Murder of a Millionaire

It’s a Will Reading for the
Rich and Greedy And YOU may
be an heir to the estate.

Your presence is requested at Mystery Manor for an
evening filled with murder and mystery in order to commemorate
the death of the late millionaire, Rick A. Rochester.

Among Rick’s dying wishes, he wanted his will reading to be a
party thrown in his honor to gather together those most
important in his life. 

From his eccentric ex-wife to his interfering in-laws,
his spying servants to the provocative pool boy, it
seems that everyone has a shot at a piece of his estate.

As one of Rick’s closest confidants or family members, it
is your help that
 is needed to piece together the mystifying
death of Mr. Rochester and to
avoid being the victim of yet
another murder as you attend his 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 also just as likely not to walk out at all…

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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.

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.

  • Jessica Rochester

    Rick's Ex-Wife

    A man-izing ex-wife and business partner of the late Rick Rochester. She has had her flings over the years, but can anyone ever really replace her first true love?

  • Jasmine Rochester

    Rick's Widow

    Rick's current wife and mother of his three children. Has she outgrown the "perfect" marriage with the "perfect" husband?

  • Allison Rochester

    Rick's Eldest Daughter

    She was daddy's little girl, but as she got older, she didn't always do as daddy would have liked.

  • Katherine Nichol-Rochester

    Rick's Daughter

    The oldest of the twins, she tried to gain daddy's attention and affection by marrying the perfect male heir.

  • Adam Nichol

    Rick's Son-In-Law

    Upon marriage, he was accepted into the family business and he has been moving up the ranks quickly ever since. Could he have wanted more from Rick Rochester than the marriage of his daughter?

  • Elizabeth Rochester

    Rick's Daughter

    The youngest of Rick's twin daughters, she has been stirring up family trouble since birth.

  • Faith Rochester

    Rick's Sister

  • Michael Rochester

    Faith's Son and Rick's Only Nephew

  • Jean Thoughtful

    Family Psychologist

  • Geoffrey Worthers

    Butler

  • Josephine Worthers

    Maid

  • Neal Worthers

    Chauffeur

  • Sam Cook

    Chef

  • Fabio Fabulous

    Pool Boy

  • Reilly Ravish

    Rick's Lawyer

  • Jon Jacobs

    Rick's Closest Friend

  • Officer Welsch

    Detective

  • Tanya Tease

    Rick's Personal Assistant

  • Bob Bucks

    Rick's Accountant

  • Arty Buyer

    Art Buyer

Party Tips


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.

 

 

 

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

 

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  • Have a table to memorialize Rick Rochester. Include pictures of the late millionaire.

 

  • Hang art (ficticous or real) around the venue to simulate Rick Rochester’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.

 

  • Cover your tables with white tablecothes to add elegance.

 

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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

 

  • Designed labels to put on wine bottles for awards

 

  • and MORE!
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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 below)

 

  • 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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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

 

 


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

 

  • 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.

 

 


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
• Designed labels to put on wine bottles for awards
• and MORE!


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.

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Murder of a Millionaire 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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