An Italian Job!

Surely there is no better way to celebrate a special occasion with a loved one than to take them out for a meal? And when it comes to cuisine, there is nothing more romantic than Italian food!

Which is why, tonight, the Baldini restaurant is full to bursting with guests, and all the waiting and kitchen staff are busy, busy, busy!

With a restaurant packed to overflowing with dewy eyed eaters, the last thing anyone needs is a murder – but, when the chef’s body is discovered in the kitchen, the quiet romantic diners are drawn into the investigation by a screaming waitress and it is suddenly up to them to solve the case!

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This Game is Rated:


This game contains:

Content that may be suitable for ages 13 and older.

Murder – Once murder occurs pre-game and one during the game. Also references to poisoning rats.

What is included?

Example pre-printed boxed set

  • Full instructions

  • Scripts for each cast member

  • Invitation flyer (which you can copy to requirements)

  • Table Clues (part A and B)

  • Guest instruction handouts x 12 copies

  • CD-ROM of printable files you can use to print duplicate materials as needed


9 reviews for An Italian Job!

  1. Happy Customer

    We ran this game locally at our church. It was a roaring success! (Or should I say screaming). It is probably the best mystery night we have held so far. Stupid Italian accents, over the top acting and a lot of laughs for both the cast and guests. This game lends itself really well to small functions or hotel use as all the actors are cast as waiting staff so it means they can serve the meal in character. A brilliant night was had by all.

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How it works:

This format of game is ideal for novice hosts.

This particular game format requires 7 (or 8) cast who can also participate as “detectives” to if wished, use of 1 large room with stage area, and a few easy to obtain prop clues.

This mystery requires very little rehearsal time, and the cast do not need to learn any lengthy back story. Cast can usually manage to perform the short skits after just 30 minutes to an hour run through on the day, or can act “script in hand” throughout the performance.

Two murders occurs during the event. Usually one happens before the first script (and is announced within that script, and one occurs mid way through the evening.

Your guests will play the role of detectives. You can have any number of detectives, your only limit is the size of your room, and confidence of your cast. Performing for large groups over 100 in number, your cast may benefit from added sound support.

The audience will watch 2 fully acted scenes, witness two murders and will be required to solve the case by bartering and exchanging clues between the teams in order to see as much information about the case as possible.

This style of murder mystery usually works best with 40+ guests.

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

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:

Detective Inspector I. B. Cluelessi – The policeman sent to solve the crime
Efficient in his own peculiar way, Ivan Berto Cluelessi has an unusual method of solving crimes – he involves everyone! If anything he is more like a bungling detective than a methodical one, but it has to be said, he does get results.

Cristian Baldini – Restaurant Owner
Wearing a relaxed casual business suit, Cristian likes to keep an eye on his restaurant staff and frequently does his paper work where he can get access to regular refills of coffee.

Luigi Savini – Maitre D’
Tall, dark and handsome, Luigi wears the typical black suit and bow tie of a Maitre D’.

Nadia Addario – Waitress
An attractive Italian waitress in black skirt and white blouse. Nadia is often clumsy and is known for dropping things within the kitchens and among guests, however she is easy to like and very friendly.

Anna Maria Renzetti – Waitress
With dark hair, dark eyes and full lips, Anna Maria is a very beautiful woman, her figure accentuated further by the short dark skirt and white blouse.

Benito Pallino – Kitchen Porter.
A typical Italian male with dark hair and dark eyes, Benito is muscular and quite ruggedly handsome.

Daniela Calasso – Waitress
A true Italian beauty, Daniela is positively dazzling in her waitress’s black skirt and white blouse.