Murphy's Wake

murder mystery party game
6 - 8 Guests (18 and over)
Base price:
$ 34.95
E - Everyone
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Patrick Murphy was the most popular man in town - he owned the highly successful town pub, was a large contributor to the parish charities, and came home every night to his lovely and devoted wife. Last week he was killed coming home late from his pub. At first, everyone thought it was a tragic ac...


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Patrick Murphy

murder mystery party

Patrick was a successful businessman who had turned the town's local pub into a roaring success. His was the classic story of someone who started from a humble background and made his success on his own wits and charm. He married Anne several years ago and insisted that it was a successful marriag...

Anne Murphy

murder mystery party

Anne Murphy is a woman of great beauty and fragile temperament. Although she was first engaged to Patrick's best friend Liam, Anne married Patrick a few years ago. She has always claimed to be completely happy in her marriage.

Brian Callaghan

murder mystery party

Brian has always been his sister's protector and has been worried that the Murphys' marriage is not all it seems to be. His career as a professional soccer player keeps him away for long periods. A recent injury has resulted in a long rest period during which time he is staying with Anne and Patri...

Bridget Gallager

murder mystery party

Bridget left town several years ago after her mother's death and did not return until she mysteriously appeared a week before Patrick's untimely death. She refused to attend Patrick and Anne's wedding as she said she disapproved of her brother's choice. She is a woman of strong opinions and determ...

Liam Flynn

murder mystery party

Liam and Patrick were best friends for as long as either can remember. Liam was Patrick's business partner and was an integral part in the opening of their first pub. Unfortunately, over the past few years, Liam has become a little too fond of the pub's liquid product and he and Patrick parted com...

Deirdre Connell

murder mystery party

Dierdre is a successful writer who focuses on retelling traditional Irish myths and folktales. She is a firm believer in the 'wee folk' and often tells tales of seeing them around the town.

Father Michael Kelly

murder mystery party

Father Kelly grew up with Patrick and Liam and started off his adult life as a detective. However, he grew disenchanted with the job and felt that he could do more good in the world as a priest. He was assigned back to his hometown parish a year ago and has re-established his friendships from his ...

Colm Gallager

murder mystery party

A successful English businessman, Colm has never particularly liked his brother-in-law. Ambitious and out-spoken, he regards all of Patrick's acquaintances as quaint and having no concept of what it takes to be a champion in the real world.

Una Reilly

murder mystery party

Quiet and shy, Una has always been proud of her ancestry from the ancient Irish kings. Independently wealthy, Una spends her days researching Irish history and has always made it her business to know everything that happens in the town. She has been waiting patiently for her dreams to come true for...

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