Weddings can be stressful times, and just being in a bridal party can make you feel like you might commit a murder. A murder mystery can work as a really fun, unique and cost-effective form of entertainment for a hen or bachelorette party.
A number of different hen organisation companies and hotels in Ireland offer murder mystery events, but to be honest, they are often very staid and cliched event. It’s more than possible to organise one yourself with one of our kits, costing as little as €25 for the entire kit (more money for bubbles or Bulmers!).
How does it work?
Murder mysteries can have different formats, but the games we write focus on allowing each participant to have fun and enjoy the role with script prompts instead of a heavily-scripted format.
- Each player receives a character card outlining their character, with some script prompts and guidance of what their role will entail for the night. The players can receive this in advance of the game to prepare it and get a costume ready, or on the evening itself.
- Each player receives a card stating that they are guilty or innocent
- The initial set up and evidence is read aloud, and then the players take turns following their instruction cards and questioning their colleagues
- Everyone guesses who they think committed the murder!
It can be played during dinner, at a drinks reception or even during a girly night in.
Some of the hen-friendly murder mysteries that we stock include:
‘A Lovely Murder’ Father Ted-themed murder mystery for lovely girls.
‘Happily Never After’ featuring all of our favourite fairytale characters
‘Murder at Stackallen Castle’ a classic murder mystery dinner party game
‘The Wizard’s Dagger’ a Harry Potter-themed game
As always we are happy to create a fully bespoke murder mystery for an extra special event.