Colourful Pile of Old Books

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2017

THE STORYTELLER'S COTTAGE

BRINGING LITERATURE TO LIFE

 
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BRING LITERATURE
TO LIFE!

Do you read to escape to fantastical worlds?

Let us help you become a character in your favorite stories!  Whether you're a fan of mysteries, fantasy or adventure, we'll show you how to bring literature to life at home or "in the wild!" 

Join us for in-person adventures in Connecticut, download literary adventure kits to use at home, or steal our secrets to create your own literary activities!

 
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SEARCH FOR CLUES IN SIMSBURY

AND PICK UP A DELICIOUS LUNCH ALONG THE WAY!

 

Explore the charming town of Simsbury while you solve a mystery! Follow a trail of clues as you walk through the historic town center, and pick up delicious treats from local purveyors along the way. By the time you solve the mystery, you'll have collected the makings of a lovely picnic, which you can enjoy at your final stop!

Paused for the winter -- we'll be back in the spring!

HOST A MURDER MYSTERY PARTY

Download everything you'll need to host a clever and immersive "live murder mystery" party at home.  Kits include character packets for each of your guests, pre-party activities, custom clue videos to play during the party, personalized printables, costume & refreshment suggestions and detailed host instructions.

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HIKE SIMSBURY TRAILS

WITH YOUR FAIRY FINDING E-BOOK

AND FOLLOW ALONG WITH THE STORY!

Turn your hike into an imaginative adventure! Choose a fun local trail and bring along our companion e-book.

Find the landmarks listed along your hike and read about the fairytale adventures that happened in that very spot!

CREATE YOUR OWN WORLD

Do you ever wish you could jump inside your favorite book and live there?  Learn to create bookish worlds at home with our fun and informative video series. Steal all our secrets to host book-themed parties for your friends, or "live in a book" and create magical rooms inspired by your favorite stories. 

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BECOME A DETECTIVE

USING JUST LETTERS FROM SUSPECTS IN A CASE!

Download letters, witness statements, codes and items found at the scene of the crime, and see if you can determine the culprit using just your brain!  Designed for all ages, these mysteries are an excellent challenge for fans of escape rooms!  (Note: The "Mail" in "Mysteries by Mail" refers to the letters from suspects in each mystery.  All items are PDF downloads that resemble vintage correspondence.)

BUILD YOUR OWN ESCAPE ROOM

Do you love playing escape room games? 

Learn to build your own game at home from a professional escape room designer. This 6-part course is designed for all ages, whether you'd like to create an escape room in your home, school or office,or if you are looking for an introduction to the escape room industry to determine whether 

you'd like to launch an escape room business in your area.

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