The Return of the Sultan’s Pyjamas

A dinner party underway at the Holiday Lodge Hotel is cut short when one of the guests returns back to say that the body of the Tremaine’s maid has been discovered. Later on the inspector sent to investigate the crime reports that the Tremaine’s jewel the “Sultan’s Pyjamas” appears to have been stolen, but they are all very surprised when another guest, Sheik Abdul Hazzar produces the diamond which he claims has been in his possession for some time.

While the investigation is underway a man attending a Star Trek convention also dies suspiciously in full view. The question is: who is the murderer?

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This Game is Rated:


This game contains:

Content that may be suitable for ages 13 and older.

Murder – Two murders have been undertaken, so violence is suggested. One murder occurs during the game.
Suggestive Themes – Mild provocative references or materials and sexual innuendo.

What is included?

Example pre-printed boxed set

  • Full instructions

  • Scripts for each cast member

  • Invitation flyer (which you can copy to requirements)

  • Table Clues (part A and B)

  • Guest instruction handouts x 12 copies

  • CD-ROM of printable files you can use to print duplicate materials as needed


1 review for The Return of the Sultan’s Pyjamas

  1. Happy Customer

    We played The Return of the Sultan’s Pyjamas at my 50th birthday party and invited about 60 church friends and had an absolute blast. The negotiating and conniving among tables was more fun for us than anything else. I definitely would like to get more of the same style of mystery games.

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How it works:

This format of game is ideal for novice hosts.

This particular game format requires 7 (or 8) cast who can also participate as “detectives” to if wished, use of 1 large room with stage area, and a few easy to obtain prop clues.

This mystery requires very little rehearsal time, and the cast do not need to learn any lengthy back story. Cast can usually manage to perform the short skits after just 30 minutes to an hour run through on the day, or can act “script in hand” throughout the performance.

Two murders occurs during the event. Usually one happens before the first script (and is announced within that script, and one occurs mid way through the evening.

Your guests will play the role of detectives. You can have any number of detectives, your only limit is the size of your room, and confidence of your cast. Performing for large groups over 100 in number, your cast may benefit from added sound support.

The audience will watch 2 fully acted scenes, witness two murders and will be required to solve the case by bartering and exchanging clues between the teams in order to see as much information about the case as possible.

This style of murder mystery usually works best with 40+ guests.

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:

Detective Inspector I. B. Clueless – The policeman sent to solve the crime
Efficient in his own peculiar way, Ian Buchanan Clueless has an unusual method of solving crimes – he involves everyone! If anything he is more like a bungling detective than a methodical one, but it has to be said, he does get results.

Mr Patrick Tremaine – Wealthy business man
Patrick Tremaine is a wealthy ostentatious snob, but is nice with it. He is loud, pompous and showy, but very caring of his friends and family. He is deeply in love with his wife. He has dressed for dinner and is in a smart dinner suit.

Mrs Veronica Tremaine – Mr Tremaine’s wife with expensive tastes.
Mrs Tremaine lives the high life. She enjoys company, and is a great conversationalist. She comes across as very posh, and occasionally a little snobby. She is great friends with her husband’s secretary Miss Cavandish.

Justin Hughes – attending a Star Trek Convention
Justin is a geek who is attending a Star Trek Convention in the hotel, which explains why he is dressed as a Vulcan, with the pointy ears, basin hair cut, yellowy skin and shimmery robes.

Miss Felicity Cavandish – The Tremaines’ Secretary
Miss Felicity Cavandish is a friendly woman about the same age as Veronica Tremaine. As well as having a very good professional relationship with her employer, she has become a friend of the family and is very well liked. She is always willing to help out, and put herself out for other people.

Nigel Carratt – Attending a diamond conference.
Nigel Carratt is a friendly business man, expansive and generous, taking everyone into an apparent warm circle of trust. He is ostensibly here for a diamond conference, (hence the business suit) but in actual fact, Nigel is a black marketier and has been trading in stolen diamonds and working at insurance fraud for many years.

Sheik Abdul Hazzar – A wealthy Arab
Sheik Abdul Hazzar comes from Egypt. He is dark skinned, but has a refined British accent despite his white robes, red headdress and decorative sword. He is very proper in attitude and gallant with the women.