Gangsters, Guns and Garters

Al Scapone, master criminal and Godfather of the infamous Scapone family, lies dead, gunned down in his own club!

Word of this hit gets out and the whole balance of power in the city could be thrown into chaos.  Al’s murder needs to be resolved and fast, to restore the credibility of the family.

The question is, can the killer be found, or some scapegoat framed, before the end of the night?

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This Game is Rated:


This game contains:

Content that may be suitable for persons ages 13 and older.

Sexual Themes – Two men are after the same girl, no references to any sexual relationships, or possible two timing.
A murder – violence suggested.
Alcohol Reference – Reference to alcoholic beverages.
Comic Mischief – Depictions or dialogue involving slapstick or suggestive humor.
Suggestive Themes – Mild provocative references or materials and sexual innuendo.

Sexism – This game has a historical setting – as such it will contain attitudes towards women that some people may find offensive, but are historically accurate for the time period in which the game is set.

What is included?

Example pre-printed boxed set


Character booklets/scripts


Inspector booklet with QR code for audio


Instruction book


Decoration and recipe suggestions




Character name Labels


Invitation envelopes


10 reviews for Gangsters, Guns and Garters

  1. Happy Customer

    We used the 10 player 1920s themed game for a birthday party in November. Fab customer service and fab game. Everyone was a potential suspect and there was no easy give away. We all had a great time! If anyone is doing the game with Connie Chiglie in it, comment as I went overboard on resources/ invites etc so i’ll email them to you if you want them!

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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
  • Link to the video files of the inspector – email us if you want MP3 after purchase – at the moment the site breaks the links if we link them on check out.  Update pending!
  • 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:


Sly Shyster – Senator. (Male)
A democrat of ambition and drive, Sly is a man who knows how to press the flesh and win votes.

Rick Otta – Al Scapone’s right hand man. (Male)
With sleek hair and a pencil moustache, Rick may look respectable in his tux, but he’s never without his sidearm, leg arm, rear waistband arm, up the sleeve arm…

Francesca Pancetta – Opera singer. (Female)
Beautifully dressed in a stunning evening gown, Francesca’s dark eyes and fulsome lips have proved a strong temptation for many a man. Fortunately, her family have always been there to see off any unsuitable suitors!

No Brakes McGraw – Scapone’s driver. (Gender Neutral)
Mechanically minded and heavy on the accelerator pedal, No-brakes McGraw gets Scapone places – fast!

Margarita Pizza – Scapone’s ditzy niece.(Female)
Young and flirtatious, Margarita always dresses dangerously in low cut blouses and short skirts, luring in unsuspecting men who are then deemed unsuitable and disposed of by her protective uncle.

Robin Folks – Scapone’s accountant. (Gender Neutral)
Always clutching a mechanical calculator, you can tell by the expensive clothing Robin earns far more than most accountants.

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.