The Silver Slipper


Players:  10 or 11-20 Era:   1880s American West
Gender:  M&F Crime:   Theft, Murder
 NOTE: A larger team building/group version of this game is available as the “Cattle Skull Crossing” game.


Major Dan Dupont was with General Sherman in his march to the sea. The Major considered this one of the high points of his life – since he had official permission to loot and destroy whatever he wanted. The Major managed to confiscate several valuable articles during the march which he sent back North to his home with the evacuated wounded. Many men were willing to carry things to safety for him, if he made sure they got on the wagon train home. If, within a month, Major Dupont did not get word that the items had arrived safely, he declared the soldier a deserter and the man was then arrested and jailed, or shot, as the Major saw fit.

Major Dupont moved to Cattle Skull four years after the war, and, using funds from the sale of “liberated” Southern items, started up a bank. He was careful to keep things honest and slowly grew in power and wealth. Now he is one of Cattle Skull’s leading citizens and most town folks ignore the rumblings from the little farmers and ranchers about unfair rates and terms for loans.

Three weeks ago, the Major’s stately manor on the hill overlooking town caught fire and burned to the ground. The Major’s hound must have interrupted the criminal(s) as the dog’s body was found shot in the front yard. On Wednesday Dupont’s body was found at the mouth of an abandoned and worthless mine. He had been shot in the back.

Which of the mean-minded, buzzard-breath, slimy snakes in this gathering killed poor old Dan Dupont? Strap on your guns and join in the search to find the killer of Major DuPont. If Major Dupont did find the fabled lost silver mine, “The Silver Slipper”, it may be up for grabs if no claim has been filed and the claim owner will be an instant millionaire!

  • Full Story
  • Cast List 10 Player
  • Cast List 11-20 Player




Players Format/Cost Format/Cost
10 Print/$45.00+s/h Download/$35.00
11-20 Print/$70.00+s/h Download/$55.00


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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
  • Decision booklet (for Choose Your Own Ending games)
  • Performance and dressing tips
  • FREE personalized invitation – email or print and mail
  • Link to a personalized “Silver Slipper” Pinterest Board with decorating, food, and costume ideas!

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4 reviews for The Silver Slipper

  1. I bought the Silver Slipper game in 2000 for a company team building event and it was good. I now want to use it for a church dinner, but am missing the Slash Jackson part….Is it possible to to get a replacement copy?….Everyone is so excited to play and we are already gathering decorations for our western theme chuck wagon dinner and mystery.

    Note: The replacements were sent out for K.S.


  2. For the team event we had three different locations across the US. We played this via conference call! We assigned people in different locations the parts, so they were spread out. We added a part of ‘circuit judge’ who acted as the moderator, so everyone could hear all the questions and answers. We also had a coordinator in each location to hand and gather voting ballots we created for picking the murderer. Each team had a BBQ lunch before or after (depending on the time zone), and we had a casual day s people could come dressed western themed. We had t-shirts made up to commemorate the event–and had them rolled up and tied with bandanas. Definitely a fun time!

    Thanks again.


  3. I purchased the Silver Slipper for 11-20 players quite some time ago. We had so much fun with it. I got the game out today in the hope of playing it with a group soon. I am missing the coroner’s report and some memory joggers, and the maps that many players are suppose to have. May I purchase copies of these papers?

    Note: The replacements were sent out for J. H.

  4. We want you to know how much we enjoyed your game the Silver Slipper.

    We played it at our managers retreat this weekend and although this was our first time playing a game like this, it was fantastic!

    Everyone had a great time and had a fun time getting into character. We will definitely be doing it again. Many are interested in ordering a game to play with their friends and families. I have given them your order form and game list.



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