Murder in the Alps – Large group script

High in the Swiss mountains lies the sleepy Alpine village of Tüblerone, an exclusive playground for the rich and famous.

After years of schnapps, après-ski and fondue, the local gendarmerie have discovered a dead body! The man in question is none other than the distinguished Ed Bustard, 15th Earl of Duffolk!

The Earl had many notable friends, but even more enemies. All of these colourful characters are now in the dead man’s chalet, and one of them is the killer!

Can you unravel the secrets of Tüblerone and discover the guilty party?

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This Game is Rated:

Mature

This game contains:

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

Including:

Alcohol Reference – Reference to alcoholic beverages.
Comic Mischief – Depictions or dialogue involving slapstick or suggestive humour
Language – Mild to moderate use of profanity
Mature Humor – Depictions or dialogue involving “adult” humour, including sexual references
Sexual Themes – References to illigitimate children and paternity issues.
A murder – violence suggested.

What is included?

Example pre-printed boxed set

  • Full instructions

  • Script booklet for each cast member

  • Invitation flyer (which you can copy to requirements)

  • Invitations and envelopes for each cast member

  • Script for the inspector

  • Guest instruction handouts x 20 copies

  • Clue question sheets for guests

  • Solution in sealed envelope so inspector can play too

Reviews:

How it works:

How a large group works

These games require 7-13 cast and involve the rest of the audience by getting them to ask pre-set questions – which are provided to them on paper by the inspector at the start of each round.

They run in a similar way to a dinner party, so are an ideal first choice for novice hosts and acing teams with little or no experience running large scale events.

These games work best as a sit down event with 6-12 tables of guests, with a suspect on each table.

As a rough guide these mysteries take approximately 2-3 hours to complete with a three course meal.

During the game the audience will listen to five short sets of dialogue from the cast and pose pre-scripted questions (which the cast answer with pre-scripted answers). There are three rounds which can be evenly spread throughout the night or, if preferred, the question and answer rounds can be bunched together into one large round.

At the end of the final round the guests are given time to decide who is the murderer, and once the guests have decided who did it, how and why (i.e. the murderer and motive) they will complete the answer sheet and hand it in.

How these games usually run.

Introductory Round: Introductions by the cast and the facilitator “inspector character”.
Rounds 1, 2 and 3: Scripted dialogue from the cast, followed by pre-set questions and answers.
Concluding Statements and solution: conclusions by the cast and denouement from the inspector.

There is one “inspector character” who acts as facilitator during the event and is essential to the cast.

Reducing the cast size will reduce the length of time required to solve the mystery.

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:

Essential Cast

Herr Shave – Lawyer tasked with solving the crime.
Efficient in his own peculiar way, Herr Shave has an unusual method of solving crimes – he involves everyone!

Rich Bustard – Son of Earl Ed Bustard.
An aristocratic country gentleman who enjoys the outdoor life. Fishing, hunting and horse riding are just some of the fine pursuits he enjoys.

Rich Bustard – Son of Earl Ed Bustard.
An aristocratic country gentleman who enjoys the outdoor life. Fishing, hunting and horse riding are just some of the fine pursuits he enjoys.

Fifty Pence – Rapper.
Self-styled female gangsta-poet, giving a voice to the homeys on the street.

Madame Bain-Marie – The distinguished French chef and gastronome.
A servant in Earl Ed Bustard’s house but a master chef in the kitchen.

Mike Rochip – Computer nerd.
Dresses informally in a geeky T-shirt. To him formal wear means a long-sleeved and short-sleeved T-shirt at the same time!

Gary Vinegar – Bitter ex-footballer.
Unlike Mr. Lineker, he does not have a spotless reputation.

Clare Grylls – Scottish outdoor adventurer and TV personality.
Enjoys a hard woman image as a survival expert. Dresses practically with lots of pockets for head torches and flares etc.

9 Cast Game

Herr Shave – Lawyer tasked with solving the crime.
Efficient in his own peculiar way, Herr Shave has an unusual method of solving crimes – he involves everyone!

Rich Bustard – Son of Earl Ed Bustard.
An aristocratic country gentleman who enjoys the outdoor life. Fishing, hunting and horse riding are just some of the fine pursuits he enjoys.

Rich Bustard – Son of Earl Ed Bustard.
An aristocratic country gentleman who enjoys the outdoor life. Fishing, hunting and horse riding are just some of the fine pursuits he enjoys.

Fifty Pence – Rapper.
Self-styled female gangsta-poet, giving a voice to the homeys on the street.

Madame Bain-Marie – The distinguished French chef and gastronome.
A servant in Earl Ed Bustard’s house but a master chef in the kitchen.

Mike Rochip – Computer nerd.
Dresses informally in a geeky T-shirt. To him formal wear means a long-sleeved and short-sleeved T-shirt at the same time!

Gary Vinegar – Bitter ex-footballer.
Unlike Mr. Lineker, he does not have a spotless reputation.

Clare Grylls – Scottish outdoor adventurer and TV personality.
Enjoys a hard woman image as a survival expert. Dresses practically with lots of pockets for head torches and flares etc.

Carey Tray – Elderly housekeeper.
A distinguished servant to the household. Standards are very important to him and his collar is always crisp and perfectly white.

Dawn Corleone – Italian Mobster.
A woman of mystery. Devilishly beautiful, she could kill with her looks, or with the stiletto hidden in her designer coat.

11 Cast Game

Herr Shave – Lawyer tasked with solving the crime.
Efficient in his own peculiar way, Herr Shave has an unusual method of solving crimes – he involves everyone!

Rich Bustard – Son of Earl Ed Bustard.
An aristocratic country gentleman who enjoys the outdoor life. Fishing, hunting and horse riding are just some of the fine pursuits he enjoys.

Rich Bustard – Son of Earl Ed Bustard.
An aristocratic country gentleman who enjoys the outdoor life. Fishing, hunting and horse riding are just some of the fine pursuits he enjoys.

Fifty Pence – Rapper.
Self-styled female gangsta-poet, giving a voice to the homeys on the street.

Madame Bain-Marie – The distinguished French chef and gastronome.
A servant in Earl Ed Bustard’s house but a master chef in the kitchen.

Mike Rochip – Computer nerd.
Dresses informally in a geeky T-shirt. To him formal wear means a long-sleeved and short-sleeved T-shirt at the same time!

Gary Vinegar – Bitter ex-footballer.
Unlike Mr. Lineker, he does not have a spotless reputation.

Clare Grylls – Scottish outdoor adventurer and TV personality.
Enjoys a hard woman image as a survival expert. Dresses practically with lots of pockets for head torches and flares etc.

Carey Tray – Elderly housekeeper.
A distinguished servant to the household. Standards are very important to him and his collar is always crisp and perfectly white.

Dawn Corleone – Italian Mobster.
A woman of mystery. Devilishly beautiful, she could kill with her looks, or with the stiletto hidden in her designer coat.

Sister Holly Lewya – Irish Mother Superior.
A fearsome Catholic nun, Sister Holly Lewya preaches fire and brimstone to one and all.

Doug Oles – An eminent archaeologist.
A veteran scientist and academic well respected in his field

13 Cast Game

Herr Shave – Lawyer tasked with solving the crime.
Efficient in his own peculiar way, Herr Shave has an unusual method of solving crimes – he involves everyone!

Rich Bustard – Son of Earl Ed Bustard.
An aristocratic country gentleman who enjoys the outdoor life. Fishing, hunting and horse riding are just some of the fine pursuits he enjoys.

Rich Bustard – Son of Earl Ed Bustard.
An aristocratic country gentleman who enjoys the outdoor life. Fishing, hunting and horse riding are just some of the fine pursuits he enjoys.

Fifty Pence – Rapper.
Self-styled female gangsta-poet, giving a voice to the homeys on the street.

Madame Bain-Marie – The distinguished French chef and gastronome.
A servant in Earl Ed Bustard’s house but a master chef in the kitchen.

Mike Rochip – Computer nerd.
Dresses informally in a geeky T-shirt. To him formal wear means a long-sleeved and short-sleeved T-shirt at the same time!

Gary Vinegar – Bitter ex-footballer.
Unlike Mr. Lineker, he does not have a spotless reputation.

Clare Grylls – Scottish outdoor adventurer and TV personality.
Enjoys a hard woman image as a survival expert. Dresses practically with lots of pockets for head torches and flares etc.

Carey Tray – Elderly housekeeper.
A distinguished servant to the household. Standards are very important to him and his collar is always crisp and perfectly white.

Dawn Corleone – Italian Mobster.
A woman of mystery. Devilishly beautiful, she could kill with her looks, or with the stiletto hidden in her designer coat.

Sister Holly Lewya – Irish Mother Superior.
A fearsome Catholic nun, Sister Holly Lewya preaches fire and brimstone to one and all.

Doug Oles – An eminent archaeologist.
A veteran scientist and academic well respected in his field

Reggie Krayfish – Cockney used car salesman.
Bit of a dodgy geezer. He’ll do you a good price on a new motor, or if you fancy a genuine Rolex he’s got a box of 40 in the van outside.

Val Halla – Nordic ski-instructor.
She’s here tonight straight from the slopes.

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.