This outdoor game is perfect for two teams of 2-6 persons – maybe racing each other?
In 1913, there was a spectacular robbery, in which 1200000 marks in gold were stolen from the Mint House on Katajanokka, close to the center of Helsinki. One of the robbers, Kalle Lusi, was arrested the next morning and did his time in the Katajanokka prison, until his death in tuberculosis in 1917. Lusi never revealed his partner in crime, who hid the gold somewhere. Strangely enough, it seems like the police hushed things up – maybe they were protecting the partner, or the gold? Then World War I broke out and the case was hidden in the archives.
A year or so ago, a young police officer called Maija Aho, born Lusi, tried to reopen the case. She was brusquely told not to touch it. Before the order, though, she managed to find out some details and copy the old case documentation, which she now gives over to the team who is willing to solve the case once and for all.
If you play this game in two teams, one team follows in the tracks of Kalle Lusi, while the other team explores the partner’s movements, until one or both teams find out what happened to the stolen gold. It is also possible to play this game with one team only.
Duration: 1,5 hours.
Age recommendation: 11 years up. Note that at least one of the players must be over 16 years of age.
The team behind
Script and puzzle design: Georgi Obatnin ja Yvonne Karsten
IT: Georgi Obatnin