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Lapin kullan kavallus tausta
Lapin kullan kavallus


Experience northern mysticism during the 1950s gold rush in Lapland
2,5-3 h |
9-20 |
Finnish / English

This Murder Mystery uses card mechanics


Each guest gets their own character

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It's possible to eliminate or fight other guests

Card-based Murder Mystery with role characters for guests, includes possibility for violence

At the peak of the Finnish gold rush a small group of prospectors tries to find their fortune on a remote site, where no gold has ever been found. There are signs of some supernatural force lurking at the site. The locals fear the prospectors will disturb some evil spirits, but the group leader is obsessed with finding gold and lets nothing stand in the way of getting rich.

The gold rush of Finland started after the second World War and continued for almost two decades. Now the guests have the opportunity to experience the height of this gold rush in the 1950s and find out if there actually are some evil spirits at work on the site. Who finds the most gold and who sells the most moonshine? Who will be buried in the inhospitable ground of Lapland?

  • Each guest receives an invitation and a character by email

  • Tuoni Studios’ host is always present and acts as a guide to the program and its rules

  • Guests receive name tags, character sheets, and all the necessary cards and items on site

  • It is possible to fight or eliminate other characters

  • The duration is approx. 2,5-3 hours depenging on the number of guests and if there is a dinner served during the program

  • Language options: Finnish or English


Each guest plays a character in the Murder Mystery. Most of the characters are locals, including drunken gold diggers, boastful prospectors, a tough landowner, a concerned shaman, and a police officer who’s never in a hurry to solve a crime. Not every character is a Finn, as some visitors have come all the way from Germany or the Vatican, either attracted by the gold or the mysterious events surrounding the claim.



In the 1950’s any self respecting gold prospector wore flannel shirts and pants or jeans, with suspenders. You should’t forget the brimmed hat to protect your eyes from the sun of short Lappish summers.

Dressing up for the Murder Mystery’s theme helps you immerse yourself in the story and we encourage such endeavors. Character sheets give some ideas of what the character might wear or look like. We want to emphasize that dressing up is not necessary, and the most important thing is to feel comfortable in whatever you choose to wear. What you can find from your own wardrobe is sufficient, but if you want to put in some extra effort, you might find what you need from costume rentals, flea markets, or party prop stores.


This Murder Mystery uses cards (abilities, secrets, gossip, items) as props and keys to solving the case. When the program starts, Tuoni Studios’ host tells you how these cards work, and is present for the whole duration if you need any help with them later. Reading just one secret card seldom leads to any conclusions, so you’ll need more info from different cards and characters, and then start connecting the dots.


You’ll receive these cards at the start of the program, including any items your character might need.


The venue should have enough seats for everyone in case of a dinner, and ample room to mingle. A dining hall, a cabinet in a restaurant, a sauna venue or a cabin works great. There is no need for a stage nor AV equipment.


  • Acting or memorizing lines are not required when taking part in a Murder Mystery. No one is forced to exit their comfort zone. However, by throwing yourself into the story and your own character, you get the most out of the program.

  • If you normally need glasses to read, we recommend bringing a pair.

  • Conveying information and co-operating with other characters are the key to success in a Murder Mystery. Try to find characters you can trust, ally with, and share information with.

  • Each character has their own agenda, so don’t trust everyone.

  • If you feel stuck, ask the Tuoni Studios’ host for help. They’ll give you more tips on how to advance with your personal goals or solving the case.



Olli Nupponen


Tuoni Studios Ltd.


Gold, Greed and Murder: A Lapland Tale is an original story by Tuoni Studios. All rights reserved.

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