Questions about the costs of murder mystery games.
There are several publishers of murder mystery games - and they are scattered around the globe.
They are in the USA, the UK and elsewhere, and obviously prefer to use their local currency.
You can use your regular credit card to buy a game, and they will convert the currency for you at the current exchange rate. They will also charge a small amount of commission (the exact amount depending on your card).
Unfortunately I can’t tell you exactly how much you will pay for a game if you’re not paying in the appropriate currency.
That’s because you credit card will set the exchange rate and may charge commission – and I have no control over that.
However, if you want to know approximately how much you will be charged, you can use one of several currency converters on the Internet.
The short answer is that shipping is free and you get the games almost instantaneously.
The longer answer is here.
Yes - there will be a record of the transaction (usually emailed to you - but you can always print out the final order confirmation page) no matter which publisher you use.
If you have a problem, you should contact the publisher direct (as the sale was with them, not with me). If you have a problem, get in touch with me and I'll see if I can help.
In almost all cases, selling the game on ebay (or anywhere else) is a violation of the licence that you agreed to when you bought the game.
The reason that the publishers restrict this is to protect their interests. After all, if you can sell the game on ebay once, you can do it again.
(That's why selling software is so restricted on ebay, as opposed to selling "hard" goods such as a pair of shoes.)
If you do that, then it means you are denying those publishers genuine customers.
If customers stop buying from the publishers (because they can get the games cheaper elsewhere), then the publishers go out of business...
(Murder mystery publishers tend to be quite small and a loss of business can hurt.)
So it's a lose-lose situation.
By putting the game on ebay, you contribute to putting the publishers out of business, which means fewer murder mystery party games for everyone to play.
So that's why the publishers forbid this in their game licence.
This is also why the publishers will defend their rights quite vigorously and if necessary report you to ebay (or the equivalent).
If necessary, they may even take legal action!
So don't sell on your murder mystery game. It helps nobody in the long term.
While you can buy other murder mystery games in a box, the games on Great Murder Mystery Games are only available as a download.
So if you want to give a downloadable murder mystery party game as a physical gift, then unfortunately you will need to print it out yourself.
If you need to ask me a question, either use this page or just type your question into any of the Facebook comments fields at the bottom of many of the pages.
And please check the FAQ first - your question has probably been asked before!
(Alternatively, try the "Search this site" search box in the top right of the page. You may find that easier.)
Reunion with Death - a lockdown murder mystery for 6-9 players played using online video chat. Click here for more details.
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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