Get out your detective hat, Sherlock trench-coat and magnifying glass because you're about to get tangled up in a murder mystery performance over dinner. The setting is elegant, everyone is dressed as characters from the past having polite conversation over a meal or tea. Suddenly someone is murdered in a theatrical performance right before your eyes. GASP! Talk with the other guests, ask questions and pay attention. Everyone is a suspect but only one person is the true culprit. Could it be the butler? How about the librarian? The archaeologist?
Indulge in an interactive adventure where you and other guests are along for the mystery ride. Can you figure out who is the culprit? Beware as you will not find any discounts, freebies or cheap prices here. But you will find murder, mystery and mayhem. Here are a few wickedly fun activities you can participate in, right here in Albuquerque.
Spy House Murder Mystery Dinner
In the historic downtown district of Albuquerque lies the Spy House and other bed and breakfast houses in elegant Victorian cottages. Catch a Murder Mystery Dinner at the Spy House where you are served a gourmet meal while playing a character in an espionage plot. Actors will play out a murder scene that will keep you guessing and intriguged. Participants can choose from two options: Lodging and mystery dinner or the mystery dinner alone, starting at $85/person.
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Last Sip at St. James Tearoom
Catch a murder at the St. James tearoom as General A. Wol takes his last fictitious sip! In this interactive event, you can dress up, sip on tea and wait for 5 men to receive awards, only to be taken aback by a murder! You will be assigned an identity ahead of time. You will be a character is this mysterious plot. Tickets are $48/person. While the St. James tearoom has various events year-round, their mystery event does not occur as often.
Foul Play Café
Be a part of Albuquerque's premier interactive mystery dinner theater at the Foul Play Café. It's a night of comedy, sleuthing and a 4 course dinner! Located at Uptown Sheraton Hotel. There are many different theater shows to choose from with various prices. Prices are around $56.50 for adults, $35 for kids ages 8-15 and children under that age are not permitted. You can get a discount for a group of 8 or more. In the past they had buy-one-get-one-free coupons in the annual Entertainment Book.
Host a mystery party in your home
There are plenty of Mystery Party packages that you can order to be sent to your home. They contain scripts and sometimes props to play out your own mystery with friends or family. No actors come into your home, but the tools are provided for you to do it on your own as you wish. Google "Mystery Dinner at Home" for lots of options to choose from.