Murder at Great Spatsby

The year is 1931, and here, at Great Spatsby Manor, one could be forgiven for thinking the Great Depression was already over.

Ben Carrie-Deway, one of the nouveau riche, and owner of Great Spatsby, is well known for hosting lavish soirees, and tonight was no exception. With exquisite food and lavish surroundings the evening was passing pleasantly and uneventfully, at least it was until he was discovered dead in his study.

Now all the guests are suspects and it’s up to the you to solve the crime!

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This Game is Rated:

Teen

This game contains:

Content that may be suitable for ages 13 and older.

Including:
Murder – One murder has been undertaken, so violence is suggested.
Suggestive Themes – Mild provocative references or materials.

What is included?

Example pre-printed boxed set

  • Full instructions

  • Scripts for each cast member

  • Invitation flyer (which you can copy to requirements)

  • Clue Lables

  • Guest handout (which you can copy to requirements)

  • Access to digital files if needed

  • Character background for each cast member

  • Cast guidelines for each cast member

  • Any additional printable files as needed for clues

Reviews:

Sample:

How it works:

How do multi room scripts work?

Multi-room events are designed to be run in multiple rooms in a venue and are a great way of showing off your premises, or getting maximum footfall through what would otherwise be too small a venue for a traditional murder mystery evening.

These events have proved very popular with the guests, as it encourages them to interrogate the suspects and locate clues hidden around the building. There are usually seven to eight cast, one murder occurs before the evening and the crime scene is set up in one of the rooms in the venue.

The instructions document (the sample file attached) contains the details of the physical clues you will need to obtain for the evening – these are usually easy to obtain props, and some games have paper clues within them too.

We usually suggest a roving buffet as the guests move between rooms, but some hosts prefer to have a formal two-course meal mid-way through the evening.

For these events guests require a special handout and a pen/pencil to keep track of information presented to them.

The scripts are, in the main, monologues which means they can be learned ahead of the event by the actors. Two actors will share a duologue.

Due to the nature of these events, and the need for each guest to have a hand-out, we will only print one copy of each file when ordered as a printed kit. If you wish further copies of the guest handout – please get in touch so we can find out how many copies you need and provide you with a quote.

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:

Ginger Bodgers (Wife of Ben Carrie-Deway)
The glamorous and gorgeous gal of stage and screen who gave up her promising acting career to marry Ben Carrie-Deway.

Al Cappuccino
 (Laundry Manager)
Owner of one of the most successful laundries in the district. Al has a lot of money, a baseball bat, and is not afraid to push his weight around.

Dr Gerry Atrics 
(Doctor)
With a brilliant bed-side manner, calm demeanour and a smooth educated voice, Gerry is the favourite doctor of many a patient, and Ben Carrie-Deway’s best friend.

Penny Cillin
 (Gerry’s Fiancée)
Demure, submissive and pretty, Penny has eyes only for one man, her fiancé doctor.

Phil Anderer
 (Politician)
A staunch democrat and a keen social reformer, Ben Carrie-Deway’s cousin Phil is tipped for high office. (It never hurts any politician to have good family connections.)

Damien Wurst 
(Artist)
In love with art critics almost as much as he is himself, Damien is a striking artist in only one way – he hardly ever paints! He has assistants for that!

Minuet Johnson (Maid)
Quiet and efficient, Minuet just gets on with the day to day running and cleaning of Spatsby Manor.

Detective Inspector Dick Lacey (Detective)
Detective Inspector Dick Lacey is the detective sent to solve the case. He provides the solution speech at the end of the evening.