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May 17, 2015
Join us for a treasure hunt!
Suitable for everyone, families welcome!
For the final day of our 2015 May weekend, the Society has arranged an exclusive game of Monopoly around Sherlock Holmes' London. Participate as teams of 2-3 adults (or 2 adults and 2-3 children). We will make sure everyone is matched up into a team on the day, so individuals are more than welcome to come along. Visit the real locations of the Monopoly board, almost all of which have a connection to the Sherlock Holmes stories. At each you will have to solve a clue, and use your skill to choose carefully which sites to visit in the time allowed. Using your powers of observation and business acumen, collect properties and increase your income, while, of course, avoiding Jail!
The game begins at the Goats Club, at the International Students House at 229 Great Portland Street, London, W1W 5PN where we meet at 11.30am for coffee/tea, a pastry (included in the charge) and a briefing. The nearest station is Great Portland Street. Indeed, it is right opposite. If you miss the briefing you will not get the pack with the questions and will be unable to take part, so please be on time. The event will last around 5 hours, finishing by 5pm at Wetherspoons at Baker Street Station, where prizes will be awarded. Exhausted participants will be able to purchase refreshments.
Lunch is not included, so make your own arrangements as your time permits. A travelcard or oyster card will be needed, but all destinations are within zones 1 and 2. A pair of comfortable shoes and an umbrella would be advisable.
Each team will receive a copy of A Sherlock Holmes Monopoly Guide (RRP £18.99), published by The Irregular Special Press. Extra copies can be pre-ordered at £15 each; they will not otherwise be available at the event. Anybody who cannot attend but would like the book can get a 10% discount online at baker-street-studios.com by quoting code MONO10, valid until 1/7/15
- Meet at 11.30am at International Students House at 229 Great Portland Street
- Charge – £20.00/US$40.00 adults; £4.00/$8.00 children