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"We just had our Davy Jones' Locker party last night and it was a BLAST!!! We had never done a freeform style murder dinner, and I doubt our group will go back!! Thanks for writing such a great game!!"
Seth and Jen Deibel, United States
"We just played Davy Jones' Locker. We had a blast with this game. We have been playing the murder mystery games for a year now.
We just finished all of another author's games. I have been looking for more games like hers. YOU FIT THE BILL. Thank you. Our group consists 4 couples and 2–5 teens. We have a murder a month.
We loved Davy Jones' Locker. We had to play a couple of DUDS before we found you. I am so glad we kept looking. Don't stop writing them."
Nora Francis, United States
"We had a super [Davy Jones' Locker] evening! We have used other games before, but the consensus was that we like the creativity of the freeform format best. We will be using your games again."
Doug Phillips, Utah, United States
"Davy Jones' Locker was most of our group's second time doing a murder mystery.
We had a clever hostess that made up new and interesting ways to help us achieve what we wanted.
I know that this ended up very twisted in the end, but that is the fun of these types of games!
Lots of laughs and many more to come with our next one. Thanks so much!"
Melanie Loree, United States
"Our first freeform, and compared to usual murder mystery games, [Davy Jones' Locker] worked really well. We had great fun – a mutiny, captain tied up and a nun who failed in a mock fight, collapsed to the floor and was licked 'awake' by the dog! "
Rowan Norrie, United Kingdom
"Davy Jones' Locker went well with a lot of intrigue. Our group loves pirates and most costumes were already in the closet. This was the first freeform game our group has done. They're ready for another."
Mark Plagens, United States
"We played Davy Jones' Locker last weekend and had a blast! This is the eighth game I've played, and with a variety of groups of people, and this was as much fun as ever!
This was a new group of people and at first they seemed a bit overwhelmed, but once I pointed them toward the "tips for beginners" and encouraged them to use their ability cards, the game took off.
Right away people were making deals and deceiving one another. No one wanted the boat to land (well, except the person who got thrown overboard, but that was at the last minute…)"
Jess Cox, United States
"I am well known for hosting murder mystery parties but I can 100% say that Davy Jones' Locker was the best one I have ever done!
I only stumbled across this game after looking for a boat themed murder mystery for our boating holiday on the Norfolk Broads, but I definitely will be purchasing one of these freeform games again!
Thank you for providing a great evening, loved by all!"
Alicia Garrett, United Kingdom
If you would like to tell us how your party went, please click here to send us your story.
Davy Jones' Locker is a dinner party murder mystery game for 10 to 15 guests and a host – download the free introductory pdf file.
Join us in a thrilling evening of intrigue, double-dealing, mysterious powers 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 Davy Jones' Locker? It's up to you.
"Many thanks for all your help. My son's 18th birthday went down superbly with the help of Davy Jones' Locker.
We had about 14 attempted murders, one marriage and countless double dealing.
The characters were great and the plot intricately woven – some people kept their secrets better than others, but all had a fantastic time."
Debbie Myerscough, United Kingdom
It is 1785, and the Caribbean is a hotbed of violence, treachery, the occult and, of course, piracy. Tortuga, an island off the north coast of Haiti, is home not only to peaceful plantations, but also to thieves, gypsies, scavengers, voodoo queens and grave robbers. Tortuga is also a pirate stronghold and a frequent port-of-call for the most feared pirates in the Caribbean.
Abel "Blackheart" Read, the Caribbean's most nefarious pirate, had wrought havoc for many years throughout the region – but now his reign of terror is over. First, Blackheart and the Pegasus, his ship, was captured a month ago -- and then two weeks ago Blackheart's second-in-command, Calico Jack, ran his ship (the Orion) aground off Tortuga's rocky north coast. With these two pirates (and their ships) out of business, the waters of the Caribbean are much safer.
They have also created a power vacuum in the pirate world – one that will no doubt be filled before too long.
Tonight, the Libra, a retired warship converted for commercial use, departs from Tortuga on its journey to St. Augustine, Florida. For some of its passengers, this will prove to be a profitable journey. For others, Tortuga may be the last dry land they ever see...
In Davy Jones' Locker, the course of this fateful journey will be played out over the course of a single evening. There are, among the passengers and crew, an ex-pirate, a gypsy, and a nun. However, not everyone is who, or what, they seem. Some (well, all) of those on board have mysterious secrets and will do anything to prevent them from being revealed.
Davy Jones' Locker 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.
"Davy Jones' Locker was fantastic. All the scheming and backstabbing made for a great time. A great night was had by all!"
Kimberley Retschlag, Australia
The free introductory pdf file contains an introduction to the game, a list of all the characters, a copy of the Tortuga Gazette – plus details of how to buy the game.
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Davy Jones' Locker is unlike many murder mystery games. This game, unlike most of our mysteries, doesn't start with a murder. However, by the end of the journey it is unlikely that everyone will survive!
Davy Jones' Locker 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, Davy Jones' Locker lets you decide how to achieve your goals and thwart your enemies.
"Everyone really enjoyed Davy Jones' Locker – they commented that it was so different from other murder mysteries they've played,
and it was much better than they were expecting after previous experiences with scripted games."
Jennifer Stout, United Kingdom
On the evening of the game the guests are met by the organizer, the Deckhand, and welcomed aboard the Libra. They then receive their detailed backgrounds - including dark secrets, objectives and money. The fun then begins as they form alliances, blackmail each other, steal items and maybe even try to murder one another! Along the way they may uncover some of the mysteries of Davy Jones' Locker. Who was responsible for Blackheart's capture? Who really wrecked the Orion? Will the Montenegro curse be broken? And perhaps most importantly of all, who will find Blackheart's treasure? 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.
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.
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.
Davy Jones' Locker costs £20.00 (GB pounds). That works out at about US$30.31 at today's exchange rate, although the rate charged by your credit card may vary slightly.
To purchase Davy Jones' Locker, follow these three steps.
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!
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We offer a Cast Iron Guarantee on all our murder mystery games. If you're not completely satisfied with Davy Jones' Locker then please let us know within 30 days and we will refund you.