Not all superheroes are born with special powers to allow them to save the world. Superman and Wonderwoman don’t know how lucky they are. Who would Superman have been with a little less kryptonite? Moderately Impressive Man? Faster than a speeding tricycle?
No, some superheroes don’t make the news because they are blessed with special powers that are almost useless. Worse still, others acquire powers which are a downright nuisance.
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.
Unfortunately, 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….
Large Group Murder Mystery Game
The Dangerous Despair of B-List Superheroes – Large group script
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Whats in the kit
How do these games kits work?
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 a 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.
Introducing the suspects
The inspector can be played by a male or female person but is essential to make the game format work. We suggest you cast your primary “Organizer” in this role. Or have the most organised as a supporting role to the inspector to keep the game moving along and hand out information at the right time.
Captain Varmel – The A-list bona fide superhero responsible for solving the crime
Efficient in their own peculiar way, has an unusual method of solving crimes – they involve 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.
Wearing a tie-dye t-shirt, Melanie’s successful flower shop has an unusual commercial advantage.
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 a business suit.
Charlie ‘Hovering’ Newton – The physics teacher.
Permanently dressed in clothes not commonly seen since the 1970s, Charlie’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 cook’s attire despite owning a successful chain of diner outlets. An ability to stop paint from drying is merely incidental to that work.
Need something bespoke?
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.
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