Casino Fatale

Casino Fatale is an interactive murder mystery party for 15-30 guests (plus one host) published by Freeform Games.

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

Two players enjoying Casino Fatale murder mysteryCasino Fatale - but who is Mr X?

the story

On the banks of the River Seine in Paris, the Hotel D'Etoile has a fabulous casino - known as the Casino Fatale.

Rumour has it that the casino is connected with "Mr X", the mysterious underworld boss.

Who is Mr X? Find out at Casino Fatale...

how casino fatale works

Casino Fatale is an interactive murder mystery game, so all the players receive complete details of their character, including a detailed backstory, objectives that they must try to achieve, and information about other characters.

They also have item cards (that represent guns, knives, fabulous jewels and so on), and abilities (that let them detect secrets find out information about other people).

In my opinion, once you've played an interactive murder mystery game, you won't want to go back to any other style.

I ordered and held this murder mystery for my son's 16th birthday party. It was fantastic!!

All the kids and adults, 18 people, got into character and dressed for the party.

They stayed in character the full 4 hours and have continued to talk about it, and all have asked me to host another 2 years later.

Tips are to give each character a note pad, pen and disposable camera when they arrive. (Develop their pictures as a belated party favor, but the host ends up with photos you would have otherwise missed.)

Decorate and have tables of poker or other casino games available.

Finger foods and drinks, water available as desired." Dee, California

the cast and plots

Casino Fatale has a number of different plots to keep everyone busy. For example, there is the charity auction, the identity of Mr X, secret plans, and a criminal turf war.

The cast of Casino Fatale includes:

  • Various rich and famous guests - playboys, designers, poets, scientists, starlets and the like.
  • Two French Detectives
  • the Casino management and staff.

the details

Instead of a formal dinner party, Casino Fatale 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.

Casino Fatale needs a dedicated host, someone to organise the game.

They will read the entire game and will be available to answer questions.

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 Casino Fatale

Click here to purchase Casino Fatale from Freeform Games.

You will be taken to the Freeform Games LLP website - just follow the instructions to purchase Casino Fatale.

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 Casino Fatale.)

Playing Casino FataleEnjoying Casino Fatale

casino fatale stories and questions

Casino Fatale questions - various questions about Casino Fatale including converting it to the 1920s!

With my Freeform Games hat on I helped run Casino Fatale in London - read about it here.

Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

Does Casino Fatale come with a money-back guarantee?


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

What age is Casino Fatale suitable for?

I recommend Casino Fatale for adults aged 18+ as it contains references to gambling (it takes place in a casino!) and the playboy lifestyle.

How long does Casino Fatale take to play?

I would allow 3-4 hours to play Casino Fatale. 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 Casino Fatale 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 15 guests and no more than 30.

If you have fewer than 15 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 30 guests you will need to create your own, or use one of the free extra characters provided by Freeform Games when you download Casino Fatale.

Can I host Casino Fatale and also play a character?

The host has an important role in Casino Fatale. 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 Casino Fatale from Freeform Games.


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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.

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