Madame Wong, a wealthy widow, is surrounded by her friends and the loyal customers of her Tea House, "The Garden of Good Fortune." Madame Wong, Matchmaker Madame Hu Woo, the Bookseller and Musician have just sat down to another round of Mahjong when Madame Wong suddenly freezes and falls over, dead....
I did this murder mystery for my birthday while living in South Korea, so it was perfect. It was so much fun organizing and decorating to make it into a "tea house." Only 3 people guessed who the murderer was. I would highly recommend it to anyone.Carey S. - Daegu, South Korea
We had a delightful evening playing "Chinese Tea House Take-Out". I liked the historical side to the game, which was most interesting, but it was also very entertaining. Lots of laughs, great props and clues pertaining to the different characters. Getting ready for the party was great fun. We had a good time at the local Asian market looking for costmes and accessories to match our characters. Everyone got into the spirit of the game, following the twists of the plot and all the guests enjoyed the originality of the occasion. One minor suggestion for future hosts: order Chinese take-out and have an open buffet so the host (or hostess) can relax and fully enjoy participating in the game Congratulations to the script-writer. Well done!Judith G. - Biot, France
"A Chinese Teahouse" was a fun night out. I particularly liked the red-herrings which led us in all different directions and the funny character names, some of which got more and more amusing and tongue-tied as the night went on. Also, the "Confucius say..." philosophical comments fit the story perfectly. It really helped that everyone was into their characters and arrived in some really creative costumes.Gudrun B. - France
This is such a great idea. i love the game Clue so i hope this is just like it. good going!Nina - Lizzii's house
The planning and materials for this murder mystery made the event enjoyable and stress free. The website idea was effective in getting the information to our guests.Mark H. - Chicago, IL
The Chinese tea House Murder was amazing! The most fun part was getting the house ready with paper lanterns and anything Chinese that was around the house. Getting dressed up was almost as much fun as playing. Some of the clues were really funny because I had to change some parts to female, but I didn't want to look at the clues and change them. Some advice, if your going to have an all girls party, see which girls don't mind being guys and don't bother changing the characters to all girls. It added to the fun with some of my best friends falling in love with me. All in all, this game was very fun and I will most certainly do one again!Alyssa A. - Allen, Texas
Ni hao! We had a great time with the Chinese Tea Party murder dinner! It was just coincidence that it happened at the kick off the Chinese New Year. Because of the Chinese New Year I was able to find a TON of decorations, props, etc. The game is a riot -- the names are hilarious, everyone has a motive and a possible weapon, and a sordid past (though not TOO nasty, good clean fun). My guests went over the top with their costumes which is half of the fun. We ordered Chinese take-out (a variety of items from which our guests could choose). And of course we had tea! Some characters play a larger role than others. I would recommend that you might give shyer guests parts like Chin Lo, Soo Yu, Chou Chou or Wan Ting. (We didn't even have a Chou Chou or Wan Ting.) Not every one follows along at the same pace, and we had fun every once in a while just stopping and playing "catch up" (does everyone get it so far?) This game would work well for young adults, too (we're all in our 40's) and I think it is even ok for teens. The props from the web site were good -- photos, newspaper, important forms and documents, etc.-- and add to the "reality". I did not email the invitations -- I snail-mailed them. Tao chie (thanks) for a fun game.Tod M. - Indianapolis, Indiana