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Murder Within Tent – Large group script

14 people have been anonymously invited on a free two week camping trip at a recently modernised but remote campsite in the Highlands of Scotland. The campsite, owned by a Mr Andy Field, is actually an old Scouting and Guiding site that has been updated to include all the facilities necessary for a top rated campsite.

During the day, 12 of the campers arrive and set up their tents and it soon becomes obvious that apart from one other tent that was already up before they arrived, they are the only ones staying at the site. As night falls, one of the lady campers visits this lone tent and makes a grisly discovery – inside the tent is the dead body of a woman!

Who is she? And how did she die?

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This Game is Rated:

Mature

This game contains:

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

Including:
Bullying Themes – The dead were known bullies of their Scouting and Guiding charges.
Sexual Themes – Mild. Characters are supposed to interact in a flirting way.
A murder – violence suggested, and references to horror writing and rabbit killing.

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 Within Tent – Large group script

  1. Happy Customer

    I can’t believe nobody has written a review about this plot! Maybe, like me, been meaning to do it, but not got round to it yet. We had a brilliant weekend – I’m fortunate enough to have a large garden and had 6 tents pitched so that guests could stay overnight. Jo was a great help in accommodating my ‘extra’ character for a small charge – this meant that I could include everybody in the plot. There were 15 of us in total, and although quite a few of us had done Murder Mystery’s before there were 6 people [including my boss!] that were total novices, but everybody agreed that it was such good fun. I’m looking to make a large Murder Mystery event an annual event and have the Fete Accompli already booked in for next summer!

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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:

Andy Field – The owner of the campsite and the one responsible for solving the crime
Efficient in his own peculiar way, Andy Field has an unusual method of solving crimes – he involves everyone!

Doug Latreen – Managing Director
Never without the latest in camping accessories and clothing, Doug Latreen is an immaculate modern camper with a ruthless professional and practical streak.

Tara Pawlin – Newspaper reporter
Undercover and always a dangerous person to give exclusives to, Tara is dressed as an average camper, average that is, if she had a clue what camping was about!

Guy Ropes – Adventure holiday salesperson
Dressed like Indiana Jones without the whip, Guy has an enormous capacity for adventure and a dangerous enthusiasm for anything and everything!

Barbie Kew – Air Stewardess
In excellent shape and bored with wearing an unrevealing uniform at work, Barbie Kew’s off duty dress code is always slightly too young, and very revealing.

Walter Proof – Dentist
Good looking and dressed to impress, Walter Proof is always willing to lend a hand to any tenting damsel in distress that flashes him a winning smile.

Sally Forth – Butcher
Dressed practically and always willing to lend a hand with the cooking, Sally Forth is fun loving and ready for anything.