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The Dangerous Despair of B-List Superheroes – Large group script

Not all superheroes are born with special powers to allow them to save the world.

No, some superheroes don’t make the news because they are blessed with special powers which are almost useless.

Tonight is one of those few occasions when such individuals can truly be themselves. They have gathered together to share their secrets over a meal, conjoined by the special bond of just being different.

But now even that has been brought to an unfortunate end by the untimely death of Bill Cody, a building contractor who has been found dead in the hotel where their gathering is taking place. Perhaps our heroes can show their mettle by solving the riddle of his death ….

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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 dating and breaking up.
A murder – violence suggested.

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

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

Egbert “Eggman” Hensbottom – The extrovert hero
Egbert dresses in a cape and mask, and is never afraid to boil an egg at 50 paces…

Melanie “Flowerpower” Donovan – The 70’s throwback
Melanie’s successful flower shop has an unusual commercial advantage, quite apart from her tie-dye t-shirt.

David “Bread” Yates – The Guitar Man
David carries his instrument with him at all times and makes a living by singing in clubs and bars. His power to move bread rolls by mind alone is rarely welcomed in these venues.

Rome Hillton – The hotel manager
Ever keen to present a professional image, Rome is always immaculately presented in her business suit.

Nathan “Hoverman” Jones – The Physics Teacher
Permanently dressed in an old jacket and corduroys, Nathan’s power to levitate 10mm from the floor is of far more academic interest than practical use.

Steph “Turpswoman” Little
 – The diner entrepreneur
Steph still dresses in her cook’s attire despite her successful chain of diner outlets. Her ability to stop paint from drying is merely incidental to that work.

9 Cast Game

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

Egbert “Eggman” Hensbottom – The extrovert hero
Egbert dresses in a cape and mask, and is never afraid to boil an egg at 50 paces…

Melanie “Flowerpower” Donovan – The 70’s throwback
Melanie’s successful flower shop has an unusual commercial advantage, quite apart from her tie-dye t-shirt.

David “Bread” Yates – The Guitar Man
David carries his instrument with him at all times and makes a living by singing in clubs and bars. His power to move bread rolls by mind alone is rarely welcomed in these venues.

Rome Hillton – The hotel manager
Ever keen to present a professional image, Rome is always immaculately presented in her business suit.

Nathan “Hoverman” Jones – The Physics Teacher
Permanently dressed in an old jacket and corduroys, Nathan’s power to levitate 10mm from the floor is of far more academic interest than practical use.

Steph “Turpswoman” Little
 – The diner entrepreneur
Steph still dresses in her cook’s attire despite her successful chain of diner outlets. Her ability to stop paint from drying is merely incidental to that work.

May Belline – The cosmetics counter girl
May’s ability to turn people temporarily orange leads her to believe that the department store is her vocational habitat.

Dennis “Bluebeard” Holmes – The children’s entertainer
Dennis dresses as a pirate, and makes good use of his ability to control his facial hair at will.

11 Cast Game

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

Egbert “Eggman” Hensbottom – The extrovert hero
Egbert dresses in a cape and mask, and is never afraid to boil an egg at 50 paces…

Melanie “Flowerpower” Donovan – The 70’s throwback
Melanie’s successful flower shop has an unusual commercial advantage, quite apart from her tie-dye t-shirt.

David “Bread” Yates – The Guitar Man
David carries his instrument with him at all times and makes a living by singing in clubs and bars. His power to move bread rolls by mind alone is rarely welcomed in these venues.

Rome Hillton – The hotel manager
Ever keen to present a professional image, Rome is always immaculately presented in her business suit.

Nathan “Hoverman” Jones – The Physics Teacher
Permanently dressed in an old jacket and corduroys, Nathan’s power to levitate 10mm from the floor is of far more academic interest than practical use.

Steph “Turpswoman” Little
 – The diner entrepreneur
Steph still dresses in her cook’s attire despite her successful chain of diner outlets. Her ability to stop paint from drying is merely incidental to that work.

May Belline – The cosmetics counter girl
May’s ability to turn people temporarily orange leads her to believe that the department store is her vocational habitat.

Dennis “Bluebeard” Holmes – The children’s entertainer
Dennis dresses as a pirate, and makes good use of his ability to control his facial hair at will.

Paul Flanders – The waiter and artist
Always looking to sell his work, Paul is an art student working through college with a part time job.

Daisy Cellar 
– The other florist
Daisy is never seen without her green apron, a block of oasis, ribbons and a bunch of flowers.

13 Cast Game

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

Egbert “Eggman” Hensbottom – The extrovert hero
Egbert dresses in a cape and mask, and is never afraid to boil an egg at 50 paces…

Melanie “Flowerpower” Donovan – The 70’s throwback
Melanie’s successful flower shop has an unusual commercial advantage, quite apart from her tie-dye t-shirt.

David “Bread” Yates – The Guitar Man
David carries his instrument with him at all times and makes a living by singing in clubs and bars. His power to move bread rolls by mind alone is rarely welcomed in these venues.

Rome Hillton – The hotel manager
Ever keen to present a professional image, Rome is always immaculately presented in her business suit.

Nathan “Hoverman” Jones – The Physics Teacher
Permanently dressed in an old jacket and corduroys, Nathan’s power to levitate 10mm from the floor is of far more academic interest than practical use.

Steph “Turpswoman” Little
 – The diner entrepreneur
Steph still dresses in her cook’s attire despite her successful chain of diner outlets. Her ability to stop paint from drying is merely incidental to that work.

May Belline – The cosmetics counter girl
May’s ability to turn people temporarily orange leads her to believe that the department store is her vocational habitat.

Dennis “Bluebeard” Holmes – The children’s entertainer
Dennis dresses as a pirate, and makes good use of his ability to control his facial hair at will.

Paul Flanders – The waiter and artist
Always looking to sell his work, Paul is an art student working through college with a part time job.

Daisy Cellar 
– The other florist
Daisy is never seen without her green apron, a block of oasis, ribbons and a bunch of flowers.

Reg “Pearlyman” White – The paint salesman
Dressed in a smart business suit, who would believe that Reg can secrete toothpaste from his knee?

Tracey “Translucent” Travis – The dry cleaner
With her coat hangers and advertising flyers Tracey is always looking for business opportunity.