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Unleash the Power of Team Building with Jest Murder Mystery Co.

Are you looking for a unique and thrilling team building experience that will engage and excite your group? Look no further than Jest Murder Mystery Co! With our interactive murder mystery events, we offer a captivating opportunity for teams to come together, unravel mysteries, and build strong bonds. In this article, we’ll delve into the world of team building and explain why Jest Murder Mystery Co is the perfect choice to enhance collaboration within your organization.

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Why a Murder Mystery?

When it comes to fostering unity and building stronger bonds among team members, laughter and food play powerful roles. Incorporating these elements into your team building Christmas party can create a positive and inclusive atmosphere that enhances collaboration and camaraderie. Let’s explore the impact of laughter and food on team dynamics, supported by compelling statistics:

The Power of Laughter

  • According to a study conducted by researchers at the University of Nebraska, laughter increases social bonding and helps people feel more connected to one another. Shared laughter creates a sense of unity and enhances group cohesion, making it an effective tool for team building.
  • Research from the University of Oxford found that laughter releases endorphins, which are neurotransmitters associated with pleasure and well-being. When team members laugh together, it promotes a positive mood, reduces stress, and increases overall job satisfaction.

  • A study published in the Journal of Applied Communication Research reveals that laughter improves communication and teamwork. Laughing together creates an environment of trust and openness, facilitating effective collaboration and problem-solving among team members.

The Impact of Food

Sharing a meal fosters a sense of community and togetherness.

  • Research conducted by Cornell University shows that eating together promotes social bonding, strengthens relationships, and increases cooperation among individuals.

  • A study published in the Journal of Consumer Psychology found that the act of eating stimulates the release of oxytocin, a hormone associated with trust and bonding. When team members share a meal, it can enhance trust and deepen connections, leading to improved teamwork.

  • In a survey conducted by Seamless, 60% of respondents stated that shared meals at work improve their working relationships. Eating together provides an opportunity for team members to interact in a more relaxed setting, encouraging open communication and fostering a sense of belonging.


By incorporating laughter and food into your team building event, you can harness the power of these elements to create a positive and cohesive team environment. Plan a festive menu that includes a variety of delicious dishes to be shared and enjoyed together, fostering connections and creating lasting memories.

Remember, when people laugh and share a meal together, barriers are broken down, relationships are strengthened, and teams become more united. Embrace the power of laughter and food at your team building activity to create a memorable and impactful event that brings your team closer together.

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Why Team Building Matters

Team building activities play a crucial role in fostering a positive work environment, improving communication, and strengthening relationships among team members. By stepping out of the office and into a thrilling murder mystery, you’ll discover hidden talents, build trust, and create a sense of camaraderie like never before. It’s time to break free from the cubicle and embark on an epic adventure with Jest Murder Mystery Co!

Enter Jest Murder Mystery Co.

At Jest, we specialize in providing immersive murder mystery events that are tailor-made for team building. Our experiences blend the excitement of playing a part in an interactive story with unity building situations that will have your team laughing out loud.

Don’t settle for boring Team Building Activities when you can host an extraordinary one with Jest Murder Mystery Co. Get in touch with us today to discuss your Team Building ideas and let us help you create an unforgettable event that will be the talk of the town!

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The Ultimate Team Building Experience

Immersive Storytelling:

 Engage your team in an unforgettable journey of excitement and collaboration with Jest Murder Mystery Co’s murder mystery experiences. As team building leaders, we know the power of storytelling to captivate, inspire, and unite individuals. Our adventures transport participants into hilarious narratives where they become part of the action, assuming unique characters and joining forces against a common foe. With this immersive storytelling approach to team building, your team will forge stronger bonds, enhance communication, and unleash their collective problem-solving prowess. With our captivating narratives and interactive gameplay, your team will embark on a shared adventure they’ll remember for years to come.

Collaboration and Communication:

Our events are a thrilling journey of laughter, teamwork, and problem-solving. At Jest Murder Mystery Co, we specialize in creating an environment that enhances collaboration and communication, sparking active listening, creativity, and effective teamwork. With immersive experiences and interactive challenges, your team excels together, discovering the value of active listening, thinking outside the box, and leveraging strengths. Step into our world of hilarity and intrigue, witness your team transform into a unified unit, and elevate your team building to unparalleled success! Join Jest Murder Mystery Co for unforgettable murder mystery adventures that ignite collaboration and communication.

Variety of Themes and Formats:

At Jest Murder Mystery Co, we offer a wide range of captivating themes and formats to cater to your team’s preferences. From the elegant 1920s noir to festive Holiday Whodunits, each murder mystery experience is uniquely designed to captivate and challenge participants. Step into a new world, where your team can unravel mysteries in different eras, locations, and genres. Whether you crave the allure of a classic whodunit or the excitement of a classic crime caper, we have the perfect adventure for you. Embrace your team’s sense of wonder and embark on an interactive team building journey that will leave a lasting impression.

Flexibility and Customization:

At Jest Murder Mystery Co, we get it. Every team is unique, and that’s why we are flexible to ensure the perfect fit for your group. Our professional actors will automatically customize the event to suit your team’s dynamics, making it an engaging and impactful experience like no other. All without you having to lift a finger. Here’s how it works. Our shows are part scripted, part improvisation.  This leaves our professional actors plenty of wiggle room to customize the experience for your audience.  It also leaves room for the audience to add their own creativity to the mix making each event completely one of a kind. If you have specific elements you would like to include, our team will collaborate with you to ensure your murder mystery adventure aligns with your goals.

Expert Facilitation:

Our professional actors are the secret ingredient to unlocking the full potential of your team building event. With their infectious enthusiasm, they’ll guide your team through the murder mystery adventure, keeping the energy high and the fun flowing. Their expertise fosters collaboration, communication, and creative problem-solving, ensuring that everyone feels valued and included. At Jest Murder Mystery Co, our expert facilitators create a supportive atmosphere where your team becomes a crime-solving dream team. Trust us to guide your team towards triumph, create unforgettable memories, and make your team building experience a resounding success.

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Fun Themes for Your Team Building Event

Jest Murder Mystery Co. themes transform your team building events into thrilling adventures filled with intrigue, improve, and plenty of laughs. Get ready to unleash your inner detective and immerse yourself in our fun-filled themes that will get your group working together and strengthen your team dynamics. Whether you prefer to solve a murder in the glamorous settings of a 1920s speakeasy or dive into world of pirates or the wild west or superheros , our diverse selection of themes guarantees an unforgettable experience that will leave your team both entertained and bonded.

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Bullets in the Bathtub

A roaring 1920's murder mystery theme complete with gangsters, flappers and bootleggers.

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A Dickens of a Killing

This Charles Dickens inspired holiday murder mystery theme takes place in merry olde England.

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Death of a Blackheart

This pirate spoof themed murder mystery takes place on the famous Gigantic cruise ship.

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Harm for the Holidays

A modern murder mystery theme set at the family holiday dinner of Harm Enterprises, LLC.

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A Fistful of Hollers

This western theme murder mystery takes place in a saloon full of interesting characters.

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The Comic Book Killer

Become your own super hero or super villain in this comic book inspired murder mystery theme.

Professional Team Building Entertainers

Our team of professional entertainers who specialize in creating unforgettable team building experiences. With our unique blend of mystery, comedy, and interactive storytelling, we are experts at turning ordinary team events into thrilling and engaging adventures. Our talented entertainers are dedicated to providing your team with an immersive and entertaining murder mystery experience that not only entertains but also strengthens bonds, encourages collaboration, and enhances problem-solving skills.

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Hannah Connell

Hannah Connell found her way to performing when she found that people applaud her for being the quirky tall girl, something that comes quite naturally to her. Hannah has a BFA in Musical Theatre from The Conservatory at Southeast Missouri State University.

Once she got her degree, she high-tailed it out to NYC and now lives in Jersey where there’s grass, trees, and a handsome man she calls her husband. Hannah has an international children’s theatre tour under her belt as well as some time Can-Can dancing in Skagway, Alaska. When she’s not auditioning for Broadway or television, you can find her belting high C’s in her closet!

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Andy Vieluf

Andy Vieluf is from Las Vegas, NV. Billing himself as a “Professional Weirdo” across the west coast, Andy’s “jack of all trades” entertainment style includes things like music, magic, clowning, fire arts, and so much more.

Andy spent 2 years as a Blue Man in Blue Man Group Las Vegas. He has been in films Transformers, Ted 2, Yes Man, and Paul Blart: Mall Cop, and television shows Shipping Wars (A&E), Entourage (HBO), and Bar Rescue (SpikeTV).

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Tina Cool-Anderson

Tina has recently relocated to St. Louis from Branson, Missouri where she performed for 14 years. Career highlights include: vocalist with the USO of Metropolitan New York, premiere cast of “Hey Mr. Producer!” in New York City with Sir Cameron Mackintosh and Lead Vocalist for Greg Thompson Productions at Harrah’s Casino in Reno, NV.

She is the Executive Director of Forte Theatre Productions.

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Ed Reggi

Ed Reggi hails from the Big Apple but calls the Midwest home. He’s been making audiences laugh for 20 years. He cut his comedy teeth studying at Second City in Chicago.

Ed is an Acting Professor at Southern Illinois University and he’s the founder of Paper Slip Theatre, the longest-running improv company in St. Louis, MO. You can also catch Ed Reggi on Oprah Winfrey’s reality show, WELCOME TO SWEETIE PIES. Visit

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MaryBeth Scherr

MaryBeth has been acting in theatre, film and television for over 35 years. She is the creator and artistic director of The Actors’ Attic in Columbia, IL where she directs over 12 shows per year. After a 15 year stint in Los Angeles, she moved back to the St. Louis metro area to raise her kids.

A proud member of SAG-AFTRA, she misses opportunities to do fun television gigs like Buffy the Vampire Slayer. She has been happily performing for Jest Murder Mystery Co. for over 13 years.

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Mark Young

Mark has performed in various comedies and not-comedies in the Big Apple (A Midsummer Night’s Dream) and North Carolina (Unto These Hills, Fight Girl Battle World).

Mark also writes short plays and musicals, and since moving to NYC, has been studying solo multidisciplinary performance and physical comedy. You can find him in Central Park chasing dropped juggling balls. He also enjoys cooking, reading classic science fiction, and wearing floral-print neckties.

Get Ready to Unleash Your Team's Superpowers!

Choose Jest Murder Mystery Co for an epic team building ride that strengthens bonds, boosts communication, and unlocks hidden superpowers. Our immersive murder mystery events challenge your team, while laughter and shared experiences foster collaboration and interpersonal skill development. Get ready to crack the case together, creating memories that last a lifetime. With laughter, participation, and a hint of competition, your team will discover skills that will bring them together like never before. Grab your detective gear and join us on this exhilarating adventure! Jest Murder Mystery Co: Where team building reaches new heights through interaction and laughter. So, what are you waiting for? Grab your magnifying glass, put on your detective hat, and let’s crack the case together!

Don't Settle for Boring Team Building

Ready to ditch the ordinary and embrace an adventure that will ignite your team’s spirit? Jest Murder Mystery Co is your ultimate destination for engaging and unforgettable team building experiences. Step into a world of mystery, participation, and adventure, and watch as your team bonds like never before. Book your murder mystery event today and unlock the power of collaboration within your organization. Say goodbye to boring activities and hello to thrilling team building fun with Jest Murder Mystery Co!