The Sultan’s Pyjamas

A dinner party underway at the Prince Regent Hotel is rudely interrupted by the unexpected arrival of a screaming hotel cleaner. Before she faints, she manages to inform the gathering that she has discovered the body of a dead man in her broom cupboard. As it turns out the body she has discovered is none other than Peter Gordon, the husband of one of the guests.

During the course of the evening the cleaner is herself murdered, and when the cleaner’s pockets are turned out by the detective sent to investigate the murder, the famous jewel the “Sultan’s Pyjama’s” is discovered on their person. However, the jewel is a fake, and so too is the original crime scene – so why, where, when and how was Peter Gordon killed? And who killed the cleaner?

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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.
Sexual Themes – Seymour Castles and Penny Gray are attracted to each other, but have not yet made any advances as Penny is married.

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 Sultan’s Pyjamas

  1. Happy Customer

    Organised this night with great trepidation but it went fantastically well! To add to the fun the Cleaner was a man dressed as a woman (hysterical) and the Inspector had a really dodgy french accent! Everyone really hammed it up and the result was hilarious. I was really nervous about hosting a Murder Mystery but after last night’s results, would definitely do it again (I can’t believe I said that!). The pack had absolutely everything you need and leaves nothing to chance – A big thank you to Jo for the personal touch too. Will definitely be using my Voucher to organise another night!

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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.

Alice Gordon – the deceased’s wife.
Alice Gordon likes to think of herself as rich and enjoys spending. She is friendly and outgoing, with a likeable personality, but can be gullible and is not too good at problem solving. Understandably she finds the whole investigation difficult, not least because it is her husband that is dead. She is devestated by his death and cries a lot of the time.

Colonel Geoffrey Simons – A pompous and arrogant millionaire.
Colonel Simons’ wealth was inherited and he is very used to living the high life. He can be aggressive and sarcastic and has little time for the lower classes, or investigations. Colonel Geoffrey Simons is on holiday with his wife.

Mrs Felicity Simons – His wife.
Felicity Simons is on holiday with her husband Colonel Geoffrey Simons. Born rich and married to a rich man, Felicity has never associated with the lower classes, except to do shady business. She is dazzlingly beautiful and although isn’t loud or aggressive, she is more than capable of manipulating people and situations to her advantage. She appears friendly, but there is that touch of ice about her.

Rodney Bell – Businessman.
Rodney Bell is staying in the hotel on business. Although blunt and businesslike, Rodney Bell likes women and can be quite charming when he wants to be. He is a man who likes to take charge, a real man’s man, even if he does disagree with blood sports.

Patricia Johnson – Hotel Cleaner
Patricia Johnson has a cheerful and sunny disposition but is not what you would describe as bright. She missed out on her education and has been cleaning ever since. She is more than a little outclassed when compared with the rest of the cast.

Julie McAndrews – Widow on holiday.
Filled with commonsense and down-to-earth-ness Julia isn’t particularly bothered by blood or death and is quite happy to be involved in the murder investigation. She is Scottish and is used to fussing over people. She has been a widow for some time, but is beginning to enjoy male company again and will attempt flirting with single men that she finds attractive.