The Crime-Trails can be purchased via the website www.krimi-trails.de. With the purchase you will receive a download link, which you can then use to download the crime file. You can either print out the crime file or open it on your tablet. Playing on a smartphone is not recommended due to the small display.
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What are the costs for a Crime-Trail?
The costs for a “crime trail” are 25 euros for a group of up to five people. If you are playing with a larger group, you will solve additional crime files, whereby one file is valid for a group of up to five people. So if you want to play with 12 people, you would buy three crime trails. After the purchase you will receive your crime file, which you can print out as often as you like, we recommend one file per group of 5. Together with the crime file you will receive the corresponding number of warrant codes – one per ordered trail. You will need these to convict the culprit at the end of the crime tour on our website and to solve the crime trail. More information about the game preparation with large groups can be found here: https://www.krimi-trails.de/gruppen/
What is the arrest warrant for?
With your order confirmation you received a warrant code, please keep this code. After you have solved all the puzzles and analyzed the clues and are sure that you know who the perpetrator is, log on to https://www.krimi-trails.de/arrest-warrant with your warrant code. Here you select the name of the perpetrator and will then receive direct feedback as to whether you have convicted the correct perpetrator.
I have a voucher, how can I redeem it?
To redeem a voucher, first place the desired or selected crime-tour in the shopping cart. Then enter your voucher code in the coupon field in the shopping cart and confirm with the button “Apply Coupon”. The voucher value will be deducted from the shopping cart value and displayed accordingly. You can then complete your booking by filling out and confirming the order form on the following page.
Is a reservation or advance booking necessary?
The Crime-Trails do not require any pre-registration. Just buy the crime file in our online store, go to the crime scene stated in the crime file on any day and at any time, and you’re ready to go. You can also play spontaneously or change your plans in case of bad weather. The crime trails are carried out independently. You can find everything you need to know on the crime file.
What should I do if I have not received an order confirmation?
Immediately after purchasing The Crime File, you will automatically receive an email to your specified email address. This email will contain the game documents and the warrant code. Be sure to check your spam folder as well. If you can’t find an email, contact us at email@example.com.
For how long will the game documents be valid?
The game files do not expire, you can play the Crime-Trail at any time. However, you should download the crime file just before the start of the game using the download link in the order confirmation. So you make sure you always have the latest version of the game.
At what time is it possible to play the Crime-Trails?
The Crime-Trails require no advance registration and can be played at any time of the day or night. All you need to do is buy the crime file in our online store, go to the crime scene stated in the crime file on any day and at any time, and you’re ready to go. You can always play spontaneously at any time or change your plans in case of bad weather. Since the crime trails are played independently, you can start the investigation at any time or take a break in between.
How to play a Crime-Trail?
The Crime-Trails are designed for people 12 years and older and are a great group experience and team event with friends, acquaintances and/or work colleagues. Some puzzle solving experience is helpful, but not mandatory. We recommend group sizes of max. 5 persons, therefore one ticket is valid for max. 5 persons. If there are more participants, please order accordingly more crime tracts, so that you can also play against each other. After buying a crime trail you will receive the crime file of the corresponding trail with the description of the case, the evidence already found, the assignment as well as some crime suspects and a situation map with the living, working and leisure places of the crime suspects.
Afterwards, you visit the crime scene and, in a sequence that you determine yourself, the places where the possible perpetrators live, work and spend their free time. At these locations you answer engaging riddles and receive further clues – either by SMS or in chat. By matching evidence to the appropriate people, you can exclude suspects or find the perpetrator and successfully solve the case.
Once you have solved the case, you can enter the name of the perpetrator on the website https://www.krimi-trails.de/arrest-warrant To do so, you will need the warrant code that you received in the order confirmation after the purchase. As soon as you have entered the warrant code and the name of the alleged perpetrator on our website, you will find out whether you were on the right person’s trail and successfully solved the crime case.
What do I need to participate in a Crime-Trail?
- A fully charged cell phone with internet access and QR code scanning function. You communicate via chat or SMS to get more clues.
- The crime file, a writing pen for notes, a pad/clipboard as a writing surface, headphones and possibly a power bank.
- The warrant code that you received by e-mail with the order confirmation, to convict the perpetrator.
Will there be a guide or game leader accompanying the Crime-Trail?
As the Crime-Trails are conducted independently, there is no guide or game leader to accompany you. Everything you need to know is available on the crime file.
What age are the crime trails suitable for?
The Crime-Trails are designed for people 12 years and older and are a great group experience and team event with friends, acquaintances and/or work colleagues. Some puzzle solving experience is helpful, but not mandatory. For families with younger children, we recommend the Krimi-Trails Kids or our Detective Trails, the puzzle tours with Detective Badger. More info at /https://www.krimi-trails.de/produkt-kategorie/krimi-trails-kids/ and http://www.detektiv-trails.de
May the Crime-Trails be played against each other?
If the crime trail is completed as a group competition against each other, one person will be in charge of the game. The groups competing against each other (max. 5 people per group) all meet at the crime scene at an agreed time. Only there the groups receive the crime file of the corresponding criminal case by the game leader (all receive the same case). The game leader has to purchase a crime file for each group in advance, so that they all have their own warrant code. The groups then read into the case independently and begin to solve the criminal case. In doing so, the groups can decide the order in which the possible perpetrators’ homes, workplaces, and recreational areas are to be visited; as a result, the groups will also be fairly spread out. The groups are only asked to return to the game leader at the crime scene after solving the case. Only there will the alleged perpetrator be convicted with the arrest warrant code. If the solution is correct, the time is stopped for the group. If the solution is wrong, the group is automatically in last place. The group that found the correct culprit in the shortest time wins. For more information about the game in large groups also look here: https://www.krimi-trails.de/gruppen/
May I play a Crime-Trail on Christmas, New Year or any other holiday?
The Crime-Trails do not require any pre-registration and can be played at any time, including Christmas or other holidays. All you have to do is buy the crime file in our online store, go to the crime scene stated in the crime file on any day and at any time, and you’re ready to go. You can always play spontaneously or change your plans in case of bad weather. The crime trails are performed independently, so that you can start the investigation at any time. Everything you need to know can be found on the crime file.
Can the Crime-Trails be played in the dark/at dusk?
The Crime-Trails can basically be played at any time. Please note that some of the puzzles may be difficult or impossible to solve in the dark. In addition, depending on the area of investigation, it can get quite creepy, which then however possibly increases the mystery factor. The Crime-Trails are carried out independently, so that investigations can be started at any time and it is basically up to you whether you want to investigate in the dark or not. However, the game can also be paused without any problems when darkness sets in and continued on another day.
May I choose the order of the puzzle posts myself?
At the beginning of a Crime-Trail, you always visit the crime scene, that is where the game starts. Afterwards, you visit the other puzzle locations in a self-determined order. You should definitely visit all the locations, since unexpected twists and turns can arise that may be important for solving the case.
Do I have to complete the Crime-Trail in a specified time?
The timings are only intended as a guide for planning your crime investigation. The goal is not to complete the investigation as quickly as possible. You will divide the time independently. You can pause and resume the investigation at any time. It doesn’t matter whether you want to complete the investigation in 2 hours, a whole day or over several days. The pace is entirely up to you. The crime tour ends with the entry and conviction of the perpetrator.
How can I convict the perpetrator and verify that I was right?
After you have solved all the puzzles and analyzed the clues, and you are sure that you know who the perpetrator is, log on to https://www.krimi-trails.de/arrest-warrant with your warrant code. Here you can select the name of the perpetrator and receive direct feedback as to whether you have convicted the correct perpetrator.
How much do I have to pay for the SMS?
On our Crime-Trails you send about 10-15 SMS with keywords to receive more hints about the case. The cost of the SMS depends on the cost of the mobile phone provider. The reply SMS with the clues to solve the case that you receive are free of charge for you.
How much do I have to pay for the use of the chat?
The communication via the chatbot is free of charge. All you need is access to the Internet.