A murder mystery game set at a family reunion
Fame, Money and MurderWhen Ed Dockafeller died, he left a will stating that each of his 5 children would only receive their share of his billions if they had done various things. His son Nathan has been murdered. Who killed him and who will inherit the millions?
This is a very flexible murder mystery with only 8 suspects. It is perfect for a party where you are not exactly sure how many guests will turn up.
When Ed Dockafeller died, he left a will stating that each of his five children would only receive their share of his billions if they had married, contributed something significant to the world, and moved to a country town by midnight tonight. In their quest to achieve these stipulations, a lot has happened. Ed’s eldest son Nathan Dockafeller (also known as “nasty Nathan”) has been found dead.
As they tick away the hours before midnight, the children and their new partners have come together for a family meeting at their father’s Arizona ranch.
Now they will find out which of them killed Nathan and which ones are going to get a share of the money.
The people present are:
Duncan Dockafeller (brother) I’m a world famous boxer. My name’s Duncan and so the media call me “Dunk-Them Dock – A – Fella” because of my mean left hook. Dress suggestions: Wear boxer shorts, a towel around your neck, body oil (so you look sweaty). Don a fancy cape and some boxing gloves. Add a few bandages and a black eye.
Polly Darton (Duncan’s fiancée) I’m a famous country and western singer from Tennessee. I also write a lot of my own songs. My family call me “Jolly Polly” because I’m always laughin’ and carrying on. Dress suggestions: Wear a long blonde wig, cowgirl boots, flannelette check shirt, leather jacket complete with tassels and a broad leather hat. And wear a large bra with lots of socks for extra padding.
Serina Dockafeller (sister) I teach belly dancing. I learnt it during a trip to Athens years ago. Belly dancing and smashing plates seemed great ways to de-stress. And the belly dancing has the side benefit of toning my tummy. Dress suggestions: Dress a bit like the lady in “I Dream of Genie” – baggy trousers and a top which shows your belly. Add some veils on your head and lots of jewellery.
Tommy Whip (Serina’s husband) I’m a world-class jockey. I was recently accused of race-fixing but I was proved innocent. Dress suggestions: Wear a jockey’s cap and check shirt. Carry a little whip. Paste a number on your shirt and cap. Wear boots that make you taller.
Magnus Dockafeller (brother) I’m a scientist. Recently I published evidence proving that I’ve discovered a cure for skin cancer. Before I started my research, I spent a lot of time cruising around the world on a friend’s yacht. I started to think seriously about skin cancer while I was lounging around the deck. Dress suggestions: Wear the classic white laboratory coat of a scientist and maybe carry some test tubes.
Pebbles (Magnus’ wife) I’m a comedian. I spend all my time in a Neolithic age. I like telling jokes about rocks, because you can accuse rocks of anything you like. It’s politically correct, although a bit crushing for rock emotions. Dress suggestions: Dress a bit like Pebbles from the “Flintstones” or like a cave girl. To do this, wear lambswool seat covers or the sheepskin mat or any other hide you can find. Have your hair tied up high with a bone through it. Carry some rocks.
Cynthia Dockafeller (sister) I’m very shy. My therapist described me as a paranoid agoraphobic. Until recently I’ve spent all my time at home working as a proof reader for a legal publisher. But I have a secret talent. Dress suggestions: Dress in conservative 50’s style clothes. Wear mirrored or dark sunglasses that you can hide behind. Maybe bring a beloved pet with you (eg a toy cat or dog). Chew a pencil.
Charles Concerto (Cynthia’s husband) I’m the conductor of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra. I also have a passion for turtles and I have twenty of them as pets. I’ve converted the bath tub into a turtle tank. Dress suggestions: If possible, dress in a black tuxedo with tails or similar. Maybe carry a baton (or a white chopstick) and some sheet music.
Game Versions Available
Small Standard format: 08 – 17 guests – US$24.95
Small Play format: 17 – 30 guests – US$29.95
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