Part scavenger hunt, part escape room, and all fun! A valuable work of art called the Blue Lobster has been stolen! It’s up to you and your team to recover it. Explore downtown Shediac looking for clues and solving puzzles the thief has left you. If you play the thief’s game, will you be able to track down the priceless artifact?
The Great Shediac Art Heist is an immersive experience that will take you and your team (up to 6 people) around actual locations in downtown Shediac, with a narrative and puzzles that play out on your smartphone. You’ll have 2 hours to crack the case. The game is browser-based so there is no app to download ahead of time.
Is your team up to the task? Come find out as you try to solve the Great Shediac Art Heist!
Each admission allows up to 3 devices to be activated during the game, so you’ll need to pair up if you’re more than three people. You’ll need to have cellular data and location tracking on in order to play.
Choose between one of three start times: 9:00am, 12:00pm or 3:00pm. Show up at Pascal Poirier park at your selected start time and scan your ticket at the event tent. We’ll activate the game on one device. You can then choose a team name and add your team’s devices from a QR code right in the web app. You’ll then have 2 hours to complete the game.
All puzzles and clues take place in the app, so there are no physical objects to move or manipulate, however there may be some things to photograph or scan during the game.
You’ll have access to hints in the game if you get stuck on a puzzle, and a team will be on site if you run into any issues.
Be aware of your surroundings
As you explore during the game, make sure you are mindful of what is in front and around you. Be careful crossing streets and watch for people and cars.
Be respectful to other players
Everyone is there to have fun, so don’t do anything to hinder other players or make it impossible for everyone to enjoy the game. Disrespectful behaviour will result in expulsion from the game.
Everything required to play is outdoors
This is an outdoor experience, so you will not need to enter any buildings or structures that are not publicly accessible.
Only play in safe, public areas
Although you may need to cross streets to reach certain areas, there are no clues hidden in the middle of streets, so make sure to reach the sidewalk before you interact with anything. Also, only publicly accessible places are part of the game, so do not enter fenced-off or private areas to reach clues.