Hotel Homicide

Hotel Homicide

  • Players: 8-12
  • Required Characters: 3 Male   2 Female   3 Any Gender
  • Optional Characters: 4 Any Gender
  • Theme: Blackmail, Corporate, Industrial Espionage
  • Type: Mix & Mingle Mysteries
Al Mascarpone and Lotta Rooms have been rivals ever since Al opened up the Imperial Hotel just down the road from Lotta's "Grand Hotel". Now Al is looking to sell the Imperial to Lotta and negotiations are almost complete.

Al organises a Gala Evening for the staff and invited guests at the Imperial, that he intends to use to announce the sale of the hotel. As the staff and guests gather, Al is ready to introduce them to Lotta and he wants the staff to make a good impression.

Things go awry when the hotel's Headline singer, Kat O'Wail, fails to show up for the Gala and is discovered dead in her bath. Kat had been electrocuted by her stereo that was in the bath with her. The electrics in her room had been tripped by the accident and the clock had stopped at 35 minutes past midnight, last night.

As the police search for clues, the staff try to find the killer!

Complete Character List

Listing for maximum number of players in alphabetical order. There are 8 required characters and 4 optional characters.

Optional characters can be used in any combination.


Al Mascarpone

The owner of the Imperial Hotel. A self-made man with a shady background. Dresses in smart suits and lots of jewellery. He oozes charm and money.

Ivor Torch

As the Night Manager, Ivor looks after the Hotel after hours. He dresses in dark suits, hats and dark glasses, even when indoors or at night.

Bill Due

The Accountant responsible for keeping the books straight at the Imperial. He is always dressed in a suit with his trusty briefcase and calculator.

Lotta Rooms

The owner of the rival Grand Hotel. She is smart, confident and is convinced of her own superiority. She is always well-dressed to show the world that she means business.

Wanda Limelight

Wands is the support act for the Headline Singer, Kat O'Wail. She always makes sure she looks glamorous in case she gets spotted by a talent scout.

Casey Wine

Casey is the Banqueting Manager at the Imperial. Dresses like a waiter but with a briefcase and a tray, just in case.

Cary Cases

Cary Cases works as a Porter at the Imperial Hotel. Always dressed in black & white trousers/skirt, shirt and waistcoat, Cary looks smart.

Hunter Ticket

Hunter is the Concierge, which means they are in charge of Customer Relations as well as the Porters. Hunter is always in a smart dark suit with a mobile phone and notepad at the ready.

Baby Blue Eyes

Baby Blue Eyes is a wealthy Entrepreneur from the city. Baby is always in a smart suit, dark glasses and cash falling out of every pocket.

Ali Pots

The Sous Chef at the Imperial Hotel, which means Ali is second-in-command of the kitchen. Although ambitious, Ali is held back by the Head Chef. Always seen in their chef outfit.

Reed Smallprint

Reed Smallprint is the Head Receptionist at the Imperial Hotel. Reed is always smart, with a notepad and pen handy to write down every need that a guest may have.

Dusty Bin

Dusty is in charge of making sure that every room is perfect for the guests. Always dresses smartly, but also keeps a duster and polish on hand for any cleaning emergency.

How To Play A Mix & Mingle Murder Mystery

Our mix & mingle party games are designed to be played by the combination of players listed on the game. Some require a specific number of male and female players, some have interchangeable players. There is also a minimum and maximum number of players listed for each game, but you can use the same version of game for any number of players. This gives you maximum flexibility when choosing your game and guest list.

What Is Included In Your Download

Your download should include a ZIP file with which once un-zipped you should have the following folders and files.

  • Character Sheets/booklets
  • Confessions
  • Solution
  • Instructions
  • Player Rules
  • Invitations
  • Nametags
  • Scavenger Objects

How To Use The Game

Produce Invitations

Within the files downloaded is the 'Invitation' for you to print out and send to your guests. The invitation is double sided giving the information need for those participating in the game before they arrive. Once printed all you need to do is put the guests name on the front, and indicate which character they are playing, that way if they choose to dress up for the event they know what to look out for in the way of costume. (Please be aware that this file shows the invitation in Landscape view – you need to adjust your print settings accordingly).

Character Sheets

The Character Script pages are designed for double side printing, and should be printed then folded. If your printer does not have the facility to double side print, just print the 'even' pages and this will give your what you need, fold these in half and write the character name and round number on each.


The Confessions are for the guest (or guests) that ultimately get arrested at the end of the game. The confessions explain if they actually committed the crime or not. If they did not commit the crime the confession does not give the solution. These should be printed out and folded as the Character Scripts.

The Solution

The Solution is similar to the Confessions except that it gives the name of the Guilty Party at the top, so take care when printing this so you don't see who did it too early.

Scavenger Hunt

The Mix & Mingle Mysteries include an optional scavenger hunt which can reveal additional clues and 2 weapons that players can use once against each other. If you use these weapons then you can also try to solve those murders as well, even though they don't directly affect the main story. The Scavenger Hunt takes place just before Round 3. Any murdered players can continue to ask questions as an "Investigator" but can not answer questions about their former character.

Making The Most Of Your Theme

Where and how you run your game can make a real difference to its feel. All the mix & mingle games are set at some type of party, usually with a buffet, but decorating your house or garden to match the setting can be fun and add to the atmosphere. Each Mix & Mingle Murder/Mystery has it's own Pinterest page with ideas and suggestions to help you with food and decoration.

Player Reviews

We played with 9 players, all who had participated in some kind of murder mystery before, at the end of the night most agreed that this was one of the funnest and most balanced ones they had done.
- Emily