I am so glad I began my journey with murder mysteries playing a freeform game. I have heard of many other more controlled or directed games. I doubt those will ever have the same attraction as the working out of a unique sequence of events, determined by the players! Jacobeth Whiting, South Africa
Murder mystery games – the Freeform Games way
Our murder mystery games put YOU in the middle of the action. We don't give
you a predetermined script to read out, we don't drip feed your
background to you – we don't even know how the game will end.
That's up to YOU.
But we do give you your detailed character
background in advance. We give you goals and contacts – and
secrets. You might have a secret identity, you might be rich, you might
be poor – you might even be the murderer (we'll tell you up front
if you are). We even give you ways of finding out other players' secrets
– just so you can blackmail them.
You will decide who to talk to, who to trust
– and who to betray.
You may know who your friends are. Or you may only
think you know who your friends are. You won't know until the chips are
Welcome to a Freeform
Games murder mystery!
What is a Freeform Games murder mystery game?
A Freeform Games murder mystery game is an interactive party where each guest has a
character and a role in a story that will be played out over the course
of three hours or so. Usually one person is the murderer and their job
is to escape detection and put the blame onto someone else.
As well as solving the murder, in a Freeform Games murder mysteries, everyone
has other goals – maybe to find hidden pirate treasure, or to
blackmail a rival, win another's heart or maybe just make as much money
One person is the Host, and acts as organiser and
co-ordinator, responsible for making sure everything runs smoothly and
that all the guests have the information they need. They also act as
referee should an impartial decision be required.
What you get
Here's what you get when you buy one of our murder
- Step-by-step instructions for the host detailing everything to
ensure you have a successful murder mystery party.
- Characters for each guest – including character background,
character goals and information on who else they know. These detailed
character backgrounds provide all the information your guests need to
play their characters.
- Quick start hints – each guest will have their own quick
start hints, ensuring that your game starts with a bang.
- Abilities – each character has a few special abilities that
let them break the rules that they can use to find clues and find out
- Item cards – key items in our games are represented by
illustrated item cards.
- Other clues and announcements – held by the host until key
moments during the game.
- Detailed rules covering all the likely situations that may arise
during the game. Sometimes these will include rules for poisoning or
attacking other characters in the murder mystery game!
- A quick reference sheet for the host containing the key information
they need when running the game.
- Our support – we are available on our forums or by email to
help with any queries that you might have with your game.
- Access to free extra characters that other customers have written
in case you have more guests than you originally planned for.
"As I've always said you guys are great!!!!
You think of everything! You've found a loyal customer in me!!" Doris
Kids can play too!
We've found that kids of age 12 and above enjoy
our murder mystery games as much as the grown-ups. So we've ensured that a number of our games are kid-friendly.
(We also have games
suitable for younger kids.)
Downloadable and available RIGHT NOW
Our downloadable murder mystery games come
complete with full instructions for running a thrilling evening of deceit, treachery and murder. The games include
detailed character sheets, simple rules – plus newspapers and
whatever else the plot requires. You'll have everything you need to host
an unforgettable evening.
These murder mystery games are only available over
the Internet. You won't find them anywhere else.
Free murder mystery game
We also have a free murder mystery game that you can download and play. The only difference between the free
version of Way out West and the paid version is that the free
version is for 10 players, while the paid version will cater for up to
24 players. To find out about the free game and how to sign up to our newsletter, just click here.
Our games are a bit different from other
murder mystery games, and they aren't for everyone. But because we
believe they are the best murder mysteries anywhere (and we're not
the only ones that believe this – check out our testimonials),
we want you to try them RISK FREE.
That's why all of our murder mystery games come
with a Cast-Iron, no-quibble guarantee. If you're not completely
satisfied then please let us know within 30 days and we will promptly
refund you the purchase price, no questions asked.
(Of course, you could just try Way out West, completely free instead!)
"Freeform Games offers what I call First
Class Customer Care! I have been overwhelmingly happy (and even shocked)
with the extremely helpful assistance you provide in choosing a game
that is a perfect match. You quickly and clearly answered all my
questions from start to finish. Thank you for making this purchase a
memorable one!" Tammy, USA
Your next steps
Your next step to hosting a Freeform Games murder mystery game is to
choose a game – click here for our advice
on choosing a murder mystery game.
Or click here if you want to
host a game that's suitable for kids.