The year is 1931, and here, at Great Spatsby Manor, one could be forgiven for thinking the Great Depression was already over.
Ben Carrie-Deway, one of the nouveau riche, and owner of Great Spatsby, is well known for hosting lavish soires, and tonight was no exception. With exquisite food and lavish surroundings the evening was passing pleasantly and uneventfully, at least it was until he was discovered dead in his study.
Now all the guests are suspects and it’s up to the you to solve the crime!
Ginger Bodgers (Wife of Ben Carrie-Deway)
The glamorous and gorgeous gal of stage and screen who gave up her promising acting career to marry Ben Carrie-Deway.
Al Cappuccino (Laundry Manager)
Owner of one of the most successful laundries in the district. Al has a lot of money, a baseball bat, and is not afraid to push his weight around.
Dr Gerry Atrics (Doctor)
With a brilliant bed-side manner, calm demeanour and a smooth educated voice, Gerry is the favourite doctor of many a patient, and Ben Carrie-Deway’s best friend.
Penny Cillin (Gerry’s FiancÃ©e)
Demure, submissive and pretty, Penny has eyes only for one man, her fiancÃ© doctor.
Phil Anderer (Politician)
A staunch democrat and a keen social reformer, Ben Carrie-Deway’s cousin Phil is tipped for high office. (It never hurts any politician to have good family connections.)
Damien Wurst (Artist)
In love with art critics almost as much as he is himself, Damien is a striking artist in only one way – he hardly ever paints! He has assistants for that!
Minuet Johnson (Maid)
Quiet and efficient, Minuet just gets on with the day to day running and cleaning of Spatsby Manor.
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.
Suggestive Themes - Mild provocative references or materials.