A Dead Man's Chest is a pirate-themed murder mystery party for 12-16 guests (plus one host) published by Freeform Games.
Set in 18th century Caribbean, A Dead Man's Chest takes place on the sleepy island of Santa Oloroso as rival pirate crews race to discover the location of Captain Flint's treasure - and uncover his murderer.
A Dead Man's Chest is an interactive murder mystery game. In an interactive game each guest has a full character with backstory, objectives and a list of people that they know.
They also have item cards (to represent all sorts of things - from pearls, to pirate cutlasses and of course Captain Flint's treasure) and Ability cards (that let them detect secrets find out information about other people).
A Dead Man's Chest has lots of different plots to keep everyone busy. For example, there is the Governor's daughter to rescue, negotiations with the locals, placating the volcano god - and of course a murder to solve and Captain Flint's treasure to find.
In my opinion, once you've played an interactive murder mystery game you won't want to try any other!
But don't just take my word for it!
Here are some customer stories about A Dead Man's Chest.
"We ran A Dead Man's Chest game on New Years Eve in Hull for a group of my former uni (Newcastle) mates, partners, family and friends. It went really well and was enjoyed by all. Among those taking part were three complete newbies and a good number of people who were just used to 'conventional' murder mystery games. The latter even said that they preferred this type of game." Nick Davison, Rochester, UK
The cast of A Dead Man's Chest includes:
Instead of a formal dinner party, A Dead Man's Chest is better suited to a buffet meal or finger food.
Everyone needs to be able to talk quietly with each other - to plot and scheme and achieve their goals.
A Dead Man's Chest needs a dedicated host, someone to organise the game.
I really enjoy being the host - you know what's going on and can watch your friends scheme and plot and be devious to one another.
A Dead Man's Chest is available from Freeform Games for $29.99 USD.
For more information about A Dead Man's Chest, click here to download the free introductory pdf file which includes more details - including background, a full cast list, costume guide and invitations.
Disclosure: I am a partner at Freeform Games - feel free to ask me lots of questions!
Here's my suggested quick route through the site:
Step 1 - Go to Choosing a Game to choose the game that suits your party best.
Step 2 - Review the Tips for Hosts for helpful advice.
Step 3 - If you want to keep up to date with the latest murder mystery game news, click on my What's New page.
Step 4 - Once you've had your party - tell me how it went! Click here to tell me your murder mystery party story.
Aug 15, 17 12:45 PM
I want to host Murder at Sea for my 17th birthday and I wanted to know if it's suitable for teens? Does this murder mystery have references to drugs?
Jul 24, 17 12:44 PM
Am organising a sit down dinner for 24 people - many of your games say that they are better as a buffet. Are any in particular good for a sit down meal?
Jul 17, 17 04:28 PM
Thanks so much for your website. It has lots of information, but so much so that I am a bit overwhelmed! I have a group that I think will be 19 adults