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We have a choice of stories for you to investigate. Each is made up of 12 boxes containing clues to help you solve the case.

The Secret of Site Q

The search for Site Q began in earnest in the 1970s when a Yale Graduate Student noticed a similarity between a number of artefacts and monuments in various collections that were of unknown origin.  Purchased on the antiquities black market, these artefects had to have come from the same source.  A repeating snake head glyph and various other features, including some inscriptions which were continued across a variety of monuments held in different collections, prompted the search for what Scientists began calling “site Q”.  The letter itself standing for “¿qué?”, Spanish for “which?”

Heavy looting of this mysterious site had clearly been going on for some time.  With museums and private collectors paying significant sums for stelae, panels, scupltures and codex-style pottery.  Tracking down the provinance of these illegally secured artefacts is still underway, but with Museums and Private collectors easily paying prices of $30,000 – $120,000 for the best preserved relics, few in the local communities are willing to give away their secrets.

The Legend of Ching Shih

200 years ago pirate leader Ching Shih (also known as Zheng Yi Sao) terrorized the shipping in the South China Seas as leader of the Red Flag Fleet. As the world’s most successful pirate of all time, Ching Shih commanded over 1400 pirates and 24 ships until she surrendered to the Qing authorities under favourable terms which gave both herself and her crews full immunity.

Plundering ships from the East India Company, the Portuguese Empire and Qing China, Ching Shih traded with pirates around the world amassing a wealth of foreign treasures for her personal coffers.

Very little is known of her descendants, however legend has it that she passed on a coded map to her eldest son detailing the location of her hidden treasure.

Bounty hunters and treasure seekers have been looking for that map for generations.

Can you discover the hidden resting place of Ching Shih’s plunder?

The Hidden Listener

On 3rd Sept 1939 Britain Declared War on Nazi Germany. The need for intelligence was paramount, so in 1941 Churchill commissioned a Combined Services Detailed Interrogation Centre (CSDIC). This centre was Latimer House.

Latimer House was a special POW camp and interrogation centre, fitted out with listening devices and staffed with secret listeners . Over 200 intelligence officers operated within its walls, all waiting to discover the captured Generals’ secrets.

Latimer House was critical to the war effort, and its existence was classified for 50 years. Even now, nearly 80 years later, some Top Secret files haven’t been declassified. Some of those secrets are hidden in the basement of Latimer House, where a tunnel is still sealed under the official secrets act.

Join us to discover the fate of one of the hidden listeners…

Murder at Malborough House

Journalist Clark Morganssen, journalist for The Time newspaper,
disappears without a trace, whilst trying to piece together the mystery
surrounding Marlborough House. He believes this building is somehow connected to the Whitechapel Murders of 1888 and may have stumbled across something he shouldn’t have…

Are the murders connected to this building? Are
secret societies involved? Did Clark dig too deep? Solve the ciphers, crack the
codes, and see if you can discover what lies beneath the mystery. 

The Curse of Humanrah

The Valley of the Kings is possibly the most prestigious dig site in Egypt for emerging Archeologists with a reputation to establish.

However when a dig goes horribly wrong, it falls to you to establish whether it was the Curse of King Humanrah or someone else with an axe to grind…

An Inheritance Of Murder

It’s the 1930s. Marie Jones, a young woman from a wealthy family in England has been sent to India to stay with her aunt in order to find a suitable match….within the year Marie is found to be missing.

Her lost journal is finally discovered under the floorboards of a local dwelling by an heir hunter. As the last known living relative of the family line, the journal falls into your possession.