“I knew going in it would be fun, but it was more than I expected. Every aspect was so well thought out and we felt totally immersed in it.” – Yuan W.
Book a private Dungeon & Dragons game event for up to six guests, with live actors, custom terrain and hand-out props, and more. A professional Dungeon Master will lead you through an adventure filled with mystery, magic, and monsters.
$750 to reserve entire event
For guests ages 18+.
We currently offer a menu of two adventures:
SECRETS OF THE BLIND PALACE – The wealthy Von Crofts hire a party of adventurers to find the body of their son in a haunted pleasure palace – and to bring him back to life. A thrilling adventure filled with mystery, discovery, choices that matter, engaging role-playing, and exciting combat. Inspired by the poem The Haunted Palace by Edgar Allen Poe, and by the novels Great Expectations by Charles Dickens and The Shining by Stephen King, and by the Evil Dead movies.
THE PASSENGER – Explore the theaters, carnival ships, artist galleries, and secret vaults of Waterdeep, the City of Splendors, as you unravel a mystery and discover the culprits behind a baffling series of bizarre robberies. Will you become famous as Waterdeep’s greatest detectives, or will you too become victims of a secret adversary lurking in the heart of the city?
Would you like to book a private Dungeons & Dragons event for up to six guests? Email us at email@example.com for availability.
Please note that proof of COVID-19 vaccination will be required for all attendees.
Dungeons & Dragons at Bartow-Pell Mansion-Museum
Cast Party and Red Monkey Theater Group presented Dungeons & Dragons at Bartow-Pell: Secrets of the Blind Palace on September 25 & 26.
“Every detail and collective talent was equally amazing. Every member of your team contributed to creating atmosphere and ambience.” – Janette B.
Guests joined Dungeon Master Tal Aviezer for an original site-specific adventure, outdoors and socially distanced on the gorgeous grounds of a historic mansion. This lantern-lit adventure included live actor NPCs, custom-crafted props, live music by Janette Beham, take-home gifts, and much more. Delicious refreshments from Antoinette’s Patisserie and custom-crafted miniatures from ANVL were available as special optional add-ons to the experience.
Guests played SECRETS OF THE BLIND PALACE, Aviezer’s acclaimed Dungeon Master’s Guild best-seller. The evening was filled with mystery, discovery, choices that matter, engaging role-playing, and exciting combat. SECRETS OF THE BLIND PALACE was inspired in part by the poem The Haunted Palace by Edgar Allen Poe, and by the novels Great Expectations by Charles Dickens and The Shining by Stephen King, and by the Evil Dead movies.
Through a mixture of live role-playing and dice-driven tabletop gameplay guided by the Dungeon Master, guest unraveled a mystery, defeated monsters and other foes, and discovered magical treasure.
“I’m so happy I had the chance to play! I had a great time.” – Leon B.
Dungeons & Dragons at Bartow-Pell: Secrets of the Blind Palace included:
- Interactive Dungeons & Dragons adventure with DM Tal Aviezer outdoors on the beautiful grounds of Bartow-Pell Mansion-Museum
- Live actors portraying important Non-Player Characters
- Custom-made props, terrain, miniatures, and playing aids
- Take-home gifts to commemorate your adventure
- Live music performed by Janette Beham
Red Monkey Theater is a 501c3 tax-exempt organization and a portion of your ticket price may qualify as a charitable deduction for federal income tax purposes.
About the Dungeon Master
Tal is the Artistic Director of NYC-based Red Monkey Theater Group, for whom he writes and acts in a series of ongoing site-specific Sherlock Holmes plays performed at both Bartow-Pell Mansion-Museum in NYC and at Lyndhurst mansion in Tarrytown, NY.
Tal has directed and produced numerous shows over the past 22 years, many of them works of Shakespeare. Recent favorite roles include Hercule Poirot in Poirot: The Mysterious Affair at Styles, Hamlet, Macbeth, Benedick in Much Ado About Nothing, Trigorin in The Seagull, Gary Peter Lefkowitz in I Hate Hamlet, Cassius in Julius Caesar, and Mr. Croup in Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere.
Tal has worked as a voice actor and voice director for video games and for numerous local and national radio stations. Training: National Theater Institute, Royal Shakespeare Company. An experienced DM, Tal considers D&D to be a powerful interactive storytelling tool and an engine of creativity, empathy, friendship, and fun. His style includes an equal emphasis on role-playing, exploration and discovery, and combat. His original best-selling D&D adventures are available at DMsGuild.com.
Dungeon Master/Writer – Tal Aviezer
Artists/Crafters – Andy Cannistra, Carolyn Fox, Matt Gordon
Musician – Janette Beham
Catering by Antoinette’s Patisserie
Live Performers – Amy Frey, Matt Gordon