How to Win - Chapter 1

Hiya. Welcome to Chapter 1.

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You may encounter some problems on smartphones and other devices.

A more smartphone/tablet friendly version of the game can be found HERE,
but please note we can’t guarantee full functionality for all devices.

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If you’re still having trouble, drop us an email at and we’ll do what we can to help.

Voting is now closed for Chapter 2!

And our winner is:


Sent to us by 'Mr. Zoom'

(Note: We strongly recommend playing through both
‘Slay the Dragon’ and ‘Make the Most Money’ before playing Chapter 2.)

Thank you for playing.

If you’ve been enjoying How to Win, please help us spread the word!

We want to be able to take suggestions from as many people as possible,
so please tell your friends and shout about us on social media.

It makes a huge difference to us, and is so, so appreciated.

During the COVID crisis, we have also made two of our live shows available on video.

These videos are available free of charge.

But if you would like to support Hidden Track’s work, or would like to change the amount you have paid for this experience,
please feel free to buy another ticket for How to Win from HOME’s website. All funds received are split between Hidden Track, and the HOME Response fund.

Created by Hidden Track, in association with Harrogate Theatres and HOME as part of Homemakers Live.

Artwork and Programming by Cael O’Sullivan
Written by Elliot Hughes
Directed by Anoushka Bonwick
Music by Foz Foster
Produced by Beccy Smith
‘The Monitaur’ created by Jasper East

Special thanks to Porl Cooper, Hannah Draper, Jason Crouch, Jude Christian, Kevin Jamieson, Ellie Page, Joe Brownbridge, Tosca Bell, Maia Horsman-Baniel, Martin Tasker.

To check out ‘SHUT IN’, another game by Cael O’Sullivan, click here:

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