A father is standing trial for the murder of his own son. Did he really do it? Weigh up the evidence and deliver your verdict in our online jury duty activity.
The body of Alex Vanderwit has been found in his home. His father, Ambassador Julian Vanderwit, has been charged and is on trial for manslaughter. You and your team have been summoned as remote jurors to decide if the defendant is guilty or not guilty. Will this be a straightforward case or was someone else involved? As the clock ticks down, it’s up to you to review all the evidence and cast your final verdict.
This game is hosted online using video conferencing software. It can be played virtually, hybrid or in-person. Participants will use a web browser to access evidence files. We recommend playing this activity on a laptop or computer.
How to play
Before the trial begins, your Remote Host will introduce the case and set the scene. Your group will be split into teams of 4-6 people. Teams will be moved into breakout rooms where they will examine the evidence and discuss their findings. Each team must decide whether they think Julian Vanderwit is guilty or not guilty! Everyone will then be brought back to the main room to share their team’s verdict before the truth is revealed.
Examine the evidence
It all hangs in the balance for the defendant but the evidence will speak for itself. Your team will be presented with evidence files (via a web browser link) which you’ll need to examine closely in order to reach your verdict. Divide the evidence between you and work together to search for hidden clues before the clock runs out!
A Remote Host will kickstart your Jury Game experience with a detailed briefing (5 mins approx) and provide support throughout your event.
We can accommodate up to 250 people per session for remote and hybrid events or up to 500 people for an in-person event. For larger groups, please get in touch!
Teams of 4-6
During the game, you will be put into smaller teams of 4-6 participants. Teams will work together to review the evidence and agree on a verdict.
Our events can be run all over the world - from London to Paris, New York to San Francisco - there's no destination off limits!
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