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We're building an extraordinary mystery experience for groups of friends and company teams in the heart of Amsterdam
We're building an extraordinary mystery experience for groups of friends and company teams in the heart of Amsterdam
101 backers pledged €6,052 to help bring this project to life.

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Mystery experiences and escape rooms have been taking the world by storm, and you get to make one happen in Amsterdam!

An escape room game is a live game where you're locked inside a mysterious room full of secrets together with 3 to 5 friends. Under the pressure of time, you have to make sense of heaps of clues, riddles and puzzles in order to escape the room.

Escape room games are some of the most popular things you can do in:

Btw, for the Dutch among us, imagine: a 1-hour version of Wie is de Mol and Fort Boyard with you and your friends inside a movie-like room filled with puzzles.

How will we create the 'best' in the world. Every escape room is unique and will appeal more to some than others. We think there's a giant leap to be made in the world of escape rooms by incorporating a little bit for everyone into one room. 

We will make the experience more profound by developing a stronger story. We invest more time and attention to the decor and we dare to use modern "magical" technology. We're building our first room on a small budget, but with the level of detail a high class '20s film.

The story you step into upon entering the room will continue after you come out. And some of you will actually get the chance to apply to one of the most elusive secret societies of 21st century Amsterdam.

What will we use the budget for? We're already hard at work with building up double walls and secret passageways, but there's still a lot to be done. All of the Kickstarter funds will go to the construction and refinement of the room, none of it will go towards marketing or to us personally.

I don't have a credit card, can I pay via iDeal?
Kickstarter doesn't support traditional bank transfers, but we do. We do prefer it if you pledge via Kickstarter, because that way we will reach our 'funding goal' faster, but if you don't have a credit card, you can simply transfer the appropriate amount to our bank account, including the type of pledge and your email address (like hello at gmail com) in the description. Our account nr is NL55 TRIO 0781 4543 28 under the name 'Sherlocked'

We'll send you a confirmation as soon as we see your pledge come in and if you have any doubts, just mail us at team@sherlocked.co

So, who are you guys? We are three creative entrepreneurs with centuries (ahem, years actually) of experience in creative design, art productions and company management between us. We are supported by an amazing team of puzzle makers, production designers, builders, and sorcerers. Learn more about us by clicking our 'Full Bio' on the top right corner of this page.

Why won't we tell you where it will be? Because nowadays, you can find everything about anything online. We're all about mysteries and puzzles. You want to know the secret chamber's location? Figure it out for yourself, Sherlock ;-)

Talk to me about the socks. They're made of organic cotton, produced locally in The Netherlands and they're gonna fit feet sizes 40-46.

The Society Of Crossed Keys is only having 100 made. If ever they make more SOCKs, it will be of a different design. 

Risks and challenges

The biggest hurdle we had to overcome was securing our location. It took some convincing, but in the end our room's story and designs got the building's 'gatekeepers' on board.

In order to make the room as perfect as possible, we're working with a large team of highly skilled artists and craftsmen on a moderately small budget. Our team is devoting much love and attention to the game, but because they're professionals they need to be paid. Everybody is already pitching in way under normal rates, but we need more funds to be able to pay them to finish.

Our final challenge is of a different nature. We're introducing an entirely new kind of 'going out' experience in a city that already has a lot to offer. This is a major challenge on its own. Nonetheless we think Amsterdam is ready for something new and we're working day and night to meet our city's highest expectations.

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    Pledge €5 or more About $6

    Thanks for your support! Every donation helps us make the room more wonderful. Just imagine; two donations of €5 bought us a beautiful art deco lamp, or about 60 espressos! That's a LOT of caffeine kicking us in the butt.

    You will receive all project updates as well as a video message of Victor telling the world's longest Sherlock Holmes joke. Seriously.

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    Pledge €20 or more About $23

    Receive a personal ticket to Sherlocked for the special Kickstarter price of €20 (normally €24,50)

    You will be among the first to receive your room booking (after the VIP and Luminary members) and you will be invited to our mysterious opening party.

    Also, if during your game, you should successfully unlock the room's final and most hidden secret, you will immediately gain entry to the clandestine Society of the Crossed Keys.

    *Sherlocked is a group experience designed for teams of max 6 people. You will be given the choice to compile your own team with other ticket holders or let us surprise you with fabulously fitting team members.

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    Pledge €35 or more About $40

    On top of receiving the personal ticket (see above), you become a prospective member of the Society Of Crossed Keys. Each prospective S.O.C.K. member, receives a pair of their extremely limited edition socks (just 100 will be made) emblazoned with the magnificent crest of the Society Of Crossed Keys.

    Because of the exclusive and highly sought-after nature or these prospective memberships, the Society will not take the risk of shipping them via public courier. Instead you may personally pick up your socks at a secret location, to ensure they don't fall into the wrong hands. Or onto the wrong feet.

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    Pledge €40 or more About $45

    Tickets for Two! With this option, you will get to share the excitement of the game with someone you choose. Your team will still need 3 or 4 more members, but this way you'll be sure to have a fabulous sidekick.

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    Pledge €45 or more About $51

    This is a special pledge and we only have 10 of them. On top of your personal ticket to a game, you will receive a beautiful limited Kickstarter edition of the Sherlocked Moleskine® pocket notebook (see photo in the description). Uncover Lab, the startup where Victor and Tristan met eachother -thanks to our third Sherlocked founder Micah- is sponsoring these 10 Moleskines in support of our campaign. Because Kickstarter only allows us to give rewards that we make ourselves, the books will be engraved and signed by the three of us.

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    Pledge €99 or more About $112

    The Team Ticket (max 6 people). The same as Reward #2, but even more value (six players for the price of five)

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    Pledge €250 or more About $283

    The Company Deal
    3 Team Tickets

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    Pledge €500 or more About $567

    The Puppetmaster Ticket, consisting of 2 team tickets; one for yourself and one for a group of friends where you get a look behind the curtain, experiencing their game from our game master’s monitoring room.

    Plus, you will get invited to the design table of our second room! That means your ideas may become integral to Sherlocked's second incarnation (for which we actually already have the location)

    And of course, there’s an honorary membership to the Society of the Crossed Keys waiting for you, but only if you succesfully unlock the room at first try..

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    Pledge €3,500 or more About $3,968

    The Tailor Made Experience - Only 1 available.
    For this royal and most enhusiastic pledge, we will create a completely tailored mystery room experience for your company, team or group of friends, either at your location or one of ours.

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