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Murder Mystery Party Game Unhappily Ever After

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Our murder mystery party games are the perfect entertainment solution for teens and adults. Designed for 10-20 Guests (10-17 Female, 3 Male, 10 Gender Neutral)

PLOT:
After months of rehearsals, it is almost opening night for “Happily Ever After,” a new Broadway Musical that is about to make its debut. To celebrate, the cast and crew are gathering for a grand pre-production party and you are invited.

Unfortunately not everyone is happy about their part and someone may take extreme measures to insure they get what they want. Will this killer performance happen even before the curtain lifts?


When you purchase the game, you will be given a comprehensive packet that will provide everything you will want and need to run your very own murder mystery party—one that will have your guests talking about for weeks, if not longer.

This murder mystery experience is designed to be easy to run and fun to play for all the guests involved. The game is played with all of your guests having active roles in the game and each guest having objectives to complete. These objectives keep the party from being pre-scripted and allow your guests to draw their own conclusions as to the motives and the identity of the murderer. This format also allows for great mingling among your guests and insures that all of your guests feel included. To add to the experience and suspense of the night, the murder happens during the party not before, as in some other murder mystery games. After they “die” the victim is given the role of Inspector Klooless and will try to discover who killed them using a new set of objectives.

All products come in the form of professionally designed pdfs that will contain all of your instructions and materials for running your party.

*PLEASE NOTE--This is a digital product. You will not recieve a physical item. All of our mystery parties are delivered as downloadable pdf files that you will be able to print and use as many times as you need. Due to the nature of the product, we do not accept returns or exchanges. All sales are final


What does your purchase include?

●A Host Guide— A complete how-to of throwing your party which includes directions on preparing the invitations, assigning characters and preparing for the party.
●A Schedule of the Night— A step-by-step breakdown of how the night will go.
● An Introduction— to be read to the guests upon arrival.
●Designed Invitations— that you can customize with the details of your party as well as the Broadway Review to be sent with the invitations and the guest list.
●Character Descriptions— full descriptions of the characters, including costuming and acting tips.
●Character Objective Sheets— this includes objectives for each character to try to achieve at each stage of the game in order to uncover evidence and find the murderer.
●Name Tags— for your guests.
●Evidence— This evidence will help your guests solve the mystery.
●The Solution— revealing the murderer and all the clues that could have led you there.
●"Whodunit” Cards—to allow your guests to guess the murderer as well as give everyone a chance to vote for the guest who was the most convincing in their assigned character role and the guest with the best outfit.
●Award Certificates— to be awarded to the guests that solve the mystery, the guest that is voted best actor, best costume, and the player with the most money at the end of the night.

UNHAPPILY EVER AFTER BRIEF CHARACTER LIST
NECESSARY CHARACTERS 5 Female, 5 Gender Neutral:
Autumn Star, Lead Actor, Female–Autumn is no stranger to the theater and she has appeared in many big Broadway productions. She is confident in her abilities but she has to be careful that nobody else steals her spotlight. Confident, outgoing and determined.

Felicity Rae, Understudy for the Lead Actor, Female–Many of the cast and crew feel that Felicity would do a better job in the lead than Autumn. Confident, talented and friendly.

Buffy Bronson, Actor, Female–While it is true that Buffy is very dramatic, her part in the musical is due more to her daddy, Mr. Edward Bronson, the millionaire behind the financing of this production, than to any talent she may possess. Rich and spoiled.

Emily Jade, Actor, Female–Emily is often cast as the nice girl, a role that seems to come quite naturally, but someone in the cast would argue that this is all just an act. Is Emily hiding something? Friendly but cunning and secretive.

Missy Blush, Costume/makeup, Female–Missy is very artistic and a bit eccentric. Her outlandish fashion sense works well on stage even if it is a bit over the top in the real world. Eccentric and individualistic, likes to stand out.

Jordan Speaks, Theater advertising and promo, Gender Neutral–Some of the cast and crew feel like Jordan is more concerned about promoting their own play than this one. Smooth talker, very persuasive.

CJ Penn, Journalist, Gender Neutral–As the entertainment editor of one of the top newspapers in the Big Apple, CJ Penn has the power to make or break a career. No doubt CJ’s presence at the party will keep many on their toes. Inquisitive and cleaver.

Drew Cummings, Writer/director, Gender Neutral–This is Drew’s first production to make it past the garbage bin, let alone to Broadway. Drew is in a bit of a difficult financial situation and will do anything to insure they succeed. Eager and full of energy.

Tyler James, Stage Crew, Gender Neutral–Tyler is confident behind the stage but is a bit self conscious in social situations because of the thick glasses Tyler has to wear. If only laser surgery wasn’t so expensive. Insecure and clumsy.

Marty Melody, Musician, Gender Neutral–Marty is a gambler and a gifted musician who likes to improvise once in a while. Some of the cast are betting that Kelsey won’t keep Marty around for the entire production. Indifferent to rules, a bit of a rebel.

OPTIONAL CHARACTERS 1 Female, 3 Male, 6 Gender Neutral:
Monica Monroe, Actor, Female–This is Monica’s first role on Broadway but she is hoping it won’t be her last. Jordan has promised her the lead in a play they have written that should be getting under way as soon as this one is over. Eager and jealous.

Brandon Stewart, Actor, Male–Brandon is Prince Charming both on the stage and in real life. His current princess is the understudy, Felicity, but could this latest musical ruin his happily ever after? Confident and charismatic, able to smooth talk anyone.

Kelsey Tune, Conductor, Gender Neutral–Music is Kelsey’s forte and Kelsey takes the job of conducting a little more seriously than some of the cast would like. Perfectionist who is impatient, uptight and a bit bossy.

Bailey Strum, Musician, Gender Neutral–The theater is a pretty classy gig for a musician but Bailey is not very comfortable with some of the attitudes on Broadway and prefers playing in nightclubs. Laid back and relaxed. Private and guarded.

Darren Art, Set Designer, Male–Darren knows everything about the set and how to make it work with all of the actors and he doesn’t appreciate anyone interfering with his ideas. Determined and confident in his work, a nice guy who is under appreciated by women.

Jesse Bright, Lighting Technician, Gender Neutral–Jesse is a wiz at lighting but a bit in the dark when it comes to working with others. Quiet yet capable.

Chris Scott, Sound Manager, Gender Neutral–Chris’s job is to make sure everything sounds good but the musical isn’t the only thing Chris has been hearing. Curious and sneaky.

Mr Edward Bronson, Financier, Male–Mr Bronson is a powerful man who usually gets his way. His rags to riches story is due to hard work and a will to win at all cost. Powerful and overbearing.

Riley Hunter, Talent Agent, Gender Neutral–Riley hasn’t discovered any notable stars yet and is out to prove that they know talent when they see it. Superficial and self absorbed.

Charlie Dean, Theater Owner, Gender Neutral–Charlie is putting on this musical as a family favor but that doesn’t mean Charlie doesn’t want to make a profit. A leader who takes control of the situation when needed. A good role for the host.
Our murder mystery party games are the perfect entertainment solution for teens and adults. Designed for 10-20 Guests (10-17 Female, 3 Male, 10 Gender Neutral)

PLOT:
After months of rehearsals, it is almost opening night for “Happily Ever After,” a new Broadway Musical that is about to make its debut. To celebrate, the cast and crew are gathering for a grand pre-production party and you are invited.

Unfortunately not everyone is happy about their part and someone may take extreme measures to insure they get what they want. Will this killer performance happen even before the curtain lifts?


When you purchase the game, you will be given a comprehensive packet that will provide everything you will want and need to run your very own murder mystery party—one that will have your guests talking about for weeks, if not longer.

This murder mystery experience is designed to be easy to run and fun to play for all the guests involved. The game is played with all of your guests having active roles in the game and each guest having objectives to complete. These objectives keep the party from being pre-scripted and allow your guests to draw their own conclusions as to the motives and the identity of the murderer. This format also allows for great mingling among your guests and insures that all of your guests feel included. To add to the experience and suspense of the night, the murder happens during the party not before, as in some other murder mystery games. After they “die” the victim is given the role of Inspector Klooless and will try to discover who killed them using a new set of objectives.

All products come in the form of professionally designed pdfs that will contain all of your instructions and materials for running your party.

*PLEASE NOTE--This is a digital product. You will not recieve a physical item. All of our mystery parties are delivered as downloadable pdf files that you will be able to print and use as many times as you need. Due to the nature of the product, we do not accept returns or exchanges. All sales are final


What does your purchase include?

●A Host Guide— A complete how-to of throwing your party which includes directions on preparing the invitations, assigning characters and preparing for the party.
●A Schedule of the Night— A step-by-step breakdown of how the night will go.
● An Introduction— to be read to the guests upon arrival.
●Designed Invitations— that you can customize with the details of your party as well as the Broadway Review to be sent with the invitations and the guest list.
●Character Descriptions— full descriptions of the characters, including costuming and acting tips.
●Character Objective Sheets— this includes objectives for each character to try to achieve at each stage of the game in order to uncover evidence and find the murderer.
●Name Tags— for your guests.
●Evidence— This evidence will help your guests solve the mystery.
●The Solution— revealing the murderer and all the clues that could have led you there.
●"Whodunit” Cards—to allow your guests to guess the murderer as well as give everyone a chance to vote for the guest who was the most convincing in their assigned character role and the guest with the best outfit.
●Award Certificates— to be awarded to the guests that solve the mystery, the guest that is voted best actor, best costume, and the player with the most money at the end of the night.

UNHAPPILY EVER AFTER BRIEF CHARACTER LIST
NECESSARY CHARACTERS 5 Female, 5 Gender Neutral:
Autumn Star, Lead Actor, Female–Autumn is no stranger to the theater and she has appeared in many big Broadway productions. She is confident in her abilities but she has to be careful that nobody else steals her spotlight. Confident, outgoing and determined.

Felicity Rae, Understudy for the Lead Actor, Female–Many of the cast and crew feel that Felicity would do a better job in the lead than Autumn. Confident, talented and friendly.

Buffy Bronson, Actor, Female–While it is true that Buffy is very dramatic, her part in the musical is due more to her daddy, Mr. Edward Bronson, the millionaire behind the financing of this production, than to any talent she may possess. Rich and spoiled.

Emily Jade, Actor, Female–Emily is often cast as the nice girl, a role that seems to come quite naturally, but someone in the cast would argue that this is all just an act. Is Emily hiding something? Friendly but cunning and secretive.

Missy Blush, Costume/makeup, Female–Missy is very artistic and a bit eccentric. Her outlandish fashion sense works well on stage even if it is a bit over the top in the real world. Eccentric and individualistic, likes to stand out.

Jordan Speaks, Theater advertising and promo, Gender Neutral–Some of the cast and crew feel like Jordan is more concerned about promoting their own play than this one. Smooth talker, very persuasive.

CJ Penn, Journalist, Gender Neutral–As the entertainment editor of one of the top newspapers in the Big Apple, CJ Penn has the power to make or break a career. No doubt CJ’s presence at the party will keep many on their toes. Inquisitive and cleaver.

Drew Cummings, Writer/director, Gender Neutral–This is Drew’s first production to make it past the garbage bin, let alone to Broadway. Drew is in a bit of a difficult financial situation and will do anything to insure they succeed. Eager and full of energy.

Tyler James, Stage Crew, Gender Neutral–Tyler is confident behind the stage but is a bit self conscious in social situations because of the thick glasses Tyler has to wear. If only laser surgery wasn’t so expensive. Insecure and clumsy.

Marty Melody, Musician, Gender Neutral–Marty is a gambler and a gifted musician who likes to improvise once in a while. Some of the cast are betting that Kelsey won’t keep Marty around for the entire production. Indifferent to rules, a bit of a rebel.

OPTIONAL CHARACTERS 1 Female, 3 Male, 6 Gender Neutral:
Monica Monroe, Actor, Female–This is Monica’s first role on Broadway but she is hoping it won’t be her last. Jordan has promised her the lead in a play they have written that should be getting under way as soon as this one is over. Eager and jealous.

Brandon Stewart, Actor, Male–Brandon is Prince Charming both on the stage and in real life. His current princess is the understudy, Felicity, but could this latest musical ruin his happily ever after? Confident and charismatic, able to smooth talk anyone.

Kelsey Tune, Conductor, Gender Neutral–Music is Kelsey’s forte and Kelsey takes the job of conducting a little more seriously than some of the cast would like. Perfectionist who is impatient, uptight and a bit bossy.

Bailey Strum, Musician, Gender Neutral–The theater is a pretty classy gig for a musician but Bailey is not very comfortable with some of the attitudes on Broadway and prefers playing in nightclubs. Laid back and relaxed. Private and guarded.

Darren Art, Set Designer, Male–Darren knows everything about the set and how to make it work with all of the actors and he doesn’t appreciate anyone interfering with his ideas. Determined and confident in his work, a nice guy who is under appreciated by women.

Jesse Bright, Lighting Technician, Gender Neutral–Jesse is a wiz at lighting but a bit in the dark when it comes to working with others. Quiet yet capable.

Chris Scott, Sound Manager, Gender Neutral–Chris’s job is to make sure everything sounds good but the musical isn’t the only thing Chris has been hearing. Curious and sneaky.

Mr Edward Bronson, Financier, Male–Mr Bronson is a powerful man who usually gets his way. His rags to riches story is due to hard work and a will to win at all cost. Powerful and overbearing.

Riley Hunter, Talent Agent, Gender Neutral–Riley hasn’t discovered any notable stars yet and is out to prove that they know talent when they see it. Superficial and self absorbed.

Charlie Dean, Theater Owner, Gender Neutral–Charlie is putting on this musical as a family favor but that doesn’t mean Charlie doesn’t want to make a profit. A leader who takes control of the situation when needed. A good role for the host.

Reviews

5 out of 5 stars (43)
  • Ann Oct 7, 2018
    5 out of 5 stars
    So much fun for my daughters 16th birthday event!
    Murder Mystery Party Game Unhappily Ever After
  • ajhuan Sep 16, 2018
    4 out of 5 stars
    We used this to host a mystery party for a pre-teen girl's birthday. Great theme for this age group-- nothing too risque or mature, but also not too childish. A little challenging for preteens to follow, but most of them kept up-- probably even better for teens, as advertised. We changed the title of the featured Broadway show to match the masquerade theme we wanted to highlight. We also eliminated the names of any "extra" characters we didn't use from the player materials, to avoid confusion. The character sheets, etc., did have some minor punctuation and usage errors. This wasn't a big deal deal, except that this age group, students are under more intense scrutiny of punctuation, grammar, etc., in their written compositions. So we also ended up adding commas and making some corrections before distributing to the players.
    We used this to host a mystery party for a pre-teen girl's birthday. Great theme for this age group-- nothing too risque or mature, but also not too childish. A little challenging for preteens to follow, but most of them kept up-- probably even better for teens, as advertised. We changed the title of the featured Broadway show to match the masquerade theme we wanted to highlight. We also eliminated the names of any "extra" characters we didn't use from the player materials, to avoid confusion. The character sheets, etc., did have some minor punctuation and usage...
    Murder Mystery Party Game Unhappily Ever After
  • sam turbyfill Jan 12, 2019
    5 out of 5 stars
    Our daughter told us her dream was a murder mystery birthday! I had not the slightest idea and thank you Jesus for Pinterest suggesting order a party kit! This was so easy and they had the best time! No one we know has ever done this before! Kids loved it soooo much! thank you for making us the cool parents
    Murder Mystery Party Game Talent Show Tragedy
  • winterprincess2014 Jan 9, 2019
    5 out of 5 stars
    This murder mystery was so much fun and the perfect addition for our birthday party for our 12-year old because we had a mix of adults and kids who were playing. At one point our guests were all screaming at our victim laying on the floor... lol!! Everyone was a suspect!!
    Murder Mystery Party Game Talent Show Tragedy

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