Nautical murder mystery parties

Ships and boats are great places to set a murder mystery - the environment is completely closed and there's no way off for either the murderer or potential victims!

These murder mystery games are set aboard ships, boats and vessels of various kinds.

Ahoy there!

murder at sea

Murder at Sea - a nautical murder mystery

It is 1914 and on the eve of the first world war the Libertania, an American cruise liner, is in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean when its Captain is murdered...

In Murder at Sea the guests play the parts of crew and first-class passengers of the Libertania. As well as the murder Murder at Sea brims with intrigue and espionage as the ship's passenger list includes diplomats and spies and more!

Murder at Sea is for 17 to 33 guests (plus the host), and is published by Freeform Games LLP.

Click here to learn more about Murder at Sea.

Cover for Death in Venice

Death in Venice is for 5 to 9 people and is set aboard the luxury yacht Casanova following a post-award party at the Venice Film Festival. Controversial director Clay McFarland is dead - and someone aboard the Casanova murdered him! 

Learn more about Death in Venice.

death on the gambia

Cover for Death on the Gambia showing a skull on a book

Set in 1939, Death on the Gambia follows a tramp riverboat as it sails along the River Gambia in Africa. Aboard are a curious mixture of passengers - a big game hunter, a missionary, a doctor, a journalist, an archaeologist and more.

All of the passengers have secrets, and the journey will be one to remember...

Death on the Gambia is for 8 to 11 guests (plus the host), and is published by Freeform Games LLP.

Click here to learn more about Death on the Gambia.

davy jones' locker

Cover for Davy Jones' Locker showing two pirates

It is 1785, and Abel "Blackheart" Read , the Caribbean's most nefarious pirate, has been captured and hung.

Tonight, the Libra, departs from Tortuga on its journey to St. Augustine, Florida. For some of its passengers, this will prove to be a profitable journey. For others, Tortuga may be the last dry land they ever see...

Davy Jones' Locker is for 10 to 12 guests (plus the host), and is published by Freeform Games LLP.

Click here to learn more about Davy Jones' Locker.

Caribbean cruise

Set aboard a luxurious cruise ship, Caribbean Cruise includes pirates, ghosts, backstabbing and treasure. Guests are sailors, high society passengers and pirates! 

Caribbean Cruise is for 4-120 players (there are different versions).

Click here to go to the Murder Mystery USA site and learn more about Caribbean Cruise.

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Step 1 - Go to Choosing a Game to choose the game that suits your party best.

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