Corydon Murder Mystery Dinner 2012

Yesterday evening (August 4th), Kate and I attended the Corydon Murder Mystery Dinner, and we had a great time!  The theme/setting was a New Year’s Eve party at a notorious 1920’s gangster nightclub (The Four Deuces), and there would be secrets, and plots, and betrayals.  And, maybe a few murders!

We bought our tickets a couple of weeks beforehand, then they emailed us our ‘character profiles’, which described the persons we would portray, so we’d know how to act and to interact with the other characters.  I would attend as ‘Capo “Toto” Tequila’, and Kate would be my wife, ‘Vicky Ravioli-Tequila’.

The character profile documents also gave us a list of the other attendees (by character name), and a thumbnail profile of them.  Wodda bunch of cheats and thieves  🙂  Just before the party we were given the password (“The cat’s pajamas”) which would allow us to gain admittance to the festivities.  So, we were forewarned and forearmed to some degree, and we entered the club to see if we could figure out who might be killing whom.  First, we had to check out the hors d’oeuvre table, and found some wonderful nib-lets  🙂

There were several murders during the evening – the assassin might stroll up to the intended victim, lure him/her to a secluded area, then present the ‘weapon card’ and pronounce them dead!  The victim would have to fork over all the casino cash they had left, and were then taken away somewhere to be re-born as a lesser character.  No one had to sit on the sidelines after being murdered.

Partway through the evening we were seated in side rooms and were served a really nice meal, and this gave us another opportunity to try to gather facts about other attendees who might be suspects.  I found out that ‘sleuthing’ might not be one of my strong points – Kate was very good at it!

At the end of the evening we filled out our ‘guess forms’ to try to win a prize for identifying the culprit or culprits.  Again, I didn’t do too well  😦  At least I survived the evening – Kate didn’t fare too well there.  When asked why the villain chose Kate’s character to murder, he announced that she was “too mouthy”.  No comment!  🙂

As I said, we had a wonderful time, we look forward to doing it again next year.  Maybe we’ll see you there, yes?

I took a few pictures during the evening, and I apologize for not including everyone.  Some of the pictures just didn’t turn out (I was using my little pocket camera), and some of the folks just forgot to wander in front of the lens.  But, enjoy!

2 responses to “Corydon Murder Mystery Dinner 2012

  1. We had a great time at the dinner. Do you know just how hard it was for me to act rudely toward Kate? Not so much for you…

  2. Hello Jim and Kate, we’re a start-up Murder Mystery Party company based in the UK (, and we’d like to offer you one of our games for free, in the hope that if you like it you might blog about us. They’re terribly easy to organise – our website sends out the invitations directly, by email. If you’re interested, get in touch at, and also please feel free to pass the offer on to other bloggers. Regards, Martin

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