Lights, Camera, Murder

Lights, Camera, Murder

  • Players: 7
  • Theme: Industrial Espionage, Jealousy, Betrayal
  • Type: Dinner Party Games
Filming is underway for the next Hollywood block-buster "Went With The Breeze". It's a period drama that Director Alex Forman is hoping will make their career. The cast and crew are isolated in the woods, on location, filming the ending sequences for the movie. When filming wraps, the small band return to their trailers for a celebration dinner. The Producer, Max Goldstein, fails to appear for the meal so Alex goes to find him and makes the gruesome discovery that Max has been killed in his trailer. With nobody else around, someone among them is a killer…but who is it?

Complete Character List


Johnny Starr (Leading Man))

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Johnny is the dashing actor playing the Leading Man in the film “Went With The Breeze”. There’s been no time to change since filming ended, so Johnny is still wearing the costume from the film.

Freddie Cookson (Caterer)

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Freddie is the caterer hired for this particular section of location filming. He is never without his chef whites and utensils at the ready.

Tina Limelight (Leading Lady)

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Tina is the glamorous actress playing the Leading Lady in “Went With The Breeze”. There’s been no time to change so she’s still wearing the same costume from this afternoon.

Alex Forman (Director)

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Alex is always in control, or at least, tries to be. Armed with a clapperboard you always know when Alex is in the room.

Chris Tapper (Screenwriter)

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With a laptop, notepad and Dictaphone, Chris Tapper makes notes constantly. After all, you never know when something might come in handy for a film.

Terry Gaffer (Technical Director)

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Terry makes sure that all the cameras and other equipment are working and has their own store of lights, plugs and reels and reels of gaffer tape.

Mel Shoemaker (Wardrobe Co-ordinator)

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Mel leaps to the rescue of wayward costumes, ripped sleeves and ruffled feathers at a moment’s notice. Always fashionable and covered in pins.


Barbeque Smoked Ham Rollups

1 refrigerated pizza crust
125g BBQ sauce
350g shredded smoked ham
125g red onion, finely chopped
225g shredded cheese
50g parsley, chopped

1. Preheat oven to 425°F/220°C.
2. Roll out the pizza crust into a rectangle.
3. Spread on the BBQ sauce.
4. Top with ham, onion, cheese, and parsley.
5. Roll it up long ways, and cut into slices.
6. Bake face-up for 15 minutes.

Main Course

Barbeque Chicken, potato wedges and salad

For the chicken the easiest option is to purchase a barbeque spice mix and chicken breasts.
Simply cut the breasts into thick slices and coat with the spices, leave for a few hours before cooking.
You can either make your own wedges and oven cook of for easy buy ready prepared.


Assorted Cupcakes

How To Play A Dinner Party Murder Mystery

Our dinner 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. When considering what game to buy you should think about who you want to play with you. If you want you can also add the 'Inspector' character as a player as there are scripts provided for this person as well.

Once you have chosen a game, simply click to buy it and then download.

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 Scripts
  • Inspector Script
  • Inspector Audio Files
  • Instructions
  • Timetable
  • Invitation
  • Specific Suggestions For This Game – including menu ideas and recipes

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 Inspector

The Inspectors Script is contained in its own folder and should be printed out and folded as the Character Scripts.

Inside the Inspector folder is another called Audio which contains MP3's for use during the game. The audio is the same as the printed script of the Inspector giving details at each stage of the game.

The Solution

This is the last printed and audio file.

It is always worth having this script handy, even if using the video or audio files, you never know when there might be a power cut!

The solution should also be printed and folded and we recommend putting a paper clip over the loose edges of this one so that it does not inadvertently come open for anyone to read.

Making The Most Of Your Theme

Where and how you run your game can make a real difference to its feel. Think about the game – is it appropriate to sit around a table, or would a lounge be more conducive. If you are round a camp fire would it be better to have the chairs in a circle? Would a poster over the window help the setting i.e. snow covered mountains if you are in a ski lodge. Small alterations to your home or setting can make all the difference to the game.

Specific Suggestions For Each Game

Just in case you are at a loss we have provided a suggested menu for each game. Don't be rigid about the meal, it should be easy to produce and serve during the course of the game, so go with what you are comfortable with. Now is not the time to try new recipes (unless you know you can pull them off), go with something tried and tested. You are meant to enjoy the game as well as your guests.

Player Reviews

Well "What a to do" with cast and crew all set for their big futures following the blockbuster film. Really great fun in destroying some and dampening other's future careers. As always guests are expected to doa bit of clever detective work to add to the enjoyment of the evening.
- Al