An Office Reopening Game – Limited availability

Make returning to the office fun

Investment: 500 per 20 players

The world of work has been disrupted like never before. Reintroducing employees to the physical workplace will take time, but make that first week back memorable with a fun and immersive murder mystery game by crime writer Fiona Sherlock.

Her virtual murder mysteries have been played by over 20,000 players, including corporate organisations like Goldman Sachs, Zurich, Google, Facebook, LinkedIn and a range of banks, institutions, schools and voluntary organisations around the world. Now staff are returning to the workplace, or should we say the scene of the crime! Murder On The Second Floor is a scripted game by crime writer, Fiona Sherlock.

– Treasure hunt style game with fun narrative

– Reintroduce staff to their new office set up

– Encourage teamwork and interpersonal skills

– Supportive of inclusive organisational culture

– Plug and play with an easy printable set up

What’s included in my game?

You will receive everything you need to host an unforgettable experience for returning to the office. Somewhere between a murder mystery, an escape room and a treasure hunt – Mystery on the Second Floor is a full, immersive experience to get staff reacquainted with the office and new ways of working.

Includes:

  • Customised welcome video. Insert a backdrop/logo from your own reception area!
  • Host guide detailing how to host and plan the game
  • Evidence dossier for each player containing a range of fun resources including the victim’s suspicious emails, diary entries, memos and pieces of evidence
  • Printable prop pack including crime scene tape, mugshot backdrop and prisoner ID number
  • Certificate of sleuthing – a fun keepsake certifying the participation of your team

About Fiona Sherlock

  • Bespoke Murder Mystery is the brainchild of crime writer Fiona Sherlock, who wanted to create fun and immersive mystery games to create unforgettable experiences to bring people together to have good, old-fashioned F-U-N
  • She is an internationally-published crime writer and newspaper columnist with the Sunday Independent, the current Meath Writer-In-Residence and student at Cambridge University

The return to the office will be a landmark career memory for your staff. With staff now highly mobilised and willing to move jobs for the right opportunity, creating a space for creativity and personality in your organisation has never been so important. This is just the event to boost staff morale and engagement.

Benefits for Managers
  • Boost Team Morale
  • Problem solving skills
  • Appeal to different aspects of your team’s personalities through role play, dress up and solving a murder!
Benefits for Teams
  • Team Connection
  • Mental Health Support with colleagues
  • See another side of your colleagues and yourself
  • Fun and break from the norm
A sample of each player’s game kit

Creating memorable experiences and opportunities for engagement help teams to be more collaborative and productive. An immersive experience like this is ideal to reintroduce staff to the office environment in a fun way.”


Dr Keith Lyons, Behavioural Psychologist


Let’s make that return memorable

Frequently Asked Questions

When will I receive my game?

You will receive all of your game materials at the end of August, 2021. Before that, you’ll receive regular updates and tips for planning your event. There are also a number of hosted slots available, which will be delivered in line with public health advice and are transferable and subject to change. However we will allocate dates that suit you based on the earliest bookings first:

September – 5 dates

October 5 – dates

November 5 dates

To reserve a date, please add this to your basket at checkout.

How much preparation is involved?

It takes about an hour to prepare a game for twenty players, including printing evidence packs. No matter where you’re located, this pack will create a high impact event, guaranteeing that your staff return to the workplace relaxed and ready to engage with the colleagues?

We can provide wraparound event management services, book your managed event today. (Republic of Ireland only)

How long does the game take to play?

Depending on the skill of your players, approximately 60 – 90 minutes.

Can I purchase the game for commercial use?

If you’re an events company, training company, create a fun and innovative event for your clients. Purchase your commercial licence here.  (Subject to contract – author retains copyright)