Here's what people have been saying about Casino Fatale:
"Just a note of thank you. I bought Casino Fatale Expanded for my Halloween Party on Sunday and oh my god it was brilliant.
I've never hosted or been to a murder mystery party before so was slightly apprehensive about how it would all work out
but I needn't have worried the night went brilliantly absolutely everyone loved it and they can't stop talking about it, I made a slight change and set it in the 1920s I hope you don't mind.
I am already being pestered about when I am going to have my next one. You've created a Murder Mystery Monster!"
Sarah Horan, Ireland
"Just to let you know what a fab time we had playing Casino Fatale this weekend – everyone was absolutely brilliant in their characters and the outfits donned by everyone were hysterical.
As the host I was a little concerned how things would run, but I needn't have been, it all ran really well. Will be definitely getting another one of your games!"
Kirsty Gwynne, United Kingdom
"Casino Fatale was our first murder mystery. We had a wonderful time. Everyone loved being able to dress up for the night of high stakes gambling.
Our guests had so much fun trying to solve the murders that happened that after the game was over, they wanted to continue to try to figure out who killed the other people!
Needless to say everyone was impressed with the way the game was played and the fact that there are no scripts, giving everyone the ability to make the character who they wanted it to be."
Christie Neely, United States
"Everybody, 30 players had a great time with Casino Fatale, so did I… The game is really great, and people loved to play them all. No one had ever heard about or played any murder and mystery game before.
Now people are asking me when will be the next one… [Paulo translated the game into Portuguese for his guests!]"
Paulo Gardolinski, Arte da Hora Arts Center, Brazil
"We used Casino Fatale as the evening entertainment for our staff holiday party. The game was played by 27 people, plus 2 hosts.
All participants had to be 'in character' from the moment they walked into the party. Some of them became their characters a couple of days early!
From all accounts, a good time was had by all. Takes a bit of organization – but it is well worth it. We did embellish with some real props – dollar store guns and knives (nail polish makes wonderful blood on a knife…);
a bandage box became a first aid kit; a small vial filled with beads became poison; a 'diamond' pendant and an 'emerald' bracelet. A fun-filled evening of murder and intrigue! Thank you."
Kathy Collier, Canada
"We ran Casino Fatale for a Christmas party, and our guests are still talking about it a few months on!!"
Dorn Carran, United Kingdom
"We had a great time with Casino Fatale!
Had a load of coworkers and some friends visiting from different parts of the country.
I hosted as the barman and dealt drinks while the characters milled about.
I also modified the rules to let people shoot from a distance (shooter tells host rock/paper/scissors in advance and the host asks the victim their response).
Everyone throughly enjoyed the added intrigue! Thanks Freeform Games!"
Tom Britland, United Kingdom
"We did Casino Fatale for my 18th and it was great fun!
I was so lucky because we had unseasonably warm weather and decided to host most of it in the garden. We lit it up with lanterns and fairy lights and we really did feel like we were on the banks of the River Seine!
There was lots of different side plots so everybody felt involved.
It was cool to watch all the different stories unfold and everyone looked fabulous!"
Francesca Consiglio, United Kingdom
"Last night we played Casino Fatale. It was so much fun. The plots were great and well mixed together. Everyone got so confused! Was great fun thankyou once again :)"
Terence Smith, Australia
"Happy New Year to all at Freeform Games! We had a fantastic night on New Year’s Eve thanks to Casino Fatale Expanded. We staged the game at Brasserie Gavroche (aka Hotel d'’Etoile) with a real Parisian Chef and a real Parisian Casino Manager. We even played a recording of background sounds from a real casino to add extra authenticity. We had a blast. Thank you!"
Bev Postma, Singapore
"I just wanted to take a minute to thank your company for the quality products you sell. I recently purchased Casino Fatale for a Bond themed 30th Birthday Party and it was a HUGE success. Everyone who came said that it was the best party they had ever been to. Thank you for making it a success."
Clinton Pillay, South Africa
"A few weeks ago my father hosted a Casino Fatale Expanded murder mystery game for me and around 26 of my friends from our local YMCA. It was great fun and we were really enjoying ourselves. The hunt for Mister X and the stolen diamond was very thrilling and kept us (especially me as the Police Detective) breathless for hours. All the players were between 16 and 22 years old and everyone got really into it. It was easy understandable and we were in our role pretty fast. Greetings from Switzerland as well as my father Peter Dünki."
Dimitri Dünki, Switzerland
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Casino Fatale – a casino murder mystery game for 15 to 20 guests (or up to 30 with the expansion pack) and one or two hosts
Costs £25.00 (about US$40.94)
Written by Lisa Butler
Casino Fatale is a dinner party murder mystery
game for 15 to 20 guests (or up to 30 with the expansion pack) and one or two hosts – download
the free introductory pdf file.
Expanded! – this game has now been expanded for up to 30 players.
Join us at an exclusive Parisian casino for an evening of espionage, crime, intrigue and murder.
You will be in the middle of the action and it will be up to you to wheel and deal with the
other guests. Can you achieve your goals, keep your secrets hidden and survive
Casino Fatale? It's up to you.
"Casino Fatale Expanded was amazing. Best party ever!!!"
Jonita Van Wyk, South Africa
On the banks of the River Seine in Paris is the Hotel D'Etoile, with a casino named the Casino Fatale. Rumour has it that the casino is connected to the mysterious underworld character 'Mr X'. No one seems to know exactly who the elusive Mr X is, or what he looks like - and there are many people who would love to know. Among those trying to find Mr X are Interpol, the local police, the local organized crime family, and the agents of several countries in which Mr X is believed to operate. Tonight, however, a charity auction is being held at Casino Fatale and it has drawn all sorts to the casino - playboys, starlets, maybe even a jewel thief… Who will you play?
At Casino Fatale you will discover the following:
- Who is the 'Black Panther'?
- Why should you be very careful with your jewellery?
- Who killed scientist Dr Havelott, and where are his plans for a nuclear device?
- Who is the mysterious 'Mr X'?
- Can Donovan Jones really write poetry?
- ...and is the casino really up for sale?
Find out in Casino Fatale!
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Casino Fatale lasts for about four hours and is suited to an evening.
It is often played over a meal – a finger buffet if possible to allow guests to circulate
and talk in private.
"Our Casino Fatale party was great – thanks so much for your help! This was the first murder mystery I've hosted so I was anxious that it go well – anyway, fantastic night, definitely going to do another one!"
Daniel Hesford, Lancashire, United Kingdom
The free introductory pdf file
contains an introduction to the game, a list of all the characters, an invitation to send to your guests, a copy of Paris News – plus details of how to buy the game.
These are the characters in Casino Fatale:
- Alex Kirk – Rich playboy with a chequered past as a motor-racing driver
- Andre Couvert – An innocent tourist in the casino
- Anna Upanova – Mysterious Russian beauty
- Ashley Bunsen – Physicist, assistant to the late Professor Havelott
- Chris Rowan – Croupier at the casino
- Countess Alice de Ville – Beautiful, wealthy widow and lady of leisure
- Dominique Renard – Local business owner
- Donovan Jones – Celebrated poet and man of letters
- Eva Goodbody – American freelance reporter
- Felicity Phillips – Cabaret dancer at the casino
- Freddie Leclou – Police detective inspector on the trail of jewel thief The Black Panther
- Jack Bland – Debonair, devilish and disgustingly handsome
- Jo Knowall – Croupier at the casino, gossip and fence
- Lord James T. Burke – Sophisticated playboy
- Natalie Bois – Police detective, assistant to Leclou
- Pat Bullitt – Ex-army security consultant / bodyguard
- Ralph Anderson – Nightclub bouncer and professional hard man
- Sam Riley – Casino manager
- Selina Skye – Jewellery designer
- Zara Zirconoff – Budding starlet
And here are the extra characters that you get if you purchase Casino Fatale Expanded:
- Armand Blanc – Police detective, assistant to Leclou and Bois
- Drew Daniels – Sound engineer (part of the film crew)
- George Neville – Director of the film crew
- John Smith – Rich tourist rumoured to be a millionaire lottery winner
- Joss Woodrow – Camera operator (part of the film crew)
- Lucia Venditti – Italian tourist, here on honeymoon
- Matilda Burke – Younger sister of Lord James
- Sabrina Devereux – Assistant to George Neville (part of the film crew)
- Sandy Stone – Journalist and presenter (with the film crew)
- Valentino Venditti – Italian tourist, here on honeymoon
|Number of guests
||Characters that can be played by either sex
How Freeform Games Murder Mysteries Work
Casino Fatale is unlike many murder mystery games. Although the game starts with a murder, most of the characters have more important things to do than to investigate it. And the killing may not be over – it is unlikely that everyone will survive the remainder of the evening!
Casino Fatale is played just like a murder mystery game.
You may be trying to solve the murder, but primarily you are (initially
at least) concentrating on your own goals and objectives. Unlike most
boxed murder mystery games, Casino Fatale lets you decide
how to achieve your goals and thwart your enemies.
"I played Way out West at a friend's birthday. I thought it would be "the usual." It wasn't. Interactive, layered, and fun, I was inspired to host my own: Casino Fatale.
I liked this game better, because the Casino Fatale characters weren't clearly good/bad – they were difficult to pin down/categorize, making the game more intriguing."
Veronica Griffin, Canada
On the evening of the game the guests are met by the organizer, the Casino Events Manager. They then receive their detailed backgrounds - including dark secrets, objectives and caino gambling chips. When everyone has arrived the host announces that the glittering evening and charity auction will now proceed. The fun then begins as everyone questions, bribes and blackmails each other. As the evening progresses they may even try to murder one another! Depending on what the players choose to do, there are several different possible endings, but finally everyone finds out how they did, and what secrets everyone else was concealing.
Click here to visit our forum and see some ideas that our customers have had when hosting Casino Fatale and our other murder mystery games.
Sometimes you have too many guests and you need more characters. So we've written a free extra character
for each of our games that you can add in, and 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.
- '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)
Purchasing Casino Fatale
Casino Fatale costs £25.00 (GB pounds). That works out at about USD 40.94
at today's exchange rate, although the rate charged by your credit card may vary slightly.
Otherwise, to purchase Casino Fatale, follow these three steps.
Step 1: Download the free
introductory pdf file. You will need the free Adobe Acrobat Reader to read this.
If you do not already have Acrobat Reader, click here.
Step 2: Read our terms and conditions of purchase.
Then come back here and click on the button to buy the game!
Step 3: Our orders are processed by WorldPay – we don't actually see your
credit card details. After you have entered your credit card details you will be emailed
the location of the main pdf files, plus the password required to unlock them. You can
then download those files and enjoy the game!
Or, buy now!
|Casino Fatale (15–20)
||£25.00 (about $40.94)
|Casino Fatale (15–30)
||£30.00 (about $49.13)
|Casino Fatale Expansion Pack (if you already have Casino Fatale (15–20) and want the extra ten characters)
||£10.00 (about $16.38)
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We offer a Cast Iron Guarantee on all our murder mystery games. If
you're not completely satisfied with Casino Fatale then please let us
know within 30 days and we will refund you.