A Purrfect Murder is a murder mystery game for 9 to 12 guests and one host. It is set at the Purrfect Paws Pageant, a cat-fancy show in the modern day. Characters include contestants and judges. Download the free introductory pdf file.
A Purrfect Murder is a thrilling evening of cats, judging and murder. Your guests will be in the middle of the action, and it will be up to them to wheel and deal to get what they want. Will they achieve their goals, keep their secrets hidden, win the Purrfect Paws Pageant, and solve the murder?
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from A Purrfect Murder
Purrfect Paws Gazette
It is the final of the Purrfect Paws Pageant, a cat-fancy competition boasting a $1,000,000 prize! The feline contestants, their owners and the judges arrived at the Catford Hotel and Exhibition Center yesterday evening.
Unfortunately, Lady Catherine “Kitty” Percival, the extremely wealthy owner of competition frontrunner Baba Ganoush III, was found dead in her hotel room earlier this morning. The judges and contestants have been detained in the exhibition center pending a police investigation. The hotel is cordoned off by the police, preventing the public from attending.
However, the show must go on! The contestants and judges are gathered in the exhibition hall to mingle, crown the pinnacle of feline grace and beauty and, perhaps, find the killer of Lady Percival.
High-stakes cat fancy is a dangerous world rife with bribery, theft, blackmail, and all kinds of dodgy dealings – even murder! Who killed Lady Percival – and why? Find out in A Purrfect Murder.
A Purrfect Murder 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 and a cast list of all the characters.
“We all had a great time, and everyone instantly asked to play another game. I’m already scanning the themes to pick the next one :)”
No combat, no poison.
Characters are ungendered.
Cast of characters
- Sam Furroughs: Volunteer at the “Cuddly Paws” cat shelter, presenting Gooseberry.
- Tibby Garfield: Lady Percival’s butler, presenting Baba Ganoush III in her stead.
- Paris Koshkin: Famous influencer, presenting the celebrity cat Likeand-Subscribe.
- Nicky Pawitt: Cat trainer and creator of the revolutionary Pawitt Training Program, presenting Arsène Felin.
- Alex Pounce: Newcomer to the cat fancy world, presenting the unexpected new entrant, Duke Ginger.
- Prof. Hilary Schrödinger: Renowned feline geneticist, here to present Supermeow, the first of an experimental new breed.
- Sydney Catcliffe: Owner of Feline Industries, a cat food manufacturer.
- Maxime Claude: Renowned cat portrait artist.
- Detective Logan Dogson: The police officer investigating Lady Percival’s murder.
- Jordan Felini: Purrfect Paws Pageant host and Lady Percival’s lawyer.
- Dr. Toni Katze: Cat psychotherapist.
- Frankie Mewsome: Owner of the “Cuddly Paws” cat shelter.
A Purrfect Murder is for 9 to 12 guests. All the roles are ungendered and can be played by anyone.
You also need a host – someone to organize the party and ensure everything runs smoothly.
How Freeform Games murder mystery games work
A Purrfect Murder is unlike other murder mystery games. Although the game starts with a murder, each character has several goals they must try to accomplish. While they may want to solve the murder, A Purrfect Murder contains plenty of other plots and secrets to keep everyone busy. A Purrfect Murder isn’t scripted, and lets the players decide how to achieve their goals and thwart their enemies.
On the evening of the game the guests are met by the organizer.
They then receive their detailed backgrounds – including dark secrets, objectives, and money. When everyone has arrived, Jordan Felini welcomes everyone to the Purrfect Paws Pageant. The fun then begins as everyone tries to achieve their goals and find out what is going on.
Finally, the evening is over and everyone finds out how they did, and what secrets everyone else was concealing.
Recommended for ages 15+
We recommend A Purrfect Murder for those aged 15+, as it contains characters who may become romantically involved.
Sometimes you have too many guests and need more characters. So most games have free extra characters (written by us or previous hosts) included in the download when you purchase the game.
- ‘Ginger’ Roberts – freelance reporter in search of the Big Story. (Any)
(by Freeform Games)
Please note that we haven’t always tested these – and they may not tie in exactly with our games.
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