It’s a Wonderful Death (Fully Gender Neutral)

This is a PUN TASTIC Christmas game!!

‘Tis a cold, frosty Christmas Eve and the snow falling outside is only becoming heavier.  The lavish Turtle Dove Hotel is handing out complimentary mulled wine and has bedecked its function room with all the trimmings as it prepares to host The Snowbiz Players annual yuletide production.  This year’s extravaganza is to be a modern musical interpretation of It’s a Wonderful Life, but rumours suggest it’s going to be a real turkey!

Unfortunately, what should be an evening of comfort and joy is beginning to look a lot like foul play.  The hotel’s owner, tight-fisted, cold-hearted Don Kee, also starring in the show’s lead role, is discovered dead just moments before the curtain is due to rise on opening night.

Someone has committed Murder Most Festive this evening, but who has been up to snow good…?

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This Game is Rated:

Teen

This game contains:

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

Including:
A murder – violence suggested.
Comic Mischief – Depictions or dialogue involving slapstick or suggestive humour

What is included?

Example pre-printed boxed set

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Character booklets/scripts

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Inspector booklet with QR code for audio

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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:

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:

Suspects:

Perry Christmas – Innkeeper. (Gender Neutral)
In a dressing gown and carrying a tea towel, there’s no room at Perry’s inn this evening.  They’ve been too busy directing this cracker of a show!

Bill Der Snowman – Set builder. (Gender Neutral)
Partial to a slice of stollen during the holiday, Bill is never seen without their yellow helmet, dungarees and trusty toolbox.

Reese A Laying – Ugly Sister. (Gender Neutral)
Dressed as loudly as their personality, Reese has handled the show’s publicity and loves to be the centre of attention.

Sam Tababy – The Star of the Show. (Gender Neutral)
Local celebrity Sam has turned out befittingly all in gold and is all set to shine in the lead role this evening.

Frankie Sense – Panto villain. (Gender Neutral)
In pointed sorcerer’s hat and wearing malevolent blacks and purples, this pushy entrepreneur won’t let a little thing like Christmas get in the way of business!

Ashley Pindahay – Sheep. (Gender Neutral)
Baa humbug!  Covered in fluffy cotton wool and coming straight off a busy Christmas Eve shift, Ashley hasn’t had much time to prepare for their role.

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.