Death Actually

Death Actually

Christmas. Love it or hate it, it comes around annually, and there’s nothing that says “Christmas” more than the annual office Christmas Party.

This evening’s event is hosted at the local art gallery, and includes both friends and family of the graphic design studio. With drinks flowing and guests surrounded by walls covered in semi-nudes and statues adorned with Santa hats, it’s no wonder that strange things are afoot.  When a body is found under one of the statues – the question becomes … who is the murderer?

From: £19.99

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Hire an actor to play the detective – prices start at £291 contact us for more information.

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 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 bigamy, divorce, love tangles and mentions of naked body doubles once you get to 16 players.
Drug dealing also mentioned

What is included?

Example pre-printed boxed set

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Death Actually 20
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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

Willy Makit – Aging rockstar
Attempting to revive his career and full of bluster, Willy is still very 70s in fashion sense and sex appeal.

Ben Downingtreet – Prime Minister
A young bachelor, Ben is continually conscious of his presentation and is never seen without a suit and tie in public.

Ed Settera – Writer
Fond of Arran sweaters and continually scribbling, Ed has his head too far into his work to notice much else that goes on.

Dilly Duster – Maid
A Londoner through and through, Dilly is conscious of her “foul mouth” but sparkles despite her uniform.

Mia Culpa – Portuguese housemaid
Unassuming and plain when working, Mia has really come to life at the party with a fabulous designer dress. When she smiles she is a rare beauty.

Crystal Bahl – Newly-wed
Dazzlingly beautiful and with delicate features, Crystal turned heads at her wedding and continues to shine.

8 players

Willy Makit – Aging rockstar
Attempting to revive his career and full of bluster, Willy is still very 70s in fashion sense and sex appeal.

Ben Downingtreet – Prime Minister
A young bachelor, Ben is continually conscious of his presentation and is never seen without a suit and tie in public.

Ed Settera – Writer
Fond of Arran sweaters and continually scribbling, Ed has his head too far into his work to notice much else that goes on.

Dilly Duster – Maid
A Londoner through and through, Dilly is conscious of her “foul mouth” but sparkles despite her uniform.

Mia Culpa – Portuguese housemaid
Unassuming and plain when working, Mia has really come to life at the party with a fabulous designer dress. When she smiles she is a rare beauty.

Crystal Bahl – Newly-wed
Dazzlingly beautiful and with delicate features, Crystal turned heads at her wedding and continues to shine.

Art Decco – Art gallery event organiser
Looking very gay for a straight man, Art is well turned out and easy on the eye.

Dot Matrix – Lovestruck graphic designer
Always sniffling and never more than a hands-reach from her mobile phone, Dot is attractive, if a little frumpy.

10 players

Willy Makit – Aging rockstar
Attempting to revive his career and full of bluster, Willy is still very 70s in fashion sense and sex appeal.

Ben Downingtreet – Prime Minister
A young bachelor, Ben is continually conscious of his presentation and is never seen without a suit and tie in public.

Ed Settera – Writer
Fond of Arran sweaters and continually scribbling, Ed has his head too far into his work to notice much else that goes on.

Dilly Duster – Maid
A Londoner through and through, Dilly is conscious of her “foul mouth” but sparkles despite her uniform.

Mia Culpa – Portuguese housemaid
Unassuming and plain when working, Mia has really come to life at the party with a fabulous designer dress. When she smiles she is a rare beauty.

Crystal Bahl – Newly-wed
Dazzlingly beautiful and with delicate features, Crystal turned heads at her wedding and continues to shine.

Art Decco – Art gallery event organiser
Looking very gay for a straight man, Art is well turned out and easy on the eye.

Dot Matrix – Lovestruck graphic designer
Always sniffling and never more than a hands-reach from her mobile phone, Dot is attractive, if a little frumpy.

Ivor Graffix – MD of graphic design company
Insensitive and fond of tweed jackets, Ivor owns the firm and always dresses down.

Lotta Graffix – Stay-at-home wife of Ivor
Windswept and always lurching from one family crisis to another, Lotta is pretty, but motherly.

12 players

Willy Makit – Aging rockstar
Attempting to revive his career and full of bluster, Willy is still very 70s in fashion sense and sex appeal.

Ben Downingtreet – Prime Minister
A young bachelor, Ben is continually conscious of his presentation and is never seen without a suit and tie in public.

Ed Settera – Writer
Fond of Arran sweaters and continually scribbling, Ed has his head too far into his work to notice much else that goes on.

Dilly Duster – Maid
A Londoner through and through, Dilly is conscious of her “foul mouth” but sparkles despite her uniform.

Mia Culpa – Portuguese housemaid
Unassuming and plain when working, Mia has really come to life at the party with a fabulous designer dress. When she smiles she is a rare beauty.

Crystal Bahl – Newly-wed
Dazzlingly beautiful and with delicate features, Crystal turned heads at her wedding and continues to shine.

Art Decco – Art gallery event organiser
Looking very gay for a straight man, Art is well turned out and easy on the eye.

Dot Matrix – Lovestruck graphic designer
Always sniffling and never more than a hands-reach from her mobile phone, Dot is attractive, if a little frumpy.

Ivor Graffix – MD of graphic design company
Insensitive and fond of tweed jackets, Ivor owns the firm and always dresses down.

Lotta Graffix – Stay-at-home wife of Ivor
Windswept and always lurching from one family crisis to another, Lotta is pretty, but motherly.

Erma Huzzey – PA of Ivor Graffix
Oozing sex appeal, Erma excels in high boots, short skirts and low cut tops.

Hugh Canduitt – Rock star’s agent
A real deep personality lurks somewhere behind the jeans, t-shirt and beer guzzling front. Hugh is a teddy bear at heart.

14 players

Willy Makit – Aging rockstar
Attempting to revive his career and full of bluster, Willy is still very 70s in fashion sense and sex appeal.

Ben Downingtreet – Prime Minister
A young bachelor, Ben is continually conscious of his presentation and is never seen without a suit and tie in public.

Ed Settera – Writer
Fond of Arran sweaters and continually scribbling, Ed has his head too far into his work to notice much else that goes on.

Dilly Duster – Maid
A Londoner through and through, Dilly is conscious of her “foul mouth” but sparkles despite her uniform.

Mia Culpa – Portuguese housemaid
Unassuming and plain when working, Mia has really come to life at the party with a fabulous designer dress. When she smiles she is a rare beauty.

Crystal Bahl – Newly-wed
Dazzlingly beautiful and with delicate features, Crystal turned heads at her wedding and continues to shine.

Art Decco – Art gallery event organiser
Looking very gay for a straight man, Art is well turned out and easy on the eye.

Dot Matrix – Lovestruck graphic designer
Always sniffling and never more than a hands-reach from her mobile phone, Dot is attractive, if a little frumpy.

Ivor Graffix – MD of graphic design company
Insensitive and fond of tweed jackets, Ivor owns the firm and always dresses down.

Lotta Graffix – Stay-at-home wife of Ivor
Windswept and always lurching from one family crisis to another, Lotta is pretty, but motherly.

Erma Huzzey – PA of Ivor Graffix
Oozing sex appeal, Erma excels in high boots, short skirts and low cut tops.

Hugh Canduitt – Rock star’s agent
A real deep personality lurks somewhere behind the jeans, t-shirt and beer guzzling front. Hugh is a teddy bear at heart.

Dakota Steer – American girl
With cowboy boots, hat, and a short skirt, Dakota is loving the whole British angle on her latest boyfriend.

Jason Raynbows
 – Waiter
Enthusiastic, if a little poorly presented, Jason makes up for his unassuming presence with huge self-confidence.

16 players

Willy Makit – Aging rockstar
Attempting to revive his career and full of bluster, Willy is still very 70s in fashion sense and sex appeal.

Ben Downingtreet – Prime Minister
A young bachelor, Ben is continually conscious of his presentation and is never seen without a suit and tie in public.

Ed Settera – Writer
Fond of Arran sweaters and continually scribbling, Ed has his head too far into his work to notice much else that goes on.

Dilly Duster – Maid
A Londoner through and through, Dilly is conscious of her “foul mouth” but sparkles despite her uniform.

Mia Culpa – Portuguese housemaid
Unassuming and plain when working, Mia has really come to life at the party with a fabulous designer dress. When she smiles she is a rare beauty.

Crystal Bahl – Newly-wed
Dazzlingly beautiful and with delicate features, Crystal turned heads at her wedding and continues to shine.

Art Decco – Art gallery event organiser
Looking very gay for a straight man, Art is well turned out and easy on the eye.

Dot Matrix – Lovestruck graphic designer
Always sniffling and never more than a hands-reach from her mobile phone, Dot is attractive, if a little frumpy.

Ivor Graffix – MD of graphic design company
Insensitive and fond of tweed jackets, Ivor owns the firm and always dresses down.

Lotta Graffix – Stay-at-home wife of Ivor
Windswept and always lurching from one family crisis to another, Lotta is pretty, but motherly.

Erma Huzzey – PA of Ivor Graffix
Oozing sex appeal, Erma excels in high boots, short skirts and low cut tops.

Hugh Canduitt – Rock star’s agent
A real deep personality lurks somewhere behind the jeans, t-shirt and beer guzzling front. Hugh is a teddy bear at heart.

Dakota Steer – American girl
With cowboy boots, hat, and a short skirt, Dakota is loving the whole British angle on her latest boyfriend.

Jason Raynbows
 – Waiter
Enthusiastic, if a little poorly presented, Jason makes up for his unassuming presence with huge self-confidence.

Betty Guzziniere – Body double
Blond and petite, Betty dresses demurely when she’s not totally naked!

Rudyard Well – Body double
Polite and conversational, Rudyard dresses for comfort, when he wears any clothes at all that is!

18 players

Willy Makit – Aging rockstar
Attempting to revive his career and full of bluster, Willy is still very 70s in fashion sense and sex appeal.

Ben Downingtreet – Prime Minister
A young bachelor, Ben is continually conscious of his presentation and is never seen without a suit and tie in public.

Ed Settera – Writer
Fond of Arran sweaters and continually scribbling, Ed has his head too far into his work to notice much else that goes on.

Dilly Duster – Maid
A Londoner through and through, Dilly is conscious of her “foul mouth” but sparkles despite her uniform.

Mia Culpa – Portuguese housemaid
Unassuming and plain when working, Mia has really come to life at the party with a fabulous designer dress. When she smiles she is a rare beauty.

Crystal Bahl – Newly-wed
Dazzlingly beautiful and with delicate features, Crystal turned heads at her wedding and continues to shine.

Art Decco – Art gallery event organiser
Looking very gay for a straight man, Art is well turned out and easy on the eye.

Dot Matrix – Lovestruck graphic designer
Always sniffling and never more than a hands-reach from her mobile phone, Dot is attractive, if a little frumpy.

Ivor Graffix – MD of graphic design company
Insensitive and fond of tweed jackets, Ivor owns the firm and always dresses down.

Lotta Graffix – Stay-at-home wife of Ivor
Windswept and always lurching from one family crisis to another, Lotta is pretty, but motherly.

Erma Huzzey – PA of Ivor Graffix
Oozing sex appeal, Erma excels in high boots, short skirts and low cut tops.

Hugh Canduitt – Rock star’s agent
A real deep personality lurks somewhere behind the jeans, t-shirt and beer guzzling front. Hugh is a teddy bear at heart.

Dakota Steer – American girl
With cowboy boots, hat, and a short skirt, Dakota is loving the whole British angle on her latest boyfriend.

Jason Raynbows
 – Waiter
Enthusiastic, if a little poorly presented, Jason makes up for his unassuming presence with huge self-confidence.

Betty Guzziniere – Body double
Blond and petite, Betty dresses demurely when she’s not totally naked!

Rudyard Well – Body double
Polite and conversational, Rudyard dresses for comfort, when he wears any clothes at all that is!

Barry De’Wiff – Recent widower
Maintaining an even keel despite recent tragic circumstances, Barry’s hair is always smart and he has a lovely Irish accent.

Candy Apple – Claudia Schiffer lookalike
A stunning blonde, this supermodel beauty will take your breath away whatever she is wearing.

20 players

Willy Makit – Aging rockstar
Attempting to revive his career and full of bluster, Willy is still very 70s in fashion sense and sex appeal.

Ben Downingtreet – Prime Minister
A young bachelor, Ben is continually conscious of his presentation and is never seen without a suit and tie in public.

Ed Settera – Writer
Fond of Arran sweaters and continually scribbling, Ed has his head too far into his work to notice much else that goes on.

Dilly Duster – Maid
A Londoner through and through, Dilly is conscious of her “foul mouth” but sparkles despite her uniform.

Mia Culpa – Portuguese housemaid
Unassuming and plain when working, Mia has really come to life at the party with a fabulous designer dress. When she smiles she is a rare beauty.

Crystal Bahl – Newly-wed
Dazzlingly beautiful and with delicate features, Crystal turned heads at her wedding and continues to shine.

Art Decco – Art gallery event organiser
Looking very gay for a straight man, Art is well turned out and easy on the eye.

Dot Matrix – Lovestruck graphic designer
Always sniffling and never more than a hands-reach from her mobile phone, Dot is attractive, if a little frumpy.

Ivor Graffix – MD of graphic design company
Insensitive and fond of tweed jackets, Ivor owns the firm and always dresses down.

Lotta Graffix – Stay-at-home wife of Ivor
Windswept and always lurching from one family crisis to another, Lotta is pretty, but motherly.

Erma Huzzey – PA of Ivor Graffix
Oozing sex appeal, Erma excels in high boots, short skirts and low cut tops.

Hugh Canduitt – Rock star’s agent
A real deep personality lurks somewhere behind the jeans, t-shirt and beer guzzling front. Hugh is a teddy bear at heart.

Dakota Steer – American girl
With cowboy boots, hat, and a short skirt, Dakota is loving the whole British angle on her latest boyfriend.

Jason Raynbows
 – Waiter
Enthusiastic, if a little poorly presented, Jason makes up for his unassuming presence with huge self-confidence.

Betty Guzziniere – Body double
Blond and petite, Betty dresses demurely when she’s not totally naked!

Rudyard Well – Body double
Polite and conversational, Rudyard dresses for comfort, when he wears any clothes at all that is!

Barry De’Wiff – Recent widower
Maintaining an even keel despite recent tragic circumstances, Barry’s hair is always smart and he has a lovely Irish accent.

Candy Apple – Claudia Schiffer lookalike
A stunning blonde, this supermodel beauty will take your breath away whatever she is wearing.

Phil Anderer – US President
Diplomatic and smartly suited, Phil has an eye for the ladies and can be an incredibly charming smooth talker.

Juan Mooretuch – Shop assistant
Always happy to help, Juan is smartly dressed for the department store and always carries extra trimmings for any gifts.

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.