Flashback to the 1980s with this supercool murder mystery party! Murder in the Office invites you and your guests to take on all the office stereotypes - from the downtrodden middle-aged PA to the ditsy receptionist and the hunky photocopier repairman. Backcomb your hair, throw on some 80s tunes and prepare to partay!
- 8 players (4 female, 4 male)
- downloadable high street boxed game
- takes 1-2 hours to play
- recommended age 18+
- print size 24 A4 pages
- optional video evidence
- optional background music
Rupert Maxwell is retiring and everyone has stayed after work to make sure he really is going, once and for all. His P.A. has organised an Eighties throwback disco with the cheapest bubbly money can buy, but just as the party starts the boss drops dead! Host your own party to find out who killed the boss!
Murder in the Office is a murder mystery game for 8 players – 4 female and 4 male. You and your guests will each take on one of the following roles:
DONNA NEES, Maxwell's put-upon P.A. Maxwell has used and abused her for years. Has she finally had enough?
GOLDIE BULLET, friendly HR officer. What dark secret is she hiding behind her bubbly personality and huge...earrings?
RUTH LESLEY, hard-nosed executive. She does what it takes to get ahead. But would she kill?
WANDA ROUND, ditsy receptionist. Her interests are clubbing, shopping, flirting…and murder?
ROGER HARD, vain sales rep. He's only focused on hitting his targets. Was Maxwell one of them?
JACK DON, office junior. Jack gets all the sticky jobs no one else wants. Does that include killing Maxwell?
PHIL CASH, accountant. Phil's about 20 years short of retirement. Did he decide it would be easier to do hard time in prison?
HANK XEROX, photocopier repairman. He's got a big tool and he knows how to use it. Does he also know how to kill?
Murder in the Office lets you host a wild party with the minimum of fuss. The game contains everything you need to play – from the host's guide and costume suggestions to recipes for a full three-course meal (it also plays well as a 'buffet-style' party). Here are a few other tips to help you host an unforgettable murder mystery night:
The 1980s were THE party years. If you're planning decorations, go for bright colours - especially neons - and lots of balloons, streamers, party poppers and banners.
This is an office party so that means plenty of paper plates and plastic cutlery to go with your sausage rolls and cheese sandwiches! Don't forget no office party is complete without some rude photocopies!
Murder in the Office comes with a full CD of background music. If you'd rather create your own playlist go for any 1980s compilation or look for the classic hits of the time from Madonna, Talking Heads, Michael Jackson and Wham!
No 80s themed party is complete without Sex on the Beach. Mix three parts vodka, orange juice and cranberry juice to one part peach schnapps. Shake well then strain into a highball glass with masses of ice. Garnish with fruit slices, colourful straws and those little umbrellas.
Murder in the Office was previously published in boxed format by BV Leisure and written by D'Avekki Studios, and sold successfully on the high street for many years. This is the remastered download version and you can also buy it boxed in a stylish gift tin here.
You will need a printer to print this game. It's downloadable, so nothing is shipped. You'll receive emailed instructions for downloading the game within minutes of placing your order.
Included in the download
Host guide and rules
Eight guest invitations with costume suggestions
Menu suggestion with full recipes
Three pieces of group evidence and four clues
Author's solution (no peeking!)
Character booklets for all eight suspects
Also included but not required to play
DVD ISO image
Download an ISO image of the DVD from the original boxed game. These four short pieces of film evidence will add excitement and atmosphere to your party. Cert 12. You will need a DVD recorder drive in your PC or Mac and software that burns disk images.
Download MP3 files of the background music CD from the original boxed game to add atmosphere to your party.
Note: Download games are digital files for you to download and print at home - this is not a boxed game. This download game is supplied by downloadformurder.com - downloaded content is for personal use only, and may not be replicated or sold in part or in whole without express permission.
This game is also available to purchase ready boxed in a stylish gift tin - click here to view.
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