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Planning a who dunnit party needn't be murder

Our personalised who dunnit game builder makes it easy plan a murder mystery party your guests will never forget.

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Personalise your who dunnit game

Get creative and have fun

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Play on your phone

Or print it out

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Simple to set up and play

Fun and safe for all ages 11+

Play a who dunnit game

If you've never played a who dunnit game – it's a game you play at a party, where all the players hear and give evidence to solve clues so they can work out who amongst them is the murderer 🔪🩸.

The game can be spread over several rounds and can take place as a murder mystery night, murder mystery dinner party – or even a whole murder mystery weekend.

Who dunnit games are often themed – and players are encouraged to dress up in character.

Online or in-person who dunnit games

Play at a who dunnit dinner party with friends – or online with Zoom, Facetime or Hangouts.

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Dinner Party

Host a who dunnit party your friends will die for

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Family Friendly

Nothing unites a family like murder

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Zoom Video

Who dunnit game on a video call

“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

“It was so much fun and easy for people to get involved. A really brilliant murder mystery story!”

Nick T

“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

It's easy to create a personalised who dunnit game. Just use our who dunnit game builder.

4 simple steps to a killer who dunnit game! 🪓

1. Choose how many a who dunnit game guests

Choose whether you want to personalise a game for:

  • A Dinner Party Who Dunnit for 6–10 people (Build now)
  • An Event Mystery for 12–200+ people (Comming soon!)

2. Fill in the who dunnit character game details

Anytime before your party use our who dunnit game builder to create your personalised game.

You choose:

  • Who is the victim?
  • Where does the murder happen?
  • What are the character names?
  • Plus lots more!

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

It should all take less than 15 mins to complete.

3. Send players your unique who dunnit game link

Text, email or post your unique game link.

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

You will be the who dunnit game Host.

The players won't be able to play until you start the game.

4. Play the who dunnit game

When you're ready to play – give the players access with a secret game code!

You'll play the who duunit game together over a few rounds using your phones.

Rounds include a combination of:

  • The Murder Mystery 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 get information out of each other
  • Voting – where guests vote for who you think the murderer is

The whole game takes about 1-2 hours.

(There's a printable PDF version of the who dunnit script too – just in case someone's battery dies!)

Online or in-person

Play on Zoom or get together

Create your own who dunnit

Customise your game script

Quick and simple to build

Only takes 15 mins to create

Add your own who dunnit characters

Use real names or make them up

Play along on your phone

Or print out the PDF script

Fun for everyone

Murderers aged 11+

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How do you play a who dunnit game?

There are a few variants of who dunnit games you can play.

The most common are:

Scripted Who Dunnit Dinner Party Game

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

Players will usually stay in the same place for the duration of the who dunnit 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.

Interactive Who Dunnit Event Murder Mystery Game

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.

Where can I host my who dunnit game?

People imagine playing a who dunnit game in a spooky mansion or old steam train.

But as long as the murder mystery script is good and the players are keen – almost anywhere will do.

Some places you could play your who dunnit game are:

  • At home as a dinner party or friends get together
  • In your back garden
  • At work in the office
  • At your local Scout or Girl Guides group
  • At your Church group
  • At your local youth group
  • At school at playtime
  • A get together at the village hall
  • Virtually online – via Zoom, FaceTime, Google Meet, or any other video call service

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 a who dunnit game take to play?

You’ll typically need to set aside 1–2 hours to play a scripted who dunnit game.

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

If you’re pushed for time – you can whizz through much quicker. It’s up to you to dictate the pace.

An Interactive game can take much longer – sometimes spanning whole a murder mystery weekend.

Who dunnit game characters and costumes

To get in the murder mystery mood players may want to dress in character.

What players wear usually depends on the theme of the who dunnit 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 personalised You Dunnit who dunnit 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 who dunnit board game was first released in 1949. And is still popular today.

Create your own who dunnit 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 personalised who dunnit game builder

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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!