Dead on the Vine
Dead on the Vine
Wealthy, respectable, and tight knit, the Llewyn family is veritable wine country royalty. But every empire has a dark side…
On a hot July night, the Llewyn clan gathers at their family vineyard for a birthday party. But what should be an evening of enthusiastic celebration quickly turns bitter. The Llewyn’s gathering quickly turns into a hotbed of arguments and long-simmering familial disputes. And things only unravel further when a major malfunction at the clan’s factory brings business to a halt.
After the tumultuous night, the Llewyns awaken to find more tragedy ahead: clan matriarch, Gail, is dead in her bed. While the police initially determine Gail’s death to be a result of natural causes, the coroner’s report unveils the shocking truth—Gail Llewyn was poisoned, and the only possible killers are members of her own family.
As a Llewyns turn on each other and their family secrets come spilling out, it’s up to you to sort through the family’s hidden affairs in order to identify who killed the vineyard matriarch. Will the Llewyn clan be able to recover? Or will this murderous mystery leave the family’s empire Dead on the Vine?
Difficulty : ♦♦♦♢♢
- Eye for Detail: Especially close reading of the evidence
- Plentiful Puzzles: Puzzles that require critical reading or creating a timeline
- Challenging Ciphers: At least one challenging code or cipher
To crack the case of Gail’s murder, you’ll have to:
Comb through family belongings and heirlooms for hidden clues.
Analyze convoluted witness statements to piece together a timeline for the night of the party.
Sort through the Llewyn family’s innumerable secrets to determine who has murderous means, motive, and opportunity.
Solve challenging puzzles, ciphers, and codes to uncover important case details.
Can you successfully catch Gail’s killer? Our Dead on the Vine mystery game is a premium Hunt A Killer experience. You’ll receive everything you need to solve the twisted family affair in one box, no subscription required! But just like our multi-box subscription mysteries, you’ll get handcrafted, realistic evidence like:
Llewyn Vineyard & Winery merchandise and marketing materials
Family trinkets and personal effects
Journals, notes, and letters in handwriting unique to each suspect
Crime scene photos and case documents
Made for 1–5 players and 4–6 hours of gameplay, this Dead on the Vine murder mystery is a unique gift for a sleuthy friend, an ideal centerpiece to a vineyard-themed murder mystery party, or a fun way to end a night of wining and dining with your special someone. Plus, this mystery includes no digital components, so you can take it on the road with you to a family reunion, cabin-in-the-woods camping trip, or anywhere else your journey takes you.
We recommend our Dead on the Vine game for players aged 14 years and up. With a difficulty rating of three out of five stars, this game requires close reading, puzzle solving, and attention to detail. It’s the perfect option for investigators who like a medium-difficulty case.
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