Come, Sherlock fans, come! The game is afoot. Not a word! Into your clothes and come! In other words, pack your bags and get ready to put your detective skills to the test as an immersive Sherlock escape room will open in London later this year.
The creative minds behind the BBC series — co-creators Steven Moffatt and Mark Gatiss and executive producer Sue Vertue — have teamed up with Time Run, a leading escape room company, to deliver a one-of-a-kind experience for fans called the Sherlock: The Game is Now. Players will be tasked by no other than Mycroft Holmes to solve all sorts of puzzles and challenges as part of a mission for The Network. Unfortunately, Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson are MIA, so it’s up to you and your friends to save London from impending doom.
According to Gatiss, the experience will be exactly like “being in the show.”
It will run in a span of 90 minutes and spread across 17,000 square feet, in which you’ll get to immerse yourself in famous Sherlock sets, and interact with the cast through video messages.
Though Season 5 of the BBC show isn’t going to happen any time soon, maybe this escape room will be enough to hold us all over in the meantime.
The Game is Now is slated to open in October, with tickets costing 54 British pounds or roughly 72 US dollars. If you can’t make it to London, there’s no need to worry — Time Run is also planning to launch it globally.
To book tickets and find out more about the game, just head on over to the official website. Now go and don your deerstalker!