Newsletter 12th September 2010

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Newsletter 12th September 2010

Postby mo » Sat Nov 13, 2010 1:42 pm

New game! – The Spy Who Killed Me

"Welcome to Maudlin College, an institution with prestigious roots and an even more promising future. As we are nearing the end of the last term of the year, it is time to celebrate a hard year’s work – in the lab, the library, and on the water – at the glorious Summer Ball. Maudlin College’s best and brightest have gathered for a evening of celebration recognizing the recipients of prestigious research grants, and academic as well as athletic scholarships, which will be renewed – or not – this evening.
"It should be cause for celebration – but the evening is more sedate than planned; as the musicians arrived this evening, the Head Porter announced that Beth Garnet, one of this evening’s student honorees, was found dead in her room. There are whispers about that Beth lost her life because of her involvement in espionage – if that is true, she cannot be the only secret agent in the college."

Our latest murder mystery game, from new author Anastasia Kulpa, takes place at the height of the Cold War, when ancient ivy-clad colleges became the battlegrounds in a deadly struggle between rival spies. Will you be fighting for the free world, or will you be a Red under the bed? Not to mention those other important college concerns – romance, rivalry, scholarships and the boat crew!

The Spy Who Killed Me is for 14–18 players plus a host, and it was written to be suitable for adults or for kids down to the age of 15. It costs just 20 GBP.

You can find all the details about The Spy Who Killed Me here on our website:

Hollywood Lies in German

Hollywood Lies has been one of our most popular games ever since its launch, and we're delighted to now be able to offer a German translated version. Many thanks to Matthias Fischer for preparing the translation! You can find out about the new Hollywood Lies Deutsch here on our special page about German games:

Coming soon – Arabian Nights!

Our next game to be released will take place in the mystical world of Aladdin, Sinbad the Sailor, genies and flying carpets. The Sultan's daughter's fiancé has been found dead – who killed him? And who will she marry instead? Prepare to be swept away on an enchanted evening of thievery, investigation, betrayal, and magic!

For details about Arabian Nights, keep your eye on our website, or on our Facebook page where we'll be steadily releasing information: ... 7536139625

Wordle, and your stories, including MegaGambia

We love the free Web application Wordle, which makes 'word clouds' out of text that you submit to it:

We've made one of our own, using the various stories that you've been sending in to us about your parties. Take a look at it on our Stories page!

Here's a couple of great recent tales:

"What a night! One of the guests happened to live in a 30s colonial house stuffed with African artefacts, and letting us use it really made the [Death on the Gambia] night. It had several staircases, "secret" rooms and a great veranda, which we used as the deck. Everybody was scheming all over the place, but, alas, there was only one death. All I can say is, bring on the next!"
Jamie Cherrington, United Kingdom

"For my 15th birthday party we ran Lei'd to Rest and before the event everyone was very excited. Everyone turned up looking great as everyone dressed up and the house was decorated to look like a real Hawaiian beach resort. All my friends had a blast! It was so much fun and by the end of the night everyone was getting right into it and scrambling around to find last bits of information to try and solve not just the murder but the countless other mysteries as well. The plots were very well thought out and everyone since has been talking about the party and can't wait for the next one. This was the first murder mystery I've had and already people are asking when the next one will be. It was great fun and I would highly recommend Lei'd to Rest to anyone as it was so much fun and funny to see everyone getting involved in solving the case and the story was excellent. Thanks for such great work and we will definitely be running another one sooner rather that later as it was so much fun. Thanks for a great time!!!"
Terence Smith, Australia

And there's another party coming up, that we're really looking forward to hearing about – customer Lindy Moss is hosting a version of Death on the Gambia for a staggering 130 guests! The event is a fundraiser for the Brianna Gregory Foundation ( ), and we wish Lindy every success.

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