Trouble at St Teresa’s

The traditional annual get together of St. Teresa’s Church in the bustling village of Tribley is about to begin. Unfortunately it looks likely to be ruined by rivalry among the clergy and church members. This culminates in the apparently accidental killing of a key member of the congregation… but was it an accident? And who, perhaps, was the intended victim? And which of them is the killer?

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This Game is Rated:

Teen

This game contains:

Content that may be suitable for ages 13 and older.

Including:
Murder – One murder occurs pre-game and one during the game.
Relationships – Being “interested” in someone romantically is discussed.

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

Reviews:

Sample:

How it works:

How do skit and clue scripts work?

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.

How does a “download and print at home” kit work?

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

How does a “Pre-printed box set” work?

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:

Revd Tim Idd – Vicar of St. Teresa’s, Tribley.
In late middle age, vague and lacking in confidence, Tim is a stereotypical vicar. Slightly stooping and bespectacled, he speaks hesitantly with a sympathetic smile and constantly uncertain manner.

Revd Penny Counter – Curate at St Teresa’s.
Young, pushy and business-like, Penny is a force to be reckoned with. She speaks forcefully and wears a smart, fashionable business suit and high heels with her clerical shirt.

Flora Polish – Church cleaner.
Mildly eccentric, Flora is always dressed in chunky shoes, a floral dress or skirt and a large apron.

Anita Telliew – Church gossip, engaged to Mike Stand.
Anita is one of the younger members of an elderly congregation and likes to be seen as attractive and desirable. She is known as the church gossip and it doesn’t worry her at all if the gossip is rather malicious.

Mike Stand – Church warden with responsibility for the sound system.
Middle-aged, but with the enthusiasm of a teenager, Mike is keen to show that he understands young people and has fully embraced modern trends and technology.

Miss Spent – Elderly member of the congregation.
Smartly and soberly dressed, with unobtrusive jewellery and low heels. She is slightly deaf and has to strain to hear what is said, but would deny that with her dying breath.

Mick Taker – Younger member of the congregation.
As he describes himself, Mick is the ‘token yoof’ – the kind of new member that Penny thinks St. Teresa’s should be trying to attract – and he exploits this status for his own amusement.

D. I. Graysells – The detective sent to solve the crime.
With a strong belief in the power of the mind to fathom out crimes, D. I. Graysells likes to involve as many minds as possible in solving his cases.