'Death of a Volunteer (Canada)'  Game Synopsis

15+ (cast of 8)

It's 1944. The war in Europe is still raging on. To honor the unsung heroes of the home-front, Paul E. Tischan is to present journalist Charlotte Gaffe with the "Volunteer of the Year" award. But as she steps forward to receive the prize, she drops dead on the podium of what looks at first like a heart attack. But was it? When Inspector Flic arrives on the scene, everyone becomes a suspect. It certainly looks like "no good deed ever goes unpunished..."

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A 1940s murder mystery set on the Canadian home front during the age of Swing, Big Bands and the Second World War. (USA version available)

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  • Host Instructions
  • Guest Instructions
  • Character Descriptions
  • Character Motives
  • Game Clues
  • Print-able Invitations
  • Email-able Invitations
  • Invitation Tracking
  • Name Tags
  • Pre-Game Clues
  • Suggested Recipes
  • Tips from Other Hosts
  • Bulk Emailing Tools
  • Scripts (Large Group Games Only)
  • Cast Materials (Large Group Games Only)

Team-Building Features (Available only in Team Building version)

  • Facilitator's Instructions
  • Team Assignments Tools
  • Team Building Activities
  • Table Tents
  • Team Building Tips and Suggestions
  • Questionnaires and Team Review Tools
  • Awards

Murder Mystery Reviews

We used the game as a team building activity with our teachers when they returned from their summer vacation. Working as teams, they had to announce their team decision before going into the final act. It was great watching the dynamics of the group as they had to come up with one solution as a group. It was the best opening activity we have done with staff in many years.
Gary M. - Arroyo Grande,
Tuesday, August 31, 2010