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Gift Ideas for a High Functioning Sociopath

Hi all – John here.

As some of you may know, it’s Sherlock’s birthday on the 6th January and if you’ve got a friend like him, it can sometimes be difficult finding the perfect present. With Mary’s help, I’ve put together a gift guide for the high functioning sociopath in your life, or if you fancy yourself something of a supersleuth, these birthday ideas could be perfect for you.

The Official Live Game

Was the waterfall painting you got for them an epic fail last year? In fact, do you know someone who just isn’t pleased with any material gifts you get them? Try gifting them an experience instead. The thrill of The Official Live Game escape room checks all the boxes for the daring detectives who want to step into the shoes of Sherlock Holmes and feel the thrill of cracking a case. Travel through iconic sets from the hit BBC show and work as a team to solve puzzles and clues against a ticking clock. Haven’t seen the show? No problem – all you need is a thirst for clue cracking and puzzle solving to enjoy the escape room.

Birthday Parties at The Game Is Now

For the mini detective, The Game Is Now hosts Birthday Parties for 10 children or more, where each child gets to play The Official Live Game and has access to a private area in The Mind Palace. There are a range of optional extras such as food and soft drink packages, bringing your own cake and decorations and take home souvenirs including: deerstalkers, The Network badges, hoodies, t-shirts, tote bags, magnets and digital photographs.

Check out their birthday brochure and email for more information and bookings.


Sherlock’s Mind Palace Afternoon Tea

Relax and recharge on your birthday weekend with Sherlock’s Mind Palace Afternoon Tea and Mini Mystery. Indulge in a delicious afternoon tea and test your skills of deduction with an original case to crack whilst tucking into a tasty selection of savories, buttery scones, and homemade sweet treats.

Take things up a notch and celebrate your birthday with bubbles! Sherlock’s Boozy Afternoon Tea comes with all the delectable delights of the afternoon tea plus you’ll receive bottomless glasses of fizz for a whole 90 minutes. 

At Home Cocktail Experience

At Home: Sherlock’s Cocktail Experience, The Mind Palace immersive cocktail experience is brought straight to your doorstep and has been specifically adapted to play at home if you fancy staying in. Correctly solve puzzles and earn your reward of a delicious selection of cocktails, with a welcome drink and a set of four cases to solve plus three cocktails per person – Mary and I had a laugh with Mrs Hudson with this one!

The Case of the Poisoned Chalice

Do something a little different for your birthday this year and take part in an immersive cocktail experience to die for. Visit the secret speakeasy, The Mind Palace, is home to The Case of the Poisoned Chalice. Can you defeat Moriarty’s right-hand man, Sebastian Moran to make the perfect cocktail? Crack the case and find the ingredients – succeed and drink to your success; fail and this mistake may be your last…

Gift Cards

Struggling to find a date amidst busy schedules? Covid restrictions putting a dampener on things? Gift Cards are for The Game is Now can be used on any of the experiences and are valid for 2 years, which gives you plenty of time to pin down a date with your Holmies. They also get delivered directly to your inbox, in case you’re on the lookout for a last-minute gift!