Playing With Murder has been providing our customers with murder mystery scripts since 2008. We have helped over 4,000 people host murder mystery parties and can help you host yours, too!
Playing with Murder Mystery Parties involve a combination of improvisational acting, storytelling, and creative problem solving. Each guest will each assume the role of a particular character and will play the part of that character throughout the course of the game. Each character has specific personality traits, goals, secrets, and information, all of which are included in the character sheet; a big part of the fun is getting into character and taking on a new, exciting role.
At some point during the party, an Event will occur that will force the players to come together in order to solve a problem or unravel a mystery. Traditionally, the Event in question will be the murder of one of the characters (as played by a guest), but the parties crafted by Playing With Murder often use this basic framework to accommodate different types of Events, thereby ensuring that your guests will be surprised and entertained (even if they are veteran Murder-Mystery Party players).
Your guests will need to use the information that their characters know (as well as additional clues that are provided during the game) to solve the mystery or overcome the problem posed by the Event. Typically this culminates in the guests voting on the identity of the murderer, but again, different parties will have different specific goals. All of our parties also come complete with additional subgames (treasure hunts, unique character goals and special puzzles) that are guaranteed to keep the action intense and your guests motivated and focused.
The parties created by Playing With Murder stand head and shoulders above the competition in terms of quality and completeness. All of our parties include full-color illustrated props and clues, unique and complex characters with realistic motivations, and professional quality sound effects, as well as detailed guidebooks that leave nothing to chance. Whether you are brand new to hosting mystery parties or are a seasoned veteran of the genre, we guarantee that you will love the experience we provide!