Farthingay Manor is a downloadable murder mystery for 6 people. Your guests have all been invited to attend a country house weekend in England, August, 1924. They do not know their host Lord Farthing. They do not know each other. So why they were invited to Farthingay Manor? Over the course of the weekend, the truth gradually emerges…
The murder mystery is usually run over a meal but, if you are feeling particularly adventurous, you can run it in short bursts over a whole weekend. The characters include a vicar, a nun, a countess and a butler. All, of course, have dark secrets to hide. But who is the murderer? How is the King of Ruritania involved? And how many characters survive till the end?
This game is ideal if you are moving from the more traditional boxed games and want to stay with a murder mystery which unfolds in rounds. Each guest knows their character before the evening and will receive a booklet from you at the start of the night. As the guests move from course to course, the next part of the mystery is revealed as they read the next part of their character clues.
Usually the game lasts about 2 hours over a meal.
Buy and Download Our game is available as a downloadable PDF file very soon after purchase. We do not sell “boxed” versions of it.
What do I do next? Read and download the free Introduction (a PDF file which also forms part of the game). If you decided this is the game for you, click the “ADD TO BASKET” button on this page and then checkout. If you’ve already bought the game and need to access it, you can do so by downloading Part 1 and Part 2.
This game is set in 1924 in an English country house
Please visit the Costume Guide on our UK site if you want advice and help on how to dress accordingly.
Age Groups This Plot Suits
Although some characters in this game are thoroughly wicked, their behaviour is unlikely to offend most people. But those under the age of 14 may struggle to make sense of some of what happens. So we rate this game as suitable for anyone aged 14 and above.
Hire an actor
Our company is based in the UK in London and this is where most of our actors also live. If you want to hire an actor to run your event or get us to put together and manage everything for you, we’ll be delighted to do so. Please go to Options 2 and 3 on this page for more about how this might work.
Copyright Protection and Terms and Conditions
Our games are mainly intended for private groups and are bought under license to be played once. If you are a private buyer, please see our Terms and Conditions. If you’d like to raise money by running one of our games either as a charity or as a business, please see our Note on copyright at the bottom of this page.