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 Totally Rad 80s Prom Gone Mad

Totally Rad 80s Prom Gone Bad murder mystery game.
Saturday 4 August 2018 at 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Whangarei Central Library
Cost: Free
Contact: Whangarei Libraries +64 9 430 4206 or email

​Dress up in 80s disco gear for a murder mystery prom night at the library

The plot

With their high school career coming to an end, the students of Mayhem High find themselves battling it out over grades, popularity, affection, class rankings and what they all have been focused on for years . . . who will be awarded the prom king and queen title?

Will it be the class president who is looking to extend his reign past the student council?
The pompom captain who has used her moves to land more than a prom court nomination?
Or possibly the math team captain who is desperate to make his name in something other than academics.

As the night unfolds, the royalty will be rewarded and an innocent life will be claimed. From the preppie to the punk rocker, the sweetheart to the stud, the jock to the jilted - all are suspected although only one is to blame.

Can you find the culprit in this crazy madness that is filled with neon, naughtiness and narcissistic behaviour?

A light supper will be provided (no alcohol).

Note: Suitable for ages 16 and over.

Registration is essential

Spaces are limited. Please register by 21 July 2018 and include:

  • your name
  • contact email and phone number
  • male or female so we can allocate a character
  • if you want to be a main character

By email to 

or visit any branch of Whangarei Libraries.

About murder mystery games

This is an interactive game where you will pretend to be someone else (your character) at the Mayhem High prom. You will meet and interact with other characters and everyone will be trying to achieve their own goals.

  • Each person will be assigned a character and will need to dress accordingly. We will email full details - who you are, who you know, what your objectives are and costume suggestions.

  • Each player will be given more information on the night about their character and clues that will help solve the murder.

  • Players will need to mix and mingle to gather information. 

  • Midway through the night the murder will occur.

  • Players will then be given more information and will need to continue mixing and mingling to help them solve the murder.

  • At the end of the evening, everyone will be brought together and the main characters will need to say who they think the murderer is and why.

  • Prizes for best dressed and best 'in character' may be awarded.

Playing the game

Playing a murder mystery game requires just three basic attributes:

  • a sense of fun
  • an ability to strike up a conversation with another person
  • the willingness to pretend to be someone else for a while.

 If you can do that, you will have no trouble!

Although your character sheet describes what your character believes, that might not necessarily be true! Your character's goals are the objectives that your character is trying to achieve during the game.

You decide who to talk to and when. What you will tell them and whether you tell them the truth or not. That goes for everyone else in the game as well . . .

As you play the game you rely on your wits and negotiate, scheme and plot with the other players to get what you want. There is no need to learn complicated background or memorise lines - keep your character sheet with you during the game so you can refer to it when required.


Updated: 8/07/2018 9:38 a.m.



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