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How to run your own murder mystery party

Organise a murder mystery party with friends. It's quick and easy to set up. Play in person or online.

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Running a party doesn't have to be murder

Our customizable murder mystery party game builder is so easy to use. Make a whodunnit party your guests will never forget!

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Personalize your own murder mystery party script!

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Run your party in real life or virtually

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Easy to build. Simple to play.

All our party games are fun and safe for all detectives aged 11+

How do you play a You Dunnit murder mystery party game?

The whodunnit party game is played over a number of rounds – while you eat, drink and socialize!

There are three parts to each round:

  1. Script – players read through the script together.
  2. Questions and Evidence – players use the guidelines to ask and answer questions, but they can go also have fun improvising as they try to work out whodunnit! There are prompts to guide players to help them tease information out of each other.
  3. Voting – players can vote for who they guess the murderer is.

After the final round, the murderer is exposed!

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Build your party using our online murder mystery game builder. Play it virtually – or in real life!

That's right – You Dunnit murder mystery party games can be played as an online murder mystery game (eg: Zoom) using your phone, tablet or computer – or in person, using your phone to read the script or using the game as a printed script.

Play your murder mystery party online or in person

Play your murder mystery dinner party with your friends – around the table or on Zoom, Teams or FaceTime.

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Write your own murder mystery party

Make the scripts your own using our Murder Mystery Game Builder.

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Play with your family

Your murder mystery party will be totally unique, so you can base it on your own family!

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Start a Video Call

If you can't be together in person, play your murder mystery party over a video call

Make your personalized murder mystery party game

  • Create your game in less than 15 mins
  • Delivered instantly to your phone
  • Play virtually online or in-person
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“It was so much fun and easy for people to get involved. A really brilliant murder mystery story!”

Nick T

“Everyone was engaged from the start and threw themselves into solving the murder. The event was great fun – and brilliant value for money.”

Bryn J

“Hilarious! Played over Zoom, in 6 locations, including 2 countries. Even our 78 year old mother managed it!”

Joseph H

“A great night with friends! Will definitely be going with these guys again!”

Tori K

Murder mystery builder: How do you write your own personalized murder mystery party game?

The You Dunnit murder mystery party game creator makes it simple to write your own custom game.

Head over to our mystery game maker and let us take the hard work out of it!

1. Select your murder mystery game based on how many guests you have

Select between:

  • Dinner Party Mystery: 6–10 guests (Try it now)
  • Event Mystery for 12–200+ people (Coming soon!)

2. Fill in the blanks

You get to write lots of personalizable content:

  • Who is the murder victim?
  • Where and when is your murder mystery party game set?
  • Who are the characters and what are their names?

Plus lots of extra content!

As the murder mystery game writer – can you have lots of creative fun!

Build it now... Play later

Your game should take less than 15 mins to write and you can play any time after when it is convenient for you and your friends.

3. Send your party guests the unique murder mystery party game link

Text or email the unique murder mystery game link to all the players.

This contains their character's profile along with hints and tips on how to play – so they can prepare for your murder mystery party ahead of time.

You (the game creator) will Host your game and will get extra instructions for how to lead it through.

The other players can't access the game rounds until you hit 'start the game' from your Hosts panel.

4. Start your murder mystery party!

Once you're ready to start your murder mystery party – give your players access with a secret game code which you'll find in your host panel.

Play your murder mystery party together over three rounds using your downloaded scripts or swiping through the rounds using your phones.

Each round consists of:

  1. Scripts – players read through the script together.
  2. Questions and Evidence – players use the guidelines to ask and answer questions, but they can go also have fun improvising as they try to work out whodunnit! There are prompts to guide players to help them tease information out of each other.
  3. Voting – players can vote for who they guess the murderer is.

After the final round, the murderer is exposed!

Give yourselves about 1-2 hours to complete the game at your party.

Don't forget, you can print a PDF version of the whodunnit game script too – in case a player's phone battery dies! 🪫☠️

Play together in person or play online

Get together or play over Zoom

Make your own murder mystery party

Personalize your script

Fast and easy to write

Takes 15 minutes to write - and then you can play anytime

Create your own characters

Base them on real people or chose fictitious names

Play using your cell phone

Or download and print your PDF scripts

Games suitable for all

Ideal for detectives aged 11+

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Become an inspector!

Make your custom murder mystery party

  • Create a personalized murder mystery party script in under 15 minutes
  • Organize a murder mystery dinner party or a virtual team-building exercise!
  • Play using your phone or download your PDF scripts
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Where should you play a murder mystery party?

As well as thinking about what food and drink you want at your murder mystery party, you can also get creative with the theme and location of your game.

Other than playing it around your table at home or virtually online you might consider:

  • Running a team-building exercise as your business retreat
  • With your football team
  • With your church youth group
  • With your classmates at college
  • In your workplace as an office party

Why not even consider getting away for a short break, booking an Airbnb or hiring a holiday apartment or a haunted house! 👻

When should you play a murder mystery party?

Most murder mystery parties are played in the evening – but in terms of the time of year, and certain life events it can be pretty much any time.

Here are some ideas:

Write your own murder mystery party game!

Our easy-to-use game builder enables you to create your own custom Murder Mystery party. Give it a go!

Where do Murder Mystery games come from?

Murder mystery parties originated from ‘Wink Murder’ game from over 100 years ago. The secret 'murderer' kills other players by winking at them, while the a 'guesser' have to work out who it is before everyone is killed off! 😉

How long does it take to play a murder mystery party game?

Allow 1–2 hours to play your murder mystery party.

If you’re in a rush you can speed through the scripts - you decide on the pace.

If you've gone away for the weekend, why not play each of the three rounds on different evenings?

What is the most played murder mystery party game?

The most famous murder mystery party game is Cluedo, which was first released in 1949. It is still a best-seller today.

How to build your own murder mystery party game

You have two choices, one is quick and easy, while the other takes time and is pretty hard!

1. Quick and Easy: Use You Dunnit's murder mystery party game generator

Create your game your way following our step-by-step game builder online

Create a personalized murder mystery party game

  • It only takes 15 minutes to create
  • You can access your game instantly - no waiting for the post!
  • You can play anytime, whenever you and your party guests are ready
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