St. Cakes free intro

ForSt. Cakes 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 guest character parts.
  • An invitation.
  • A copy of the School magazine.
  • A history of the School.
  • A guide to School Slang.
  • Notes on how to buy your game.

What is included when you actually buy it?

  • Character information for all of the guest characters.
  • Short speeches for a few of the guest characters to read out.
  • Team information for each team.
  • A step-by-step guide, explaining what the organisers need to do before and during the event so everything runs smoothly.
  • Paper props: clues, coroner’s reports, etc.
  • The solution!

A summary of the game

Designed for groups of 40-200 people, St. Cakes runs for about 3 hours and works particularly well over a meal. Two people will need to act as co-ordinators, responsible for making sure everything goes smoothly and that guests receive all the information they need. As you will see from the invitation, all the guests are supposed to be connected with St. Cakes School, either as pupils or teachers. (Fancy dress is optional, but strongly recommended.)

There are six main guest characters. Everyone will be given a team or “house” to belong to. Each “house” has its own Head of House (team leader), Prefect (motivator) and Swot (the clever one). One of the guests will, of course, be a murderer.

To help find out who this person is, every house is given a few clues soon after the first murder happens. They use the clues they have to trade and barter with other houses, in the hope of ending up with a full set. They also have a “St. Cakes Challenge” to complete, for which they will be asked to write (and perhaps perform) a new school song.

As proceedings draw to a close, the different houses 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 St. Cakes school magazine (part of free, downloadable, printable introduction)

St. Cakes School Magazine

St. Cakes invite (part of free, downloadable, printable introduction)

St. Cakes invite

St. Cakes School History and School Slang (part of free, downloadable, printable introduction)

St. Cakes School History and School Slang

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 St. Cakes 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$74.99.


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.