The Transylvanian Trap

Welcome to the Transylvanian Hotel, a popular resort for the adventurous vampire-curious tourist.

Tonight however, the Transylvanian Hotel plays host to it’s very own vampire attack! John Gray, one of the hotel’s many paying guests, is discovered dead in his room just before dinner. The apparent cause of death – two puncture wounds in his neck and a distinct shortage of blood.

The question is: can he or she be found before they strike again?

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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



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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 Drake Ula – The policeman sent to solve the crime
Efficient in his own peculiar way, Inspector Drake Ula has an unusual method of solving crimes – he involves everyone! Yet it has to be said, he does get results.

Count Dan Sylvania
– Hotel Manager
Dressed as a vampire in gothic clothing, Count Dan Sylvania has a pale face, dark hair and wears a pair of fake vampire fangs to aid his appearance for the tourists. Although the costume is all show – he is actually a distant relative of Count Dracula.

Nurse Primrose Banks
 – Hotel Nurse.
Efficient and friendly, in a typical nurse’s uniform, Nurse Primrose Banks can be a formidable force to be reckoned with when she feels her patients are at risk.

Egor – Butler
Tall, and large, with grey hair, a pale face and an angular jaw, Egor is a typical horror movie butler with a dark suit, dust on the shoulders and very little to say.

Seymour Castles – Vampire Tour Guide
Enthusiastic and lively; wearing casual, practical, weatherproof gear, Seymour is a typical tour guide: prepared for everything, except perhaps, a murder!

Vladimir Morozov 
– Vampire Hunter.
Thick set, with bushy eyebrows, determined expression and dark combat gear, Vladimir Morozov is equipped and ready to do battle with the forces of darkness.

Penny Gray 
– Tourist and wife of the deceased
Attractive in anything, but usually seen in hiking gear, Penny Gray is positively relishing her holiday in Romania. She has seen the sights, done the vampire tour and now – to cap things all off, her husband has been murdered – by a vampire no less!