Under the Big Top
Under the Big Top is an interactive murder mystery party for 12-15 guests (plus one host) published by Freeform Games.
It's 1952 and Bo Bennett's Big Top Bonanza has reached Sarasota, Florida for their final show. With a successful nine month tour behind them, the performers and staff of the Bonanza are making plans for a restful and rewarding off-season. There's just time for one last party...
Under the Big Top is an interactive murder mystery game - much like Freeform Games' other games such as Hollywood Lies and A Dead Man's Chest. Under the Big Top also shares many of the same features - it has the item cards and the ability cards that those games have. (Item cards are used to represent all sorts of things - from jewels and paintings to a bloodied juggling pin... Ability cards, on the other hand, allow the characters to detect secrets find out information about other people.)
Under the Big Top has a number of different plots to keep everyone busy. For example, there is the mystery of the stolen paintings, the missing jewels, INS problems, new circuses to form - and of course a murder to solve.The cast of Under the Big Top includes:
- Bo Bennett: Owner and ringmaster.
- Marvin Mancuso: High wire performer and juggler.
- Burt Butler: Lion tamer.
- Dana West: Floppsy the Clown.
- The Korchencko Brothers: Trapeze artists.
- Stella Sue: Fire-eater.
- Quinn Bones: The human pincushion.
- Roxanne Bones: The Blind Seer.
- Lt. Morgan Caine: Sarasota Police detective.
- And more...
Under the Big Top needs a dedicated host, someone to organise the game. 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.
Under the Big Top is available from Freeform Games and costs £20. To see how much Under the Big Top costs in other currencies, use the converter. (It's pre-set to show how much £20 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.)
For more information about Under the Big Top, click here to download the free introductory pdf file which includes more details - including background, a full cast list, costume guide and invitations. (The file may take a few moments to download.)
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You will be taken to the Freeform Games LLP website - just follow the instructions to purchase Under the Big Top. You will then be emailed the location of the main Under the Big Top pdf files and password (to unlock it) almost immediately. Just download the game, print it out and have a great murder mystery!
By the way, if you don't want to buy the game over the Internet, the introductory pdf file provides details of paying by post.
Disclosure: I am a partner at Freeform Games LLP - feel free to ask me lots of questions!