murderatholditcitygeneral

Murder at Hold-it City General

The staff at Holdit City General Hospital have been gathered together in the staff canteen. They’ve just been informed that Roger La Brat, the pharmacist, has been found dead in the patient’s day room. What a bitter pill to swallow!

Was it just a nasty accident or was he the victim of foul play? Did anyone have reason to cancel Roger’s prescription? Inspector Iris Chew, newly appointed to the homicide department, will conduct the investigation.

From: £21.99

Clear

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

This Game is Rated:

Mature

This game contains:

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

Including:
A murder – violence suggested.
Gambling / betting Reference – Reference to betting scams.
Drug Reference – Reference to drug pedaling and dealing in drugs.
Love tangles.
Comic Mischief – Depictions or dialogue involving slapstick or suggestive humor.
Suggestive Themes – Mild 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

1
2
3
4
5
6
7
murder-at-hold-it-central-6-player-1200pxw
1

Character booklets/scripts

2

Inspector CD / script

3

Instruction book

4

Decoration and recipe suggestions

5

Invitations

6

Character name Labels

7

Invitation envelopes

Reviews:

1 review for Murder at Hold-it City General

  1. Happy Customer

    I held my first Murder Mystery Party last week & we all thoroughly enjoyed it. Between the information supplied with the game & available on the website, it helped enormously. There were 8 of us, so the supplied voice of the detective, allowed us all to play the game. I took ‘mugshots’ of the suspects as they arrived, & a final photograph of the guilty party. Chocolate finger-printing was a good ice breaker. I would definitely hold another Murder Mystery & be even more confident in staging it’s production next time.

Add a review

Sample

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:

Chelsea Bunn – The head chef.
Always on duty in the staff canteen, Chelsea dresses in chef’s whites, with a checkered trousers and hat.

Phil Mabucket – Janitor
A long suffering general dogsbody, Phil is often shabbily dressed in dirty jeans or overalls and a woolly hat.

Helen Highwater – Nursing Sister in the A & E dept.
Full of authority, Helen always wears a spotless starched nurses uniform, and will brook no arguments of any description!

Di Agnosis – Medical Doctor
Young and energetic, single and a bit flirty Di is white coated with her stethoscope always at the ready.

Will Cuttem – Senior Surgeon
With an imposing yet timeless appearance, Will sports a suit and a bow tie and is often tousled and a little vague.

Ivor Gurney – Hospital Porter
Jovial lively character with a twinkle in his eye, Ivor wears his thick work coat over jeans or heavy duty trousers.

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.