Vanished in Vegas is a murder mystery game for 15 to 20 guests and a host. It is set in present-day Las Vegas, in The Sapphire Hotel and Casino. Download the free introductory pdf file.
Vanished in Vegas is a thrilling evening of gaming and escapades on the Vegas Strip! Your guests will be in the middle of the action, and it will be up to them to wheel and deal to get what they want. Will they achieve their goals, keep their secrets hidden, and survive Vanished in Vegas?
|See stories and pictures from Vanished in Vegas.
|Read the Las Vegas Sunny Times.
Welcome to Las Vegas, where, as the saying goes, “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.”
The Sapphire Hotel and Casino hosts Vegas’ hottest ticket – Jaspar the Great’s Magic Show. Jaspar never disappoints, and his show climaxes with his famous vanishing act, where he disappears into a case and reappears wearing an extravagant costume unique for each show!
Tonight, however, when his assistant unveiled the case, Jaspar did not reappear – the case was empty! His assistant shrieked and ran off the stage in tears – but was that all part of the act? What happened to Jaspar?
It is now an hour later, and Jaspar has yet to make an appearance. Undercover FBI agent, Declan Grant, is holding everyone in the casino for questioning. Everyone may mingle but cannot leave until the mystery of Jaspar’s disappearance has been solved.
The pandemonium is just beginning… a magician, a bag of money, and a pet chihuahua have all vanished. Who is responsible? A ghost and a Bengal tiger aren’t the only suspicious culprits. Con artists, mafia thugs, blackmailers, and thieves will all come into play.
Get ready for a one-of-a-kind, spectacular evening at The Sapphire on the Strip in Vanished in Vegas!
Vanished in Vegas lasts for about four hours and is suited to an evening. It is often played over a meal – a finger buffet if possible, to allow guests to circulate and talk in private.
Includes rules for combat.
The free introductory pdf file contains an introduction to the game, a cast list of all the characters, and a copy of the Las Vegas Sunny Times.
Cast of characters
The Sapphire staff
- Tyler Bennett—hotel owner
- Harley Jones—pit boss
- Declan Grant—blackjack dealer and undercover FBI agent
- Brighton Hall—cabana host
- Adair Warner—jewelry shop owner
- Franny Green—head housekeeper
Performers and entertainers
- Greta Starr—showgirl
- Amber Lee—magician’s assistant
- Dakota Allen—comedian
- Tatum Young—pop star
- Gloria Martin—lounge singer and Jaspar’s wife
Guests and visitors
- Sheldon Cruz—governor of Nevada
- Monique Cruz—Love Animals president
- Jules Stone—wealthy gambler
- Will Davis—newlywed groom
- Lily Davis—newlywed bride
- Sadie Bennett—hotel owner’s ex-wife
- Don Giordano—Mafia boss
- Sidney Thomas—animal rights activist
Vanished in Vegas is for 15 to 20 guests:
- 15 guests (6 male, 4 female, 5 any)
- 16 guests (7 male, 4 female, 5 any)
- 17 guests (7 male, 4 female, 6 any)
- 18 guests (7 male, 5 female, 6 any)
- 19 guests (7 male, 6 female, 6 any)
- 20 guests (7 male, 7 female, 6 any)
You also need a host – someone to organize the party and ensure everything runs smoothly.
How Freeform Games murder mystery games work
Vanished in Vegas is unlike other murder mystery games. Although the game starts with a murder, each character has several goals they must try to accomplish. While they may want to solve the murder, Vanished in Vegas contains plenty of other plots and secrets to keep everyone busy. Vanished in Vegas isn’t scripted, and lets the players decide how to achieve their goals and thwart their enemies.
On the evening of the game the guests are met by the organizer and welcomed to The Sapphire Hotel and Casino.
They then receive their detailed backgrounds – including dark secrets, objectives and money. The fun then begins as they form alliances, blackmail each other, steal items and maybe even try to murder one another! Along the way they may uncover some of the mysteries of Vanished in Vegas. Who has been stealing historical artifacts? Who is here under a false identity? What happened to the promising new radio technology? And, of course, what happened to Jasper the Great?
Finally, the game concludes and everyone finds out how they did, and what secrets everyone else was concealing.
Recommended for ages 15+
We recommend Vanished in Vegas for those aged 15+, as it contains gambling themes, embezzlement, and romantic rivalry.
Sometimes you have too many guests and need more characters. So most games have free extra characters (written by us or previous hosts) included in the download when you purchase the game.
- ‘Ginger’ Roberts – freelance reporter in search of the big story. (Any)
(by Freeform Games)
Please note that we haven’t always tested these – and they may not tie in exactly with our games.
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