lei'd to rest

Lei'd to Rest is an interactive murder mystery party for 6-22 guests (plus one host) published by Freeform Games.

(Note that if you click on the link below and then buy Lei'd to Rest I will earn a small amount of commission.)

the story

A tiki

Lokuhai Beach is a small, isolated beach owned by Harmony Cove Resort, about a half-hour drive through rocky, mountainous countryside. Advertised as the "Last Real Hawaiian Beach", it's gorgeous... 

However, the luau started badly... the bus broke down on the way to the beach, and everyone had to walk the last fifteen minutes.

Everyone's cell phones seem to be unable to reach out of the mountains to the resort (or anywhere else), and the driver has been unable to get the bus running again...

how lei'd to rest works

Lei'd to Rest is an interactive murder mystery game, which means that each player receives a detailed character booklet that includes a backstory, objectives for them to solve and information on other characters.

They may also have item cards (that may represent important clues) and abilities (that allow them to uncover secrets and information about other characters.)

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

the cast

The cast of Lei'd to Rest includes:

  • Annatto - a religious follower
  • Elsie Brighton - one half of a pair of newlyweds
  • Ned Brighton - the other newlywed
  • Sarafina Chavez - an aspiring actress
  • Anson Hardasty - a Wealthy elderly businessman
  • Max Hartnett - Anson’s best lawyer
  • Keoni - a tour guide and traditional Hawaiian entertainer
  • Dr. Penny Kingsbury - a doctor
  • Mojo Mo - a Hawaiian master cook and occasional witch doctor
  • Anna Nayuki - a real estate agent
  • Jack Slack - a small-scale entrepreneur
  • Mel Squant - grandparent and tourist
  • The Bus Driver - the host

the details

Set at a beachside luau party on Hawaii, Lei'd to Rest is ideal for any summer party out of doors, maybe with a pool and a barbecue... You can easily give your party a Hawaiian theme by decorating with tiki masks, leis and so on.

Lei'd to Rest needs a dedicated host, someone to organise the game (in this case playing the part of the Bus Driver).

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 lei'd to rest

Cover to the Lei'd to Rest murder mystery party.

Lei'd to Rest is available in two versions. 

Click here to purchase Lei'd to Rest for 6-12 guests from Freeform Games.

Click here to purchase Lei'd to Rest for 6 to 22 guests from Freeform Games.

You will be taken to the Freeform Games LLP website - follow the instructions to purchase Lei'd to Rest.

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 Lei'd to Rest.)

Does Lei'd to Rest come with a money-back guarantee?

Yes!

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

What age is Lei'd to Rest suitable for?

Freeform Games recommends Lei'd to Rest is suitable for those aged 15+ as one character is the mistress of another.

How long does Lei'd to Rest take to play?

I would allow 3-4 hours to play Lei'd to Rest. 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 Lei'd to Rest 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 6 guests and no more than 22.

If you have fewer than 6 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 22 guests you will need to create your own, or use one of the free extra characters provided by Freeform Games when you download Lei'd to Rest.

Can I host Lei'd to Rest and also play a character?

The host has an important role in Lei'd to Rest. 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 Lei'd to Rest for 6-12 guests from Freeform Games.

Click here to purchase Lei'd to Rest for 6 to 22 guests 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.

Got a question? Click here to go to the FAQ.

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