The Shadow Initiation

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One hour on the clock. Over 40 puzzles, challenges and tasks to attempt. Race against the clock on a brand new adventure, seeing the Museum like never before. 

It's part-escape room, part-scavenger hunt, part behind-the-scenes Museum tour. You've never played a game like this one.


The aim of the game is to earn as many points as you can within an hour, and attempt to prove that you are worthy of joining a mysterious, top-secret society: The Secret Order of Quill & Compass.

The Shadow Initiation is an adventure game that is facilitated by a tablet, and can be played by up to 4 people per tablet. It is appropriate for anyone 7 to 107 years. One player per tablet must be 16 years or over and leave ID with the Museum Shop. 

The game takes just over 1 hour and there are more than 40 tasks to attempt. It is IMPOSSIBLE to complete them all in one game. Choose wisely, be strategic, and attempt to earn as many points as you can. For more information, read our FAQs before booking.

Members - $35 per tablet; non-Members - $49 per tablet

The Shadow Initiation requires teamwork, communication and strategic thinking. It's perfect for team building events, social events and even birthday parties!

To book multiple tablets, choose your preferred booking time and enter your booking details. Before checkout, you will have the option to add additional tablets to your booking. (Max group size for online booking is 20 people)

Do you have more than 20 people who want to play? We are pleased to offer group bookings. Please email to discuss your requirements. We are currently working on the second phase of our launch to release an expanded range of group booking offers to include hospitality packages. Stay tuned!

Playing the Shadow Initiation helps support the South Australian Museum.
Do you have what it takes to become a member of The Secret Order of Quill & Compass? Are you worthy? Only time will tell… 

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The Shadow Initiation is a joint venture with Adventure Mode, who specialise in adventure experiences.

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