'Murder at the Dunmore Lodge (6 Character Version)' Synopsis
The weather service predicted a record snowfall and, for once, they were right. Thirty six inches of snow has fallen in the last 24 hours and it is still snowing. To make matters worse two separate avalanches have wiped out the eastern and western arms bridges.
The only sign of civilization between the two bridges is the historic Dunmore Lodge, once a grand old Lodge catering to the elite of society it is now little more than a glorified bed and breakfast. But now this Lodge has suddenly become the difference between life and death for anyone trapped between the two bridges.
One by one the newly stranded begin arriving at the Dunmore and snatching up the wealth of available rooms. The most famous of the stranded guests is Senator Alexander Khun who was on his way to Washington D.C. to announce his intention to run for President. But the following morning Senator Khun is found with a knife in his chest, very much dead. Two realizations come very quickly to the minds of the remaining guests: the murderer must be someone at the hotel and, thanks to the ongoing storm and impassable bridges, they are all trapped there with him ... or is it her?
This game is meant to be acted out like a Dinner Theatre if front of any number of guests. Whether it is actually done as a dinner theatre or in a more informal party setting is entirely up to the discretion of the host. The game setting is a quaint country Lodge in Vermont, far removed from any urban center.
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Registration is free, but you will need to purchase to see the materials:
- Host Instructions
- Guest Instructions
- Character Descriptions
- Character Motives
- Game Clues
- Print-able Invitations
- Email-able Invitations
- Invitation Tracking
- Name Tags
- Pre-Game Clues
- Suggested Recipes
- Tips from Other Hosts
- Bulk Emailing Tools
- Scripts (Large Group Games Only)
- Cast Materials (Large Group Games Only)
Team-Building Features (Available only in Team Building version)
- Facilitator's Instructions
- Team Assignments Tools
- Team Building Activities
- Table Tents
- Team Building Tips and Suggestions
- Questionnaires and Team Review Tools
These games are designed specifically for adults. They may contain adult language and/or adult relationships.
These games are for the serious sleuth. Plot twists and complicated motives are typical in these games.
Male and Female
Male and Female
This game is designed to include male and female guests.
These games are based on the popular murder mystery games design where all players are suspects and everyone tries to solve the crime. You will want to try to match the number of guests with the number of characters. These games are often played in a dinner party setting.
This game requires some or all guests/cast members to read from a script. The script will reveal key elements of the mystery. Generally the script is used to provide a framework for dialogue and is not to required to be memorized and read word for word. Games with scripts will often have casts and are commonly used in our large group games. Click here to see how the large group murder mystery games are played.
The large group murder games are designed for parties with 15 or more guests. These games are ideal for corporate events or large personal parties. You'll need to provide 6-8 people willing to take part in the mystery as the primary suspects, victim(s), detective and killer. They'll have full knowledge of the script, which means they'll know whodunit. The rest of your guests will take on the role of detective and it will be their job to solve the case. Essentially, everyone will have a crucial part in the mystery.
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