Time Run Presents Sherlock [Announcement]

Update 6/22/21: If you enjoy Sherlock The Game is Now, we hope you’ll check out our interview with creative director Nick Moran on The Reality Escape Pod.

The game is on.

Time Run has teamed up with Steven Moffat and Mark “Mycroft Holmes” Gatiss to create an escape room experience in the world of the BBC’s Sherlock.

A silhouette of Sherlock Holmes flanked by profiles of John Watson & Mycroft Holmes. A yellow spray painted overlays the image.

Wow… I feel better having typed that. I am so happy that this isn’t a secret anymore. A lot of owners and designers tell us about their secret projects, but not one of those secrets has been as burdensome to keep as this one.

It’s been a challenge because prior to this, Time Run produced The Lance of Longinus and The Celestial Chain, two of the most impressive games that I’ve played to date. I’ve been so excited about this next production from this company that pours so much into unbreaking worlds, storytelling, puzzles, and epic adventure.

Here’s what you need to know

SHERLOCK: THE GAME IS NOW is not simply licensed; it was co-scripted with Sherlock creators Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss.

The game will take players through detailed recreations of Sherlock environments in a 90-minute escape room experience.

The living room of Sherlock's cluttered London flat. The wall is graffitied, "THE GAME IS NOW."

Groups of 4 to 6 players will solve puzzles, challenges, and mysteries across a 17,000-square-foot production space where they will encounter some of the most-loved Sherlock characters in new, specially recorded video and audio sequences featuring original cast members.

This isn’t a popup. Sherlock is here to stay.

Tickets go on sale (today) 5th June and cost £54 (~$72) per person.

SHERLOCK: THE GAME IS NOW opens in October 2018 in London, with plans for a global roll out over the next 5 years.

More information to come…

If it seems like I know more… It’s because I do.

We have an interview with the Sherlock creative team in the works. We will publish it as soon as possible. 

While SHERLOCK: THE GAME IS NOW certainly isn’t the first licensed escape game, it is, to the best of our knowledge, the first escape room co-scripted by the creators of the property.

This production will rightly capture a lot of attention for escape games, bringing in new players and additional corporate interest. If this escape room experience is anything like Time Run’s previous creations, this should be a game to remember.

We won’t know how this game plays until it opens, and there will be a lot of pressure to deliver.

In the mean time, check out the official website, and stay tuned for our upcoming interview.


  1. Sadly the opening of the Sherlock room has been moved back to December 11 due to construction issues. We had a game scheduled for November 18 and then booked a trip to London around this game. The other Time Run rooms were among the best we have played. We are hoping that we can get our schedules to line up for another trip soon.

  2. So happy to say we got our family schedules together for a weekend trip to return London to complete the Sherlock / Time Run – the game is now adventure which was not operating during our last trip in November due to construction delays. It is fantastic – from the immersive Pre-game opening to the wonderful post-game reception!!! Our team of 4 was an ideal…incredible fun – but I don’t think it would not be too overcrowded for 6 (which is the capacity).

    1. Awesome! We got to play a couple of weeks ago too.

      Stay turned for our review!

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