At Murdered for Money (teambuilding) we offer the unique combination of over 30 years of experience in staff and team development with 20 years experience in theatre direction and the delivery of Murder Mystery Events.
This combination of specialisms ensures that our events put your employee’s problem solving, initiative and communication skills to the ultimate test, provides your employees with an unforgettable experience, one that achieves individual and team development goals as well as being a huge amount of fun.
Solving puzzles, unraveling clues and questioning suspects, murder teams will compete to solve the crime and present their conclusions.
All our events are facilitated by a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Learning and Development supported by one of our professional acting teams. Read more about our staff and organisational development specialists here.
For groups of 8 to 80+
With opportunities for individuals and teams to reflect on and improve their communication, collaboration, planning and problem-solving skills, your employees will gain a better understanding of themselves and their colleagues.
To complete the task at hand and identify the murderer(s) they will need to work together, identify and utilise individual and team strengths, communicate effectively, plan and manage time well, multi-task, problem solve and demonstrate excellent presentation skills.
Your organisation will benefit from:
- Improved working relationships
- Enhanced team bonding
- more effective communication
- Increased motivation
- Enhanced performance
Prior to the event
Prior to the event, your facilitator will contact you to discuss the learning and development priorities for the day. You may wish to offer your employees a fun event to reward then for their hard work and demonstrate how much you value their contribution. You may also want the event to address specific team issues such as poor communication, problem solving, time management and more.
Having understood your priorities for the day, as experienced staff developers, we will tailor your event to meet the needs of the individuals, team and your organisation.
What to expect on the day?
We offer two murder mystery team building experiences
Murder Squad (Indoor activity): A murder has occurred! Team members must work together to solve clues, interrogate suspects, solve the crime and present their findings. With a prize for the winning team (1/2 day)
Murder Hunt (Indoor and outdoor activity)
You’ve met the villagers and heard them quarrel and now a dead body has been found! The clues were there, but how good were your listening and observation skills? The suspects have scattered, the hunt is on. Solve the clues to track them down and bring them in for questioning. Then problem-solving skills at the ready as members of your team combine their strengths to solve the crime, present their findings and win the prize. (full day)
For both Murder Squad and Murder Hunt, your employees will be greeted on arrival by the facilitator and split into teams (max 8 people per team). The format for the event, objectives, timescales and scoring system will then be explained. This will be followed by a period of live action as the key suspects (actors) set the scene and a body is discovered.
It is then over to delegates to work together in their teams to solve the crime and present their findings. This will involve inspecting the crime scene, solving puzzles, unraveling clues, finding and interpreting evidence, questioning suspects, preparing and delivering their presentation.
Further live action will take place at intervals during the event, during which key facts and further clues may be revealed.
For those booking our Murder Hunt experience, delegates will also be required to follow clues to track down suspects in the local village and bring them in for questioning. As well as adding to the challenge, this enables delegates to experience one of the charming villages of the New Forest.
At the end of the event, the murderer(s) will be revealed and prizes awarded.
Our events are ideal for groups of up to 50 delegates. Larger groups can be accommodated if required, please contact us for a bespoke quote.
Murder Squad* costs from £1600 for up to 24 delegates, plus an additional cost of £30 per extra head over 24.
Murder Hunt costs from £2000 for up to 24 delegates, plus an additional cost of £40 per extra head over 24.
* plus, 45p per mile travel expenses, for venues over 20 miles from Southampton, Hampshire UK
Please note that the above costs are for facilitation and acting services only. They do not include venue or catering costs which we ask you to arrange directly with your chosen venue when booking Murder Squad.
If you are interested in making a Murder Hunt booking, we will be delighted to contact our partner hotels for you, to confirm their best package price for venue, catering and accommodation (if required) on your preferred date.
What our customers say
‘ I can honestly say it was the best event I have ever been on. Bridget has a natural style that puts everyone at ease and fosters an atmosphere of learning, support and collegiality. She is outstanding at staff development, and I would always recommend an event where she is involved.‘ Dr Judith Holloway, Programme Leader, Faculty of Medicine, University of Southampton
Bridget’s professionalism, her attention to detail, willingness to broach the difficult questions, and to support individual and institutional development are all outstanding qualities that helped us to realise our aims. Professor Carol Evans, Griffith University Australia
For more information and a quote, please contact us