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Murha Chicagossa

ONCE UPON A TIME IN CHICAGO

The city's most famous speakeasy acts as the stage for a murder investigation
2,5-3 h |
13-45 |
Finnish / English

This Murder Mystery uses card mechanics

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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

Juice Joint is the most popular speakeasy in prohibition era Chicago. The new owner of the joint wants to throw a party in memory of their late brother, the previous owner Louie Marie. Everybody knows that Louie was shot to death with the wife of a notorious gangster just the night before. Whoever killed them has a target on their back, but honestly, so does everyone else on the guest list.

Get ready for an unforgettable evening in Juice Joint in the roaring 1920s. The menu has some delicious courses for you to dip in: A cold-blooded murder, gubernatorial election, casting the world’s first talkie, colorful characters and maybe a small raid for dessert. You won’t be left cold, even if the evening kills you.

  • 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

  • The program can be presented in Finnish or in English according to your choice

 

CHARACTERS

The A-list of Chicago gathers at Juice Joint. Politicians with the stench of scandal in their wake, notorious mob bosses with their mollies, moneygrabbing movie producers, starlets chasing their dreams, original gangsters, hard boiled cops and of course the speakeasy staff are all present at the party. Add a few regulars, a femme fatale and grave secrets in the mix, and you've got yourself a killer cocktail.

 

DRESS CODE

You can dress up in 1920s fashion at the Juice Joint. The violin case is not mandatory.

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.

PROPS & ITEMS IN THE MURDER MYSTERY

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.

VENUE AND EQUIPMENT

The venue should have enough seats for everyone in case of a dinner, and ample room to mingle. A dining hall, large cabinet in a restaurant, a vaulted basement or even a nightclub giving out speakeasy vibes works great. There is no need for a stage, nor AV equipment.

TIPS & TRICKS

  • 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.

INFO AND REQUEST FOR A PRIVATE EVENT

WRITTEN BY

Miika Saari, Olli Nupponen, Peetu Maijala, Sami Villa and Santtu Pelkonen


PRODUCTION 

Tuoni Studios Ltd.

 

Once Upon a Time in Chicago is loosely based on the story Murder at the Juice Joint, but all plots and characters are created and written by Tuoni Studios. All rights reserved.

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