Comparisons

by Kristin
(Washington State)

We have played both Death on the Gambia and Way out West and had a great time. I'm wondering now about some of the other games on your site - those that are not Freeform Games products. Will they work basically the same (abilities, items, secrets, goals, info)?

We have had so much fun with the Freeform Games and plan to try more, but for the party we have coming up, one of the Dinner and a Murder Mystery Games seems to be more compatible with our group. What differences should I expect?

Which of these publishers provide games most like Freeform, or do they all basically have the freeform style?

My response:

I'm pleased that you enjoyed Death on the Gambia and Way out West - and I'd love to hear about it if you have a moment! (Here's a form...)

Neither Dinner and a Murder Mystery Games nor Murder Mystery Games Ltd use abilities in their games - so they don't have secrets and information in the same way.

They aren't generally plotted quite so heavily either - there isn't quite so much emphasis on goals other than solving the murder (although there are some sub-plots).

On the other hand, because they don't have abilities and the like, they are simpler to run than the Freeform Games murder parties.

I hope that helps!

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