theatomicbombshell

The Atomic Bombshell! – Large group script

It is the 1950’s. America is in the grip of the cold war and atomic bomb research and manufacture is top of every nation’s agenda. In Los Alamos National Laboratory a team of specialists are taking “The Bomb” to new levels and are in the process of creating the most dangerous weapon known to man – a Super-doomsday weapon known amongst the team only as “The Device”.

At long last the blueprints for “The Device” are in the final stages and the project is nearing it’s goal. In celebration of this fact the director’s wife, Mrs Van Der Boom decides to host an informal soiree at their home. The party is in full swing and the evening is passing pleasantly enough until, horror of all horrors, the blueprints are found to be missing from Dr Van Der Boom’s study.

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This Game is Rated:

Teen

This game contains:

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

Including:
Sexual Themes – References to divorce and marrying purely for monetary gain.
Alcoholic beverages – mentions drinking whisky, but not to excess.
Gambling – mentioned.
Sexual innuendo present in dialogue.

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 McArthy – The policeman responsible for solving the crime
Efficient in his own peculiar way, Inspector McArthy has an unusual method of solving crimes – he involves everyone!

Dr Robert Van Der Boom – Engineer
In white lab coat or tweed suit, Dr Van Der Boom is an imposing man and the director of the project.

Mrs Millicent Van Der Boom – Wife of the above
Demure and submissive in a modest black number, Millicent knows how to “do the rounds” and is always the perfect hostess.

Dr Jack Black – Mathematician
With pipe, worn white coat and an aging sweater, Dr Black has never been fastidious about his appearance – and it shows.

Mrs Penny Pinching – Married and divorced daughter of the Van Der Booms
Stylish, young and good looking, Penny is on the look out for a new husband and dresses to show off her assets.

Mr Hirem Enfirem – Industrialist
In smart business suit with a cigar and ten gallon hat, Mr Hirem Enfirem is loud, brash and doesn’t suffer fools gladly.

Miss Annie Cryption – Stenographer
Dressed for work, Annie Cryption is always on hand to take dictation at any time of the day or night.

9 Cast Game

Inspector McArthy – The policeman responsible for solving the crime
Efficient in his own peculiar way, Inspector McArthy has an unusual method of solving crimes – he involves everyone!

Dr Robert Van Der Boom – Engineer
In white lab coat or tweed suit, Dr Van Der Boom is an imposing man and the director of the project.

Mrs Millicent Van Der Boom – Wife of the above
Demure and submissive in a modest black number, Millicent knows how to “do the rounds” and is always the perfect hostess.

Dr Jack Black – Mathematician
With pipe, worn white coat and an aging sweater, Dr Black has never been fastidious about his appearance – and it shows.

Mrs Penny Pinching – Married and divorced daughter of the Van Der Booms
Stylish, young and good looking, Penny is on the look out for a new husband and dresses to show off her assets.

Mr Hirem Enfirem – Industrialist
In smart business suit with a cigar and ten gallon hat, Mr Hirem Enfirem is loud, brash and doesn’t suffer fools gladly.

Miss Annie Cryption – Stenographer
Dressed for work, Annie Cryption is always on hand to take dictation at any time of the day or night.

Dr Edward Speaker – Physicist
In white lab coat, Dr Speaker is a stumpy individual with a thick mop of hair and even thicker glasses.

Mrs Ros Well – Friend of Mrs Van Der Boom
Conservatively dressed in a brown dress, Mrs Well is clean, prim and proper.

11 Cast Game

Inspector McArthy – The policeman responsible for solving the crime
Efficient in his own peculiar way, Inspector McArthy has an unusual method of solving crimes – he involves everyone!

Dr Robert Van Der Boom – Engineer
In white lab coat or tweed suit, Dr Van Der Boom is an imposing man and the director of the project.

Mrs Millicent Van Der Boom – Wife of the above
Demure and submissive in a modest black number, Millicent knows how to “do the rounds” and is always the perfect hostess.

Dr Jack Black – Mathematician
With pipe, worn white coat and an aging sweater, Dr Black has never been fastidious about his appearance – and it shows.

Mrs Penny Pinching – Married and divorced daughter of the Van Der Booms
Stylish, young and good looking, Penny is on the look out for a new husband and dresses to show off her assets.

Mr Hirem Enfirem – Industrialist
In smart business suit with a cigar and ten gallon hat, Mr Hirem Enfirem is loud, brash and doesn’t suffer fools gladly.

Miss Annie Cryption – Stenographer
Dressed for work, Annie Cryption is always on hand to take dictation at any time of the day or night.

Dr Edward Speaker – Physicist
In white lab coat, Dr Speaker is a stumpy individual with a thick mop of hair and even thicker glasses.

Mrs Ros Well – Friend of Mrs Van Der Boom
Conservatively dressed in a brown dress, Mrs Well is clean, prim and proper.

Dr Ian Phlegming – Chemist
Well educated and with a suave and sophisticated air, Dr Ian Phlegming is a bit of a dashing ladies man.

Miss Rita Report – Journalist
Smart, intelligent and wearing a stylish dress, Rita always lets her hair down if she thinks it will get her a better scoop.

13 Cast Game

Inspector McArthy – The policeman responsible for solving the crime
Efficient in his own peculiar way, Inspector McArthy has an unusual method of solving crimes – he involves everyone!

Dr Robert Van Der Boom – Engineer
In white lab coat or tweed suit, Dr Van Der Boom is an imposing man and the director of the project.

Mrs Millicent Van Der Boom – Wife of the above
Demure and submissive in a modest black number, Millicent knows how to “do the rounds” and is always the perfect hostess.

Dr Jack Black – Mathematician
With pipe, worn white coat and an aging sweater, Dr Black has never been fastidious about his appearance – and it shows.

Mrs Penny Pinching – Married and divorced daughter of the Van Der Booms
Stylish, young and good looking, Penny is on the look out for a new husband and dresses to show off her assets.

Mr Hirem Enfirem – Industrialist
In smart business suit with a cigar and ten gallon hat, Mr Hirem Enfirem is loud, brash and doesn’t suffer fools gladly.

Miss Annie Cryption – Stenographer
Dressed for work, Annie Cryption is always on hand to take dictation at any time of the day or night.

Dr Edward Speaker – Physicist
In white lab coat, Dr Speaker is a stumpy individual with a thick mop of hair and even thicker glasses.

Mrs Ros Well – Friend of Mrs Van Der Boom
Conservatively dressed in a brown dress, Mrs Well is clean, prim and proper.

Dr Ian Phlegming – Chemist
Well educated and with a suave and sophisticated air, Dr Ian Phlegming is a bit of a dashing ladies man.

Miss Rita Report – Journalist
Smart, intelligent and wearing a stylish dress, Rita always lets her hair down if she thinks it will get her a better scoop.

Dr Len Ingrad – Electrical Engineer
With wires and electrical tools falling out of every pocket of his lab coat, Dr Len Ingrad always looks as though he has recently stuck his fingers in a live electrical socket.

Miss Dee Coder – Secretary
Smart, businesslike and very professional, Miss Dee Coder is usually found with a pen behind her ears and document wallets in her arms.