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The Auction

Following the suspicious death of Baroness Audry von Munchen, the fabulous von Munchen relics are to be auctioned off to the highest bidder. In the absence of a legal heir, it looks like all the proceeds will go to her favourite charity – unless a claimant comes forward at the last moment. What is the truth behind the Baroness's death? Only those who attend The Auction will find out…

The Auction is a murder mystery party game for 12 to 40 guests – download the free introductory pdf file.

At The Auction you will play a character in a fascinating plot of mystery, double-dealing, bribery, blackmail and intrigue. You will not just be watching, you will be completely involved in the wheeling and dealing. Can you outbid the opposition, keep your dark secret quiet and unmask the murderer? There is only one way to find out!

A week before The Auction all of the guests attending will receive the front page of Yesterday's News – the antique dealers' magazine. This explains the background to the auction, the unfortunate death of Baroness Audry Von Munchen and the relics found on her last archaeological expedition. There will also be a copy of the guest list with a brief description of everyone attending the auction, including the character you have been given. This might be a lord, lady, the butler, a priest or even a spy!

On the day of the event the guests will be met by the host, acting as the solicitor of the late baroness. When everyone has arrived the host calls the gathering to order, welcomes the guests and introduces Inspector Clu d'Eau. As the events start to unravel, everybody opens their own personal envelopes of information and finds out what they have been up to.

The guests are soon the suspects as they start questioning, bribing and blackmailing each other. Towards the end, the auction itself takes place. All the deals and maneuvering come to fruition in a competitive flurry of bidding. After the auction the various claimants to the money make their cases and the solicitor decides between them. Inspector Clu d'Eau announces that he has solved the mystery of who has murdered the Baroness. Everyone has a chance to make their accusations before the Inspector reveals all.

More than just a boxed version of a murder game, The Auction provides you with everything you need to run a fun, participative event for 12 to 40 people. Every guest has a character, with their own objectives and money and/or props, making the game both memorable and enjoyable for all kinds of people.

Because some of the guests at The Auction will have to play the part of criminals (including a drug-dealer) we think this game is suitable for people aged 15 and over.

The free introductory pdf file contains a list of all the guests, an invitation to send to your guests, and a copy of Yesterday's News – plus details of how to buy the game. The game is yours over the internet in 3 simple steps:

Buying The Auction

The Auction costs $44.99 (US dollars).

To purchase The Auction, follow these three steps.

Step 1: Download the free introductory pdf file. You will need the free Adobe Acrobat Reader to read this. If you do not already have Acrobat Reader, click here.

Step 2: Go to the Murder Mystery Games Ltd secure online shop.

Step 3: After you've entered your credit card or PayPal details, you'll be emailed the location of the main pdf files, plus the password required to unlock them. You can then download those files and enjoy the game!

Terms of Trade

Remember that if you buy The Auction, you are buying it from Murder Mystery Games Ltd. Don't forget to read their terms of trade.