The inspector/facilitator role is essential for the game to work. He/she facilitates the entire evening.
The other characters can be taken from the audience and briefed before game play starts, OR you can select a group to play your suspects in advance of the night and give them time to get fluent in their roles and answers.
The rest of the guests are fully included in the game as they’ll be asking questions throughout the night.
Hemlock Soames – The private investigator summoned to solve the crime
Efficient in his own peculiar way, Hemlock Soames has an unusual method of solving crimes – he involves everyone!
Sir Henry Biskerville – Lord of Biskerville Hall. Henry is the cousin of the late Sir Charles Biskerville but can he avoid the curse that has beset his family for generations or will he meet the same fate?
Dr. Whats-On – Hemlock Soames’ friendly sidekick. Dr. Whats-On is a medical man with investigative pretensions.
Mr. Rodger Stapledon – Eccentric naturalist and collector of butterflies. Stapledon carries a butterfly net and jars about his person. He’d have you in his net if he could!
Miss Beryl Stapledon – Rodger Stapledon’s sister. Wild, beautiful and melancholic, Miss Stapledon flits about the moor like a fragile butterfly.
Flora Fly-Off – A local beauty. Flora is quite feisty and will not be intimated by anyone. She also has a secretive streak and no one is ever sure what she’s thinking.
Daisy Droppitt – Clumsy housemaid.
Daisy has an engaging charm, but watch it, she’s nobody’s fool!
Additional characters in the 9 cast game:
Hurrymore – Sir Henry’s butler
A bit deaf and very slow, Hurrymore has the subdued manner of a well trained servant.
Mrs Mangles – Owner of Ross and Mangles, the dog dealers on Fulham Road
A cockney with a heart but it’s a heart of steel, make no mistake about it!
Additional characters in the 11 cast game:
Seldom – Escaped convict who is hiding on the moor
Seldom speaks with a cockney accent, but this low-life is no pearly king, he’s more of a knave.
Mrs Hurrymore – Butler’s wife and housekeeper of Biskerville Hall
Mrs. Hurrymore is not a very cheerful character, weeping and sighing into her hanky.
Additional characters in the 13 cast game:
Dr. James Cautimore – Respected country doctor
Absent-minded and bumbling, Dr Cautimore wears tweed and always carries a walking stick.
Mrs Cautimore – Doctor’s wife
Mrs Cautimore is very matronly and very fond of gossip!