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A meal time mystery game that has a great balance
of fun, problem solving, creativity and teamwork.

Overview

Our murder mystery team building scenario is a great way to liven up your dinner, cocktail hour or reception while maintaining a teamwork component. Nine of your participants become characters for the mystery, without needing to memorize a single line. Everyone in the room works in small groups (not as individuals) to solve clues, answer trivia and complete other challenges. In order to win, a team will need to solve the murder mystery AND earn as many bonus points as they can. Works well as a corporate murder mystery party or a murder mystery game for larger groups.

Agenda & Activities

Atlanta Challenge provides the Facilitator / Narrator to lead the murder mystery team building game, props for participant-characters, clue and trivia packets, and other program materials. The Atlanta Challenge Facilitator coaches the characters on their duties before the program starts. The characters do not know who the villain is, even if it is their character, so they can be fully engaged participants. For the most fun and best fit to the story line, the “victim” is the highest level person in the group. The table-teams for solving the mystery can be assigned in advance, or randomly upon arrival.

  • Prior to the start of the program, the 9 participant characters are given a quick orientation to the program and how to fulfill their parts. There is nothing to memorize, so being a character is stress-free.
  • Upon arrival, each table-team receives an introduction to the murder mystery team building and their first challenges.
  • The primary characters are introduced and the stage is set for the mystery.
  • Just after your first course is served, the guests witness the murder, but there may be more…
  • Between each course of the meal, the mystery continues to unfold with more dramatic action and clues that will lead to the mystery’s conclusion.
  • Before desert, each team makes their accusations and provides their analysis of what happened.
  • The solution is dramatically revealed around the time dessert is served.
  • The facilitator announces the winning team—the one that solved the mystery and earned the most points in the team challenges.
  • The program ends with a brief discussion on team work (when appropriate), acknowledgement of your team characters, and bringing up the cast for a picture and round of appreciative applause.

Enjoy this story? The storyline in this event continues in our Murder Mystery Hunt, Portable Escape Room, Virtual Escape Room, & Impossible Mission programs.

Goals
  • Understand effective information sharing and task allocation.
  • Practice collaborating and managing time to solve multiple challenges at once.
  • Get to know team mates better while building morale & camaraderie.
Logistics

Length: 2-2 1/2 hours

Activity: Light

Location: Indoors in a private room at a restaurant or hotel.

Group Size: 20-200 people

Includes: Complete facilitation, event materials, character coaching session, character props, downloadable event pictures & videos.

“Thank you so much for contributing to the success of our team building event. We started our meeting this morning laughing and recalling the activities. What an amazingly fun evening we had with the murder mystery. Your program is the ultimate in team building. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!”

Kimberly Clark Corp