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An Online Murder Mystery Game Created By You

Make and play an online murder mystery game with friends over Zoom – or in real life

Make My Online Murder Mystery Game

A personalized online murder mystery game your friends will love.

Our personalized online murder mystery game generator makes it easy plan a whodunnit game your friends will love.

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Personalize your online murder mystery game

Get creative. Have fun with the a custom murder mystery script.

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Play online – or in real life

Play on video (Zoom) or print out the script.

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Simple to set up, easy to personalize.

Fun and safe for all murderers aged 11+

What is an online murder mystery game?

An online murder mystery games are when groups of friends gather over a video call and act out a murder story to try and figure out which character is the murderer!

Our murder mystery generator makes it really easy to create your own online murder mystery game.

You can play it on your phone or computer over a video call – or in real life!

You can even print out the online murder mystery scripts if you'd prefer not to be looking at a screen all night.

Just like a traditional murder mystery game – our online murder mystery game is where players hear evidence and solve clues to work out who amongst them is the murderer.

Or more to the point... whodunnit!

The online game is spread over several rounds – and is perfect for a murder mystery dinner party – or even a whole murder mystery weekend.

Your virtual murder mystery games can be themed too – so you and your guests can dress up in character (which we'd recommend!).

It's an online murder mystery game... but you can play it in real life too!

And just to be clear – our online murder mystery game can be played online (over Zoom, Facetime, Google Hangouts, etc) on your phone, tablet or computer – or in real life too, reading the script from your phone or as a printed script.

Play online or in-person murder mystery game

Play at a whodunnit dinner party with friends – or online on Zoom, Facetime or Hangouts.

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Murder Mystery Dinner Party

Host a virtual murder mystery game your friends will love

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Family Get-together

Nothing unites a family like murder!

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Zoom Video

Online murder mystery game over a video call

Create your personalized online murder mystery game

  • Create your game in less than 15 mins
  • Delivered instantly to your phone
  • Play virtually online or in-person
Make My Online Murder Mystery Game

“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

How do you create a personalized online murder mystery game?

Our online murder mystery game generator is super easy to use.

Just click the mystery game generator link and follow these steps:

1. First, choose a murder mystery game based on the number of guests

Choose whether you want to personalize the game for:

  • An Online Dinner Party Mystery for 6–10 guests (Try it now) (Remember, you can play online or in real life!)
  • An Event Mystery for 12–200+ people (Comming soon!)

2. Fill in your online murder mystery game details

Now you can get creative and start making your game!

At any time before your party use our online murder mystery game builder to make your personalized game.

You decide:

  • Who's the victim?
  • Where does the murder happen?
  • What are the character names?

Plus lots more!

You're the murder mystery creator – so have fun and get creative!

It should take less than 15 mins to make your murder mystery game.

3. Send players your unique online murder mystery game link

Text, email or post your unique game link of the crime scene to your party guests.

It contains their character information, plus hints and tips on how to play – so they can get prepared to play the game.

You (the game creator) will be the Host.

The players won't be able to access or play until you start the game from the Hosts panel.

4. Play the online murder mystery game

When you're ready to play your online murder mystery game – give the players access with a secret game code! (which only you know – and is securely stored in your host panel).

You'll play the online murder mystery game together over a few rounds using your phones (Or computers! Or printed-out scripts!).

Rounds include a combination of:

  • The Script – all the players read through a script together
  • Questioning & Evidence – you all go off script and can talk openly about who you think dunnit! There will be prompts to help you pry information and evidence out of each other
  • Voting – where guests vote for who you think the murderer is

The winner is the detective with the highest score at the end.

The whole game takes about 1-2 hours.

There's also a printable PDF version of the whodunnit game script too – just in case someone's battery dies!

Play online or in-person

Play on Zoom or get together in real life

Create your own online murder mystery game

Customize your game script

Quick and simple to build

Only takes 15 mins to create

Add your own characters

Use real names or make them up

Play on your phone

Or print out the PDF script

Fun for everyone

Detectives aged 11+

Whodunnit game night

An online murder mystery game to play with friends

Crime solving game

Use your detective skills

Create your personalized online murder mystery game

  • Create a customised murder mystery script in less than 15 mins
  • Perfect for dinner parties and virtual team building
  • Play on screens or print out the PDF scripts
Make My Online Murder Mystery Game

How do you play an online murder mystery game?

There are a few variants of virtual murder mystery games you can play.

If you're not sure how to play murder mystery – first you need to understand that the most common types of murder mystery games are (they can be virtually done online – or played in real life):

A Scripted Dinner Party Murder Mystery

Players are given a script to read which includes character background information, questions to ask and general murder plot dialogue.

Players tend to stay in the same place for the duration of the game.

The guided nature of the script makes this option a great ice breaker for small groups that don’t know each other well.

A scripted game works well for small groups of 6–20 guests.

Create one now with You Dunnit!

Use our easy-to-use script generator to create your own online murder mystery game. Try it now!

An interactive murder mystery event

These murder mystery games rely on ‘cast members'.

Players don’t have a script but instead, mingle, interact and even interrogate cast members.

The characters are free to roam in a less linear fashion.

There are often sub-plots and character goals running alongside the main whodunnit murder mystery.

An interactive game works well for 12 or more detective guests – up to large groups of up to 200.

Coming soon to You Dunnit

A murder mystery game for 12 or more detective guests – up to large groups of up to 200.

Where can I host my online murder mystery game?

So, that's how murder mystery parties work... now you need a place to host your crime scene!

People imagine playing the game in a murder mystery mansion to be the perfect setting.

But since you're playing an online murder mystery game – you can pretty much play it anywhere! And we mean anywhere... as long as there's an internet connection, obvs!

Did you know?

It’s believed murder mystery game’s evolved from the ‘Wink Murder’ game in from the early 1900’s – where a pre-selected participant could kill other players by winking at them 😉

How long does an online murder mystery game take to play?

You’ll typically need to set aside 1–2 hours to play our online murder mystery game.

Though you can easily double that time if you’re playing it as part of a murder mystery dinner party.

But, if you’re pushed for time – you can whizz through much quicker. It’s up to you to dictate the pace. You could span it over an entire weekend if you wanted.

Online murder mystery game characters and costumes

Even though you're playing online – to get in the murder mystery mood players may want to dress in character.

What players wear usually depends on the theme of the game.

You don’t have to go down the typical Sherlock Holmes, Hercule Poirot, Miss Marple or Colonel Mustard costume route.

You could theme it for a specific occasion; a Christmas murder mystery, a Halloween murder mystery party – or even a murder mystery hen party!

When you build a virtual murder mystery game — players are emailed information about their character so they know who they’re playing and what to wear.

For more theme and costume ideas head over to our How to host a murder mystery dinner party page.

Did you know?

Cluedo – the most famous murder mystery board game was first released in 1949. And is still popular today.

Create your own online murder mystery game

As far as we know, there are 2 ways:

  1. An easy way
  2. And a hard way!

1. The easy way! Use You Dunnit's personalized murder mystery script generator

All the benefits of a custom murder mystery template without the hassle, stress or price : )

Create an online murder mystery game

  • Create your game in less than 15 mins
  • Delivered instantly to your phone
  • Play with friends in real life or online
Make My Online Murder Mystery Game

2. The hard way! Write your own murder mystery game script [Step by step guide]

Even if you’re a keen writer – writing you’re own murder mystery game might be harder than you think.

Once you’ve set aside enough time, pushed through your writer’s block – coming up with a logical and coherent murder mystery that’s fun and engaging to play (with red herrings along the way) can be tough.

But if you’re still up for the challenge – we’ve put together a helpful guide called: How to write a murder mystery game 👈. Good luck!