Murder mysteries for team building and private events
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Murder mysteries for team building and private events

Plot Descriptions

Plots descriptionsHow we run our whodunits varies according to how many people they are for and which style you prefer. Some murder mystery plots can be run by just one or two professional actors, some need five or more. Styles vary according to what will work best for your group. Some are participative and provide plenty of opportunities for guests to get involved. Others are more laid back, more “dinner theatre” than “interactive”.

  • For plots for smaller groups, please go here.
  • For plots for medium size groups, go here.
  • For plots for larger groups, go here.

Plot Styles

These are the main plot styles we offer:

Highly Participative
For smaller groups. Everyone is given their own character to play and how much guests join in is very much their own choice. Perfect for team building and as a way of getting people mixing and mingling.

Fairly Participative
For medium and larger groups. People are in teams. One person in each team usually has a character to play. Everyone else does what they can to help their team win: solving any murders, questioning all the suspects and pursuing any other objectives their team has. This style of plot also provides plenty of opportunity for people to circulate, mix and mingle.

Watch The Action
For medium and larger groups. These plots are broken up into different scenes and sections. The sections fit nicely around whatever your group is doing: a presentation dinner, an awards ceremony, a conference, a networking event, etc.

Downloadable
Some of the games we run are available for you to buy, download and run yourselves without us there to supervise anything. Copyright restrictions mean these games are only available for private use: they can’t be run as money-making, commercial events. If you are a pub, restaurant, hotel or corporate event organiser and want to run your own murder mystery evening, contact us and we’ll explain how we can help you with this. If you are a private group and want to arrange a fun murder mystery for your colleagues/friends, then go to our sister site Murder Mystery Games and see what’s on offer.

For more about the different styles, please see our Murder Mystery Types page.

Suitable For Smaller Groups

Braithwaite’s Will

Numbers: 20-250. Style: Highly Participative or Watch The Action. “It was on this day in 1926 that Lord Braithwaite died…Read more

Cudham Riding Club

Numbers: 14-40. Style: Highly Participative and Downloadable. Nothing bad ever happens in Cudham…Read more

Farthingay Manor

Numbers: 6. Style: Highly Participative and Downloadable. It’s 1924 and a group of people have been invited to spend the weekend in an English country house…Read more

Finding Nessie

Numbers: 10-20. Style: Highly Participative. The Loch Ness Monster has been captured and is up for sale. The news makes…Read more

Hamley’s Bank

Numbers: 6-20. Style: Highly Participative. A top City bank is rocked by scandal when £1 billion “disappears” from its accounts…Read more

Murder Aboard

Numbers: 7-16. Style: Highly Participative and Downloadable. Low morals on the high seas as a trip on a luxury yacht takes…Read more

Murder Stories

Numbers: 10-250. Style: Watch The Action. The simplest of all our murder mystery formats. Two absorbing murder mystery tales…Read more

Sherlock’s First Case

Numbers: 20-250. Style: Highly Participative or Fairly Participative. Our Sherlock Holmes murder mystery is set in 1887 when Queen Victoria…Read more

The Auction

Numbers: 12-40. Style: Highly Participative and Downloadable. Rich folks and relatives gather when a deceased old lady’s prize possessions are up for auction…Read more

The Final Curtain

Numbers: 7-20. Style: Highly Participative and Downloadable. Lead actor Vincent Royle isn’t pretending when he dies onstage during a performance…Read more

The Last Gasp

Numbers: 14-40. Style: Highly Participative and Downloadable. The wicked Earl of Coddingham is throwing a farewell party…Read more

The Reading of the Will

Numbers: 6-8. Style: Highly Participative and Downloadable. A murder takes place inside a locked bathroom. How did the murderer get in? …Read more

Who Killed Father Christmas?

Numbers: 15-250. Style: Highly Participative or Fairly Participative. The perfect way to brighten up any Christmas party. In Who Killed…Read more

Wrench Horror

Numbers: 20-50. Style: Highly Participative. Remember those creaky old B-movies where vampires sucked, virgins screamed and Van Helsing did strange…Read more

Suitable For Medium Groups

Bad Blood at Bugsy’s

Numbers: 25-250. Style: Watch The Action. Chicago, 1928 and we’re at Bugsy’s “Peace and Fellowship Temperance Club”. O.K., it’s a…Read more

Banquet of Blood

Numbers: 25-250. Style: Watch The Action. You are a guest at a very special medieval event. Count Schloss is having…Read more

Braithwaite’s Will

Numbers: 20-250. Style: Highly Participative or Watch The Action. “It was on this day in 1926 that Lord Braithwaite died…Read more

Cudham Riding Club

Numbers: 14-40. Style: Highly Participative and Downloadable. Nothing bad ever happens in Cudham…Read more

Death By Numbers

Numbers: 25-250. Style: Bespoke. It is 1892. The Prime Minister, Archibald Primrose, has agreed to join the distinguished industrialist and…Read more

Dinner With The Ambassador

Numbers: 25-250. Style: Watch The Action. You are a guest at a very special event. The British ambassador in Ruritania…Read more

High Society

Numbers: 40-250. Style: Fairly Participative. Toffs, nobs, lords, ladies, the ultra-rich, sudden death and several tempestuous love-affairs: all you need…Read more

Improv Whodunit

Numbers: 25-250. Style: Watch The Action. “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” meets Agatha Christie in this highly original, highly adaptable…Read more

Last Orders

Numbers: 25-250. Style: Watch The Action. It’s the opening night for Le Coq d’Or: an exciting, glitzy new restaurant where…Read more

Murder At The Castle

Numbers: 40-250. Style: Fairly Participative. Lord Berkley has invited you to a grand feast at his castle. You will be…Read more

Murder At The Golf Club

Numbers: 20-250. Style: Highly Participative or Fairly Participative. A blend of P.G. Wodehouse, Noel Coward and Agatha Christie, this 1920s…Read more

Murder On The Orient Express

Numbers: 20-30. Style: Highly Participative In June 1914, a group of travellers is fleeing the onset of war in the…Read more

Murder Stories

Numbers: 10-250. Style: Watch The Action. The simplest of all our murder mystery formats. Two absorbing murder mystery tales…Read more

Office Murder

Numbers: 40-250. Style: Fairly Participative. O.R. International is a company that apparently can do no wrong. Its area of business…Read more

Sherlock’s First Case

Numbers: 20-250. Style: Highly Participative or Fairly Participative. Our Sherlock Holmes murder mystery is set in 1887 when Queen Victoria…Read more

Shotgun Wedding

Numbers: 25-250. Style: Fairly Participative or Watch The Action. Before the congregation has left the church, the vicar has been…Read more

St. Cakes

Numbers: 25-250. Style: Fairly Participative and Downloadable. Be a pupil or teacher at this year’s St. Cakes School Founder’s Day celebration…Read more

The Auction

Numbers: 12-40. Style: Highly Participative and Downloadable. Rich folks and relatives gather when a deceased old lady’s prize possessions are up for auction…Read more

The GRiT Awards

Numbers: 40-250. Style: Fairly Participative. The year is 1977. Flares flap and hot pants hug as you and your colleagues…Read more

The Last Gasp

Numbers: 14-40. Style: Highly Participative and Downloadable. The wicked Earl of Coddingham is throwing a farewell party…Read more

Who Killed Father Christmas?

Numbers: 15-250. Style: Highly Participative or Fairly Participative. The perfect way to brighten up any Christmas party. In Who Killed…Read more

Wrench Horror

Numbers: 20-50. Style: Highly Participative. Remember those creaky old B-movies where vampires sucked, virgins screamed and Van Helsing did strange…Read more

Suitable For Larger Groups

Bad Blood at Bugsy’s

Numbers: 25-250. Style: Watch The Action. Chicago, 1928 and we’re at Bugsy’s “Peace and Fellowship Temperance Club”. O.K., it’s a…Read more

Banquet of Blood

Numbers: 25-250. Style: Watch The Action. You are a guest at a very special medieval event. Count Schloss is having…Read more

Braithwaite’s Will

Numbers: 20-250. Style: Highly Participative or Watch The Action. “It was on this day in 1926 that Lord Braithwaite died…Read more

Death By Numbers

Numbers: 25-250. Style: Bespoke. It is 1892. The Prime Minister, Archibald Primrose, has agreed to join the distinguished industrialist and…Read more

Dinner With The Ambassador

Numbers: 25-250. Style: Watch The Action. You are a guest at a very special event. The British ambassador in Ruritania…Read more

High Society

Numbers: 40-250. Style: Fairly Participative. Toffs, nobs, lords, ladies, the ultra-rich, sudden death and several tempestuous love-affairs: all you need…Read more

Improv Whodunit

Numbers: 25-250. Style: Watch The Action. “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” meets Agatha Christie in this highly original, highly adaptable…Read more

Last Orders

Numbers: 25-250. Style: Watch The Action. It’s the opening night for Le Coq d’Or: an exciting, glitzy new restaurant where…Read more

Murder At The Castle

Numbers: 40-250. Style: Fairly Participative. Lord Berkley has invited you to a grand feast at his castle. You will be…Read more

Murder At The Golf Club

Numbers: 20-250. Style: Highly Participative or Fairly Participative. A blend of P.G. Wodehouse, Noel Coward and Agatha Christie, this 1920s…Read more

Murder Stories

Numbers: 10-250. Style: Watch The Action. The simplest of all our murder mystery formats. Two absorbing murder mystery tales…Read more

Office Murder

Numbers: 40-250. Style: Fairly Participative. O.R. International is a company that apparently can do no wrong. Its area of business…Read more

Sherlock’s First Case

Numbers: 20-250. Style: Highly Participative or Fairly Participative. Our Sherlock Holmes murder mystery is set in 1887 when Queen Victoria…Read more

Shotgun Wedding

Numbers: 25-250. Style: Fairly Participative or Watch The Action. Before the congregation has left the church, the vicar has been…Read more

The GRiT Awards

Numbers: 40-250. Style: Fairly Participative. The year is 1977. Flares flap and hot pants hug as you and your colleagues…Read more

Who Killed Father Christmas?

Numbers: 15-250. Style: Highly Participative or Fairly Participative. The perfect way to brighten up any Christmas party. In Who Killed…Read more

Wrench Horror

Numbers: 20-50. Style: Highly Participative. Remember those creaky old B-movies where vampires sucked, virgins screamed and Van Helsing did strange…Read more