Million Dollar Mystery

The millionaire, Robert/Rita Red, was
mysteriously murdered in their mansion!!!

All of Robert/Rita’s friends, relatives, and workers (who have
all been promised a healthy inheritance) are surprised and
saddened to learn about the millionaire’s death.The police remain
puzzled as to who could have taken the millionaire’s life.

As one of Robert/Rita’s close friends, you are invited to the will reading party where
you will receive your share of the inheritance money. HOWEVER, during the party,
you and everyone else will be working to figure out who is responsible for Robert/Rita’s
death. Once you solve the puzzle, you will receive the money Robert/Rita promised
to each of their friends in the will.

Who will be to blame? Was it Doctor Turquoise in the family
room with the stethescope? Chef Mustard in the kitchen with the
candlestick?Or possibly Professor Purple in the park with the poison?


Before you can receive your share of the
wealth, a culprit must be found!!!

Guest Info

Guest Breakdown

2 girls, 2 boys, the rest are gender-neutral characters.

 

This is a KID MYSTERY – intended for kids ages 8-12.

8-12 girls

12-16 girls

 

This is a KID MYSTERY – intended for kids ages 8-12.

8-12 boys

12-16 boys

 

This is a KID MYSTERY – intended for kids ages 8-12.

 

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.

  • Mr./Mrs. Black

    Butler/Maid

    A faithful servant and true friend Mr./Mrs. Black was very good at their job—keeping the millionaire happy.

  • Sam Silver

    Footman

    Tricked by the job title, this servant got more than they bargained for.

  • Chef Mustard

    Cook

    A best-selling writer of cooking books, the Chef always followed Robert’s orders when planning meals.

  • Cocoa Brown

    Co-Star

    Acting alongside Robert was never an easy job…and now the limelight may be left solely to Cocoa to take care of.

  • Professor Periwinkle

    Lawyer

    Above their position, this poignant propagander purposefully peddles “p” words for a profession.

  • Admiral Indigo

    Chauffeur

    Commanding Robert’s fleet of limos, Admiral Indigo was willing to drive Robert anywhere, at any time, or for anything he needed.

  • Scarlet Red

    Millionaire's Little Sister

  • Crimson Red

    Millionaire's Brother

  • Mickey Mint

    Gardener

  • Kelly Green

    Accountant

  • Agent Mango

    Millionaire's Agent

  • Monsieur/Madame White

    Servant/Maid

  • Micky Mint

    Gardener

  • Captain Carrot

    Dog Walker

  • Peyton Purple

    Best Friend

  • Reese Rainbow

    #1 Fan

Party Tips


 

  • Have a red carpet runner leading up to the entrance.

 

  • A “R” Monogram on the door (or use one that comes with the mystery kit).
    – Purchase a wood or cardboard “R” from a local craft store and spray paint it gold.

 

  • 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 Robert or Rita Red.
    – Add another tombstone with your party’s date and no name or a “?” on it.

 

  • A little fingerprinting. As the guests arrive it’s fun to do a little fingerprinting.
    — You can then take of each guest, put it on the fingerprint card and have a suspect board for your party. At the end of the party, it is a great rememberance of the party!

 

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  • Have a table to memorialize Rita or Robert Red. Include pictures of the late millionaire.

 

  • Glam up the inside with a can of gold spray paint. Paint wine bottles, candlesticks, old vases (and add flowers – fake or real), etc. If you are going for a more eerie effect, you can use black spray paint.

 

  • 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.
    — Spray paint synthetic flowers black.
    — Purchase black flowers around Halloween time.

 

  • Create a “scene of the crime” with a taped outline, fake evidence and a bloodstain – all roped off with caution or crime scene tape. You can use the evidence markers included with the mystery!

 

  • Cover your tables with white tablecothes to add elegance.

 

  • Add signage for your rooms (included in the mystery purchase).
    – Name your rooms the names of the traditional Clue game including: Dining Room, Hall, Conservatory, Study, Kitchen, Billiard Room, Lounge, etc.

 

 

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If you choose to have a dinner and/or do your introductions over a table, you can make it fun and mystery-ish or elegant and elaborate — you decide!

 

MYSTERY

  • If looking for a more “creepy” atmosphere, spray paint your accents black!

 

  • Consider a color scheme that goes with the color(s) of the characters. Use plasticware that matches that/those colors.

 

  • Get a set of rainbow napkins and colored plates for each of the guests to have their own setting.

 

  • Use ficticious weapons as table decorations – rope, poison, dagger, etc.

 

  • Line the table with crime scene tape.

 

  • Have a printed menu (included with the mystery) at their setting. Include titles like “who dunnit dessert” and “killer cupcakes.”

 

  • A vase with dead or black flowers as your centerpiece.

 

ELEGANT

  • 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.

 

  • 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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Create a Backdrop

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.

 

  • 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.

 

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

 

  • Suspect Board photo prop is included with mystery! (pictured above art top of page)

 

  • 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.
    •  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.
    • ‘Suspect Board’ prop is included with the mystery! (pictured below)
    • 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.

 

 

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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

• and MORE!

 

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In honor of your favorite millionaire with impeccable taste, you can consider serving some of the finest food from elegant hors d’eurves to a delectable dinner.
Try some of these links for:
Elegant Appetizers
Gourmet Main Dishes
Divine Desserts OR, make the kid-version of your favorite elegant bites!!!
Some examples may be…
Pepporoni Cheese Stick Rolls
Loaded Tater Tot Skewers
Mac’n Cheese Bites
Pancake Kabobs

 


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
• and MORE!


Since murder is the theme of your party, try some of these horror-ific FARE to share with your guests.

All the fixin’s for a terrifying feast. Including Awful Arachnids, Eerie Eyeballs, Freaky Witches’ Fingers, Brittle Merangue Bones, Savory Brain Shrimp Spread, Deviled Eggs, Decayed Corpse Chips with Entrail Salsa, Spicy Bat Wings and more… Click here.

Mystery Makings for dessert


If you choose to have a dinner and/or do your introductions over a table, you can make it fun and mystery-ish or elegant and elaborate — you decide!
MYSTERY

  • If looking for a more “creepy” atmosphere, spray paint your accents black!
  • Consider a color scheme that goes with the color(s) of the characters. Use plasticware that matches that/those colors.
  • Get a set of rainbow napkins and colored plates for each of the guests to have their own setting.
  • Use ficticious weapons as table decorations – rope, poison, dagger, etc.
  • Line the table with crime scene tape.
  • Have a printed menu (included with the mystery) at their setting. Include titles like “who dunnit dessert” and “killer cupcakes.”
  • A vase with dead or black flowers as your centerpiece.
ELEGANT

  • 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.
  • Gold plates and plasticware.
  • Have a printed menu (included with the mystery) at their setting.

 


Spooky Music– If haunting and howling is what you want for the backdrop of your party, you can find a variety of Halloween music at stores or at your library. To download some free riffs, find them here.

Horror score music– Download some free music scores from some horror flicks. Find it here.
Or try a cd of music. Find it here.

Rocky Horror Picture Show– A musical score for a spooky party. Find it here.

Classical Music– To add a touch of elegance to this high society get-together, you may want to try some of the classics. Find it here.

Free Music– If you are looking to keep costs low, you can always visit your local library to find the perfect musical score for your party.


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
  • 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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Million Dollar Mystery 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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