The Great Chip Heist Mystery - Self Guided Experience in Mountain View

About The Great Chip Heist Mystery:  

Some extremely valuable computer chips have mysteriously gone missing and you are tasked with shedding light on the case. In this self-guided experience, you'll work in teams of 3-6 players to investigate the evidence: a case briefing, suspect list, map and multiple clues. The clues and brain teasers connected to the museum’s exhibits will reveal information about the key suspects and their motives. The team that's able to identify the culprit and get the most correct answers wins! After your adventure, use your admission ticket to explore more of the Computer History Museum and discover the roots of today’s internet, mobile devices and much, much more.

Is the scavenger hunt self-guided?
Yes. The scavenger hunt is self-guided and packed with all the information necessary to successfully crack the case. The game will be accessible to every player on their mobile device. It will allow teams to keep track of their score, listen to professional audio recordings, compete with friends, and solve the mystery at their own pace.

Where does the hunt take place? 

The scavenger hunt takes place at the Computer History Museum: 1401 N Shoreline Blvd, Mountain View, CA 94043. Please arrive at the museum 10 minutes before your game time to collect your museum admission tickets and split up into teams. 

How many people can participate in the game? 

2 to 60 players. Your group will split up into smaller teams of 3-6 players that will compete against each other throughout the game.

Is this a public or private event?

There may be other groups playing the game at the same time as you. However, your game on our interface will be private and you will only be competing against teams that are part of your group’s reservation.

How long is the game? 

The whole experience takes about 2.5 hours. You'll spend about 1.5 hours inside the museum, searching for clues. The rest of the time will be spent reading the case information, deliberating, and identifying the culprit.

What's the price? 

We charge on a per-person basis. Each ticket costs $60 and includes over two hours of mystery-solving as well as a full day museum admission. 

What days and times are available for hunts? 

When you book a scavenger hunt, you can schedule it for any day when the museum is open at a time that’s convenient for you - either in the morning or in the early afternoon. The museum is open until 5 pm so we recommend to start the hunt no later than 2:30 pm to ensure that you have enough time to enjoy the game and explore the museum. 

Do you offer a catering service before or after the event?

Several restaurants and bars are located within easy walking distance from the museum (1-3 minute walk). Many corporate teams choose to grab food and drinks at these venues before or after the hunt. Additionally, Catered Too is a third party that offers catered meals at the museum. They can help you arrange appetizers, lunch, or desserts for your group. 

Does prior knowledge of Silicon Valley help? 

No. The scavenger hunt is inspired by Silicon Valley's history and folklore, but prior knowledge of the area will not help to solve the mystery.

I’m planning an event for families. Is the scavenger hunt appropriate for children? 

The scavenger hunt is challenging and designed for adults. Kids who are 11 and older can enjoy the game with the help of a parent/guardian. 

What should we wear/bring to the event? 

Comfortable clothes and shoes, headphones for audio segments (optional), and of course - smartphones for all attendees. The game instructions will be sent to the event organizer by email.

How do I book my hunt?
To book your hunt, please
fill out and submit this form. Once you decide on your preferred day and time for the hunt, we will send you an event link from which you can complete your booking.

What is the refund policy?

When you purchase tickets for a scavenger hunt, we reserve a time slot for your team and make a reservation at the Computer History Museum. For this reason, we do not offer refunds. However, your tickets are transferrable so you can give them to someone who will enjoy the game.