murderontheexpress

Murder on the Disorientated Express

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.
Sexism – This game has a historical setting – as such it will contain attitudes towards women that some people may find offensive, but are historically accurate for the time period in which the game is set.
A murder – violence suggested.
Nazi – one character is an undercover nazi officer.
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

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Character booklets/scripts

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Inspector booklet with QR code linking to MP3 files

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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:

18 reviews for Murder on the Disorientated Express

  1. Christine Clarke (verified owner)

    We played the 8 player game. 3 of the players guessed the murderer correctly- which is great! We like the game to be solvable but not so easy it is obvious to everyone. Nice spread of characters and accents which are always fun to try (badly). It took us nearly 90 minutes (playing virtually without breaks) which is a perfect length. The mp3 files were a treat. Negatives: I really prefer it when the murderer knows that they are the murderer- it adds to the gameplay as the murderer can try to deflect attention. Generally speaking, all the characters gave up their secrets too easily and it’s better when we are encouraged to hide “the truth” and ferret secrets out of each other. Unlike other murder mystery games I have played, there are no clues (physical evidence eg letters, receipts etc) to reveal in this one. Clues help add another dimension and complexity. In summary, it’s a fun game and solvable so I do recommend it.

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How it works:

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!

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
  • Link to the video files of the inspector – email us if you want MP3 after purchase – at the moment the site breaks the links if we link them on check out.  Update pending!
  • 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:

Suspects:

Drew Rorschachblots – Austrian psychoanalyst. (Gender Neutral)
With a calm voice and wonderful bedside manner, Drew can be rather intrusive and has a tendency to focus on your dreams and childhood.

Heidi Evidence – Swiss bank clerk. ( Female)
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. (Male)
Pessimistic and pragmatic, Ivan is reliable and built to last, even if he does run on vodka!

Andy Wheppon – Travelling salesperson. (Gender Neutral)
Somewhat secretive and never far from a suitcase of goods, Andy is often found sporting dark glasses and a trench coat.

Herr Cutt – German barber. (Male)
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. (Female)
Always dressed to show off her fabulous legs, Kiki is always ra-ra-ready for anything

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.