In Rouen, Maurice Leblanc had surely never imagined that one day the star character of his novels, Arsène Lupin, uses the object of an XXL game. And yet the company Créanim ‘playful animations has created a giant escape game around the world of the gentleman burglar. More than 400 participants attended.
Two camps, ten stages
On one side the Lupin clan. Arsène Lupine wants to steal the ruby from the mage Cagliostro. On the other, the mage’s camp. Cagliostro wants to discover the true identity of the gentleman burglar. Through a journey of ten stages, with one observation question and one riddle per stage, the participants got ready for the game. “Now that we’re here, we’re a little under pressure“, smiles Corinne, who came with her family.
Very quickly, they get smoked at the game.”We must observe the big clock, which animal is just on the left? it’s the sheep, I validate, it’s good, we can continue the adventure“, this mother shows herself relieved while smiling. The next step takes them to rue du Bec.”It’s true that I often pass by, I didn’t even know it was there, rue du Bec. I had never seen the plaque above the street name“, adds Philippe, husband son.
He rediscovers the city of Rouen. “We’re from here, we come from here but we don’t look up anymore“, he explains. Because that is also the goal of such a game. “Revisit the places we pass by every day“, adds Loïc Clémenceau, animator and one of the organizers of this game.
At the end of the game, no reward, but the memory of having been for a time one of the characters in Maurice Leblanc’s novels. In Le Havre, this Saturday, the game provided 350 participants.