Death at Dodge City

It’s 1878. Lawlessness abounds in Kansas, especially around Dodge City.

The notorious ‘Hole in the Corner’ gang is planning to ride up the trail to hold up the Union Pacific train that’s coming in from the gold mining town of Deadwood.

However, when the Assistant Marshall, Wyatt Twerp, is found dead in the back room of the ‘Variety’ saloon, the Sheriff needs to find some answers real quick!

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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.
Comic Mischief – Depictions or dialogue involving slapstick or suggestive humour.
Sexual themes – Prostitutes and their behaviour are mentioned in the plot.
Drugs – use of legal drugs is mentioned.
Suggestive Themes – Sexual innuendo. Acting as if attracted to particular characters is suggested in the character backgrounds.

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


1 review for Death at Dodge City

  1. Happy Customer

    Just to let you know how much we enjoyed playing Death at Doge City. We played the 10 person version on Saturday night as part of our Golden Wedding weekend. Everybody had brilliant costumes and we had a great time. Only 1 person guessed the murderer. We are going to buy another game for our family holiday next year.

    Regards Janet Jackson

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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:

Wild” Bill Hiccup – Cowboy.
A hapless, bungling cowboy whose plans always go awry. He carries so many weapons you’d think he’d fall over with the weight of them.

Hattie Caplock – Saloon Girl.
Wyatt’s common law wife and Saloon Girl. Hattie is the prettiest little lady in Kansas. With her fishnet tights, low cut dress, high heel boots and feather boa, she just has to flutter her eyelashes at the gents to get what she wants.

“Prospector” Rush – Gold prospector.
Rush wears a buckskin shirt and dirty boots. He’s not shaved for a week, he’s so intent on getting a strike.

“Calamity” Jane – Hell raiser.
A cowgirl wearing a check shirt and denims, Jane is a bit of a tomboy and likes a drink. Unfortunately she just doesn’t know when to stop!

“Doc” Halliday – Dentist.
A dentist who likes to gamble. Dressed in his white coat and carrying his pliers, Doc’s the man to pull out your teeth. However, it’s not only your teeth he’ll take out if you’re not careful. There’s a gun in his pocket and he’s prepared to use it.

“Big-Nose” Kate – News reporter.
A nosey news reporter with her notebook and pen.

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.