Players 7-9

Tea Is For Terror

Regency England Tea Party Mystery Game.



High-society tea party in 1818, London, England. Tensions are high as someone has been sending out threatening notes at the party. Who is sending the threats?

Regency England Tea Party Mystery Game.


In this Regency Mystery Party, you step into the well-bred world of Jane Austen you’ve fallen in love with. Good manners, refinement, and restraint reign supreme in this world. Painting, piano playing, and walking. Alas, every beloved society hides a seedy underbelly, and here you will not only glimpse it, you will also live it. Gambling, drug addiction, class wars, gender inequality, and love (both unrequited and forbidden) all add to the tension.

Don’t worry, though. It’s not too tense. There is also burping, cross-dressing, and a half-deaf maid who may mishear your conversation in a hilarious way.

Just imagine it: neighboring nobility gathered at the London home of Lady Abigail Handelford for afternoon tea. Someone writing mean-spirited, accusatory, and sometimes downright threatening notes to nearly everyone at the party in the recent past. It is time to put your heads together to discover who has your country homes in an uproar before the high season is ruined – or even worse, before someone loses their head.

Each Murder Mystery Game Comes Equipped With:

  • 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 criminal acted
  • Performance and dressing tips
  • Link to a personalized “Tea is for Terror” Pinterest Board with decorating, food, and costume ideas!

One of the characters, Zella Burbington, has an origin story that’s on Amazon Vella right now! See what happened the year before the party! The story also heavily features other characters from the game, especially Gabrielle.  Check out Tea is for Terror on Amazon Vella. The first three episodes are free!

Vella also has extra information about the Storyline, Characters, and the author’s behind-the-scene notes about this game and all the others, plus information on upcoming and in-progress games! Check it out here!



Additional information

Number Of Players

7 Players, 9 Players

8 reviews for Tea Is For Terror

  1. Nicole

    I was able to have the tea party yesterday and the ladies had a lot of fun! Seriously, I have not heard this group of women laugh so much. Really, it was great. We had a BLAST last night.

  2. Sarah

    What a fun way to step into a different world and character for a few hours and just really laugh!! Our group of ladies had a blast with this game! Besides the laughing (and there was a lot), we had tea & cookies and lots of accusations flying about- all in good fun of course! I’d recommend this game to anyone, especially if they are a fan of Regency novels & such.

  3. Susan

    I did a mystery game several years ago and didn’t like it, so I was worried about this one. Especially since I’m not into Regency stuff. But this game was HILARIOUS! I had so much fun. The characters were wacky, witty, and, I about wet myself when someone died mid-way through the game. Seriously. If this is what your games are like, I’ll be playing more of them.

  4. Teresa

    It was fun. I enjoyed playing it and I enjoyed the other people getting into character.

  5. Amy

    I really enjoyed this one! I liked the virtual format and was surprised by how well it worked, though there were times when it was hard to tell who was talking. There were a few computer glitches and one quieter microphone that made hearing that individual tricky. I did not love not being able to clearly see the two who were in the same room sharing a camera—it worked okay, but was harder to follow their conversations. So nice to socialize…I almost forgot about social distancing.

    It was fun to play off of the relationship between my character and Abigail .

  6. Teresa

    It was fun. I enjoyed playing it and I enjoyed the other people getting into character. I had fun with my character Lady Meloria Mahoney. I got to be somewhat less than ladylike and focus about my horse.

  7. Caitlin Royse (verified owner)

    Just had a Galentine’s tea party where we played this game, and it was so much fun!! The characters each had fun details and unique traits, so even my friends that don’t like acting/improv really enjoyed getting into character. We really had a blast. I’m rating four stars instead of five for these reasons:

    -the graphic design of the pdf packets did not match the theme of the game. I ended up using Canva and copy/pasting the text from the packet into a template that looked more like a tea party

    -as a host who wanted to play the game, the pdfs were a minefield! After learning which two players were optional (so obviously not the culprit, I passed a lot of the prepwork to my boyfriend, so I wouldn’t get spoiled. The character packets also contained clues that people were not supposed to read until they were at the party. We decided to pull those clues out of the packet until we got there, which worked really well.

    All in all this game is a GREAT value for the money. Party lasted about 3 hours. Well worth it!

  8. Pam

    Looking forward to another mystery tea from you!

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