The Auction free intro

ForThe Auction banner 300x250 a free, downloadable and printable version of all this, please click here.

The rest of the information you need to put the game together is contained in the main game (with drug use references) or alternative main game (no drug use references). Before you buy it, please check that your software and hardware are compatible with ours by printing out the free, downloadable, printable version of this document.

What is in this section?

  • A summary of what our murder mystery is about.
  • A list of all the character parts.
  • An invitation. Please don’t send this out until you have bought the rest of the plot, where you will find out which characters to include in your version of it.
  • A copy of the antique dealers’ magazine “Yesterday’s News”. This gives guests some background on the plot.
  • Notes on how to buy your game.

What is included when you actually buy it?

  • Character information for each guest.
  • A step-by-step guide on how to run it.
  • A chart which shows how to allocate the characters: which to keep and drop.
  • Paper money and all the other essential paper props: Wills, Birth Certificates, coroners reports, etc.
  • The solution!

A summary of the game

Designed for groups of 12 to 40 people, the Auction lasts up to 4 hours and works particularly well over dinner. One person acts as co-ordinator, responsible for making sure everything runs smoothly and that guests receive all the information they need. They, like all the other guests, also have a character to play in the mystery.

The co-ordinator plays the role of the lawyer. Overseeing the auction, Freddie Farr (Freddie can be male or female). One of the guests will be the murderer. As well as trying to identify him/her, other characters also have objectives of their own to pursue. These will get them talking to everyone else as they make deals, bribe, blackmail and become involved in various dodgy goings-on.

As proceedings draw to a close, everyone will be given the opportunity to make their accusations, before the correct solution is revealed and the murderer is unmasked.

For a more detailed description of the game, please click here.

Who has booked our murder mysteries before?

We have been running murder mysteries professionally in the UK since 1989. Hundreds of blue-chip businesses have booked us, and a list of satisfied corporate customers is on this link to the web site of our Murder Mystery and Mayhem sister company:

Our games have also been bought and enjoyed by many private customers for dinner parties, birthday bashes and other fun gatherings. Please do not think, however, that you can just download the game and let it run itself. By getting it at a much lower price than if we put it together and run it for you, you will obviously have to put in some work to make it a real success. But rest assured that thousands of people all over the world have done so before – and been very happy with the result.

Yesterday’s News newspaper (part of free, downloadable, printable introduction)

The Auction newspaper

The Auction invite (part of free, downloadable, printable introduction)

The Auction invite


The Auction guest list (part of free, downloadable, printable introduction)

The Auction guest list Page 1The Auction guest list page 2

How To Buy Your Game

Available from anywhere in the world, the printed version of this game is only available by download from the Internet. When buying a game from us, you must respect the copyright terms as set out here. In particular, you agree not to run your game commercially or for profit unless you have received our specific, written consent to do so.

To buy online

The payment system is very secure. We don’t receive or store any of your bank details ourselves. Instead, your payment will be processed via PayPal which encrypts and protects your personal details using SSL.

Please add The Auction to your basket:

Add to basket

then go to and follow the instructions you find there. When we receive your payment, we will e-mail you a password which will enable you to download the main game. Yours for US$44.99.


The game comes “as is”. Any disputes arising from the sale of the game are subject to the laws of England and Wales (where we are based), regardless of the geographical location of the customer.