A Mysterious Mayan Murder

Doug Olés, eminent archaeologist and team leader of one of many archaeological expeditions to the New World, has discovered a previously unknown city nestling in the hills of the heavily forested region of the Yucatan peninsula.

Confident of his ability to prove that the site, which he has named as “Nova Corona”, is Site Q, Doug has called a preview dinner and invited celebrities and co-workers to an after dinner lecture in which he hopes to present not only his compelling evidence, but also a sensational new find. However, at the pre-dinner drinks, tragedy strikes. Doug Olés is reported dead. The question is, who killed him and why?

 

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This Game is Rated:

Teen

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.
Comic Mischief – Depictions or dialogue involving slapstick or suggestive humor.
Suggestive Themes – Mild provocative references or materials. Acting as if attracted to particular characters is suggested in the character backgrounds. There is also a divorce case which hasn’t come through yet, and the deceased was dating.
Drug smuggling mentioned

What is included?

Example pre-printed boxed set

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Character booklets/scripts

2

Inspector CD / script

3

Instruction book

4

Decoration and recipe suggestions

5

Invitations

6

Character name labels

7

Invitation envelopes

Reviews:

Sample

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

Dick Branston – Millionaire philanthropist.
Flashy and energetic, Dick is a successful entrepreneur with a lot of passion for life, people and new ideas.

Lotta Cacao – Luxury chocolatier.
Lavishly dressed with a distinct and opulent style, Lotta has rich hidden depths but loves shiny outer wrappings.

Charles Champagne – Flamboyant French ambassador.
A passionate Frenchman with a distinctive tricolour tie, Charles is a smooth talker and enjoys the company of women.

Erma Dazzle – Movie star.
Sophisticated and elegant, Erma has a sparkling presence and some very chic clothing.

Frank Apprezel – Artist, illustrator and caricaturist.
Never without his artists sketch book and prone to scribbling frantically, Frank is suitably dressed for the celebrity occasion, even if he does have pencils and paintbrushes sticking out of his pockets.

Anne De’Chissel – Sculptress.
With an eye for detail and a strong sense of proportion, Anne dresses artistically and loves texture in her clothing.

Holly Sprig – Race horse breeder
With refreshing country style, Holly has an attractive figure whatever she wears, but really brushes up well when invited out.

Frank Incense – Musical Conductor.
Used to wearing tails, Frank dresses incredibly formally for any dinner gathering – but looks extremely dashing because of it.

8 players

Dick Branston – Millionaire philanthropist.
Flashy and energetic, Dick is a successful entrepreneur with a lot of passion for life, people and new ideas.

Lotta Cacao – Luxury chocolatier.
Lavishly dressed with a distinct and opulent style, Lotta has rich hidden depths but loves shiny outer wrappings.

Charles Champagne – Flamboyant French ambassador.
A passionate Frenchman with a distinctive tricolour tie, Charles is a smooth talker and enjoys the company of women.

Erma Dazzle – Movie star.
Sophisticated and elegant, Erma has a sparkling presence and some very chic clothing.

Frank Apprezel – Artist, illustrator and caricaturist.
Never without his artists sketch book and prone to scribbling frantically, Frank is suitably dressed for the celebrity occasion, even if he does have pencils and paintbrushes sticking out of his pockets.

Anne De’Chissel – Sculptress.
With an eye for detail and a strong sense of proportion, Anne dresses artistically and loves texture in her clothing.

Jimmy Capstones – Student archeologist.
Young and exuberant, Jimmy has abandoned his tatty archaeologist’s clothing and instead is wearing his father’s tuxedo in honour of this auspicious occasion.

Gigi Venchi – Supermodel turned fashion designer.
Wearing exclusive haute couture, Gigi is stylish and looks like she’s just stepped off the catwalk in Milan.

Holly Sprig – Race horse breeder
With refreshing country style, Holly has an attractive figure whatever she wears, but really brushes up well when invited out.

Frank Incense – Musical Conductor.
Used to wearing tails, Frank dresses incredibly formally for any dinner gathering – but looks extremely dashing because of it.

10 players

Dick Branston – Millionaire philanthropist.
Flashy and energetic, Dick is a successful entrepreneur with a lot of passion for life, people and new ideas.

Lotta Cacao – Luxury chocolatier.
Lavishly dressed with a distinct and opulent style, Lotta has rich hidden depths but loves shiny outer wrappings.

Charles Champagne – Flamboyant French ambassador.
A passionate Frenchman with a distinctive tricolour tie, Charles is a smooth talker and enjoys the company of women.

Erma Dazzle – Movie star.
Sophisticated and elegant, Erma has a sparkling presence and some very chic clothing.

Frank Apprezel – Artist, illustrator and caricaturist.
Never without his artists sketch book and prone to scribbling frantically, Frank is suitably dressed for the celebrity occasion, even if he does have pencils and paintbrushes sticking out of his pockets.

Anne De’Chissel – Sculptress.
With an eye for detail and a strong sense of proportion, Anne dresses artistically and loves texture in her clothing.

Jimmy Capstones – Student archeologist.
Young and exuberant, Jimmy has abandoned his tatty archaeologist’s clothing and instead is wearing his father’s tuxedo in honour of this auspicious occasion.

Gigi Venchi – Supermodel turned fashion designer.
Wearing exclusive haute couture, Gigi is stylish and looks like she’s just stepped off the catwalk in Milan.

Holly Sprig – Race horse breeder
With refreshing country style, Holly has an attractive figure whatever she wears, but really brushes up well when invited out.

Frank Incense – Musical Conductor.
Used to wearing tails, Frank dresses incredibly formally for any dinner gathering – but looks extremely dashing because of it.

Ben Borinholls – Oil baron.
Successful throughout Latin America, Ben is a man of presence who knows how to win friends and influence people.

Oprah Diva – Opera Singer.
Emotional and full of passion, Oprah has a powerful voice and a colourful dress, loosely fitted to enable deep breathing.

12 players

Dick Branston – Millionaire philanthropist.
Flashy and energetic, Dick is a successful entrepreneur with a lot of passion for life, people and new ideas.

Lotta Cacao – Luxury chocolatier.
Lavishly dressed with a distinct and opulent style, Lotta has rich hidden depths but loves shiny outer wrappings.

Charles Champagne – Flamboyant French ambassador.
A passionate Frenchman with a distinctive tricolour tie, Charles is a smooth talker and enjoys the company of women.

Erma Dazzle – Movie star.
Sophisticated and elegant, Erma has a sparkling presence and some very chic clothing.

Frank Apprezel – Artist, illustrator and caricaturist.
Never without his artists sketch book and prone to scribbling frantically, Frank is suitably dressed for the celebrity occasion, even if he does have pencils and paintbrushes sticking out of his pockets.

Anne De’Chissel – Sculptress.
With an eye for detail and a strong sense of proportion, Anne dresses artistically and loves texture in her clothing.

Jimmy Capstones – Student archeologist.
Young and exuberant, Jimmy has abandoned his tatty archaeologist’s clothing and instead is wearing his father’s tuxedo in honour of this auspicious occasion.

Gigi Venchi – Supermodel turned fashion designer.
Wearing exclusive haute couture, Gigi is stylish and looks like she’s just stepped off the catwalk in Milan.

Holly Sprig – Race horse breeder
With refreshing country style, Holly has an attractive figure whatever she wears, but really brushes up well when invited out.

Frank Incense – Musical Conductor.
Used to wearing tails, Frank dresses incredibly formally for any dinner gathering – but looks extremely dashing because of it.

Monty Carlos – Classic car collector.
Suave and dashing in his silk cravat and driving jacket, Monty has a passion for travel, classic design and architecture.

Julia Niezz – Horse whisperer.
A country girl with a natural look and simple but flattering clothing, Julia clearly comes from thoroughbred stock herself.

Ben Borinholls – Oil baron.
Successful throughout Latin America, Ben is a man of presence who knows how to win friends and influence people.

Oprah Diva – Opera Singer.
Emotional and full of passion, Oprah has a powerful voice and a colourful dress, loosely fitted to enable deep breathing.

14 players

Dick Branston – Millionaire philanthropist.
Flashy and energetic, Dick is a successful entrepreneur with a lot of passion for life, people and new ideas.

Lotta Cacao – Luxury chocolatier.
Lavishly dressed with a distinct and opulent style, Lotta has rich hidden depths but loves shiny outer wrappings.

Charles Champagne – Flamboyant French ambassador.
A passionate Frenchman with a distinctive tricolour tie, Charles is a smooth talker and enjoys the company of women.

Erma Dazzle – Movie star.
Sophisticated and elegant, Erma has a sparkling presence and some very chic clothing.

Frank Apprezel – Artist, illustrator and caricaturist.
Never without his artists sketch book and prone to scribbling frantically, Frank is suitably dressed for the celebrity occasion, even if he does have pencils and paintbrushes sticking out of his pockets.

Anne De’Chissel – Sculptress.
With an eye for detail and a strong sense of proportion, Anne dresses artistically and loves texture in her clothing.

Jimmy Capstones – Student archeologist.
Young and exuberant, Jimmy has abandoned his tatty archaeologist’s clothing and instead is wearing his father’s tuxedo in honour of this auspicious occasion.

Gigi Venchi – Supermodel turned fashion designer.
Wearing exclusive haute couture, Gigi is stylish and looks like she’s just stepped off the catwalk in Milan.

Holly Sprig – Race horse breeder
With refreshing country style, Holly has an attractive figure whatever she wears, but really brushes up well when invited out.

Frank Incense – Musical Conductor.
Used to wearing tails, Frank dresses incredibly formally for any dinner gathering – but looks extremely dashing because of it.

Monty Carlos – Classic car collector.
Suave and dashing in his silk cravat and driving jacket, Monty has a passion for travel, classic design and architecture.

Julia Niezz – Horse whisperer.
A country girl with a natural look and simple but flattering clothing, Julia clearly comes from thoroughbred stock herself.

Patrick Hubble – Celebrity astronomer.
With an amazing intellect and a capacity to make complex ideas accessible to the common man, Patrick has risen to celebrity status fast, with the result that he has been able to update his wardrobe extensively to include the latest fashions.

Rita Glossimagg – International reporter.
Elegant and refined, Rita knows how to get ahead in life and dresses stylishly to accentuate her natural good looks.

Ben Borinholls – Oil baron.
Successful throughout Latin America, Ben is a man of presence who knows how to win friends and influence people.

Oprah Diva – Opera Singer.
Emotional and full of passion, Oprah has a powerful voice and a colourful dress, loosely fitted to enable deep breathing.

16 players

Dick Branston – Millionaire philanthropist.
Flashy and energetic, Dick is a successful entrepreneur with a lot of passion for life, people and new ideas.

Lotta Cacao – Luxury chocolatier.
Lavishly dressed with a distinct and opulent style, Lotta has rich hidden depths but loves shiny outer wrappings.

Charles Champagne – Flamboyant French ambassador.
A passionate Frenchman with a distinctive tricolour tie, Charles is a smooth talker and enjoys the company of women.

Erma Dazzle – Movie star.
Sophisticated and elegant, Erma has a sparkling presence and some very chic clothing.

Frank Apprezel – Artist, illustrator and caricaturist.
Never without his artists sketch book and prone to scribbling frantically, Frank is suitably dressed for the celebrity occasion, even if he does have pencils and paintbrushes sticking out of his pockets.

Anne De’Chissel – Sculptress.
With an eye for detail and a strong sense of proportion, Anne dresses artistically and loves texture in her clothing.

Jimmy Capstones – Student archeologist.
Young and exuberant, Jimmy has abandoned his tatty archaeologist’s clothing and instead is wearing his father’s tuxedo in honour of this auspicious occasion.

Gigi Venchi – Supermodel turned fashion designer.
Wearing exclusive haute couture, Gigi is stylish and looks like she’s just stepped off the catwalk in Milan.

Holly Sprig – Race horse breeder
With refreshing country style, Holly has an attractive figure whatever she wears, but really brushes up well when invited out.

Frank Incense – Musical Conductor.
Used to wearing tails, Frank dresses incredibly formally for any dinner gathering – but looks extremely dashing because of it.

Monty Carlos – Classic car collector.
Suave and dashing in his silk cravat and driving jacket, Monty has a passion for travel, classic design and architecture.

Julia Niezz – Horse whisperer.
A country girl with a natural look and simple but flattering clothing, Julia clearly comes from thoroughbred stock herself.

Patrick Hubble – Celebrity astronomer.
With an amazing intellect and a capacity to make complex ideas accessible to the common man, Patrick has risen to celebrity status fast, with the result that he has been able to update his wardrobe extensively to include the latest fashions.

Rita Glossimagg – International reporter.
Elegant and refined, Rita knows how to get ahead in life and dresses stylishly to accentuate her natural good looks.

Ben Borinholls – Oil baron.
Successful throughout Latin America, Ben is a man of presence who knows how to win friends and influence people.

Oprah Diva – Opera Singer.
Emotional and full of passion, Oprah has a powerful voice and a colourful dress, loosely fitted to enable deep breathing.

Darwin Charles – Australian naturalist.
Reserved but charming, Darwin has a particular passion for all things feathered and comes equipped with binoculars and notebook to record any interesting finds.

Jean Le’Carré – Cultural attaché.

With a splendid figure and assertive clothing, Jean is strikingly beautiful with hidden depths.

18 players

Dick Branston – Millionaire philanthropist.
Flashy and energetic, Dick is a successful entrepreneur with a lot of passion for life, people and new ideas.

Lotta Cacao – Luxury chocolatier.
Lavishly dressed with a distinct and opulent style, Lotta has rich hidden depths but loves shiny outer wrappings.

Charles Champagne – Flamboyant French ambassador.
A passionate Frenchman with a distinctive tricolour tie, Charles is a smooth talker and enjoys the company of women.

Erma Dazzle – Movie star.
Sophisticated and elegant, Erma has a sparkling presence and some very chic clothing.

Frank Apprezel – Artist, illustrator and caricaturist.
Never without his artists sketch book and prone to scribbling frantically, Frank is suitably dressed for the celebrity occasion, even if he does have pencils and paintbrushes sticking out of his pockets.

Anne De’Chissel – Sculptress.
With an eye for detail and a strong sense of proportion, Anne dresses artistically and loves texture in her clothing.

Jimmy Capstones – Student archeologist.
Young and exuberant, Jimmy has abandoned his tatty archaeologist’s clothing and instead is wearing his father’s tuxedo in honour of this auspicious occasion.

Gigi Venchi – Supermodel turned fashion designer.
Wearing exclusive haute couture, Gigi is stylish and looks like she’s just stepped off the catwalk in Milan.

Holly Sprig – Race horse breeder
With refreshing country style, Holly has an attractive figure whatever she wears, but really brushes up well when invited out.

Frank Incense – Musical Conductor.
Used to wearing tails, Frank dresses incredibly formally for any dinner gathering – but looks extremely dashing because of it.

Monty Carlos – Classic car collector.
Suave and dashing in his silk cravat and driving jacket, Monty has a passion for travel, classic design and architecture.

Julia Niezz – Horse whisperer.
A country girl with a natural look and simple but flattering clothing, Julia clearly comes from thoroughbred stock herself.

Patrick Hubble – Celebrity astronomer.
With an amazing intellect and a capacity to make complex ideas accessible to the common man, Patrick has risen to celebrity status fast, with the result that he has been able to update his wardrobe extensively to include the latest fashions.

Rita Glossimagg – International reporter.
Elegant and refined, Rita knows how to get ahead in life and dresses stylishly to accentuate her natural good looks.

Ben Borinholls – Oil baron.
Successful throughout Latin America, Ben is a man of presence who knows how to win friends and influence people.

Oprah Diva – Opera Singer.
Emotional and full of passion, Oprah has a powerful voice and a colourful dress, loosely fitted to enable deep breathing.

Floyd Grossman – Celebrity gourmet.
An expert on anything and everything culinary, Floyd dresses appropriately for dinner and is never without his trademark thick rimmed glasses and tie.

Leah Tard – Celebrity choreographer.
THE name in dance, Leah is supple and attractive and her elegant poise is complemented by her classic style of dress.

Darwin Charles – Australian naturalist.
Reserved but charming, Darwin has a particular passion for all things feathered and comes equipped with binoculars and notebook to record any interesting finds.

Jean Le’Carré – Cultural attaché.

With a splendid figure and assertive clothing, Jean is strikingly beautiful with hidden depths.

20 players

Dick Branston – Millionaire philanthropist.
Flashy and energetic, Dick is a successful entrepreneur with a lot of passion for life, people and new ideas.

Lotta Cacao – Luxury chocolatier.
Lavishly dressed with a distinct and opulent style, Lotta has rich hidden depths but loves shiny outer wrappings.

Charles Champagne – Flamboyant French ambassador.
A passionate Frenchman with a distinctive tricolour tie, Charles is a smooth talker and enjoys the company of women.

Erma Dazzle – Movie star.
Sophisticated and elegant, Erma has a sparkling presence and some very chic clothing.

Frank Apprezel – Artist, illustrator and caricaturist.
Never without his artists sketch book and prone to scribbling frantically, Frank is suitably dressed for the celebrity occasion, even if he does have pencils and paintbrushes sticking out of his pockets.

Anne De’Chissel – Sculptress.
With an eye for detail and a strong sense of proportion, Anne dresses artistically and loves texture in her clothing.

Jimmy Capstones – Student archeologist.
Young and exuberant, Jimmy has abandoned his tatty archaeologist’s clothing and instead is wearing his father’s tuxedo in honour of this auspicious occasion.

Gigi Venchi – Supermodel turned fashion designer.
Wearing exclusive haute couture, Gigi is stylish and looks like she’s just stepped off the catwalk in Milan.

Holly Sprig – Race horse breeder
With refreshing country style, Holly has an attractive figure whatever she wears, but really brushes up well when invited out.

Frank Incense – Musical Conductor.
Used to wearing tails, Frank dresses incredibly formally for any dinner gathering – but looks extremely dashing because of it.

Monty Carlos – Classic car collector.
Suave and dashing in his silk cravat and driving jacket, Monty has a passion for travel, classic design and architecture.

Julia Niezz – Horse whisperer.
A country girl with a natural look and simple but flattering clothing, Julia clearly comes from thoroughbred stock herself.

Patrick Hubble – Celebrity astronomer.
With an amazing intellect and a capacity to make complex ideas accessible to the common man, Patrick has risen to celebrity status fast, with the result that he has been able to update his wardrobe extensively to include the latest fashions.

Rita Glossimagg – International reporter.
Elegant and refined, Rita knows how to get ahead in life and dresses stylishly to accentuate her natural good looks.

Ben Borinholls – Oil baron.
Successful throughout Latin America, Ben is a man of presence who knows how to win friends and influence people.

Oprah Diva – Opera Singer.
Emotional and full of passion, Oprah has a powerful voice and a colourful dress, loosely fitted to enable deep breathing.

Floyd Grossman – Celebrity gourmet.
An expert on anything and everything culinary, Floyd dresses appropriately for dinner and is never without his trademark thick rimmed glasses and tie.

Leah Tard – Celebrity choreographer.
THE name in dance, Leah is supple and attractive and her elegant poise is complemented by her classic style of dress.

Phil Ming – Movie director.
Newly arrived by private yacht, Phil still carries with him an air of the sea, as well as his bellowing directorial voice!

Iona Hilton – Successful hotelier.
Gregarious and sociable, Iona oozes luxury and enjoys entertaining guests at her five star venues.

Darwin Charles – Australian naturalist.
Reserved but charming, Darwin has a particular passion for all things feathered and comes equipped with binoculars and notebook to record any interesting finds.

Jean Le’Carré – Cultural attaché.

With a splendid figure and assertive clothing, Jean is strikingly beautiful with hidden depths.

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.