Game of Frowns

The Kingdoms are thriving under the rule of King Clobbert Barabottom.

To mark tomorrow’s occasion of the coming of age and wedding of Prince Boffrey Barabottom, King Clobbert’s eldest child and heir to the throne, a tourney was held. Knights from all the leading families of the realm travelled great distances to compete, but it came as no surprise that the Prince himself won the day.

However, all is not well at the castle. Tonight, the night before the wedding, the peace in the realm has been shattered. The Prince has just been found murdered in his bedchambers!

With a castle full of tourney competitors alongside those loyal to the kingdom, who could possibly be responsible?

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This Game is Rated:

Mature

This game contains:

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

Including:

Sexual Themes – Dating, arranged marriages.
Mature Humor – Depictions or dialogue involving “adult” humor, including sexual references
A murder – violence suggested.
Occult – mentions of occult practises.
Alcohol – mentions of being inebriated.

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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How it works:

Never hosted a murder mystery before?

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!

How does a “download and print at home” kit work?

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

How does a “Pre-printed box set” work?

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:

6 players

Rennies Barabottom – The King’s brother
Stern and dressed quite simply for a nobleman. Rennies is shaved, clean-cut and subtly brandishes yellow, his house colour.

Majorin Quarrell – Highborn, heiress of a Great House.
A true seductress in green, Majorin knows how to reveal enough of herself to attract attention while maintaining her reputation is a ladylike noblewoman.

Erma Dulljoy 
– Naval Commander
A noblewoman, strong-willed and feminist, Erma puts little effort into her appearance. She is quite boyish and prefers comfortable clothes so long as they use a touch of blue, her house colour.

Denthereis Margarine
 – Daughter of the previous King
A medieval noblewoman, she is bipolar – both shy and aggressive. She dresses simply, not flamboyantly, but is very careful with her appearance and always wears something including red and black, her house colours.

Snobb Snark – Knight, firstborn of a Great House.
More honourable than honour itself, Snobb Snark will always fight injustice to the end. He is clean and dresses well, using white, his house colour.

Sir Veillance – Knight of the King’s Guard.
A medieval warrior, he is humble and servile. Sir Veillance always wears the trusted silver armour and white cloak that make up the uniform for members of the King’s Guard.

8 players

Rennies Barabottom – The King’s brother
Stern and dressed quite simply for a nobleman. Rennies is shaved, clean-cut and subtly brandishes yellow, his house colour.

Majorin Quarrell – Highborn, heiress of a Great House.
A true seductress in green, Majorin knows how to reveal enough of herself to attract attention while maintaining her reputation is a ladylike noblewoman.

Erma Dulljoy 
– Naval Commander
A noblewoman, strong-willed and feminist, Erma puts little effort into her appearance. She is quite boyish and prefers comfortable clothes so long as they use a touch of blue, her house colour.

Denthereis Margarine
 – Daughter of the previous King
A medieval noblewoman, she is bipolar – both shy and aggressive. She dresses simply, not flamboyantly, but is very careful with her appearance and always wears something including red and black, her house colours.

Snobb Snark – Knight, firstborn of a Great House.
More honourable than honour itself, Snobb Snark will always fight injustice to the end. He is clean and dresses well, using white, his house colour.

Sir Veillance – Knight of the King’s Guard.
A medieval warrior, he is humble and servile. Sir Veillance always wears the trusted silver armour and white cloak that make up the uniform for members of the King’s Guard.

Lotta Spells – Priestess of the Lord of Fire and Light
A confident and prophetic woman, Lotta Spells is known as a lady in red because of her long red gown and red accessories.

Lord Whispers – Castle spymaster.
A sly and intelligent man Lord Whispers prefers long robes with hidden pockets. He has a weakness for jewellery and dirty little secrets.

10 players

Rennies Barabottom – The King’s brother
Stern and dressed quite simply for a nobleman. Rennies is shaved, clean-cut and subtly brandishes yellow, his house colour.

Majorin Quarrell – Highborn, heiress of a Great House.
A true seductress in green, Majorin knows how to reveal enough of herself to attract attention while maintaining her reputation is a ladylike noblewoman.

Erma Dulljoy 
– Naval Commander
A noblewoman, strong-willed and feminist, Erma puts little effort into her appearance. She is quite boyish and prefers comfortable clothes so long as they use a touch of blue, her house colour.

Denthereis Margarine
 – Daughter of the previous King
A medieval noblewoman, she is bipolar – both shy and aggressive. She dresses simply, not flamboyantly, but is very careful with her appearance and always wears something including red and black, her house colours.

Snobb Snark – Knight, firstborn of a Great House.
More honourable than honour itself, Snobb Snark will always fight injustice to the end. He is clean and dresses well, using white, his house colour.

Sir Veillance – Knight of the King’s Guard.
A medieval warrior, he is humble and servile. Sir Veillance always wears the trusted silver armour and white cloak that make up the uniform for members of the King’s Guard.

Lotta Spells – Priestess of the Lord of Fire and Light
A confident and prophetic woman, Lotta Spells is known as a lady in red because of her long red gown and red accessories.

Lord Whispers – Castle spymaster.
A sly and intelligent man Lord Whispers prefers long robes with hidden pockets. He has a weakness for jewellery and dirty little secrets.

Sir Prized – Member of the Black Watch.
A very shy and easily scared man, Sir Prized is draped completely in black to show his membership of the Black Watch.

Eyegrit – Barbarian woman
A rough-speaking barbarian Eyegrit never shies from saying what’s on her mind. She wears a mess of torn clothes.

12 players

Rennies Barabottom – The King’s brother
Stern and dressed quite simply for a nobleman. Rennies is shaved, clean-cut and subtly brandishes yellow, his house colour.

Majorin Quarrell – Highborn, heiress of a Great House.
A true seductress in green, Majorin knows how to reveal enough of herself to attract attention while maintaining her reputation is a ladylike noblewoman.

Erma Dulljoy 
– Naval Commander
A noblewoman, strong-willed and feminist, Erma puts little effort into her appearance. She is quite boyish and prefers comfortable clothes so long as they use a touch of blue, her house colour.

Denthereis Margarine
 – Daughter of the previous King
A medieval noblewoman, she is bipolar – both shy and aggressive. She dresses simply, not flamboyantly, but is very careful with her appearance and always wears something including red and black, her house colours.

Snobb Snark – Knight, firstborn of a Great House.
More honourable than honour itself, Snobb Snark will always fight injustice to the end. He is clean and dresses well, using white, his house colour.

Sir Veillance – Knight of the King’s Guard.
A medieval warrior, he is humble and servile. Sir Veillance always wears the trusted silver armour and white cloak that make up the uniform for members of the King’s Guard.

Lotta Spells – Priestess of the Lord of Fire and Light
A confident and prophetic woman, Lotta Spells is known as a lady in red because of her long red gown and red accessories.

Lord Whispers – Castle spymaster.
A sly and intelligent man Lord Whispers prefers long robes with hidden pockets. He has a weakness for jewellery and dirty little secrets.

Sir Prized – Member of the Black Watch.
A very shy and easily scared man, Sir Prized is draped completely in black to show his membership of the Black Watch.

Eyegrit – Barbarian woman
A rough-speaking barbarian Eyegrit never shies from saying what’s on her mind. She wears a mess of torn clothes.

Master Piessell – The old ‘Master’ of the castle
A true scholar in all medieval sciences with just a touch, a heavy touch that is, of madness and memory loss, Piessell garbs himself in robes and is bound to wear a long chain around his neck all the time.

Brine of Perth – Female knight
A warrior at heart and a socially awkward person, Brine of Perth is never without her armour and weapons and despises dresses and other womanly fashions as they never fit her very well.

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.