The Atomic Bombshell

It is the 1950’s. 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.

Obviously the loss of the blueprints is a catastrophe and the blueprints must be found before they reach enemy hands!

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This Game is Rated:


This game contains:

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

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

Sexism – This game has a historical setting – as such it will contain attitudes towards women that some people may find offensive, but are historically accurate for the time period in which the game is set.

What is included?

Example pre-printed boxed set


Character booklets/scripts


Inspector CD / script


Instruction book


Decoration and recipe suggestions




Character name Labels


Invitation envelopes


1 review for The Atomic Bombshell

  1. Hicham

    Hi, we did the Halloween Horror mystery at my Halloween party, and I watned to let you know it was a complete hit! Everyone loved it, and I’m already getting inquiries about the company for people who want to do their own parties. Thanks so much for creating such a great product and for the amazing customer service you guys offer. I’ll definitely be doing this again at some point down the road.

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How it works:

Don’t panic! There is no special acting required. Guests do not need to memorise any information, and everything they need to play their parts is provided in a handy booklet. The games are constructed so that everyone has to interact, and scripted dialogues are included to help break the ice and get everyone into character. Even total novices get into the swing of things quite quickly!

The game includes both sound files (MP3 with a download or CD with a boxed set) and a script for the inspector character who provides the setting, clues, and summaries for each round, as well as the final solution. This means as host you too can play and remain completely in the dark as to the culprit, or play the inspector yourself and invite an extra guest to the party!

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:

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.

Customise this game

This game can be customised to fit your event for an additional fee.

It’s hard to give “ball park” figures for what different customisations would cost however we’ve attempted to HERE.  Please do contact us for a free quote if you would like any customisations on your game before purchase.

Remember… if you just need 1 extra person, or 1 less person, why not have someone play the inspector role?

The inspector can usually be male or female as the “for real” inspector can simply invent a new name for themselves.

Some hosts prefer to play the inspector role as it means they can work on the catering while the round plays out amongst their guests.