St Cakes has been a seat of learning since AD 930, when Bishop Cakes founded an educational establishment for "those miraculously cured of leprosy", shortly before succumbing to the disease himself. Keen that others should share his love of learning, he carried a stick with him which he used to beat anyone he met who had no knowledge of Latin…
St Cakes is a murder mystery party game for 40 to 200 guests – download the free introductory pdf file.
On Founder's Day, the teachers and pupils of St Cakes gather to honour the memory of the blessed Bishop Cakes, who established the school in 930 AD. Prefects, nerds, bullies and sneaks all do their best to make this a day to remember – and one the headmaster would sooner forget!
Everyone taking part is given a team or “house” to belong to. One of the guests will, of course, be a murderer. The different houses compete with one another to identify who this is, and are also given a “St Cakes’ challenge” to tackle. This involves the writing of a new school song. At the end, accusations are made, the murderer is identified and the winning song selected.
Fancy dress is optional, but strongly recommended!
The plot usually runs for about 3 hours and is suitable for groups of all types and most ages. If you are planning to run it in your school, bear in mind that characters in murder mysteries often behave badly: they kill, they tell lies, they have affairs!
The free introductory pdf file contains a list of all the guests, an invitation to send to your guests, and a copy of the Cakes News – plus details of how to buy the game. The game is yours over the internet in 3 simple steps:
Buying St Cakes
St Cakes costs $74.99 (US dollars).
To purchase St Cakes, follow these three steps.
Step 2: Go to the Murder Mystery Games Ltd secure online shop.
Step 3: After you've entered your credit card or PayPal details, you'll be emailed the location of the main pdf files, plus the password required to unlock them. You can then download those files and enjoy the game!
Terms of Trade
Remember that if you buy St Cakes, you are buying it from Murder Mystery Games Ltd. Don't forget to read their terms of trade.