The Name of the Rose – Large group script

Mother’s Day in the small country village of Seven Acorns sees the culmination of a month long competition to find the “Best Village Mother”; an honour which carries the reward of having a new hybrid rose named after the winning nominee.

The results are through and it is Felicity Good who has come out tops. Her family and friends, as well as a few choice local residents are awaiting her big moment in the grand marquee, but disaster strikes! Some dastardly person has cut every single last bloom from the new bushes!

Who could have done such a thing?

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This Game is Rated:


This game contains:

Content that may be suitable for persons ages 9 and older

Alcohol Reference – Reference to and/or images of alcoholic beverages.

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


1 review for The Name of the Rose – Large group script

  1. Happy Customer

    Just thought I would let you know that everyone had a great time on Saturday evening with the Name of the Rose – I could not believe how competitive they were! We cut out the final cast summaries due to time but it seemed to work well without them – many tables wanted to hand in their answers at the end of round 1 would you believe just to be the first to get their entry in!!! I had three kids tables too and they thoroughly enjoyed themselves competing against the adults. Kind regards Jan

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How it 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.

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:

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

Felicity Good – Nominated Best Village Mother
With kind heart and warm arms Felicity welcomes into her home any in need. With all her good works it is hardly surprising she won the village competition for “Best Mother”. And given her prestige today Felicity has wheeled out her best dress and coordinated accessories.

Reverend Ian Peabody
 – Vicar
A typical English country village vicar. One could only describe Ian as scrawy, with a dog collar and woollen cardigan.

Veronica Peabody
 – The Vicar’s wife
Domineering and completely in control over her surroundings, Veronica has grand aspirations for everybody. Needless to say, Veronica has turned out in her Sunday best for this grand occasion.

Simon Good – Felicity’s eldest son
With his own doctor’s surgery Simon is always busy and ever on call, with the result that he rarely goes anywhere without his doctor’s bag.

Tim Good – Felicity’s youngest son
Pale and weedy Tim rarely sees light of day, preferring instead the company of the books in his own second hand bookshop.

Paula Fox 
– rebel teenager turned model citizen
Although she has put her rebel ways behind her, Paula still manages to look unruly whatever she wears. Today she has just selected something comfortable and uncoordinated.