1883, Circus Maester in Dalfsen, the Netherlands.
Right in the middle of his opening speech Nicolaas Maester collapses in front of the audience. The ringmaster of Circus Maester appears to have been murdered.
It doesn’t take long for somebody to be arrested and for the case to be closed.
2023, at your home.
You receive an old package containing handwritten documents, scratched photos, mysterious drawings and weathered objects. Remnants of the 140-year-old crime scene.
Now it’s up to you to figure out who murdered Nicolaas Maester.
What’s in the box?
- Old photos from 1883
- A map of the circus grounds
- Secret rolled up notes
- A small notebook with scribblings from one of the characters
- Mysterious objects
- More than 15 handwritten and authentic looking documents
How does On Circus Grounds work?
To make the experience as realistic as possible, in this game there is no competition. There are no rules. There is no set order, no off limits envelopes. Just the researchers and a package.
And the crucial question: who did it?
Each object offers a new perspective on the intertwined stories. Inspect the details, follow the clues and find the answers.
Are you stuck? A special webpage contains several hints for each document. When you solved the mystery, try to answer the questions on the site and you will immediately see if you are right.
Ask the right questions and find out what happened in 1883.