prideandpremeditated

Pride and Premeditated Murder

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a wicked man in the pursuit of a good fortune, might well steal, blackmail, and drive others to murder.

Captain Wreckham was such a man, and when his body is found at Austenbourn, the Bonnet family become hosts to a Georgian murder mystery.

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This Game is Rated:

Mature

This game contains:

Content that may be suitable for ages 17 and older.

Including:
Murder – One murder has been undertaken, so violence is suggested.
Suggestive Themes – Mild provocative references or materials.
Drugs – mentioned. Nothing sordid, but in keeping with the period.
Cruelty to animals – a dog has died as part of the plot. Body outline only.

What is included?

Example pre-printed boxed set

  • Full instructions

  • Scripts for each cast member

  • Invitation flyer (which you can copy to requirements)

  • Clue Labels

  • Guest handout (which you can copy to requirements)

  • Access to digital files if needed

  • Character background for each cast member

  • Cast guidelines for each cast member

  • Any additional printable files as needed for clues

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How it works:

Multi-room events are designed to be run in multiple rooms in a venue and are a great way of showing off your premises, or getting maximum footfall through what would otherwise be too small a venue for a traditional murder mystery evening.

These events have proved very popular with the guests, as it encourages them to interrogate the suspects and locate clues hidden around the building. There are usually seven to eight cast, one murder occurs before the evening and the crime scene is set up in one of the rooms in the venue.

The instructions document (the sample file attached) contains the details of the physical clues you will need to obtain for the evening – these are usually easy to obtain props, and some games have paper clues within them too.

We usually suggest a roving buffet as the guests move between rooms, but some hosts prefer to have a formal two-course meal mid-way through the evening.

For these events guests require a special handout and a pen/pencil to keep track of information presented to them.

The scripts are, in the main, monologues which means they can be learned ahead of the event by the actors. Two actors will share a duologue.

Due to the nature of these events, and the need for each guest to have a hand-out, we will only print one copy of each file when ordered as a printed kit. If you wish further copies of the guest handout – please get in touch so we can find out how many copies you need and provide you with a quote.

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
  • 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:

Mrs. Bonnet – mistress of Austenbourn, the setting for the production
A fussy, over-anxious chatterbox, Mrs Bonnet exists in a permanently frenzied state of anxiety. She feeds on gossip and is guaranteed to be indiscreet.

Eliza Bonnet – daughter of Mrs. Bonnet, married to Theodore Noble
Known for her quick-witted humour and down-to-earth nature, Eliza is in her first year of marriage to Mr Noble and is happier than she ever thought possible.

Theodore Noble – wealthy aristocrat, married to Eliza, nephew of Lady Cressida
Socially awkward, stubborn and taciturn, Noble is not a party-person, preferring the company of a few, trusted friends. To those friends, however, he is entirely loyal, utterly dependable, outrageously generous, honourable, honest and trustworthy.

Charlie Splendid – wealthy aristocrat, married to Mrs. Bonnet’s eldest daughter, Joan
Pleasant and easy going, Charlie Splendid is not the sharpest tool in the box. A happy optimist, he tends to see the best in others and is generally loved by all as a nice chap.

Clarissa Splendid – aristocrat and socialite, Charlie’s sister
Feisty and flirtatious, Clarissa Splendid is a force to be reckoned with. She’s a woman who knows what she wants and who will use any means available to her to get her own way.

Reverend Algernon Peacock – vicar under Lady Cressida’s employ
Pompous and desperate to be noticed, Reverend Peacock lives to impress his benefactress, Lady Cressida de Ville. She is his God, essentially, and his worth lies in her opinion of him.

Lady Cressida de Ville – aristocratic employer of Rev. Peacock, Noble’s aunt
Lady Cressida de Ville is a fully fledged member of the aristocracy and takes great pride in it. She’s known for her temper and her expensive habit of throwing antique vases at those who make her angry.

Detective Inspector Frederick Lacey (Detective)
Detective Inspector Frederick Lacey is the detective sent to solve the case. He provides the solution speech at the end of the evening.