CluedUpp brings a new mobile mystery to Birmingham March 20

CluedUpp Birmingham
They’re catching a cereal killer. Get it? Photo via CluedUpp’s Facebook

For anyone into crime shows, this one is for you. CluedUpp is bringing a new mobile mystery to Birmingham. On Saturday March 20, try to solve The Birmingham Ripper’s crimes and catch them before they kill again. Keep reading for more details on CluedUpp and other Magic City adventures.

What is CluedUpp?

CluedUpp players Velma and Daphne
They get best dressed in my book. Photo via CluedUpp’s Facebook

CluedUpp turns cities into giant, outdoor escape games by combining geo-gaming with outdoor adventure for a thrilling detective day experience. Over 500,000 people have competed in their mystery games in more than 798 locations worldwide. If you’re ready to solve the crime, get ready for Saturday, March 20 to save Birmingham from the Ripper.

“In the new version of our game, wannabe sleuth’s will be able to test out their detective skills and
see if they have what it takes to crack the case.”

Tref Griffiths, CluedUpp founder

Catch the Birmingham Ripper

Jack the Ripper
Catch the Ripper before he ruins the city. Photo via CluedUpp’s Facebook

The latest CluedUpp storyline takes the player around the city to hunt down virtual witnesses and gather all the vital clues. “The Ripper” is a well known mystery amongst many detectives. Now, a new Ripper is on the loose and murdered three new victims under his anonymous reign of terror. You and your team are the only ones who can stop this killer.

Can your team of detectives race across town, solve the clues and catch the criminal in time?

Ready player one?

Detective pug
I’d trust this little guy to solve the case. Photo via CluedUpp’s Facebook

To solve the CluedUpp mystery, gather your team of two to six detectives and at least one well charged smart phone 🔋. You’ll need to download the CluedUpp app, which is available for Android and iOS. The best part is you get to choose when you play—start anytime between 9AM-2PM.

Tickets are $52 per team and will cover a team of up to six adults. Children under sixteen and dogs can play as extras for free (but the game is not designed for children or dogs to solve on their own 👶🐶).

Not only can you win the game, but you can also win prizes. CluedUpp will reward prizes to teams for:

  • Fastest team
  • Best fancy dress (detective inspired)
  • Best team picture
  • Best team name
  • Best young detective (under 16’s prize)
  • Best K-9 (dogs prize)

Game narratives are in English. Depending on your sleuthing skills, it can take anywhere between one to four hours to solve. According to reviews on previous games, the average Mystery Gang will solve the case in two hours and twenty minutes. Think you can beat that?

Want more Birmingham adventures?

Check out these other unique Birmingham experiences aside from CluedUpp.

Birmingham Historic Touring Company

Birmingham AL, business
Wolfgang Poe, owner of The Birmingham Historic Touring Company. photo via Kristina O’Quinn for Bham Now

Birmingham Historical Touring Company knows the darker half of the Magic City well. They are well known for their Birmingham’s brothels, taverns and ghosts tours, but they also give tours on Jefferson County’s lost cemeteries. If you want something more light hearted, Birmingham Historical Touring Company gives a Best of Birmingham tour highlighting city icons. Tours resume Friday March 19th.

  • Distance: 1 mi
  • Price: Vary by tour
  • Starting Location: 1817 3rd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203
  • Contact: Website | Facebook | Call

Let’s Roam

Photo of Lets Roam Bham
Ready to race across Birmingham? Photo via Let’s Roam’s Facebook before COVID-19

Let’s Roam has you covered for city wide scavenger hunts. Unlike CluedUpp’s event, their scavenger hunts are available daily. Let’s Roam Pillars of Birmingham scavenger hunt will engage you in Birmingham’s history in sports, art, music and the Civil Rights Movement. They also have a Birmingham bars tour, too.

  • Time: 1.5-2 hours
  • Price: $88.87—$133.31
  • Starting Location: 1817 3rd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203
  • Contact: Website | Facebook | Instagram | Call

What is your favorite way to explore the city? Let us know on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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Cheyenne Trujillo
Curiosity gets the best of me over everything else. Passionate about writing, editing and adventuring.
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