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"Next time I throw a murder mystery party, I'm definitely getting it here!" Megan

NEW GAME! We've just brought out a fantastic new gangster and showbusiness themed 1920s murder mystery game, A Speakeasy Murder, at just 30 pounds / 49.99 USD for a game for 15–32 guests!

ANOTHER NEW GAME! And just the previous month, we released Murder on the Dancefloor, a '50s-US-small-town-diner-set game with dancing, teen rivalry, romance and all sorts of shenanigans. That one costs 25 pounds / 39.99 USD for a game for 14–20 guests!

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Halloween shivers! 31st October is Halloween – make this your year for a special Halloween murder mystery party, with our flesh-creeping game of dark intrigue in the world of horror movies Halloween Lies, now expanded for up to 32 players!
This year once again we have a special Halloween Bundle deal – Halloween Lies plus our game for younger kids, Trick or Treat, both together for just 20 pounds or USD 29.99! Here are the details.

Extra characters for our games

Sometimes you have too many guests and you need more characters. We've written a free extra character for each of our games that you can add in, and some of our games have expansion packs of extra characters available…

But sometimes that's not enough. So some of our customers have created their own characters for their parties and are kindly willing to share them.

Please note that we haven't tested these ≠ and they may not tie in exactly with our games.

IMPORTANT – if you've bought the game, you can download the files for these characters from the download page where you got your main game files. Contact us if you need the link and password to get back to that page.

ALSO IMPORTANT – you shouldn't add too many of these characters in to your game, as they haven't been designed to work together (unlike the main game characters). If you add in several, they may make your game chaotic and incoherent. You should probably instead choose a larger game. If you still want to add several extra characters (four or more), we recommend having an extra host to help.

A Dead Man's Chest

  • 'Ginger' Roberts – freelance reporter in search of the Big Story. (M/F)
    (by Freeform Games)
  • Balavari – young Taino tribesman. (M)
    (by Jenni Malloch)
  • Belladonna – Jack McCracken's fancy-woman. (F)
    (by Jocelyn Thompson and Bonnie Prather)
  • Bosun Barnes – crewmate of Captain Overy. (M)
    (by Dathan Burden)
  • Bosun Barnes (alternate) – crewmate of Captain Overy. (M)
    (by Dan Johns)
  • Grace Cooper – pirate of the Fury. (F)
    (by Dan Johns)
  • Jay Sommer – stowaway aboard the Scurvy Knave. (M/F)
    (by Lisa Perez)
  • Louis de Monnaie – deckhand aboard the Scurvy Knave. (M)
    (by Tara Laben)
  • Madame Zuzu – Santo Oloroso's resident voodoo lady. (F)
    (by Al Kennedy and Carrie Graham)
  • Reverend Ian Plumpton – missionary travelling aboard the Scurvy Knave. (M)
    (by Dathan Burden)
  • Rose – Ship's Girl of the Fury. (M/F)
    (by Dathan Burden)
  • Shay Collins (family-friendly version of Belladonna) – pirate of the Fury. (M/F)
    (by Jocelyn Thompson and Bonnie Prather, revised by Lisa Perez)

A Heroic Death

  • 'Ginger' Roberts – freelance reporter in search of the Big Story. (M/F)
    (by Freeform Games)

A Speakeasy Murder

  • 'Ginger' Roberts – freelance reporter in search of the Big Story. (M/F)
    (by Freeform Games)

A Will to Murder

  • 'Ginger' Roberts – freelance reporter in search of the Big Story. (M/F)
    (by Freeform Games)
  • K C Warburton – internationally acclaimed artist. (M/F)
    (by Freeform Games, based on Steph Mann's original)

Arabian Nights

  • Shaki – a marketplace urchin (M/F)
    (by Freeform Games)
  • Sinbad – a famous sailor (M)
    (by Freeform Games)

Bludgeoned on Broadway

  • 'Ginger' Roberts – freelance reporter in search of the Big Story. (M/F)
    (by Freeform Games)

Casino Fatale

Casino Fatale has an Expansion Pack available including 10 extra characters. But if you've already got them, there's also:

  • 'Ginger' Roberts – freelance reporter in search of the Big Story (M/F)
    (by Freeform Games)
  • Roni Wei – pleasure-seeking tourist (M/F)
    (by James Cameron)
  • X Benedict – head chef at the casino (M)
    (by James Cameron)

Court in the Act

  • 'Ginger' Roberts – freelance reporter in search of the Big Story. (M/F)
    (by Freeform Games)

Curse of the Pharaoh

Curse of the Pharaoh has an Expansion Pack available including 10 extra characters. But if you've already got them, there's also:

  • 'Ginger' Roberts – freelance reporter in search of the Big Story. (M/F)
    (by Freeform Games)
  • Paige Money – archaeological reporter for The Times. (M/F)
    (by Philip Murray)

Davy Jones' Locker

  • 'Ginger' Roberts – freelance reporter in search of the Big Story. (M/F)
    (by Freeform Games)
  • Bonnie Jones – Captain Hargrave's fancy-woman (F)
    (by James Cameron)
  • Bow-Legged Bill – Ex-Royal Navy sailor. (M)
    (by James Cameron)
  • Luz Castillo – Stowaway aboard the Libra. (M/F)
    (by Lisa Perez)
  • Misty Raynes – Tortugan seamstress (F)
    (by James Cameron)

Dazzled to Death

  • 'Ginger' Roberts – freelance reporter in search of the Big Story. (M/F)
    (by Freeform Games)
  • Angelique Gemini – Priscilla Evington-Browne's paid companion. (F)
    (by Michele Scott)
  • Beryl Sutton – Rose Evington-Browne's cousin. (F)
    (by Jenni Malloch)
  • K C Warburton – internationallyacclaimed artist. (M/F)
    (by Steph Mann)
  • Mephisto Lustig – Harvard friend of Charles Evington-Browne. (M)
    (by Michele Scott)

Death on the Gambia

  • 'Ginger' Roberts – freelance reporter in search of the Big Story. (M/F)
    (by Freeform Games)
  • Dumisami – biologist studying River Fever. (M/F)
    (by Lisa Perez)
  • Jenay Richfield – European fur shop owner. (F)
    (by Kimberly Flack)
  • Ousma Mbow – witch doctor. (M/F)
    (by Andrew Delaware)
  • Sasha Simirnov – Russian poet. (M/F)
    (by A. Fidan)

Des toten Kerls Kiste

  • 'Ginger' Roberts – freelance reporter in search of the Big Story. (M/F)
    (by Freeform Games)
  • Belladonna – Jack McCracken's fancy-woman. (F)
    (by Jocelyn Thompson and Bonnie Prather, translated by Jutta Kröhnert)
  • Grace Cooper – pirate of the Fury. (F)
    (by Dan Johns, translated by Jutta Kröhnert)
  • Jay Sommer – stowaway aboard the Scurvy Knave. (M/F)
    (by Lisa Perez, translated by Jutta Kröhnert)
  • Reverend Ian Plumpton – missionary travelling aboard the Scurvy Knave. (M)
    (by Dathan Burden, translated by Jutta Kröhnert)

Halloween Lies

Halloween Lies has an Expansion Pack available including 10 extra characters. But if you've already got them, there's also:

  • 'Ginger' Roberts – freelance reporter in search of the Big Story. (M/F)
    (by Freeform Games)
  • Gwen Cortinelli – secretary and Sam Cortinelli's wife. (F)
    (by Jo Stinett)

Happy Birthday R.J.

  • 'Ginger' Roberts – freelance reporter in search of the Big Story. (M/F)
    (by Freeform Games)
  • Robin Brown – gym instructor. (M)
    (by Emma Margrett)

Hollywood Lies

Hollywood Lies has an Expansion Pack available including 10 extra characters. But if you've already got them, there's also:

  • 'Ginger' Roberts – freelance reporter in search of the Big Story. (M/F)
    (by Freeform Games)
  • Gwen Cortinelli – secretary and Sam Cortinelli's wife. (F)
    (by Jo Stinett)

Hollywood Lies Deutsch

Hollywood Lies Deutsch has an Expansion Pack available including 10 extra characters. But if you've already got them, there's also:

  • 'Ginger' Roberts – freelance reporter in search of the Big Story. (M/F)
    (by Freeform Games, translated by Uschi Koch)
  • Gwen Cortinelli – secretary and Sam Cortinelliís wife. (F)
    (by Jo Stinett, translated by Uschi Koch)

Lei'd to Rest

Lei'd to Rest has an Expansion Pack available including 10 extra characters. But if you've already got them, there's also:

  • 'Ginger' Roberts – freelance reporter in search of the Big Story. (M/F)
    (by Freeform Games)

Lord and Lady Westing's Will

  • Sam Doubloon – collector of antiquities (M/F)
    (by Freeform Games)

Murder at Sea

  • 'Ginger' Roberts – freelance reporter in search of the Big Story. (M/F)
    (by Freeform Games)
  • Seven extra characters – a group of seven extra characters (M/F)
    (by Pauline Wilson)

Murder on the Dancefloor

  • 'Ginger' Roberts – freelance reporter in search of the Big Story. (M/F)
    (by Freeform Games)

Snow Business

  • 'Ginger' Roberts – freelance reporter in search of the Big Story. (M/F)
    (by Freeform Games)

Spellbound

  • 'Ginger' Roberts – freelance reporter in search of the Big Story. (M/F)
    (by Freeform Games)
  • Harley Garrick – school groundskeeper (M/F)
    (by Nathanial McConnell)
  • Patrick O'Grady – the new kid (M)
    (by Andreah Mathews)
  • Sally May – the school nurse (F)
    (by Andreah Mathews)

The Karma Club

  • Chris Champion – member of the Wells River Town Council. (M/F)
    (by Freeform Games)

The Night before Christmas

  • 'Ginger' Roberts – freelance reporter in search of the Big Story. (M/F)
    (by Freeform Games)
  • Angelique Gemini – Priscilla Evington-Browne's paid companion. (F)
    (by Michele Scott)
  • Beryl Sutton – Rose Evington-Browne's cousin. (F)
    (by Jenni Malloch)
  • K C Warburton – internationallyacclaimed artist. (M/F)
    (by Steph Mann)
  • Mephisto Lustig – Harvard friend of Charles Evington-Browne. (M)
    (by Michele Scott)

The Spy Who Killed Me

  • 'Ginger' Roberts – freelance reporter in search of the Big Story. (M/F)
    (by Freeform Games)
  • Lee Hatfield – tennis-playing undergraduate student (M/F)
    (by Kathi Bonallo)
  • Perry Skeeter – reporter for The Times (M/F)
    (by Kathi Bonallo)
  • Quinn Wells – tennis-playing undergraduate student (M/F)
    (by Kathi Bonallo)

Tod auf dem Gambia

  • 'Ginger' Roberts – freelance reporter in search of the Big Story. (M/F)
    (by Freeform Games, translated by Jenny Grotheer)
  • Sasha Simirnova – Russian poet. (M/F)
    (by Freeform Games, translated by Jenny Grotheer)

Under the Big Top

  • 'Ginger' Roberts – freelance reporter in search of the Big Story. (M/F)
    (by Freeform Games)
  • Denny McFly – stagehand and prop manager. (M/F)
    (by Kathi Bonallo)
  • Hoxie Trainer – apprentice lion tamer. (M/F)
    (by Kathi Bonallo)

Way out West

Way out West has an Expansion Pack available including 10 extra characters. But if you've already got them, there's also:

  • 'Ginger' Roberts – freelance reporter in search of the Big Story. (M/F)
    (by Freeform Games)

Who Shot the Sheriff

  • 'Ginger' Roberts – freelance reporter in search of the Big Story. (M/F)
    (by Freeform Games)
  • Doc Faraday – local medical practitioner. (M)
    (by Freeform Games)

Create your own extra characters

We have also provided a template so that you can write your own additional characters. There are two different versions – a two-page character sheet to fit with our older games that use that format, and an eight-page character booklet to go with our more recent games. You should use the one that matches the characters in the game you're going to be hosting. In both cases, we've provided Microsoft Word and OpenOffice versions of the template.

  • Click here to download the two-page character sheet template
  • Click here to download the eight-page character booklet template

Steve's written two great articles (here and here) about how to create extra characters for games like ours.


Submit your own character

If you have written your own characters and would like us to include them here, please first download the template and use it to create your character. Then tell us about it using our contact form. (And if you've created other handouts or aids and would like us to share them, please send them as well.)

Please don't send us anything that infringes on anybody else's copyright property. For example, while Captain Jack Sparrow and Will Turner (from Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl) might be obvious characters to add to A Dead Man's Chest, I'm afraid we cannot use them.

When you email us your characters (or other handouts), you agree that:

  • All such documents become property (and copyright) of Freeform Games LLP ­ although we will credit you.
  • We reserve the right to use the documents in future releases.
  • We will edit the files and make sure that they do not give away our games' secrets. We will also edit out any offensive content.
  • We reserve the right not to post them on our website if we deem them unacceptable or for any other reason.

Those files that we do upload will receive a free game of their choice.