The karma club

The Karma Club is a 1960s hippy-themed murder mystery party for 10 to 14 guests (plus one host) published by Freeform Games.

the story

The Karma Club is set in the lodge of the Karma Club commune in Wells River, New Hampshire.

The commune has been hosting a sending-off party for their guests, rock band Marmalade Skies.

However, the evening has taken a turn for the worse and Marvin Stank, the band's manager, has been murdered...

how the karma club works

The Karma Club is an interactive murder mystery game, so all the players receive complete details of their character, including a detailed backstory, objectives that they must try to achieve, and information about other characters.

Characters also have item cards (that represent contracts, a diary, a record collection and so on), and abilities (that let them detect secrets find out information about other people).

The Karma Club has a number of different plots to keep everyone busy such as:

  • The future of the commune.
  • The mysterious Bonnie & Clyde bankrobbers.
  • Marmalade Skies' missing master tapes.
  • Plus, of course, there's a murder to solve...

In my opinion, once you've played an interactive murder mystery game, you won't want to go back.

the cast

The cast of The Karma Club includes:

Marmalade Skies

  • Suzy Dickerson: Lead vocals and Marmalade Skies’ songwriter.
  • Lee Melvick: Lead guitar, the party-boy of the band.
  • Judy Stank: Bass, and Marvin Stank’s widow.
  • Axel Maddox: Drummer, and prankster of the band.
  • Bobby Stank: Head roadie, Marvin Stank’s brother.

The Karma Club commune

  • Abbot “Abbie” Rosen: Founder and leader of the commune.
  • Pony Noonan: Long-time member of the commune and something of a rebel.
  • Guinevere Stone: Commune member and mother of 18-month-old Sunshine.
  • Flower Mason: Commune member.
  • Snow Diamond: Commune member.
  • Moonbeam Baxter: Recent commune member.

Visitors and Townspeople

  • Sam Spears: Executive with Groovytunes Records.
  • Jackie Nichols: Local folk singer, opening act for Marmalade Skies.
  • Sandy McVee: Wells River citizen, avid Marmalade Skies fan, owner and sole employee of “Sandy’s Memorabilia & Collectibles”.

the details

Instead of a formal dinner party, The Karma Club 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.

The Karma Club 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.

how to get the karma club

The Karma Club is available from Freeform Games and costs $29.99 USD.

Click here to buy The Karma Club from Freeform Games.

Buy The Karma Club from Freeform Games

or download the free intro file

Download The Karma Club intro file

For more information about The Karma Club, 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!

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