Multi-room (or multi-location) Murder Mystery game set

by Doug Wilson
(Glasgow, Scotland)

I am looking for ideas/recommendations for a script on the site I can buy which would work as a multi-room (or multi-location) Murder Mystery game set for a workplace team building event.

Background:

Our workplace has 25 people. Every year at Christmas we have an afternoon / evening where we do an 'activity' followed by dinner and drinks.

For this year's activity I'd like to host a Murder Mystery using different locations - office rooms and nearby coffee shops and bars.

The general idea involves the workforce being divided into five teams of four people, leaving five others to act as characters in the story.

At the beginning of the afternoon, a scene is set based on the script, outlining that a murder has been committed.

The teams are tasked with visiting 5 different locations to interview the characters - I imagine this will include 1 victim, 1 murderer

Teams are given 15-20 mins at each location to interview the characters.

After each team has visited all five locations, they must return to the initial briefing point and submit their team's guesses in secret on who was the victim, who was the murderer, and potentially 'why', 'how', and 'where' the murder took place.

After all guesses are submitted in secret, they will be read aloud. The 'cast' will then reveal (or act out) the truth and a team (or teams) will be crowned winner.

I feel like it's a solid plan, but after a little research I don't know if there are scripts or game sets out there that would support it...

The organisers don't feel we have the time (or the creative brainpower!) to concoct a complex story which is tight enough to hold up under scrutiny! Thanks in advance - all ideas welcome.

My response:

Wow, that's quite a detailed requirement. Inevitably I don't know of anything that exactly fits those requirements (the parties here are targetted at people wanting to run them at home).

However, you might want to look at the Mysteries-on-the-Net games, as you might be able to adapt one of those as they do involve interviewing the suspects to determine the murderer.

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