Friendsromansmurderers

Friends, Romans, Murderers…

Infamy, infamy, they’ve all got it in for me!

The year is 44 BC and in Rome, the glittering capital of a vast and powerful empire, gladiatorial combat, roaring lions, mysterious omens and political intrigue abound. But all is not well at the Senate as the First Consul, Julius Caesar has become too big for his shiny red boots and there is a plot among his political opponents to kill him.

However when Caesar dies at home in his bed under mysterious circumstances everyone begins to wonder who foiled one of the biggest murder plots in history! There are daggers, petulant slaves and motives aplenty as well as a touch of classical pizzazz.

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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.
Comic Mischief – Depictions or dialogue involving slapstick or suggestive humour.
Suggestive Themes – Sexual affairs mentioned.
Sexual innuendo. Acting as if attracted to particular characters is suggested in the character backgrounds.

What is included?

Example pre-printed boxed set

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Character booklets/scripts

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Inspector CD / script

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Instruction book

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Decoration and recipe suggestions

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Invitations

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Character name Labels

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Invitation envelopes

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Sample

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:

Didius Severus – The man sent to solve the crime
Efficient in his own peculiar way, Didius Severus has an unusual method of solving crimes – he involves everyone!

Brutus – Governor of Gaul.
Wearing a crisp white toga which shows off his bling splendidly, Brutus is a Palatine Hill bovver boy, rippling with muscles and attitude who’s handy with his fists.

Calpurnia – Wife of Julius Caesar.
With a floaty tunic, a chain of wild flowers around her neck and in her hair, she’s quite the hippy chick.

Arsenix the Gaul – Slave.
Primped and preened to make him look like a respectable house slave, Arsenix the Gaul has still got that wild, flowing hair and big droopy moustache that mark him out as not from round here.

Flavia – Chef.
In her low-cut gown and with her hair bejewelled, Flavia is a glamorous chef who exudes sex appeal. You could say she’s a living goddess.

Titus Panticus – Bodyguard.
Wearing a fur-trimmed toga with gold sequins, Titus Panticus is Caesar’s personal bodyguard and fashion adviser.

Cossetta – Slave girl.
Barefoot and wearing a little shift dress with a cord around her waist, Cossetta is a slave girl who carries a broom and sweeps and sings wistfully.

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.