Murder Mystery Party Games for Dinner Hosts

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Our downloadable game kits come with printable scripts, clues, awards - everything you need to throw a murder mystery party!

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Mystery Party Kits are a full evening's entertainment (90+ min).

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30-Minute Mysteries are quick games that can be added into any party!

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How to Host a Murder Mystery Party

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New to hosting? Read our guide on how to throw a murder mystery party.

How to Host a Murder Mystery Party

Mystery Party Kits

Playing a Murder Mystery Party Game

What is a mystery party?

What is a Murder Mystery Party?

Playing With Murder's murder mystery parties are murder mystery games that follow a script (downloadable PDF document) that gives details about a mysterious event . It goes on to give details about how to solve the mystery. Party guests play the involved characters, who must work together to solve the mystery, taking directions from the host. It's perfect entertainment for your next dinner party or event!

Vist the Frequently Asked Questions page to get answers to common questions about murder mystery parties.

Hosting a Murder Mystery Dinner Party

How Do I Host a Party?

How Do I Host a Mystery Party?

Thinking about hosting a mystery party game? It's a great excuse to get a group of creative friends together for fun! Pick your favorite mystery game, plan your guest list and schedule a date for your friends to meet. When they show up, simply follow the instructions in your downloadable mystery kit (PDF document) and that's it! Try a murder mystery dinner party game!

Visit the How to Host a Mystery Party page to get tips about hosting.

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Why a Murder Mystery Party?

Why Choose a Murder Mystery Party?

With all of today’s varied, out-of-the-box entertainment options, it may seem strange to even consider hosting your own mystery party. Why even consider going to the trouble of setting up an elaborate, pre-staged murder scene when you could instead invite a group of friends over for a simple meal and a movie, or just spend the night out at the theater instead? The answer, of course, is to create a night to remember!

A well-written mystery party incorporates elements of novelty and interactivity that you will be hard pressed to find in any other sort of entertainment activities. Instead of taking the passive role of audience members, you and your guests will actually take on the roles and identities of killers, criminals, spies, detectives and suspects, examine the clues and evidence and conduct your own investigation into the nature of the events leading up to the crime and the identity of the murderer. You and your guests become the actors in your own thrilling tale of treachery, deceit and death!

A successful dinner party may linger in your guests’ memories for a few weeks at best, but a murder mystery party that includes carefully crafted scenes, dress descriptions, role-playing tips, personalized invitations and awards for your guests, and numerous extra activities and mini-games for the players, is certain to be one of the most memorable events to which your guests have ever been invited!

And best of all, our company is committed to making it easy for you! At Playing With Murder we make it our business to ensure that all our party scripts are professionally designed and extensively play tested to provide all the features necessary for creating a social event suitable for any occasion: dinner parties, birthdays, corporate retreats, company team building exercises, school problem-solving lessons or just for an awesome get-together that will be enjoyed and remembered by all!

Whether you are on a budget and want a simple, unique way to entertain your friends, or if you want to devote an entire weekend to a lavish party where your guests spend hours unraveling the dark details of the plot until the grand conclusion is revealed, Playing With Murder has a party for you!