Jun 21, 2019

Top Spies in Fiction: which spy are you?

It takes all sorts to play one of our most popular games, Operation Mindfall. Indeed determination, a penchant for a pint or two and the ability to run around like a maniac for two-hours are all common traits with the budding spies we’ve seen. Here at Handmade Mysteries Central Intel however, we’ve always found people […]

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Jun 07, 2019

Meet the Team: Enigmatic Game Host, Sam Merry

Returning to our ever popular meet the team series, we delve into the world of another team member – Sam Merry. A self-proclaimed oddball with a penchant for a book or ten, Sam may be one of our more diverse hosts but he’s a bit of an enigma. He also enjoys a good larp and […]

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Jun 01, 2019

7 cheeky things to do in Brighton this summer

If there’s ever a time to really let your hair down in Brighton, it’s the summer. The city is long known for its debauched reputation, owing to the great Prince Regent (later King George IV) bringing an air of flamboyance and fun to the city that even 200 years later hasn’t showed any sign of […]

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May 24, 2019

Escape room vs city adventure game

The popularity of escape rooms has soared with the last count at 150 in the UK, taking an estimated £10m in revenues every year. City adventure games or street games are seemingly the next step as more and more are cropping up including spy games, city treasure hunts, zombie runs and Cluedo. Question is, will […]

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New Game: Step right up to our Magic Portal

You pleaded, we listened. Yes that’s right people, it’s time. We have yet another brand spanking new game coming very soon and, listen carefully, because it’s a doozy. Hot on the heels of our first AR street game Operation Mindfall we bring you our second city adventure game, Magic Portal. Magic Portal you say? Pray […]

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May 10, 2019

5 Winning Gamification in the Workplace Stories

Let’s be honest, the workplace isn’t really the place where we expect to be truly ‘happy’ in the drinking a cold bevy at the pub kinda way. That said, if there’s a way to lift the corporate cloud over our heads, have more fun and boost productivity in the process, we’ll take it. There’re lots […]

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May 03, 2019

5 Quirky Outdoor Activities in London

The British weather is unpredictable at best but, let’s face it, as soon as the sun comes out we love an excuse to hang about outside… and there’s always ye ol’ hood-up or umbrella inside out option – and the local pub. So, we’ve been out on foot trekking around London looking for the best […]

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Apr 25, 2019

Pete Jenkins: the benefits of gamification in the workplace

Employees are humans and, as humans, we are all unique. We have our own quirks, unique behaviours and working styles. No wonder so many leaders and HR professionals are often left scratching their heads on how they can make everyone happy. Pleasing everyone isn’t easy. The good news is that there is one thing that […]

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Apr 18, 2019

5 reasons to play street game Operation Mindfall

When you consider your plans for the weekend ahead donning spy gear and running around the city trying to save the world from a fictional all out biowarfare probably doesn’t make it to the list. But it should. Many gaming folk love our escape rooms for their immersive stories, theatrics and scenery but did you […]

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Apr 12, 2019

Escape Room film vs Escape Room reality

The new escape room film ‘Escape Room (2019)’ has been out for a couple of months now with modest success making in excess of £150m. However, it also got mixed reviews and caused quite a stir in the escape room community. With that in mind we decided to look at the escape room film and […]

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6 ways immersive gaming boosts employee morale

There are many factors that impact employee morale that comfortably fit within the realms of the workplace,  including pay increase, recognition and professional development. But what, we hear you cry, does immersive gaming have to do with it? Twenty years ago, the idea of play in the work environment would have been scoffed at. After […]

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Feb 27, 2019

7 Anti-adulting activities for big kids

Adulting sucks. The bubble of staying up late, eating what you want and being able to legally drink quickly bursts. Soon you realise you have to work in the morning, junk food makes you fat and hangovers last days rather than hours. Now, us old blighters (by that we mean anyone over the age of […]

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