A Purrfect Murder

A Purrfect Murder is an interactive murder mystery game set at a cat-fancy show for 9-12 guests (plus one host) published by Freeform Games.

(Note that if you click on the link below and then buy A Purrfect Murder, I will earn a small commission.)

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The story

It is the final of the Purrfect Paws Pageant, a cat-fancy competition boasting a $1,000,000 prize! The feline contestants, their owners and the judges arrived at the Catford Hotel and Exhibition Center yesterday evening.

Unfortunately, Lady Catherine “Kitty” Percival, the extremely wealthy owner of competition frontrunner Baba Ganoush III, was found dead in her hotel room earlier this morning. The judges and contestants have been detained in the exhibition center pending a police investigation. The hotel is cordoned off by the police, preventing the public from attending.

However, the show must go on! The contestants and judges are gathered in the exhibition hall to mingle, crown the pinnacle of feline grace and beauty and, perhaps, find the killer of Lady Percival.

Was it murder? Of course it was...


A Purrfect Murder 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 cats, cat food, cat training packs, cat makeup, and so on), and abilities (that let them detect secrets find out information about other people).

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

While A Purrfect Murder has a murder (poor Lady Percival...), the game is full of other plots - such as who will win the Purrfect Paws Pageant?

the casT

The cast of A Purrfect Murder includes:

Contestants (and their cats)

  • Sam Furroughs: Volunteer at the “Cuddly Paws” cat shelter, presenting Gooseberry.
  • Tibby Garfield: Lady Percival’s butler, presenting Baba Ganoush III in her stead.
  • Paris Koshkin: Famous influencer, presenting the celebrity cat Like-and-Subscribe.
  • Nicky Pawitt: Cat trainer and creator of the revolutionary Pawitt Training Program, presenting Arsène Felin.
  • Alex Pounce: Newcomer to the cat fancy world, presenting the unexpected new entrant, Duke Ginger.
  • Prof. Hilary Schrödinger: Renowned feline geneticist, here to present Supermeow, the first of an experimental new breed.


  • Sydney Catcliffe: Owner of Feline Industries, a cat food manufacturer.
  • Maxime Claude: Renowned cat portrait artist.
  • Detective Logan Dogson: The police officer investigating Lady Percival’s murder.
  • Jordan Felini: Purrfect Paws Pageant host and Lady Percival’s lawyer.
  • Dr. Toni Katze: Cat psychotherapist.
  • Frankie Mewsome: Owner of the “Cuddly Paws” cat shelter.

All the characters are ungendered.

the details

Instead of a formal dinner party, A Purrfect Murder 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 Purrfect Murder also 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 Purrfect Murder

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Click here to purchase A Purrfect Murder from Freeform Games.

You will be taken to the Freeform Games LLP website - follow the instructions to purchase A Purrfect Murder.

Just download the game, print it out and have a great murder mystery!

Disclosure: I am a partner at Freeform Games - feel free to ask me lots of questions! (I will also earn commission if you buy A Purrfect Murder.)

Does A Purrfect Murder come with a money-back guarantee?


Freeform Games offer a cast-iron guarantee on all their murder mystery games. If you're not completely satisfied with A Purrfect Murder then let them know within 30 days and they will refund you.

What age is A Purrfect Murder suitable for?

Freeform Games suggest A Purrfect Murder is suitable for anyone aged 12+. You can play it with kids or adults - or a mixture of both!

How long does A Purrfect Murder take to play?

I would allow 3-4 hours to play A Purrfect Murder. While the game itself takes 2.5-3 hours to play, I recommend allowing time to introduce the game and wind down after.

Where's my download?

Shortly after buying A Purrfect Murder you should receive an email from Freeform Games explaining how to download the game files.

If you haven't received this, please first check your spam filter - sometimes the emails end up there.

If that fails, please get in touch directly with Freeform Games - with the details of which game you bought, when you bought it, and which email address you used. Or contact me (with that same information) and I'll get in touch for you.

How many guests will I need?

You need at least 9 guests and no more than 12.

If you have fewer than 9 guests you will have to drop a character (which may affect the plot), or play a character yourself (not ideal, but I talk about it here), or even ask a guest to play two characters at once.

If you have more than 12 guests you will need to create your own, or use one of the free extra characters provided by Freeform Games when you download A Purrfect Murder.

Can I host A Purrfect Murder and also play a character?

The host has an important role in A Purrfect Murder. The organize and coordinate the party. They also act as an impartial "referee" - so it's important that they have read the game and understand what is going on.

So I recommend not playing a character and hosting the game. 

But if you still want to host a game and play a character (or you have to because a player cannot attend), I have advice on doing that here.

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A Purrfect Murder - a cat-themed murder mystery for 9-12 guests.

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.

Got a question? Click here to go to the FAQ.

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