thehoundsofbiskervilles

The Hound of the Biskervilles

It is 1889. Sir Charles Biskerville has been found dead in the garden of his ancestral home. There are no murder weapons and no footprints, only the paw prints of a gigantic hound some twenty yards away. Speculation is rife that there is canine involvement. Legend has it that the Biskerville family is cursed and that a terrifying dog haunts the moor. Has this luminous, ghastly and spectral beast struck again?

The doctor that attended the scene believes that the baronet died of a heart attack brought on by shock but the question that everyone must answer is this. What did Sir Charles see on that dark, fateful night?

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Hire an actor to play the detective – prices start at £291 contact us for more information.

This Game is Rated:

Teen

This game contains:

Content that may be suitable for persons ages 17 and older.

Including:
A murder – violence suggested.
Comic Mischief – Depictions or dialogue involving slapstick or suggestive humour.
Mature Themes – Mrs Hurrymore reveals she is Sir Arthur’s lover. and Dr Cautimore has been prescribing Laudenum.

What is included?

Example pre-printed boxed set

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Character booklets/scripts

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Inspector CD / script

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Instruction book

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Decoration and recipe suggestions

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Invitations

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Character name Labels

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Invitation envelopes

Reviews:

1 review for The Hound of the Biskervilles

  1. Rated 4 out of 5

    Nancy Avery

    Firstly, may I say that my customer service experience was excellent, as I needed one booklet to be enlarged in particular colours for my partially sighted daughter, which was done to perfection, free of charge. The game itself was well thought out and great fun to play; the costumes were easy to create and props not hard to find.

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How it works:

Never hosted a murder mystery before?

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!

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:

6 players

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 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!

8 players

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 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!

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!

10 players

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 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!

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!

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.

12 players

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 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!

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!

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.

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!

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.