Escape from Dregs Island | Party Ready Pack

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Want something a bit different and are you up for a challenge? Escape from Dregs Island is a fun murder mystery game for 7-16 players, ages 16+. This is a face-to-face traditional mingling formatted game. Based upon the award-winning YA novel by Dr. Bon Blossman and Zakk Myer, Dregs Island. There is also a 7-24 player kit available.

Select the party ready option above, and our staff will fold and slip the clue cards for rounds one, two, and three into the envelopes to prevent you from seeing spoilers on the round cards. If you do not select this option, you will have some assembly required with your kit. The download version is a different product and does not come with the party pack, as they are not seamless and materials should not be used together. 

6-star.jpg This game was updated on 4/1/2018 

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 Sample game materials

 Mystery prop emporium

 Instant downloadable version - no shipping, no waiting

Kit A: 16 unique roles

 Host character list for Kit A

 Free, 16 player printable invitation

 Corresponding pre-game site for Kit A

Kit B: 24 unique roles

 Host character list for Kit B

 Free, 24 player printable invitation

 Corresponding pre-game site at for Kit B

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Murder Mystery Synopsis:

It is six years after President Gray's Prison Reform Act of 2026. Prisons have been shut down across the United States, and all felons must serve life sentences on isolated prison islands where escape is impossible, and rules of civility are obsolete. The prisoners on Dregs Island must rely on sharp intuition to survive, as nobody can be trusted.

Dregs Island has been segregated into four factions after the first prisoners arrived six years ago. The Quay is the northernmost part of the island with the most vegetation and resources. The merciless leader Tobias and the Junk Rats, who are all confessed murderers, reside there behind a chain-link fence. The Compound is a fortified complex where the white-collared criminals live. The Battlefield is where the worst of the worst reside and where the trash of the island is sent. Purgatory is the largest sector where the misfits live in a disorganized village of huts and cabins.

Under fire from the American public, President Gray has acknowledged innocent people may have been banished for life to a prison island – especially with the newly-formed expedited trials. In a show of good faith, President Gray has asked the island to select one prisoner who is most worthy of a release. The prisoners are set to meet in Purgatory for the big vote of who to liberate from the island. Even though the murderous residents of The Quay will be ineligible for release, Tobias has made it mandatory for the Junk Rats to attend the gathering. This indeed will be a problem, as the Junk Rats terrorize the island population. This is where your story begins. 

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Minimum age:
16+ for difficulty and violent undertones. The game is set on a prison island. There are no instances of foul language, sexual innuendos (or mentions of rape), drug references.
Difficulty rating:
Moderate, 6/10
Gender of character roles:
Co-ed. Although with required players, may be played as all-female.
Minimum # of players:
7 players
Kit sizes:
2 different kit sizes, ranging up to 24 players total
Expandable teams?:
Date of publication:
April 2017
Unique content:
This game's a spin-off from an award-winning YA novel. Map of the island, voting ballots, an optional story-ender card.
Game license:
Single, private use. For the game license's Terms and Conditions, see below.