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Choosing a Murder Mystery Game - for general advice on selecting a murder mystery game.

The Great Murder Mystery Games FAQ - frequently asked questions about murder mystery games. 

Hints and Tips - ideas and hints and tips for running murder mystery party games.

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Choosing the right game for 19 adults 
Thanks so much for your website. It has lots of information, but so much so that I am a bit overwhelmed! I have a group that I think will be 19 adults …

Pirate themed murder mystery for 30-40 players 
Can I change characters in Murder at the Sea with pirate theme characters? I'm looking for a pirate themed murder dinner for around 30-40 guests. …

The Auction 2 Content? 
Hi I saw that The Auction 2 (the cleaner version)- does not contain drug references that the first script does, but does it contain references …

invitations  
Hi, I was looking over your free introductory pdf and it says that there is a costume guide and invitations included with it. however i did not see these …

Character assignments for The Auction 
Hi, thank you for putting up such a great/helpful website! Do you have any suggestions for character assignments in The Auction? Some of the …

Do you know of any short 1-2 hour mysteries? 
Or maybe any recommendations on ways you could shorten existing mysteries a little? Most of the mysteries I've hosted look like they would be really difficult …

Participation 
Does everyone participate? My response: Yes. But it depends what you mean by participate .

Inappropriate content warnings? 
Good afternoon. I'm currently organising a murder mystery using your St. Cakes which we bought a few weeks ago. I had to pick St. Cakes as it was the …

Tax exempt? 
I'm looking into buying one of the games for a program I'm putting on at my university. I work for housing and dining services, and I put on involvement …

Need a murder mystery part for next weekend 
Hi there! Love the website! This would be my first go at a murder mystery part - it's for my wife's 30th bday party. However it's next weekend, not sure …

Murder Mystery Fund Raiser for Cancer Research 
I was thinking of having a fund raiser for Cancer Research. Has anyone done this before? I would have to rent a hall and charge addmission. Any sugguestions? …

Pub Crawl Murder Mystery 
I was looking up a template for a Murder Mystery Pub Crawl when I came across your site. The idea is to have a Pub Crawl while receiving clues at …

My Theme Party Handbook 
Hello! I have written a book -- do you think I can sell this to a publisher? If so, any advice or info you can give me would be very much appreciated1 …

I am about to write a mystery murder novel and need some help 
I have done romance novels involving intrigue and romance but am now doing my first romance murder mystery for my teenaged kid and am not sure about what …

A game with a cd/dvd for 13 people 
Hi there Thumbs up for the website. I'd be grateful for some advise/help? I'm holding a 30th birthday with 13 people and would like to purchase …

How many roles have "real" parts? 
I'm interested in purchasing one of your murder mystery games for about 11 people. I've played many of these before from boxes, and usually, if it's for …

Star Trek 
I am searching for murder mystery themed party based off the original Star Trek series. This will be for a 60th birthday party. Do you have one, or do …

We've played The Auction - what next? 
I hosted one of your murder games last year. The Von Munchen one ( The Auction - steve). We are having another party with a few of the same people. …

Engagement party 
I'm going to be the Best Man and I'm organising a surprise engagement party for the bride to be. I think it would be a great idea to do a murder mystery, …

Need to adapt a mystery to be part of a golf tournament 
Here's my thought. We begin the mystery with the "scene of the crime" being where everyone checks in for the tournament. We give each foursome an overview …

Refund Policy 
I ordered your Hollywood Lies Murder Mystery and in truth I struggled to understand where to begin with it. Forgive me I am sure others have thoroughly …

Rock Stars Murder Mystery 
We are looking for a Rock Star Murder mystery to play with appx 30 Young Life leaders (team building for Christian leaders weekend get away). Do you have …

Last Dying Breath Card - Freeform Games 
I am planning this event for my girlfriends 25th birthday. We recently attended a murder mystery dinner at a local theatre and had a great time. She does …

Way out West - extension also available in German? 
I'd like to have the mystery murder party Way out West for 25 people in the German version. Way out west is available in the short version …

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Not Enough Men in My Party 
I'm throwing a party on the 21st and I'm stressing out for a number of reasons. I'm hoping you can help ease some of my anxiety. I saw Lei'd to Rest …

How long does it take for Freeform Games to deliver a game code? 
I made a payment to Freeform Games this morning for the A Dead Man's Chest game. I presumed it would be immediate download, but I have not bee sent a …

Can't open the murder mystery 
I couldn't open the murder mystery game Hollywood Lies. I paid via paypal on Nov 11th. The directions said I would get a password sent to me via email. …

The Right Game... 
Hello, Great site !! I am celebrating a 32nd birthday party with 12-14 adult guests at a Huge 17th-18th Century House we have borrowed for the weekend. …

WWII Murder Mystery 
We hosted "The Last Gasp" a little over a year ago, and everyone is still talking about it. We now want to host another party, and we think your games …

Can you host my party for me? 
Are you available to host a party for me around the end of May, in Philadelphia? If so, how much will it cost? If not, do you know anyone else who can …

Can you write a game for me? 
One of my friends hosted the Cudham Riding Club party and it was fantastic. I would really love to do the same kind of thing! The only problem is that …

Making a start and choosing a Murder mystery 
I am an actor and and entertainer who is now looking to move into the area of hosting murder mystery events. I have already taken part in one, which was …

How about an Australian Murder mystery? 
Could be famous Australians, Ned Kelly and the like, or could be a culture theme so everyone come in their cultural dress. My response: Good idea. …

A question about Night of Mystery 
Have you heard of the company: "Night of Mystery.com"? I'm just wondering if these mysteries are freeform mysteries. My response: I've heard of …

Shot in the Dark mysteries 
We are looking at different parties and have found some themes that we really like from Shot in the Dark mysteries. Have you heard of them? We have …

Employer won’t download game Not rated yet
I live in the US (California). My employer will not download the game. Is it possible that if it’s ordered online, you would be able to print it out …

curse of the pharoah 8 players Not rated yet
I have purchased the Curse of the Pharaoh but only have 8 guests and myself as the servant. Which 8 characters do we use, the list includes 19 …

Can the host play a character in Casino Fatale? Not rated yet
I want to host the Casino Fatale murder mystery for my 21st birthday with all of my coworkers, and I had my heart set on this particular game for …

1920's speakeasy - what's the setup/layout? Not rated yet
I'm helping a friend of mine to host a murder mystery party for her birthday. She doesn't want to know the details of the story etc so I've been tasked …

Arabian nights game Not rated yet
Can Arabian Nights be played with 8-10 players only? Love the theme and hoping it can be adjusted to fit smaller parties! My response:

Scripted or non/boxed sets Not rated yet
Are your murder mysteries available by mail and are they scripted or not? My response: All the games on this site are available to download …

Host Plays Game Not rated yet
Do you have any games where the host can also play along as one of the characters? Unfortunately the nature of a fully interactive murder mystery …

Sit down formal dinner  Not rated yet
I am going to host a party for 11 people plus myself and it is a sit down seven course formal dinner. Should I have the dinner first and then surprise …

How long to play St. Cakes? Not rated yet
We'll have a group of between 50-60 guests. How long can we anticipate the game taking? My response: I've not actually played St Cakes

Is Murder at Sea suitable for teens? Not rated yet
I want to host Murder at Sea for my 17th birthday and I wanted to know if it's suitable for teens? Does this murder mystery have references to …

Sit down dinner Not rated yet
Am organising a sit down dinner for 24 people - many of your games say that they are better as a buffet. Are any in particular good for a sit down meal? …

Quick surprise game Not rated yet
I want to do a surprise game for a group of about 50-60 where only 15 people know about it and they can have some of the more detailed characters but the …

Infidelity in plot line Not rated yet
Does the Speakeasy Murder game have infidelity or affairs as part of the plot? I'm trying to avoid that in the game I choose. My response:

Can characters be altered easily? Not rated yet
I'd love to host a murder mystery dinner for my birthday on March 14th. I'm intrigued by Happy birthday RJ (because it is both a birthday party …

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Clean mysteries? Not rated yet
I'm looking for a clean murder mystery obviously I don't mind the fact that it's a murder mystery though I was wondering if you have any games apart …

Can the host participate? Not rated yet
Can the host also participate in the game without knowing who the murderer is? My response: Yes - but you need to be careful to pick the right …

Can the host also be a character Not rated yet
Thanks for such a wonderful variety to choose from! Can the host also be one of the characters. I'd like to organise the evening, but also want to partake …

Trying to choose the right game Not rated yet
We would prefer to have a game where the characters are assigned in advance, but nobody knows who was murdered yet, because the murder has not yet taken …

Valentine High School Murder Mystery  Not rated yet
I am looking into hosting a murder mystery at school in February. I would expect about 100 students to show up. Is the Valentine storyline appropriate? …

Wild West party - rookie host with guests of all ages Not rated yet
I love your site, very informative. I am hosting 19 people at my cottage for New Year's Eve ages 9 to 50. About 50 percent adults and 50 percent kids, …

Does the host get to join in with the fun? Not rated yet
I'm having a 16th birthday party, and originally I assumed that I would be able to host it with no problem, but after reading through reviews, I found …

Custom Script Not rated yet
We are thinking about doing one of these dinners for our holiday party this year. We have a group of about 22 people that work in an Optometry practice. …

trying to pay for a game  Not rated yet
I can't seem to pay for a game using a credit card, it just keeps directing me to Paypal and then saying that I should go back for a different payment …

All Female, In a Tipi! Not rated yet
Hi there, I would like to hold an all-female party in tipi (with fairy lights and fire etc). Do you have any parties that might adapt well to that setting? …

how to select game so everyone gets involved Not rated yet
I have 15 guests, 8 women (possibly only 7) and 7 men. I need a game with even m/f distribution of characters and really would like all characters to be …

Commercial License Not rated yet
Hello there - how much is a commercial license? My response: It varies from publisher to publisher (and from game to game) - so my advice …

Large (20 to 24) Murder Mystery Night for a wine tasting event Not rated yet
Hi there! Your games look really awesome and we would like to combine it with a wine tasting event with 20 to 24 people. I am curious about how complex …

Wedding party?  Not rated yet
Hi, I was wondering if you could recommend a party for my friend's wedding next year'. Their theme is black tie, casino style. 60-70 guests. I look forward …

Overnight Stay Not rated yet
We are looking to book a party for 17 people for a murder mystery weekend in September. Can you recommend one that has a 30's feel and includes and …

Is it possible to add extra characters if needed? Not rated yet
I am not sure how many people will RSVP to the party I am throwing for my sisters 30th birthday. A Speakeasy Murder looks perfect as I am looking …

Game recommendation between 4 games for 11 people Not rated yet
I played your Way Out West murder mystery game and it was the best murder mystery game ever! Anyway I am excited to play another game with …

Length of games Not rated yet
I have been looking for a game for 11 people that would take 2-3 hours. Do you have anything suitable or is there a way to shorten your 4 hour games? …

Free Murder Mystery pack Not rated yet
Hi, I run a Girl Guide Group and they want to do a murder mystery party, but we don't want to pay anything! Do you have anything that we could use …

Can you donate A Dead Man's Chest to a good cause? Not rated yet
We are the Bartlett Nature Center located in Bartlett Illinois. Here at the nature center we hold events to introduce people to the nature center in …

Hosting: Beneficial to play or not Not rated yet
I am hosting a murder mystery party for about 30 people for the first time. It will be males and females and will take place at the end of May. I am now …

How large is the A Speakeasy Murder game file? Not rated yet
How many pages will need to be printed in A Speakeasy Murder game? My response: The exact amount of printing depends on how many people …

How long does Bludgeoned on Broadway take? Not rated yet
For a game that involves ten adults (this includes the host), how long would it take? I am considering Bludgeoned on Broadway. Thank you! …

Adding characters to A Dead Man's Chest Not rated yet
Can we add characters to A Dead Man's Chest? We are looking more for 25-30 people. My response: Although A Dead Man's Chest

Large group parties....help! Not rated yet
We want to plan a Christmas party for a large group of about 70 people. The idea I was going for was to have about 10-15 people as actual characters …

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Game for 65 people Not rated yet
I am planning a party for 65 and would very much like to buy one of your games, rather than from an associated site (eg Mysteries on the Net). However …

Costume dress for murder mystery The Auction & order of Events Not rated yet
Hi Where do I find the costume summary? Normally clues are given on what to wear or dress up in. Also you haven't given any order of how to run the …

Game for 35 persons in german Not rated yet
Hello, I'm looking for a game with German translation for about 35 persons. Actually, I just found games with less guests. Do you have any proposals? …

40th party idea for clueless murder mystery goers Not rated yet
Hi we are hosting a murder mystery for my 40th and are looking for a good whodunnit for 16 people (8 men and 8 women) who have never done an interactive …

School Use Not rated yet
We would like to use one of your games for a school project. Would you accept a purchase order for ordering a game? Thank you! My response:

Can Snow Business be played with 8 people? Not rated yet
Hi can the game Snow Business be played with a total of 8 people which would include the host? I like the story line to this one. Thank you! My

Casino Royale Not rated yet
I am looking to host a murder mystery for my boyfriend's 30th birthday and I have approximately 12 people attending. I would really like to do a Casino …

Can you customize a game to add more parts? Not rated yet
We would like to play a pirate-themed game with 20 adults + host. Can we have the game customized to include more players? What do you recommend? …

Murder mystery questions for a party of 20 Not rated yet
I was hoping you might be able to help me please. We're looking to organise a work dinner for approx 20 people in May, which would be accompanied with …

Will The Karma Club offend gay people? Not rated yet
Thinking of doing The Karma Club for my daughters 30th birthday. We have two gay couples coming to the party and I have once been to a party …

Games with alternative or multiple solutions Not rated yet
Do any of the current mystery murder games on the market contain multiple solutions to the murder or alternative victims and murders depending how the …

How does a host make sure everyone gets the answers they need? Not rated yet
I've looked through the site and I'm still not sure on something. I have never done a murder mystery night before but I'm planning one as our end of year …

Murder mystery for 22/25 Not rated yet
I'm looking to organise a murder mystery game for a group of 22-25 people. Which one would you recommend? My response: Well, as I wrote Hollywood

Way out West for 10-12, which characters are required? Not rated yet
I'm trying to choose a game that suits the people I plan to invite, character wise. I'm struggling a bit with the female roles. In the Way Out West

Can I hire you to write a couple of parts for additional characters Not rated yet
I am in the US and hosting a Mardi Gras Murder Mystery Dinner with 12 guests. The game I purchased only has 8 characters. I would love to add script …

Male to female ratio Not rated yet
I'm planning a murder mystery for an all male group. Were going to be 8-12 persons including me as host and I would like to buy 'A Heroic Death'. Would …

Mardi Gras, again sorry Not rated yet
You have previous answered that you don't have a Mardi Gras themed party, but, could any of the listed games have a Mardi Gras theme incorporated to it. …

Questions about Hollywood Lies Not rated yet
I have read all there is however I still can't understand what to do with the bonus cards and item cards, please explain? Do the producers give me (host) …

Hebrew Not rated yet
Do you know of any murder mystery games in Hebrew? My response@ I'm afraid not, no. steve

Are any of the games suitable for a sit down dinner? Not rated yet
We have booked a large room in a pub from 18.00 - 00:00 and i was wondering if any of the games are appropriate for this setting (there will be about 20 …

SCRIPT? Not rated yet
I need a script for the Santa Clause. This is a "play" for a group of 100 people, we can't leave it to players to improvise what they will say. Please …

Who should I send my game to Not rated yet
I have written and successfully hosted my first Murder Mystery Game. Setting is in a hotel on a Greek island. One of the eight assembled group has murdered …

Is it possible to the Heroic Death theme on a larger scale? Not rated yet
I work for a science center and we are hosting a super hero themed Nights at the Museum event. We were hoping to do a family friendly scavenger hunt/mystery …

How do you get in touch to discuss a murder mystery project Not rated yet
Hello, is there a way of submitting games that I have developed? If not to you guys do you know of anyone wanting a talented, though I do say so myself:), …

I am a veteran murder mystery host, looking for something different.. Not rated yet
I have been playing and hosting murder mystery parties for 25 years, both in England and Canada, starting from the small boxed dinner versions, to our …

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What will I be downloading? Is is simply a PDF file or something that has to be installed into my computer? Not rated yet
Love the idea and would like to purchase, however what will I be downloading? Is is simply a PDF file or something that has to be installed into my computer? …

Spanish translations of Freeform Games Not rated yet
I am a Spanish teacher in Palestine, AR and have seen Freeform Games used in the English as a Second Language classrooms with great success. Because I …

What does the host do at the party? Not rated yet
What does e host do at a murder mystery party, are they a character as well? My response: Generally the host prints out the game and prepares …

Davy Jones Locker Not rated yet
I'd really like to play your Davy Jones Locker murder mystery game on our houseboating weekend. We have a total of 8 people and I don't know if …

The Final Curtain - guest numbers Not rated yet
Great website!! This is my first time looking into a murder mystery party! It's for my mum's 60th. The main things is that it has to be 1920s and …

Unclear process Not rated yet
I have actually tried twice to buy A Heroic Death. The first time nothing seemed to happen after filling everything out. Have I paid for this 'transaction?' …

Murder mystery for EFL students Not rated yet
I teach English to Chinese students in China. The students are aged from 20-35 and we usually have about 30 students in the class. I gave them a simple …

Happy birthday RJ -disposing of the gun. Not rated yet
I am hosting Happy Birthday R J soon and just wanted to clarify a couple of things. As I understand it I can decide who the murderer is - should …

Suitable game for a summer camp?! Not rated yet
We run summer camps in Spain for Spanish kids learning English. Their level is variable but we were thinking if hosting a murder evening where we would …

My daughter is turning 18 and would like to have a "murder mystery" birthday party with her friends in our home.  Not rated yet
We are interested in your Happy Birthday RJ murder mystery game for my daughter's 18th birthday party. Is there a way to modify the game so we can …

Can't access game Not rated yet
I bought a murder mystery a while back, but was unable to play it for a while. Now that I am trying to organise it again I cannot find where to access …

Tips for writing a murder mystery fundraiser Not rated yet
As a fundraiser for my theatre company I am thinking of writing a murder mystery dinner, but as we write comedy productions I intend it to be funny more …

The Night Before Christmas Not rated yet
Is the host able to play the game as well or will s/he just be the host and know who is the murderer? I am going to be the host but would really …

Dental office Christmas party Not rated yet
I am in charge of the office Christmas party this year and would like to do something different.  I was trying to find a dental themed murder mystery set …

Selling a Murder Mystery Game Not rated yet
I just read your article about selling a murder mystery game . I wrote a game for my friends for New Year's this year. It was a lot of fun and turned …

Can the length of a game be shortened by having fewer players? Not rated yet
Can a game be shortened by reducing the number of players? I'm looking for a 8 player game lasting two hours. My response: Yes - if you have …

Downloading the game Not rated yet
My name is Luke, and my father and I have just purchased the A Dead Man's Chest murder mystery party pack, and I have not received a link to download …

How do I include the person for whom I'm throwing a surprise party? Not rated yet
I'm throwing a surprise party for my wife in two weeks. 7 men and 14 women are coming. This does not include my wife or me. I will be acting as the …

Games for all boys? Not rated yet
We played Bludgeoned on Broadway this year on New Years Eve. It was a fantastic night - everyone got dressed up and in the true spirit of things. …

Recommended game for 15/16 murder mystery virgins who are likely to get drunk!? Not rated yet
As people have said, the site is really great thank you for all the information you have provided! I have been trying to decide on the right game for 2 …

Help needed - is Cudham Riding Club suitable? Not rated yet
My boyfriend and I would like to host a murder mystery party for around 30 guests aged between 28 - 30 on New Years Eve. We've never played a murder mystery …

How long do games last? Not rated yet
I am interested in The Last Gasp , Casino Fatale , and The Immortal Murders . My time cap for a murder mystery is about 3.5 hours. Would these ones …

Birthday Party Idea - age range 11 to 45 Not rated yet
My daughter would like to have a murder mystery dinner party for her Birthday Party on Sep 15th. I need to start planning! I was looking at ideas on …

Question about Arabian Nights Not rated yet
Can Arabian Nights be adapted to add 4 additional characters for a total of 28? If not, is there another interactive game you would recommend for between …

St. Cakes game for large groups Not rated yet
In reviewing the page on St. Cakes, it stated that when the guests arrive that each house has its own Head of House, Prefect or Swot. I am not …

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Questions about publishing your own murder mystery games Not rated yet
You mentioned on your website that you could provide contact details of publishers for selling games to. I'm interested getting in touch and selling games. …

Bludgeoned on Broadway Not rated yet
Who's the murderer in Bludgeoned on Broadway? I'm the host and I lost a few of the parts, and I'm supposed to be assigning parts soon. My response: …

Large groups Not rated yet
If I host a murder mystery for a large group how do I stop people from stampeding over to the area where the "action" is - even though it will be repeated …

how should the clues be laid out in the game? Not rated yet
I am having a murder mystery party for a project and I was wondering how the clues should be layed out and possibly what types of things I should include …

Suggestions for Twins Not rated yet
My sister and I are celebrating our 40th birthday, and want to have a murder mystery party. I'm really enjoying your site! Any suggestions for a murder …

How do you do a murder mystery birthday party? Not rated yet
I really want to do a birthday mystery party but I've never actually played before. So I need to know how to play. What do you do? I mean are there …

20's theme murder mystery party for 25 plus people Not rated yet
I am having a 30th birthday party in June and want to have a murder mystery evening but would love to have a 20's theme to the evening. All of the games …

The host Not rated yet
What would the host wear to a murder mystery set in the 1930's? My response: I think what the host wears depends entirely on the setting. If …

How do I get a commercial license? Not rated yet
Hi! I want to run your downloadable games on a commercial basis. What must I do for it? Thanks. My response: You need to direct your queries to …

Do you have any plans for a murder aboard a train themed mystery? Not rated yet
I am planning a party for my daughter and would like very much to do a train themed murder mystery. We would need approximately 15 characters. Do you …

Exchange for different game. Not rated yet
After ordering Way out West and talking with a friend, he felt pretty adament that it would be highly offensive to one of the party guests. So …

Best game for novices? Not rated yet
I am organising a game for New Year's. We are a bunch of good friends who often get together and know each other pretty well. We have met for new year …

Questions about Dazzled to Death and The Night Before Christmas Not rated yet
I love the Dazzled to Death plot, but I have about 20 people - can I add characters please? My response: You're in luck! Freeform

Looking for suggestions for a Christmas murder mystery Not rated yet
We would like to do a murder mystery Christmas dinner party for 18-20 people. We were thinking the 1920's theme, but not stuck on it. We want a game that …

Trouble purchasing Who Stole the Cookies? Not rated yet
Paid for Who Stole the Cookies last night, Saturday Nov 5. Then tried to download and everything shut down. I had neglected to write down my …

DVD murder games Not rated yet
I have done a couple of these murder mystery dinner I do think the DVD sets are good can you advise which one for 12-14 guest. My response: I'm …

How long does a murder mystery game take? Not rated yet
I belong to a mom's group...our meetings are roughly 2 hours long. Is that long enough to do a murder mystery? My response: Two hours is probably …

Clean murder mystery games (no affairs or innuendo) Not rated yet
How clean is The Spy Who Killed Me, Murder at Sea and The Auction? We want to buy one of these games. We are OK with any type of violence, …

Planning a party for 200plus Not rated yet
I work for a not for profit organization in Toronto Canada. I have been researching on the web about murder mysteries, and came across your website …

Money Back Guarantee? Not rated yet
I did a search on your site but the only thing I came across was someone saying there was but I haven't seen anything from you. So i was wondering.... …

Looking for a game that will last 2 to 3 hours Not rated yet
I'm looking for a game that will last 2 to 3 hours, any recommendations? My response: The games on this site need a bit longer than 2 hours, but …

Game for 4 or 5 Not rated yet
Can you recomend a game than may be adapted if I only have 4 or 5 players? My response: Sorry, I don't know any murder mystery games for such a …

I've lost it! In more ways than one, lol. Not rated yet
I'm so sorry, but I cannot seem to find A Dead Man's Chest and I am not finished copying it. Is it possible for you to send me another copy, …

Murder Mystery for Teachers Not rated yet
Hi - I am in charge of a teacher's luncheon next year. Yeah, I plan early and often. Would love to do Clue/Murder Mystery type theme. I have 65 people …

Gender-neutral characters Not rated yet
For the some of the games (Dazzled to Death, Bludgeoned on Broadway), it says that 8 of the characters can be played by either men or women, …

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Need some help in putting together a "murder mystery" for a golf outing Not rated yet
I am in charge of our ladies golf invitational - July 2011, we would like to have a murder mystery be the theme. We were thinking that we could put together …

Questions about Murder at Sea Not rated yet
I agree very much that the most fun mystery games are interactive and non-scripted. We're getting ready to host a fairly large party, and we're looking …

More on The Final Curtain Not rated yet
Hey thanks for your response to my question. Had a slight issue that one of my guests has dropped out! Is it possible to play with 13? My response: …

The Final Curtain -Guests? Not rated yet
I am thinking of purchasing The Final Curtain for my 21st. I have 14 people but on the list there seems to be 15? (Unless I can't count). Is that …

Please help! My computer crashed & I never got the email with the backup. Not rated yet
My name is Karlee. I ordered the Wild West murder mystery about a month ago. I have half the information printed off, but our computer ended up crashing …

Custom written murder mystery Not rated yet
We are planning a toga party of guests and spouses that work together in retail. We are expecting about 50 guest and are looking at murdering one of the …

General Questions before purchase Not rated yet
Hello! We own a small bed and breakfast in Va. USA. We will be hosting our first "Murder Mystery" week end the first week end in April, and I had a few …

Help me plan this cocktail reception please! Not rated yet
I am going to school for culinary arts and a function I was assigned has a theme for a murder mystery cocktail reception for 70-75 people. I've no clue …

The Last Gasp -- for less people? Not rated yet
Our house was built in 1899. We are hosting our very last dinner party here before we move. We only have 10 people... but I really really want to play …

Recommendation for 12 person Murder Mystery DInner? Not rated yet
Do you have a recommendation for a 12 person Murder Mystery DInner (11 people plus the host)? We are going to a cottage for New Years and want to play. …

Host playing a role Not rated yet
Please help. This is the first Freeform Games we are trying. We have played Murder Mystery Games before, where you have a script. I bought the …

Harry Potter murder mystery game Not rated yet
Do you have any mystery games that could be adapted to use the characters form Harry Potter? The new movie premiere is next month and we wanted to host …

Which game would suit my party? Not rated yet
We are having a sit down meal with 30 - 40 guests - which of your games would suit a sit down format? My response I'm not sure any of them really …

My first time - In an old attic, with friends who like to drinks and like to act funny Not rated yet
I live in an huge, old house (it was a rural school)...it has a pretty big attic, where nuns washed their clothes once upon a time. A perfect fit for a …

Mardi Gras theme? Not rated yet
I'm looking for a 12 person Murder Mystery Game with a Mardi Gras theme. Do you have one or know where I could find one? My response: I'm afraid …

Casino Fatale questions Not rated yet
OK, this is the first time I've done all this. But thanks to your site I think it's going to be a damn good 30th birthday party! Only one question: …

Can you recommend a game? Not rated yet
We're planning a party for about 25-44 people, and do not want anyone to have to read anything at the party itself. We did one years ago, and it involved …

Copyright for Games Not rated yet
I would like to hold a Murder Myster Game in our country town in Australia. Can you tell me if I was to charge people an entry fee to come along would …

No email sent Not rated yet
I have purchased the Hollywood Lies murder mystery but have not received an email so that I can download and print it. Please help! My response: …

What is a good murder mystery to play on the golf course? Not rated yet
What murder mystery game could we configure to play at our company golf tournament? We would have 10-15 people, and would perfer not to have roles? …

which game should I pick? Not rated yet
I am hosting a team building event for 17 people and we are considering having a murder mystery during the evening dinner. The team is a mix of lawyers, …

Food Not rated yet
Any suggestions for snacks and desserts for a teen murder mystery event? My response Without knowing the setting, then I suggest classic favourites …

Whodunit? Any advice? Not rated yet
I was wondering if you could help with ideas for a corporate mystery event. Or even just give me websites or links that might help? We would like to …

40th Birthday Murder Mystery Party Not rated yet
I'm trying to chose the best murder mystery party for my Cousin's 40th Birthday Party (at end of May). He is a fun loving person and we are all open …

Would I be able to get some help? Not rated yet
I would like to create my own custom murder mystery game. I would like to know if you could help me as I have played a few games before and none of them …

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Which murder mystery game would be best Not rated yet
Hi I would like your recommendations as to which game to choose. There are several nuances with my group, they are: 13 players plus myself as …

Where is my game? Not rated yet
I purchased Hollywood Lies with PayPal over two hours ago, but still no sign of my game. Can you help? My response: Hi - I've emailed your …

It is my wifes 40th and I want her as the center of attention Not rated yet
Need an indoor game suggestion where everyone can be involved. By the way... my wife's name is Lana Turner. Would like a Grown and Sexy kind of attire …

About the games Not rated yet
We are a group of 14 adults (7 couples) and we would like to host a murder game at our weekend away in a country retreat over dinner. Can you recommend …

Specific question Under the Big Top Not rated yet
I just printed out Under the Big Top for a sweet sixteen party. The story line is great with plenty going on besides the murder to keep everyone …

Lost my stuff - Way out West Not rated yet
I purchased Way out West two years ago and was hoping to do it again, but my computer hard drive crashed and I lost all the info. I tried checking your …

need ideas Not rated yet
I am having a very large group party. There will be 10 tables of 8 a (4 adult couples). I thought we could do a "Love Boat" setting and decorate each table …

Ideas for a cake - Bludgeoned on Broadway Not rated yet
I was asked to do a sheet cake for a Bludgeoned on Broadway play do you have any suggestions for what I could put on the cake? The party will …

Pajama party murder/mystery with dinner  Not rated yet
Would like to have a murder/mystery dinner party that we can all wear pj's. Everyone is spending the night - 9 people. Any suggestions?? My response:

Way out west, remove preacher and add 3 characters. Not rated yet
Really like the sound of Way out West, but wonder if we can run the murder mystery replacing the preacher with another occupation and add in three extra …

Way out West, extra characters Not rated yet
I tried the link given in my pages www.freeformgames.com/extra characters.php but it seems this as well as the homepage have been changed to this new homepage. …

Final Curtain Not rated yet
Can this be played with 1 girls and 6 guys? Thanks so much! My response: For seven people, The Final Curtain has two male characters, three …

Picking a game... Not rated yet
I am hosting a party for my 18th birthday soon but I am looking for a game that would suit a buffet room setting. My main issue it that I don't have many …

New years eve pub party  Not rated yet
I have read inforamtion contained on your site, and find it very interesting. I hosted a MM party some years ago with great success but it was only a …

How do I access my murder mystery Not rated yet
I purchased a mystery from you and the amount of $45.58 was removed from my master card account on November 17th. I do not yet have any correspondence …

Questions about Curse of the Pharaoh Not rated yet
I have a couple of queries about Curse of the Pharaoh. Basically, this is for a friend's 21st (to be played on 6th of Feb) and he would LOVE …

murder mystery for 20 people Not rated yet
could you give me an idea of the costs for hosting a murder mystery for my 40th birthday next December? There will be 20 guests. My response: If …

50's Murder Mystery Not rated yet
We played the game The Last Gasp and we all loved it! I had 23 guests and we are all still talking about it today. I love how it worked. Each person …

Hosting an event Not rated yet
Hello, I loved your site and I was wondering if I can do this for an org that I belong to. Our org raises money to help those in financial needs and hardships …

Receipt possible? Not rated yet
I will need a receipt for reimbursement through my company since we are using this as a team building exercise. Will this be possible? My response: …

Purchase The Last Gasp Not rated yet
I must be going mad as I can not work out how to purchase The Last Gasp from your web site! I want to purchase it for 20 guests. Please advise me how …

Murder mystery for those who don't speak English Not rated yet
We are hosting a Halloween party for approximately 30 people. There is the difficulty that 4 of the guests only speak French, most of the guests speak …

Clues Not rated yet
I am going through the instructions for Halloween Lies . There are a few times that I have to hand out clues to characters (i.e. police and reporters). …

Hosting a company Murder Mystery party? Not rated yet
I am hosting a Halloween Murder Mystery party on the 29th October. I am part of a Sports & Social Group and i will have 7 committee members helping - Can …

Which Game to Choose? Not rated yet
Hello, I am planning my first Murder Mystery for 10/24. I will have 18-22 guests (18 currently confirmed). The two parties on your site that I am choosing …

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A simple murder mystery for 45 people  Not rated yet
I am having two murder mysteries in my restaurant over christmas what I would like is either a DVD game or a game with a few characters played my my team, …

Altering a downloadable game to a boxed game Not rated yet
I have written quite a few downloadable murder mystery games which sell quite well but have been thinking about trying to get them as boxed games to try …

Can I do a guest post for you? Not rated yet
I've been reading and enjoying your murder mystery site. I'm just starting out as a freelance writer and was wondering if I could contribute a guest post. …

Abraham Lincoln's murder Not rated yet
You have a wonderful site -- I appreciate your offer to use your information free of charge as long as you are credited. I'm a professional writer--some …

A promotion for waitresses Not rated yet
I am curious is you have any ideas on how I could adapt this to work with my waitresses. I want them to upsell certain items and in return get money to …

downloading Not rated yet
We did one of the murder dinners last year. We bought the kit so it was all in the box. Are the downloaded versions the same? Can I send my guests their …

Wanting to do a murder mystery at the office  Not rated yet
Please would you be able to advise me as to how I would able able to host a Murder Mystery at the office during work hours? I have an office that has …

Problem with amount of people - Final Curtain Not rated yet
I'm doing The Final Curtain and a couple people have dropped out. I have all the needed characters and Brian Booth and Errol Blackstone are also attending. …

Do you write custom mysteries? Not rated yet
I'm hosting a murder mystery party this October for 50 guests and I'm looking for a hollywood theme. I love the Hollywood Lies game, but the character's …

Do you e-mail the game to us or do we download it? Not rated yet
Do you e-mail the game to us or do we download it? If we have to download it how much space does The Final Curtain take up on a computer. My response: …

Which game would you recommend? Not rated yet
Hi we are a group of 40 somethings living in the city - Nairobi and are going to spend 5 nights at the Kenyan coastal town to celebrate the 40th birthday …

Murder Mystery Games in other languages Not rated yet
Hello, congratulations on your website! I've come to your page by sheer coincidence and I couldn't help reading it all. My name is Andrea Sánchez and …

I want to order this game for 14 - 24 people. Not rated yet
I want to order this game for 14 - 24 people. I am unable to order from the website. Can some call me at (number removed) to place the order? Thank …

Purchasing Not rated yet
I have been trying to purchase Hollywood Lies for the last two days, but my transactions keeps getting declined. I have contacted my bank and they have …

Are there people you can pay to host Interactive Murder Parties Not rated yet
I saw that there were some mysteries where the host can still play. But are there people out there that will run the game for you, so that you can play …

When can expect an answer to my question? Not rated yet
Can't remember how I will get my answer. My response: That's a good question. I answer all of the questions here (providing they are relevant - …

Discrepancy: Davy Jones' Locker and number of characters Not rated yet
I was hoping to know why the pdf introductory file for Davy Jones' Locker says that you can have up to fifteen players, but the number on the initial …

1930's Catering Not rated yet
Im hosting a 1930's murder mystery party, 'The Porthole Affair', I wondered if you had any suggestions for food, I was thinking maybe murder themed food …

planning a murder mystery party for 200 - 300 people Not rated yet
I'm planning on a murder mystery party for around 200 - 300 people. I'd like it if you could call me and talk to me on the phone. I have so many questions …

Event Planning Not rated yet
I'm thinking of organizing these parties in conjunction with and held at local wineries for a fee. These parties will include either small dinner meals …

Questions about using murder mystery games for fundraising and charity events Not rated yet
Would it be possible to do a murder mystery as a community fundraiser? My response: Goodness yes! I've written an article on that topic - …

length of play, ordering time, flexible numbers Not rated yet
We're hosting a 16th birthday on Friday the 13th - less than a month away. We'll have ages 16 to 70 and probably between 15 and 25 people. I want something …

Women only parties Not rated yet
I need an all female murder mystery box set for my birthday, where can I find one? My response: Sorry, I don't know of any all-female boxed sets, …

how to host a mystery in an old prison? Not rated yet
We are members at a non profit historic reformatory. We do tours and ghost hunts in the warmer seasons also. We have redone the central guard room and …

A whole weekend in a Venue Not rated yet
Do you know of a game that last a whole weekend in a rented venue where guests actually sleep and the story goes on for 3 or 2 night/days? Thanks My …

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Murder mysteries as dinner theatre Not rated yet
I am part of a community theatre group, who would like to do a murder mystery dinner theatre with characters who sit among the patrons, and the story evolves …

Is it possible to customise a murder mystery Not rated yet
I work for the Economic Justice team of Christian Aid in the UK (a big international development charity similar to Oxfam) and we are planning to organise …

Wild West type of game Not rated yet
I own a bar and want to host a saloon/poker type mystery set in the old west. I didn't see a game like that on your site. Do you have any recommendations? …

Is it really easy to understand and explain to your guests? Not rated yet
We are all very new to this, so what would you suggest that is fun and easy to understand? My response: Yes, the games are easy to understand. …

Surprise party Not rated yet
I am thinking of using murder mystery as a team building exercise. Is there any scenario that would involve a random number of people arriving with no …

Help me choose! Not rated yet
Too many choices, help! It's for a Christmas party for approx 18-24 people. I'd like a mystery with more than one murder possibly, and we want it to …

How do I choose the characters? Not rated yet
Do I choose the 7 characters I want for the party? How do I know if I've left out the murderer? My response: The instructions for each game explain …

How long do they usually take to run?  Not rated yet
We are looking to run a murder mystery game for our christmas party. There will probably be around 100 at it. We were looking at the St Cakes game or …

Larger parties add-ons Not rated yet
For larger parties (23-30), Would it work if each couple that was invited was given a main character and the spouse given a character from the extra packet …

How to determine which characters to play Not rated yet
I'm looking to host my first murder mystery game this Halloween for about 12 people. My question is, if there are games meant for 12-40 people, for example, …

Questions about murder mystery games for kids Not rated yet
I am looking for a mystery program that is Suitable for a 10 yr old and 6 participants. My response: I suggest that you look at one of the parties …

English Murder Mystery Not rated yet
Do you know where I can find an murder mystery set in England - 1930-40's, sort of an Agatha Christie type? My response: Surprisingly there aren't …

Best example of 'whodunnit' genre for 12? Not rated yet
I'm beginning teaching an English course which is a genre study of crime writing (focusing on the manipulation of the conventions the murder mystery in …

Murder Mystery for 14 Not rated yet
We are getting together at Xmas...and have 14 people that will participate in the Murder Mystery -- 6 adult males, 5 adult females and 3 youth boys. …

Houseboat Weekend Not rated yet
Please give me some ideas on what you would come up with for a great houseboat murder mystery. There will be six of us altogether. My response: …

Murder mystery party 16th? Not rated yet
I'm about to turn 16 next year and am already thinking about planning it. I'm pretty much set on the idea of a murder mystery party but I'm not quite …

Halloween murder mystery game for 10 people Not rated yet
I am looking to host a murder mystery evening for myself and nine others but I am struggling to find one. Do you happen to know where I can get one …

Can you recommend something? Not rated yet
We are really stuck for a mystery to play. We have played Celebrity Celebrations and Storm Survivors by Merry Mysteries. We really enjoyed Celebrity …

Hosting a party for parents only at school... Not rated yet
I have been given the job of hosting a parents-only social event for a Jewish day school. The goal is for everyone to mingle and get to know each …

Various questions for Death on the Gambia Not rated yet
I am hosting this game this weekend. I am a little unsure about a couple of things. The "Evaluation" ability; does it mean that if someone negotiates …

Comparisons Not rated yet
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 …

Are there murder mysteries that feature fully rehearsed acted out scenes? Not rated yet
I just wanted to say that I think your website is really great! You seem passionate about murder mystery parties and I can relate to that. I've often dreamed …

How much do you charge ? Not rated yet
What is your price? Do you charge a fee per person? If so how much? We are an English speaking club in Switzerland and have had similar murder mysteries …

Murder Mystery for business function Not rated yet
I am hosting a sales meeting and our theme is Murder Mystery. We are trying to get our sales people to ask more question of our customers, so it ties …

How much reading in games for kids.....have dyslexic child Not rated yet
I'm planning a birthday party for my daughter who will be 12, most of the girls attending are about 11 (they are in 5th grade). However, my daughter has …

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Are your murder mysteries scripted?  Not rated yet
I am looking for a neat murder mystery party that will have 10 or more players but I also want it to be scripted, even though I know that my friends will …

Thanks for great site - I'd like your advice for my first party. Not rated yet
What a wonderful site you've pulled together! Thank you so much. Very helpful. I'll be hosting my first "murder mystery birthday party" in about …

Recommendation of game and delivery time Not rated yet
Hello, I wrote to you earlier, regarding the games Way Out West , Halloween Lies and Hollywood Lies , my daughter is having her 12th birthday party …

Questions about Lei'd to Rest Not rated yet
This will be my first time hosting a murder mystery party, and I am just having a few friends over, 5 guests and me (the host) for a total of 6 people. …

Questions about A Dead Man's Chest Not rated yet
I am interested in The Dead Mans Chest murder mystery party for approximately 16 girls who are 16-year-old. I want to make sure that it is suitable for …

Payment made but game not received Not rated yet
I have made a payment for the Way out West murder mystery party on-line, but have not received anything. It is urgent as my party in on this Friday. …

What can I do if the murderer is revealed beforehand? Not rated yet
We are hosting "Murder at the four Deuces 2" as a teambuilding event at our company. Each person received their character description and instructions. …

All Male game Not rated yet
I am organising a stag night for 14 people and was wondering if any of your games catered for a group of 14 males? My response: Unfortunately I …

Baptist Church murder mystery Not rated yet
I'm having a murder mystery in a baptist church in Calgary and was wondering whether there are murder mysteries on-line that can be used or what is your …

Newly written murder mystery games Not rated yet
I have recently become interested in writing murder mystery games and so far have 3 completed games and a 4th that I am working on at the moment. I was …

Does the murder take place at the party? Not rated yet
A general question about the games - does the murder take place at the party? Does one of the characters have to die and come back as another character? …

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