Murder Mystery Events

While partaking in a CluedUp Murder Mystery, you will have to interview suspects, sort through evidence and solve the case of who killed our unfortunate victim! This event works well as a standalone gathering or as part of a larger occasion.

To plan a future murder mystery night, simply browse over our selection of themes or let us create a customised event to suit your needs. More details about each package can be found below.

Dead Man's Chest

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Imagine your guest’s surprise when a group of pirates descend upon your function! They have just found the much-vaunted Dead Man’s Chest and are in party-mood. But when the treasure is stolen from right under your noses and the Pirate Captain is shot dead, a deal is brokered – you must find the murderer and the missing treasure in return for your lives!

Features and Benefits

Can be done in conjunction with our treasure hunt event 'The Hunt for Roughbeard's Treasure' or as a standalone event over a Pirate’s Banquet

Duration

2 to 3 hours over a meal

Participants

Minimum of 8

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  • “From initial contact through to the very end of the performance you were all nothing short of amazing. Thank you so much for such an awesome and professionally run evening which we will all remember fondly.”

    Craig Johnson,

Who Killed Bill Snitch?

'Who Killed Bill Snitch?' event logo

Bill Snitch has it all - good looks, fine clothes, fast car and seen in all the right places...a shrewd, successful and competent accountant - or so it seems. One night however, things don't quite add up and his ledger falls onto the wrong side. Uncover the real Bill Snitch and put the questions to his 'friends' and colleagues that many others were just too afraid to ask...

Features and Benefits

Can take place before, during or after a meal; or as a standalone event. The storyline can easily be adapted to feature content on your company and industry.

Duration

2 to 3 hours over a meal

Participants

Minimum of 8

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  • "Great time, great event and from my perspective, great outcomes"

    Karen Dovey, Exceed Window Maintenance

Staying Alive

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It’s 1977, and two fabulous contestants have reached the final of the world’s premiere talent show “Staying Alive”.  Both have managed to stay alive and amaze a global audience with their disco delights. But tensions are running high as we reach the final show. Who will take away the coveted prize? Who will find the Disco Inferno too hot? Will someone get Night Fever?  Don’t miss your chance to witness the thrilling conclusion of this cut throat competition!

Features and Benefits

The perfect blend of intrigue, entertainment, fun and audience participation – something for everyone!

Duration

2 to 3 hours over a meal

Participants

Minimum of 8

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  • "What an absolute blast! I have had feedback from all of the team and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the night and what fantastic actors you have. Thanks for a night full of laughs".

    Sandra McKenzie, Sales Operations Manager, BD

A Novel Death

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The 1920s...gangsters, flappers, prohibition and jazz. Join world famous author and master of the expose, Reginald Prepworth for the launch of his latest novel 'Hollywood Lies' a no-holds barred insight into the shady world of the Hollywood A-List. It’s a book launch that several of the guests are concerned about and for their own very good reasons…

Features and Benefits

A Novel Death has something for everyone - intrigue, humour, suspense, interaction and of course, a suspense filled climax.

Duration

2 to 3 hours over a meal

Participants

Minimum of 8

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  • “Thank you it was a great night and all those who went seemed to enjoy themselves.  The feedback has been so positive.  It’s also nice to know that after dealing with you for 3 events now you are still without a doubt the best in your field.”

    Suzette Leitner, WHK Accountants

Boiling Point

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Starting up a catering business named "Food To Die For" seemed like a good idea to Jonty Dough. He trained under the late great Jean-Luc Mangez and has hired the best chefs, as well as keen and eager support staff.  

Let Jonty and his team provide great food, wine and hospitality, until the intricate web of lies and deceit sees the evening spin out of control. Did someone reach their own personal boiling point or was it simply a true culinary disaster?

Features and Benefits

Designed to take place during a meal. This event is totally portable and can be staged in any venue.

Duration

2 to 3 hours over a meal

Participants

Minimum of 8

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  • "This evening by far exceeded my expectations! It was the most fun I have had in such a long time. My husband really enjoyed it as well, and everyone at our table was blown away by the effort that had gone into it."

    Melanie Upton , Vodafone

That Creepy House

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As you and your guests are welcomed to Creepy Manor’s much anticipated Halloween celebrations, you start to notice that things aren’t quite right. Your host for the evening, ‘The Master’ (an oddball if ever you met one), drops hints that this party may be his last...

Features and Benefits

Perfect for a Halloween or haunted house themed event

Duration

2 to 3 hours over a dinner

Participants

Minimum of 8

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  • “Friday night was fantastic, everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves. They are still talking about it in the office today, so great job”

    Amanda Fensom, NZ Racing

So Long, Jake Dusty

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It ain't as pretty as it seems out in the wild west and when local legend Jake Dusty is done away with, things get even uglier for the townsfolk of Dust Bowl. The newly appointed Sherriff has a list of suspects but that's where it ends - now he needs you to bring Jake Dusty's killer to justice. Join the Sheriff and a bunch of other suspicious characters for a hoe down...and a showdown!  

Features and Benefits

Can take place before, during or after a meal; or as a standalone event. Portable and adaptable to any situation.

Duration

2 to 3 hours over a meal

Participants

Minimum of 8

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  • "Everything went brilliantly on the night and your team and event was a huge hit. We do a lot of Gala / Award events, however this was the first time we had tried a 'murder mystery' concept and it has met with rave reviews!"

    Nichola Gold, Marketing Manager, Combined Insurance Company

The Final Whistle

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The final whistle has been blown on leading referee Jeff Devine - and it's clear that his death involved a serious infringment and true 'foul-play'. With four suspects being held for questioning, speculation on who killed Jeff Devine is getting out of hand. Was it first class referee Terry Fraser? Greta Hansel the physiotherapist? Crazed fan Dickie Armstrong? Or Jamie West, up and coming rising star? Their alibis appear solid, but can you exploit the weakness in their defensive line?

Features and Benefits

This event can be adapted to be about any sport of your choice – rugby, netball, cricket, bowls ...you name it, we do it!

Duration

2 to 3 hours over a meal

Participants

Minimum of 8

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  • "The feedback was all positive. I was pleased to see our people really getting into the theme and interaction, making it a very entertaining event".

    Judith Tanner, Steel and Tube

A Killer View

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Sandy Johanson is the head farmer at Boomrock. For Sandy, its the best place in New Zealand to work. Located in the hills north of Wellington with spectacular views of Cook Strait and the South Island, Sandy lives and breathes the place....well he did, until he was murdered in cold blood. Detective Nooey is called in to solve the murder, after all it took place on his patch. He's apprehended 4 suspects - a paua poacher, a local salesman, the landscape gardener and the junior farm hand. Each has a motive for murder but an alibi as solid as Boomrock itself. Work with Detective Nooey and bring justice to this rural wonderland.

Features and Benefits

A unique event delivered exclusively at Boomrock Lodge, north of Wellington

Duration

Over the course of your meal

Participants

Minimum of 8

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  • “A Killer View really was the perfect balance of taking part in a stimulating and engaging CluedUp murder mystery event and soaking up the superb Boomrock hospitality”

    Jeremy Cox, Rental Sales Manager, Vidcom New Zealand

A Mountain of Murder

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Welcome to the world of extreme alpine skiing - a highly competitive and dangerous business - add in a $10 million prize, a jealous wife, a mad Russian, a debt-ridden alcoholic, and a dubious doctor and you have an evening of murderous intrigue. Meet and mingle with the high celebrity stars of this sport until the quest for fame and wealth will get the better of someone and you and your guests become witness to a chilling murder!

Features and Benefits

Can take place before, during or after a meal; or as a standalone event. The perfect mix of entertainment and interaction.

Duration

2 to 3 hours over a meal

Participants

Minimum of 8

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  • "Thank you very much for a very successful event"

    Veronique Briatore, Event Manager, Russell McVeagh

Monkey Business

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Animal trainer Bob Boon is the talk of the Zoo. So when Bob ends up dead, the zoo keepers must get to the bottom of this monkey business. Is there a snake in the grass? Or is it just a case of jungle fever? Join us for a murder mystery dinner full of comedy, intrigue...and a sting in the 'tale'!

Features and Benefits

Designed to take place over a meal. Lunch, dinner / BBQ options available.

Duration

2 to 3 hours over a meal

Participants

Minimum of 8

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  • "The evening went so well and the event was full of laughs. The actors were amazing and all the teams really got into it. Thanks so much for all your efforts"

    Moira Jones, New Zealand Food Safety Authority