Recommended ages for our murder mystery parties
Some of our games contain themes suitable for adults and older kids, so we have given them suggested age ratings, as described below.
These are only guidelines – you know your guests better than we ever will, and you should make your own judgement as to the suitability of our games (or otherwise).
None of our games contain explicit scenes or vulgarity. So, for example, while our games may refer to extramarital affairs any inappropriate behaviour takes place “off-screen”.
Suitable for ages 8+
The following party games are suitable for anyone over the age of 8. They’re not murder mysteries and are great for kids’ parties and those young at heart.
Suitable for ages 12+
These are suitable for anyone over the age of 12.
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Suitable for ages 15+
These games contain some sensitive themes and are suited to those aged 15+.
- A Heroic Death: (standard version) references to alcohol
- Bludgeoned on Broadway: references to infidelity, plotlines around burlesque theatre, some political issues
- Davy Jones' Locker: plot about elopement, reference to voodoo and gypsy magic
- Dazzled to Death: refers to a child born out of wedlock, although this is handled delicately
- Death in Venice: potential for romance and dating
- Death on the Gambia: potentially quite violent (simulated, not real violence!) and calls for a good deal of duplicity
- Lei'd to Rest: one character is the mistress of another
- Lord and Lady Westing's Will: references to flirtation and a playboy lifestyle
- Murder at Sea: minor references to infidelity, ad one character is the illegitimate child of two of the others
- Murder on the Dancefloor: teen romance, gang fights, and a teen pregnancy
- The Food is to Die For: reference to a romantic affair between unmarried people
- The Karma Club: references to rock-and-roll lifestyle, infidelity and a child born out of wedlock
- The Night before Christmas: refers to a child born out of wedlock, although this is handled delicately
- The Spy Who Killed Me: two of the characters are rival suitors for the hand of another
- Under the Big Top: several characters are romantically involved with, or interested in, each other
- Vanished in Vegas: gambling, embezzlement, romantic rivalry
- Way out West: (standard version) one character is an alcoholic and saloon madame
Games written for adults (18+)
These murder mystery games contain more mature themes and are suited to those aged 18+.
- A Speakeasy Murder: drugs, alcohol, gambling, and affairs
- A Will to Murder: extra-marital affairs
- Casino Fatale: gambling and the playboy lifestyle
- Christmas Reunion with Death: references to drug use, extra-marital affairs, and homosexuality
- Court in the Act: extra-marital affairs, and an illegitimate child, in the characters' background
- Curse of the Pharaoh: the occult, an extra-marital affair, and an illegitimate child in the characters' background
- Death on the Rocks: adult references and the option of homosexuality
- Happy Birthday R.J.: references to infidelity and homosexuality
- Reunion with Death: references to drug use, extra-marital affairs, and homosexuality
- Snow Business: references to infidelity, and a potential cousin relationship
- The Reality is Murder: extra-marital affairs, a sex-tape plot, and teen pregnancy