Murder at Sea is for 17 to 33 players (plus one host) and is set at the outbreak of the First World War in 1914.
(Note that if you click on the link below and then buy Murder at Sea I will earn a small amount of commission.)
An American cruise liner, the Libertania, is in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean when its Captain is murdered...
The guests, playing the parts of crew and passengers, must uncover the murderer before the Libertania arrives in port.
In Murder at Sea everyone has a complete character with background, friends and objectives.
Each guest decides how he or she will approach the murder - and the murderer must try to avoid detection.
At the start of Murder at Sea, the Captain of the Libertania is murdered in front of the other characters. (Don't worry - the player who acts out the role has another character to play. He isn't left for dead while everyone else has a good time!)
The passengers and crew must then try and solve the murderer - but that's not all.
In addition, most characters have other goals and objectives. In Murder at Sea, for example, the acting Captain must take charge, the stewards must carry out their duties and the passengers must decide how to react to the news of impending war.
(Personally, I think interactive murder mystery games are the most satisfying - there's simply so much going on!)
The cast of Murder at Sea includes:
Instead of a formal dinner party, Murder at Sea is better suited to a buffet meal or finger food.
Everyone needs to be able to talk quietly with each other - the officers may need to discuss what to do with the Libertania and diplomats may want to hold secret discussions about the war.
Murder at Sea needs a host, someone to organize the game.
They will read the entire game and will be available to answer questions.
It's a lot of fun being the host - you know what's going on and can watch your friends scheme and plot and be devious to one another.
Murder at Sea is available from Freeform Games and costs $49.99 USD.
For more information about Murder at Sea, click here to download the free introductory pdf file which includes more details - including background, a full cast list, costume guide and invitations.
Disclosure: I am a partner at Freeform Games - feel free to ask me lots of questions! (I will also earn commission if you buy Murder at Sea.)
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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