Here's a selection of people's stories and pictures from Lei'd to Rest – if you've enjoyed one of our games, you can click here and tell us your own story.
"For my 15th birthday party we ran Lei'd to Rest and before the event everyone was very excited.
Everyone turned up looking great as everyone dressed up and the house was decorated to look like a real Hawaiian beach resort.
All my friends had a blast! It was so much fun and by the end of the night everyone was getting right into it and scrambling around to find last bits of information to try and solve not just the murder but the countless other mysteries as well.
The plots were very well thought out and everyone since has been talking about the party and can't wait for the next one.
This was the first murder mystery I've had and already people are asking when the next one will be.
It was great fun and I would highly recommend Lei'd to Rest to anyone as it was so much fun and funny to see everyone getting involved in solving the case and the story was excellent.
Thanks for such great work and we will definitely be running another one sooner rather that later as it was so much fun. Thanks for a great time!!!"
Terence Smith, Australia
"Played Lei'd to Rest last weekend with six friends
and myself as the host. We all had a blast. There were a few attempted murders
(one successful) during the game and that really added to the excitement.
It was the first mystery game for most of the guests. We can't wait to do another.
Hosting instructions were easy to follow and the format left enough open to interpretation
to keep people guessing."
Paul Weiss, United States
"Wanted you to know we hosted Lei'd to Rest for 8 high school students (11th and 12th graders). They had a blast! This is our third game (after Final Curtain, Reading of the Will) and it was the best yet. The kids especially enjoyed the ability cards. And having a corpse for them to discover really got them into the spirit of the game. We used oatmeal for the victim's vomit -- it was so lifelike, our son almost gagged. We highly recommend your games and look forward to our next game. Thanks for a great product!"
Rita Tallini, Georgia, United States
"I hosted Lei'd to Rest last weekend. It was first time for me or any of my guests to do the murder mystery game and everybody LOVED IT!
Even people, I thought, might be too shy to enjoy it fully, surprised me by being totally committed to their characters (after I served a couple of Blue Hawaiians).
The hardest part for me was to make people come, coz nobody was really sure what to expect and they were suspicious if the game was too complicated or had too much stuff to remember.
But it's neither! That's the beauty of it – you don't really need any experience or preparation to play.
I got the decorations and made everybody wear tropical shirts. I also send all of my guests the first page of the description of their character (I suggest everybody to do it, especially for the "virgins",
because it takes at least half an hour to read the character and get all the details of ability and items cards and you don't want your guests to get too confused before the game even begins).
At the end I couldn't make people stop.
At the end we sat down and everybody pointed at the killer and told their goals for the game and if they reached them or not, so all secrets and all plots became obvious.
Nobody guessed the murderer right though… But it still was so super fun! Thank you, Mo and Steve, for those games!!!"
Yana Khomchanka, United States
"We'd previously played Bludgeoned on Broadway, so I knew Lei'd to Rest would be a superior game.
I love the completeness of the materials, well developed characters and back stories, and as host, ease in running."
Sara Duprey, United States
"I wanted to let you guys know that we purchased Lei'd to Rest for my sister's sweet 16 birthday bash! We played last night and I could not wait to get up today and let you know that it was a wonderful game! Everyone had a fantastic time playing, and the storyline was quite... intriguing! Kudos to the writers of the game, and I cannot wait to purchase another one! We are already trying to plan a time to play again!!!"
Heather Smith, United States
"I just wanted you to know that we played Lei'd to Rest this last weekend and we had so much fun!
I've thrown other murder mystery parties from kits and boxes and I think this was the funnest yet. No script, which left it open for interpretation.
That makes it seem like the game is confusing, but once the rules were explained, people got it and had a blast!
Everyone got way into it and someone even tried to murder the murderer!
Next time I throw a murder mystery party, I'm definitely getting it here! Thank you so much for such a fun product!!"
Megan McGrath, United States
"Just downloaded Lei'd to Rest – first time I have downloaded one of your games. We intend to play the game in May – but I just wanted to say how good the game looks – and so easy to download."
Dave Measey, Leicester, United Kingdom
"Everyone had a great time doing Lei'd to Rest. I attended another murder mystery game by [a different company] 2 months later and I noticed the game, plot were not nearly as interesting as this one so stick with Freeform Games. The customer service with this company is excellent and they are true to their word. And very few other companies offer a money back guarantee so there is no risk."
Kendra Pearsall, United States
"Lei'd to Rest was a really great time. I love the flexibility for the game to go in so many directions.
I think after each game, guests have started to realize the freedom and come up with stuff they can do that isn't necessarily on their sheet or in their items. "
Stephanie Wagner, United States
"The Lei'd to Rest party was a tremendous success. It was the first "downloaded" murder mystery we've done.
It was very cool that guests could think "out of the box" enough to actually use the items they had in their possession rather than just thinking of them as clues.
Everyone involved got into their roles very well and thoroughly enjoyed it. We can't wait to play again!"
Paul Weiss, United States
"Last night we played Lei'd to Rest. It was a hit! We had people who have played before and some newcomers to the game. Everyone got dressed up and had a great time. The guests were impressed by how well written the roles were, while still allowing them to make them their own.
We took a break at the midpoint for a hula contest. The men were hysterical.
I highly recommend it! We also loved Bludgeoned on Broadway and Snow Business. "
Kelly , United States
"We used Lei'd to Rest for our first event of the South Denver Freeform Role-Playing Group, a group under meetup.com. It went off fantastically and has really set the stage for our future meetup events. We plan to use one of your games again very soon."
D Bo, United States
Lei'd to Rest – The Bus Driver – Terence Smith
Lei'd to Rest – Max is injured… – Yana Khomchanka
Lei'd to Rest – Max Hartnett, Sarafina Chavez, Anson Hardasty and Mel Squant – Terence Smith
Lei'd to Rest – native of Hawaii, Bus Driver – Yana Khomchanka
Lei'd to Rest – Group Photo – Terence Smith
Lei'd to Rest – Kelly Wittman
Lei'd to Rest – Mel Squant (look out for the grandkids' pictures!) – Yana Khomchanka
Lei'd to Rest – Sarafina looking beautiful – Yana Khomchanka
Lei'd to Rest – Anson and his mistress – Terence Smith
Lei'd to Rest – Mojo Mo seriously concerned about the murder – Yana Khomchanka
Lei'd to Rest – Annatto and Jack Slack – Terence Smith
Lei'd to Rest – Kelly Wittman
Lei'd to Rest – Mel Squant....DEAD – Terence Smith
Lei'd to Rest – Dr Penny ready to save everybody – Yana Khomchanka
Lei'd to Rest – Mel Squant – Terence Smith
Lei'd to Rest – Newlywed Elsie and Ned – Yana Khomchanka
Lei'd to Rest – Elsie and Penny finding out stuff – Terence Smith
Lei'd to Rest Expanded &ndash group photo – Chris Rudram, Enigmatic Events
Lei'd to Rest – Max looking cool – Terence Smith
Lei'd to Rest – Annatto praying for pizza and beer – Yana Khomchanka
Lei'd to Rest – Anson, Max and Mel Causing Trouble – Terence Smith
Lei'd to Rest – group photo – D Bo
Lei'd to Rest Expanded – group photo – Chris Rudram
Lei'd to Rest – Annatto – Terence Smith
Lei'd to Rest – Jack Slack: he knew too much… – Yana Khomchanka
Lei'd to Rest – group photo – Paul Weiss
Lei'd to Rest – Anna, just listening… – Yana Khomchanka
Lei'd to Rest – Max Hartnett and Anson Hardasty trying to bring Joe back to life – Yana Khomchanka
Lei'd to Rest – Kelly Wittman
Lei'd to Rest – Keoni, Anna Nayuki, Mojo Mo and Dr. Penny Kingsbury – Terence Smith
Lei'd to Rest Expanded &ndash Earl Peace, relaxing – Chris Rudram, Enigmatic Events
Lei'd to Rest – Jack Slack and Ned Brighton sharing information – Terence Smith
Lei'd to Rest – Ned and Elsie Brighton – Terence Smith
If you would like to tell us how your party went, please click here to send us your story. We'll then give you an email address to send pictures to, if you'd like yours to appear here.