A Taste for Wine and Murder

Murder Mystery Party

 

 This game provides a memorable dinner party experience.

A body was discovered at California vineyard, and you must solve the murder before the killer strikes again..Invite friends to dress up and play the roles of the devious suspects, each with his or her own character booklet with roles and background info.

The annual wine-tasting festival in California Wine Country is in full swing when the body of local vineyard owner, Barry Underwood, is found hidden beneath his wine cellar. Barry has been missing for six long years but with the discovery of his body comes a wealth of new clues to solve the mystery. It's a vintage murder and you may be a suspect.
 
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Players: 6 to8          Ages: For Adults
Contents:​
  • Party Planner with recipes and menu by Cookbook Author Sandra Gluck - including music and decorating tips
  • Character Booklets for all suspects, includes their roles and background information
  • Eight Place Cards
  • Eight Party Invitations and Envelopes
  • Six Secret Clues
  • Compact Disc with an introduction, summary of events and solution to the crime.
  • Game Rules
  • Audio Tracks
In 1985, University Games introduced the Murder Mystery Party to the world as its first game. Years later, these parties-in-a-box still include everything players needs to solve a murder during an evening with friends.

About the Characters 

TINY BUBBLES: 

Barry's fiance at the time of his death. Perky and pretty, Tiny has an effervescent personality and razor sharp mind. She is now married to the new winery owner, Ralph.

OTTO VON  SCHNAPPES:

A German wine merchant. Boisterous and fun-loving Otto attends wine festivals around the globe, buying the best vintages for distribution in Europe. It is said Otto's preference for red or white can be influenced by green.

MARILYN MERLOT:

Marilyn was crowned Wine Princess at the festival five years ago, then went on to become a Hollywood movie star. She's returned to to Napa Valley for the Wine Festival and to gloat over her success.

RALPH ROTTENGRAPE:

Barry's first cousin and heir-apparent to the Underwood Wine Estates. Long considered the black sheep of the family, Ralph  took over as manager after Barry's disappearance and has been running things his way ever since.

PAPA VITO:

Brought over from Italy sixty years ago to develop Underwood Wine Estates, Papa Vito has devoted his life to the vineyards. Now he just wants to retire and drink a little vino in the afternoon.....Salute!

HEDY SHABLEE:

The owner of the neighboring vineyard and a fierce competitor of the  Underwood's. Barry's disappearance has uncorked a new vintage of troubles for unhappy Hedy.

BONNY LASS  ( extra guest - non-suspect)

A Scottish tourist who has attended the wine festival while vacationing in California. A mystery writer and best-selling novelist, she knows a thing or two about hidden bodies and old wine cellars. 

BUD WIZER: ( extra guest - non-suspect)

The FBI agent assigned to investigate Barry's murder. Bud is a beer-drinking man with no appetite for wine. He is determined to put a cap on  this unsolved mystery.

Murder Mystery Party Packages

Let us help you create a magical, memorable, fun party.

Sign up or call for a consultation to reserve and plan your party.

805-444-1012

 Introductory Murder Mystery Party Package for 6-8 people    -    $295.00*
Comes with the use of the game and 6 - *Basic Theatrical Quality Costumes 
                  ( *A basic costume rents from $35.00 to $70.00)
+ plus cleaning and a refundable security deposit hold.***
      Additional costume rentals are available from $35.00 to $135.00 each
       Deluxe Murder Mystery Party Package for 6-8 people   -   $495.00 **
Comes with the use of the game and 6 - *Deluxe Theatrical Quality Costumes
  ( **A Deluxe costume rents from $75.00 to $135.00)
+ plus cleaning and a refundable security deposit hold.***
      Additional costume rentals are available from $35.00 to $135.00 each
 
 
***With a security deposit hold, we take down your credit card number but do not run it through, unless there is a problem when you return the game and costumes.
A non-refundable $200.00 deposit is required to hold your costumes
and your party's  date. 

Let us help you create a magical, memorable party.

Sign up or call for a consultation to reserve and plan your party.

805-444-1012

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1169 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. 
Thousand Oaks, Ca. 91360
  805-444-1012
Tuesday to Friday  11am to 6 pm
Saturday 11am to 3 pm
( call first to confirm we are there, we occassionally do vintage shows on Saturdays)