murderatthemanor

Murder at the Manor

Tucked away on the edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds, Healing Manor is a fine example of a traditional estate dwelling. Over the last few months, both the manor and its grounds have been lovingly restored and improved to create a unique leisure experience.

Unfortunately, this evening’s opening night has been thrown into disarray by the discovery of a dead body in the manor’s grounds; the current owner of Healing Manor, Mark Roundim.

Rather than lose business, Miss Tracy Roundim, the daughter of the deceased, has put her grief to one side and decided to use the murder to the hotel’s advantage, offering all the guests the opportunity to take part in a real murder enquiry!

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This Game is Rated:

Mature

This game contains:

Content that may be suitable for ages 13 and older.

Including:
Murder – One murder has been undertaken, 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 Labels

  • 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

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Reviews:

1 review for Murder at the Manor

  1. Happy Customer

    We are Pink Elephant Events, a student led events organisation form Sheffield Hallam University. For our final year project we wanted to create a Murder Mystery Night and it was held on Friday 20th February 2015 at Whirlowbrook Hall, Sheffield. The purpose of the event was to raise as much money as possible for our chosen charity; which is Cavendish Cancer Care. We wanted the event to be immersive and exciting for all attendees. After attending a Murder Mystery event previously by Red Herring Games, we greatly enjoyed the evening and went to their website to enquire about other scripts. We purchased ‘Murder at the Manor’ as the story for our event, it fit the venue perfectly as well as accommodating for our 50 guests. All actors, attendees and our tutors praised the storyline, saying it was extremely well thought out and kept them guessing throughout the whole evening! We would highly recommend the scripts, especially this specific one if you are holding an evening for a large group of people! Thanks again!

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How it works:

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.

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:

Viscountess Agatha Crusty (Previous owner of the Manor)
Maturing like vintage wine, Viscountess Crusty is a feisty lady with a very dry sense of humour.

Miss Lucinda Marbles
 (Companion to Viscountess Crusty)
Refined and homely, Miss Lucinda Marbles is an honourable and respectable lady and the perfect companion to Viscountess Crusty.

Ivor Spade (Groundsman)
Earthy and strong, Ivor knows every inch of the manor grounds and has been working the land his entire life.

Tracy Roundim (Daughter of the deceased)
Attractive, efficient and friendly, Tracy knows how to make every guest at the manor feel welcome.

Matt Finish (Painter/decorator)
Responsible for renovating and redecorating the manor house, rumour has it that Matt Finish is in love with more than just the building.

Al Dente (Chef)
Arrogant, with limited patience and a fierce temper, Al Dente has a partiality for the culinary wine.

Ben Wanderin
 (Vagrant)
Dirty and dishevelled Ben Wanderin has been sleeping rough in the stables and smells distinctly of horses.

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.