yourmoneyoryourlife

Your Money or Your Life! – Large group script

Due to the wrong sort of cobbles on the turnpike, the mail coach makes an extended stay at The Highwayman’s Halt. Unfortunately, whilst the passengers are thus stranded, a long stay guest is murdered and a large sum of money goes missing.

Is it a fellow guest, a staff member or a passenger who is the murderer? Some days it just isn’t safe to see what’s come in the mail!

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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 – Complex male/female relationships.
A murder – violence suggested.
Alcohol Reference – Reference to and/or images of alcoholic beverages.
Comic Mischief – Depictions or dialogue involving slapstick or suggestive humour.
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:

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:

Essential Cast

The Magistrate – The man responsible for solving the crime
Efficient in his own peculiar way, the Magistrate has an unusual method of solving crimes – he involves everyone!

Ned Nickerley – Gentleman rogue
An intelligent man of the world, Ned dresses solely but smartly in black and always seems to have money to spend or, if not money, then assorted valuables such as men’s pocket watches or ladies earrings.

Hubert Saggingsails
 – Jolly innkeeper
Cap’n Hubert dresses and talks like the eye-patched, wooden-eared pirate he used to be before he decided to settle down on dry land.

Alfie Broadbum – Talkative coach driver
The chatty Alfie wears tatty clothes and is constantly searching for more newspapers to push inside them as weatherproofing.

Miss Amelia Ravenblood – Bride to be
Dressed to attract men, Amelia only has one requirement; that her men be perpendicular, male and still breathing.

Doris Thumplightly
 – Frumpy chaperone
Bundled up in layers of clothing and covered in a cape, the ferocious Doris is a young ladies bodyguard and organiser.

Lady Panthea Katt – A refined woman
With puffed sleeves, flowing dresses and plaited tresses, Lady Panthea Katt is somewhat out of place at the Highwayman’s Halt.

9 Cast Game

The Magistrate – The man responsible for solving the crime
Efficient in his own peculiar way, the Magistrate has an unusual method of solving crimes – he involves everyone!

Ned Nickerley – Gentleman rogue
An intelligent man of the world, Ned dresses solely but smartly in black and always seems to have money to spend or, if not money, then assorted valuables such as men’s pocket watches or ladies earrings.

Hubert Saggingsails
 – Jolly innkeeper
Cap’n Hubert dresses and talks like the eye-patched, wooden-eared pirate he used to be before he decided to settle down on dry land.

Alfie Broadbum – Talkative coach driver
The chatty Alfie wears tatty clothes and is constantly searching for more newspapers to push inside them as weatherproofing.

Miss Amelia Ravenblood – Bride to be
Dressed to attract men, Amelia only has one requirement; that her men be perpendicular, male and still breathing.

Doris Thumplightly
 – Frumpy chaperone
Bundled up in layers of clothing and covered in a cape, the ferocious Doris is a young ladies bodyguard and organiser.

Lady Panthea Katt – A refined woman
With puffed sleeves, flowing dresses and plaited tresses, Lady Panthea Katt is somewhat out of place at the Highwayman’s Halt.

Mr Zackary Falsegoldsmith – New money businessman
Zackary is a commoner posing as new middle class, a bread and dripping eater with very deep pockets.

Mrs Abbatissa Falsegoldsmith – Ideas above her station wife
Fiercely protective of her new place in society, Abbatissa has developed a very fine accent, wears lots of fake jewellery including a tiara, and carries an enormous handbag.

11 Cast Game

The Magistrate – The man responsible for solving the crime
Efficient in his own peculiar way, the Magistrate has an unusual method of solving crimes – he involves everyone!

Ned Nickerley – Gentleman rogue
An intelligent man of the world, Ned dresses solely but smartly in black and always seems to have money to spend or, if not money, then assorted valuables such as men’s pocket watches or ladies earrings.

Hubert Saggingsails
 – Jolly innkeeper
Cap’n Hubert dresses and talks like the eye-patched, wooden-eared pirate he used to be before he decided to settle down on dry land.

Alfie Broadbum – Talkative coach driver
The chatty Alfie wears tatty clothes and is constantly searching for more newspapers to push inside them as weatherproofing.

Miss Amelia Ravenblood – Bride to be
Dressed to attract men, Amelia only has one requirement; that her men be perpendicular, male and still breathing.

Doris Thumplightly
 – Frumpy chaperone
Bundled up in layers of clothing and covered in a cape, the ferocious Doris is a young ladies bodyguard and organiser.

Lady Panthea Katt – A refined woman
With puffed sleeves, flowing dresses and plaited tresses, Lady Panthea Katt is somewhat out of place at the Highwayman’s Halt.

Mr Zackary Falsegoldsmith – New money businessman
Zackary is a commoner posing as new middle class, a bread and dripping eater with very deep pockets.

Mrs Abbatissa Falsegoldsmith – Ideas above her station wife
Fiercely protective of her new place in society, Abbatissa has developed a very fine accent, wears lots of fake jewellery including a tiara, and carries an enormous handbag.

Capt Quentin Ramrod – Stiff upper lip, upper class military type
A smart, be-medalled soldier, Ramrod is ever ready to take command in a crisis.

Dolores Saggingsails – Fierce tavern wench
Dolores, the pirate-talking tavern wench, possibly illegally wed to Hubert, wears a fashion eye-patch even though it isn’t needed and shares his obsession with extracting money from paying guests.

13 Cast Game

The Magistrate – The man responsible for solving the crime
Efficient in his own peculiar way, the Magistrate has an unusual method of solving crimes – he involves everyone!

Ned Nickerley – Gentleman rogue
An intelligent man of the world, Ned dresses solely but smartly in black and always seems to have money to spend or, if not money, then assorted valuables such as men’s pocket watches or ladies earrings.

Hubert Saggingsails
 – Jolly innkeeper
Cap’n Hubert dresses and talks like the eye-patched, wooden-eared pirate he used to be before he decided to settle down on dry land.

Alfie Broadbum – Talkative coach driver
The chatty Alfie wears tatty clothes and is constantly searching for more newspapers to push inside them as weatherproofing.

Miss Amelia Ravenblood – Bride to be
Dressed to attract men, Amelia only has one requirement; that her men be perpendicular, male and still breathing.

Doris Thumplightly
 – Frumpy chaperone
Bundled up in layers of clothing and covered in a cape, the ferocious Doris is a young ladies bodyguard and organiser.

Lady Panthea Katt – A refined woman
With puffed sleeves, flowing dresses and plaited tresses, Lady Panthea Katt is somewhat out of place at the Highwayman’s Halt.

Mr Zackary Falsegoldsmith – New money businessman
Zackary is a commoner posing as new middle class, a bread and dripping eater with very deep pockets.

Mrs Abbatissa Falsegoldsmith – Ideas above her station wife
Fiercely protective of her new place in society, Abbatissa has developed a very fine accent, wears lots of fake jewellery including a tiara, and carries an enormous handbag.

Capt Quentin Ramrod – Stiff upper lip, upper class military type
A smart, be-medalled soldier, Ramrod is ever ready to take command in a crisis.

Dolores Saggingsails – Fierce tavern wench
Dolores, the pirate-talking tavern wench, possibly illegally wed to Hubert, wears a fashion eye-patch even though it isn’t needed and shares his obsession with extracting money from paying guests.

Daft Sam – General helper at the Highwayman’s Halt
With straw in his hair and holes in his clothes, Sam comes across as a bit dense but actually has hidden depths, evidenced by his copious note-taking.

Becky Pinchpenny – General maid
A typical short-change expert serving wench with an eye for loose gold coins, Becky is quiet but observant, especially where unattended coins are concerned.