It’s the year 1923. You’re about to settle down for your noon tea when you receive a telegram from Lord William Bainbridge, inviting you to the next League of Bast meeting. It seems the Lord’s been at it again, heading off on adventures and retrieving interesting artefacts from his finds.
Your eyes go wide as one section catches your attention. Has Lord William really found evidence that the Egyptians could resurrect dead mummies back to the living? Your mood changes from mild curiosity to a dire interest on whether he’s pulling your leg or if these artefacts hold some unknown ancient magical power.
Head with us on an adventure in this exciting murder mystery game online! You can try out the demo as you follow the walkthrough below.
At the Buckley Manor in Oxfordshire
By the time you arrive at Buckley Manor in Oxfordshire, the night has taken a dark turn. There’s a storm overhead, with lightning casting shadows across the ground. It’s surely going to rain soon. The vehicle that transported you from the hotel in Oxford ominously leaves you standing before three people staring at you.
Victoria Buckey introduces herself as PJ and the owner of the manor and the host of the dinner. You note her formal British attire and athletic appearance, her long brown hair trailing down to her shoulders.
To her left is Dr. Charles Winchester, an American in a long coat, smoking a pipe. You notice quickly that he has a bandage on his left hand. Finally, you meet Michael Coleridge, an English man with a frock coat. His hands are slightly shaking, but you see he has a penchant for jewellery with a few rings on his fingers.
A car rolls up behind you. A lady climbs out and Michael greets her as Yana. They have a small chat before she vanishes to blooming lilies in the garden. While you wait in the cold, Phillipe and Sanura arrive shortly after. After talking to the host, they head off to find Yana for dinner. The final guests, Phineas, Sarah and Rudolph arrive shortly thereafter.
Victoria invites you inside out of the rain. As you talk to each character in this murder mystery team building game, you mentally take notes of what they’re saying and their behaviour. However, your attention is quickly drawn to the stunning rooms in the manor. From the stunning dining room that smells of wholesome meals, to the massive hallway with delightful decorations, to the elaborate study with a fireplace…
This manor really does seem to have it all. But where is Lord Bainbridge?
Murder at the manor
After exploring the manor, your heart stops as you hear a blood curdling scream. You’re not the only one alarmed as you all race outside to investigate the source of the noise. What you find stops you in your tracks, your mouth wide open as you stare in shock. Before you is a man lying in a pool of blood.
What on earth could have happened to him?
Investigating the clues
You now have access to all the manor’s rooms. While everyone is questioning what happened, you decide to investigate this strange death. Within the house, you can access the Laboratory, Study, Hall, Dining Room and Library. You’ll need to pay close attention to each room, as there are items and notes lying around that will help you build your case. When you enter the Dining Room, you notice a set of footprints on the carpet that may lead you to the next clue.
Studying alibis and building a case
Once you have the clues you need, take some time investigating each character’s alibis. Are they sound and can they prove where they were at the time of the murder? Did anyone’s behaviour seem suspicious, or do they have a past that may link them to the crime?
You’ll have to take notes and discuss your findings with your teammates, as you’ll need to present your findings and accuse someone of being the killer at the end.
Solve the mystery with Making Teams
With the Making Teams online murder mystery game, you’ll be able to enjoy solving it remotely from your homes or office. There are three rounds of gameplay, each with a set time and expectations. Your whole team will receive all the materials needed to complete the game, and there are breakout rooms where they can discuss their findings.
Please feel free to view the video walkthrough of the virtual murder mystery game to get an idea of what to expect!