Phoney

Phoney - Graduation mystery imageA perfect graduation party game or for anyone anytime!

Someone managed to get a master’s degree without ever having obtained an undergraduate degree. Which of their graduating friends had found out the truth? Why didn’t they tell the university? What will happen once the truth is revealed? Will the imposter take revenge? All of these questions will be answered at the party.

Reading level: 7

Great for graduation parties or anytime!

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Overview

A bunch of friends have gotten together and decided to hold a group graduation party. But as people arrived at the party, they found some anonymous typed notes saying that one of the new graduates is a fraud. Someone managed to get a master’s degree without ever having obtained an undergraduate degree.

Which of their graduating friends had found out the truth? Why didn’t they tell the university? What will happen once the truth is revealed? Will the imposter take revenge? All of these questions will be answered at the party.

Excerpt

Darnell Lincoln: “Just because a thorn can be used to remove a thorn, doesn’t mean lawyers commit crimes.”

What they’ve said

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Kate R, USA

“It was really fun! We loved it.”

Invitations

Reading level

Note: The reading levels of each kit (not just “page” as it says below) were determined by copying and pasting the kit (the play version), into The Readability Test Tool (see www.read-able.com).

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Characters

The most famous guests present at the party are:

Raven Mayo

(medical graduate) I’ve been extremely one-pointed in my studies. This is the first party I’ve been to in years and I feel like I really deserve to celebrate. I play tennis to unwind and I can speak Spanish.

Darnell Lincoln

(law graduate) Law seemed a natural progression from literature. It’s like words put into action. I hope to become a famous barrister. I’m born for the legal stage. I do improv theater for fun.

Zora Bronte

(creative writing graduate) A world devoid of emotional complexity is a world lacking in depth and in life itself. Great literature gives us perspective. I’m not writing for the masses. I’m writing for minds.

Fenton Herodotus

(history graduate) We historians are the ones who yell when you’re about to go over the same cliff that others have been over before. They should make history compulsory. I like wrestling bodies when I’m not wrestling minds.

Jada Curie

(biochemist graduate) I like explosions and I like creating them. Science can be exciting if you know how. I hope to find a way to use micro-explosions more often to replace surgery. I like doing my own mechanics and racing cars in my spare time.

Xavier Gates

(game programming graduate) My passion is making games more realistic. I’m going to use GPS to free gamers from our pokey little rooms and to make life itself become a game. I love sci-fi.

Tara Logue

(speech therapist graduate) I used to be an actor obsessed with accents and how we speak. Now I use these and other skills I have learned to help children find their voice and their role in life. I wear my sunflower hat and they love that.

Beau Maslow

(counseling graduate) My aim is to help people cope with all the challenges of life and to increase their happiness quotient. I remind people that they need to exercise, eat well and meditate. It’s all about balance. I love biking.

Effie Carnegie

(MBA entrepreneur graduate) I want to start my own business, become incredibly rich and then become a philanthropist. Having an MBA should help me convince the venture capitalists to back my idea. My party plan days will soon be over.

Monroe Nightingale

(male nurse graduate) My specialty is pediatric nursing. Sick boys especially need males around because they often won’t express their emotions to females. I’ve years of experience as a nurse plus I’m a single dad and that’s taught me a lot. I love playing basketball.