An Old West Adventure Murder Mystery game for a large groupAn Old West Adventure Murder Mystery game for a large group

Cattle Skull Crossing: Adventure in the Old West


Players:  25-50 Era:   1880s American West
Gender:  M&F Crime:   Murder, Theft
This is the group version of the Silver Slipper mystery game.


The banker (Major Dan Dupont) was found dead at the mouth of an old abandoned mine. Could this be the fabled lost “Silver Slipper” silver mine?

If you become a Sheriff, a Farmer’s daughter, School Marm, Indian, Outlaw, drifting cowboy, Lawyer, rancher’s widow, miner, or banker’s assistant, you’ll be one of the 10 main characters, and one of you committed this terrible crime.





Players Format/Cost Format/Cost
25-50 Print/$95.00+s/h Download/$75.00


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Adventure in the Old West!

Get a group together and ride the trail in the old West. The local banker has been found dead, shot in the back. The sheriff is ruling out suicide, but we need to figure out who and why.

(A large group version of The Silver Slipper)

Each mystery game party includes the following:

  • Story of the crime and circumstances for the party/gathering
  • List of cast members
  • Individual character packets
  • “Rules” for playing the game
  • Hosting Packet, which includes instructions on how to play the game, timing and organization tips for the host, how to plan the party and select player parts, etc.
  • Historical background if necessary
  • A summary of who, how, and why the crime was done
  • Performance and dressing tips
  • FREE personalized invitation – email or print and mail
  • Link to a personalized “Cattle Skull Crossing” Pinterest Board with decorating, food, and costume ideas!

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5 reviews for Cattle Skull Crossing: Adventure in the Old West

  1. S.S.

    We played Mystery at Cattle Skull Crossing at our New Year’s Eve party… and all I can say is that it was the most fun we’ve ever had at a party. There were 30 of us, and everyone got into the game. The costumes people came in were terrific. We had prizes for the best male and female, and it was really tough deciding who won. The 10 main characters were outstanding. We couldn’t have done a better job of casting. I guess it pays to know your friends. I worried about this for weeks prior to the party. I wasn’t sure if people would really “get into it”. I was afraid I might have to pull questions out of people. Boy was I wrong. The party went on for 3 1/2 hours and I had to bring it to a close at 11:40 so we wouldn’t miss New Years!!! Out of 30 people, only 4 guessed whodunnit. Pretty good, I’d say, Our culprit played the part well, and fooled nearly everyone. I was the coordinator, but I didn’t open anyone’s packets. That way I could play along too. It’s the only way to go. Our friends can’t wait for the next party. We’re planning a Hawaiian Holiday for the Fourth of July.

    I’ve already had phone calls this morning raving about the fun everyone had. Thanks for such a great game. We love the fact that your games are G-rated. The packets were terrific and packed with clues.


  2. B.W.

    We ordered the Mystery at Cattle Skull Crossing for a fund raiser for our new choir robes. …Of course, 4 people lost their parts, the buffalo stew we planned to serve didn’t go over well with many of the congregation, but several people really “got into” the play. Curly’s wife (she was the sheriff) said she didn’t know where he picked up his costume, because he hadn’t left the house that way! Clive (who is 6’4″ wore a black top hat and was VERY intimidating. We had a great time, raised enough money for a few robes and now there are calls for another mystery in the spring.It was interesting how appropriate some of the parts turned out to be. Our community is made up of mostly ex-military and current governmental employees. Jerome (he refused to be called “Slash”) works for the FDA. For such a mild mannered Lutheran he proved to be a surprisingly vehement outlaw….Marshall Hunsacher is a Battalion chief for the fire department and really enjoyed making speeches about hanging criminals….and of course, the school marm teaches Latin. It was fun fitting the startlingly new personas on old friends.If we do this again, we will 1) give out parts only 1 week before the play and 2) make it a potluck!


  3. D.R.

    Our church went on a week-long camping trip at a group camp in the Cascades and 50-60 of us played the Whodunnit Mystery at Cattle Skull Crossing. The rest of the group were spectators. What a blast. It was the premiere event of the trip. We “milked” the game for 3 nights at one to one and a half hours per night with the finale around a big campfire. Nobody correctly picked the murderer ( a good liar). Now git to writin’ so’s we cun hav a nu one fer nex yeer. Thanks a million….great, clean, fun entertainment.


  4. J.J. in Louisiana

    Thank you for providing a mystery game appropriate for our family reunion!

    J.J. in Louisiana

  5. K.D.

    I recently attended a party centered around your Mystery at Cattle Skull Crossing game. It was very fun, keep up the good work! I was Sheriff Jones… Once we found out the killer, all the pieces fit perfectly (for me at least). I’m looking at doing one of these mysteries with my actor friends. Once again, great work!


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