Whodunit? Any advice?

by Nesa

I was wondering if you could help with ideas for a corporate mystery event. Or even just give me websites or links that might help?

We would like to arrange a "Whodunit" mystery for our department.

The scenario will be: The mid-year function kitty/budget went missing. People within the department are randomly drawn into groups of say 5-8 people who then need to create their own Investigation firms and try and solve the mystery.

The idea is that we give them fictional capital that they need to use. Eg we'll set up a corrupt police officer who will sell them clues. They can also approach other firms for clues. The team who solves the crime first will win and the team who has the most money left will get a bonus prize (they will not know this beforehand)

The problem: We need to create a storyline for the lost money and the robber. The storyline must make sense. Then we need to provide clues that are not too easy and will require some time to figure out. Ideally we want the competition to run about a month.

Any ideas? Input? Suggestions?
Most of the ideas I find are on murder mysteries, but not robberies.

Anything will be of help.

Thanks for your time.

My response:

I suggest that you contact either Inspector Jack Pachuta (if you're in the USA) or Initiative Unlimited (if you're in the UK) as they are both professional party organisers and can help you with something like this. (From their point of view, a robbery and a murder are basically the same - you have a crime, a victim, clues, and a criminal with means, motive and opportunity.)

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