You’re Invited to ...

The Racket

… a Noir Soiree, Starring You.

Assume Your Identity

Step through the door and into a new career at a party full of upstanding citizens and underhanded crooks. Will you be the Doctor? The Diplomat? The Thief? Anything and anyone is possible.

Wheel & Deal

With cash in hand, join the rat race to be the Guest with the most money at the end of the party—then lie, cheat and steal your way to the front of the pack. Everything is up for sale, and the name of the game is figuring out who has what, who wants what, and how much it’s worth to them.

Stay on Your Toes

But be careful. With so much money on the line, asking someone to watch your back might just give them a chance to stick something in it. Players who get clipped will cool their heels at The Morgue for a few minutes and forfeit some cash before getting right back in on the action.

Make a Killing

At the end of the party, you’ll turn out your pockets, count your cash, and report your bankroll to the Host. After the winner gets what’s coming to them, take some time to talk shop and trade stories about your own undercover operation with the other guests.

The Gory Details

Part cocktail party, part parlor game, The Racket invites you into the world of Film Noir, then turns the plotting over to you. Furnished with a new profession, you’ll navigate an underground event where deals are made in back rooms, black markets blossom, and everyone is competing to have the most money when the smoke clears.

As the event gets going, you can team up with or turn the tables on other party-goers, crack a safe, recover a priceless artifact, or pull off any other job that makes up the backbone of a classic crime film—no director’s notes or dialogue necessary.

The Dressing Room

Dress code at The Racket is black and to kill. Take a peek inside for some inspiration on how to make your own look a knock-out success.

The Screening Room

A few of our favorite flicks will give you and your conspirators an idea of what type of trouble you’re getting into.

"As the evening progressed I could feel the psychological genius simmering, then boiling. What an amazing experience! Best game I've ever played ... and one of the most conscious and well-crafted events I've attended recently!"

— Ryan, Bond Agent

"The Racket infused the party with an electric energy and excitement. I met and schemed with friends and strangers alike. Remember, trust no one!"

— Amy, Thief

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to play?

The game itself is one hour and fifteen minutes. Between handing out Identities, counting cash at the end, and announcing the winners, the entire event takes about two hours.

Do I have to act?

Absolutely not. Instead of a new character to play, you’ll get a new profession with skills that you can use to your advantage. Some guests might have fun putting on an accent or playing tough, but how you perform your new job is completely up to you.

Do I have to dress up?

Suggested dress is black and to kill. If black isn’t your color, however, don’t sweat it. Dressing the part is part of the fun but not essential to enjoying the game.

I have dignity. Will I maintain that?

Yes. We like our parties classy and our guests clever, and we’ve designed a game for both.

Should I wear comfortable shoes?

The Racket is played entirely on your feet, so make sure you’re wearing shoes that are comfortable to walk around in for about two hours.

I might need to arrive late or leave early. Can I still participate?

Our Hosts are happy to assist anyone arriving late, and ducking out early doesn’t disrupt the game for other guests. That being said, time is of the essence, and missing part of the game makes it much harder to win. We strongly suggest arriving on time.

I don’t know many people at this party. Will I still have fun?

Even better. The Racket is the perfect opportunity for strangers to strike up a conversation. We’ve hosted singles events and networking parties, and we get great feedback from +1’s at company events about how easy it is to get to know people, even the shy ones.

Will you be serving food and drinks?

Catering isn’t included in our end of the deal, but many organizers provide both, and we encourage you to check with them.