A Timeless Tale of Treachery and Treason in a Kingdom Far, Far Away
Normal Use: Fundraiser, kids 11+, teenage or adult party. Group Size: 20 to 60+ Setting: At the castle in the kingdom of Happily Ever After Costumes: Guests come as a Prince, Cinderella, Cinderella's Stepsister, Snow White, Jasmin, Aladdin, Little Red Riding Hood, Big Bad Wolf, Dwarf, Woodcutter, Little Pig, Hansel, Gretel, Beauty, Beast. More info on costumes go to our sister website www.thecostumepartyshop.com.au The Story: After the mysterious disappearance of Cinderella, Prince Charming is throwing a ball to find a new bride. Some of the Kingdom residents question how the prince could move on so quickly, while others are jumping at the chance to earn their spot as the new princess in the castle. As the evening escalates, a killing occurs in the palace leaving you to write the final chapter. Will you finger the fairy godmother whose magic cannot give her the outcome she desires? The prince who has used his riches to alienate others? A devious dwarf who may know too much? Or perhaps a pouting princess who is plotting to win the heart of Prince Charming. In a kingdom where jealousy, betrayal and deception are common story lines, it will be up to you to find the felon so that everyone can live happily ever after.
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, 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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