The Last Gasp free intro

ForThe Last Gasp 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. 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 Coddingham Gazette.
  • 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, Forensic Reports, etc.
  • The solution!

A summary of the game

Designed for groups of 14 to 40 people, the Last Gasp runs for up to 4 hours and works particularly well over dinner. One person acts as co-ordinator,  responsible for making sure everything  goes smoothly and that guests receive 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 Earl of Coddingham’s lawyer, Sam Jenkins (short for Samuel or Samantha). One of the guests will be the murderer, although they won’t know this till the end.

As well as trying to identify who the killer is, every character will also have their own, personal objectives to pursue. These will sidetrack them into making deals, bribing people and getting involved in plenty of other activities along the way.

As proceedings draw to a close, people get the opportunity 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.

The Coddingham Gazette newspaper (part of free, downloadable, printable introduction)

The Last Gasp newspaper

The Last Gasp invite (part of free, downloadable, printable introduction)

The Last Gasp invite

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

The Last Gasp guest list Page 1The Last Gasp 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 Last Gasp to your basket:

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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.