About me... and Murder Mystery games

This is me!This is me!

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.

Got a question?

I'm happy to answer questions on murder mystery games, but before you ask, please check the FAQ and Choosing a game as you may find that your query has already been answered.

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.

More from me about games

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.)

About Great-murder-mystery-games.com

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Comments

Have your say about what you just read! Leave me a comment in the box below.

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.

Recent Articles

  1. I’ve run out of freeform games for 24-30 guests 😢

    Oct 03, 19 01:24 PM

    Hi Steve- Mo recommended asking you for suggestions if games that are the most similar to your free form type games. We’ve tried others but like those

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  2. REFUND

    Sep 25, 19 02:06 PM

    I paid for a game but it is WAY more complicated than I would have liked and there is no way this is going to work for my party. I am looking for a refund.

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  3. Would you be willing to donate a game for 27 to a non-profit?

    Sep 20, 19 02:14 PM

    We are the Sexual Assault Victim Advocate (SAVA) center and we are planning a staff self-care day and it happens to be on Halloween and we are very interested

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