The inspector/facilitator role is essential for the game to work. He/she facilitates the entire evening.
The other characters can be taken from the audience and briefed before game play starts, OR you can select a group to play your suspects in advance of the night and give them time to get fluent in their roles and answers.
The rest of the guests are fully included in the game as they’ll be asking questions throughout the night.
Inspector Frank Lee Askew – The policeman sent to solve the crime
Efficient in his own peculiar way, Inspector Frank Lee Askew has an unusual method of solving crimes – he involves everyone!
Brock Ewein – Patriarch of the Ewein family
A millionaire ten times over, Brock has amassed his fortune as a sheep rancher and oil baron with Southwether Oil. He always dresses casually, preferring blue jeans and a flannel shirt to tuxedos and tie.
Elenora Ewein (a.k.a. Ms. Nellie) – Matriarch of the Ewein family
Known as Ms. Nellie and wife of Brock, you are down to earth and looking forward to a casual dinner party. You love wearing denim pants with your diamond earrings. Elegant but informal!
Lou Ellen Ewein – Wife of Jay R. Ewein
Usually seen around the Ewein mansion wearing her designer jeans and high-heeled shoes, tonight is no exception. Of course, she wears shoulder pads in her sweaters, a long scarf and a diamond tiara in her teased up bangs.
Mike Mulhaney – Chauffeur at Southwether
Almost always on call for driving, Mike is never without with his cap, long scarf and black jacket. He takes his job very seriously.
Drake Darrington – Millionaire/owner of Dallas Oil
With feathered silver hair, Drake still sports a dashing figure for a man his age while wearing his well cut jeans and diamond studded belt buckle.
Chrystal Darrington – Second wife of Drake Darrington
A blonde beauty, Chrystal is always at ease in her skintight jeans and overdone eye makeup while flaunting her huge diamond wedding ring. She is never seen without her signature long scarf twisted about her neck.
Additional characters in the 9 cast game:
Robby Ewein – Brother to Jay R
Second son of Brock and Ms. Nellie, he’s always striving to be the perfectionist.Robby wears a suit and tie, even during casual dinner parties. He walks with a slight limp, but that hasn’t slowed him down in his climb up the Ewein corporate ladder.
Phallice Darrington – Daughter of Drake Darrington
Rich and spoiled with big hair, she has a big wallet, too. Phallice is used to the best and is always wearing her diamond earrings and her finest designer jeans for informal festivities.
Additional characters in the 11 cast game:
Juicey Ewein – Ward of Brock and Ms. Nellie Ewein
Seemingly innocent, Juicey dresses in the typical college attire of the day. Her long feathered hair is her crowning glory along with a belt to accentuate her small waist.
Cray Fisher – Caterer
Known for his sumptuous seafood, Cray is a master of his craft. He’s always seen in his chef’s apron and carrying a tray of this or that during his dinner party bookings.
Additional characters in the 13 cast game:
Bobbie Gnobb – Secretary to Jay R
With her honours degree from business college, Bobbie has made her herself indispensable to Jay R.. Always ready by his desk, she is never seen without her classy dress and well coiffered hair, ready for dictation.
Fronte Paige – Reporter
Sent on assignment by “Dallas Entertainment” magazine to cover the dinner party. Dressed in his suit, he’s always carrying a notepad andpen, trying to look official in a dishevelled sort of way.