Trend Spotting: Clue Hunt And Funville, Bringing International Gaming Trends To Mumbai

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You know you’re a compulsive gamer when winning one game is just not enough! Be it winning Candy Crush on our smartphones, cricket matches and watching them on TV and striking all the pins down at a bowling alley, we simply want it all. For the true blue gamers in Mumbai, there is good news. Two innovative gaming arcades in the city are bringing innovative new recreation for adults. Whether you are a couple or group, these games are must-check-out for for anyone into adrenaline rushes.

Clue Hunt
Picture courtesy: Ketan and Tina Chhatpar

Clue Hunt
Picture this. You’re looked in a room with your group. The only way you can get out of there is to find the hidden clues. But you only have 60 minutes. These 60 minutes can make it or break it for you. Sounds fun? Head over to Clue Hunt then. Ketan and Tina Chhatpar, the founders of Clue Hunt, India’s first live escape game will give you the chance to live your own suspense thriller.

Picture courtesy: Ketan and Tina Chhatpar
Picture courtesy: Ketan and Tina Chhatpar

Being fond of travel, local food and adventure games themselves, the husband-wife duo thought up the concept of Clue Hunt after looking at a Wikipedia link about live escape games becoming big across the world.

Amongst the most innovative and fun group games in India today, Ketan and Tina share that it can be truly exciting and rewarding to solve a mystery in sixty minutes with your friends. The game is not only ideal for the ones looking for some fun but also a great team building exercise. Hence, it has found its takers in collegians and corporates alike.

Clue Hunt
Picture courtesy: Ketan and Tina Chhatpar

With the game being enjoyed by a diverse group of people, right from school aged children to expecting mother to senior citizens, Clue Hunt is looking forward to 2-3 more game themes that are in the process of getting finalized. And if you’ve got friends in the cities of Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai, New Delhi and Pune, they might get lucky enough to participate in since Clue Hunt is actively looking to expand in other parts of India, starting with these cities.

The game venue is located at Bandra and they are open every day of the year from 11:00 am until 10:30 pm. For more details, visit the Clue Hunt website.

Funville
For all parents who have been looking for a getaway to relax and enjoy with their children, Mumbai now has funville. This 3000 square feet large play zone in South Mumbai aims to entertain kids and their parents alike.

Conceptualised by young parents, Hina and Anees Jumani, Funville is an effort to entertain every child in a secure, indoor environment. Carefully designed for children of all age groups, Funville includes a Toddler Zone (for six month olds to three year olds), Junior Area (for three year olds to ten year olds) and a Gaming Zone for young adults. But here’s the double treat! Funville also includes a dedicated area for parents to enjoy some time off from their parental duties, sip their favourite coffee and browse through books and magazines.

Picture courtesy: Funville

Funville also offers a ‘No Stress Birthday Package’, and is a venue for group events and birthdays. Apart from healthy and fun packages for kids, Funville is also marching its way to the exploration of edutainment with plans to conduct workshops for children and teenagers which will help in enhancing the child’s thinking ability and focus on experiential learning and self expression in children and adults. Funville is open all seven days a week from 10 in the morning until 9 pm. For more details, visit the Funville website.

While Funville is something that makes me envy the kids around who are bound to have a cooler childhood, I can’t wait to don the deerstalker cap of Sherlock Holmes and enjoy my own 60 minutes of suspense at Clue Hunt.

Featured image courtesy: Clue Quest

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Aspiring writer and student. I bite off more than I can chew, literally. Also, a sporadic dancer. Willing to beg, borrow and steal for chocolates.

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Shikha Chawla
Aspiring writer and student. I bite off more than I can chew, literally. Also, a sporadic dancer. Willing to beg, borrow and steal for chocolates.