The Curse of the Pharoah

Surely there is nothing more magical than celebrating the New Year in Cairo – at least – that was what the West brothers all thought before one of their number was cruelly slain and the ancient curse which adorned the tomb they desecrated 17 years ago reared its ugly head.

“Death will come on swift wings to whoever opens this tomb and desecrates the sacred objects contained within”

After 17 years, the word “swift” has clearly lost much of its meaning, but not so the rest of the curse, which finally looks to be reaching fruition.

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This Game is Rated:


This game contains:

Content that may be suitable for ages 17 and older.

Murder – Two murders have been undertaken, so violence is suggested. One murder occurs during the game.
Alcohol – References are made to drinking alcoholic drinks to excess.
Violent Themes – References are made to domestic abuse.

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:

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.

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:

Detective Inspector I. B. Clueless – The policeman sent to solve the crime
Efficient in his own peculiar way, Ian Buchanan Clueless has an unusual method of solving crimes – he involves everyone! If anything he is more like a bungling detective than a methodical one, but it has to be said, he does get results.

Colonel Stubbs – Archeologist and family friend
Colonel Stubbs is a well rounded individual, convivial, but serious when the occasion merits it – as it does tonight! He is the most senior man present, probably 10-15 years older than Duncan West and has grey hair and a distinguished air.

Mr Duncan West – Manager of a chain of Garden Centres.
Tall, rich, arrogant and misogynistic, Duncan is a formidable man in any circumstances. He takes the forthright and direct approach in any situation and has no time for curses, or other flights of fancy.

Mrs Gillian West – Duncan’s wife.
Gillian West is demure and submissive, not much to look at, in fact, quite drab next to her powerful husband. Like Duncan she has dressed up for the occasion, but her outfit is very dull and uninspiring.

Mr Jonathan West – Teacher
The youngest and most handsome of all the West brothers, Jonathan is easy going, and a real charmer. With a new baby on the way he is very protective towards his wife and very keen to avoid any implications from the curse. He is quite often seen touching his wife reassuringly.

Mrs Yvonne West – Jonathan’s wife.
Yvonne is pretty and pregnant – though not obviously so. She is often seen caressing her stomach and looking down at it in a very maternal way. She and Jonathan have very little money – but she has done her best to find a flattering and stylish dress for the night.

Mrs Constance West – Wife of the deceased.
Constance is a missionary’s wife and therefore almost penniless! Like Yvonne she has tried to dress up for the evening, but her dress is clearly last year’s fashion and poorly fitting – probably purchased in a charity shop.