murderontheexpress

Murder on the Disorientated Express – Large group script

The Disorientated Express, probably one of the most luxurious trains in the world, is always fully booked. Even now, in 1938, with war looming menacingly on the horizon, her luxury Pullman coaches are packed with traveling rich and famous making their way from Istanbul to Constantinople.

The train has excelled in reliability and punctuality over the years, but today all that is about to change. A famous rocket designer known as Werner Von Black, has been discovered in his sleeping compartment – dead.

The only question is: who killed him?

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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 two timing relationships, and making advances.
A murder – violence suggested.
Comic Mischief – Depictions or dialogue involving slapstick or suggestive humour
Mature Humor – Depictions or dialogue involving “adult” humor, including sexual references
Crude Humour – Depictions or dialogue involving vulgar antics, including “bathroom” humour

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:

1 review for Murder on the Disorientated Express – Large group script

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Happy Customer

    What a hoot we had with this game- we organised it as a large charity fundraiser – which raised over £600 pounds. It was a sell out and everyone is coming back for more this year. This year will be our third murder mystery large group format purchased from red herring and they have always been very helpful – which was especially important for our first event.

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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

Gaurd E. Lou – The Gaurd on the train and the one responsible for solving the crime
Efficient in his own peculiar way, Gaurd E. Lou has an unusual method of solving crimes – he involves everyone!

Sigmund Froid
 – The Cold Austrian Psychoanalyst
With clipped beard, glasses, cigar and smart suit, Sigmund has a wonderfully calm bedside manner, even if he is obsessed about your dreams and sex life.

Heidi Evidence – Swiss Bank Clerk
A wonderfully beguiling lady with pigtails, freckles and innocent expression. She is often seen in either her smart banking suit, or her Swiss national dress.

Ivan Ego – Russian Inventor
Pessimistic and pragmatic to the last, Ivan is reliable and built to last, even if he does run on vodka.

Dee Sypher – Code Breaker
Secretive and quiet, Dee is a real cloak and dagger sort of a girl in dark glasses and trench coat.

Herr Cutt – German Barber
Never without his trusty pair of scissors, Herr Cutt is round but well turned out with a pencil moustache and slicked hair.

Kiki De’Leggs – French Cancan Dancer
Always dressed to show off her fabulous legs Kiki is always Ra-Ra-ready for anything

9 Cast Game

Gaurd E. Lou – The Gaurd on the train and the one responsible for solving the crime
Efficient in his own peculiar way, Gaurd E. Lou has an unusual method of solving crimes – he involves everyone!

Sigmund Froid
 – The Cold Austrian Psychoanalyst
With clipped beard, glasses, cigar and smart suit, Sigmund has a wonderfully calm bedside manner, even if he is obsessed about your dreams and sex life.

Heidi Evidence – Swiss Bank Clerk
A wonderfully beguiling lady with pigtails, freckles and innocent expression. She is often seen in either her smart banking suit, or her Swiss national dress.

Ivan Ego – Russian Inventor
Pessimistic and pragmatic to the last, Ivan is reliable and built to last, even if he does run on vodka.

Dee Sypher – Code Breaker
Secretive and quiet, Dee is a real cloak and dagger sort of a girl in dark glasses and trench coat.

Herr Cutt – German Barber
Never without his trusty pair of scissors, Herr Cutt is round but well turned out with a pencil moustache and slicked hair.

Kiki De’Leggs – French Cancan Dancer
Always dressed to show off her fabulous legs Kiki is always Ra-Ra-ready for anything

Ed Lines – New York Times Reporter
In scruffy jacket and trousers Ed is always at the front of any action with his notebook and pen to the ready.

Lida Hosen – Lingerie Shop Owner
Despite being an underwear retailer Lida is always very conservatively dressed. She never wears her products, but always has a case of examples to hand.

11 Cast Game

Gaurd E. Lou – The Gaurd on the train and the one responsible for solving the crime
Efficient in his own peculiar way, Gaurd E. Lou has an unusual method of solving crimes – he involves everyone!

Sigmund Froid
 – The Cold Austrian Psychoanalyst
With clipped beard, glasses, cigar and smart suit, Sigmund has a wonderfully calm bedside manner, even if he is obsessed about your dreams and sex life.

Heidi Evidence – Swiss Bank Clerk
A wonderfully beguiling lady with pigtails, freckles and innocent expression. She is often seen in either her smart banking suit, or her Swiss national dress.

Ivan Ego – Russian Inventor
Pessimistic and pragmatic to the last, Ivan is reliable and built to last, even if he does run on vodka.

Dee Sypher – Code Breaker
Secretive and quiet, Dee is a real cloak and dagger sort of a girl in dark glasses and trench coat.

Herr Cutt – German Barber
Never without his trusty pair of scissors, Herr Cutt is round but well turned out with a pencil moustache and slicked hair.

Kiki De’Leggs – French Cancan Dancer
Always dressed to show off her fabulous legs Kiki is always Ra-Ra-ready for anything

Ed Lines – New York Times Reporter
In scruffy jacket and trousers Ed is always at the front of any action with his notebook and pen to the ready.

Lida Hosen – Lingerie Shop Owner
Despite being an underwear retailer Lida is always very conservatively dressed. She never wears her products, but always has a case of examples to hand.

Jean Paul Gauteebeard – French Fashion Designer
With weird taste in clothing and gauche apparel, Jean Paul Gauteebeard is at the height of fashion – at least he thinks he is.

Maria Vontrapped – Singer
Laden down with warm woollen mittens and brown paper packages tied up with string, Maria is a bit of a shopaholic and her favourite things take up a great deal of space.

13 Cast Game

Gaurd E. Lou – The Gaurd on the train and the one responsible for solving the crime
Efficient in his own peculiar way, Gaurd E. Lou has an unusual method of solving crimes – he involves everyone!

Sigmund Froid
 – The Cold Austrian Psychoanalyst
With clipped beard, glasses, cigar and smart suit, Sigmund has a wonderfully calm bedside manner, even if he is obsessed about your dreams and sex life.

Heidi Evidence – Swiss Bank Clerk
A wonderfully beguiling lady with pigtails, freckles and innocent expression. She is often seen in either her smart banking suit, or her Swiss national dress.

Ivan Ego – Russian Inventor
Pessimistic and pragmatic to the last, Ivan is reliable and built to last, even if he does run on vodka.

Dee Sypher – Code Breaker
Secretive and quiet, Dee is a real cloak and dagger sort of a girl in dark glasses and trench coat.

Herr Cutt – German Barber
Never without his trusty pair of scissors, Herr Cutt is round but well turned out with a pencil moustache and slicked hair.

Kiki De’Leggs – French Cancan Dancer
Always dressed to show off her fabulous legs Kiki is always Ra-Ra-ready for anything

Ed Lines – New York Times Reporter
In scruffy jacket and trousers Ed is always at the front of any action with his notebook and pen to the ready.

Lida Hosen – Lingerie Shop Owner
Despite being an underwear retailer Lida is always very conservatively dressed. She never wears her products, but always has a case of examples to hand.

Jean Paul Gauteebeard – French Fashion Designer
With weird taste in clothing and gauche apparel, Jean Paul Gauteebeard is at the height of fashion – at least he thinks he is.

Maria Vontrapped – Singer
Laden down with warm woollen mittens and brown paper packages tied up with string, Maria is a bit of a shopaholic and her favourite things take up a great deal of space.

Phil Ming – Chinese Photographer
Snap happy and with an interest in anything European, Phil is smartly dressed and is quite often seen in a business suit and bowler hat.

Jemma Stone
 – Amsterdam Diamond Trader
Working with diamonds every day has turned Jemma into a bit of a magpie and she rarely travels anywhere without her jewels and her sparkly dresses.