Organizing a Murder
Impressive downloadable game kits from Freeform Games for a wide range of players and ages.
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Last night, someone painted a red X on the Headmaster's door. This morning Professor Bennet, the Headmaster, woke up unable to remember anything. Not even his own name! Parents are convinced that the school is under some sort of magical attack, and the professors have announced that if the culprit is not caught, the school will close and will not reopen next year. Professor Riley Karlsen, the most senior teacher, is overseeing investigations. No-one may leave the school grounds before the end of the school day. Anyone caught doing so will be presumed guilty and detained for questioning.
Even with all of that going on, today is still the dreaded day of finals. Each professor will give an exam and grade the students' performance, and a full scholarship will be awarded to the student with the highest grades.
Let's hope the students' memories are working better than the unfortunate Professor Bennet's!"
Spellbound is a new game set at a magical college. It was written by Lisa Perez, who also wrote the terrific Arabian Nights game.
Tonight the diner is set to host the town's annual Dance-off competition. Famous celebrities have arrived at the event to help judge, while many keen locals and newcomers wish to participate. As the sun sets in the sky, the diner fills with people and the night begins. The dancefloor is flashing, milkshakes and burgers are being served constantly, and there's a great vibe of enthusiasm.
But suddenly a terrifying scream echoes throughout the diner, causing panic! Local bad-boy, Ricky Johnson has been found dead in the male restroom by his best friend, Mikey Reed. Mikey found Ricky on the bathroom floor, with a fatal knife wound to his chest.
With the local police officer already at the diner, everyone is told to remain on the premises. Detective Hudson has ordered all exits and entrances to the building locked until further notice. In an effort to not completely destroy the night, however, Flo has arranged for the Dance-off to carry on as normal. With the Dance-off only an hour away, and Ricky's killer unknown, many mysteries hang in the air: so just who did commit Murder on the Dancefloor?
For adults/older teenagers - 14–20 guests and one or two hosts
Bernard was the only one who had the access code to the main computer which controls everything, and it somehow got logged out last night. Now the Heroes can neither speak to the outside world to find out what crisis is going on this time. The outside door (which is controlled by the main computer) is locked shut until the alarm system can be reset, and it has been specially made to withstand anything.
Our Heroes need to find a way to get out of the base in time to save the world - and find out which of them is a murderer, and why - before it's too late!"
A Heroic Death is set in an exciting near-future where superpowered heroes protect the world from scheming villains. The normal version includes references to alcohol, drunknenness and hangovers, and also includes a character who is a fake spiritualist feinging communing with spirits. So there’s a separate version, included free, which removes those elements so as to be suitable for kids, church groups, and other more conservative guests.
8-12 guests and one host
Roy O'Leary was an elderly and wealthy man, and there are several family members who may benefit from his last will and testament. O'Leary's lawyer has asked the family to gather together at Albion House, the day after the murder, to hear the reading of the will. The police are also present – because the O'Leary family are the prime suspects in the murder case.
Everyone listens respectfully, as the Lawyer reads out the will. The main clause is very simple, as O'Leary must have had a premonition or warning of his dreadful end. The whole of Roy O'Leary's splendid fortune is left to whoever identifies his murderer!"
A Will to Murder is a tribute to Hercule Poirot, Miss Marple and the other heroes of the Golden Age of English detective fiction - it's a classic country-house mystery, with a feuding family at its core, and shady secrets waiting to be revealed.
This is a game that's suitable for small parties, and that involves dressing up smartly.
For 6-9 guests plus one or two hosts, and is suitable for adults.
It should be cause for celebration - but the evening is more sedate than planned; as the musicians arrived this evening, the Head Porter announced that Beth Garnet, one of this evening's student honorees, was found dead in her room. There are whispers about that Beth lost her life because of her involvement in espionage - if that is true, she cannot be the only secret agent in the college.
This intrigue-filled murder mystery game takes place at the height of the Cold War, when ancient ivy-clad colleges became the battlegrounds in a deadly struggle between rival spies. Will you be fighting for the free world, or will you be a Red under the bed? Not to mention those other important college concerns - romance, rivalry, scholarships and the boat crew!
The Spy Who Killed Me is for 14-18 players and a host. It is suitable for adults and kids down to 15.
However, not everything in Ardalan is corrupt. The Sultan has a beautiful daughter, Princess Almeera, who has just turned eighteen. Earlier this evening, the Sultan chose a husband for her. Dozens of princes attended the feast, but the Sultan noticed one man who was handsomer, cleverer, and richer than any of the others in attendance. So, the Sultan announced his daughter's engagement to the Prince Ala' ad-Din.
Tragically, the young prince's dead body was discovered in the marketplace only an hour later. The Sultan's guards are surrounding the marketplace, and the Grand Vizier is on his way to oversee the investigations. No-one is leaving the marketplace until the murderer is found.
Travel back on our magic carpet to a land of mystery, magic and murder! - the realm of genies, magic lamps, romance, and secret caves containing fabulous riches - the land of Arabian Nights! This game might cast you as a prince or princess, a sorcerer or spy, a beggar or a thief - the only certainty is that enchantment and wonder are in store for everybody!
Arabian Nights is for 18-24 players and a host. It is suitable for adults and kids down to 12.
After two days, the stagecoaches stop for a break at a ghost town called Buzzard Creek. It’s a chance to water the horses and let everyone stretch their legs. Buzzard Creek is deserted save for a few old-timers, Sheriff Cassidy, Deputy Baxter, Good-For-Nothin’ Ned, and the employees of the Gold Nugget Saloon.
Unfortunately, before the horses are ready, a dust storm approaches. Then, gunshots ring out. In the stables, the Bartender finds Sheriff Cassidy sprawled face-down with gunshot wounds in his back, his gun lying beside him. With the passengers and townsfolk gathered in the Gold Nugget Saloon, the full force of the ferocious dust storm arrives, confining everyone inside. Everyone, including Sheriff Cassidy’s killer…
This exciting murder mystery game, set firmly in the Old West, is a prequel to the game Way out West and features some of the favourite characters from that game, in their younger days (though each game stands alone).
Who Shot the Sheriff is for 12-15 players and a host.
Why? He’s been found brutally murdered in his dressing room backstage.
We've wanted another small-player-numbers game for a long time. We've also been looking for a game set at a theatre for a long time. Now we have a terrific one of both, from new author Jennifer Vals. In Bludgeoned on Broadway players are actors, theatre staff, and local mobsters drawn into the dramatic intrigue... is there more to Jackson's death than meets the eye? Politics, finance, and personal jealousy and greed will all have a role to play in this particular tragedy.
The game is mostly for indoor play, and it has a strong costume theme -- as well as the 1940s New York setting, the actor characters are in togas. Bludgeoned on Broadway is suitable for adults and for kids down to the age of 15 or so. We don't recommend it for younger kids.
Bludgeoned on Broadway is for 8-13 players and a host.
Set in Victorian Egypt, grapple with evil from beyond the grave in this game for 6-9 guests and a host. An expanded version of this game is also available, for up to 19 guests and a host.
A murder mystery game for 16-22 guests and one or two hosts. Also includes a free kids' version, suitable for playing just with kids or a mixed family group. Note this is a variant of Hollywood Lies.
Despite this note of sadness, celebrations are in full swing at the Dazzled to Death post-award party. Deals are being cut for future productions and everyone is having a good time enjoying the atmosphere and mingling with Hollywood's movers and shakers.
A murder mystery game for 16-22 guests and one or two hosts. An expanded version is available for 16-32 guests.
A murder mystery game for 15-30 guests and one or two hosts. Ideal for a big party!
A murder mystery game for 13-21 guests and one or two hosts.
Who killed Captain Bayard - and why?
A murder mystery game for 16-33 guests and one or two hosts. Ideal for a large group.
Marmalade Skies had been invited to perform at a 3-day rock concert in Woodstock. Unfortunately their tour bus has broken down. Unable to make it to the concert, they are spending the weekend at the Karma Club commune before embarking on a 5-month U.S. tour.
The tour bus is now fixed and in the morning Marmalade Skies resume their tour. Tonight is the chance for one last party. Unfortunately, it has been marked by tragedy - Marvin Stank, Marmalade Skies's manager, has been found murdered!
Break out your bellbottom jeans, wide belts, tie-dyed and paisley shirts - and join us at The Karma Club!
For 10 to 14 guests and a host. Suitable for aged 15 and above.
Tonight, the Libra, a retired warship converted for commercial use, departs from Tortuga on its journey to St. Augustine, Florida. For some of its passengers, this will prove to be a profitable journey. For others, Tortuga may be the last dry land they ever see...
In Davy Jones' Locker, this fateful journey will be played out over the course of a single evening. There are, among the passengers and crew, an ex-pirate, a gypsy, and a nun. However, not everyone is who, or what, they seem. Some (well, all) of those on board have mysterious secrets and will do anything to prevent them from being revealed.
For 9 to 11 guests and a host. Suitable for aged 15 and above.
For 6 to 12 guests and a host. Suitable for aged 16 and above.
For 12 to 15 guests and a host.
For 12 to 15 guests and a host.
For 10 to 12 guests and a host.
For 11 to 15 guests and a host.
Also available in an expanded version for 10 to 24 guests and a host.
As the curtain falls on the final Big Top performance, a select few gather in JoJo Bones' Exotic Emporium of Enigmatica (part of the Bonanza). To celebrate the successful tour, JoJo will host a night of revelry, food, drink and, this year, what JoJo has promised to be "startling revelations". Tragically, however, JoJo was killed last night. His body was found early this morning in the lions' cage, mauled by lions Gladys and Mountjoy. Since JoJo's body reeked of alcohol, preliminary reports are that he wandered into the cage in a drunken stupor.
But, the show must go on and the post-season party will continue – and so the selected performers and staff of Bo Bennett's Big Top Bonanza assemble to remember JoJo and celebrate the successful season. This may be their last chance to seal their fates for the future…
For 12 to 15 guests and a host.