Parties with a Twist of Murder!
Parties with a Twist of Murder!

Games of Murder, Mystery and Fun

Instant Download: Face-to-Face or Virtual Parties

Some of our murder mysteries - examples of game kits and also party photos
Some of our murder mysteries - examples of game kits and also party photos

Host Your Own Murder Mystery Game for a Party or Dinner Party to Remember

Whodunnit games that are great fun to play and super easy to host.

Everyone's a suspect in these fun parties and dinner parties.

Enjoy a role-playing game of murder, mystery and intrigue with friends, family or work colleagues.

Can you sift through the clues and red herrings?

Can you solve the dastardly crime?

Or are YOU the murderer?

Murder Mysteries - Our Games

Murder at Horror Castle

Murder at Horror Castle

Players: 6 - 8, 8 - 10, 10-12, 12-14

Age: Adults, some teens

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Murder in the Swinging Sixties

Murder in the Swinging Sixties

Players: 6 - 8, 8 - 10, 10 - 12, 12- 14

Age: Adults, some teens

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1920s' speakeasy murder mystery party

Murder in a 1920s' Speakeasy

Players: 6 - 8, 8 - 10, 10 - 12, 12- 14

Age: Adults, some teens

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Murder in the Naughty Nineties

Murder in the Naughty Nineties

Players: 6 - 8, 8 - 10, 10 - 12, 12- 14

Age: Adults, older teens

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Murder at the 70s Disco Party

Murder at the 70s Disco Party

Players: 6 - 8, 8 - 10

Age: Adults, some teens

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Murder in the Wild West

Murder in the Wild, Wild West

Players: 6 - 8, 8 - 10

Age: Adults, some teens

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Is Santa Slayed? - a family-friendly Chistmas mystery

Is Santa Slayed?

Players: 6 - 8, 8 - 10, 10-12, 12-14

Age: 11+ - Adult, Family-friendly

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Murder at the Christmas Party
Murder at the Christmas Party

Players: 6 - 8, 8 - 10, 10 - 12

Age: Adults, some teens

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Selection of party photos for our Murder in the Swinging Sixties

"As someone who writes mystery games myself, I was really impressed with this one. I bought the Swinging Sixties mystery for my Dad’s 60th, which led to a very entertaining night. The characters were fun, the motives were believable and the final reveal was satisfying (even though I guessed wrong!) I would definitely buy from Maple Mystery Games again."

Lizzie

"So much fun! I’ve done the 1990s and 1920s one, with work colleagues and friends – both fantastic. Lots of thought into the packs and extras and such good value for money. Would highly recommend sending the packs to people a few days before like the instructions say – gives everyone lots of time to get into character. FIVE STARS all round."

Kelly

"We had loads of fun playing this Swinging Sixties mystery! All the characters were inclusive and funny, and everyone had a great time trying to guess who the murderer was. Lots of twists and turns, and the reveal when we played the audio file had a great effect. You can tell the authors really put a lot of thought and effort into this and it pays off!"

Suyin 

"Great characters and a thoroughly entertaining script. We had lots of fun attempting the accents (with varying degrees of success). As usual with Maple Mystery Games, instructions were easy to follow and the outcome was well crafted into the dialogue. Unlike many such games, the clues are there to spot the murderer (even though I didn’t). Absolutely spiffing fun."

Carolyn

"Bought this to host a virtual murder evening ... everyone agreed this was by far the most fun they’d had during lockdown and was great to find something that all ages could get involved with. Was so chuffed with how much everyone got involved. Was very easy to set up and organise and  ... recommended to other friends and family to give it a go!"

Emily

"Just finished celebrating my 60th birthday. Was so fabulous to share the occasion with a Zoom virtual Maple mystery. You saved my birthday celebrations! Even though many of my friends spend all day on Zoom or similar meetings, they so enjoyed this social time. I could join in fully and be part of the experience.

Well written, good clues, plenty of additional decorations and support. Will certainly recommend and hope to purchase more in the future."

Suzanne

All Murder Mystery Games are Downloadable and Printable - Boxed Sets Are Being Planned

Downloadable Murder Mystery Games

Downloadable games are very convenient as they are instantly available. They are highly eco-friendly as there is no packaging or posting.

They work for both face-to-face and virtual murder mystery games. Each type of game has a different specially-tailored download party kit that gives you everything you need to host a great crime-solving party.

For virtual games, files are organised by character to make it easier for the host to send the party materials.

What Does My Download Party Kit Contain?

  • Host Instructions for throwing the perfect murder mystery; different instructions for face-to-face and virtual games
  • Pre-party Booklets and party invitations for each player
  • Party Booklets for each player and clues
  • Audio introduction
  • Audio solution
  • Optional but extensive decoration printouts that are themed for each game
  • Optional themed menu cards and place setting cards
  • Optional themed award certificates

Party kits are clearly organised into folders; the optional folders are labelled "optional" so you can download them or not as you choose. 

Printing Your Whodunnit Game

All games have been designed to be low on ink and easy to print. 

When playing virtually, some players choose to save printing and view the party booklets via a mobile phone or iPad.

See printable mysteries.

All Whodunit Parties Can Be Played Face-To-Face or Virtually As You Prefer

Play Our Mystery Games as a Face-to-Face Party or Dinner Party

Our face-to-face murder mystery parties are ideal for having fun with family and friends in your own house or garden or at a venue of your choice.

They lend themselves to a dinner party format as they are largely round-based and the different rounds are designed to be played in-between courses. Alternatively, they also work well with a simple buffet.

The optional Initial Mingling session is an ideal way of breaking the ice at the start of your party - and is also great for helping players familiarise themselves with some of the characters and themes.

Play Our Murdering Mysteries Virtually Via Zoom or Teams

Our virtual murder mystery parties play well across a video app of your choice (Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Skype etc). They are a great way of keeping in contact with those who live in different towns, cities, countries or even continents.

One of the advantages of our online games is that all guests join the same video call for the main party. This is because the main part of the game is round-based and not a mix and mingle format. (Guests are, however, free to have totally optional private Zoom or Teams calls beforehand with our unique Initial Mingling Pre-Party Fun.)

Our Murdering Mystery Games: Just a Few Reasons Why Customers Love Them

  • The characters are quirky and great fun to role-play.
  • Our fun mystery plots have enough twists and turns to keep interest.
  • The clues to the dastardly crime ARE there among the red herrings so you CAN use your detective skills and work out whodunnit.
  • Each crime-solving game comes with clear instructions. Indeed, our murdering mysteries are so easy to run the host plays too!
  • Parties have a flexible-script format that is easy for beginners and fun for experienced sleuths.
  • The optional Initial Mingling section at the beginning is a great way to start a memorable party or dinner party and is an easy way for guests learn about the game themes.