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The Reading of the Will

The Reading of the Will is a murder mystery party game for 6 to 8 guests – download the free introductory pdf file. It is usually run around an evening dinner and takes about two hours.

The Duke of Felthorpe has suffered a tragic accident while locked in his bathroom. Distraught friends and family gather to hear the reading of the will. But was the Duke's death as innocent as it seems? (Probably not.) And will the last will still stand?

The Reading of the Will is a ‘sealed room’ downloadable murder mystery game. When the Duke of Felthorpe is found dead in his bath, everything suggests that his death was accidental. The room was locked from the inside and, to gain entry, the door had to be broken down. So surely no one could have got in there and killed him!

Everyone taking part plays a character who is here for the reading of the duke’s Last Will and Testament. The contents of the will are a surprise to almost all of them. So why did the duke make these last-minute changes? Was he being blackmailed? Was he mad? Should this will be thrown out – and replaced with an earlier one?

The murder mystery usually takes place during a meal. Fresh clues are introduced as the plot gradually unravels and evidence of murder emerges. One of the characters is the duke’s butler – did he do it? Or was it the duke’s maid? His idiot son? His idiot son’s scheming wife? By the time all is revealed, everyone will have had a great time playing their parts, working out whodunnit and trying to prevent other people accusing them.

Who is the Reading of the Will suitable for? Almost anyone. No acting experience is needed to enjoy it and no one will be expected to do anything that will make them feel awkward. Although some of the characters behave badly, we don’t believe the plot contains anything that would cause particular offence. But, because those under the age of 14 may have trouble understanding several matters referred to in the plot, we recommend it as suitable for those aged 14 and above.

How is the game delivered? Our games are delivered in downloadable PDF files immediately on purchase.

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

Buying The Reading of the Will

The Reading of the Will costs $29.99 (US dollars).

To purchase The Reading of the Will, 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 Reading of the Will, you are buying it from Murder Mystery Games Ltd. Don't forget to read their terms of trade.