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Mayday, Mayday… Murder! – Large group script

What started out as a routine flight to the Galapagos Islands ended in disaster when, as the result of unforeseen weather, the aircraft was forced to crash-land on an uncharted island. Due to the skill of the pilot, Captain Skyler King, everyone survived unharmed…at least, that was the original situation.

Not long after the survival tents were pitched, the Captain was found dead in his tent. Was it from natural causes or will the next radio message be, “Mayday, Mayday…Murder”?

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This Game is Rated:

Teen

This game contains:

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

Including:
Sexual Themes – Mild innuendo and references to previous relationships with the deceased.
A murder – violence suggested.

What is included?

Example pre-printed boxed set

  • Full instructions

  • Script booklet for each cast member

  • Invitation flyer (which you can copy to requirements)

  • Invitations and envelopes for each cast member

  • Script for the inspector

  • Guest instruction handouts x 20 copies

  • Clue question sheets for guests

  • Solution in sealed envelope so inspector can play too

Reviews:

1 review for Mayday, Mayday… Murder! – Large group script

  1. Happy Customer

    This game was extremely well received by our kids on Saturday night. They chose their characters based on a riddle we wrote on the Friday afternoon but didn’t tell them about the game. Then on Saturday evening before we ate we provided each with appropriate costumes, this added to the good spirits (especially as some of the boys had chosen female parts!!!). We then started the game at about 8 after we had eaten. All of the children really enjoyed themselves, the game lasted about 3 hours (with lots of opportunities for the pupils to interract individually) and we rewarded those who had guessed correctly at the end. It was the perfect end to a great day of activities!

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How it works:

These games require 7-13 cast and involve the rest of the audience by getting them to ask pre-set questions – which are provided to them on paper by the inspector at the start of each round.

They run in a similar way to a dinner party, so are an ideal first choice for novice hosts and acing teams with little or no experience running large scale events.

These games work best as a sit down event with 6-12 tables of guests, with a suspect on each table.

As a rough guide these mysteries take approximately 2-3 hours to complete with a three course meal.

During the game the audience will listen to five short sets of dialogue from the cast and pose pre-scripted questions (which the cast answer with pre-scripted answers). There are three rounds which can be evenly spread throughout the night or, if preferred, the question and answer rounds can be bunched together into one large round.

At the end of the final round the guests are given time to decide who is the murderer, and once the guests have decided who did it, how and why (i.e. the murderer and motive) they will complete the answer sheet and hand it in.

How these games usually run.

Introductory Round: Introductions by the cast and the facilitator “inspector character”.
Rounds 1, 2 and 3: Scripted dialogue from the cast, followed by pre-set questions and answers.
Concluding Statements and solution: conclusions by the cast and denouement from the inspector.

There is one “inspector character” who acts as facilitator during the event and is essential to the cast.

Reducing the cast size will reduce the length of time required to solve the mystery.

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:

I.C. Moore – The man responsible for solving the crime
Efficient in his own peculiar way, I. C. Moore has an unusual method of solving crimes – he involves everyone!

Penny T. Pleesous – Airline Stewardess
Eager to please all (they only have ask!), Penny usually carries whatever a person might need in her flight bag.

Amos Whineshack – Pop Singer
Never without his trusty guitar Amos is dressed for his fans in skin-tight trousers.

Terry Dactile – Archaeologist
An avid searcher, always on a quest to find a new breed of dinosaur relic, Terry is always seen carrying his pick, shovel and rope.

Steffie Scope – Nurse
Extremely dedicated to her job, Steffie is always in uniform and never without her medical kit.

Arnie Strong – Survival Specialist
Dressed in khaki safari gear with multiple pockets, Arnie is always prepared for any survival opportunity with his Swiss Army knife and trusty blowpipe.

Makani – Fashion Designer
Impeccably dressed in the latest fashions, Makani is a femme fatale constantly on the look out for new ideas.