A government agent has gone missing and it's up to you to find out why. Dodge political corruption and murky mob operations at a local speakeasy.
London: a choice of bars in Zone 1
Murder Most Fowl is a game we run just for you. The story, clues and experiences are the same each time, but it's just you and your guests taking part at a time and place that suits you.
The mystery calls upon your detective skills in the services of a government agency, engaged to discover the whereabouts of Agent Quentin O’Sollace before the unthinkable happens. Dig down into London’s shady underworld and find the dirt on big business, corrupt mayoral candidates, and femme fatales - as well as the flouting of some pretty serious environmental bylaws.
This event is an indoor game that can take place in a number of London bars; we’ve got a couple of favourites, but we can also chat to you to work out a place that suits you best.
Clues, puzzles (and actors) are all installed around the bar space, meaning your guests can enjoy their drinks, socialise and pick up threads of the game around them as and when they like. Players will be briefed on arrival, and are free to play up until the game ends, when all will be revealed and prizes awarded to the most superb sleuths.
Please find a downloadable PDF with more information here, and FAQs below.
“Everyone was excited, inspired and really engaged with the game and trying to solve the mystery. It really was a lot of fun, extremely creative, and it appealed to everyone in lots of ways. ”
What’s it all about?
In Murder Most Fowl, you’re private investigators looking into the mysterious disappearance of Quentin O’Sollace, of the Department for Environmental Standards. Quentin was looking into the construction of the new headquarters building for the London’s popular late-night fast food company, Fowl Mouth Chicken. It should have been a routine enquiry, until...it wasn’t.
The bar you’ve arrived in was the last place Quentin was seen before his disappearance, and your host Alex Blane has reason to believe that several clues have led to this place being where you’ll find the answers, and, hopefully, discover Quentin’s fate.
How does the game work?
On arrival, your group will be met by host Alex Blane, who will introduce you to the mystery. In teams, you’ll be issued with the case file that will advise you how to investigate, and what you need to find out. By following leads, solving puzzles and interacting with characters, you’ll be able to discover the truth. Teams of investigators will be competing against one another and there will be rewards for the winning team.
How long does it last?
Your investigations will take from 2.5 to 3 hours in total.
Is this an outdoor event?
No - all the clues, characters and puzzles are contained inside a single venue.
Where does the game take place?
The game has been designed to work in a variety of private bars around London. They range from secret speakeasy bars, to old-fashioned drinking dens, modern cocktail bars and more, and are suited to a wide variety of tastes and group sizes.
You can find details of some of our favourites below:
W.M Barker & Co, Old Street Records, The Star Tavern, Old Mary's Cocktail Bar, Opium Chinatown, Islington Townhouse, The Castle Farringdon, The Back Room, The Hide Bar, The Drawing Room at the BFI Southbank
How many people can play this game?
The game can accommodate 20-55 players in total, although the game itself is played in smaller teams.
If you have a larger group of 40-80, then we can offer an expanded version of the game, with more clues, characters and content to enjoy.
Can I eat and drink during the game?
Of course! While it's not appropriate for a sit-down meal, tasty canapés, buffets, platters and any type of finger food is a fantastic accompaniment to the game. As for drinks, well - as long as things don't get too out of hand, we're not ones to deny you a glass.
Is this a team game?
Yes. We recommend playing as a small group of 2-5, though you could go ‘lone wolf’ if you like.
How much time in advance can you arrange a game?
We can book a game with up to three weeks’ notice - although the more time, the better of course!
How much does the game cost?
Prices work on a scale - the more people in your group, the lower the cost is per-head. The minimum cost of the game is £575+VAT.
There will also be likely to be a minimum spend required at the venue. This will vary on the venue, the time of the day and the day of the week you want to have your game on.
Can we play the game in a different venue?
This game involves clues and puzzles, specifically tailored to the venues we work with. For example a clue which you might find 'on the bookshelf' in one venue will be 'on the mantelpiece' in another, as well as other elements - essentially we rewrite the game for each new space.
If you want to have the game in a different private bar, we are happy to look into it. In order for you to have the best experience with the game, the room would need a bar, and a bit of character. Murder Most Fowl was designed for eclectic cocktail bar type spaces, so we couldn't make it work as it should in a conference room or very modern style setting, for example. Final say on the suitability of a venue goes to our Company Director.
Because it requires time and manpower to scope out new venues and devise new clues and puzzles, there is a bit of extra cost involved, a supplementary £150 inc VAT on top of the game price.
How do I find out more?
Get in touch! Fill in our enquiry form, email us on [email protected], or call the office on 07944 150448 any time 10am-6pm on working days.
We look forward to hearing from you!