youonlydieonce

You Only Die Once – Large group script

After many years of exemplary service M (the head of MI 6) is retiring. And what a bash it is! Friends, colleagues, and even criminal masterminds have put in an appearance. In fact, it would be safe to say that everyone who is anyone is there to see he gets a good send off.

Well, everyone that is except Roger Damsels, 006 ¾, MI 6’s top secret agent. When a search is undertaken for the celebrated spy, he is discovered dead in his room, leaving M with one last crime to solve before he can retire.

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This Game is Rated:

Teen

This game contains:

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

Including:
Sexual Themes – Depictions of two-timing relationships (though no references to sexual relationships.)
A murder – violence suggested.
Alcohol Reference – Reference to and/or images of alcoholic beverages.
Drug Reference – Reference to caffeine tablets.
Comic Mischief – Depictions or dialogue involving slapstick or suggestive humor.
Suggestive Themes – Mild provocative references or materials and sexual innuendo.

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

Reviews:

2 reviews for You Only Die Once – Large group script

  1. Happy Customer

    Great fundraiser night , we sold out in 3 days of tickets on sale, restaurant was full to their capacity of 100 people and the staff coped marvellously, It was lots of fun, from the rehearsing, the preparing the venue to the night itself, pictures are on Red herring Facebook page. We are already being asked what next years fundraiser will be. We will maybe in association with Thomsons holidays, do our next murder mystery fundraising night for holidaymakers in May, that is how confident we are that the nights work !!Thomsons support our charity here in Fethiye Turkey and raise money for us here More information about our charity can be found on Facebook, FIG page here if anyone would like to support us https://www.f-acebook.com/gro-ups/16739697996-0235/

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How it works:

How a large group 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.

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:

– Retiring head of MI 6 and the one responsible for solving the crime
Efficient in his own peculiar way, M has an unusual method of solving crimes – he involves everyone!

Gold Thumb – The man with the Midas touch
Dripping in gold accessories and expensive clothing, Gold Thumb probably carries more carat than cash.

Kitty With-Claws – A pussy cat you wouldn’t want to mess with
This well dressed beauty is more than equipped to kill any would be suitor.

Scaryminger – The man with the golden bum
Living on a desert island, Scaryminger is always able to perfect his all over tan, right to his third nipple.

Cuttlefishy – More than a sweet distraction
With floaty dresses and serene expression you could be mistaken into thinking Cuttlefishy was an easy catch.

Ernst FuzzyFelt – The man with the white cat
Despite his keen love of white felines, Ernst’s dark suit never even carries a hair.

Miss Penny Farthing – Secretary
In business suit, or undercover, Miss Penny Farthing has never yet succumbed to any spy’s advances.