Halloween - witches, warlocks and parties...
Halloween was originally a Celtic festival celebrating the end of summer and has been celebrated ever since in various guises all over the world.
Halloween is a shortening of "All Hallow's Eve" - because it's the evening before All Hallow's Day (All Saint's Day) on 1 November.
It's a time when, according to some traditions, the boundaries between the spirit and material worlds blur and magic is at it's most potent...
Halloween is also a time of parties and partying - which neatly brings me to Halloween-themed murder mystery parties.
Here I've listed the murder mystery parties that I think are particularly suitable for a Halloween bash.
My criteria for choosing is straight forward - if it has "spooky" elements (or has great opportunities for costuming), then I've listed it.
Set in the modern day, Hollywood Lies takes place during the Halloween-theme costume party for The Vampire Detective, a fabulously successful horror movie.
However, all is not well as the star, Tom Speed has died suddenly in a car crash last night.
Was it foul play? (Go on - take a guess...)
Halloween Lies is for 16 to 32 guests (plus the host), and costs from £25.00.
It's 1984 and Sir William Saville is throwing a dinner party to celebrate his latest discovery - a previously undiscovered Egyptian tomb.
However, one of his diggers has been murdered...
Egyptian magic, artefact smuggling and an ancient curse - it all happens in Curse of the Pharaoh.
Curse of the Pharaoh is for 6 to 19 guests (plus the host), and costs from £20.00.
It is 1914 and as war is declared in Europe the Captain of an Atlantic luxury cruise liner is murdered in front of the passengers and crew.
Diplomats, officers, businessmen, journalists and more are all mixed up in this shipboard murder mystery.
Murder at Sea is for 17 to 33 guests (plus the host), and costs £30.00.
Venture into the heart of the Dark Continent in this 1939 murder mystery party set in Africa.
Death on the Gambia follows a tramp riverboat as it sails along the River Gambia in Africa. Aboard are a curious mixture of passengers - a big game hunter, a missionary, a doctor, a journalist, an archaeologist - and a hint of dark magic.
Click here to learn more about Death on the Gambia.
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.
Dec 07, 17 02:22 PM
I will have a holiday party on the 16th and would love to play murder mystery. Since it's the holidays i wanted to do a Christmas or holiday theme. It
Dec 02, 17 12:51 PM
I am really interested in planning a murder mystery theme for NYE for 11 of us but can see that most of these mean I would have to be the host. I have
Nov 21, 17 04:02 PM
My daughter wants a murder mystery party for her 13th birthday. Planning on no more than 8 girls. Suggestions? My response: Hmmm. Eight 13 year old girls