The Marketing Team hosted a special kind of party for our post-Valentine’s Day celebration. Dinner did not only come with sumptuous food but also with an interesting twist. Each of us received a digital invite from Murder Manila with an email from the “owner of the mansion” named Mr. Owen days prior to the event. Guests arrived at the party in character clad in costumes respective to the roles. Basically, murder happened during the party and everyone was a suspect. No one was allowed to leave the mansion. Everybody had different objectives to complete, but there was only one common goal: to find out whoddunit. Who’s the victim? Who’s the killer? What was the motive for murder?
Mystery Party: Murder Manila Presents Murder at the Mansion
The invitation from Murder Manila contained a character outline and an email from Mr. Owen. My character’s name was Ms. White, a maid who was hired by Mr. Owen a week ago. Nothing else was mentioned about the murder and no clues were given on how to solve the case. I supposed there would be another set of instructions to follow. Our first task then was to be in costume when attending the party and immerse ourselves in character.
Two gamekeepers of Murder Manila came to facilitate the event and explain how the night was to proceed. The game did not go by a script, but Murder Manila gave us enough details to do and look our part without being told exactly what to do and which steps to take next.
At the start, they handed each of us an envelope with confidential messages pertaining to the objectives and things to be aware about and “Mystery Money” that we could use to bribe the other players. As Murder Manila put it, “Bribery, cheating, blackmailing, and other creative means to acquire money are expected and encouraged.”
Mingling with others, knowing the characters and their relationship with one another, and staying focused were some important reminders that, if applied right, would help a lot in setting the stage for spontaneity and keeping the role play lively. It’s funny how we had so many improvisations on our character stories throughout the night! #CareerMode 😉
We were all invited to a mysterious party by an unknown host in the famous Mystery Mansion. Everyone except Dr. Brown, the butler, and the maid knew Mr. Green, the Banker since he’s the one handling the finances of his clients. The night turned fatal murder happened while we were having dinner.
We saw how Mr. Green fainted and died (of course, it’s all acting so don’t freak out just yet). 😛 We received a new set of detective kit which contained more information about the murder, plus some evidences which could lead to the killer’s hidden motives. Based on the materials, we questioned every suspect and put our detective skills to the test. After about an hour, Sgt. Slate, the Retired Cop, gathered all the facts and evidences to help us pin down who the killer was and decide on our accusation.
Finally, we were given scorecards to write down our main suspect. We also got to vote for the best dressed and best actor. The fastest to solve the mystery and the one who got the most money (from stealing and bribery) also won prizes. I’m not revealing who’s the killer, but you may guess it right when you see this picture:
In two hours, we experienced a captivating event where we were transformed to a world of mystery and hilarity while dining and enjoying delectable entrees at our office’s boardroom. 🙂 Murder Manila by Mystery Manila provides mysteries full of suspicion, intrigue, greed, love, hate, jealousy, and revenge… the perfect recipe for MURDER! It is especially fun for groups of friends, co-workers, families, and organizations. It’s not the typical party setup you know; it’s so much more. Whether you’re assigned as an innocent character or the suspect, the aim of the game is to have fun. And we did!