Clue: A Walking Mystery Brings the Classic Board Game to Life in Downtown Chicago

Introduce your kids to the iconic board game at this interactive mystery walk.

Search for clues, solve puzzles and crack the case as a family at CLUE: A Walking Mystery, an interactive murder mystery game in downtown Chicago! 

The game centers around the mysterious case of Boddy Black. Mr. Black was murdered at Tudor Mansion. Since his death, the antique furniture from the mansion has been auctioned off to iconic locations all over downtown.

With the butler from Tudor Mansion as your guide, your family must search downtown to locate the antiques from Tudor Mansion. Then, analyze the furniture for clues to figure out what really happened to Mr. Black. 

If that doesn’t sound like enough of a challenge, your family won’t be the only amateur detectives trying to piece together the story of what happened at Tudor Mansion. CLUE: A Walking Mystery may be a problem-solving game, but it’s also a race against the other teams to see who can uncover the truth first. 

Through Oct. 31, dive into the world of CLUE and put your sleuthing and problem-solving skills to the test with CLUE: A Walking Mystery in downtown Chicago!

Quick details about Clue: A Walking Mystery

  • When: Through Oct. 31, 2023
  • Cost: $35/person. Children ages 5 and under are free. Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more. 
  • Duration: 90 minutes to three hours, depending on your group’s pace. 

Tips for attending Clue: A Walking Mystery with kids

Photo courtesy of Carol Fox and Associates Public Relations

  • The experience is recommended for ages 8 and up.
  • A parent must accompany children ages 15 and under. Every attendee needs a ticket, regardless if they are solving the mystery or if they are a chaperone. 
  • Tickets must be purchased for a specific time slot. Be sure to arrive in advance of the start time on your ticket. 
  • The walking mystery requires detectives to walk about 1.5 miles over the course of about two hours. Players who want to limit their walking can choose to skip over locations while still accessing the information they will need to solve the mystery. The abbreviated walk can be completed by walking about half a mile over 90 minutes. 
  • Clue: A Walking Mystery is not ADA accessible. 

Other things to do downtown Chicago with kids

  • While you’re downtown, take your little tourist on a sightseeing tour of the city’s must-see landmarks and attractions
  • Take in the skyscrapers and water views from the Riverwalk. Check out our Family Guide to the Chicago Riverwalk for tips on what to see and do with kids. 
  • Visit Navy Pier and take a spin on the Centennial Wheel. Our family guide has all the info you’ll need about the best kid-friendly attractions and restaurants at this popular tourist hotspot.
  • Play at Maggie Daley Park. The massive city park has a climbing wall, mini golf and the popular Play Garden, an imaginative 3-acre playground with slides, swings, water and spray features, bridges, climbing structures and more.

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Nikki Roberts
Nikki Roberts
Nikki Roberts is the assistant editor on the Chicago Parent team. She is always on the lookout for the coolest and trendiest new attractions, restaurants and events for Chicagoland families. Her newsletters, online family guides and exciting digital content keep families informed on all the latest happenings around town.

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