Felons, Flappers and Foul play

In America, Prohibition is still in full swing and while it makes alcohol a difficult commodity to attain, it certainly isn’t impossible.

The Macaroni brothers are one of Chicago’s main families responsible for importing the contraband. They own Swingers, arguably the most popular speakeasy in all Chicago. From bodyguards to sassy jazz singers, alcohol to fine dining, this hip club has everything.

And tonight – it even has a murder. Bugs Macaroni, the big boss himself, is dead.

The only problem is – who killed him?

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This Game is Rated:

Mature

This game contains:

Content that may be suitable for ages 17 and older.

Including:
Murder – Two murders are undertaken, so violence is suggested.
Suggestive Themes – Mild / medium provocative references or materials.

What is included?

Example pre-printed boxed set

  • Full instructions

  • Scripts for each cast member

  • Character background for each cast member

  • Cast guidelines for each cast member

  • Invitation flyer (which you can copy to requirements)

  • Guest handout (which you can copy to requirements)

  • Guest instruction handouts x 12 copies

  • Clue labels

  • Any additional printable files as needed for clues

  • Access to digital files if needed

Reviews:

1 review for Felons, Flappers and Foul play

  1. Happy Customer

    Fantastic !!!! What a great night, we all got chance to dress up and get into character for a hugely entertaining evening. In the great surroundings of newly refurbished Humber Royal Hotel, we embarked upon detecting the who dun-it of not just 1 but 3 murders! all timely and giving great anticipation peaks throughout the evening. Well done to all actors who set a great atmosphere on guests’ arrivals by mingling, and helping guests to acclimatise ready for the evening ahead. A resounding hand of applause to Jo Smedley, thanks Jo for a superb evening my friends and myself enjoyed this immensely when’s the next one!?!?!?

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How it works:

If you’re looking for a murder mystery evening which supplies entertaining sleuthing while you dine, then our Dinner Theatre style murder mystery evenings are just what you are looking for.

Each mystery is designed to be run in one room within a hotel/restaurant setting during a three course meal.

There are five suspects (the cast). One murder occurs before the event (the discovery of the body usually begins the evening) and one murder occurs mid-way through the evening. The dead body usually comes back as the inspector for the denouement. You can have a separate actor play this role if you prefer.

A stage manager is also useful for this type of script.

These mysteries are written as interactive dinner theatre with a series of scripts as well as interactive questioning by the guests. The emphasis is fun and melodrama and the plays require an experienced set of actors to learn back story. This style of script is NOT for novice actors due to the amount of line learning, and requirement to be confident ad-libbing.

A good team of actors will usually need between 4-6 rehearsals, OR to learn the scripts and back story in advance and an intensive afternoon of rehearsals on the day before the show.

The plots require props and often theatre blood. These props are often not too difficult to obtain. It’s usually things like knives, glasses, guns (fake obviously!), and small stage props e.g. handbags. Sound effects are also often minimal. Though some plots do benefit from having access to a starter pistol.

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:

Mickey Macaroni – Da Big Boss’s Brother
In spats and pinstripe suit, Mickey Macaroni is larger than life and likes to keep his friends close and his enemies closer. The question is: which are you?

Bunny Hugg – Singer, dancer and Bugs’ moll
With short bobbed hair and an equally short dress, Bunny just loves jazz, and her tassels are guaranteed to swing with her thing.

Tommy Gunn – The Macaroni brothers’ Lieutenant
With sleek hair and pencil moustache, Tommy may look respectable in his tux, but he is never without his side arm, leg arm, rear waistband arm, up the sleeve arm…

Sherry Shimmy – The newest singer at the club
Young, vivacious and dangerously blond, Sherry Shimmy is a girl who knows exactly how to strut her stuff.

Guy Sendalls – Barman
With quick wrist action, witty patter and a natural flair for cocktails, Guy Sendalls is the barman at Swingers, and a natural confidante for many of the clientele.