On the Trail of the Boston Strangler

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The Boston Strangler was a serial killer who committed 12 homicides in the Boston area.

Go on a walking tour that reveals the locations of some of these murders while uncovering a treasure trove of information about one of the US's most historic cities. 

You’ll see Fenway Park up-close, visit the stomping grounds of legendary performers, and find a church with a walk-in globe (you read correctly) all while cracking a case written by a published author.

Can you match wits with the Boston Strangler?
No booking needed. Just download the app, add it to your quests and start playing.
  • Game ends in another place than it starts
  • Cross the street carefully
  • Pause, continue exploring at your own pace or replay at any time.
  • Play on weekdays during working hours to avoid large crowds
  • No attractions ticket(s) required
  • The game is not timed, so take your time
  • Audio stories

Places you will visit


It will take you

116-146 mins

You will walk

4730 steps

Total distance

3.6 km


  • Encounter neighborhoods associated with the real-life Boston Strangler

  • Visit the stomping grounds of legendary musicians and world-famous architects

  • Walk about the exterior of the iconic Fenway Park and visit the epicenter of the rigging of the 1919 World Series

  • Play through an adventure written by a prize-winning short fiction author


It's 1961, and you're a Boston PD detective on your way to the Hynes Convention Center to attend a criminology convention. You're especially looking forward to the panel on the psychology of a serial killer.

However, just as you step off the subway, a beat cop rushes to your side and informs you that an anonymous tip was called in, warning that the infamous Boston Strangler would break his pattern and kill three victims in one day.

You hustle to the subway entrance to track the Strangler down.

Game route

Starting point Hynes Convention Center Subway Stop
100 Massachusetts Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
Finish point Location formerly known as Hotel Buckminster
1 Brookline Ave #105, Boston, MA 02215, USA
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Get the app and you're all set

Download it, choose your route and just walk to the starting point.

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What does an
outdoor escape game look like?

  • Discover new places

    As you walk and tour around the city, you will visit new cool places.

  • Solve puzzles, crack riddles

    You will test your wits and exploring abilities with fun challenges.

  • Learn fun history

    Each place comes with its own bit of history that you'll discover as you walk.

  • Role-play

    Put yourself in the shoes of a famous fictional character and play out their story.


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