Today it’s the start of flat racing season and the Stirrup Cup. The stands are full and the meeting is in full swing when disaster strikes – not once, but twice!
In the Royal Box, Evan Bett, one of the racecourse function managers, has been found dead. And in the foyer, the newly cast Stirrup Cup has been stolen!
Investigating the case is Inspector Ray Scorse has called in the general public and he wants YOU to interrogate the suspects, review the clues and solve the case.
Ava Flutter (Foreign aristocrat)
Carefully enunciated and incredibly well mannered, Ava has always enjoyed horses and is a regular at the racecourse.
Claire Leader (Socialite)
Impeccably dressed and with refined manners, Claire knows how to create ripples amongst even the highest of high society.
Lotta Wynners (Annual badge holder)
A well-dressed regular at the racecourse, Lotta enjoys the exclusivity afforded by the badge holder scheme and has kept well out of the way.
Martin Gale (Financier)
Debonair and charming, Martin Gale is refined company for those with rich tastes.
Ron Furlong (Regular punter)
A loveable quick-witted rogue, Ron enjoys the horses and never leaves the races empty-handed.
Trixie Bett (Wife of the deceased)
Distraught and inconsolable, Trixie is well known at the racecourse and has temporarily been given certain staff privileges.
Inspector Ray Scorse (Detective)
Inspector Scorse 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, there is the suggestion that someone is having an affair, but it proves false.
Blood - Depictions of blood
Use of Alcohol - The consumption of alcoholic beverages and some props are alcoholic beverages.