What is a Typical Murder Mystery Weekend Itinerary?
You’re being watched. Notice anything unusual about that other couple getting their room keys just ahead of you?
Friday Heavy Hors D’oeuvres or Dinner (Cash Bar):
Here’s where you get to meet the other guests. All you know at this point is that there are imposters in the group. Hmmm… that’s strange. Suddenly you start to notice that your drink smells like burnt almonds. You observe that everyone in the group has some suspicious characteristics about them. Then, of course, nobody believes a word you’ve said so far either. Suffice it to say this isn’t going to be the quiet little Reception you had imagined. After all, this is where it all gets started — usually with a bang. And you without an alibi. Because of the circumstances at this point, you may even start to notice how interesting it is the way seasoned Homicide Investigators can twist things around and make it look like you aren’t who you say you are. Particularly since that crumbled up piece of paper you casually tossed away during the cocktail party turned out to be a major clue. Oh well. A murder investigation is underway and so far you’ve managed to make it to the top of the suspect list. Who’s counting?
Perhaps a drink later in the bar and some casual conversation will turn up some new leads. Hopefully, somebody without a badge will still want to talk to you.
Saturday Breakfast and/or Lunch:
Seems the investigation has turned up a lot of new evidence. You begin to see a picture starting to form. Maybe that old lady across the room isn’t really old… or even a lady for that matter. Something’s not adding up.
Wait a minute! Another major twist! Shoot! Just when you thought you were onto something. After a hearty lunch, a new crime scene to explore and some updates you decide to enjoy one or two of the hotel’s (or the city’s) activities while at the same time keeping your eyes open. You decide to spend the rest of the afternoon non-chalantly grilling a few of your prime suspects — off the record, of course.
Saturday Reception (Cash Bar):
Why not? It’s time to celebrate. You’ve managed to narrow this down to one person and every clue turned up so far points in the right direction. You’ve got this nailed. Don’t say anything to anyone. You don’t want to tip ’em off. After all, there is a prize.
The piece de resistance! It’s a good thing you didn’t tell anyone about your theory — it just got carried out the door in a body bag. Now what? You gotta rethink this. Whoever’s running this weekend just announced that when we come into Brunch in the morning we have to hand in our solutions. All those clues, twists, turns. Mayhem! Wait a minute… what was it that guy said at lunch about… of course! You’ve got another idea! And it’s brilliant! After a cognac or two you might be able to put this down on paper.
You’ve handed in your brilliant solution. A hush falls over the room as our tireless Detective paces back and forth. There’s that smirk on his face again. He has it figured out. Do you?
Whether you won the Prize or not, you had a great time. Great location. Great food. Interesting people. You forgot about work for awhile… all those everyday annoyances… and even though you worked at the investigation… you relaxed. You feel good.
(Please Note: Itineraries and individual hotel amenities vary and are subject to change)