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"Who Shot the Sheriff went really well, when I used it for a large childrens party – they were around 11 years old, so needed perhaps a bit more encouragement. I sorted this by writing bit-part characters for the parents / adult friends who were staying whose sole aim was to help their named characters.
It suited our needs, my daughter liked the theme and it seemed different. The kids really got into their parts (as did the parents!) and it flowed well."
Emily Barrell, United Kingdom


"All in all I'd say Who Shot the Sheriff was a GREAT game! It was the most well thought out game that I have hosted so far. PERFECT for hosts that have experience because of the intricate plots!"
Rob Newbold, Ohio, United States


"I had the delightful opportunity to play Who Shot the Sheriff this past weekend. I had heard about Freeform Murder Mystery Games, but couldn't imagine how it would work with so many people playing parts… and having to get into those parts quickly enough to make the plot work out correctly. As the night progressed I discovered that the game was so well thought out and each character's information was so complete as to their background, their goals, what they knew about others, their abilities, secrets, and information unique to them, that it worked even while allowing players to have freedom in how they played their characters. What made it even more fun were the many subplots rippling through the room even as the main plot unfolded. I highly recommend this game as an entertaining way to:
1. encourage conversation, even for the shy;
2. foster critical thinking, and making it fun;
3. take a costume party to a whole new level.
Who Shot the Sheriff gets two thumbs up!"
Becky, United States


"I'd been hearing about Freeform Games for a long time, so when I heard that my friends would be hosting Who Shot the Sheriff I knew I had to be there. Never mind that I currently live about 800 miles away, I needed a vacation anyhow. My epic trek across America landed me in the Old West, complete with horseshoes, wanted posters and plenty of ten-gallon hats (well, maybe only two-gallon). A murderer was on the loose, along with plenty of bank robbers, con men, indians, proper (and improper) ladies, lawmen and layabouts. Leather boots on my feet and a fetching bonnet on my head, I tried my hand at a little thievery, jail-breaking and even occasionally assisted the forces of law and order. In the end, a grand time was had by all, though that murderer did prove remarkably difficult to corner!"
Cassie Giordano, United States


"Who Shot the Sheriff is great for younger players, highly recommended. "
Chris Spetter, United States


"Who Shot the Sheriff was great! You guys are so creative to have come up with all of the intricate plots. People were AMAZED how everything intertwined at the end. We're going to get another one in about 6 months!"
Erin Knowles, United States


"Who Shot the Sheriff was my second time at one of these types of games, and boy was it fun. Who could you trust? No one! Who did you have to trust at some time during the game? Everyone! Why is this woman watching me all the time? Why is that man avoiding me? The costumes and decorations were great, especially since I love Western themes anyway. Once you learn to let go of who you are and become the person in the game, it really gets fun. The hardest thing for me to get over was absence of rules for what you could or couldn't do in the game. Once over that, the fun really begins as you turn into your character. I can't wait for the next one!"
Tim Lange, United States


"I must say, I found Who Shot the Sheriff to be a very enjoyable night. The way the plot was written was cleverly twisted, and led many players (including myself) to believe they had found the killer before realizing they had been following a dead end all along. I was particularly entertained by the classic Wild West feel: there was every type of character from cowboys to indians, and from bartenders to bankers. There was also a good mix of classic good guy characters, sneaky bad guys, and of course, the renegade characters who really don't pick a side and just care about themselves! It was such a great night, and I would definitely participate in another game if I was invited. In fact, I might even just host one myself! "
Jeff Lange, United States


"Who Shot the Sheriff was the second murder mystery game we have had this year (after Lei'd to Rest) and I must say it was awesome and just as much if not funner than the first. Everyone had great fun getting into character and the final plot twists at the end had everyone shocked. It was great fun and thanks again for writing such great murder mysteries with interesting characters and storylines."
Terence Smith, Australia


"Playing Who Shot the Sheriff was easily one of my favorite of many murder mystery games I've taken part in. The game was so alive with dynamic characters that all came together under an awesome plot. Each character was so vividly portrayed and revealed as the story unfolded that I felt like I was really part of the story. The atmosphere of the evening, dressing the part, and getting into character were what made Who Shot the Sheriff one of the best games for fellowship with friends and family. We talked for days after about our experience, and even after months have passed, we still talk about how much fun it was!"
Kyle Clopton, United States


"We ran your Who Shot the Sheriff game this weekend, and it was a blast! None of the 13 people that attended had done a murder mystery party before, including myself or my wife as the hosts, but the provided instructions were excellent and everything worked out great. The story was interesting and had plenty of twists and turns, and every single character had something interesting to do, even if they weren't directly involved with the murder. We are already thinking about running another, and we can't wait to try the sequel, Way Out West!"
Anthony Gillet, United States


"For our 4th game from your company, we decided to change it up a little and did Steampunked costumes with Who Shot the Sheriff. Using a mix of newbie players and few that have played all 4 games, we once again had a truly memorable event. Facebook has been blowing up about it and some of the players kids have posted how cool their parents are because they do fun stuff like this."
D Bo, United States


Who Shot the Sheriff – The Infamous Dr Riley Bones 
							– Terence Smith
Who Shot the Sheriff – The Infamous Dr Riley Bones – Terence Smith


Who Shot the Sheriff – Ruby-Mae Marshall and Jessie Calhoun watch the rest of their motley crowd enter the Gold Nugget Saloon
 
							– Tara Laben
Who Shot the Sheriff – Ruby-Mae Marshall and Jessie Calhoun watch the rest of their motley crowd enter the Gold Nugget Saloon – Tara Laben


Who Shot the Sheriff – Ruby-Mae Marshall, meet the Bartender 
							– Tara Laben
Who Shot the Sheriff – Ruby-Mae Marshall, meet the Bartender – Tara Laben


Who Shot the Sheriff – the decor of the Saloon as the first guests arrive 
							– Tara Laben
Who Shot the Sheriff – the decor of the Saloon as the first guests arrive – Tara Laben


Who Shot the Sheriff – The Gold Nugget Saloon Sign 
							– Terence Smith
Who Shot the Sheriff – The Gold Nugget Saloon Sign – Terence Smith


Who Shot the Sheriff – The drunken Good-For-Nothin'-Ned 
							– Terence Smith
Who Shot the Sheriff – The drunken Good-For-Nothin'-Ned – Terence Smith


Who Shot the Sheriff – Dr. Merriwhether tries to befriend Jessie Calhoun 
							– Tara Laben
Who Shot the Sheriff – Dr. Merriwhether tries to befriend Jessie Calhoun – Tara Laben


Who Shot the Sheriff 
							– Doris Arnett-Gary
Who Shot the Sheriff – Doris Arnett-Gary


Who Shot the Sheriff 
							– Doris Arnett-Gary
Who Shot the Sheriff – Doris Arnett-Gary


Who Shot the Sheriff 
							– Jennifer Vals
Who Shot the Sheriff – Jennifer Vals


Who Shot the Sheriff – arrest in progress! 
							– Rob Newbold
Who Shot the Sheriff – arrest in progress! – Rob Newbold


Who Shot the Sheriff – look out, Buzzard Creek, here come
Who Shot the Sheriff – look out, Buzzard Creek, here come "Big Gun" Preston! – Tara Laben


Who Shot the Sheriff – Piper Lee tries to persuade Laughing Owl to help him 
							– Tara Laben
Who Shot the Sheriff – Piper Lee tries to persuade Laughing Owl to help him – Tara Laben


Who Shot the Sheriff – Good-for-Nothin' Ned wants to speak with Ruby-Mae 
							– Tara Laben
Who Shot the Sheriff – Good-for-Nothin' Ned wants to speak with Ruby-Mae – Tara Laben


Who Shot the Sheriff 
							– Doris Arnett-Gary
Who Shot the Sheriff – Doris Arnett-Gary


Who Shot the Sheriff – Group Photo 
							– Terence Smith
Who Shot the Sheriff – Group Photo – Terence Smith


Who Shot the Sheriff – The Bartender referees a duel to the death between Good-for-Nothin' Ned and Fitzhugh Smith! 
							– Tara Laben
Who Shot the Sheriff – The Bartender referees a duel to the death between Good-for-Nothin' Ned and Fitzhugh Smith! – Tara Laben


Who Shot the Sheriff – Fitzhugh Smith 
							– Terence Smith
Who Shot the Sheriff – Fitzhugh Smith – Terence Smith


Who Shot the Sheriff – the girls get their costumes ready in the Saloon's bathroom: the Bartender, Blaise Sadler, and Runs Like a Deer 
							– Tara Laben
Who Shot the Sheriff – the girls get their costumes ready in the Saloon's bathroom: the Bartender, Blaise Sadler, and Runs Like a Deer – Tara Laben


Who Shot the Sheriff 
							– Doris Arnett-Gary
Who Shot the Sheriff – Doris Arnett-Gary


Who Shot the Sheriff – Christy Martin and business rivals 'Ginger' Roberts and Sam Banks 
							– Terence Smith
Who Shot the Sheriff – Christy Martin and business rivals 'Ginger' Roberts and Sam Banks – Terence Smith


Who Shot the Sheriff – Willard 'Two Gun' Preston and his gal' Ruby-Mae Marshall 
							– Terence Smith
Who Shot the Sheriff – Willard 'Two Gun' Preston and his gal' Ruby-Mae Marshall – Terence Smith


Who Shot the Sheriff 
							– Doris Arnett-Gary
Who Shot the Sheriff – Doris Arnett-Gary


Who Shot the Sheriff – The new sheriff in town, Beau Baxter and town beauty Blaise Sadler 
							– Terence Smith
Who Shot the Sheriff – The new sheriff in town, Beau Baxter and town beauty Blaise Sadler – Terence Smith


Who Shot the Sheriff 
							– Doris Arnett-Gary
Who Shot the Sheriff – Doris Arnett-Gary


Who Shot the Sheriff 
							– Jennifer Vals
Who Shot the Sheriff – Jennifer Vals


Who Shot the Sheriff – Elijah Enthwhistle the fiery preacher 
							– Terence Smith
Who Shot the Sheriff – Elijah Enthwhistle the fiery preacher – Terence Smith


Who Shot the Sheriff – Elijah Entwhistle converting the heathen 
							– Rob Newbold
Who Shot the Sheriff – Elijah Entwhistle converting the heathen – Rob Newbold


Who Shot the Sheriff – Blaise Sadler and Runs Like a Deer 
							– Tara Laben
Who Shot the Sheriff – Blaise Sadler and Runs Like a Deer – Tara Laben


Who Shot the Sheriff – Piper Lee the poor prospector 
							– Terence Smith
Who Shot the Sheriff – Piper Lee the poor prospector – Terence Smith


Who Shot the Sheriff – group shot smiling 
							– Erin Knowles
Who Shot the Sheriff – group shot smiling – Erin Knowles


Who Shot the Sheriff 
							– Doris Arnett-Gary
Who Shot the Sheriff – Doris Arnett-Gary


Who Shot the Sheriff 
							– Doris Arnett-Gary
Who Shot the Sheriff – Doris Arnett-Gary


Who Shot the Sheriff 
							– Jennifer Vals
Who Shot the Sheriff – Jennifer Vals


Who Shot the Sheriff – more negotiating and fact-finding as the game progresses 
							– Tara Laben
Who Shot the Sheriff – more negotiating and fact-finding as the game progresses – Tara Laben


Who Shot the Sheriff – group shot 
							– Rob Newbold
Who Shot the Sheriff – group shot – Rob Newbold


Who Shot the Sheriff – some of the preliminary action, with the Bartender in the foreground 
							– Tara Laben
Who Shot the Sheriff – some of the preliminary action, with the Bartender in the foreground – Tara Laben


Who Shot the Sheriff 
							– Doris Arnett-Gary
Who Shot the Sheriff – Doris Arnett-Gary


Who Shot the Sheriff 
							– Doris Arnett-Gary
Who Shot the Sheriff – Doris Arnett-Gary


Who Shot the Sheriff 
							– Doris Arnett-Gary
Who Shot the Sheriff – Doris Arnett-Gary


Who Shot the Sheriff – Fitzhugh Smith and Blaise Sadler exchange pleasantries as the game gets started 
							– Tara Laben
Who Shot the Sheriff – Fitzhugh Smith and Blaise Sadler exchange pleasantries as the game gets started – Tara Laben


Who Shot the Sheriff 
							– D Bo
Who Shot the Sheriff – D Bo


Who Shot the Sheriff – Runs Like a Deer 
							– Terence Smith
Who Shot the Sheriff – Runs Like a Deer – Terence Smith


Who Shot the Sheriff – Piper Lee conversing with Christy Martin 
							– Terence Smith
Who Shot the Sheriff – Piper Lee conversing with Christy Martin – Terence Smith


Who Shot the Sheriff 
							– Doris Arnett-Gary
Who Shot the Sheriff – Doris Arnett-Gary


Who Shot the Sheriff 
							– Doris Arnett-Gary
Who Shot the Sheriff – Doris Arnett-Gary


Who Shot the Sheriff 
							– D Bo
Who Shot the Sheriff – D Bo


Who Shot the Sheriff – the cast 
							– Tara Laben
Who Shot the Sheriff – the cast – Tara Laben


Who Shot the Sheriff – Elijah uses his priestly skills to conduct a marriage ceremony for Ruby-Mae and Two-Gun, complete with a Maid of Honor and a Best Man 
							– Tara Laben
Who Shot the Sheriff – Elijah uses his priestly skills to conduct a marriage ceremony for Ruby-Mae and Two-Gun, complete with a Maid of Honor and a Best Man – Tara Laben


Who Shot the Sheriff – Laughing Owl, Ruby-Mae, Sam Banks, and Two-Gun hold a last-minute strategy meeting just before a fight breaks out 
							– Tara Laben
Who Shot the Sheriff – Laughing Owl, Ruby-Mae, Sam Banks, and Two-Gun hold a last-minute strategy meeting just before a fight breaks out – Tara Laben


Who Shot the Sheriff – Dr. Riley Bones enters through the Saloon doors, looking his charming self 
							– Tara Laben
Who Shot the Sheriff – Dr. Riley Bones enters through the Saloon doors, looking his charming self – Tara Laben


Who Shot the Sheriff – group shot Old-West-style 
							– Erin Knowles
Who Shot the Sheriff – group shot Old-West-style – Erin Knowles


Who Shot the Sheriff – The lovely Blaise Sadler 
							– Terence Smith
Who Shot the Sheriff – The lovely Blaise Sadler – Terence Smith


Who Shot the Sheriff – Blaise Sadler negotiates with Christy Martin 
							– Tara Laben
Who Shot the Sheriff – Blaise Sadler negotiates with Christy Martin – Tara Laben


Who Shot the Sheriff 
							– Doris Arnett-Gary
Who Shot the Sheriff – Doris Arnett-Gary


Who Shot the Sheriff 
							– Doris Arnett-Gary
Who Shot the Sheriff – Doris Arnett-Gary


Who Shot the Sheriff – Sam Banks shows the Deputy some important information 
							– Tara Laben
Who Shot the Sheriff – Sam Banks shows the Deputy some important information – Tara Laben


Who Shot the Sheriff – the entire group putting on their
Who Shot the Sheriff – the entire group putting on their "old-fashioned photo" faces – Tara Laben


Who Shot the Sheriff – Ruby-Mae is unimpressed 
							– Rob Newbold
Who Shot the Sheriff – Ruby-Mae is unimpressed – Rob Newbold


Who Shot the Sheriff – Willard 'Two Gun' Preston and Fitzhugh Smith 
							– Terence Smith
Who Shot the Sheriff – Willard 'Two Gun' Preston and Fitzhugh Smith – Terence Smith


Who Shot the Sheriff – Willard questions Dr Riley Bones 
							– Terence Smith
Who Shot the Sheriff – Willard questions Dr Riley Bones – Terence Smith


Who Shot the Sheriff – Ruby-Mae admires the Saloon decor 
							– Tara Laben
Who Shot the Sheriff – Ruby-Mae admires the Saloon decor – Tara Laben


Who Shot the Sheriff – Dr Shiloh Merriwether and the Indians – Laughing Owl and Runs Like a Deer 
							– Terence Smith
Who Shot the Sheriff – Dr Shiloh Merriwether and the Indians – Laughing Owl and Runs Like a Deer – Terence Smith


Who Shot the Sheriff – Runs Like a Deer and Dr. Bones deep in conversation 
							– Tara Laben
Who Shot the Sheriff – Runs Like a Deer and Dr. Bones deep in conversation – Tara Laben


Who Shot the Sheriff – Christy Martin and Dr Shiloh Merriwether 
							– Terence Smith
Who Shot the Sheriff – Christy Martin and Dr Shiloh Merriwether – Terence Smith


Who Shot the Sheriff – Jessie Calhoun 
							– Terence Smith
Who Shot the Sheriff – Jessie Calhoun – Terence Smith


Who Shot the Sheriff – even after the conclusion of the game, the accusations are still flying! 
							– Tara Laben
Who Shot the Sheriff – even after the conclusion of the game, the accusations are still flying! – Tara Laben


Who Shot the Sheriff – group action shot! 
							– Rob Newbold
Who Shot the Sheriff – group action shot! – Rob Newbold


Who Shot the Sheriff – Willard and Ruby-Mae conversing with Good-For-Nothin' Ned 
							– Tara Laben
Who Shot the Sheriff – Willard and Ruby-Mae conversing with Good-For-Nothin' Ned – Tara Laben


Who Shot the Sheriff 
							– Doris Arnett-Gary
Who Shot the Sheriff – Doris Arnett-Gary


Who Shot the Sheriff 
							– Doris Arnett-Gary
Who Shot the Sheriff – Doris Arnett-Gary


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