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An Educated Murder Virtual Murder Mystery

Category: Entertainment

Start Date: 16/02/2021 20:30

End Date: 21/02/2021

Location: ONLINE EVENT: No Limits

Booking Essential: Yes

Description: The year is 1946 and the Place is Grimside Private School for the Sons and Daughters of Gentlefolk motto "Qui Pecunia Retribuit Vincit" – "Who Pays, Wins", located in the garden county of Kent. The Headmaster has gathered the senior staff before the school opens to explain that the finances are in a perilous state. With hidden secrets, accusations flying and crimes underway, it's not long before a body is found! With echoes of films from the era of St Trinian's and Happiest Days of our Lives, you're going to need your best detective skills to crack this case! Including: - Video footage - Clues - Puzzles - Prizes - Live suspect interrogations (optional) Prize: £50 Amazon voucher (winner to be chosen at random from all correct who-dunnit entries received) Prize £20 Amazon voucher for the most thorough explanation of how and why the murder(s) were committed. Certificates: For everyone who correctly identified the killer(s) Ticket price: £9 per household, plus voluntary donation to No Limits (+eventbrite admin fee) How to play: On 15th February at 5pm you will receive your joining instructions, explaining how to play and introducing the story and the suspects. Then at 12 noon on the 16th, 17th and 18th February you will receive, by email, video footage, evidence, clues and information related to the crime(s). View the video and consider the clues at a time convenient to you. Then on the evening of Friday 19th or Saturday 20th February you have the option* to attend a 'live' interrogation of the suspects via Zoom video conferencing where your skillful questioning can uncover new clues and confirm or break alibis. Following the interrogation you have until 6.30pm on Sunday 21st February to submit your answer, before all is revealed in a final email and the winner announced at 8.30pm! *If you would prefer not to attend the Zoom interrogation, that is fine, a recording of an interrogation will be emailed to you on Saturday evening. That way you won't miss a thing. If you are buying tickets for more than one household, please provide one name and email address per household when booking.** Please note: In order to take part in the challenge, your device will need to have the facility to play video. This could be a phone, iPad, laptop, computer etc.. What our customers say about our online events: "It was a fabulous experience and immense fun! Highly recommendable!!" "Engaging, witty and draws you in!" "Excellent and interactive production." "The challenge was fun and exciting and very much needed as a distraction in the current situation." "Many thanks and congrats to the team for putting on a great experience." "This was a great self-paced mystery with an interesting story line. Complex enough to keep you thinking but not impossible to give us hope." "What a welcome addition to our long lockdown evenings." "Thank you for getting our brains working and our suspicious minds racing. great fun and linked us as a family over the miles having fun when we couldn't visit." Q: Do I have to play at a particular time each day? No, if you register to take part, you will receive an email each day containing new clues and video footage. You can choose to view and discuss the materials sent at anytime convenient to you. As part of the production we will be hosting live suspect interrogation sessions (via Zoom video conferencing). We hope you will join us and ask your questions, however for anyone who is not able to attend, or would prefer not to, a video of the sessions will be made available afterwards, so you will not miss a thing. By taking part in the live interrogation session you are giving your agreement to being recorded and having the session placed as an unlisted YouTube video for the period of one week. Written by: Eric Petterson Adapted for the virtual world by: Bridget Wilkinson Please note that forwarding emails containing MurderedforMoney challenge materials to other households breaks the copyright regulations associated with this event and is therefore prohibited. GOOD LUCK! Please let us know you saw us on What's On in Dorset! REMEMBER CV19 RESTRICTIONS MAY IMPACT EVENTS: PLEASE CHECK WITH THE ORGANISER FIRST!

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