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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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.
Jul 03, 19 03:25 PM
Which murder mystery game is the shortest? Which murder mystery game can be easiest modify to take an hour and a half. My response: In my experience
Jul 01, 19 02:38 PM
Just wondering if there has to be a host role? My response: Someone has to be the host, yes. That person has to purchase the game, print it out, and
Jun 21, 19 04:37 AM
I've just added a search function to every page on Great Murder Mystery Games. You can find it at the top on the right hand margin, just above "Don't Know Where to Start". The search function uses Duc…