murderinthedark

Murder in the Dark

Honor Slab, popular resident of a quiet suburb in Beverly Hills has invited her local friends and neighbours to an informal party at her home.

The drinks are flowing and the party is in full swing when suddenly the lights go out plunging the entire house into darkness.

Then the hostess herself is discovered dead in the bathroom – and not just dead, but brutally murdered.

With the power still off the investigation must be conducted by candlelight, but so far only one thing is certain: Honor was killed by one of the guests at the party. The question is: which one?

From: £19.99

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This Game is Rated:

Mature

This game contains:

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

Including:
Sexual Themes – References to sexual liaisons whcih occured during the evening. Innuendo.
A murder – violence suggested.
Mature Humor – Depictions or dialogue involving “adult” humor, including sexual references

What is included?

Example pre-printed boxed set

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Character booklets/scripts

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Inspector CD / script

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Instruction book

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Decoration and recipe suggestions

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Invitations

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Character name Labels

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Invitation envelopes

Reviews:

2 reviews for Murder in the Dark

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Happy Customer

    Thank you! The Mystery dinner party was a smash hit. My sister was surprised as this was for her 50th birthday and really enjoyed the game. She has always been intrigued with mysteries. The rest my of family had a wonderful time and want to do it again.

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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:

6 players

Tex Rebates – Businessman
In full tux or business suit, Tex Rebates is suave, sophisticated and good with the ladies.

Franny Fascinator – Supermodel
Glamorous, with feathers in her hair, Franny Fascinator is fresh off the catwalk modelling the latest fashions.

Dickie Bow – Stripper
In full tux which he may or may not take off later, Dickie has a great body and is never afraid to show it off.

Penny Counter – Accountant
In a smart suit and high heels, Penny Counter is every man’s dream – attractive and good with money!

Miles High – Air Force Pilot
Dressed in his uniform Miles High makes any girl swoon with his flashy “Top Gun” persona.

Dr Lisa Ning – Psychologist
Straight from the office in her skirt suit, Dr Lisa Ning is never afraid to let her hair down when off duty.

8 players

Tex Rebates – Businessman
In full tux or business suit, Tex Rebates is suave, sophisticated and good with the ladies.

Franny Fascinator – Supermodel
Glamorous, with feathers in her hair, Franny Fascinator is fresh off the catwalk modelling the latest fashions.

Dickie Bow – Stripper
In full tux which he may or may not take off later, Dickie has a great body and is never afraid to show it off.

Penny Counter – Accountant
In a smart suit and high heels, Penny Counter is every man’s dream – attractive and good with money!

Miles High – Air Force Pilot
Dressed in his uniform Miles High makes any girl swoon with his flashy “Top Gun” persona.

Dr Lisa Ning – Psychologist
Straight from the office in her skirt suit, Dr Lisa Ning is never afraid to let her hair down when off duty.

Chuck de’Ball – American Footballer
Never without his shoulder pads and football colours, Chuck de’Ball is butch, athletic and heading for stardom.

Tracy Call – FBI agent
Professional in her business suit, Tracy Call always has her briefcase and her mobile phone to hand as well as a concealed side arm.

10 players

Tex Rebates – Businessman
In full tux or business suit, Tex Rebates is suave, sophisticated and good with the ladies.

Franny Fascinator – Supermodel
Glamorous, with feathers in her hair, Franny Fascinator is fresh off the catwalk modelling the latest fashions.

Dickie Bow – Stripper
In full tux which he may or may not take off later, Dickie has a great body and is never afraid to show it off.

Penny Counter – Accountant
In a smart suit and high heels, Penny Counter is every man’s dream – attractive and good with money!

Miles High – Air Force Pilot
Dressed in his uniform Miles High makes any girl swoon with his flashy “Top Gun” persona.

Dr Lisa Ning – Psychologist
Straight from the office in her skirt suit, Dr Lisa Ning is never afraid to let her hair down when off duty.

Chuck de’Ball – American Footballer
Never without his shoulder pads and football colours, Chuck de’Ball is butch, athletic and heading for stardom.

Tracy Call – FBI agent
Professional in her business suit, Tracy Call always has her briefcase and her mobile phone to hand as well as a concealed side arm.

Forrest Phire – Fireman
Between calls, Forrest Phire has just managed to make an appearance in his working clothes.

Gail Warning – TV weather forecaster
In a dressy suit, or jacket and skirt, Gail has a TV smile and a friendly face.

12 players

Tex Rebates – Businessman
In full tux or business suit, Tex Rebates is suave, sophisticated and good with the ladies.

Franny Fascinator – Supermodel
Glamorous, with feathers in her hair, Franny Fascinator is fresh off the catwalk modelling the latest fashions.

Dickie Bow – Stripper
In full tux which he may or may not take off later, Dickie has a great body and is never afraid to show it off.

Penny Counter – Accountant
In a smart suit and high heels, Penny Counter is every man’s dream – attractive and good with money!

Miles High – Air Force Pilot
Dressed in his uniform Miles High makes any girl swoon with his flashy “Top Gun” persona.

Dr Lisa Ning – Psychologist
Straight from the office in her skirt suit, Dr Lisa Ning is never afraid to let her hair down when off duty.

Chuck de’Ball – American Footballer
Never without his shoulder pads and football colours, Chuck de’Ball is butch, athletic and heading for stardom.

Tracy Call – FBI agent
Professional in her business suit, Tracy Call always has her briefcase and her mobile phone to hand as well as a concealed side arm.

Forrest Phire – Fireman
Between calls, Forrest Phire has just managed to make an appearance in his working clothes.

Gail Warning – TV weather forecaster
In a dressy suit, or jacket and skirt, Gail has a TV smile and a friendly face.

Roland Royce – Chauffeur
Dressed in his working suit and peaked cap, Roland Royce is gallant and genteel.

Paige Turner – Librarian
Casually smart, Paige Turner always has one eye on potential noisemakers and can look very stern over her glasses.

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.