It’s the 1st Annual Deadwood Poker Tournament Party! For weeks, people have been pouring into the small western town of Deadwood for the biggest poker tournament this side of the Mississippi. From outlaws to marshals and saloon girls to southern belles, everyone has made this small western frontier town the place to be. Normal Use:Fundraiser, kids 11+, teenage or adult party. Group Size:20 to 60+ Setting:The Deadwood Saloon in the town of Deadwood in the American Wild West 1837. Costumes:Guests come dressed as a cowboy, Indian brave/chief, townie, law keeper, outlaw, saloon girl, madam or any Wild West character.More info on costumes go to our sister website www.thecostumepartyshop.com.au Background:We are celebrating the 5th Anniversary Poker Tournament of Deadwood. The Story:As the festivities of the poker tournament conclude, a celebration party is planned at the Deadwood Saloon to award the prize money for the tournament and to celebrate what is hoping to be a very financially successful venture for the saloon. With a smattering of bandits, bankers, saloon girls, sheriffs, gamblers, east coast debutantes, and of course a few of the locals, this is guaranteed to make for a very interesting evening indeed..
You would be a fool to miss this celebration!
How to Play
Step One GUESTS ARRIVE AT PARTY IN CHARACTER Each guest receives a detailed character description in their invitation along with some background information on the party.
Step Two HOST READS AN INTRODUCTION TO THE PARTY This explains how the night is to proceed.
Step Three GUESTS RECEIVE A PREPARED ENVELOPE WITH INFORMATION AND OBJECTIVES Guests start mingling and verbally sleuthing as they enjoy the party.
Step Four MURDER OCCURS!!!
Step Five INVESTIGATOR READS A SHORT SYNOPSIS OF HOW TO PROCEED Guests get more info and objectives and continue sleuthing as party continues.
Step Six INVESTIGATOR PRESENTS EVIDENCE Guests review evidence before making final accusations.
Step Seven HOST HANDS OUT ACCUSATION SHEETS Guests guess the murderer and vote for best dressed, best acting, etc.
Step Eight MURDERER IS REVEALED! Investigator reads explanation and host hands out awards.
That's it! No pencils. No scripts. No complicated process. And a "real live murder" at the party! The murder is solved by mingling and sleuthing, allowing everyone to participate fully to the extent that they feel comfortable doing so. This sets the stage for much spontaneity and insures every party is kept lively!
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