The History of Mystery City

It was a rainy night, many years ago, when a night at a Pub Quiz planted the seed that would become our many year obsession. After a few drinks and a near-loss, we began to talk about a better way to explore the city. The original idea was to create a historical adventure for kids. We quickly got to work, finding stories, creating puzzles and then... it slowly dawned on us that we didn't know any kids nor did we know what kids like. To our surprise, we realized that we had created a puzzle game for people like us! (Wonderful people who love to explore, to figure things out and to do a third thing as well).

Our mission is to show people another way to explore. To take them away from their phones and their guided tours and give them the tools they need to see the city in detail. Along the way, we'll teach a little bit of what makes our city so fantastic!

Our puzzles are challenging, fun and historical. They're perfect for friends, families or colleagues. You can learn more about how it works here.

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Who are we

We are Geert Benjamin Sillevis and Emilie Mendes de Leon, a couple of friends who wanted to play the Da Vinci Code in real life. So we created treasure hunts for grown-ups: well researched, historically accurate games that ask players to solve puzzles around a real event or phenomenon that happened in the city.

We love spy stuff, finding gable stones, and spending too much time in the city archive. These are games that we'd want to play if we were visitors or long-time residents - we hope that you feel the same!