A Bad Vintage

The Grand Cru estate, situated on the fertile slopes of the Loire Valley in France, is a small family run vineyard with considerable rustic charm and appeal.

The owners of the estate, Max and Demi Liter, regularly host wine tasting evenings which allow their guests to sample the latest bottlings and place orders ahead of the big conglomerates.

Unfortunately for the guests this evening, the vintage had more body than they were expecting. Max Liter has been discovered dead in a vat of wine.

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This Game is Rated:

Mature

This game contains:

Content that may be suitable for persons ages 17 and older.

Including:
A Murder – violence suggested.
Alcohol Reference – Reference to and/or images of alcoholic beverages.
Mature Themes – marital affairs, unwanted pregnancy, growing cannibis Comic Mischief – Depictions or dialogue involving slapstick or suggestive humour.
Suggestive Themes – Mild provocative references or materials and sexual innuendo. Acting as if attracted to particular characters is suggested in the character backgrounds.

What is included?

Example pre-printed boxed set

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Character booklets/scripts

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Inspector CD / script

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Instruction book

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Decoration and recipe suggestions

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Invitations

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Character name labels

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Invitation envelopes

Reviews:

4 reviews for A Bad Vintage

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Happy Customer

    We held this party in the garden a perfect setting for the vineyard , as there was 14 people to organise, the tables took a bit of arranging but that was the only problem we encountered.the plot was good. the jokes and puns entertaining and the ad-libbing was hilarious. . a very good party with lots of funny accents and easy costumes to suit everyone, no one guessed the murderer, maybe a little too much of the wine tasting!

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How it works:

Never hosted a murder mystery before?

Don’t panic! There is no special acting required. Guests do not need to memorise any information, and everything they need to play their parts is provided in a handy booklet. The games are constructed so that everyone has to interact, and scripted dialogues are included to help break the ice and get everyone into character. Even total novices get into the swing of things quite quickly!

The game includes both sound files (MP3 with a download or CD with a boxed set) and a script for the inspector character who provides the setting, clues, and summaries for each round, as well as the final solution. This means as host you too can play and remain completely in the dark as to the culprit, or play the inspector yourself and invite an extra guest to the party!

How does a “download and print at home” kit work?

Each “download and print at home” kit is provided as a zip file containing a set of PDF files for you to print at home, and a selection of MP3 files to use on the night.

Each dinner party game requires use of a printer and A4 paper (approx. 80 sheets for a 6 player kit – 240 sheets for a 20 player kit), envelopes so you can send out your invitations, and either a laptop or MP3 player (e.g. an ipod) to play the inspector MP3s; OR a CD burner so you can burn the MP3s onto a CD to run in an ordinary CD player.

When you order the game you’ll be sent a link to download the files you need.  The file will be a zip file.  This can be opened with a zip compatible program on your computer.  If you struggle to open zip files – we can email you the game directly over several emails instead – just contact us after purchase to arrange this.

You will download the following files:

  • How to use this game
  • Instructions for running the murder mystery
  • Making the most of your theme- ideas for decoration / activities.
  • Invitations
  • Character Booklets (available in single sided printer and double sided printer format)
  • Scripted for the inspector character (available in single sided printer and double sided printer format)
  • Solution script for the inspector character (needed when printing from the single sided copy)
  • MP3 files for the inspector character (dialogue and solution)
  • Hints and tips
  • Recipe suggestions
  • Money off voucher towards next purchase

How does a “Pre-printed box set” work?

This is the easiest way to play.  Everything you need will arrive in a box, pre-printed, directly to your door.

You will receive through the post:

  • Instruction booklet (includes hints and tips)
  • Invitations and envelopes for all the guests
  • Character booklets
  • CD of the inspector
  • Inspector script in a sealed envelope so you don’t find out the solution by accident!
  • Making the most of your theme and recipe suggestion booklet.
  • Money off voucher towards next purchase (printed inside the booklets)

We always ship within 24 hours meaning orders arrive as quickly as possible.

As each game is printed on demand, we can also provide a customisation service on any order.  See details further down the page on what we can do to tailor this game to your party.

Characters in the game:

6 players

Demi Liter – Wife of Max Liter.
In silk, satin or velvet, Demi is fond of luxury and is dressed, made-up and manicured to perfection in order to entertain her guests in style.

Bryon Case – Wine merchant.
Respectable and presentable, Byron likes to dress smartly but is never in a suit, preferring a casual jacket and trousers to give an air of relaxed sophistication.

Ava Draft – Swiss bank manager.
Punctual and with a very strict dress sense, Ava wears a smartly pressed suit and minimal make-up. Her blond plaits wouldn’t dare have a hair out of place!

Nick Blagger – Retired rock star.
In faded jeans and ripped shirt, Nick regularly forgets to shave and just sort of hangs out, man”

Phillipa Delphia – Local cheesemaker.
Delicate and dizzy, Phillipa has a hiccupping laugh and likes her frills.

Tarquin Tokay– Retired Foreign Office minister.
Pompous and aloof, Tarquin is always formally dressed in his dinner suit.

8 players

Demi Liter – Wife of Max Liter.
In silk, satin or velvet, Demi is fond of luxury and is dressed, made-up and manicured to perfection in order to entertain her guests in style.

Bryon Case – Wine merchant.
Respectable and presentable, Byron likes to dress smartly but is never in a suit, preferring a casual jacket and trousers to give an air of relaxed sophistication.

Ava Draft – Swiss bank manager.
Punctual and with a very strict dress sense, Ava wears a smartly pressed suit and minimal make-up. Her blond plaits wouldn’t dare have a hair out of place!

Nick Blagger – Retired rock star.
In faded jeans and ripped shirt, Nick regularly forgets to shave and just sort of hangs out, man”

Phillipa Delphia – Local cheesemaker.
Delicate and dizzy, Phillipa has a hiccupping laugh and likes her frills.

Tarquin Tokay– Retired Foreign Office minister.
Pompous and aloof, Tarquin is always formally dressed in his dinner suit.

Lady Bla Bla – Celebrity.
Whackily dressed Lady Bla Bla loves anything that shows off her fabulous figure.

Monty Carlo – Racing car driver.
In leather patched tweed jacket, racing goggles and silk scarf, Monty loves his vintage cars and knows all sorts of interesting facts about motoring.

10 players

Demi Liter – Wife of Max Liter.
In silk, satin or velvet, Demi is fond of luxury and is dressed, made-up and manicured to perfection in order to entertain her guests in style.

Bryon Case – Wine merchant.
Respectable and presentable, Byron likes to dress smartly but is never in a suit, preferring a casual jacket and trousers to give an air of relaxed sophistication.

Ava Draft – Swiss bank manager.
Punctual and with a very strict dress sense, Ava wears a smartly pressed suit and minimal make-up. Her blond plaits wouldn’t dare have a hair out of place!

Nick Blagger – Retired rock star.
In faded jeans and ripped shirt, Nick regularly forgets to shave and just sort of hangs out, man”

Phillipa Delphia – Local cheesemaker.
Delicate and dizzy, Phillipa has a hiccupping laugh and likes her frills.

Tarquin Tokay– Retired Foreign Office minister.
Pompous and aloof, Tarquin is always formally dressed in his dinner suit.

Lady Bla Bla – Celebrity.
Whackily dressed Lady Bla Bla loves anything that shows off her fabulous figure.

Monty Carlo – Racing car driver.
In leather patched tweed jacket, racing goggles and silk scarf, Monty loves his vintage cars and knows all sorts of interesting facts about motoring.

Dr Karafe – Wine blender.
White coated and with a strangely Slavic accent, Dr. Karafe is a suave mixer.

Jilly Goodblend – Oenophile.
A wine critic with an eccentric style, Jilly is tremendously popular with the public, even if her caustic commentary has a tendency to offend the vineyard owners!

12 players

Demi Liter – Wife of Max Liter.
In silk, satin or velvet, Demi is fond of luxury and is dressed, made-up and manicured to perfection in order to entertain her guests in style.

Bryon Case – Wine merchant.
Respectable and presentable, Byron likes to dress smartly but is never in a suit, preferring a casual jacket and trousers to give an air of relaxed sophistication.

Ava Draft – Swiss bank manager.
Punctual and with a very strict dress sense, Ava wears a smartly pressed suit and minimal make-up. Her blond plaits wouldn’t dare have a hair out of place!

Nick Blagger – Retired rock star.
In faded jeans and ripped shirt, Nick regularly forgets to shave and just sort of hangs out, man”

Phillipa Delphia – Local cheesemaker.
Delicate and dizzy, Phillipa has a hiccupping laugh and likes her frills.

Tarquin Tokay– Retired Foreign Office minister.
Pompous and aloof, Tarquin is always formally dressed in his dinner suit.

Lady Bla Bla – Celebrity.
Whackily dressed Lady Bla Bla loves anything that shows off her fabulous figure.

Monty Carlo – Racing car driver.
In leather patched tweed jacket, racing goggles and silk scarf, Monty loves his vintage cars and knows all sorts of interesting facts about motoring.

Dr Karafe – Wine blender.
White coated and with a strangely Slavic accent, Dr. Karafe is a suave mixer.

Jilly Goodblend – Oenophile.
A wine critic with an eccentric style, Jilly is tremendously popular with the public, even if her caustic commentary has a tendency to offend the vineyard owners!

Vinnie Dresser – Vineyard manager.
In dungarees and checked shirt, Vinnie has come straight from the vineyards.

Honor Platter – Local delicatessen owner.
Never without samples, Honor is artistically dressed to compliment her haute cuisine.

14 players

Demi Liter – Wife of Max Liter.
In silk, satin or velvet, Demi is fond of luxury and is dressed, made-up and manicured to perfection in order to entertain her guests in style.

Bryon Case – Wine merchant.
Respectable and presentable, Byron likes to dress smartly but is never in a suit, preferring a casual jacket and trousers to give an air of relaxed sophistication.

Ava Draft – Swiss bank manager.
Punctual and with a very strict dress sense, Ava wears a smartly pressed suit and minimal make-up. Her blond plaits wouldn’t dare have a hair out of place!

Nick Blagger – Retired rock star.
In faded jeans and ripped shirt, Nick regularly forgets to shave and just sort of hangs out, man”

Phillipa Delphia – Local cheesemaker.
Delicate and dizzy, Phillipa has a hiccupping laugh and likes her frills.

Tarquin Tokay– Retired Foreign Office minister.
Pompous and aloof, Tarquin is always formally dressed in his dinner suit.

Lady Bla Bla – Celebrity.
Whackily dressed Lady Bla Bla loves anything that shows off her fabulous figure.

Monty Carlo – Racing car driver.
In leather patched tweed jacket, racing goggles and silk scarf, Monty loves his vintage cars and knows all sorts of interesting facts about motoring.

Dr Karafe – Wine blender.
White coated and with a strangely Slavic accent, Dr. Karafe is a suave mixer.

Jilly Goodblend – Oenophile.
A wine critic with an eccentric style, Jilly is tremendously popular with the public, even if her caustic commentary has a tendency to offend the vineyard owners!

Vinnie Dresser – Vineyard manager.
In dungarees and checked shirt, Vinnie has come straight from the vineyards.

Honor Platter – Local delicatessen owner.
Never without samples, Honor is artistically dressed to compliment her haute cuisine.

Ivor Sixpack – Rugby player.
Athletic and muscular, Ivor loves a party and is an imposing man in any gathering.

Daisy Chain – Student and part-time cleaner.
Young, French and immaculately manicured, Daisy rarely holds down a job for long and is waiting to be swept off her feet by Mr. Right.

16 players

Demi Liter – Wife of Max Liter.
In silk, satin or velvet, Demi is fond of luxury and is dressed, made-up and manicured to perfection in order to entertain her guests in style.

Bryon Case – Wine merchant.
Respectable and presentable, Byron likes to dress smartly but is never in a suit, preferring a casual jacket and trousers to give an air of relaxed sophistication.

Ava Draft – Swiss bank manager.
Punctual and with a very strict dress sense, Ava wears a smartly pressed suit and minimal make-up. Her blond plaits wouldn’t dare have a hair out of place!

Nick Blagger – Retired rock star.
In faded jeans and ripped shirt, Nick regularly forgets to shave and just sort of hangs out, man”

Phillipa Delphia – Local cheesemaker.
Delicate and dizzy, Phillipa has a hiccupping laugh and likes her frills.

Tarquin Tokay– Retired Foreign Office minister.
Pompous and aloof, Tarquin is always formally dressed in his dinner suit.

Lady Bla Bla – Celebrity.
Whackily dressed Lady Bla Bla loves anything that shows off her fabulous figure.

Monty Carlo – Racing car driver.
In leather patched tweed jacket, racing goggles and silk scarf, Monty loves his vintage cars and knows all sorts of interesting facts about motoring.

Dr Karafe – Wine blender.
White coated and with a strangely Slavic accent, Dr. Karafe is a suave mixer.

Jilly Goodblend – Oenophile.
A wine critic with an eccentric style, Jilly is tremendously popular with the public, even if her caustic commentary has a tendency to offend the vineyard owners!

Vinnie Dresser – Vineyard manager.
In dungarees and checked shirt, Vinnie has come straight from the vineyards.

Honor Platter – Local delicatessen owner.
Never without samples, Honor is artistically dressed to compliment her haute cuisine.

Ivor Sixpack – Rugby player.
Athletic and muscular, Ivor loves a party and is an imposing man in any gathering.

Daisy Chain – Student and part-time cleaner.
Young, French and immaculately manicured, Daisy rarely holds down a job for long and is waiting to be swept off her feet by Mr. Right.

Matt Finish – Painter / decorator.
In work overalls or paint-spotted jeans, Matt has a strong physique and an animal magnetism which makes him popular with female customers.

Gillian Tease – Burlesque dancer.
Curvaceous and attractive, Gillian loves her layers and is always prepared to strip off an item or two if things get too hot.

18 players

Demi Liter – Wife of Max Liter.
In silk, satin or velvet, Demi is fond of luxury and is dressed, made-up and manicured to perfection in order to entertain her guests in style.

Bryon Case – Wine merchant.
Respectable and presentable, Byron likes to dress smartly but is never in a suit, preferring a casual jacket and trousers to give an air of relaxed sophistication.

Ava Draft – Swiss bank manager.
Punctual and with a very strict dress sense, Ava wears a smartly pressed suit and minimal make-up. Her blond plaits wouldn’t dare have a hair out of place!

Nick Blagger – Retired rock star.
In faded jeans and ripped shirt, Nick regularly forgets to shave and just sort of hangs out, man”

Phillipa Delphia – Local cheesemaker.
Delicate and dizzy, Phillipa has a hiccupping laugh and likes her frills.

Tarquin Tokay– Retired Foreign Office minister.
Pompous and aloof, Tarquin is always formally dressed in his dinner suit.

Lady Bla Bla – Celebrity.
Whackily dressed Lady Bla Bla loves anything that shows off her fabulous figure.

Monty Carlo – Racing car driver.
In leather patched tweed jacket, racing goggles and silk scarf, Monty loves his vintage cars and knows all sorts of interesting facts about motoring.

Dr Karafe – Wine blender.
White coated and with a strangely Slavic accent, Dr. Karafe is a suave mixer.

Jilly Goodblend – Oenophile.
A wine critic with an eccentric style, Jilly is tremendously popular with the public, even if her caustic commentary has a tendency to offend the vineyard owners!

Vinnie Dresser – Vineyard manager.
In dungarees and checked shirt, Vinnie has come straight from the vineyards.

Honor Platter – Local delicatessen owner.
Never without samples, Honor is artistically dressed to compliment her haute cuisine.

Ivor Sixpack – Rugby player.
Athletic and muscular, Ivor loves a party and is an imposing man in any gathering.

Daisy Chain – Student and part-time cleaner.
Young, French and immaculately manicured, Daisy rarely holds down a job for long and is waiting to be swept off her feet by Mr. Right.

Matt Finish – Painter / decorator.
In work overalls or paint-spotted jeans, Matt has a strong physique and an animal magnetism which makes him popular with female customers.

Gillian Tease – Burlesque dancer.
Curvaceous and attractive, Gillian loves her layers and is always prepared to strip off an item or two if things get too hot.

Bill Deway – Self-made billionaire.
Fond of yachting, Bill has a relaxed “made-it” attitude to life and a serious sun tan.

Brigitte Bordeaux – Actress.
Ever glamorous with her off the shoulder dresses, Brigitte is an object of desire with her perfect figure and stylish dress.

20 players

Demi Liter – Wife of Max Liter.
In silk, satin or velvet, Demi is fond of luxury and is dressed, made-up and manicured to perfection in order to entertain her guests in style.

Bryon Case – Wine merchant.
Respectable and presentable, Byron likes to dress smartly but is never in a suit, preferring a casual jacket and trousers to give an air of relaxed sophistication.

Ava Draft – Swiss bank manager.
Punctual and with a very strict dress sense, Ava wears a smartly pressed suit and minimal make-up. Her blond plaits wouldn’t dare have a hair out of place!

Nick Blagger – Retired rock star.
In faded jeans and ripped shirt, Nick regularly forgets to shave and just sort of hangs out, man”

Phillipa Delphia – Local cheesemaker.
Delicate and dizzy, Phillipa has a hiccupping laugh and likes her frills.

Tarquin Tokay– Retired Foreign Office minister.
Pompous and aloof, Tarquin is always formally dressed in his dinner suit.

Lady Bla Bla – Celebrity.
Whackily dressed Lady Bla Bla loves anything that shows off her fabulous figure.

Monty Carlo – Racing car driver.
In leather patched tweed jacket, racing goggles and silk scarf, Monty loves his vintage cars and knows all sorts of interesting facts about motoring.

Dr Karafe – Wine blender.
White coated and with a strangely Slavic accent, Dr. Karafe is a suave mixer.

Jilly Goodblend – Oenophile.
A wine critic with an eccentric style, Jilly is tremendously popular with the public, even if her caustic commentary has a tendency to offend the vineyard owners!

Vinnie Dresser – Vineyard manager.
In dungarees and checked shirt, Vinnie has come straight from the vineyards.

Honor Platter – Local delicatessen owner.
Never without samples, Honor is artistically dressed to compliment her haute cuisine.

Ivor Sixpack – Rugby player.
Athletic and muscular, Ivor loves a party and is an imposing man in any gathering.

Daisy Chain – Student and part-time cleaner.
Young, French and immaculately manicured, Daisy rarely holds down a job for long and is waiting to be swept off her feet by Mr. Right.

Matt Finish – Painter / decorator.
In work overalls or paint-spotted jeans, Matt has a strong physique and an animal magnetism which makes him popular with female customers.

Gillian Tease – Burlesque dancer.
Curvaceous and attractive, Gillian loves her layers and is always prepared to strip off an item or two if things get too hot.

Bill Deway – Self-made billionaire.
Fond of yachting, Bill has a relaxed “made-it” attitude to life and a serious sun tan.

Brigitte Bordeaux – Actress.
Ever glamorous with her off the shoulder dresses, Brigitte is an object of desire with her perfect figure and stylish dress.

Mike Rosoft – Computer engineer.
A relaxed and trendy gadget lover with a slightly nerdy attitude, Mike loves to speak jargon to anyone willing to listen.

Poppy Field – Horticulturalist
With a country-girl style, Poppy is incredibly attractive, but lethal with her secateurs should any man let her down.

Customise this game

This game can be customised to fit your event for an additional fee.

It’s hard to give “ball park” figures for what different customisations would cost however we’ve attempted to HERE.  Please do contact us for a free quote if you would like any customisations on your game before purchase.

Remember… if you just need 1 extra person, or 1 less person, why not have someone play the inspector role?

The inspector can usually be male or female as the “for real” inspector can simply invent a new name for themselves.

Some hosts prefer to play the inspector role as it means they can work on the catering while the round plays out amongst their guests.