Bump off at the Grind

Welcome, one and all, to Burlesque!  A world of bumps, grinds, teases, corsets, lash extensions, pouts, stage lighting and smoke awaits you!  Nothing is what it seems here and everyone has a gimmick.  Some showing a little more, other’s showing a little less, with fans, umbrellas, wings, balloons, glitter and other accessories adding to the erotic mystique that make up Burlesque!

Pin-up glamour, steampunk, erotic gothic and rockabilly fashion all sit comfortably together in The Grind, the city’s best known burlesque venue.  The troupe are all dressed up and ready to go!

Unfortunately for everyone, this evening’s entertainment has had to be cancelled.  Ivor Merkin, the owner of The Grind, has been found dead in the girl’s dressing room amidst all the feathers, pasties, tit tape and fans.  With the backstage area only accessible to the dancers, bar staff and other troupe members, someone here clearly had more than teasing on their mind when they arrived this afternoon.  The question is… who?

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This Game is Rated:


This game contains:

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

A murder – violence suggested.
Alcohol Reference – Reference to and/or images of alcoholic beverages.
Mature themes – sexual affairs, illegitimate children, date rape drugs
Comic Mischief – Depictions or dialogue involving slapstick or suggestive humour.
Suggestive Themes – Strong provocative references or materials and sexual innuendo.

What is included?

Example pre-printed boxed set


Character booklets/scripts


Inspector booklet with QR code for audio


Instruction book


Making the most booklet




Character name labels


Invitation envelopes


1 review for Bump off at the Grind

  1. Megyn Rugh (verified owner)

    This was a super fun birthday activity! Everyone loved it and the dialogue was really entertaining. Keep in mind that it is mostly female characters.

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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
  • Link to the video files of the inspector – email us if you want MP3 after purchase – at the moment the site breaks the links if we link them on check out.  Update pending!
  • 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:

Rosie Cheeks – Stage Kitten
Bright and bashful, Rosie brings a fairy tale look to her corset and skirts.

Snappy O’Shea – Comper
Lithe and tempting, Snappy has a clear voice and is just the girl you need to work up an enthusiastic audience.

Foxy La Flash – Photographer
Foxy has legs to die for. She is never without her camera and steampunk accessories.

Scarlett Von Rouge – Wardrobe Cat
Red-headed and feisty, Scarlett has an eye for detail and is a whizz with pasty glue.

Gillian Tease – Bartender
Tempting and stylish, Gillian opts for a Rockabilly look.

Kitty LaMuff 
– French cabaret act
With legs and can-can frills, Kitty has a French accent and a frivolous charm.

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.