With a birthday coming up for the son of a friend and Warwick colleague, Mark and I devised a '[Spies] Race across the World' themed party for twenty eight 8-11 year olds over Zoom. The challenge was simple: With a little input from 'M' and 'Q', race across the globe from city to city to find where the evil Dr Jobotnik is before he detonates a bomb. City names were passwords to navigate through a series of clues hosted on a google drive folder.
After some very positive feedback from this event, I ran it twice more - for another Birthday party, and for the families of my colleagues who have children of about the right age and family I hadn't seen in a long time.
Picture from the zoom call for the party
Dr Jobotnick's Answerphone message - a clip from one of the clues