Our Teambuilding Options

Activities With Attitude

Manor House Murder

Event Description

Sometimes planning a team building event can be murder. But, in this case, murder IS the team building event! The body of an internationally renowned lawyer, Laura Norder, has been found and we need your group’s help examining the evidence and liaising with key suspects and witnesses to piece together the sequence of events!

In this immersive, interactive event, teams use an iPad to complete observational challenges, answer trivia questions, and complete photo and video tasks. For instance, teams have to:

  • Reveal who the suspects are, as well as vital information about each one, by first undertaking tasks that tie into the suspects’ backgrounds. For instance, if one of the suspects is a chef, teams may have to name the different cuts of meat or make a quick video as if they’re on a cooking show.
  • Scan crime scene evidence in a dossier with their iPad using augmented reality, which allows teams to investigate evidence and note key features about the different rooms in the manor house.
  • Uncover witness statements that allow teams to analyze all the information gathered about the suspects and rooms to figure out who committed the murder.
  • Use problem-solving skills, powers of observation, and creative thinking to identify the murderer, weapon and motive.

Time is of the essence, as there’s a worry that the murderer may strike again. So, teams must race to make their case before time runs out. Of course, identifying the guilty party is everyone’s goal. But a detective’s salt is not measured by simply naming the murderer – it’s how they got there that matters. That’s why it’s not the first team to identify the murderer that wins. It’s also about how many points teams earned in completing the tasks that got them there! And the team earning the most wins award medals for a job well done.

This is a killer event, guaranteed to have everyone dying from laughter as they work together to solve the mystery!


  • Set, strike and delivery of an event for teams of 6 participants
  • Professional event leader and assistant(s) to emcee and organize the event
  • Rental of one iPad per team, in case, with game app pre-installed
  • Team identification for each participant
  • Award medals for each participant on the winning team, personalized with client or meeting logo if desired

Additional Event Information

Ideal Group Size

30 or more participants

Ideal Team Size

6 participants per team

Event Length

2 - 2.5 hours

Event Location

Typically held indoors but teams can move about the space to complete taskss

Level of Customization

Client logo on award medals

Event Elements

Relationship building, strategy, time management, problem solving, creative thinking, logic, communication

Charitable Elements

None usually, but possible if requested

Space Requirements

Approximately 15 sq. ft. per person

Set Up Required

One draped and skirted banquet round per team, one six or eight foot draped and skirted table for event equipment, microphone and sound system for emcee (not necessary for groups of 50 or less) and background music to be played throughout the event.

Note:  Based on event location and group size, event details may differ slightly from above description