The Auction is a modern-day interactive murder mystery game for 12 to 40 guests, published by Murder Mystery Games Ltd.
At The Auction you will find yourself in a fascinating murder mystery of double-dealing, bribery and blackmail. You will be in the middle of the action and it will be up to you to wheel and deal with the other guests. Can you outbid the opposition, keep your secrets hidden and unmask the murderer? It's up to you.
The Auction - an interactive Murder Mystery Game
Following the suspicious death of Baroness Audry von Munchen, the fabulous von Munchen relics are being auctioned off. In the absence of a legal heir, the proceeds are to go to her favourite charity - unless a claimant comes forward. What is the truth behind the Baroness' death? Who will buy the von Munchen relics? Find out at The Auction.
The Auction typically runs for two to four hours. It is often played over a meal - a finger buffet if possible to allow guests to circulate and talk in private.
You can download a free introductory file from the Murder Mystery Games website that contains a list of all the guests, an invitation to send out to your guests, a copy of "Yesterday's News," the antique dealer's magazine - plus details of how to pay.
How The Auction Works
Unlike most boxed murder mystery games, The Auction lets you decide how you are going to solve the mystery and achieve your objectives. You will choose who to talk to, and what to ask them.
On the evening, the guests are met by the organiser, Freddie Farr, the solicitor acting for the late Baroness. They then receive their detailed backgrounds - including dark secrets, objectives and money. When everyone has arrived the Baroness' will is read out. The fun then begins as everyone questions, bribes and blackmails each other. Everyone is trying to find out who murdered the Baroness, but they also have other objectives - and they decide how achieve them! This is followed by the auction itself, when everyone competes against each other in a flurry of bidding. Finally, everyone has the chance to make their accusations of who killed the Baroness before Inspector Clu d'Eau reveals all.
Lord, Lady, butler, priest and even a spy - characters of all sorts are drawn to The Auction. Who will you be?
Purchasing The Auction
The Auction is available from Murder Mystery Games Ltd and costs £29.99. To see how much The Auction costs in other currencies, use the converter. (It's pre-set to show how much £29.99 costs in US dollars - however please note that the exact amount will depend on the exact exchange rate at the time you buy and also the commission charged by your credit card.)
Purchasing The Auction is simple. Connect to the Murder Mystery Games Ltd website and follow the instructions! You will then receive information on how to download the main file almost immediately. Just download the game, print it out and have a great murder mystery!
And please remember that if you buy The Auction, you are buying it from Murder Mystery Games Ltd (the publishers). Don't forget to read their terms of trade.