Game Night with Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams

We're all excited about the new movie Game Night here at Playing With Murder. The film, starring Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams, opened Feb 23rd and centers around a group of friends that get together for a murder mystery party, which appears to get a bit out of hand.


Game Night is about a murder mystery party that goes wrong. If you want to throw a murder mystery that goes right, use one of our downloadable game kits.

Our kits give step-by-step instructions on how to easily organize and run a murder mystery party, as well as printable character sheets and clues - everything you need to host a murder mystery party.

Download a game kit and follow the instructions to host your own murder mystery event. Whether your night ends up with your guests chasing down an airplane in a car (like in Game Night) all depends on you and your guests!

Try one of the following games at your next party:

Murder in Manhattan - Murder Mystery Game Kit
Murder in Manhattan is a traditional, interactive game for 10-25 players that asks your guests to mix and mingle at cocktail party set in Manhattan's Upper East Side. When one of the guests is murdered, the remaining players must determine who committed the crime.

Game format: Traditional
Players: 10-25 (standard game), 10-100+ (expanded)
Game time: 90+ minutes
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Malachai Stout's Family Reunion - Murder Mystery Game Kit
Malachai Stout's Family Renuion is great for any party or large event. This short-format game seats your guests around a table to solve the mystery in a more orderly fashion, without losing any of the fun or drama. Find out whodunnit at this family get together gone wrong.

Game format: 30-Minute Mystery
Players: 8-16 (standard game), 17-100+ (expanded)
Game time: 30+ minutes
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The Terrible Castle of Baron Castaign - Murder Mystery Game Kit
The Terrible Castle of Baron Castaign gets you one step closer to Game Night's party craziness; the script takes you from room to room in an adventure to discover a killer while trying to survive yourself.

Game format: Advanced
Players: 8-12 (standard game), 13-30+ (expanded)
Game time: 90+ minutes

It's the people that make the party so you can't go wrong with any of these game styles. Live your own movie by inviting your friends to play characters in a wild night of deadly mystery and fun. Start planning your party tonight!
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What is a murder mystery party?
A murder mystery party typically brings 8-30+ friends together to solve a whodunnit style mystery, each guest playing a character that could ultimately be the game's killer (or victim). They are typically theme parties where the venue is decorated and guests outfitted in the proper attire for the plot's time and place. These games are great for birthday parties, corporate parties, fundraising events, school parties, and of course - game night!

See Game Night in theaters
Game Night opened in theaters on February 23rd. If you went, please let us know what you thought of the movie in the comments. Otherwise, check out the Game Night trailer below and let us know if you plan to go!