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‘Wrapped in a Mystery’ is a new way to give a gift. Instead of wrapping something the old-fashioned way, ‘wrap’ it in a boutique 30 - 60 minute mystery that the recipient must solve to receive their gift. as the final piece of the puzzle, the recipient will unlock personalised instructions from you, revealing the hiding place of their gift!

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Difficulty: 3.5/5
Duration: 30 - 60 Minutes
Age Range: 13+
Requirements: Device w/ Internet Access


Blurb:
You can’t hide from something that is always watching. Your only option is to destroy it instead.

Project Tendril has the capability to see and hear
via anything connected to the power grid. You've been sent a mysterious package from an anonymous source who claims to have an informant embedded deep inside The Project. They've given you one objective: Find the code that can shut down Project Tendril for good.

With the tendrils of this global surveillance network closing in around you, do you have what it takes to unravel the mystery and close the eye for good? Find out in Volume 1 of
Wrapped in a mystery!

THEY ARE ALWAYS WATCHING: Story

"Who I am isn’t important, only what I know.  

In 1962, when The Cold War reached its fever pitch, the U.S. began developing a “weapon” to end the stalemate without resorting to mutually assured destruction. ‘PROJECT TENDRIL’ was developed in top secret out of Los Mirar, New Mexico. From what I could glean, U.S. scientists had discovered the ability to use any elec
trical current as a surveillance device. Every electrical device, every wire and lightbulb, could transmit information back to Los Mirar, which would then be decrypted into audio and sometimes even a basic visual. In short, where there was power, there were Los Mirar’s eyes and ears. As the world rapidly began to modernise, power grids spread, and with them, the tendrils of Los Mirar. 

Maybe it was the cooling tensions between the U.S. and U.S.S.R., maybe it was the existence-altering potential of Project Tendril, or maybe it was just the rapidly ballooning budget, but the project was shut down and relegated to the dusty and long forgotten back rooms of the governmental labyrinth. Project Tendril lay dormant... Until now. 

I don’t know who it is, but someone has reactivated Project Tendril. In 1962 it had the potential to change the world as we knew it, today it might just well have the potential to end it. Christoph Vaught and Katherine Dallet, the head scientists who worked on Project Tendril, knew this too. They programmed in a dead man’s switch, a code that, once input, would be able to kill the beast and destroy all data so it couldn’t be built again. Before her death, Katherine sent me her half of the code, but without Christoph’s half, it’s just letters on a page. 

Now, years later, Project Tendril is almost operational. I was about to give up hope until an informant inside the reanimated Project Tendril made contact with me. They say they know how to find Christoph’s code. They have given me instructions on how to find it but have had to hide the answers in cryptic clues and puzzles to obscure it from sinister eyes. You must solve the mystery, complete the code and shut Project Tendril down before it strangles the entire world."

Vouchers

Wrapped In A Mystery is able to work with brands to deliver a novel method for delivering gift vouchers & promotional codes to your customers. Instead of just getting a boring old voucher code, you can give customers an adventure to solve in order to unlock their voucher or promo code,  plus a bespoke message from your brand! 

If you would like to start upselling your vouchers and promos, send us an email and we will work on a solution for your brand!

You can also see it in action through our partnership with escape rooms canberra!

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  • How does this work?
    Great question. ‘Wrapped In A Mystery’ is a way for you to level up your gift giving. Let’s say you’ve bought your friend a nice bottle of gin, or that copy of ‘A Bug’s Life’ on VHS they’ve always wanted (hey we’re not judging, they’re your friend). With ‘Wrapped In A Mystery’, you’ll give your friend an elevated experience as they solve puzzles, input secret codes and become immersed in a rich storyline - and at the end of it, they’ll unlock a personalised message from you, letting them know where they can find their gift (behind the couch, at their aunt’s house, in the park at the bottom of the street etc). Alternatively, you can include a link to whatever you like in your message. Whatever you choose, pairing your gift with ‘Wrapped In A Mystery’ is an easy way to take your gift-giving up a notch. So, let’s break down the process, from beginning to end: Purchase a copy of ‘Wrapped In A Mystery’. Your copy is shipped to you. Scan the QR code on the inside of the packaging and leave your personalized message. More often than not this will be a message that let’s the recipient know where to find their ‘main’ gift, but really you can put anything you like in the message. Give your friend/loved one the ‘Wrapped In A Mystery’. Here’s a good moment to let them know they might just need their phone/computer with internet access to solve the mystery! They solve the mystery and unlock your personal message!
  • Can I solve the mystery myself?
    Yes, and we encourage it! You can complete it yourself without marking or spoiling the answers, so feel free to don your code-breaking hat and dive in before handing it over to your loved one! Better yet, time yourself and set a challenge before sending it on its way.
  • How do I leave my message?
    It's simple! Follow the link to get to the message page, follow the instructions and hit submit! You can also repeat the instructions to override your message if you've changed your mind!
  • Will internet access be needed to complete the puzzle?
    Yes, internet access will be needed. Select parts of ‘Wrapped In A Mystery Vol 1: They Are Always Watching’ will be completed via desktop or mobile!
  • What if they get stuck?
    Don’t worry, we’ve got your recipient covered! We’ve got comprehensive clues and solutions for each puzzle available via the QR code on the back of their ‘Wrapped In A Mystery’. If they get stuck and ask you what to do next, just tell them about the QR code!
  • How do I leave my message?
    It's simple! Click the button below to go to the message page, follow the instructions and hit submit! P.S. You can also repeat the instructions to override your message if you've changed your mind!
  • How do I leave my message?
    It's simple! Click the button below to go to the message page, follow the instructions and hit submit! You can also repeat the instructions to override your message if you've changed your mind!
  • How do I leave my message?
    It's simple! Click the button below to go to the message page, follow the instructions and hit submit! You can also repeat the instructions to override your message if you've changed your mind!
  • Can I get this shipped directly to the recipient?
    No, you’ll need to receive the order so you can input your custom message (which requires the unique serial number printed on the back of the ‘Wrapped In A Mystery’). If you have any further questions on this please don't hesitate to send us an email at info@escaperoomscanberra.com!
  • How do I leave my message?
    It's simple! Click the button below to go to the message page, follow the instructions and hit submit! P.S. You can also repeat the instructions to override your message if you've changed your mind!
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