Gangster Murder at the 1920 Speakeasy – January 26th

Date and Time – Sunday – January 26th – 3:00 PM
Place – The Michael Lyons Residence 1436 Columbine Dr, Schaumburg
RSVP by Phone – Chris Lyons 847-567-0344
RSVP by Email –     sue.benker@comcast.net or chrislyons@yahoo.com

Please RSVP January 24 or sooner
Upon RSVP, you will receive the secret password.

Speakeasy Appropriate Appetizers Will Be Served. Please Bring One to Share.

The Gangster Murder at the 1920’s Speakeasy

The year is 1922 and the act of prohibition has forced all drinking establishments to close. Without easy access to liquor and establishments, “Speakeasies” such as The Caterpillar Club have sprung up all over the country, however this is the first of its kind in this city. It’s a usual night at The Caterpillar Club – until, that is, the biggest organized crime boss and mobster in the city is found dead! Suddenly, the patrons find themselves suspects in a murder investigation that has to be kept “hush hush” in order to keep the coppers away and the speakeasy open!

So You’re Attending a Mystery Party…

Mystery parties are a lot of fun. If you have been invited to a mystery for the first time, you’re in for a real treat. How to play a murder mystery game at a party There has been a murder or a theft! (*gasp*!) But we all know that – that’s the reason we’re getting together, after all. The suspects, anywhere between 6 and 18, will quickly make themselves known. Perhaps you’re a suspect yourself, but you may just be an ‘investigator’ or ‘sleuth’, questioning the suspects, gathering intel and piecing together the puzzle in order to correctly cast your accusation at the end.

If you’re merely attending as an investigator, this sleuthing is the extent of your role. In preparation for the big event we recommend screening old episodes of Murder She Wrote and Agatha Christie movies. Plan out some questions in advance, like ‘where were you at the time of the murder?’ ‘can anyone verify your whereabouts?’ or ‘did you have anything against the deceased?’. From there as you ask the suspects questions, their answers will lead you to more questions. Regardless of your current experience or comfort level, you will quickly find yourself cross-interrogating suspects to identify holes in their stories.

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7 Responses to Gangster Murder at the 1920 Speakeasy – January 26th

  1. PattiB PattiB says:

    Fun time…thanks to Chris and Mike our marvelous hosts…it was a party to die for and I should know since I was the murderer. Lots of interesting characters (and those were just the regular Seeley Street crowd). Bilbobaggins even made an appearance!

  2. avatar Ludy says:

    I’ve been tempted to kill people! This might just be my chance.

  3. Sue B Sue B says:

    Note: Party starts at 3 pm

  4. Jim Gilbert Jim Gilbert says:

    Unfortunately, at this date, I will be with Miss Scarlet and a candlestick in Room 119.

    • avatar Richard says:

      She said you “had it coming” and the “she’d bludgeon you again in a flash”..

      But now everyone at the party will know whodunnit.. but you were found bludgeoned, stabbed, shot, poisoned, impaled with a pipe, and bones broken with a plumber’s wrench. Then there were pieces of you scattered in all the rooms.. And everyone confessed..

  5. avatar Richard says:

    I vote that ‘Jimmy the G’ would be the most likely to be murdered among the group..

    He had it coming !!

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