“This game is brilliantly conceived. It will bring out your inner sleuth for sure”
(Maureen Jennings, Murdoch Mysteries creator)
Solve the Secret of Station House No. 4
Detective Murdoch is missing and as Toronto’s newest constables you’ve been called into action, but the clock is ticking! You only have 60 minutes to save Murdoch. Discover the clues, piece together the evidence, crack the case, and unravel the Secret of Station House No. 4!
Step into a world of intrigue and wonder as Secret City Adventures & Shaftesbury bring the global hit television show Murdoch Mysteries to real life in this immersive escape game for all ages.
$36 + HST / general
$42 + HST / prime time
This is a live event and all sales are final. Once the booking is confirmed, refunds and exchanges are not accepted.
60 minutes of game play
Games run all week from Wednesday to Sunday. If you’re interested in playing in an off time, please contact us to arrange a private game.
Halloween games: 26th – 31st October!
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Frequently asked questions
What is this?
The Murdoch Mysteries Escape Series is an evolution of the escape game format. It is a series of immersive adventure games set in the world of Murdoch Mysteries. The players will step into familiar locations, solve puzzles, unravel mysteries, and rub shoulders with the colourful characters of Murdoch’s time.
The games are linked by the Murdoch world, with an overarching plot for keen-eyed players. The games are designed to be played in any order and are completely accessible for players who may have missed an instalment.
Each game in the Murdoch Mysteries Escape Series features a self-contained story and conclusion. Players who complete the series will have helped Murdoch reveal a secret conspiracy that lurks behind the scenes.
Does the game take place on the Murdoch set?
No, the game takes place at the historic George Brown House in downtown Toronto. The room is designed as the Incident Room, an as-yet-unseen area of Station House No. 4.
Will I be 'locked' in the room?
No one is ever actually locked up in the Murdoch Mysteries Escape Series. The rooms are large and thematic. You will never be forced into a tight enclosed space. Anyone can exit the game at any time – however, once outside, there is no re-admittance.
I want to play with my friends only. What should I do?
I cannot find any dates that I can attend. When do future tickets go on sale?
Do you have a waiting or cancellation list or rush tickets?
On our booking form, just click the ‘wait list’ button for the date you’re interested in. If the date becomes available, emails will be sent out to the waiting list in the order in which they registered – sign up now to make sure you’re one of the first to know!
Does the game require a minimum number of players?
Yes, The Secret of Station House No. 4 requires a minimum of 4 players. If your booked game session does not reach a minimum of 4 players total we may contact you (with 24 hours notice) to find another game for you to play.
You do not need to book the minimum tickets yourself. For example, two groups of two players would meet the minimum.
Are tickets refundable?
No. All sales are final. Please be aware that our game is a live event, so once the booking is confirmed, refunds, cancellations or reschedules cannot be accepted.
Can I put all the tickets under my name?
Yes. Please make sure that you (or your friend) bring the tickets.
Are tickets transferable to my friend?
Yes. You can give or sell your tickets to another person.
How do I buy gift vouchers?
To buy gift vouchers, either choose an amount which can be applied to any game, or select a specific time and date.
Can I take photos or videos in the room?
To keep the secrets of our games fun for everyone, no photos or videos are allowed during the event.
Wouldn't this be more fun after a few drinks?
Escape games require a sharp and sober mind. Also, you may be grouped with other players, so it’s important that you be cooperative. Please note if you arrive intoxicated our staff has the right to refuse you access and no refunds will be given.
Are there any health risks while playing the game?
No. None of our games require physical exertion or interaction with hazardous materials.
Is the game wheelchair accessible?
George Brown House is a wheelchair accessible site, but our game may not be able to accommodate your specific needs.
Please contact us at email@example.com for more information or to make special arrangements.
Can kids play the game?
The Murdoch Mysteries Escape Series is suitable for anyone, from fans of the show to those who have never experienced it.
The game will be most enjoyed by those aged 12 and up, although the lowest age to play is 10. Between the ages of 10-16, for every 4 children there must be at least 1 accompanying adult. Additionally, a waiver signed by a guardian/parent is also needed: please contact us if you require this in advance and we will send you a PDF file.
What should I wear?
Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes – high heels and flip flops are not recommended. Costumes, however, are encouraged!
Where can I park?
Paid street parking is available on Beverley & Baldwin.
The three closest paid parking lots are at Spadina & Cecil, Spadina & Baldwin, and Spadina & Dundas.
I want to play, but I don't live in Toronto!
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Real-life room escape games are a type of physical adventure game in which people are locked in a room with other participants and have to use elements of the room to solve a series of puzzles, find clues, and escape the room within a set time limit.
Launching in Toronto in 2017 with The Secret of Station House No. 4 the Murdoch Mysteries Escape Game Series will give fans the chance to experience first hand everything they love about the show and let all players step into the shoes of the best detective from the turn of the century.
Detective Murdoch is missing and as Toronto’s newest constables you’ve been called into action, but the clock is ticking! You only have 60 minutes to save Murdoch. Discover the clues, piece together the evidence, crack the case, and unravel The Secret of Station House No. 4!
Station House No. 4
Station House No. 4 is one of several stations operated by the Toronto Constabulary. It is the Station House closest to the City Morgue.
Location & Contact
George Brown House
This fine Second Empire-style house was built for George Brown between 1874 and 1876. The elegance of his residence reflects his prominence as a Father of Confederation, founder of The Globe newspaper (now the Globe and Mail) and a leading Liberal politician.
The house was declared a National Historic Site in 1976; a decade later it was threatened with demolition. The Ontario Heritage Trust intervened, restoring and re-opening the house in 1989 for use as a conference centre with tenant offices on the upper floors.
George Brown House – Murdoch Mysteries Escape Series
647 243 7658
186 Beverley St. Toronto, ON M5T 1L4
By car: From the Gardiner Expressway, take the Spadina Avenue exit and travel north to Dundas Street West. Turn right at Dundas. Turn left on Beverley Street.
By transit: Take the subway to the St. Patrick Station. Walk west on Dundas Street West. Turn right onto Beverley Street and travel north to Baldwin Street.
George Brown House is on the northwest corner of Beverley and Baldwin streets.
Shaftesbury is an award-winning creator and producer of original content for television and digital platforms. Shaftesbury’s slate includes 10 seasons of Murdoch Mysteries for CBC, UKTV, and ITV STUDIOS Global Entertainment; David Shore’s Houdini & Doyle for Sony Pictures Television, Corus Entertainment, ITV, and Fox; thriller series Slasher for Super Channel and NBCUniversal’s Chiller; and Kids’ CBC series The Moblees. Shaftesbury’s digital arm, Smokebomb Entertainment, produces original digital, convergent, and branded entertainment projects including the hit YouTube series Carmilla, funded by U by Kotex®; mystery series V Morgan Is Dead, brought to life by RBC; fashion comedy series MsLabelled, produced in partnership with Shaw Media and Tetley Tea; and the Slasher VR app for iOS, Android, and Oculus Rift. In June 2014, Shaftesbury/Smokebomb launched shift2, a branded entertainment agency that drives profitable engagement with millennials using scripted series, turning brands into executive producers.