RE: the COVID-19 shelter in place order. First and foremost, we hope you are riding out this surreal storm, healthy and safe. Before you click off our site, please keep in mind that all our games are downloadable; no need to leave the house, no need to wait for the game to be shipped. They’ll be a great way to celebrate when this is behind us, whether you’re an adult or a kid! Use this down time to start your planning. And use Zoom video chats (or similar) for fun virtual rehearsals and planning for your murder mystery game!

•• What's Included With Your Murder Mystery Game or Scavenger Hunt ••

 This is also where you can COMPARE the team building versions of our scavenger hunts and murder mystery games with our regular versions

Our regular scavenger hunts ($19.99)

Scavenger Hunt GamesPRIMARY GOAL: Having a very memorable, fun time. Perfect for parties and casual office events.


WHAT'S INCLUDED WITH YOUR PURCHASE:

Friendly, helpful support via email

AND MASTER COPIES OF:

Organizer Instructions (approx 11 pages) which include:
· Pre-hunt to do list
· Hunt timing
· Opening instructions to the teams
· What facilitator(s) need to do during the hunt
· What to do when teams check in at the conclusion of the hunt
· Supply and prep list

The scavenger hunt

Rules of the game

Grading worksheet: Hunt, rules and grading worksheet are combined into 1 document, approximately 18 pages long

Scoring cards for optional team presentations

Team name badges

Award certificates

Hunt invitation

Team ID table tents

Item ID table tents or Collections Category Labels for the find items portion the hunt

BONUS: Our 16-page guide to designing a location to location riddle hunt for your city or town.

WHAT YOU NEED TO PROVIDE: Collection bags - 1 per team, 1 smart phone or digital camera and other items (like pens and clipboards) and prizes for the teams.

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Scavenger hunt: unusual place challenge

Scavenger hunt for team building

Scavenger hunt challenge

Our team building scavenger hunts ($34.99)

Recommended for businesses; not home parties, social events or fundraisers. 

Scavenger Hunt GamesPRIMARY GOAL: Corporate team building

Improve communication skills, listening skills, problem-solving skills & performance. Emphasize multi-tasking, goal setting & strategic thinking in a group atmosphere. All while having lots of fun of course!


WHAT'S INCLUDED WITH YOUR PURCHASE:

** A double asterisk indicates material only included in the team building version of the hunt; not included in the regular version.

Friendly, helpful support via email

AND MASTER COPIES OF:

Detailed Organizer Guide (approx 29 pages) which includes:
· Pre-hunt to do list
· Hunt timing
· Opening instructions to the teams
· What facilitator(s) need to do during the hunt
· What to do when teams check in at the conclusion of the hunt
· Supply and prep list
· **Facilitator assessment form for teams - they fill out this form as they observe the teams in action
· **Team work cheat sheet for the teams to use as a guide
· **Team assessment questionnaire for follow up and debriefing
· **Teams in trouble/conflict: what to do
· **Team warm up exercises
· **Bonus team project

Hunt master (** has the same challenges as our regular hunt but the team building version has more detailed teamwork elements built into it and an additional challenge to give the teams at a mid-hunt meeting)

Rules of the game (**with emphasis on teamwork; includes team objective/goals)

**Teamwork Cheat Sheet

Grading worksheet

Note: Hunt, rules and grading worksheet are combined into 1 document, approximately 28 pages long

Scoring cards: teams will vote on other teams' final presentations

Team name badges

Award certificates

Hunt invitation

Team ID table tents

Item ID table tents or Collections Category Labels for the find items portion of the hunt

BONUS: Our 16-page guide to designing a location to location riddle hunt for your city or town.

WHAT YOU NEED TO PROVIDE: Collection bags - 1 per team, 1 smart phone or digital camera and other items (like pens and clipboards) and prizes for the teams.

 View our scavenger hunts

•• What's Included With Your Murder Mystery Game ••

 This is also where you can COMPARE the team building versions of our murder mystery games with our regular versions

Our regular murder mystery games ($24.99)

Murder Mystery Game InfoPRIMARY GOAL: Just having FUN!!  Perfect for house parties, fund raisers and other events where it's all about having a very memorable, fun time.


WHAT'S INCLUDED WITH YOUR PURCHASE:

Friendly, helpful support via email

AND MASTER COPIES OF:

Step By Step Organizer Instructions, Planning Checklist and Supply List (approx 10 pages)

The Mystery Script (of course). Click here to download script samples. (Scripts are approximately 40 to 50 pages; these can be emailed to your prime suspects. Scripts provide further instructions.)

There are 2 versions of the game available to you with purchase:

Version 1 is the Know It All version wherein the prime suspects get the script/sequence of actions ahead of time and will know whodunit.

Version 2 is the Narrator Version.You'll add a narrator to narrate the mystery (tell the story) while the prime suspects act out what the narrator is saying. They will not need to know whodunit in this version. They'll only get their character descriptions and some set up information ahead of time.

READ HOW TO PLAY HERE

Prime Suspect Guidelines. Chock full of helpful hints on how to prepare for the exciting mystery party and their role as a suspect in a murder (for scripts where the suspects will know whodunit).

The Program. Your participants guide to the mystery providing the basic plot of the mystery, the primary suspect list and the "rules" of the game - all the info they need will be right in front of them at all times. Click here for a sample.

The Detective’s Evidence Record (solution sheet). They'll fill this out as the mystery progresses (notes, clues, evidence, method of murder, motives and their theories on whodunit) and hand it in at the end of the mystery before the killer is revealed.

The Invitation. You can use our printable invitation included with the kit or see our mystery game resource page for a list of e-invite URL’s to send all your party invites via email (all free to use).

Secondary Suspect Instructions (optional). EVERYONE will be actively involved in this mystery because it will be their job to solve the case and because you’ll be encouraging them to come in costume and in character. Use any or all of the secondary suspects included with each mystery game if you have "extra" cast members you want to use or if you have some guests who want to take on a character but not take on the full responsibility of a primary suspect.

Outstanding and Bumbling Detective Award Certificates

Paper Clues (for ex., a medicine label or a will)

Name Tags/Dinner Table Place-cards (optional use)

Thank You Notes (optional)

"I'm Dead" Sign for your victims so they can come back and enjoy the rest of the mystery (optional use)

Mugshot Placard (optional use)

Save the Date Flyer (optional use)

Costume Suggestions. For the prime suspects. Included with mysteries set outside of modern day. (Check out our mystery game resource page for costume and historical links if your script is a period piece.  That page is a great resource for you in general so please book mark it.)

WHAT WILL YOU NEED TO BUY? You'll need to provide a few items like murder weapons (like a fake knife, a pill bottle for a poisoning or rope for example). We'll let you know exactly what you need to buy/obtain in our handy organizer guide that comes with each mystery game. Everything you'll need to get will be very easy to find and very inexpensive.

 View our large group murder mystery games

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Our team building mystery games ($39.99)

IMPORTANT! Recommended for businesses; not home parties, social events or fundraisers.

Murder Mystery Game InfoPRIMARY GOAL: Corporate team building.

Improve communication skills, listening skills, problem-solving skills & performance. Emphasize multi-tasking, goal setting & strategic thinking in a group atmosphere.  All while having lots of fun of course!


WHAT'S INCLUDED WITH YOUR PURCHASE:

** A double asterisk indicates material only included in the team building version of the mystery game, but not in the regular version.

Friendly, helpful support via email

AND MASTER COPIES OF:

**Team Building Instructions and Materials (approx 32 pages). Includes:

  • Team Building Adaptations to the Mystery Script & Your Planning/To-Do Checklist
  • Team Roles and Rules
  • Teamwork Cheat Sheet
  • Team Solution Sheet/Evidence Record
  • Open Now Labels - for Teamwork Projects
  • Final Presentation Scoring Cards
  • Opening Speech by Organizer to the Teams
  • Facilitator Assessment Form for Team Observation & “Teams in Trouble” Guide
  • Teamwork Assessment Form for you to use during debrief and to hand out to participants
  • Addendum (Optional Use Only): A Bonus Project and Our Getting To Know You Form to help you get to know your team better.

**Teamwork Project

The Mystery Script **Adapted for Team Building: The participants will be divided into teams (usually each table represents a team) and will receive instructions for solving the case as a team. They’ll be assigned team roles and, to incorporate multi-tasking, they’ll be asked to complete a project while working together to solve the case which they'll present to the other teams. Each team’s speaker will also present their findings at the conclusion of the mystery. (Scripts are approximately 40 to 50 pages; these can be emailed to your prime suspects. Scripts provide further instructions.)

Click here to download script samples.

There are 2 versions of the game available to you with purchase:

Version 1 is the Know It All Version where the team of suspects will know whodunit. It will be their job, as primary suspects, to work AS AN ENTHUSIASTIC, WELL-FUNCTIONING TEAM to present a cohesive - and fun - murder mystery).

Version 2 is the Narrator Version. You'll add a narrator to narrate the mystery (tell the story) while the prime suspects act out what the narrator is saying. They will not need to know whodunit in this version. They'll only get their character descriptions and some set up information ahead of time. Your prime suspects will not be functioning as a team as much in this version because they won’t know any specifics on what they will be doing during the actual mystery but they will need to be prepared by knowing their fellow suspects and their relationships with them.

READ HOW TO PLAY HERE

Step By Step Organizer Instructions, Planning Checklist and Supply List

Prime Suspect Guidelines. Chock full of helpful hints on how to prepare for the exciting mystery party and their role as a suspect in a murder (for scripts where the suspects will know whodunit).

The Program. Your participants guide to the mystery providing the basic plot of the mystery, the primary suspect list and the "rules" of the game - all the info they need will be right in front of them at all times. Click here for a sample.

The Detective’s Evidence Record (solution sheet). They'll fill this out as the mystery progresses (notes, clues, evidence, method of murder, motives and their theories on whodunit) and hand it in at the end of the mystery before the killer is revealed.

The Invitation. You can use our printable invitation included with the kit or see our mystery game resource page for a list of e-invite URL’s to send all your party invites via email (all free to use).

Secondary Suspect Instructions (optional). EVERYONE will be actively involved in this mystery because it will be their job to solve the case and because you’ll be encouraging them to come in costume and in character. Use any or all of the secondary suspects included with each mystery game if you have "extra" cast members you want to use or if you have some guests who want to take on a character but not take on the full responsibility of a primary suspect.

Outstanding and Bumbling Detective Award Certificates

Paper Clues (for ex., a medicine label or a will)

Name Tags/Dinner Table Place-cards (optional use)

Thank You Notes (optional)

"I'm Dead" Sign for your victims so they can come back and enjoy the rest of the mystery (optional use)

Mugshot Placard (optional use)

Save the Date Flyer (optional use)

Costume Suggestions. For the prime suspects. Included with mysteries set outside of modern day. (Check out our mystery game resource page for costume and historical links if your script is a period piece.  That page is a great resource for you in general so please book mark it.)

WHAT WILL YOU NEED TO BUY? You'll need to provide a few items like murder weapons (like a fake knife, a pill bottle for a poisoning or rope for example). We'll let you know exactly what you need to buy/obtain in our handy organizer guide that comes with each mystery game. Everything you'll need to get will be very easy to find and very inexpensive.

 View our large group murder mystery games