halloween party games

Halloween - witches, warlocks and parties...

all hallow's eve

A spooky Halloween relicThe bone idol - a spooky artefact found in Death on the Gambia

Halloween was originally a Celtic festival celebrating the end of summer and has been celebrated ever since in various guises all over the world.

Halloween is a shortening of "All Hallow's Eve" - because it's the evening before All Hallow's Day (All Saint's Day) on 1 November.

It's a time when, according to some traditions, the boundaries between the spirit and material worlds blur and magic is at it's most potent...

Halloween is also a time of parties and partying - which neatly brings me to Halloween-themed murder mystery parties.

Here I've listed the murder mystery parties that I think are particularly suitable for a Halloween bash.

My criteria for choosing is straight forward - if it has "spooky" elements (or has great opportunities for costuming), then I've listed it.

halloween lies

Halloween Lies

Set in the modern day, Hollywood Lies takes place during the Halloween-theme costume party for The Vampire Detective, a fabulously successful horror movie.

However, all is not well as the star, Tom Speed has died suddenly in a car crash last night.

Was it foul play? (Go on - take a guess...)

Halloween Lies is for 16 to 32 guests (plus the host), and costs from £25.00.

Click here to learn more about Halloween Lies.

curse of the pharaoh

Curse of the Pharaoh

It's 1984 and Sir William Saville is throwing a dinner party to celebrate his latest discovery - a previously undiscovered Egyptian tomb.

However, one of his diggers has been murdered...

Egyptian magic, artefact smuggling and an ancient curse - it all happens in Curse of the Pharaoh.

Curse of the Pharaoh is for 6 to 19 guests (plus the host), and costs from £20.00.

Click here to learn more about Curse of the Pharaoh.

Murder at Sea

Murder at Sea

It is 1914 and as war is declared in Europe the Captain of an Atlantic luxury cruise liner is murdered in front of the passengers and crew.

Diplomats, officers, businessmen, journalists and more are all mixed up in this shipboard murder mystery.

Murder at Sea is for 17 to 33 guests (plus the host), and costs £30.00.

Click here to learn more about Murder at Sea.

death on the gambia

Death on the Gambia

Venture into the heart of the Dark Continent in this 1939 murder mystery party set in Africa.

Death on the Gambia follows a tramp riverboat as it sails along the River Gambia in Africa. Aboard are a curious mixture of passengers - a big game hunter, a missionary, a doctor, a journalist, an archaeologist - and a hint of dark magic.

Click here to learn more about Death on the Gambia.

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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.

Recent Articles

  1. Is Murder at Sea suitable for teens?

    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?

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  2. Sit down dinner

    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?

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  3. Choosing the right game for 19 adults

    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

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