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Inspector McClue - Death by Chocolate

number of players : 6 to 8 people

suitable for ages : teenagers and adults
females/males : mixed
format : boxed - posted to you

Scenario :

It's the 15th of April 1900, Easter Sunday. Paris is the centre of world attention as millions of visitors arrive for the opening this weekend of the International Exposition. Amongst them is an elite but diverse group of individuals staying at the Hotel Paradiso. As they gather for dinner, however the peace of the hotel is rocked by an explosion. Billy Bonka, the foremost chocolate manufacturer in America, is found dead in his room, having apparently been killed by an exploding Easter Egg. Suspicion falls on the people around his table. One - or more - of you is a murderer. Your taskis to discover who that killer is. Fortubatele the famous amateur detective Hercule McClue is on hand to assist your investigations.

Everyone's a suspect when murder is on the menu. And with Murder a la Carte you have everything you need to serve up the perfect murder dinner party. First the invites, you choose which of your friends play which devious suspect and invite them to come along as that character. Then the shopping list, menu suggestions and recipes. Plus of course...a really tasty murder to solve. It will be drop dead fun, and by the end of the evening, one (or more) of the suspects, your 'friends', will be caught out as the murderer! Guests :

'CHOCOLAT' BERTRAND - The greatest legend of the Belgian chocolate industry, he is known as much for his ruthless business practices as for his suave bonhomie.
MARCHIONESS DUCHAMP - An internationally notorious artist, whose work has scanalised two continents, and whose private life has done much the same.
MARIA VON SCHNAPPS - The young businesswoman who has just taken over as head of a long-established Swiss chocolate firm.
MIKE BISON - The rising star of American boxing, he's in Paris for the Olympic Games, where he'e sure he'll win a gold medal.
DAME BARBARA CARTHORSE - The most celebrated beauty in England, as well as a hugely popular romantic novelist.
DR. DORIS JOHNSON - An amateur archaeologist specialializing in the Aztec culture, she is regarded as being eccentric even in a field populated by eccentrices.
DR SIGMUND FRAUD - The controversial psychologist whose theories have won him a small band of devoted disciples and the hatred of conventional society.

Optional Characters for 7-8 players :
MARIA VON SCHNAPPS - The young businesswoman who has just taken over as head of a long-established Swiss chocolate firm.
LITTLE FITZ - The most sensational cabaret star of the day, he shares his ventriloquist act with his dummy Ziggy.

Contents :
party planner (with game rules, recipes, music and decorating tips), character booklets (including their roles, background information and a few tasty secrets), character place cards, party invitations and envelopes, DVD (with introduction scene setter, summary of events and solution to the crime)

Also required in order to play (but not included) : TV & DVD player

Copyright Maddison Games Ltd., founded in 2003 in Buckinghamshire, MK16 9HG, United Kingdom.