The inspector/facilitator role is essential for the game to work. He/she facilitates the entire evening.
The other characters can be taken from the audience and briefed before game play starts, OR you can select a group to play your suspects in advance of the night and give them time to get fluent in their roles and answers.
The rest of the guests are fully included in the game as they’ll be asking questions throughout the night.
Father Christmas – The one responsible for solving the crime
Efficient in his own peculiar way, Father Christmas has an unusual method of solving crimes – he involves everyone!
Sean Sallizay – French ambassador
A real smoothy, Sean Sallizay is a ladies man, very vain and a fine dresser – at least he thinks so!
Lacey Smalls – Canadian ambassador
A fine, handsome woman and a real country girl with a major interest in saving the planet.
Baron don Bergemeister – German ambassador
A traditional fun-loving, thigh-slapping German, he loves wearing lederhosen, drinking steins of beer and eating sauerkraut and sausages. Indeed, if he were to wear a red suit he could possibly even pass for Father Christmas himself.
May Kin Cheepi – Chinese ambassador
Petite, smart, and a very highly strung lady, May Kin Cheepi has an interesting way with the English language and a love of intoxicating perfume.
Bud Weiser – American ambassador
Loud, brash, suited and booted motormouth with a foul temper, Bud Weiser is actually very shy (particularly with women) and hides behind this loud façade.
Pasha Mina – Russian ambassador
Stunningly attractive and knows it. Pasha Mina wins more business contracts through her looks than her negotiating skills.
Additional characters in the 9 cast game:
Joey Fosters – Australian ambassador
A typical Aussie, always with a beer in his hand, shorts and T-shirt whatever the weather and a crass pick-up line for a girl, although his winning smile nearly always wins them over.
Maggie Hatchet – British ambassador
A hard line, hard-nosed ex-politician with a low tolerance level for the stupid, Maggie prefers to remain professional and always wears a smart business suit to any gathering.
Additional characters in the 11 cast game:
Kari Mebagsson – Norwegian ambassador
A quiet and unassuming man and something of a gentle giant. Dressed all in black he has a presence that ensures everyone listens when he speaks.
Suni Wokman – Japanese ambassador
Studious and serious, Suni Wokman dresses plainly and sensibly.
Additional characters in the 13 cast game:
Winston Loosum – African ambassador
A thoroughly modern African gentleman with a smart suit, some smart words and a massive laugh which he only uses for his own unbelievably bad jokes.
Madhur Zahatta – Indian ambassador
A typical, highly excitable Indian woman that dresses in updated traditional styles that reflect the growing influence of Bollywood.