Bludgeoned on Broadway is a theatrical murder mystery party for 8-13 guests (plus one host) published by Freeform Games.
It's 1947 and along New York City's Broadway Avenue, theatres are stuffed to capacity with anxious spectators waiting to be entertained.
Inside the Arlington Theatre, it's the first scene of the new Broadway play Olympian Days, and leading actor Jackson Turner has failed to make his grand entrance!
He's been brutally murdered in his dressing room backstage...
Bludgeoned on Broadway is an interactive murder mystery game, which means that all the players have full character details including a comprehensive backstory, goals that they should try to achieve, and information about other characters.
Bludgeoned on Broadway also provides players with items (representing guns, knives, fabulous jewels, banker's drafts and other clues) and abilities (that let them detect secrets and find out information about other people).
Interactive games are my favourite types of murder mystery game - I think they're much more entertaining than the other styles.
Bludgeoned on Broadway has a number of different plots to keep everyone busy. For example, there is a theatre bomber, communist activity and the Midwest Murderer.
The cast of Bludgeoned on Broadway includes:
Instead of a formal dinner party, Bludgeoned on Broadway 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.
Bludgeoned on Broadway needs a dedicated host, someone to organize 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.
"Overall everyone had a great time. We had 5 teens and 4 adults. It was the first time trying this. Decided last minute (Monday) to do this party so a whirlwind of preparation with just 4 days to do it all and work too! I never thought I would make it when I opened that 26 page instruction booklet! My 14 year old daughter stepped up and helped and it all came together. We are thinking now to make these a new NYE tradition! Of course next year we will know to start a little sooner!" Dawn Ringer
Bludgeoned on Broadway is available from Freeform Games and costs $29.99 USD.
For more information about Bludgeoned on Broadway, 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