Spellbound is an interactive magical mystery party for 13-17 guests (plus one or two hosts) published by Freeform Games.
(Note that if you click on the link below and then buy Spellbound I will earn a small amount of commission.)
Set in the Tremaine School of Magic, Spellbound takes place on the last day before the summer break - and the Headmaster has been attacked!
Last night a red cross was painted on his door and this morning the Headmaster, Professor Bennet, has lost his memory!
Someone has used magic to attack the Headmaster - but who?
Spellbound is an interactive murder mystery game, so all the players receive complete details of their character, including a detailed backstory, objectives that they must try to achieve, and information about other characters.
They also have item cards (that represent wands, magic artefacts, and so on), and abilities (that let them detect secrets find out information about other people).
In my opinion, once you've played an interactive murder mystery game, you won't want to go back to any other style.
Spellbound has a number of different plots to keep everyone busy.
For example, there is a mysterious amulet, the end of term exams - and of course a mystery to solve!
Note that this game does not contain a murder.
The cast of A Heroic Death includes:
Instead of a formal dinner party, Spellbound is better suited to a buffet meal or finger food.
Everyone needs to be able to talk quietly with each other - to plot and scheme and achieve their goals.
Spellbound needs a dedicated host, someone to organise the game.
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.
Spellbound is available from Freeform Games.
You will be taken to the Freeform Games LLP website - just follow the instructions to purchase Spellbound. You will then be emailed the location of the main Spellbound pdf files and password (to unlock it) almost immediately.
Just download the game, print it out and have a great murder mystery!
For more information about Spellbound, 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 from the sale.)
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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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