murderatcurstmansion

Murder at Curst Mansion

It is the roaring-twenties and the famous millionaire William Curst is hosting another decadent evening at his infamous mansion. However, the festivities are soon cut short when a local journalist, Oscar Tame, is found dead on the Curst property!

All the guests present are being considered as suspects and for good reason too – it appears that they all have something to hide! Everyone is desperately trying to implicate someone else in this gruesome event!

It is up to you to work out who is the guilty party. Who has forgotten to cover their tracks?

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This Game is Rated:

Mature

This game contains:

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

Including:
A murder – violence suggested.
Alcohol Reference – Reference to and/or images of alcoholic beverages.
Comic Mischief – Depictions or dialogue involving slapstick or suggestive humor.
Mature Themes – Affairs and homosexuality mentioned. Also provocative references or materials and sexual innuendo. Acting as if attracted to particular characters is suggested in the character backgrounds.

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:

4 reviews for Murder at Curst Mansion

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jean

    We played Murder at Curst Mansion in June, we had 28 players in all what a night it went so well we are doing Murder on the Ghost Train in October for 36 players.

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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

William Curst – The Rich Man
In a smoking jacket with matching hat and slippers, William can’t fail to look impressive, especially with Carrie Onvamping on his arm.

Carrie Onvamping – The Elegant Socialite
Carrie is never seen with a hair out of place. She’s always sporting the latest fashion, tonight wearing a sparkly flapper dress, matching headband and a fur shrug around her shoulders. She has an eye for older men and so she dresses to impress!

Lessie Smore – The Jazz Singer
Lessie loves to make an impression and is used to having men falling at her feet. And no wonder when she dresses in short flapper dresses and fishnet tights!

Al Capop – The Gangster
With his black suit and fancy hat, Al Capop looks like a man not to be messed with.

Alice Sedd – The Bigshot Publicist
A smart woman with a smart mouth, Alice upholds her fierce reputation by dressing in a conservative skirt and shirt – with a notebook in her top pocket of course.

Lois Bong – The High-flying Journalist
Lois Bong dresses to kill! A brightly coloured flapper dress combined with high heels shows she means business, although you can see her teetering on her shoes if you look closely…

8 players

William Curst – The Rich Man
In a smoking jacket with matching hat and slippers, William can’t fail to look impressive, especially with Carrie Onvamping on his arm.

Carrie Onvamping – The Elegant Socialite
Carrie is never seen with a hair out of place. She’s always sporting the latest fashion, tonight wearing a sparkly flapper dress, matching headband and a fur shrug around her shoulders. She has an eye for older men and so she dresses to impress!

Lessie Smore – The Jazz Singer
Lessie loves to make an impression and is used to having men falling at her feet. And no wonder when she dresses in short flapper dresses and fishnet tights!

Al Capop – The Gangster
With his black suit and fancy hat, Al Capop looks like a man not to be messed with.

Alice Sedd – The Bigshot Publicist
A smart woman with a smart mouth, Alice upholds her fierce reputation by dressing in a conservative skirt and shirt – with a notebook in her top pocket of course.

Lois Bong – The High-flying Journalist
Lois Bong dresses to kill! A brightly coloured flapper dress combined with high heels shows she means business, although you can see her teetering on her shoes if you look closely…

Rudolph Maraschino – Sexy Italian Actor
A tanned chest exposed by an open shirt tucked into black trousers is the look of this suave actor, although who he is trying to impress is often under question.

Fatty Beltbuckle – The Failed Actor
Looking rather worse for wear with shabby clothing, leaves in his hair and a rapidly emptying hip flask, Fatty bulges at the seams, quite literally!

10 players

William Curst – The Rich Man
In a smoking jacket with matching hat and slippers, William can’t fail to look impressive, especially with Carrie Onvamping on his arm.

Carrie Onvamping – The Elegant Socialite
Carrie is never seen with a hair out of place. She’s always sporting the latest fashion, tonight wearing a sparkly flapper dress, matching headband and a fur shrug around her shoulders. She has an eye for older men and so she dresses to impress!

Lessie Smore – The Jazz Singer
Lessie loves to make an impression and is used to having men falling at her feet. And no wonder when she dresses in short flapper dresses and fishnet tights!

Al Capop – The Gangster
With his black suit and fancy hat, Al Capop looks like a man not to be messed with.

Alice Sedd – The Bigshot Publicist
A smart woman with a smart mouth, Alice upholds her fierce reputation by dressing in a conservative skirt and shirt – with a notebook in her top pocket of course.

Lois Bong – The High-flying Journalist
Lois Bong dresses to kill! A brightly coloured flapper dress combined with high heels shows she means business, although you can see her teetering on her shoes if you look closely…

Rudolph Maraschino – Sexy Italian Actor
A tanned chest exposed by an open shirt tucked into black trousers is the look of this suave actor, although who he is trying to impress is often under question.

Fatty Beltbuckle – The Failed Actor
Looking rather worse for wear with shabby clothing, leaves in his hair and a rapidly emptying hip flask, Fatty bulges at the seams, quite literally!

Mary Pickmas – America’s Sweetheart
Mary has just recently fallen from grace and is struggling to get back on her feet. She tries to keep up-to-date with the latest fashion’s but her faded flapper dress and ripped tights suggest that she no longer has the luxury she was once used to.

Hardy Happenen – The Inventor
A clumsy and foolish inventor with a head for trouble, Hardy is never seen without a grimy lab coat and a slightly startled hairstyle.

12 players

William Curst – The Rich Man
In a smoking jacket with matching hat and slippers, William can’t fail to look impressive, especially with Carrie Onvamping on his arm.

Carrie Onvamping – The Elegant Socialite
Carrie is never seen with a hair out of place. She’s always sporting the latest fashion, tonight wearing a sparkly flapper dress, matching headband and a fur shrug around her shoulders. She has an eye for older men and so she dresses to impress!

Lessie Smore – The Jazz Singer
Lessie loves to make an impression and is used to having men falling at her feet. And no wonder when she dresses in short flapper dresses and fishnet tights!

Al Capop – The Gangster
With his black suit and fancy hat, Al Capop looks like a man not to be messed with.

Alice Sedd – The Bigshot Publicist
A smart woman with a smart mouth, Alice upholds her fierce reputation by dressing in a conservative skirt and shirt – with a notebook in her top pocket of course.

Lois Bong – The High-flying Journalist
Lois Bong dresses to kill! A brightly coloured flapper dress combined with high heels shows she means business, although you can see her teetering on her shoes if you look closely…

Rudolph Maraschino – Sexy Italian Actor
A tanned chest exposed by an open shirt tucked into black trousers is the look of this suave actor, although who he is trying to impress is often under question.

Fatty Beltbuckle – The Failed Actor
Looking rather worse for wear with shabby clothing, leaves in his hair and a rapidly emptying hip flask, Fatty bulges at the seams, quite literally!

Mary Pickmas – America’s Sweetheart
Mary has just recently fallen from grace and is struggling to get back on her feet. She tries to keep up-to-date with the latest fashion’s but her faded flapper dress and ripped tights suggest that she no longer has the luxury she was once used to.

Hardy Happenen – The Inventor
A clumsy and foolish inventor with a head for trouble, Hardy is never seen without a grimy lab coat and a slightly startled hairstyle.

Grace Vanderpant – The Rich Aristocrat
Grace is from a family of money and it shows, not only in her long, elegant dresses and extravagant jewellery but also in her disapproving attitude.

Major Vanderpant – The Major
The Major wears his well-earned medals proudly on his chest and never misses an opportunity to discuss his many achievements.

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.