A Purrfect Murder

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A Purrfect Murder is a modern-day murder mystery game for 9 to 12 guests and one host. Set at the Purrfect Paws Pageant, a cat-fancy show, characters include contestants and judges. Who will win the Purrfect Paws Pageant? Written by Karolina Soltys. Recommended for ages 15+.


A Purrfect Murder is a murder mystery game for 9 to 12 guests and one host. Set at the Purrfect Paws Pageant, a modern-day cat-fancy show, 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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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 are detained in the exhibition center pending a police investigation. Police have cordoned off the hotel, 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 :)”
Kate LeBeau

No combat, no poison.
No combat, no poison.
Characters are ungendered.Characters are ungendered.

The free introductory pdf file contains an introduction to the game and a cast list of all the characters.

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 Like-and-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. The roles are ungendered and anyone can play them.

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.

Extra characters

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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Cast Iron Guarantee

We offer a Cast Iron Guarantee on all our murder mystery games. If you’re not completely satisfied with A Purrfect Murder then please let us know within 30 days and we will refund you. See our full terms and conditions, and our refund policy.

Trouble downloading? If you have trouble downloading the game files, please first check your spam folder. If you still can’t find the download email, drop us a line at info@freeformgames.com with the name of the game and the email address you used to purchase it, and we’ll resend it.

1 review for A Purrfect Murder

  1. Anonymous (verified owner)

    We had a blast playing this! Really fun for everyone to chat and get in character. Towards the end it felt a little long, but overall, we had a blast

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How soon will I get my game? asked on 7 August 2022

You can download your game immediately after making your purchase. We will also send you an email message containing a download link and password so you can download your game later.

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Where's my password? asked on 5 August 2022

Please check your email (including your junk folder). If you're sure you haven't received it, then please get in touch. It helps us if you tell us when you purchased the game and what email address you used.

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How do freeform murder mystery games work? asked on 3 August 2022

Most of our games have an impartial host who organizes the party. Hosts don't solve the murder with everyone else – they have already read the game and instead watch the game unfolding.

Guests use their wits and negotiate, scheme, and plot with other guests to get what they want. Nobody needs to learn complicated backgrounds or memorize lines – character backgrounds are little more than a side or two of paper – which can be kept to hand for reference during the game.

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Have you got any games for beginners? asked on 1 August 2022

Yes! If this is your first time hosting a Freeform Games murder mystery, we suggest choosing one of our more straightforward games. Click here for our 'games for beginners' page.

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Do you have any games suitable for all-male or all-female groups? asked on 30 July 2022

Yes! We have several games where all the characters are ungendered and can be played by anyone. Click here to see our ungendered games.

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