Castle by the Lake

Thunderdices invites you to discover key events in history through HistoryAlive! Meet the people who shaped our world, solve mysteries and investigations, and fight and wander online or offline among the streets of the world capitals. Based on key historical events and facts, you can now come and play to be guided in a different way through History.

Historical Role-Playing Game is a mix of improv theater, an audio book and a guided tour.
During a session, an actor named “Game Master” narrates a story based on a key Historical event. They introduce historical context (important dates, etc) through musics, maps, engravings and photos to allow the event to take place in your imagination. But as a participant, or Player, you also become a major part of the event that is taking place!


You play a character (doctor, soldier, etc) and your guide-storyteller embodies other characters who interact with you.  Similar to a Choose your own Adventure book, you make decisive choices during the game, like fighting or hiding from the soldiers who seek to capture you, or going to ask for information from this gruff sailor or this overworked barman !


In the Historical Role-Playing Games, you will have the ability to embody a character and discover through their eyes a historical event, but not only that. 
While meeting new protagonists, you will also learn centuries-old ways of working, feasting, and living through these inhabitants of History. All information shared during a game is based on historical research from our partner historians.

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Tours & Détours d’Edimbourg and Thunderdices invite you to discover Scotland and its history through HistoryAlive! and dive into the daily life of XVIIIth Highlanders ! Meet Bonnie Prince Charlie and help him escape from the Redcoats after the crushing defeat during the battle of Culloden, which put an end to the hopes of Jacobites.

During a hard journey through the wild lands of Scottish Isles, you will need to protect the Prince and find a ship to allow him to flee to France. Travel on troubled waters, unfold plots and interact with the people who made the history of Scotland. Take part in this manhunt, for an adventure to live alone or with a team! Through historical facts, we wish to transcript this crucial event as accurately as possible, for an immersive and authentic experience.

You are about to find out that there is only a very thin limit between History and legends ! Will you save the fallen Prince?

The great escape

PART 1 /THE RUN TOWARD SKYE (2H)

After being defeated during the battle of Culloden, you are looking for your chief, leader of the Jacobite rebels, Prince Charles Edward Stuart, or « Bonnie Prince Charlie », who has escaped and now hides among villages in the Highlands, as far as possible from English patrols. And you heard a strange rumor, asserting that the Prince is in Balivanich, the main city of the Benbecula island. Will you find the Prince before those bloody Recoats?

PART 2/FINDING THE FRENCH (2H)

You have found Bonnie Prince Charlie... but your quest is not over. Now, you need to find a ship to take the Prince to France, where he will finally be safe. As Skye Island appears in the mist, your ally, Flora
McDonalds, informs you of a secret meeting with one of her contacts, which would take place among ancient Scottish ruins...

THE FULL ESCAPE (PART 1&2 - 4H - Experienced Players)

After being defeated during the battle of Culloden, you are looking for your chief, leader of the Jacobite rebels, Prince Charles Edward Stuart, or « Bonnie Prince Charlie », who has fled and now hides among villages in the Highlands, as far as possible from English patrols. As loyal followers of the Prince, you must find him and take him to France with a ship, so that he is finally safe...

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