A will to murder

A Will to Murder is an interactive murder mystery party for 6 -9 guests (plus one host) published by Freeform Games.

Cover for A Will to Murder

the story

A Will to Murder is set in the 1930s in Albion House, a stately dwelling in the small English village of Highthorpe.

Albion House belonged to Roy O'Leary – who was murdered yesterday afternoon...

Roy O'Leary was elderly and wealthy, and there are several family members who may benefit from his last will and testament.

O'Leary's lawyer has asked the family to gather together at Albion House, the day after the murder, to hear the reading of the will.

The police are also present – because the O'Leary family are the prime suspects in the murder case...

It sounds like it should be a case for Miss Marple.

But as she's not present, who will solve the murder?

how A will to murder works

A Will to Murder is an interactive murder mystery game, which means that each player receives a detailed character booklet that includes a backstory, objectives for them to solve and information on other characters.

They may also have item cards (representing important clues) and abilities (that allow them to uncover secrets and information about other characters.)

In my opinion, once you've played an interactive murder mystery game, you won't want to play any other sort.

the cast

The cast of A Will to Murder includes:

  • Janis O'Leary – Roy O'Leary's widow
  • Alan and Gillian Trode – Gillian is Roy's oldest child and a professional sculptor.
  • Corey O'Leary – Roy's youngest child, an amateur naturalist
  • Cornelius and Regina Khan – Regina is Roy's middle child, a writer of detective novels
  • Atkins – the O'Leary family's old retainer
  • Doctor Barker – local physician and family friend
  • Inspector Harris – the detective investigating the murder

the details

A Will to Murder needs a dedicated host, someone to organise the game.

They will read the entire game and will be available to answer questions.

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.

how to get a will to murder

A Will to Murder is available from Freeform Games and costs $29.99 USD.

Click here to buy A Will to Murder for $29.99 USD.

or download the free intro file

A Will to Murder - download the intro file

For more information about A Will to Murder, 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!

Don't know where to start?

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.

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