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Robin and his Merry Murder!

Robbing from the rich and giving to the poor may well have earned Robin a warm welcome among the local peasants, but his name is mud at the local castle and Sir Guy of Gisbourne has been given the task of apprehending him.

Celebrating a recent triumph over the rich, Robin and his Merry Men have gathered together the villagers for an impromptu feast in the forest. Maid Marion and her lady in waiting are guests of honour.

However, the feast comes to a rather abrupt halt when Little John arrives and announces the Sheriff of Nottingham is on route. Sir Guy of Gisbourne has been found dead in the forest and Robin is the only suspect.

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This Game is Rated:

Teen

This game contains:

Content that may be suitable for ages 13 and older.

Including:
Murder – Once murder occurs pre-game and one during the game. Also references to poisoning rats. Relationships – Robin and Marion have wedded in secret. Little John cross dresses as a woman and is “groped” by the Sheriff.

What is included?

Example pre-printed boxed set

  • Full instructions

  • Scripts for each cast member

  • Invitation flyer (which you can copy to requirements)

  • Table Clues (part A and B)

  • Guest instruction handouts x 12 copies

  • CD-ROM of printable files you can use to print duplicate materials as needed

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How it works:

How do skit and clue scripts work?

This format of game is ideal for novice hosts.

This particular game format requires 7 (or 8) cast who can also participate as “detectives” to if wished, use of 1 large room with stage area, and a few easy to obtain prop clues.

This mystery requires very little rehearsal time, and the cast do not need to learn any lengthy back story. Cast can usually manage to perform the short skits after just 30 minutes to an hour run through on the day, or can act “script in hand” throughout the performance.

Two murders occurs during the event. Usually one happens before the first script (and is announced within that script, and one occurs mid way through the evening.

Your guests will play the role of detectives. You can have any number of detectives, your only limit is the size of your room, and confidence of your cast. Performing for large groups over 100 in number, your cast may benefit from added sound support.

The audience will watch 2 fully acted scenes, witness two murders and will be required to solve the case by bartering and exchanging clues between the teams in order to see as much information about the case as possible.

This style of murder mystery usually works best with 40+ guests.

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:

Sheriff of Nottingham – Local law enforcement
The authority figure in Nottingham, the Sherriff is responsible for capturing all outlaws and dealing with any other criminal activities that may arise within the county.

Robin Hood
 – Heroic outlaw
A heroic outlaw, Robin has charisma, charm and a band of followers that have become like family to him.

Little John – Outlaw
Tall and broad-shouldered, Little John doesn’t exactly live up to his name. While you wouldn’t want to meet him when angered, he’s a good-natured hardworking soul most of the time.

Scarlett Will
 – A Merry Maid
Feisty and proud, Scarlett Will is out to prove she can do everything as well as a man and she regularly joins the Merry Men during their highway robberies.

Friar Tuck – Local Monk
Round and jolly, Friar Tuck is not a man to miss out on a feast day or new wine offering. Rather fond of his mead, Friar Tuck is definitely the ‘Merry’ part of the Merry Men.

Maid Marion – Lady of the court
Gentle, kind and wonderfully beguiling, Maid Marion is the daughter of a local nobleman and totally besotted with Robin.

Lady Byrde – Lady-in-waiting to Maid Marion
Demure and submissive, Lady Byrde is Maid Marion’s lady-in-waiting. She attracts many an admiring look from the Merry Men.