Murder at St Martin’s College

It is the yearly reunion dinner at St. Martin’s college. An annual event which draws in the graduates from ten years ago to celebrate their achievements and the continued accomplishments of St. Martin’s College.

Giving the introductory speech, as he has every year, is Headmaster John Trevelyan; but with the kitchens keen to serve, and John still absent, his deputy takes over the preliminary address; only to have his warm introductions cut short when the staff member sent to enquire about the headmaster’s whereabouts returns screaming!

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This Game is Rated:


This game contains:

Content that may be suitable for ages 13 and older.

Murder – Two murders have been undertaken, so violence is suggested. One murder occurs during the game.
Suggestive Themes – Mild provocative references or materials, with two men persuing one lady (no sexual content).

What is included?

Example pre-printed boxed set

  • Full instructions

  • Scripts for each cast member

  • Invitation flyer (which you can copy to requirements)

  • Table Clues (part A and B)

  • Guest instruction handouts x 12 copies

  • CD-ROM of printable files you can use to print duplicate materials as needed


1 review for Murder at St Martin’s College

  1. Happy Customer

    Just wanted to let you know what a fantastic evening this Murder Mystery was. We had over 90 guests who were served a delicious home cooked 3 course meal as they solved the mystery. We changed the title to Murder at St Patrick’s College and made some of the names more Irish sounding in keeping with St Patrick’s Day. The guests mingled well and it was a thoroughly enjoyable and fun evening. It was so good now they want another one! You could well be hearing from me again next year!

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How it works:

This format of game is ideal for novice hosts.

This particular game format requires 7 (or 8) cast who can also participate as “detectives” to if wished, use of 1 large room with stage area, and a few easy to obtain prop clues.

This mystery requires very little rehearsal time, and the cast do not need to learn any lengthy back story. Cast can usually manage to perform the short skits after just 30 minutes to an hour run through on the day, or can act “script in hand” throughout the performance.

Two murders occurs during the event. Usually one happens before the first script (and is announced within that script, and one occurs mid way through the evening.

Your guests will play the role of detectives. You can have any number of detectives, your only limit is the size of your room, and confidence of your cast. Performing for large groups over 100 in number, your cast may benefit from added sound support.

The audience will watch 2 fully acted scenes, witness two murders and will be required to solve the case by bartering and exchanging clues between the teams in order to see as much information about the case as possible.

This style of murder mystery usually works best with 40+ guests.

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:

Peter Cox – Rowing Master

Slightly snobby, but dashing, fit, full of energy and vigour, Peter Cox could be considered a bit of a lady’s man.

Dr Ian Kendall – Science Teacher

Slightly untidy, with a peculiar quirky nature brought about by being in contact with too many broken mercury thermometers, Ian Kendall is a bit of a live wire

Madame Eva Shallot – French Mistress

Eva Shallot has been working at the college for many years and is single.

Joshua Bass– Head Boy

Joshua Bass was head boy in the class of 1993.  He is wealthy, and has a very upper class accent.

Felicity Smyth – Head Girl

Felicity Smyth was head girl in 1993.  She has always been a bit of a tearaway and after leaving college went into punk music in a big way.

Flora Percival – Dinner Lady

In apron and catering hat Flora has worked with dedication at St. Martin’s for her entire life.

Inspector Ian Buchanan Clueless  – The detective sent to solve the crime.

Efficient in his own peculiar way, Ian Buchanan Clueless has an unusual method of solving crimes – he involves everyone! If anything he is more like a bungling detective than a methodical one, but it has to be said, he does get results.