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
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 down.
Welcome to a Freeform Games murder mystery!
Freeform Games will definitely be my first stop when I decide to host my next murder mystery game :) keep doing great work! Vlad Dogaru, Romania
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 as possible.
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.
Here's what you get when you buy one of our murder mystery games:
"As I've always said you guys are great!!!! You think of everything! You've found a loyal customer in me!!" Doris Arnett-Gary, USA
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.)
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.
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.
Thanks for having the best murder mystery games ever. I just purchased two more and intend to keep buying until we've played them all! Jennifer Franklin, USA
We are two veteran game designers, who started this bsuiness back in 2001 because we wanted to add something fun and exciting in the way of murder mystery party games! Click here to learn more about us.
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 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.