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Stories and photos from our customers

Davy Jones’ Locker photos

Lorraine Shaw recently ran our Davy Jones’ Locker murder mystery game.

She writes: “Thank you Mo and Steve for another rip-roaring success! The teenagers loved Davy Jones’ Locker – everyone really got into their roles. We are so grateful for these games as the teens can have fun without consuming alcohol/drugs! All booze bottles were filled with iced-tea!”

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Vanished in Vegas party photos

Melissa Midcap hosted Vanished in Vegas back in August.

She writes: “My husband (assistant host) ran a blackjack table while he wasn’t doing anything. He suggests having some extra cash incorporated into the game to do something like this and let the players actually win something. To settle duels, we had players roll some big fuzzy dice.”

Vanished in Vegas is also available in French as Nuit Blanche à Las Vegas.

The Food is to Die For photos

Melissa Midcap sent us some photos of her The Food is to Die For party.

People in costume ready to play The Food is to Die For murder mystery party

She writes: “For The Food is to Die For, we held it in the back room of a restaurant whose owner we know. It really added something to the setting to be in an actual restaurant! For deciding duels (of which there was surprisingly only one!), we had players draw bottle corks that were numbered on the bottom. Higher number won.”

The Food is to Die For is available in French as Panique au Restaurant.

Hollywood Lies in Amsterdam

Steven Kok recently hosted Hollywood Lies in Amsterdam.

A group of people playing Hollywood Lies

Here’s what he had to say:

“Blood was SPILLED! We finally hosted our first murder mystery party yesterday! Thanks to all of these way too cool people, it was the best. Time. Ever.

“People formed alliances, made promises, broke promises, got hypnotized and made movies — all the while trying to figure out who among them committed a heinous murder.

“I cannot tell you how much I enjoyed running Hollywood Lies. As a first-time murder mystery host, I wasn’t sure what to expect. But it’s been one of the most fun experiences I’ve ever had with my friends. It was so cool seeing them all get into their characters — even the ones that were a little nervous — and losing themselves in the game. It was hilarious, exciting and super creative.

“If you have a group of friends that is even remotely interested in tv, movies, or role-playing games, I wholeheartedly recommend playing this game. It created a memory I’ll never forget. Now, to figure out which one I’ll host next!”

Hollywood Lies is available in German as Hollywoods Lügen.

Spellbound photos

Earlier we mentioned Melissa Midcap using A Dead Man’s Chest for a Spanish exam. In 2022, she used Spellbound:

Students dressed up to play Spellbound

“This year (2022) we were allowed to have the full dinner/game for the final exam for my upper-level Spanish classes. So, Spanish 3 and 4 had an absolute blast with Spellbound (‘Hechizados’).

“The casting worked out perfectly! The professors were my Costa Rican international college student, a Spanish teacher friend who was a former student, and another former student. The two officers were students who graduated a couple of years ago and missed their mystery dinner because of covid – they were thrilled to come back from college and play! All of the student characters were played by my students and it was their final exam. Spellbound is so much fun!

“Here’s how we handled fights for this game: My husband created a hierarchy of three spells. We had two velvet bags, each with slips of cardstock having the spell names on them. Each drew, and the higher spell won (like rock-paper-scissors but with spell names).

“The students did well on the conversation part of their exam. When we get back to school (and after they have had time to yell at each other for deceptions and offenses committed during the game), they write me an essay (in Spanish) about the evening from the perspective of their character. That’s always an interesting read!

“Thanks again for some great games!” Melissa Midcap, USA

Spellbound is also available in German as Dunkle Mächte in der Magierschule.

Casino Fatale in Singapore

Bev Postma hosted Casino Fatale in Singapore for New Year’s Eve.

She writes: “Happy New Year to all at Freeform Games! We had a fantastic night on New Year’s Eve thanks to Casino Fatale. 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!”

Click here to learn more about Casino Fatale.