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Pop Music, Murder and Mayhem – Large group script

Brett Pop is dead! They found him last night, murdered at his keyboard while trying to write a song. So much for his comeback. As it happens, a colourful cast of 90s and 00s pop stars were in the building on the day the music died and now they’re the prime suspects. Rich, bold and beautiful, one of them is also a killer!

Grab your combat trousers, Fab ice lolly and a copy of Now 39 and join in the musical mystery tour!

 

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This Game is Rated:

Mature

This game contains:

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

Including:
Mature Humor – Depictions or dialogue involving “adult” humor, including sexual references and innuendo
Sexual Themes – Mentions of VD, secret affairs.
A murder – violence suggested.
Gambling debts mentioned.
Drinking alcohol mentioned.
Spiritual mockery.

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:

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

Inspector Elvish – The man of the law sent to solve the crime
Efficient in his own peculiar way, Inspector Elvish has an unusual method of solving crimes – he involves everyone!

Britney Sparks – The Princess of Pop.
Britney favours plenty of bling, possibly offset with a large Burmese albino python.

Topper Pops – A freelance music journalist.
Topper Pops is past his best and scruffily dressed in an old suit.

Emma Nem – Female white rapper, aka Marsha Mathers.
Born and raised on the mean streets of Detroit, Emma Nem is gangsta through and through.

Otto Tune – A reality TV star
Hungry for success, Otto Tune relies on charisma, good looks and fashion, because he certainly can’t sing!

Mr Big – Record company executive.
The main man in this business Mr Big dresses to impress.

Sue Perfan – Brett Pop’s number one fan!
Sue Perfan loved the 90s music and style and still hasn’t seen anything she likes better.

9 Cast Game

Inspector Elvish – The man of the law sent to solve the crime
Efficient in his own peculiar way, Inspector Elvish has an unusual method of solving crimes – he involves everyone!

Britney Sparks – The Princess of Pop.
Britney favours plenty of bling, possibly offset with a large Burmese albino python.

Topper Pops – A freelance music journalist.
Topper Pops is past his best and scruffily dressed in an old suit.

Emma Nem – Female white rapper, aka Marsha Mathers.
Born and raised on the mean streets of Detroit, Emma Nem is gangsta through and through.

Otto Tune – A reality TV star
Hungry for success, Otto Tune relies on charisma, good looks and fashion, because he certainly can’t sing!

Mr Big – Record company executive.
The main man in this business Mr Big dresses to impress.

Sue Perfan – Brett Pop’s number one fan!
Sue Perfan loved the 90s music and style and still hasn’t seen anything she likes better.

Thicky Martin – Latin pop sensation.
Real name Enthique Martin, but better known as Thicky to his millions of fans around the world.

Gingery Haliwell – Former Spicy Girl.
Gingery was the heart and soul of the Spicy Girls. Apart from anything else, she was the only one actually named after a spice.

11 Cast Game

Inspector Elvish – The man of the law sent to solve the crime
Efficient in his own peculiar way, Inspector Elvish has an unusual method of solving crimes – he involves everyone!

Britney Sparks – The Princess of Pop.
Britney favours plenty of bling, possibly offset with a large Burmese albino python.

Topper Pops – A freelance music journalist.
Topper Pops is past his best and scruffily dressed in an old suit.

Emma Nem – Female white rapper, aka Marsha Mathers.
Born and raised on the mean streets of Detroit, Emma Nem is gangsta through and through.

Otto Tune – A reality TV star
Hungry for success, Otto Tune relies on charisma, good looks and fashion, because he certainly can’t sing!

Mr Big – Record company executive.
The main man in this business Mr Big dresses to impress.

Sue Perfan – Brett Pop’s number one fan!
Sue Perfan loved the 90s music and style and still hasn’t seen anything she likes better.

Thicky Martin – Latin pop sensation.
Real name Enthique Martin, but better known as Thicky to his millions of fans around the world.

Gingery Haliwell – Former Spicy Girl.
Gingery was the heart and soul of the Spicy Girls. Apart from anything else, she was the only one actually named after a spice.

Dr. Von Danzen – Dutch dance music producer.
From Ibiza to Amsterdam, Dr. Van Danzen has the winning formula and keeps on churning out the hits.

Smiley Virus – Fearless young pop star.
Smiley is the next generation of pop starlet; young, disrespectful, wearing a onesie and out of control.

13 Cast Game

Inspector Elvish – The man of the law sent to solve the crime
Efficient in his own peculiar way, Inspector Elvish has an unusual method of solving crimes – he involves everyone!

Britney Sparks – The Princess of Pop.
Britney favours plenty of bling, possibly offset with a large Burmese albino python.

Topper Pops – A freelance music journalist.
Topper Pops is past his best and scruffily dressed in an old suit.

Emma Nem – Female white rapper, aka Marsha Mathers.
Born and raised on the mean streets of Detroit, Emma Nem is gangsta through and through.

Otto Tune – A reality TV star
Hungry for success, Otto Tune relies on charisma, good looks and fashion, because he certainly can’t sing!

Mr Big – Record company executive.
The main man in this business Mr Big dresses to impress.

Sue Perfan – Brett Pop’s number one fan!
Sue Perfan loved the 90s music and style and still hasn’t seen anything she likes better.

Thicky Martin – Latin pop sensation.
Real name Enthique Martin, but better known as Thicky to his millions of fans around the world.

Gingery Haliwell – Former Spicy Girl.
Gingery was the heart and soul of the Spicy Girls. Apart from anything else, she was the only one actually named after a spice.

Dr. Von Danzen – Dutch dance music producer.
From Ibiza to Amsterdam, Dr. Van Danzen has the winning formula and keeps on churning out the hits.

Smiley Virus – Fearless young pop star.
Smiley is the next generation of pop starlet; young, disrespectful, wearing a onesie and out of control.

Pro Bono – Lead singer of Youse 2 and a global icon.
Black shirt, leather jacket, cowboy hat or mullet, Pro Bono is instantly recognisable by his wraparound sunglasses.

Mad Donna – The Queen of Pop.
A fashion chameleon whose various looks include 80s tomboy, wedding dress and lacy gloves, power dressing, cone bra and channelling Marilyn Monroe or Eva Peron.