Daniel Waukee was a famous businessmen who owned his own guitar company, Waukee Guitars and Strings, which started out as a small business but allowed him to quickly rise to fame, thus becoming a company that sold at many stores nation-wide. He soon became rich at only 25, when he married and had one little boy named Tyler. His mansion is close to the apartment building (which is where all characters live), so everyone is quite familiar with it.
On Halloween, the story was told by one of the people who lived in the apartment building that they had heard of a child being dared to go into the mansion and never returning.
When the dead body was found, a judge was hired to read his will. "Everyone from the apartment building is invited for the reading of his will!"
In the will, Daniel Waukee considered them his "many nieces and nephews" and said that they had each earned their part of the inheritance. But, in order to receive the inheritance (again, we're talking millions of dollars), they need to participate in a game:
"The partners have already been assigned, no exceptions," The will states. "I swear that I was not killed of natural causes," (With the body there, lying in the coffin, it was hardly disagreeable). "I have been killed. By one of you. I know who the murderer is, but it is up to you to find out. However, you do get a little bit of help. Each partnership will be given three clues-that's it, only three clues. If you can get others or if you can solve the gigantic puzzle is up to you. I need my murderer's name to be heard before I can peacefully lay at rest.
And so it was settled. Let the games begin!