You're asking me why a masquerade party is a great idea?
Well, let me tell you, it's the bees' knees, the cat's meow, the whole enchilada! First of all, who doesn't love a little mystery and intrigue? There's something thrilling about not knowing who's behind the mask. It's like a game of Clue, but with more pizzazz and glamor. Everyone gets to play detective and try to figure out who's who, and that's just the beginning of the fun.
If you love masquerade and enjoy a little Shakespeare then you will love this adventure.
Story: This fabulous murder mystery game revolves around the love story of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. Juliet is set to marry the next day and her father has organised a grand masquerade ball for all the Capulet friends and family. The only problem is that the Montagues have crashed the party. There is is dancing, sword fights, poison and of course love. Sadly, our beautiful Juliet meets a tragic end.
Adult Themes: Drinking of wine, poisoning, a glass of wine is spiked with cocaine.
Costumes: Guests come dressed as any character they like, as long as they wear a mask.
How Do Costumes and Characters Work? To make the game as easy as possible to organise your guests do not need to dress as any particular character. The costume they wear does not affect the character they play in the murder mystery. You allocate the murder mystery characters on the night of the party. This means that if guests are sick and can't make it or extra friends want to come then there is no impact on running the game.
Normal Use: Fundraiser, kids 11+, teenage or adult party.
Group Size: 4 to 8, 2 to 15, 2 to 60, 60 to 120.
Sadly, love will not save us, it will only tear us apart!
Please check if your game is Downloadable or Boxed when you order.
What is the difference between Download and Boxed Games?
Download - You receive the high quality materials electronically. You download and print the materials yourself and save money. Nothing is posted to you.
Boxed - Your game is printed and packaged by us, saving you time and providing the highest quality materials. We post to you anywhere in the world.
What different types of games do you have?
Download - You download and print, nothing is posted to you.
Boxed Game - A pre-printed boxed game is posted to you.
Premium Edition - Interactive, super fun group murder mystery party game for 6 to 120 people. Requires a friend or professional host.
Dinner Edition - Perfect for a small group of 4 to 8 people over dinner. The host can also play.
Virtual Edition - Specially designed to play online over Zoom or Teams etc. Requires a friend or professional host.
Mega Edition - Specially designed for very large groups of greater than 120 people. Requires a friend or professional host.
Theatrical Edition - A scripted murder mystery that is delivered as a performance in front of a group of any number of people. Requires 10 to 20 volunteers.
Time Travel - A non-murder game that takes you to a particular time in history. Requires a friend or professional host.
Kid's Edition - A non-murder game for kids. Requires a friend or professional host.
What is the difference between Dinner Edition and Premium Edition Games?
Premium Edition games are the ultimate in interactive fun. They are a full night of entertainment and require a host (friend or hired) to run them. Your guests work in teams to solve the crime and there is heaps of mingling and sleuthing fun. If you want an amazing night your friends will remember for ever, Murder In A Box Premium Edition games are the way to go.
In a Premium Edition game your guests play the characters in the murder mystery story.
Any event that you want to be amazing
Staff, Christmas, work, birthday party
Super fun party
What you get in a Premium Edition murder mystery game (depending on size):
The Murder In A Box – box (not in download)
15 to 120 electronic invitations to print or email before the event
The Presenter's Handbook
The Full Story
Decoration suggestions sheet
15 to 120+ character name badges
Evidence that is hidden and found
Planning a fantastic party guide book
60 to 120 cryptic clues
The full story
A pair of handcuffs (not in download)
2 props to be used - Such as a secret letter
8 to 18 pens (not in download)
8 to 18 sets of team directions
Information about venue set up
Dinner Edition games are very easy to run. They do not require a hired host and are great to enjoy around a dinner table.
In a Dinner Edition game your guests play investigators that are trying to solve the crime. The characters your guests wear on their badges are not directly mentioned in the story and so you have lots of flexibility with how many people play the game.
Any low key event
Dinner at a restaurant
At work while other things are going on
What you get in a Standard Edition murder mystery game: