Death of a Dallas Dynasty

It’s 1980 and things are perty perfect at the Southwether Ranch.

Sheep and oil baron Brock Ewein is hosting an elaborate dinner party for his weekend guests, the Darrington’s.

Just as the cocktails are served, a gunshot is heard from the billiard room upstairs. To everyone’s shock, Brock’s son, Jay R. Ewein is found dead!

Someone in the house must have done it. So, who shot Jay R. and why?

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This Game is Rated:


This game contains:

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

Sexual Themes – Womanising and non-sexual encounters and harrassement mentioned.
A murder – violence suggested.
Comic Mischief – Depictions or dialogue involving slapstick or suggestive humour.
Suggestive Themes – Mild references or materials and innuendo.
Drug references – Whisky, drunk excessively is mentioned.
Gambling mentioned

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


3 reviews for Death of a Dallas Dynasty

  1. Happy Customer

    Great game! Character outfits could be as extravagant or low key as you wanted. Plot and scripts were well developed and humorous. Better than a box set game we have played previously. I chose the emailed version and printed the character scripts. I had a few difficulties downloading the files, however red herring resolved them promptly with a quick phone call. Great company, would definitely recommend and use them again.

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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:

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.

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.