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Cudham Riding Club

Homicide, horse-trading and horrid goings-on: a murder mystery in which it's not just the horses that get taken for a ride!

Cudham Riding Club is in turmoil following the untimely death of its Founder and Chairwoman, Lady Amanda Cudham. All the members of the club are invited to a special meeting, to decide who should replace Amanda. Old scores will be settled, evil crimes uncovered, and there will even be time for some horse-trading…

Cudham Riding Club is a murder mystery party game for 14 to 40 guests – download the free introductory pdf file.

Set in timeless rural England, Cudham Riding Club offers all those taking part the chance to belong to the stirrup set for a few hours. Everyone is given a character, and whether you end up playing a Lord, a Lady, a dustman or a horsemeat wholesaler, you will encounter more skulduggery, adultery, coercion and crime than in the entire works of Jilly Cooper, Joanna Trollope and Dick Francis.

Lady Amanda Cudham, founder and chairwoman of the club, has died in tragic and mysterious circumstances. Our plot unfolds during a meeting of the club, where members decide who should replace Amanda as chairwoman.

Invitations are sent out in advance, so everyone knows which character they are playing and understands some of the background. The plot is usually run over a meal and, as well as solving the murder, characters are given other objectives to achieve. Some, for instance, want to become the next chairwoman. Some have guilty secrets to keep hidden. Some have scores to settle. And everyone is keen to get rich, buy and sell a few horses, and place a few bets before the Race of the Season (the Isle of Man Handicap) gets underway.

No knowledge of horses is needed to run or enjoy this plot. How much guests become involved is up to each individual but, in our own experience, even the quiet ones become utterly caught up in the action.

Towards the end, a live commentary of the Isle of Man Handicap is read out and winning bets are paid out. The guest playing Inspector Dawdley then gets everyone into teams and invites each of them to put forward their solution. Finally, Dawdley reads out the correct solution, arrests the murderer and brings a fun-filled, highly entertaining and irresistibly silly occasion to a close.

Word of warning:

The behaviour of some of the characters in Cudham Riding Club is appalling: they take drugs, they gamble, they cheat on their partners, they kill. As a result, we consider the plot to be suitable only 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 the Cudham Courier – plus details of how to buy the game.The game is yours over the internet in 3 simple steps:

Buying Cudham Riding Club

Cudham Riding Club costs $44.99 (US dollars).

To purchase Cudham Riding Club, 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 Cudham Riding Club, you are buying it from Murder Mystery Games Ltd. Don't forget to read their terms of trade.