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Brantford Mystery Hunt Registration

Welcome to the 2017 Brantford Mystery Hunt!

In Framed in the Past: The Tightrope Walker, teams of players will engage in a story based on events that took place 150 years in Brantford, Ontario, Canada.

During this one-hour game, teams will work together to solve puzzles, visit student actors in downtown Brantford, and unravel the mystery of the disappearing tightrope walker through a narrative live-action puzzle-based adventure inspired by history.

There will be a Family and a Gamer track for the event.  Spaces are limited and players must register by Nov. 12.

The Family event is simpler, and is appropriate for ages 10 and up. Younger children can attend with their family, but may find the puzzles overwhelming. We do ask that all minors be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

The Gamer track is more intense, both in the story and in the challenges, and is not recommended for those under 16.

We will be starting 4 teams every half an hour between 1 and 3:00. There are 16 tickets available during each time slot. If you are with a group of about 4, you can stay as a team. If you are in a smaller group, then we may put you with other smaller groups. 

This game has been developed, staffed, and will be run by Laurier students from the Escape Room and Puzzle Design class taught by Dr. Scott Nicholson from the Game Design and Development program at Wilfrid Laurier University in Brantford, Ontario.

We are running this event as a fundraiser as part of the Laurier United Way fundraising efforts, so all proceeds will go to charity.  The event is generously supported by the City of Brantford.

We would like to thank the following people for their consultation during thie planning of this event:
Nathan Etherington and the Brant Historical Society
Errol Elumir and Manda Whitney from the Room Escape Divas
Stacey Hannem from the Criminology program at Laurier Brantford
Peter Farrugia from the Society Culture & Environment and History Programs at Laurier Brantford
Ken Lavender
Brantford Public Library

Ticket sales for this event ended on Nov. 12, but there is another event in Brantford you can attend: If you like Star Wars and Clue, then you can also engage with the Brantford Public Library's Star Wars Clue event on the same day!   You can learn more about that and sign up at

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