The years between 10 and 15 are important in the lives of adolescents as they undergo rapid change.
Like all good middle schools, John Doe Middle School is dedicated to creating a community of learners in a safe educational environment.
At least – that was their ideal. Right now, no-one feels safe!
Just this afternoon Homer Stimpson, one of the deans responsible for discipline at John Doe Middle School, was found murdered in his own office!
The police are hot on the trail, but can you solve the case before they do?
Glen Oaks (Student)
Captain of the school football team Glen Oaks has a great body, a great personality and is loved by ALL the girls.
Claire Bourne (Student)
A bit of a rebel, Claire Bourne is always teetering on the edge of expulsion and, although in uniform, her form of attire only just meets the minimum requirements.
Scott Landville (Student)
A frequent trouble maker and aspiring basket ball player, Scot is a tall, somewhat lanky kid, whose clothes rarely fit properly and are even more rarely tucked in.
Mary Dale (Student)
A quiet and unobtrusive student who works hard at all her classes and is never in any trouble.
Joe Cool (Visiting rap artist)
A notable alumni from the school, Joe Cool is a rhyme junky, relaxed but spunky, dressed to impress and very, very funky.
Detective Inspector Dick Lacey (Detective)
Detective Inspector Dick Lacey is the detective sent to solve the case. He provides the solution speech at the end of the evening.
Multi-room events are designed to be run in multiple rooms in a venue and are a great way of showing off your premises, or getting maximum footfall through what would otherwise be too small a venue for a traditional murder mystery evening.
These events have proved very popular with the guests, as it encourages them to interrogate the suspects and locate clues hidden around the building. There are usually seven to eight cast, one murder occurs before the evening and the crime scene is set up in one of the rooms in the venue.
We usually suggest a roving buffet as the guests move between rooms, but some venues prefer to have a formal two course meal mid-way through the evening.
For these events guests require a special handout and a pen / pencil to keep track of information presented to them.
We usually suggest greeting all the guests at the door and providing them with a free welcome drink and special colour coded tickets which contain a unique circular order to avoid bottle necks. A sample route is below.
7.15 Terrace Suite
7.40 Crime Scene
8.30 Function Room
8.55 Blue Room
9.20 Ball Room
9.45 Terrace Suite
10.15 Call for answer sheets
10.30 Solution – Ball Room
Multi-room games are perfect for guest houses or big country mansions and work well in more unusual venues. We can even tailor a game to include visiting suspects outside!
While we do have a selection of popular themes “ready to go” – we know from experience that these games work best if written for a venue.
Content that may be suitable for ages 13 and older.
Murder - One murder has been undertaken, so violence is suggested.