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Mayday Mayday… Murder!

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”?

From: £19.99

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Hire an actor to play the detective – prices start at £291 contact us for more information.

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

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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

Reviews:

2 reviews for Mayday Mayday… Murder!

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Happy Customer

    Many thanks for adapting this game to work with 9 players – all boys – for our Scout Explorerer group. The game worked really well and we actually got boys dressing up and getting into the characters. -Million thanks for your help

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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

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.

8 players

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.

Pia Pisauccio – Artist
More interested in the world around her than her own appearance, Pia is never seen without her paints, brushes and artists’ smock.

Sir Page Turner – Writer
Dry and witty, Page is the most sought after travel writer in the UK and is forever seen scribbling notes into his battered travel journal.

10 players

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.

Pia Pisauccio – Artist
More interested in the world around her than her own appearance, Pia is never seen without her paints, brushes and artists’ smock.

Sir Page Turner – Writer
Dry and witty, Page is the most sought after travel writer in the UK and is forever seen scribbling notes into his battered travel journal.

Gene Poole – Biologist
Plants and animals are Gene’s specialty, but he pays particular attention to the female species of humans. He always carries an array of scientific gadgets in his attaché case.

Rose Winmore – Movie Star
An Academy award winner, Rose is very glamorous and is on her way to location for the filming of her newest movie, “The Gigantic”.

12 players

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.

Pia Pisauccio – Artist
More interested in the world around her than her own appearance, Pia is never seen without her paints, brushes and artists’ smock.

Sir Page Turner – Writer
Dry and witty, Page is the most sought after travel writer in the UK and is forever seen scribbling notes into his battered travel journal.

Gene Poole – Biologist
Plants and animals are Gene’s specialty, but he pays particular attention to the female species of humans. He always carries an array of scientific gadgets in his attaché case.

Rose Winmore – Movie Star
An Academy award winner, Rose is very glamorous and is on her way to location for the filming of her newest movie, “The Gigantic”.

Gordon Hamsey – Chef
Known as “The Gallivanting Gourmet” and always seen wearing his chef hat, Gordon not only likes to make people feel full… he is very full of himself.

Pharis Philton – Jetsetter
Snooty, spoiled and bored to tears with her life, poor Pharis has decided to take a trip to the islands to break up the monotony in her monetary driven life.

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.