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"The murderer totally got away with it…
We played Lei'd to Rest with 12 characters, including Ginger but leaving out Ned. Perhaps that led to some confusion or missing clues, but overall it seemed to work. There was less fighting than I expected (except for Jack, who got laid flat twice, and totally deserved it); perhaps we are just a peaceable group.
Ginger gave some really good feedback, writing: 'The characters were really interesting and different, which was great. It felt easy to get engaged because the characters were interesting to talk to. The plot itself was great and had MULTIPLE plot twists that we didn't see coming. I wished we could have played for longer! It really didn't get old.'
Thanks for a very memorable New Year's Eve!"
Chuck Cooley, United States


"I hosted Lei'd to Rest and all of my friends said they had a ton of fun! This was my first time hosting and playing Freeform Games, and it was a fantastic experience. I was a little concerned about my shyer friends, but everyone enjoyed their character. I also think Lei'd to Rest was a good introduction to my friends who haven't experienced any multi-hour puzzle-like games. Items are important in Lei'd to Rest, so as a host, I would stress and remind folks that you can loot items if you knock someone unconscious. A lot of my friends were also really focussed on decrypting Project Caulfield, so I had to add clarity in the middle of the game that it wasn't necessary that they decrypt the contents. My friends ended up not finding the murderer, and if I were to host this again, something I'd do next time is add a rule that you can only pickpocket someone you've walked by in the last minute because it became too difficult to find Project Caulfield with all of the uninformed pickpocketing. Thank you for the great writing and game!"
Wendy


"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 – group photo - D Bo


"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

Lei'd to Rest – Max is injured… - Yana Khomchanka


"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

Lei'd to Rest – group photo - Paul Weiss


"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

Lei'd to Rest – Mel Squant - Terence Smith

Lei'd to Rest 
											– Penny Murphy
Lei'd to Rest – Penny Murphy

Lei'd to Rest 
											– Penny Murphy
Lei'd to Rest – Penny Murphy

Lei'd to Rest 
											– Penny Murphy
Lei'd to Rest – Penny Murphy

Lei'd to Rest 
											– Penny Murphy
Lei'd to Rest – Penny Murphy

Lei'd to Rest 
											– Penny Murphy
Lei'd to Rest – Penny Murphy

Lei'd to Rest 
											– Penny Murphy
Lei'd to Rest – Penny Murphy

Lei'd to Rest 
											– Penny Murphy
Lei'd to Rest – Penny Murphy

Lei'd to Rest 
											– Penny Murphy
Lei'd to Rest – Penny Murphy

Lei'd to Rest 
											– Kelly Wittman
Lei'd to Rest – Kelly Wittman

Lei'd to Rest 
											– Kelly Wittman
Lei'd to Rest – Kelly Wittman

Lei'd to Rest 
											– Kelly Wittman
Lei'd to Rest – Kelly Wittman

Lei'd to Rest Expanded &ndash Earl Peace, relaxing 
											– Chris Rudram, Enigmatic Events
Lei'd to Rest Expanded &ndash Earl Peace, relaxing – Chris Rudram, Enigmatic Events

Lei'd to Rest Expanded &ndash group photo 
											– Chris Rudram, Enigmatic Events
Lei'd to Rest Expanded &ndash group photo – Chris Rudram, Enigmatic Events

Lei'd to Rest Expanded – group photo 
											– Chris Rudram
Lei'd to Rest Expanded – group photo – Chris Rudram

Lei'd to Rest – group photo 
											– D Bo
Lei'd to Rest – group photo – D Bo

Lei'd to Rest – group photo 
											– Paul Weiss
Lei'd to Rest – group photo – Paul Weiss

Lei'd to Rest – Anna, just listening… 
											– Yana Khomchanka
Lei'd to Rest – Anna, just listening… – Yana Khomchanka

Lei'd to Rest – Annatto praying for pizza and beer 
											– Yana Khomchanka
Lei'd to Rest – Annatto praying for pizza and beer – Yana Khomchanka

Lei'd to Rest – Dr Penny ready to save everybody 
											– Yana Khomchanka
Lei'd to Rest – Dr Penny ready to save everybody – Yana Khomchanka

Lei'd to Rest – Jack Slack: he knew too much… 
											– Yana Khomchanka
Lei'd to Rest – Jack Slack: he knew too much… – Yana Khomchanka

Lei'd to Rest – Max Hartnett and Anson Hardasty trying to bring Joe back to life 
											– Yana Khomchanka
Lei'd to Rest – Max Hartnett and Anson Hardasty trying to bring Joe back to life – Yana Khomchanka

Lei'd to Rest – Max is injured… 
											– Yana Khomchanka
Lei'd to Rest – Max is injured… – Yana Khomchanka

Lei'd to Rest – Mel Squant (look out for the grandkids' pictures!) 
											– Yana Khomchanka
Lei'd to Rest – Mel Squant (look out for the grandkids' pictures!) – Yana Khomchanka

Lei'd to Rest – Mojo Mo seriously concerned about the murder 
											– Yana Khomchanka
Lei'd to Rest – Mojo Mo seriously concerned about the murder – Yana Khomchanka

Lei'd to Rest – native of Hawaii, Bus Driver 
											– Yana Khomchanka
Lei'd to Rest – native of Hawaii, Bus Driver – Yana Khomchanka

Lei'd to Rest – Newlywed Elsie and Ned 
											– Yana Khomchanka
Lei'd to Rest – Newlywed Elsie and Ned – Yana Khomchanka

Lei'd to Rest – Sarafina looking beautiful 
											– Yana Khomchanka
Lei'd to Rest – Sarafina looking beautiful – Yana Khomchanka

Lei'd to Rest – Annatto 
											– Terence Smith
Lei'd to Rest – Annatto – Terence Smith

Lei'd to Rest – Annatto and Jack Slack 
											– Terence Smith
Lei'd to Rest – Annatto and Jack Slack – Terence Smith

Lei'd to Rest – Anson and his mistress 
											– Terence Smith
Lei'd to Rest – Anson and his mistress – Terence Smith

Lei'd to Rest – Anson, Max and Mel Causing Trouble 
											– Terence Smith
Lei'd to Rest – Anson, Max and Mel Causing Trouble – Terence Smith

Lei'd to Rest – Elsie and Penny finding out stuff 
											– Terence Smith
Lei'd to Rest – Elsie and Penny finding out stuff – Terence Smith

Lei'd to Rest – Group Photo 
											– Terence Smith
Lei'd to Rest – Group Photo – Terence Smith

Lei'd to Rest – Jack Slack and Ned Brighton sharing information 
											– Terence Smith
Lei'd to Rest – Jack Slack and Ned Brighton sharing information – Terence Smith

Lei'd to Rest – Keoni, Anna Nayuki, Mojo Mo and Dr. Penny Kingsbury 
											– Terence Smith
Lei'd to Rest – Keoni, Anna Nayuki, Mojo Mo and Dr. Penny Kingsbury – Terence Smith

Lei'd to Rest – Max Hartnett, Sarafina Chavez, Anson Hardasty and Mel Squant 
											– Terence Smith
Lei'd to Rest – Max Hartnett, Sarafina Chavez, Anson Hardasty and Mel Squant – Terence Smith

Lei'd to Rest – Max looking cool 
											– Terence Smith
Lei'd to Rest – Max looking cool – Terence Smith

Lei'd to Rest – Mel Squant 
											– Terence Smith
Lei'd to Rest – Mel Squant – Terence Smith

Lei'd to Rest – Mel Squant....DEAD 
											– Terence Smith
Lei'd to Rest – Mel Squant....DEAD – Terence Smith

Lei'd to Rest – Ned and Elsie Brighton 
											– Terence Smith
Lei'd to Rest – Ned and Elsie Brighton – Terence Smith

Lei'd to Rest – The Bus Driver 
											– Terence Smith
Lei'd to Rest – The Bus Driver – Terence Smith

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