Christmas in a traditional country village. What could be nicer? A smattering of snow, a happy festive band of carollers, an after singing party in a cosy warm country home with a roaring open fire and a bubbling pot of mulled wine.
Unfortunately, this seasonal good-will-to-all-men came to an abrupt and rather gruesome end this evening when the body of Ivor Kracker was discovered in a bloody mess on the floor of the lounge.
One of the jolly carol singers is responsible for this tragedy, but the question is… who?
Ava Kracker (Wife of the deceased)
Grief-stricken by her husband’s recent murder, Ava is not her usual cheery shop assistant self that everyone knows and loves.
Carole Singer (Convenience store owner)
Extremely organised and particular, Carole is on several committees in the village and fully engaged in the community.
Chris Tingle (Local Vet)
Good with animals and people, Chris is a popular man about the village and is very good at making people feel at ease.
Donna Blitzen (Local Farmer)
Strong and attractive, Donna has managed the farm since her husband died and is not afraid of hard work.
Gaye Buntin (District Nurders)
Efficient and extremely capable, Gaye is a big advocate of the ‘tough love’ approach so don’t expect any mollycoddling!
Noel Nowell (Owner of the local coach company)
Well turned out and a respected pillar of the local community, Noel has a strong work ethic and a disciplined mind.
Rudolph Snoze (Landlord of the Glitterin’ Star)
Jovial, convivial and with strong arms from pulling pints, Rudolph is well liked within the village and just the man for a gossip and a joke..
Detective Inspector Holly Bush (Detective)
Detective Inspector Holly Bush is the detective sent to solve the case. She 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.
Suggestive Themes - Mild provocative references or materials.
Sexual themes - hints at marital affairs (no one is engaged in any but the suggestion is there they might be), several murders in the past are revealed. Unhappy relationships at home between spouses. Two cast members are divorced. One cast member is pregnant (ligitimately so).