Bump Off at the Barbecue

A neighbourly barbecue Downunder is rudely cut short when the host, Willy Willy, is found dead in the kitchen – skewered through the heart!

The invited guests, an intriguing mix of colourful local residents, have the task of solving the murder. Can they crack the case before the chicken gets cold?

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This Game is Rated:


This game contains:

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

Suggestive Themes – Mild provocative references or materials. Mainly caused by the dead body being entitled “Willy Willy”.
Sexual Themes – Mild. Depictions of two-timing relationships.
Alcohol Reference – Reference to and/or images of alcoholic beverages.
Partial Nudity – Topless sun bathing mentioned.
A murder – violence suggested.

What is included?

Example pre-printed boxed set


Character booklets/scripts


Inspector CD / script


Instruction book


Decoration and recipe suggestions




Character name labels


Invitation envelopes


9 reviews for Bump Off at the Barbecue

  1. Happy

    We played it over the weekend. I just wanted to say how much we enjoyed it and how impressed we were with it. The package you sent via email had everything we needed and was easy to use. All my friends embrassed the characters and really enjoyed it so thank you. I will be recommending your company to other friend that want a party with a difference. Kind regards Seema lloyd

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How it works:

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!

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:

Sally Monella -Willy Willy’s buxom next door neighbour.
Tanned and keen to show off her figure, Sally makes for an eyeful of a neighbour.

Sidney Oprahaus – Works in the busy import / export business.
With briefcase and business suit, Sidney is always looking for a new business opportunity.

Sheila Swheels – Car Insurance broker and professional boomerang thrower.
With a strong throwing arm, you wouldn’t want to wrestle Sheila’s ever present car insurance documents from her grasp!

Crocodile Dunkirk – Ayres Rock National Park Park Ranger.
Butch and suntanned, Crocodile Dunkirk is keen to show off his muscles and his hunky physique.

Dame Edna Average – Willy Willy’s outrageous girlfriend.
With dazzling glasses and an outfit to match her personality, Dame Edna really is a sight for sore eyes. (If they weren’t sore before they will be after you’ve seen her.

Frank Furter -A BBQ and Foster’s lager fanatic.
Frank really is a typical lager lout, with a beer belly on which to rest his bottle and a baseball cap to shade his drink.

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.