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A “Side Dish of Death” Anyone?

Add a mysterious element to your next dinner party — serve up one of author Lauryn Christopher’s Side Dish of Death interactive dinner mystery series: “Whaddya Mean ‘Honor Among Thieves’..?” with variations for 8, 10, or 12 guests (sold separately). 

No acting background is required, and there are no lines to memorize; all your guests need is a willingness to step out of themselves for an evening and pretend to be one of the characters that has been created for them – and  the kit provides as many ideas on how to do that as possible. The twists the game can take depend entirely on the group of players, and it never plays quite the same way twice!

So invite your dinner guests to don their costumes and slip back in time to the 1920′s…

Side Dish of Death: Whaddya Mean 'Honor Among Thieves'..?Whaddya Mean ‘Honor Among Thieves’..?

An interactive, dinner-party mystery for 8, 10, or 12 players

Chicago – Spring, 1921: Prohibition is still in its early years, but in Chicago business is booming – primarily under the control of three dominant gangs:  the Americans, led by banker George “Bugs” Moran; the Irish, led by florist Dion O’Bannion; and the Italians, led until recently by Ricardo Cappelli.

It is Cappelli’s death that has gathered representatives of the three factions to meet tonight. In the hopes that the issue of succession can be resolved peacefully, you are meeting at Bentley’s, a private, neutral speakeasy, not controlled by any of the three groups. In addition, a representative from the Philadelphia gangs is in attendance. This representative, together with your hostess, will act as moderators during tonight’s negotiations. As “neutral parties,” they will decide which gang has proven themselves to be the strongest, and has earned the right to take over all or part of the Cappelli territory…

Available in PDF format (for easy printing and sharing with dinner guests) on Smashwords for 8 players, 10 players, or 12 players. $2.99