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A murder mystery night in Barcelona

Written by Sophie H

A night out in Barcelona is no unusual thing; its incredible array of bars and restaurants makes it one of the best places in the world to party. But if the bar and disco scene seems boring to you, then a murder mystery night might be exactly what you are looking for.

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 What is a murder mystery night?

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It is an interactive activity that happens at night that entails a live role-play game to solve a mystery murder. Murder mystery events usually take place in a big house, hotel or even a castle to set an eerie scene and involve costumed characters you will talk to, puzzles to decipher and challenges to overcome with whoever you attend the event with. At the end of the evening, you must decide who you think committed the murder for a chance to win a prize!

Where can I experience a murder mystery night in Barcelona?

Although we are sure there are many murder mystery offerings across the city, one of the very best we have come across is Murder At The Four Deuces. This evening is set in the 1920s in a breath-taking 12th-century Catalan country home 20 minutes outside of Barcelona, with a murder mystery story that includes a host of gangsters, politicians, singers and gamblers involved in murder, deceit, bribery and more. The murder mystery plays out across various rooms and gardens in the house and guests also enjoy a fantastic dining experience whilst they play the mystery game.

Each guest comes dressed in 20s style and receives a character booklet and ‘money’ to act on the information they have been given about their particular character, from cunning socialites to backstabbing butlers. Whilst acting each part, the task is to try and talk to as many people as possible to gather clues and decipher who the murderer is. The money can be used to buy information or gamble away at the poker table.

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Why should I try it?

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This is a unique and different way to spend an evening with friends or even to break the ice with work colleagues. Although it may seem pricey, at 165 euros per person, this covers the entire 4-hour performance, with a full three-course meal, wine and 2 hours of open bar. If you want to spend a little more, you can hire a classic car to transport you to and from the venue to heighten the experience!

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About the author

Sophie H

Sophie is a native English freelance writer, PR consultant, personal trainer and yoga teacher / therapist living and loving life in Barcelona.

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