Game designers solve mystery at Gorefield

Games company launches new murder mystery board game. Lynda and Tim Cowles launch a new murder mystery boxed games set. Picture: Steve Williams. Games company launches new murder mystery board game. Lynda and Tim Cowles launch a new murder mystery boxed games set. Picture: Steve Williams.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014
1:02 PM

A Fen based games company has released a murder mystery party box set that can be played by any number of guests even if some drop out on the night.

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Games company launches new murder mystery board game. Lynda and Tim Cowles launch a new murder mystery boxed games set. Picture: Steve WilliamsGames company launches new murder mystery board game. Lynda and Tim Cowles launch a new murder mystery boxed games set. Picture: Steve Williams

Gorefield-based D’Avekki Studios, who have been designing and selling games nationwide for the last 10 years, have released Murder at the Manor which is the first ever flexible boxed murder mystery game for 14 players.

The game is in the Flexi-Party range which allows hosts to invite any number of guests and still works even if guests drop out at the last minute, said games designer Lynda Cowles.

“This allows any number of guests from four to 14, and it still works even if you find yourself with extra guests or “no-shows” on the night. It really makes life so much easier for hosts,” she said.

Lynda and her husband Tim, who moved to the area from Milton Keynes three years ago, design and create the game sets themselves.

Mr Cowles, a former IT programmer, works as cameraman to shoot DVDs which are included in the box set to help set the scene and give instructions on how to run the party.

Mr Cowles said: “The games are designed so they are easy to use and pretty much run themselves.”

D’Avekki Studios is a family-run business which has been producing murder mystery games since 2004.

The dinner party games allow hosts to invite their friends to solve a murder in their own home. Typically, guests dress up as suspects in the murder and attempt to find out which of them is the killer by questioning each other and uncovering clues and are traditionally played with a meal or buffet.

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