In America, Prohibition is still in full swing and while it makes alcohol a difficult commodity to attain, it certainly isn’t impossible.
Mickey Scapone is boss of one of the largest gangs responsible for importing the contraband. He owns Swingers, arguably the most popular speakeasy in all Chicago. From bodyguards to sassy jazz singers, alcohol to fine dining, this hip club has everything.
And tonight – it even has a murder. Mickey Scapone, the big boss himself, is dead.
Tony Tortellini (Mickey Scapone’s Lieutenant)
With sleek hair and pencil moustache, Tony may look respectable in his tux, but he is never without his side-arm, leg-arm, rear-waistband-arm, up-the-sleeve-arm…
Bonnie Enclyde (Singer, dancer and Mickey’s moll)
A femme fatal with a fascinator in her hair and a very fancy frock, Bonnie is Mickey’s moll and everybody knows it.
Robin Folks (Mickey Scapone’s accountant)
Well dressed and with a head for numbers, Robin has a pencil moustache, slicked hair and a cold calculating eye.
Harvey Wallbanger (Barman)
With quick wrist action, witty patter and a natural flair for cocktails, Harvey Wallbanger is the barman at Swingers, and a natural confidante for many of the clientele.
Bunny Hugg (The newest singer at the club))
With short bobbed hair and an equally short dress, Bunny just loves jazz, and her tassels are guaranteed to swing with her thing.
Sly Shyster (Senator)
A democrat of ambition and drive, Sly is a man who knows how to press flesh and win votes.
Candy Stealer (Sly Shyster’s fiancÃ©e)
Smart, sophisticated and incredibly attractive, Candy Stealer knows just how to get what she wants.
Elliot Mess (Mafia Stooge)
Elliot Mess 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.
Suggestive Themes - Mild provocative references or materials. Mentions of two-timing and love tangles.