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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Murder on the Istanbul Express - for 7-11 guests
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.
Nov 19, 21 08:44 AM
Hi there, I really appreciate your website and your general advice. I've been hosting murder mystery games for my son's birthday every year. He's now
Oct 14, 21 06:42 AM
The Food is to Die For is a modern-day murder mystery party set in a restaurant for 12-15 guests and a host.
Oct 07, 21 11:26 AM
Murder on the Istanbul Express - a murder mystery party for 7-11 guests set in 1914 aboard a luxury train.