murderonthenile

Murder on the Nile

Lady Carmathen has been found dead on a cruise to celebrate a successful archaeological expedition funded by her husband. She was found in her cabin, brutally stabbed in the chest and left lying in a pool of blood.

Has she met with the Curse of Tutankhamun, the Egyptian pharaoh, whose tomb was plundered by the archaeologists? Perhaps she simply got in someone’s way. However, her rubies are missing and the letter T has been smeared in lipstick on the mirror in her cabin. It’s time to find out the truth!

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This Game is Rated:

Teen

This game contains:

Content that may be suitable for persons ages 13 and older.

Including:
A murder – violence suggested.
Comic Mischief – Depictions or dialogue involving slapstick or suggestive humour.
Suggestive Themes – Sexual innuendo. Acting as if attracted to particular characters is suggested in the character backgrounds.

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 on the Nile

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Happy Customer

    just wanted to say what terrific fun we had on New Year’s Eve with your Murder mystery ‘Death on the Nile’ It was made even more fun because the person playing Tommy Blooper went on the web to find Tommy Cooper jokes and added them to his script. The whole evening was hilarious, Thank you.

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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

Earl of Carmathen – Aristocrat
Distinguished in a dinner jacket and shiny black leather shoes the Earl’s hair may be greying at the temples, but his is immaculately coiffured.

Howard Cartier – Renowned archaeologist.
With a bushy moustache, he is particularly proud of, Howard Cartier looks rather dapper, despite his penchant for carrying his dig tools around with him.

Sandy Storm – Holiday rep.
More ‘redcoat’ than ‘fur coat’; sophistication just isn’t Sandy’s style! With her clipboard and name badge, there’s no mistaking her for one of the crew.

Tommy Blooper – Comedian
With his trademark unkempt hair, fez, black tie, dinner jacket and outlandish braces Tommy has hit hard times and is working on the cruise to make ends meet.

Adrianna Jones – Young archaeologist
A femme fatale in a fedora, desert shorts and heavy black boots, Adrianna’s shirt is always loosened at the collar, but whether that’d down to the heat of the Nile or the heat of the moment, it’s hard to tell.

Miss Terry – Lady Carmathen’s maid.
Frowzy and careless, with a little black dress that is a little too short for propriety, Miss Terry spends more time lying in her own bed than making others.

8 players

Earl of Carmathen – Aristocrat
Distinguished in a dinner jacket and shiny black leather shoes the Earl’s hair may be greying at the temples, but his is immaculately coiffured.

Howard Cartier – Renowned archaeologist.
With a bushy moustache, he is particularly proud of, Howard Cartier looks rather dapper, despite his penchant for carrying his dig tools around with him.

Sandy Storm – Holiday rep.
More ‘redcoat’ than ‘fur coat’; sophistication just isn’t Sandy’s style! With her clipboard and name badge, there’s no mistaking her for one of the crew.

Tommy Blooper – Comedian
With his trademark unkempt hair, fez, black tie, dinner jacket and outlandish braces Tommy has hit hard times and is working on the cruise to make ends meet.

Adrianna Jones – Young archaeologist
A femme fatale in a fedora, desert shorts and heavy black boots, Adrianna’s shirt is always loosened at the collar, but whether that’d down to the heat of the Nile or the heat of the moment, it’s hard to tell.

Miss Terry – Lady Carmathen’s maid.
Frowzy and careless, with a little black dress that is a little too short for propriety, Miss Terry spends more time lying in her own bed than making others.

Nifty Tee-Tee – International female golfer.
With her argyle sweater and plus-fours Nifty cuts a dash on the golf course. She always brings her clubs with her, just in case there’s time for a little practice before dinner.

Dobson – Man servant of Earl Carmathen.
Dressed as a traditional valet, Dobson never has an hair out of place or a button undone.

10 players

Earl of Carmathen – Aristocrat
Distinguished in a dinner jacket and shiny black leather shoes the Earl’s hair may be greying at the temples, but his is immaculately coiffured.

Howard Cartier – Renowned archaeologist.
With a bushy moustache, he is particularly proud of, Howard Cartier looks rather dapper, despite his penchant for carrying his dig tools around with him.

Sandy Storm – Holiday rep.
More ‘redcoat’ than ‘fur coat’; sophistication just isn’t Sandy’s style! With her clipboard and name badge, there’s no mistaking her for one of the crew.

Tommy Blooper – Comedian
With his trademark unkempt hair, fez, black tie, dinner jacket and outlandish braces Tommy has hit hard times and is working on the cruise to make ends meet.

Adrianna Jones – Young archaeologist
A femme fatale in a fedora, desert shorts and heavy black boots, Adrianna’s shirt is always loosened at the collar, but whether that’d down to the heat of the Nile or the heat of the moment, it’s hard to tell.

Miss Terry – Lady Carmathen’s maid.
Frowzy and careless, with a little black dress that is a little too short for propriety, Miss Terry spends more time lying in her own bed than making others.

Nifty Tee-Tee – International female golfer.
With her argyle sweater and plus-fours Nifty cuts a dash on the golf course. She always brings her clubs with her, just in case there’s time for a little practice before dinner.

Dobson – Man servant of Earl Carmathen.
Dressed as a traditional valet, Dobson never has an hair out of place or a button undone.

Nick Cartier – Howard’s wayward brother.
In a dinner suit and white gloves, Nick looks more play-boy than the archaeologist he claims to be.

Lucretia Pout – Actress.
An actress with attitude and plenty of bling, Lucretia wears a dress that’s a little too cabaret for this set.

12 players

Earl of Carmathen – Aristocrat
Distinguished in a dinner jacket and shiny black leather shoes the Earl’s hair may be greying at the temples, but his is immaculately coiffured.

Howard Cartier – Renowned archaeologist.
With a bushy moustache, he is particularly proud of, Howard Cartier looks rather dapper, despite his penchant for carrying his dig tools around with him.

Sandy Storm – Holiday rep.
More ‘redcoat’ than ‘fur coat’; sophistication just isn’t Sandy’s style! With her clipboard and name badge, there’s no mistaking her for one of the crew.

Tommy Blooper – Comedian
With his trademark unkempt hair, fez, black tie, dinner jacket and outlandish braces Tommy has hit hard times and is working on the cruise to make ends meet.

Adrianna Jones – Young archaeologist
A femme fatale in a fedora, desert shorts and heavy black boots, Adrianna’s shirt is always loosened at the collar, but whether that’d down to the heat of the Nile or the heat of the moment, it’s hard to tell.

Miss Terry – Lady Carmathen’s maid.
Frowzy and careless, with a little black dress that is a little too short for propriety, Miss Terry spends more time lying in her own bed than making others.

Nifty Tee-Tee – International female golfer.
With her argyle sweater and plus-fours Nifty cuts a dash on the golf course. She always brings her clubs with her, just in case there’s time for a little practice before dinner.

Dobson – Man servant of Earl Carmathen.
Dressed as a traditional valet, Dobson never has an hair out of place or a button undone.

Nick Cartier – Howard’s wayward brother.
In a dinner suit and white gloves, Nick looks more play-boy than the archaeologist he claims to be.

Lucretia Pout – Actress.
An actress with attitude and plenty of bling, Lucretia wears a dress that’s a little too cabaret for this set.

Cyril Slickers – Former theatrical agent to Lady Carmathen.
In a pin-stripe suit and trilby, and with slicked-back hair and thin moustache, Cyril is a lovable cockney spiv.

Miss Marbles – Aunt of Lady Carmathen.
In a cardigan despite the heat, Miss Marbles is always peering over her glasses, and is never without a ball of wool tucked under her arm and a pair of knitting needles in hand.

14 players

Earl of Carmathen – Aristocrat
Distinguished in a dinner jacket and shiny black leather shoes the Earl’s hair may be greying at the temples, but his is immaculately coiffured.

Howard Cartier – Renowned archaeologist.
With a bushy moustache, he is particularly proud of, Howard Cartier looks rather dapper, despite his penchant for carrying his dig tools around with him.

Sandy Storm – Holiday rep.
More ‘redcoat’ than ‘fur coat’; sophistication just isn’t Sandy’s style! With her clipboard and name badge, there’s no mistaking her for one of the crew.

Tommy Blooper – Comedian
With his trademark unkempt hair, fez, black tie, dinner jacket and outlandish braces Tommy has hit hard times and is working on the cruise to make ends meet.

Adrianna Jones – Young archaeologist
A femme fatale in a fedora, desert shorts and heavy black boots, Adrianna’s shirt is always loosened at the collar, but whether that’d down to the heat of the Nile or the heat of the moment, it’s hard to tell.

Miss Terry – Lady Carmathen’s maid.
Frowzy and careless, with a little black dress that is a little too short for propriety, Miss Terry spends more time lying in her own bed than making others.

Nifty Tee-Tee – International female golfer.
With her argyle sweater and plus-fours Nifty cuts a dash on the golf course. She always brings her clubs with her, just in case there’s time for a little practice before dinner.

Dobson – Man servant of Earl Carmathen.
Dressed as a traditional valet, Dobson never has an hair out of place or a button undone.

Nick Cartier – Howard’s wayward brother.
In a dinner suit and white gloves, Nick looks more play-boy than the archaeologist he claims to be.

Lucretia Pout – Actress.
An actress with attitude and plenty of bling, Lucretia wears a dress that’s a little too cabaret for this set.

Cyril Slickers – Former theatrical agent to Lady Carmathen.
In a pin-stripe suit and trilby, and with slicked-back hair and thin moustache, Cyril is a lovable cockney spiv.

Miss Marbles – Aunt of Lady Carmathen.
In a cardigan despite the heat, Miss Marbles is always peering over her glasses, and is never without a ball of wool tucked under her arm and a pair of knitting needles in hand.

Ann Nubis – Funeral director’s wife.
Soberly dressed as befits a funeral director’s wife, Ann carries a tape measure around her neck and carries bandages and a jar of embalming oil with her everywhere, just in case.

Crocodile Cairo – Australian bushman and crocodile fighter.
In tight khaki shorts and shirt open to the waist, Crocodile Cairo struts around the deck in his black akubra hat, showing off his impressive pecs and chest hair to the ladies.

16 players

Earl of Carmathen – Aristocrat
Distinguished in a dinner jacket and shiny black leather shoes the Earl’s hair may be greying at the temples, but his is immaculately coiffured.

Howard Cartier – Renowned archaeologist.
With a bushy moustache, he is particularly proud of, Howard Cartier looks rather dapper, despite his penchant for carrying his dig tools around with him.

Sandy Storm – Holiday rep.
More ‘redcoat’ than ‘fur coat’; sophistication just isn’t Sandy’s style! With her clipboard and name badge, there’s no mistaking her for one of the crew.

Tommy Blooper – Comedian
With his trademark unkempt hair, fez, black tie, dinner jacket and outlandish braces Tommy has hit hard times and is working on the cruise to make ends meet.

Adrianna Jones – Young archaeologist
A femme fatale in a fedora, desert shorts and heavy black boots, Adrianna’s shirt is always loosened at the collar, but whether that’d down to the heat of the Nile or the heat of the moment, it’s hard to tell.

Miss Terry – Lady Carmathen’s maid.
Frowzy and careless, with a little black dress that is a little too short for propriety, Miss Terry spends more time lying in her own bed than making others.

Nifty Tee-Tee – International female golfer.
With her argyle sweater and plus-fours Nifty cuts a dash on the golf course. She always brings her clubs with her, just in case there’s time for a little practice before dinner.

Dobson – Man servant of Earl Carmathen.
Dressed as a traditional valet, Dobson never has an hair out of place or a button undone.

Nick Cartier – Howard’s wayward brother.
In a dinner suit and white gloves, Nick looks more play-boy than the archaeologist he claims to be.

Lucretia Pout – Actress.
An actress with attitude and plenty of bling, Lucretia wears a dress that’s a little too cabaret for this set.

Cyril Slickers – Former theatrical agent to Lady Carmathen.
In a pin-stripe suit and trilby, and with slicked-back hair and thin moustache, Cyril is a lovable cockney spiv.

Miss Marbles – Aunt of Lady Carmathen.
In a cardigan despite the heat, Miss Marbles is always peering over her glasses, and is never without a ball of wool tucked under her arm and a pair of knitting needles in hand.

Ann Nubis – Funeral director’s wife.
Soberly dressed as befits a funeral director’s wife, Ann carries a tape measure around her neck and carries bandages and a jar of embalming oil with her everywhere, just in case.

Crocodile Cairo – Australian bushman and crocodile fighter.
In tight khaki shorts and shirt open to the waist, Crocodile Cairo struts around the deck in his black akubra hat, showing off his impressive pecs and chest hair to the ladies.

Mohamed Al Buy-It – Department store owner
A self-made man, Al Buy-It wears traditional Arab dress, and has a chunky gold ring on every finger. Inside his cloak there’s always a supply of tacky souvenirs ready for a sale.

Florence of Arabia – Librarian
Serious and bookish, Florence dresses severely in dark colours, wears sensible lace up shoes and woolly stockings, and is never without a book.

18 players

Earl of Carmathen – Aristocrat
Distinguished in a dinner jacket and shiny black leather shoes the Earl’s hair may be greying at the temples, but his is immaculately coiffured.

Howard Cartier – Renowned archaeologist.
With a bushy moustache, he is particularly proud of, Howard Cartier looks rather dapper, despite his penchant for carrying his dig tools around with him.

Sandy Storm – Holiday rep.
More ‘redcoat’ than ‘fur coat’; sophistication just isn’t Sandy’s style! With her clipboard and name badge, there’s no mistaking her for one of the crew.

Tommy Blooper – Comedian
With his trademark unkempt hair, fez, black tie, dinner jacket and outlandish braces Tommy has hit hard times and is working on the cruise to make ends meet.

Adrianna Jones – Young archaeologist
A femme fatale in a fedora, desert shorts and heavy black boots, Adrianna’s shirt is always loosened at the collar, but whether that’d down to the heat of the Nile or the heat of the moment, it’s hard to tell.

Miss Terry – Lady Carmathen’s maid.
Frowzy and careless, with a little black dress that is a little too short for propriety, Miss Terry spends more time lying in her own bed than making others.

Nifty Tee-Tee – International female golfer.
With her argyle sweater and plus-fours Nifty cuts a dash on the golf course. She always brings her clubs with her, just in case there’s time for a little practice before dinner.

Dobson – Man servant of Earl Carmathen.
Dressed as a traditional valet, Dobson never has an hair out of place or a button undone.

Nick Cartier – Howard’s wayward brother.
In a dinner suit and white gloves, Nick looks more play-boy than the archaeologist he claims to be.

Lucretia Pout – Actress.
An actress with attitude and plenty of bling, Lucretia wears a dress that’s a little too cabaret for this set.

Cyril Slickers – Former theatrical agent to Lady Carmathen.
In a pin-stripe suit and trilby, and with slicked-back hair and thin moustache, Cyril is a lovable cockney spiv.

Miss Marbles – Aunt of Lady Carmathen.
In a cardigan despite the heat, Miss Marbles is always peering over her glasses, and is never without a ball of wool tucked under her arm and a pair of knitting needles in hand.

Ann Nubis – Funeral director’s wife.
Soberly dressed as befits a funeral director’s wife, Ann carries a tape measure around her neck and carries bandages and a jar of embalming oil with her everywhere, just in case.

Crocodile Cairo – Australian bushman and crocodile fighter.
In tight khaki shorts and shirt open to the waist, Crocodile Cairo struts around the deck in his black akubra hat, showing off his impressive pecs and chest hair to the ladies.

Mohamed Al Buy-It – Department store owner
A self-made man, Al Buy-It wears traditional Arab dress, and has a chunky gold ring on every finger. Inside his cloak there’s always a supply of tacky souvenirs ready for a sale.

Florence of Arabia – Librarian
Serious and bookish, Florence dresses severely in dark colours, wears sensible lace up shoes and woolly stockings, and is never without a book.

Captain Fez – Captain of the S.S. Misfortune.
In a white uniform which has seen better days Captain Fez is melancholic and a little jaded.

Aggie Crusty – Celebrity chef and food writer.
Never without an apron, rolling pin and her latest book “better baking” which she tries to flog at every opportunity, Aggie cultivates a traditional house-wife look for her many readers.

20 players

Earl of Carmathen – Aristocrat
Distinguished in a dinner jacket and shiny black leather shoes the Earl’s hair may be greying at the temples, but his is immaculately coiffured.

Howard Cartier – Renowned archaeologist.
With a bushy moustache, he is particularly proud of, Howard Cartier looks rather dapper, despite his penchant for carrying his dig tools around with him.

Sandy Storm – Holiday rep.
More ‘redcoat’ than ‘fur coat’; sophistication just isn’t Sandy’s style! With her clipboard and name badge, there’s no mistaking her for one of the crew.

Tommy Blooper – Comedian
With his trademark unkempt hair, fez, black tie, dinner jacket and outlandish braces Tommy has hit hard times and is working on the cruise to make ends meet.

Adrianna Jones – Young archaeologist
A femme fatale in a fedora, desert shorts and heavy black boots, Adrianna’s shirt is always loosened at the collar, but whether that’d down to the heat of the Nile or the heat of the moment, it’s hard to tell.

Miss Terry – Lady Carmathen’s maid.
Frowzy and careless, with a little black dress that is a little too short for propriety, Miss Terry spends more time lying in her own bed than making others.

Nifty Tee-Tee – International female golfer.
With her argyle sweater and plus-fours Nifty cuts a dash on the golf course. She always brings her clubs with her, just in case there’s time for a little practice before dinner.

Dobson – Man servant of Earl Carmathen.
Dressed as a traditional valet, Dobson never has an hair out of place or a button undone.

Nick Cartier – Howard’s wayward brother.
In a dinner suit and white gloves, Nick looks more play-boy than the archaeologist he claims to be.

Lucretia Pout – Actress.
An actress with attitude and plenty of bling, Lucretia wears a dress that’s a little too cabaret for this set.

Cyril Slickers – Former theatrical agent to Lady Carmathen.
In a pin-stripe suit and trilby, and with slicked-back hair and thin moustache, Cyril is a lovable cockney spiv.

Miss Marbles – Aunt of Lady Carmathen.
In a cardigan despite the heat, Miss Marbles is always peering over her glasses, and is never without a ball of wool tucked under her arm and a pair of knitting needles in hand.

Ann Nubis – Funeral director’s wife.
Soberly dressed as befits a funeral director’s wife, Ann carries a tape measure around her neck and carries bandages and a jar of embalming oil with her everywhere, just in case.

Crocodile Cairo – Australian bushman and crocodile fighter.
In tight khaki shorts and shirt open to the waist, Crocodile Cairo struts around the deck in his black akubra hat, showing off his impressive pecs and chest hair to the ladies.

Mohamed Al Buy-It – Department store owner
A self-made man, Al Buy-It wears traditional Arab dress, and has a chunky gold ring on every finger. Inside his cloak there’s always a supply of tacky souvenirs ready for a sale.

Florence of Arabia – Librarian
Serious and bookish, Florence dresses severely in dark colours, wears sensible lace up shoes and woolly stockings, and is never without a book.

Captain Fez – Captain of the S.S. Misfortune.
In a white uniform which has seen better days Captain Fez is melancholic and a little jaded.

Aggie Crusty – Celebrity chef and food writer.
Never without an apron, rolling pin and her latest book “better baking” which she tries to flog at every opportunity, Aggie cultivates a traditional house-wife look for her many readers.

Hercules Parrot – Amateur sleuth and pigeon fancier
In a Panama hat and white suit, Hercules Parrot cuts a dash on board ship with his carefully slicked moustache – even if the pigeon on his shoulder seems a little odd.

Ivy Corton – A journalist
With a camera slung around her neck, a pencil behind her ear and a notebook in her hand, Ivy loves her brown cord britches and Fair Isle tank top.

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.