29 Murder Mystery Themes for Unforgettable Parties

With 29 themes (and growing), we offer a variety of experiences for groups as small as 6 players. The chart below is a quick reference guide to help you determine theme options for your party size. Then, navigate down for a brief description of each game. Request a Quote for a detailed 1-page game brief.

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A DEAD MAN’S CHEST

Two rival pirate ships descend on a tropical isle – who will find Captain Flint's buried treasure? And who murdered him in the first place?

Number of players: 12-16

Suggested age group: 12+

A HEROIC DEATH

Superheroes are trapped in their base – and their manager has been found dead. Who's going to save the world from the evil ReptoMan?

Number of players: 8-12

Suggested age group: 12+

A SPEAKEASY MURDER

It’s the height of Prohibition at Fat Stan's Underground Speakeasy in Chicago. Glamour, music, and murder abound! 

Number of players: 15-32

Suggested age group: 18+

A WILL TO MURDER

The patriarch of a wealthy family is dead – who will inherit his fortune? And, more importantly, who murdered him? 

Number of players: 6-9

Suggested age group: 18+

ARABIAN NIGHTS

Magic carpets, disguised princes and princesses, magicians and mystics. It's an enchanted evening of thievery, investigation, betrayal, and magic!

Number of players: 18-24

Suggested age group: 12+

BLUDGEONED ON BROADWAY

It's curtains for Broadway star Jackson Turner, but the drama's just beginning. There's no business like the murder business in this theatrical game.

Number of players: 8-13

Suggested age group: 15+

CASINO FATALE 

A murder mystery game for 15–30 guests and one or two hosts, set at a glamorous Parisian casino, featuring espionage, crime, intrigue and murder! 

Number of players: 15-30

Suggested age group: 12+

COURT IN THE ACT

Walter Raleigh, Queen Elizabeth I, William Shakespeare, and many others, try to solve the murder of the Archbishop of Canterbury....

Number of players: 13-21

Suggested age group: 18+

CURSE OF THE PHARAOH

Set in Victorian Egypt in 1894. Archaeologists must grapple with an ancient evil from beyond the grave after making a startling discovery…

Number of players: 6-19

Suggested age group: 18+

DAVY JONES’ LOCKER

Blackheart the pirate, scourge of the Caribbean, is dead. But where is his treasure? And where are his revenge-seeking crew?

Number of players: 10-15

Suggested age group: 15+

DAZZLED TO DEATH

Blackmail, theft and betrayal at a glittering cocktail party in 1948 Massachusetts.

Number of players: 12-15

Suggested age group: 15+

DEATH ON THE GAMBIA

Venture into the heart of darkness in this murder mystery game set in 1930s Africa. 

Number of players: 8-11

Suggested age group: 15+

DEATH ON THE ROCKS

A peaceful (if rather peculiar) village community has been disrupted by a savage murder. Set in an English village in the 1930s.

Number of players: 12-16

Suggested age group: 18+

HAPPY BIRTHDAY R.J.

1980s Texas, when tycoons were smooth and shoulder pads were immense. Oil, scandal, and family rivalry make R.J.'s birthday party a dangerous business!

Number of players: 11-15

Suggested age group: 18+

HALLOWEEN LIES

It's the big horror movie awards night. But some of the stars seem to be thinking about how to commit the Best Murder.

Number of players: 16-32

Suggested age group: 12+

HOLLYWOOD LIES

It's awards night in Hollywood. But some of the stars seem to be thinking about how to commit the Best Murder!

Number of players: 16-32

Suggested age group: 12+

LEI’D TO REST

Takes place at an exotic Hawaiian beachside luau. Tourists and locals mingle and party – but one of them is a murderer! 

Number of players: 6-22

Suggested age group: 15+

LORD AND LADY WESTING’S WILL

Lord and Lady Westing have died in a tragic accident, but why did they arrange this unusual party to read their will?

Number of players: 11-16

Suggested age group: 15+

MURDER AT SEA

A glamorous and dramatic murder mystery game set on an Atlantic cruise liner at the outbreak of World War I. Spies, intrigue, and secrets abound!

Number of players: 17-33

Suggested age group: 15+

MURDER ON THE DANCEFLOOR

It's the 1950s and Flo's Diner in small-town USA is set for the dance-off competition – but bad-boy Ricky Johnson has been found murdered! 

Number of players: 14-20

Suggested age group: 15+

SPELLBOUND

At the Tremaine School of Magic, danger stalks the corridors. Will the students and professors solve the mystery and save the school from an ancient enemy? 

Number of players: 13-17

Suggested age group: 12+

THE KARMA CLUB

It's the Swinging Sixties and rock group Marmalade Skies' manager has just been murdered. Set in the Karma Club commune in 1969.

Number of players: 10-14

Suggested age group: 15+

THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS

Blackmail, theft and murder at a glittering cocktail party in 1948 Massachusetts. This Christmas Eve certainly won't bring goodwill to all men… 

Number of players: 12-15

Suggested age group: 15+

THE REALITY IS MURDER

Jeff Thompson, the producer of Tribal, a reality tv show set on a tropical island paradise has been murdered! But whodunnit?

Number of players: 23-30

Suggested age group: 18+

THE SPY WHO KILLED ME

Cunning spies and ruthless murderers threaten the Summer Ball of an ancient university. Set at ivy-clad Maudlin College at the height of the Cold War. 

Number of players: 14-18

Suggested age group: 15+

SNOW BUSINESS

What should be an idyllic family holiday turns to tragedy. Even in the nicest families, dark secrets have a habit of coming out…

Number of players: 10-12

Suggested age group: 18+

UNDER THE BIG TOP

Who killed JoJo Bones, proprietor of the Exotic Emporium of Enigmatica? Set in 1952 Florida.

Number of players: 12-15

Suggested age group: 15+

WAY OUT WEST

Dastardly railwaymen, upright sheriffs, and sly good-time girls set in the Wild West.

Number of players: 10-24

Suggested age group: 12+

WHO SHOT THE SHERIFF

The Sheriff of Buzzard Creek has been found dead, in the stables of the Gold Nugget Saloon. Set in the Old West in 1869.

Number of players: 12-15

Suggested age group: 12+