game back to life but they promise this time the characters and details have changed to create a more thrilling mystery.

Guests arrive to a night of free-flowing wine and music in the grand-old pub before the murder mystery begins to unfold

Guests arrive to a night of free-flowing wine and music in the grand-old pub before the murder mystery begins to unfold

Would-be detectives will be transported through time and space as they walk through the bar's secret door, which is disguised as a regal old book case

Would-be detectives will be transported through time and space as they walk through the bar’s secret door, which is disguised as a regal old book case

Guests will have to solve puzzles and find clues while trying to decipher who is telling them the truth and who is leading them astray.

The Cluedo board game was first devised in 1943 in Birmingham, England but was widely manufactured from 1949.

The initial game featured six characters who were all lead suspects in the death of the hostess of a grand party.

The original guests and suspects were Miss Scarlett, Colonel Mustard, Mrs White, Reverend Green, Mrs Peacock and Professor Plum.

'There are moments of romance, rage, melodrama and pure joy, all laced with hints of blood in some way, shape or form,' the event information reads

‘There are moments of romance, rage, melodrama and pure joy, all laced with hints of blood in some way, shape or form,’ the event information reads

To win the game players also have to figure out which room of the large manor house the murder happened in - with the kitchen, hall, ballroom, conservatory, dining room, cellar, billiard room, library, lounge and study in play

To win the game players also have to figure out which room of the large manor house the murder happened in – with the kitchen, hall, ballroom, conservatory, dining room, cellar, billiard room, library, lounge and study in play

Future editions saw Miss Peach, Monsieur Brunette, Madame Rose and Sergeant Gray to the mix. 

The characters are accused of killing their host Mrs Black and have to work alongside the inspector to work out who really committed the crime.

Players also have to workout which weapon was used to kill with he rope, gun, dagger, candlestick, wrench and lead pipe the common options in many versions of the game.

To win the game players also have to figure out which room of the large manor house the murder happened in – with the kitchen, hall, ballroom, conservatory, dining room, cellar, billiard room, library, lounge and study in play.

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