snow business

Snow Business is an interactive murder mystery party for 10-12 guests (plus one host) published by Freeform Games.

the story

Each winter, the Harrisons and the Perrys ski in the French Alps and always rent the Chalet Flaubert. They hire the whole chalet and bring both families and friends.

The holidays are usually an opportunity to relax and unwind away from the pressures of normal life, but this year is different...

This year, there have been arguments and accidents - and heavy snow has blocked the roads.

Tonight, however, real tragedy has struck.

A few minutes ago, John Morgan was found dead at the foot of the attic steps, his neck broken at an unfortunate angle.

Nobody can leave the chalet; and there is no phone or radio...

Did John fall or was he pushed?

the cast

The cast of Snow Business consists of the following characters:

The Harrisons

  • Harold Harrison: Harold is an accountant and also does the accounts for Bank Farm Stables.
  • Mariella Harrison: Mariella is an expert horsewoman and jointly runs the Bank Farm Stables riding school with her sister Jacqueline. Mariella and Harold are married and have one daughter, Lucy.
  • Lucy Harrison: Lucy is 18 and is taking a year out before going to university in September. She has sprained her wrist skiing.

The Perrys

  • Daniel Perry: Daniel is a celebrated musician and is married to Jacqueline.
  • Jacqueline Perry: Jacqueline is Mariella’s younger sister and business partner at Bank Farm Stables. She is also an expert horsewoman.
  • Jonathon Perry: Jonathon is Daniel and Jacqueline’s son and is currently in his first year at university studying medicine.
  • Travis Perry: Travis is Daniel’s brother and a city lawyer.

Friends, Family and Strangers

  • Amy Morgan: Amy is Harold’s sister. She is a librarian and author of several children’s books.
  • John Morgan: John is Amy’s husband and a software designer.
  • Alex Harvey: Alex is Jacqui and Mariella’s cousin, and Mariella’s best friend. Alex is an ex-show jumper who now does radio commentary for horse events.
  • Robin Fay: Robin is a family friend of the Perry’s. Robin is a pianist, composer and conductor.
  • Jo Robertson and Max Parker: Jo and Max are two skiers stranded at the chalet.
  • Chris Harper: Chris is the chalet host.

Two of these characters are optional - Snow Business plays equally well with ten, eleven or twelve guests.

the details

Snow Business needs a dedicated host, someone to organise the game (in this case playing the part of Chris Harper, the chalet host).

I really enjoy being the host - you know what's going on and can watch your friends scheme and plot and be devious to one another.

how to get Snow Business

Snow Business is available from Freeform Games LLP.

Click here to buy Snow Business for $29.99 USD.

or download the free intro file

Snow Business

For more information about Snow Business, click here to download the free introductory pdf file which includes more details - including background, a full cast list, costume guide and invitations.

Disclosure: I am a partner at Freeform Games - feel free to ask me lots of questions!

Don't know where to start?

Here's my suggested quick route through the site:

Step 1 - Go to Choosing a Game to choose the game that suits your party best.

Step 2 - Review the Tips for Hosts for helpful advice.

Step 3 - If you want to keep up to date with the latest murder mystery game news, click on my What's New page.

Step 4 - Once you've had your party - tell me how it went! Click here to tell me your murder mystery party story.

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