The Hotness
The Midnight Legion (Boxed Set)
Crawling Under a Broken Moon (Collection 1)
RK2: Evil Wizards in a Cave
The One Ring Roleplaying Game
Kill Puppies for Satan
Rise of the Runelords Anniversary Edition
Player's Handbook (D&D 5e)
The Beast
Storm King's Thunder
The Adventures of Indiana Jones
Adventure 04: Leviathan
Polaris: Chivalric Tragedy at Utmost North
Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay Core Set
Magus (Issue 19 - Jan 1994)
Horror on the Orient Express (2nd Edition)
Star Trader
Dungeons & Dragons Starter Set
Magus (Issue 19 - Mar 1994)
Pulp Cthulhu
Curse of the Crimson Throne
Datapuls ADL
Threshold (Issue 13 - Oct 2016) A Crucible of Creatures
Wormholes & Warpdrives RPG
AMBER Diceless Role-Playing
The Burning Wheel Fantasy Roleplaying System (Revised)
The Committee for the Exploration of Mysteries
Star Trek: The Role Playing Game
Call of Cthulhu (5th Edition)
B2: The Keep on the Borderlands
X1: The Isle of Dread
G1: Steading of the Hill Giant Chief
D3: Vault of the Drow
Delta Green
RuneQuest Deluxe Edition
Q1: Queen of the Demonweb Pits
Swords & Wizardry: Whitebox
The Secret Lives of Gingerbread Men
Heroes and Rogues
Dragon (Issue 75 - Jul 1983)
Tales of Terror Issue 1: Wastelands
Tales of Terror Issue 2: Precious Illusions
Universe (1st Edition)
Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Beginner Box
The Final Girl
Fate System Toolkit
Mindjammer: The Roleplaying Game (Second Edition)
Series Code
Production Staff
Year Published
Primary Name
Episode Number 05: The Chicago Caper
Alternate Names
 Customize View
xml RSS Feed 
Facebook Twitter Delicious Google
ObjectID: 55655
Pg. 1
1996 Cassette Version
Year: 1985
Box Set
Product Code: Item No. 20
ISBN-10: 1878875000
108 pages
Size: Letter
1.00 pounds
Link Image
Description Edit | History

From the Front of the Box:

A Dinner Party Game for Eight
So Much Fun, It's Almost Criminal!

From the Back of the Box:

You have received an invitation to S. P. Keasy's place, a private club near the headquarters of notorious gangster "Hal" Coppone. Assume the role of one of these eight worldly characters. Imagine your home is a 1920s speakeasy in old Chicago, as you and your dinner guests enjoy hours of suspense and intrigue. All you need is a sense of humor and a light-hearted approach towards deceit, larceny, sex and murder. How To Host A Murder is so much fun, it's almost criminal!

MOLLY M. AWBSTERR - A society dame from New York, Molly came to Chicago for the action. Molly is a flapper from the top of the feather in her hat to the tip of her satin shoes and maintains an apartment on the top floor of Chicago's most exclusive apartment hotel.

ERNIE ("BET A MILLION") G. AMBLER - Early in the decade, Ernie parlayed a small stake into a stock exchange fortune. Now Chicago’s most colorful millionaire gambler, he still actively plays the stock market, but his favorite game is poker. Ernie is flamboyant, outspoken, and always ostentatiously dressed.

"SILKY" M. ADAM - Silky is a shady lady who owns and operates The Everlay Club, Chicago’s most prominent private establishment. The wealthiest and most influential citizens of Chicago are members, and despite their busy schedules, they often stop in for an hour or two to pass the time in the elegant atmosphere.

EDDIE ("SOCKS") R. GYLE - Smooth, fashionable and clever, Eddie is an avid golfer and spends most afternoons at the Lake View Country Club dressed elegantly in plus fours and argyle socks. In the evenings he can be found at his exclusive gaming house in downtown Chicago, known simply as Green Tables, where the affluent and trendy citizens of Chicago come to gamble.

MALISSA F. ORRTHOT ("SCOOP") - As a young reporter for the city’s leading paper, The Chicago Trumpet, Scoop quickly made a name for herself on the crime beat and later covering the political scene. Her considerable beauty and lively charm have undoubtedly helped further her career, and she enjoys a broad circle of influential and powerful friends on both sides of the law

S. TREIGHTON HARROW - U.S. District Attorney and chief opponent of the criminal element in Chicago, Harrow is single-handedly responsible for bringing to justice several of crime’s most despicable practitioners. Amidst the corruption and complacency that characterize Chicago law enforcement, Harrow stands out as a shining example.

ANNA MARIA CARLOTTA SASSINE ("TORCHY") - Currently the featured singer at Green Tables, Torchy has also appeared in many exclusive night clubs in Chicago. Her exuberant style and traditional renditions of "torch songs" have earned this blues singer the nickname "Torchy". Smoldering beauty and a sultry voice contribute to Torchy’s appeal.

BILLY ("THE KID") THROWER - Star pitcher for the Chicago Stock Kings major league baseball team, Billy was born to play baseball. He won 22 games for the team last season, and currently holds the league strikeout record. Off the field, Billy is as fun-loving, hard-drinking, warm-hearted, lustful, brawling and hell-raising as a baseball player can be.


  • a cassette tape revealing details of the murder
  • a host guide with instructions
  • a sheet of secret clues
  • 8 guest invitations and envelopes
  • 8 nametags
  • 8 player manuals containing secret information
  • a diagram of the crime scene
  • optional dinner and costume suggestions for the truly adventurous
More Information Edit | History
This page does not exist. You can edit this page to create it.
Thumbs Up
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No items found
{{product.numforsale}} for sale {{product.price}}
Thumbs Up
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No items found
{{item.title}} {{item.timeleft}}
Thumbs Up
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No images found
Thumbs Up
Category: Language:
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No videos found
{{video.numrecommend}} {{video.title}} {{video.language}} {{video.username|truncate:"10"}} {{video.numcomments}}
Thumbs Up
{{data.config.moduletitle}} Relationship:
[] [Forums »] [Post »] [Search »]
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No threads found
{{thread.numrecommend}} {{thread.subject}}
Last Post {{thread.lastpostdate|truncate:"10"}} Posted {{thread.postdate|truncate:"10"}}
{{thread.user.username|truncate:"10"}} {{thread.numposts-1}}
Thumbs Up
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No posts found
{{post.numpositive}} {{post.title}}
Title | Hot | Recent
[Browse »]  [Upload File »] Language:
Pg. 1 of 1
No Files Found.
Linked Items
Sort: Pg
Pg. 1
No Articles Found
Thumbs Up
[Browse »] [Summary »]
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No lists found
{{list.numpositive}} {{list.title}} {{list.username|truncate:"10"}} {{list.numitems}}
{{list.lastreplydate|truncate:"10"}} {{list.postdate|truncate:"10"}}
RPG Item Rank: N/A
Num Ratings: 0
Average Rating: 0.00
Standard Deviation: 0.00
Num Views: 311
GeekBuddy Analysis: Analyze
Similarly Rated: View
Avg. Game Weight: 0.0
Fans: 0
Personal Comments: 0
Users Owning: 3
Users Wanting: 0
Users Trading: 0 [find trade matches]
Price History: View
Total Plays: 0
Plays This Month: 0
Your Tags: Add tags
Popular Tags: [View All]
Thumbs Up
Web Links
Category: Language:
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No Web Links Found
Link {{cat}} {{lang}}
User Information
Use this tool to rate games, save comments, and manage your collection.
Front Page | Welcome | Contact | Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Advertise | Support BGG | Feeds RSS
Geekdo, BoardGameGeek, the Geekdo logo, and the BoardGameGeek logo are trademarks of BoardGameGeek, LLC.