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FAQ

WHAT CAN I EXPECT?

Expect the unexpected! Each night takes place over 3 rounds, each punctuated with a dramatic moment scripted and controlled by your Hosts. But what happens in the rounds, depends entirely on you. Every Imbroglios event is unique, and the gameplay unfolds dependent on your mingling, your gameplay, and your sleuthing skills!

Although we encourage dressing up and getting in character, there will be a 15 minutes buffer before the game begins where you can settle in. Once the game starts you are encouraged to act in your role, by mingling with other guests and collecting information on them. Simply by chatting to people may you uncover any secrets they may be hiding - or reveal your own!

Party-goers may be finding clues that are hidden around the room, complete challenges, or play games over the night. We mix it up often - at Boring Office Party we might take part in an agile scrum, for example. Or at Gothic Horror, the Baroness might take some suitors away to compete for her love. Most all nights feature puzzles and padlocks, not unlike an escape room. Due to the sheer number of guests, you don't have to worry if you aren't a puzzler or a gamer, someone there will crack the codes if you don't!

HOW DO I PLAY?

When you book your ticket, you will receive a character sheet that suggests your character's backstory, personality, and any secret tasks you may want to complete on the night. We even send costume inspiration!
All you have to do is attend, witness an obscene event (murder! thievery! crime!) chat to fellow party guests, and solve the mystery before time runs out.

ARE THERE ANY PRIZES?

Yes!

Best Dressed for the most gobsmacking outfit.

Best Performance for our most enthusiastic role-player.

And Best Sleuth for someone who was on top of the clues.
Secret Task winners receive glory, fame, and photographing privileges.

WHAT ARE THE PRICES?

Private Events vary in price dependant on the number of guests and type of Party Package. Party Packages start at £200 all-in and our largest Gala package is £55PP.

Our public events are modestly priced at £35PP. 

We are also happy to include Drag Artist Hosts, Mixologists, and Photographers for extra fees!

Email hello@imbroglios.co.uk for more details.

HOW LONG DO THE EVENTS LAST?

Events last 2.5 hours for our public events. Please arrive 15 minutes early - you don't want to miss the details!

WHAT AGES CAN PLAY?

The age limit for these games is 16 and up, with at least one adult present for a group of under 18's.

Young guests are not permitted to attend, and are not the intended audience of Imbroglios parties. These are usually events with adult themes, at venues serving alcohol, and any younger guests may find the mystery element difficult to follow.

Alcohol will not be served to under 18's. Buying drinks for underage guests is illegal and may result in removal from the event.

If you have any enquiries about under 16's attending private bookings, please mention it during your consultation.

WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A PRIVATE EVENT AND A PUBLIC MURDER MYSTERY?

A private event is bespoke made for you. Whether you want to spice up a birthday party, retirement party, hen do, stag do, office activity, whatever - we can personalise the characters and stories around your interests and guests!

We can also arrange surprise parties, at your own venue or at one pre-arranged.

Public Murder Mystery Nights take place in Bristol and the surrounding area, and follow a predetermined theme. The characters are set templates and we cannot make any major adjustments at guests' requests.

DO I HAVE TO ACT?

Imbroglios' events aren't strictly for roleplaying, and no one will be forced into silly accents! That said, the more in-character you are, the more you will enjoy yourself.

IS IT SUITABLE FOR THE DISABLED OR PEOPLE WITH MOBILITY ISSUES?

Sadly not all venues we use are wheelchair accessible, however we try our hardest to accommodate all people. Let us know your needs when booking, and if booking a private event, alternative venues can be arranged.

ARE THERE COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS?

Our nights work much like Gigs or other indoors events. As you will be in close contact with strangers, it is recommend to take a lateral flow test 10 days before the event, and the day of the event.
Use the link below to report your test.

https://www.gov.uk/report-covid19-result

 

If you test positive the day before, or day of the event, it is not guaranteed we can give you a full refund.

I HAVE MORE QUESTIONS, OR QUESTIONS SPECIFIC TO THE EVENT I'VE BOOKED...

Please email hello@imbroglios.co.uk for more info, or refer to the FAQ sheet that will be sent to your email once your ticket purchase is complete.

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TREASURE HUNT

Discover hidden clues around the venue!

CHARACTER CARDS

Style your own character!

PRIZE DRAW

Win themed prizes for Best Dressed, Best Performance, and Best Sleuth!

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