My name is Steve Hatherley and I've been hosting and playing various types of murder mystery games since the late 1990s. From the How to Host a Murder games to large events involving 30 or 40 players, I've played most types of murder mystery game (and many others besides).
Personally, I prefer the "interactive" type of murder mystery - I like the freedom to choose how to investigate and I also like the different goals that characters get in these games.
Plus I enjoy the wheeling and dealing that those games involve.
In 2001 I set up Freeform Games LLP to publish interactive murder mystery games - such as Death on the Gambia.
Send your questions to me via my Contacts Form.
Or you can just post a question in any of the Facebook comments boxes at the bottom of most of my pages.
I also enjoy playing and running and writing other games, such as tabletop roleplaying and larp (live action roleplaying).
I have an occasional blog, four letters at random, where I talk about these and where I link to some of the things I've written. (I also talk about Freeform Games on it, now and again.)
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Reunion with Death - a lockdown murder mystery for 6-9 players played using online video chat. Click here for more details.
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.
Sep 09, 20 02:06 PM
Can I still host A Speakeasy Murder with 12 guests? And just delete three non-essential characters? My response: A Speakeasy Murder is designed for 15-32
Aug 10, 20 04:03 PM
Is Death in Venice appropriate for kids? We have 10 eleven year old girls. My response: Hi, probably not as Death in Venice contains possible dating
Jun 28, 20 05:00 AM
Online parties - murder mystery parties that you can host online using video chat