davy jones' locker

Davy Jones' Locker is a pirate murder mystery party for 10-15 guests (plus one host) published by Freeform Games.

(Note that if you click on the link below and then buy Davy Jones' Locker l will earn a small amount of commission.)

the story

Cover for the Davy Jones' Locker murder mystery game.

It is 1785, and Abel "Blackheart" Read , the Caribbean's most nefarious pirate, has been captured and hung.

Tonight, the Libra, departs from Tortuga on its journey to St. Augustine, Florida.

For some of its passengers, this will prove to be a profitable journey.

For others, Tortuga may be the last dry land they ever see...

how davy jones' locker works

Davy Jones' Locker is an interactive murder mystery game, which means that everyone gets a complete character with detailed backstory, objectives to achieve during the party and information on other characters.

Characters also get item cards (representing bibles, pirate cutlasses, the directions to Blackheart's treasure, and other pirate goodness) and abilities (that let them do things such as detect secrets and find out information about other people).

Davy Jones' Locker has a number of different plots to keep everyone busy. For example, there is a curse, a runaway daughter, wreckers fleeing the wrath of Calico Jack - and of course the mystery of how Blackheart was captured to solve.

In my opinion, interactive murder mystery games are the best - once you've played one you won't want to play any other.

the cast

The cast of Davy Jones' Locker includes:

  • Captain Hargrave: Captain of the Libra – formal, proper and straight-laced.
  • Sister Agnes: A nun.
  • Jean La Croix: A retired French Naval officer.
  • Dirty Dana: An opium dealer.
  • Esmerelda: A flamboyant mystic.
  • Rusty Mike: A ruthless bounty-hunter wearing an eye-patch.
  • Slippery Pete: A grizzled ex-pirate and seaman.
  • Darrell Sims: A plantation manager.
  • Saucy Sue: A young Tortugan woman.
  • Rummy Ike: A sailor.
  • Drunken Willie: A Tortugan drunk.

the details

Instead of a formal dinner party, Davy Jones' Locker 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.

Davy Jones' Locker needs a dedicated host, someone to organise the game.

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 davy jones' locker

Cover for the Davy Jones' Locker murder mystery game.

Click here to purchase Davy Jones' Locker from Freeform Games.

You will be taken to the Freeform Games LLP website - follow the instructions to purchase Davy Jones' Locker.

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 Davy Jones' Locker.)

Does Davy Jones' Locker 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 Davy Jones' Locker then let them know within 30 days and they will refund you.

What age is Davy Jones' Locker suitable for?

Freeform Games recommends Davy Jones' Locker is suitable for those aged 15+ as it contains a plot about elopement, references to voodoo, and magic.

How long does Davy Jones' Locker take to play?

I would allow 3-4 hours to play Davy Jones' Locker. 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 Davy Jones' Locker 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 10 guests and no more than 15.

If you have fewer than 10 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 15 guests you will need to create your own, or use one of the free extra characters provided by Freeform Games when you download Davy Jones' Locker.

Can I host Davy Jones' Locker and also play a character?

The host has an important role in Davy Jones' Locker. 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 Davy Jones' Locker from Freeform Games.


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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.

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