Farthingay Manor free intro

ForFarthingay Manor 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 Part One and Part Two of the  main game. 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.
  • An invitation and list of all the character parts.
  • A copy of the News of the People.
  • A plan of Farthingay Manor.
  • 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.
  • All the other essential paper props.
  • The solution!

A summary of the game

“Murder at Farthingay Manor” is a murder mystery for 6 people, all of whom are given a character in the plot. It is usually run over a meal, with the person hosting the party also playing one of the characters.

The characters are all supposed to be attending a country house weekend in England in August, 1924. Among them are a vicar, nun, businessman, countess and music hall star, and attending on them is a smarmy, creepy butler called Jarvis.

As the mystery unravels, guests question each other (in character) and try to discover what everyone has been getting up to. Information about their own character and clues about the others are given to them, and new plot developments occur while the mystery progresses.

As proceedings draw to a close, people get the chance to make their accusations, then 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.

Farthingay Manor newspaper (part of free, downloadable, printable introduction)

Farthingay Manor newspaper

Farthingay Manor Invite and Guest List (part of free, downloadable, printable introduction)

Farthingay Manor invite and Guest List

Plan of Farthingay Manor (part of free, downloadable, printable introduction)

Plan of Farthingay Manor

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 Farthingay Manor to your basket:

Add to basket

then go to http://www.murdermysterygames.net/shop/cart 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$29.99.


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.