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

How to Host a Murder Mystery at Home

Host Party or Dinner Party in Your Own Home

A mix of different murder mystery evenings held in peoples' homes
Home-hosted murder mystery parties

Our At Home murder mystery party games are an ideal way to relax with friends and family in your own house. They are suitable for both dinner parties and parties and can be run with 6 - 14 players.

Each murder mystery game can be hosted in your own home or in a venue of your choice such as a village hall. We provide a comprehensive and high-quality party kit so you have everything that you need.

Should you wish to host a remote party (eg via Zoom), each mystery game also comes with a virtual option.

Our Murder Mystery Dinner Party and Party Packs

Murder in the Swinging Sixties

Hippies, rock stars, minidress designers, gangsters, anti-smut campaigners ...

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

Type: At Home or Virtual

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Murder in the Naughty Nineties

Wannabees, celebrities, aristocrats, New Age psychic, end-of-world cult ...

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

Type: At Home or Virtual

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Murder in the 1920s' Speakeasy

Flappers, gangsters, bootleggers, Temperance Society, law enforcement ...

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

Type: At Home or Virtual

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Murder at Horror Castle

Vampires, zombies, demons, witches, ghosts and a serial killer ...

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

Type: At Home or Virtual

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Is Santa Slayed?

Elves, reindeer, magicians, polar bear, Santa's family, Scrooge ...

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

Type: At Home or Virtual

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How to Host Your At Home Murder Mystery Party or Dinner Party

We have structured all of our murder mystery games so that the host or hostess can play a suspect along with their guests. There is admin work to do beforehand, but - on the night - there is very little to do except organise the food and enjoy the fun.

Our Host Instructions give you complete step-by-step instructions on how to host your own murder mysery game; they are attractively presented so that the information is easy to understand. We provide separate Host Instructions for each theme and separate instructions for At Home and Virtual games. See our Murder Mystery Party Kit page for more information.

Tips for Hosting Your At Home Murder Mystery Party

The key to hosting a stress-free, fun murder mystery party lies in good planning. Get as much done in advance so you can relax and enjoy the game with your guests. Printing, home decorations, shopping, organising your own costume and making any make-ahead food should ideally be done before the day of the party.

Drinks should be chilled and your camera charged before guests arrive.

Some hosts like to create a theme-appropriate playlist to play as guests arrive and during the breaks for food.

Important safety note: this is just a game; as host, it is your responsibility to ensure that all guests are safe and behave in a safe way. In particualar, NEVER allow guests to bring a real weapon into a party! Toy weapons should be treated in a safe way - for example, don't allow guests to swing wooden swords round!

Useful: send all guests a date and time reminder before the party. One tactful way to do this is to ask guests to RSVP their menu choices.

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A Few Frequently Asked Questions

A few Customer Reviews

We've been lucky enough to recieve over 170 positive reviews. To see these, check the review section at the bottom of each theme. A few a given below:

"We had so so much fun!  We meet about every month for dinner but this was our all first time doing a murder mystery.  Thanks so much! I want to pick another one to try. The girls have already got all the information on where to find you! ... The game package gives you all the tools and ideas to create a super awesome game!"

Bonnie V.

"I got this for my 21-year-old daughter and she put it on with her flatmates and friends. They loved it! Everyone had a really enjoyable evening and liked the mystery, which was pitched exactly right, balancing fun and puzzling perfectly.

My daughter plans to host it again with other friends. I highly recommend it – fun to play and an ideal gift."

DB Carter  

"A great night, well-conceived and well-executed. Would love to do another one!!!"

David Cooper 

"Really fun evening! As students, it was amazing how little we needed to do to run it and all have a good time; definitely will be coming back for another game! Also wonderful characters, all with secrets, some of which were quite wild, and the clues were definitely there but it wasn’t obvious at all who the murderer was and many of us were surprised."

Laura B.