Thou Shalt Not Kill! – Large group script

Bosthorpe Evangelical Church has been a part of the community since 1766. It is an active, people oriented, Bible-believing church, whose members strive to teach, encourage, disciple and assist one another; promoting Christian fellowship service and growth.

Up until tonight, the church was not atypical amongst the local evangelical church community, but now it stands apart as wholly unique. There has been a murder!

Don Riting, the church secretary, has been found dead in the church entrance porch just minutes before the midweek church members meeting.

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This Game is Rated:


This game contains:

Content that may be suitable for persons ages 13 and older.

A murder – violence suggested.

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


3 reviews for Thou Shalt Not Kill! – Large group script

  1. Happy Customer

    This was our second time having a murder mystery dinner party for our church parish life. Everyone has enjoyed it so much that it will probably become an annual event. I just wish I wasn’t in charge of it so that I could join in on the fun! Joanne is a pleasure to “work” with. She answers questions promptly and is very supportive. No complaints whatsoever!

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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:

Inspector Stan De’Sing – The policeman responsible for solving the crime
Efficient in his own peculiar way, Inspector Stan De’Sing has an unusual method of solving crimes – he involves everyone!

Rev. Al Ation – Vicar
In dog collar and dark suit, Rev Al. Ation is a bible thumping vicar intent on ensuring everyone’s salvation!

Ivora Keys – Organist
Elderly, in nylon unflattering dresses, Ivora is hard of hearing and has very thick glasses. Given her age, it’s a wonder she manages to play the organ at all, then again, perhaps that does explain things…

Ben Counting – Church Treasurer
In smart business suit, Ben is always looking to secure gift aid donations and regularly seen with a calculator and financial paper in his hands.

Alta Cleff – Choir Mistress
In floral dress and always with her song sheets to hand, Alta has perfect pitch and is known for spontaneously breaking into song.

Stew Ard – Part of the welcome team
With a friendly handshake and smart casual dress, Stew is usually the first person to greet any new arrivals.

Lena Lesson
 – Sunday School teacher
With a stereotypical school mistress air, Lena is dressed formally and is always checking people with their memory verses.