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Here's what people have been saying about Spellbound:

 

"Thought you might like to know how Spellbound went. We played it this last Saturday and I think it went well over all. This is our family's third one of your games we have played in the past year! Bottom line, everyone had a fun night. Thanks for providing great games. Keep it up! "
Cindy Haacke, Utah, USA

 

"Spellbound was a great game, and everyone enjoyed it (including 6 novices!). I thought the structure, with the regular exam tasks, worked very well. The library was fun too, and enabled me to give a bit of extra help to some people, without being too obvious."
A Customer


If you would like to tell us how your party went, please click here to send us your story.

Spellbound – a modern-day murder mystery party game with a magical setting for 13 to 17 guests 12

Spellbound – a murder mystery game from Freeform Games

Costs £20.00 or US$29.99
Written by Lisa Perez

Spellbound is a dinner party murder mystery game for 13 to 17 guests and one or two hosts – download the free introductory pdf file.

Join us in an enchanted evening of magic, mayhem, and mystery! 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 Spellbound? It's up to you.

Spellbound

Welcome to the Tremaine School of Magic, which is located within an ancient British castle. The castle is built at the top of a cliff and is miles from the nearest town or city. Students and Professors live in the castle during the school year, but today is the last day of school before summer break.

Last night, someone painted a red X on the Headmaster's door. This morning Professor Bennet, the Headmaster, woke up unable to remember anything. Not even his own name! Parents are convinced that the school is under some sort of magical attack, and the professors have announced that if the culprit is not caught, the school will close and will not reopen next year. Professor Riley Karlsen, the most senior teacher, is overseeing investigations. No-one may leave the school grounds before the end of the school day. Anyone caught doing so will be presumed guilty and detained for questioning.

Even with all of that going on, today is still the dreaded day of finals. Each professor will give an exam and grade the students' performance, and a full scholarship will be awarded to the student with the highest grades.

Let's hope the students' memories are working better than the unfortunate Professor Bennet's!

Our customers enjoying our Spellbound murder mystery game

See stories and pictures
from Spellbound
 Read the
Sorcerer's Scoop

Spellbound 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.

The free introductory pdf file contains an introduction to the game, a cast list of all the characters, and a copy of the Sorcerer's Scoop – plus details of how to buy the game.

Our customers enjoying our Spellbound murder mystery game

These are the characters in Spellbound:

Number of
guests
Male
characters
Female
characters
Genderless
characters
13 4 5 4
14 4 5 5
15 4 5 6
16 4 5 7
17 4 5 8

How Freeform Games Murder Mysteries Work

Spellbound is unlike many murder mystery games. Although the game starts with the attack on Professor Bennet, most of the characters have more important things to do than to investigate it. And the attacks may not be over – no-one is safe!

Spellbound 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, Spellbound lets you decide how to achieve your goals and thwart your enemies.

On the evening of the game the guests are met by the organizer, the Librarian, and welcomed to the Tremaine School of Magic. 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 attack 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 Spellbound and our other murder mystery games.

Extra characters

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 always 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.

Purchasing Spellbound

Spellbound costs £20.00 (GB pounds) or US $29.99. You can buy it in either currency, from anywhere in the world, as you prefer. The price will be converted back into your own currency for you, at today's exchange rate.

IMPORTANT: please be aware that you are buying a game to download from our website, not a boxed game that we will send you in the mail.

Item In US dollars In UK pounds
Spellbound $29.99:
£20.00:
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