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

Murder Mysteries - Games for 10-12 Players

Great Fun for Parties

Some parties that run with 10-12 people
Selected mystery parties

Our 10-12 player murder mystery games are great fun for parties with family and friends and also for work gatherings. They need a minimum of 10 people to run but the two optional characters mean that you can easily run the party with 11 or 12 people.

Important note: the optional characters are fully integrated with motives, opportunities and suggested dialogue. If you have 12 people who all want to play a major role, however, then it is best to buy the 12-14 person version.

A party involving 10-12 characters is likely to take approximately 2.25 - 3+ hours to run; food, chatting breaks and the Initial Mingling (if played) are all in addition.

The games can be downloaded straight after purchase and use our unique semi-flexible script format. They are perfect to play in person in your own home or in a venue of your choice; they also run well on Zoom and other virtual apps.   

Mystery Games for 10-12 People

So Easy to Run, the Host Plays a Character

Murder at the Christmas Party

Murder at the Christmas Party

Essential players: 5 females, 5 males

Optional players: 2 neutrals

Price: £20 Sale - was £25

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Is Santa Slayed? - a family-friendly Chistmas mystery

Is Santa Slayed?

Essential players: 1 female, 0 males, 9 neutrals

Optional players: 2 neutrals

Price: £20 Sale - was £25

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1920s' speakeasy murder mystery party

Murder in a 1920s' Speakeasy

Essential players: 5 females, 4 males, 1 neutral

Optional players: 2 neutrals

Price: £20 Sale - was £25

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Murder in the Swinging Sixties

Murder in the Swinging Sixties

Essential players: 3 females, 2 males, 5 neutrals

Optional players: 2 neutrals

Price: £25

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Murder in the Naughty Nineties

Murder in the Naughty Nineties

Essential players: 4 females, 2 males, 4 neutrals

Optional players: 2 neutrals

Price: £20 Sale - was £25

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Murder at Horror Castle

Murder at Horror Castle

Essential players: 3 females, 3 males, 4 neutrals

Optional players: 2 neutrals

Price: £25

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Carolyn's Speakeasy party - balloon entrance

"What a swell murder mystery game this was! Great characters and a thoroughly entertaining script. We had lots of fun attempting the accents (with varying degrees of success). As usual with a 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 (Murder in a 1920s Speakeasy)

FAQs

Is the Party Size Version of the Game Harder to Run Than Smaller Sizes?

No. We've made our games so easy to run - for any number of players - that the host can play a suspect alongside their guests. In between playing the initial audio introduction and the final audio solution, the host has nothing to do except play their role, serve food and gently nudge guests not to spend too much time laughing in between the rounds.

If you don't feel confident providing a sit-down meal for this number of guests, why not have a buffet, a takeaway or ask guests to bring a dish?

Does the 10-12 Person Version Introduce New Plot Lines?

Very rarely. Experience has taught us the maximum number of plot lines to include for a game so that our parties have the right complexity and can last for the "right" amount of time.

If New Plot Lines are not Introduced, Can the Additional Characters Still be Suspects?

No! We cleverly double up suspects as the guest numbers increase so that Character A1 and Character A2 both have the same motives and opportunities. For example, if Character A1 is the killer in the smaller versions, then Character A1 AND Character A2 will be the killers in the larger versions.

Note: in some 10-12 person mysteries, there are two killers; in which case, an optional character may be one of the killers.

Do Optional Characters Add to the Running Time?

Yes. As a general rule, each optional character could add approximately 10-15 minutes to the running time.

More Guests Want to Come - or Someone Has Dropped Out. Can I Change to a Larger or Smaller Version?

We offer a 40% discount for different versions of the SAME game.