a heroic death

A Heroic Death is a superhero murder mystery party for 8-12 guests (plus one host) published by Freeform Games.

(Note that if you click on the link below and then buy A Heroic Death I will earn a small amount of commission.)

the story

Cover for A Heroic Death murder mystery game.

Set in the future, A Heroic Death takes place in the SuperHeroicJusticeDoomSquad's secret base where our heroes have been locked in while the world outside is in danger.

But someone in the Squad is a murderer!

how a heroic death works

A Heroic Death is an interactive murder mystery game, which means that all the guests have a complete character, with detailed backstory, goals and a list of other people that they know.

Characters also have item cards (representing weird objects such as strange stone tablets and mysterious potions) and abilities (that allow them to detect secrets, find out information about other people). And of course the heroes in the Squad all have their own superpower.

A Heroic Death has a number of different plots to keep everyone busy. For example, there is a mysterious tablet, a missing satellite - and of course a murder to solve and the world to save!

Interactive murder mystery games are so good I'm certain that once you've tried one, you won't want to play any other!

the cast

The cast of A Heroic Death includes:

  • Bloody Mary – Bloody Mary likes fighting villains and drinking cocktails.
  • Captain Amazing! – co-founder of the SuperHeroicJusticeDoomSquad.
  • Dr Robot-Neck – the squad's second in command.
  • Ice Queen – a superhero made entirely of ice.
  • InvisoGirl – InvisoGirl is known for her mischievous sense of humour.
  • Miguel – the squad's cleaner.
  • Puss-in-Boots – A talking cat.
  • S. – The squad's newest member.
  • Shaman – Shaman is possessed by the spirit of a powerful Native American shaman.
  • The Masked Crusader – the squad's other co-founder.
  • The Russian – A mysterious superhero.
  • WhizzoGirl – the squad's spokesperson and media liaison.

the details

Instead of a formal dinner party, A Heroic Death 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 Heroic Death 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 a heroic death

Cover for A Heroic Death murder mystery game.

Click here to purchase A Heroic Death from Freeform Games.

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

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 Heroic Death.)

Does A Heroic Death come with a money-back guarantee?

Yes!

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

What age is A Heroic Death suitable for?

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

How long does A Heroic Death take to play?

I would allow 3-4 hours to play A Heroic Death. 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 Heroic Death 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 8 guests and no more than 12.

If you have fewer than 8 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 Heroic Death.

Can I host A Heroic Death and also play a character?

The host has an important role in A Heroic Death. 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.

Click here to purchase A Heroic Death from Freeform Games.

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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.

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