A Clueless Murder

An evening filled with murder and mystery as you mourn the late Mr. Boddy.

A known millionaire, Mr. Boddy is a man of great wealth, some of which you hope to gain in inheritance — but only if you are brave enough to attend the reading of his will. For while foul play was indicated in his death, the killer has yet to be brought to justice… and is likely to strike again!

Was it Mrs. White in the conservatory with the candlestick?
Colonel Mustard in the kitchen with the cleaver?
Or perhaps Professor Plum in the parlor with the poison?

As one of the deceased’s confidants or family members, it is your help that is needed to piece together his mystifying death, all the while avoiding being the victim of yet another murder at the will reading.

Use caution in considering your involvement in this gathering, for as likely as it is that you will walk away with a great deal of inheritance, you are just as likely to not walk out at all!

 

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SPECIAL NOTE: A Clueless Murder is a mystery adapted from another Night of Mystery party — Murder of a Millionaire. DO NOT PURCHASE if you have played Murder of a Millionaire.

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Guest Info

Guest Breakdown

With 20-80 guests: 6+ males, 8+ females, 6 gender neutral.

With 15-20 guests: 6 males, 7-8 females, 2-6 gender-neutral.

With 10-15 guests: 4-5 males, 5-6 females, 1-4 gender-neutral.

With 8-12 guests: 3 males, 4-5 females, 1-4 gender-neutral.

With 6-8 guests: 3 males, 3 females, 0-2 gender-neutral.

 

* The upgrade is only able to upgrade the 15-20 guest version to the 20-80 guest version. The upgrade DOES NOT work with any other size of party.

** There is NO CLEAN version.

The Cast

*Note that the cast listed below is provided only to give an idea of the types of roles available, and not presented in any order relevant to the plot. Not all cast members are included in every version.

  • Miss Scarlet

    Mr. Boddy's Ex-Wife

    As fiery and feisty as her name suggests, this man-izing ex-wife and business partner of the late Mr. Boddy has had her flings over the years, but can anyone ever really replace her first true love?

  • Mrs. Peacock

    Mr. Boddy's Widow

    As Mr. Boddy’s current wife and mother of his three children, Mrs. Peacock has proven more than once you can’t cage a free bird.

  • Colonel Mustard

    Mr. Boddy's Closest Friend

    Appearing out of nowhere, Mr. Boddy’s long lost friend has come to honor his confidant’s memory, while others question the colonel’s hidden agenda.

  • Yvette

    Maid

    Her service over the years is something that she feels MUST be rewarded.

  • Monsieur Gray

    Chauffeur

    Born and raised at Mystery Manor, Monsieur Gray’s parents were the maid and butler for the Boddy family. Moody and unassuming, Monsieur Gray isn’t expecting much from Mr. Boddy, for that is what he felt he got through all the years.

  • Madame Rose

    Mr. Boddy's Sister

    Madame Rose has been living off of Mr. Boddy’s wealth for years. Can the Madame afford her lifestyle now that Mr. Boddy is gone? Or will it only improve…

  • Lady Lavender

    Mr. Boddy's Eldest Daughter

  • Ms. Teal

    Mr. Boddy’s Daughter

  • Mrs. White

    Mr. Boddy’s Daughter

  • Mr. White

    Mr. Boddy’s Son-In-Law

  • Pierre Pink

    Mr. Boddy's Nephew

  • Dr. Orchid

    Family Psychologist

  • Mr. Black

    Butler

  • Chef Tangerine

    Cook

  • Professor Plum

    Attorney

  • Ron Burgundy

    Pool Boy

  • Officer Indigo

    Detective

  • Miss Peach

    Personal Assistant

  • Reverend Green

    Accountant

  • Sam Silver

    Art Buyer

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Miss Scarlet – Mr. Boddy’s Ex-wife. As fiery and feisty as her name suggests, Mr. Boddy’s man-izing ex-wife and business partner has had her flings over the years, but can anyone ever really replace her first true love?

Mrs. Peacock – Mr. Boddy’s Widow. As Mr. Boddy’s current wife and mother of his three children, Mrs. Peacock has proven more than once you can’t cage a free bird.

Lady Lavender – Mr. Boddy’s Eldest Daughter. Lady Lavender was daddy’s little girl, but as she got older, the “Lady” didn’t always do as daddy would have liked.

Mrs. White – Mr. Boddy’s Daughter. The oldest of the twins, Mrs. White tried to gain daddy’s attention and affection by marrying the perfect male heir – Mr. White!

Mr. White – Mr. Boddy’s Son-In-Law. Upon marriage, Mr. White was accepted into the family business and he has been moving up the ranks quickly ever since. Could he have wanted more from Mr. Boddy than the union to his daughter?

Tanya Teal – Mr. Boddy’s Daughter. The youngest of Mr. Boddy’s twin daughters, tenacious older teen has been stirring up family trouble since birth.

Madame Rose – Mr. Boddy’s Sister. Madame Rose has been living off of Mr. Boddy’s wealth for years. Can the Madame afford her lifestyle now that Mr. Boddy is gone? Or will it only improve…

Pierre Pink – Mr. Boddy’s Nephew. Pierre Pink is expecting to inherent millions–is he as misguided as the color he was named after?

Dr. Orchid – Family Psychologist. The secrets Dr. Orchid knows are on the most personal and intimate level… feelings that some may kill for!

Mr. Black – Butler. As Mr. Boddy’s devoted personal servant for over twenty years, there is little that Mr. Black does not know about Mr. Boddy, or his dying wishes.

Yvette – Maid. Her service over the years is something that she feels MUST be rewarded.  

Monsieur Gray – Chauffeur. Born and raised at Mystery Manor, Monsieur Gray’s parents were the maid and butler for the Boddy family. Moody and unassuming, Monsieur Gray isn’t expecting much from Mr. Boddy, for that is what he felt he got through all the years.

Chef Tangerine – Cook. With hints of fruitiness, this chef knows not only what is brewing in the kitchen, but also the rest of the manor.

Ron Burgundy – Pool Boy. A more recent employee acquired by Mrs. Peacock (Mr. Boddy’s wife). Ron was hired to keep the pool, amongst others, in tip-top shape.

Professor Plum – Mr. Boddy’s Lawyer. This dignified and subdued counselor was kept busy with all of Mr. Boddy’s legal issues, including revisions to his will, even on his dying day.

Colonel Mustard – Mr. Boddy’s Closest Friend. Appearing out of nowhere, Mr. Boddy’s long lost friend has come to honor his confidant’s memory, while others question the colonel’s hidden agenda.

Officer Indigo – Detective. Officer Indigo has some hot leads on who the murderer may be… and they all lead to this gathering.

Miss Peach – Mr. Boddy’s Personal Assistant. Miss Peach works hard to be as innocent as her name suggests, but the real question is, how personal was their relationship?

Reverend Green – Mr. Boddy’s Accountant. A retired person of the cloth, this minister found their true calling in the fields of green – money, that it. Could how the reverend handled the books over the years determine the wealth that is left?

Arty Azure – Investment Specialist. Mr. Boddy’s go-to associate with knowledge of the art world, this confidant has just as much flare as their name suggests. However, did Mr. Boddy depend on Arty for more than their artistic advice?  

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  • Costumes

    From fanatical family members to scandalous servants (and everything in between!), you can find a lot of the elements to your outfit in your closet and the key to "making it special" could be that over-the-top wig or that extra prop or accessory you add to make it HIL-ARIOUS!

From fanatical family members to scandalous servants (and everything in between!), you can find a lot of the elements to your outfit in your closet and the key to “making it special” could be that over-the-top wig or that extra prop or accessory you add to make it HIL-ARIOUS! 

RELATIVES & FRIENDS OF THE DECEASED:

  • Fancy outfits
  • Anything to show wealth –
    • gold cane
    • expensive jewelry
    • mink stolls
    • fur coats
    • feather boas
    • watch piece
  • Suit with jacket
  • Bow tie
  • Top hat
  • Money tucked into places, like lapel, hatband, etc.
  • Cuff links
  • Ball gowns
  • A cane

ADD TO ANY OUTFIT

  • Boas
  • Wigs (think any variety)
  • Facial hair
  • BLING!
  • Gold or silver accesorries of any type
  • Fancy headress
  • Cigarette extension holders
  • Props of any sort!
  • LARGE hats
  • Fake eyelashes
  • Fake breasts
  • A fake weapon of some sort – exposed or not

WHERE TO FIND THAT PERFECT DRESS:

  • Use (or borrow a friend’s) old bridesmaid’s dress
  • Scour the second hand shops and garage sales
  • Try the clearance racks in a department store right after a high school dance (like prom or homecoming)
  • Dress up any outfit or gown by adding beading, cording, fancy fabrics, fringe, etc. (Stich witchery and hot glue make great non-sew adhesives.)
  • Not the right color? Take a can of spray paint to the dress.

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  • Decorations

    How to deck out your Mystery Manor for the Memorial

 

  • Have a red carpet runner leading up to the entrance.
  • Have a sign for Mystery Manor (print out the sign included with the mystery).

 

  • Outdoors, create a family graveyard (insructions on how to make your own authentic tombstones in the packet.) – Don’t forget to put the tomb of Mr. Boddy – Add another tombstone with your party’s date and no name or a “?” on it.

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  • Have a table to memorialize Mr. Boddy. Include pictures of the late millionaire.

• Hang art (ficticous or real) around the venue to simulate Mr. Boddy’s art gallery.
– Create small placards with the frames so that it looks like authentic artwork in a gallery or museum.

– Find inexpensive picture frames and spray paint them gold.
– Print pictures or famous artwork from the internet to place into your frames.

• Glam up the inside with a can of gold spray paint. Paint wine bottles, candlesticks, old vases (and add flowers – fake or real), etc.

• Cover the furniture with white sheets, as if the house is now abandoned and unused.

• Hang spider webs in the corners of Mystery Manor.

• Have a vase of dead flowers as a centerpiece to add to the erie atmosphere.
— You can sometimes get old or dead flowers from a florist for no charge.

• Create a “scene of the crime” with a taped outline, fake evidence and a bloodstain – all roped off with caution or crime scene tape.

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  • Elegance is key!
  • Use linen table cloths.
  • Tea lights.
  • Fancy table runner.
  • Candleabra.
  • Spray paint random things gold to add a flare for the elite. Use as table decorations.
  • Use chargers with your place settings.
  • Gold plates and plasticware.
  • Have a printed menu (included with the mystery) at their setting.

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TO CREATE AN ERIE LIGHTING, CONSIDER USING NON-TRADITIONAL LIGHTING. SOME EXAMPLES ARE:

  • Tea lights — To add a shimmering effect, place them on mirrored circles (found at your local craft shop) or simply cover cardboard with aluminum foil and place the tea lights on top of them.
  • White twinkly lights
  • White paper lanterns
  • Candles
  • Chandeliers
  • Candleabras

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BE SURE TO UTILIZE ALL OF THE EXTRAS THAT COME WITH THE MYSTERY — 

  • Name cards for your guests
  • Personalized menus
  • Recipe and directions to make some killer chiller glasses
  • How to make a Gravestone
  • Family Tree
  • Room Signs
  • Designed labels to put on wine bottles for awards
  • and MORE!


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Give your guests an unforgettable souvenier by setting up a photo area where they can capture a picture of themselves in character.

A few suggestions:
• Pick a place where there will be good lighting.

• You can make it as elaborate or simple as you want.

• Accessories and decorations can make the difference. Have some extra props on hand that your guests can pose with. Consider extra wigs, top hats, bowler hats, mustaches, sherlock hats, magnifying classes, feather boas, etc.

• An easy way to create a background is to use a “scene setter.” These affordable rolls of images transform your room instantly and make for a good backdrop to your picture.

• Make sure there is enough room to fit everyone in to the frame.

• For individual shots of guests, designate someone to be in charge of pictures as your guests arrive.
o Consider your character list and which character would fit the role of taking the picture. Ie, if you want mug shots, perhaps ask the investigator to be in charge of taking the pictures.

• For a group picture, take one just before the introduction is read or right after the solution is read (before people may start heading out).
o These are two times when you can count on everyone being around and attentive.

BACKDROP IDEAS for your A Clueless Murder photo spot

• Create a line-up board and take pictures of all of your suspects. Line-up board included with mystery materials. 

• Use scene setters to make a simple background.

• Use props to enhance the photos. Have things like top hats, boas, big sunglasses, etc. for your guests to pose with.

• Paint your own back drop to pose in front of!

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Hosting Tips

  • All of the information regarding how to run your Clueless Murder party can be found online at Night of Mystery. We highly suggest that you take time to look over our website and download the A Clueless Murder preview file. Upon reading the introduction file, it will give you a better understanding about how the parties are run and what to expect once you purchase a full mystery file.

    If you still have question, the Frequently Asked Questions page at Night of Mystery is a great resource or you can contact us.
  • Since our games are custom written for the size of the party (ie, we don’t just create a mystery with 8 characters and then keep adding more characters to it), each mystery size is unique unto itself. That being said, going from 10-15 version to 15-20 version, will not only add in more characters, but it will change the storylines of the existing characters, and vice-versa in going from a larger version to a smaller one.

    Because of this, WE STRONGLY SUGGEST you get a guest count before formally ordering. You can do so by downloading an invitation, inviting your guests and then purchasing your mystery once you have a more accurate number of people attending. Unfortunately, if you find yourself purchasing the wrong sized party, you will have to purchase another version of the mystery for the size you want unless you are moving from the 15-20 version to the 20+ version.
    You can download an invitation here before ordering.
  • For even more party planning ideas, check out our Murder of a Millionaire Pinterest Board here.
  • Once you order, in your mystery packet you will receive directions and/or printables to make unique and original decorations specific to your party! Included will be:

    • EVIDENCE MARKERS
    • HOW TO MAKE A TOMBSTONE
    • SIGNS
    • NAME CARDS
    • FOOD CARDS
    • DESIGNED DINNER MENUS (you can personalize with your menu items)
    • WINE BOTTLE LABELS (to use as awards!)
    AND MORE!!!
  • Each month we highlight one of our customers who has posted on our blog and award them a FREE party!

    To get your $5 coupon AND be entered in the Party Of the Month contest for a chance to win a FREE party, please email nompartyofthemonth@gmail.com

    Don’t forget to add all the important details and party highlights that made your party one to remember! We love to hear about all of the hard work you, as host, put into your party. From the decor, to the food, costumes, whatever. As well as how you and your guests acted (and reacted!) throughout the night! Everything that made your party one your guests will never forget — tell us about it! And be sure to attach some pictures!!!

    Upon submitting, we will email you back a coupon to use for $5 off your next party AND enter you in our “Party of the Month” contest, where you could win a FREE party! One submitted, you will not have to resubmit, but will be entered EVERY MONTH until your party wins!

    Check out some of our past winners here! Night of Mystery POM Blogs

    Thanks again for hosting with Night of Mystery and we can’t wait to hear all about your party!!!
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A Clueless Murder includes:

Mystery PDF that includes: A Host Guide, A Schedule of the Night, An Introduction, Designed Invitations, Background Information, Character Descriptions, Character Objective Sheets, Name Tags, Evidence, Accusation Sheets, a Detailed Solution, Award Certificates, and more!

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