Call for amateur sleuths to take on Great Yarmouth detective game

Eve Mahoney, Will Lubbock, Laura Nazmdeh, and Caroline Bidewell take on the Casefile challenge.

Eve Mahoney, Will Lubbock, Laura Nazmdeh, and Caroline Bidewell take on the Casefile challenge. - Credit: Archant

Do you feel like testing your powers of deduction to solve crime in Great Yarmouth?

This month the Great Yarmouth Town Centre Partnership (GYTCP) are presenting a gaming experience for would-be detectives and adventurers.

Saturday, June 30, - and again on Sunday, July 31 - the Casefile game will be coming to the town.

The game sees participants take on the role of a consulting detective to follow clues, question witnesses and solve puzzles over two to three hours GYTCP has part-funded the event so that adult tickets are discounted and under 12 year-olds are free.

Devised by local graphic designer, Stephen Blackwell, the games are best enjoyed when played in teams of 2-6.

While the main investigation takes approximately 2-3 hours, the event will be running continuously throughout each day so players can stop and start whenever they choose.

Dedicated children’s mini-mystery trails running alongside the main games.

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Mr Blackwell said: “The aim was to genuinely replicate the feel of a real investigation and the best way to do that was to make the most of real locations.

“Working with a number of businesses throughout the area, we’ve been able to create an excitingly immersive experience for our players”

“The launch of Pokemon Go showed that there is a real appetite among gamers for more than just staring at a computer screen; Star-Eaters gets players using their body and brain in equal measures, and having a lot of fun along the way.”

Jonathan Newsman, Town Centre Manager, said: “Finding fun and different ways to spend the day with friends and family can be a challenge.

“Casefile: Mystery of the Star-Eaters & Appearance of the Obeli make a real change from mooching around the shops or sitting in the cinema, although there’s nothing to stop you from taking a break from sleuthing and enjoying the local amenities too.

“It’s like a giant Agatha Christie play where the whole of the town is the stage and you are Miss Marple!”

Tickets prices start from £7 (accompanied under 12 year-olds are free). There two different games running on each day and players are free to do either or both.

To buy an advance ticket visit: