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A Bump in the Night - Murder at the Hill House

A Bump in the Night - Murder at the Hill House

Dinner is served, with a side of murder...

Dress up in your Victorian finest and join us for a multi-course meal served to you by Mr. Hill's servants. It is sure to be a magical evening until...there's a Bump in the Night! A murder to be specific. The important guests have too much to hide to let the police investigate willy nilly and so it will be up to you to help determine the culprit and focus the police on what really matters. You'll have a chance to interview wutnesses and suspects being free to roam the public areas of the house. Then you will have to determine whodunnit!

Saturday November 17th


Saturday November 24th

Saturday November 17th


Saturday November 24th

A Murder Mystery FAQ

What is the setting for this Murder Mystery?

This story takes place in the Victorian Era, circa 1894. Mr. James J Hill has invited many of the notables from St. Paul's high society to be his guests on an October evening.

How Should I dress?

This is an opportunituy to dress up in historical, Victorian outfits. Should you not have that, a tuxedo or evening gown should do. At the very least a suit is required for men and something elegant for the ladies.

What is on the menu for this event?

The menu is still being determined, but will likely include an appetizer, salad course, entree, and dessert.

What if I require a special diet?

That should be no problem.  Just let us know what the requirements are when you purchase your tickets (or later on if need be) and we will work with you to find a suitable alternate if required.

How will the murder mystery work?  Am I a suspect?

Because of the number of people attending, not everyone will be a character and potential suspect.  Instead, you and the other people at your table will work together as the detectives to solve the mystery that presents itself.  The various suspects, witnesses, and victim will be portrayed by actors and all you have to do is figure out what is going on.

When the mystery begins, you will be presented with the basic facts of the case.  The witnesses and suspects you need to talk to will be stationed in various rooms about the house. You will then have one hour in which to wander about the house and interview these people (in a group setting). You may pose questions to the person in the room or simply listen to what other people are asking. At the end of the hour, everyone will return to their tables and have sometime to discuss who they think is guilty and why. Then each table will vote for who they wish to accuse.

Who will the other people at my table be?

Each table seats 8 people.  If you buy 8 tickets, you can have your own table.  Otherwise we will do our best to match group sizes (i.e. sit couples with other couples, singles with other singles, a family with another family).

How much does it cost?

It is a flat $100 per person.  That includes both the mystery and the dinner. This is a fundraiser for our lodge so we certainly appreciate the support!

Is this something you might bring kids to?

In all honesty, any child under 13 would probably feel lost at this event and it wouldn't be a good value. The material will also be PG-13 with murder and adult themes involved.

How do I know if this is something really worth going to?

This mystery is being written by someone who has written half a dozen other murder mysteries for groups.  In this format, you're not playing a character, but that does allow you to focus on solving the mystery.  You'll get to interact directly with the people relevant to the mystery and the order of the interactions will be different for each person, making for a somewhat unique experience.  The storyline is also one we think you will find interesting as it does not immediately present itself as a whodunnit.  You'll be presented with a story, and then have to dig deeper if you want the truth.

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