Frequently

Asked Questions

Murder mystery game
What is a murder mystery game?

 

A murder mystery game is a party game for at least 6 players. Each player receives his or her own murder mystery file with information. You can find the murderer by interrogating players and solving puzzles. 

How do I play a murder mystery game?

 

The murder mystery game is played in three rounds. During the first round, players have to interrogate each other regarding alibis. If a player does not have a sound alibi, he or she is a possible suspect, put him on your list of suspects.

 

In the second round you interrogate players about incriminating statements contained in your murder file. Which motive does a player have for murder? At the end of the second round you draw up a list of main suspects.

 

The third round consists of finding the murderer. Do this by letting the traces left at the place of the murder lead you to certain characters. Which character does not have an alibi, a motive for murder, and has left traces at the place of the murder?

How long does a murder mystery game take?

 

The duration of the murder mystery game depends on the size of the group. For a group of 10 players the average playing time is 2.5 hours.

 

You can determine the duration of the murder mystery game by setting time limits to the game rounds. 

How many players are engaged in a murder game?
 

At least 6 players take part in a murder mystery game, with a maximum size of up to 15 players.

How much does a murder mystery game cost?
 
 

A murder mystery game costs € 56,70 for 6 players. You pay € 9,45 per player. This means that you never pay for people who don’t play. 

Which roles are included in a murder mystery game?

 

In a murder mystery game there are 5 different roles: murderer, main suspect, suspect, saboteur and person involved.

Do we need a game supervisor for a murder mystery game?
 

No, there is no need for a supervisor when playing a murder mystery game. Each player receives his own personal murder file with information and rules of the party game. The player who has the murderer’s role knows the true story. 

Which preparations are necessary for a murder mystery game?

 

Requirements: printer and smartphone with internet connection.

In preparation for the murder mystery game, every player reads his murder file up to and including page 7. 

You use your smartphone to verify answers, receive points and to request clues. See the explanation of the rules of the murder mystery game for more details. 

How do I know what my character is in the murder game?

 

You will find out what your character is in the app, see 'My role'. You can play one of the following roles: murderer, main suspect, suspect, saboteur or person involved.

Can I amend my character?
 

It is not possible to amend characters in your murder mystery game.

Where can I play a murder mystery game?
 

A murder mystery game can be played anywhere, if the players have prepared for it. 

For which age groups are murder mystery games suitable?

 

In general, murder mystery games are suitable for children of 12 yours old or older, depending on the development of the child.

 

Do you have doubts about the content of the murder mystery game? Then please get in touch with us.

Which murder mystery games are available?

 

On the 'Murder mystery games' page you can see which murder mystery games Murder Secret has to offer. 

 

Murder Secret tries to offer a varied range of murder games. We continuously work on producing new murder mystery games, as well as party games in various languages. 

Is a murder mystery game suitable for a hen or stag do?

 

Yes, Murder Secret has already been asked many times to provide murder mystery games for hen or stag parties. Murder Secret murder mystery games are not location-dependent. With the right disguises you make the party even more fun.

Is a murder mystery game suitable for a family party?
 

Yes, Murder Secret offers murder games for various groups. Per murder game an age indication is given. If you want to play a murder game during a family party with children, check the age indication or get in touch with us. 


Murder mystery game app
Do I need the app to play the murder mystery game?
 
Yes, you need the app to play the murder mystery game.
Where can I find the app?
 
The app is located at the top right corner of murdersecret.com or download the app via the app store on your mobile phone.
What kind of information does the app contain?
 

The app contains personal information that belongs to your character in your murder mystery file. For example, in the app you will find a digital passport, a summary of characters and a scoreboard. Each round you receive new information about your murder case, which helps you in the murder investigation.

How do I use the app?
 
Download the app via your mobile. Use your file number, see page 3 of your murder mystery file, to access the app.
 
 
Enter the file number on the app and you will receive your personal information. 

Party costumes
Do I have to order party costumes for a murder mystery game?
 

It is not compulsory to order a party costume for a murder mystery game. Playing in disguise or in a party costume which fits your character can however contribute to the fun of the party game.

How do I order a party costume for my murder mystery game?

 

Party costumes for a murder mystery game can be ordered via the link you received by e-mail or directly when choosing your character. 

Until when can I order a party costume?
 

Party costumes for a murder game can be ordered until three days before the playing date. If you live outside The Netherlands the delivery time of the party costume depends on the playing location. In that case please get in touch with us.  

Can I other another party costume?

 

No, it is not possible to order another party costume than the one of your character. The party costume of the character is part of the murder mystery games.

Are party costumes available in different sizes?
 

Yes, party costumes are available in various sizes. The available sizes are given for each party costume. 


Ordering & delivery
How can I order a murder mystery game?

 

You can order a murder game through this website. Go to the overview of murder games. Read the summary of the murder games. Found an interesting murder game? Then click on ‘view’. Read, listen and see what detective Young Blood has to say.

Like a murder game? Then click on the ‘order’ button. Fill in the number of male and female players and the playing date. Choose whether you want to invite players to choose a character or choose character for players yourself. Continue your order by clicking the ‘next’ button.

Complete your murder game order by filling in your name and address. Choose a payment method:  iDeal, Banktcontact, Giropay, MyBank or Paypal.  

Why do I have to supply the playing date?
 

The playing date of the murder mystery game is used to send information about the murder before the start of the party game. In the meantime, detective Young Blood gives updates about his findings, such as conclusions from the forensic laboratory. 

What does 'I choose characters' myself mean?
 

Based on the number of players you entered, you receive a range of characters from which you can choose. Select your characters and Murder Secret will make a murder mystery game for you.

For each character you have an option to buy a party costume. So you can complete your murder mystery event.

What does 'Invite players' mean?

 

You enter the e-mail addresses of players. Every player receives an invitation to take part in a murder mystery game. If the invitation is accepted the players can choose their own character and order a party costume. 

When is a murder mystery game delivered?

 

Murder mystery games are delivered on business days within 48 hours and after payment. If you order on Friday, Saturday or Sunday, you will receive the murder files on Tuesday.

How is a murder mystery game delivered?
 

Depending on the order options chosen, murder scripts are e-mailed or printed. Printed murder files are always sent to the delivery address entered. 

When are party costumes delivered?

 

All party costumes for a murder mystery game are collected and sent at the same time to the host/hostess. In general the party costumes are delivered 2 days before the playing date.

 

It is not possible to order party costumes if you wish to play the murder mystery game within 48 hours of ordering. If you live outside The Netherlands, we will need at least 3 business days to send party costumes. Please contact us for the actual delivery times. 

Where are party costumes delivered?
 

Party costumes are delivered to the address given by the host/hostess


Returns
Can I return a murder mystery game?
 

No, it is not possible to return a murder mystery game. A murder mystery game is a bespoke product in accordance with your specifications. When accepting the general terms and conditions of sale your right to cancel the product becomes void. 

Can I return party costumes?

 

Party costumes can be return up to 14 days after purchase, on condition that they have not been worn and are still in the original packaging.

How can I return party costumes?

 

Return your party costume(s) by making use of the return form which came with the delivery. Did you not receive a return form? Then please contact us. 

When will I be repaid?

 

Did you return party costumes? Then you will be repaid within 14 days after Murder Secret received the party costumes, in accordance with the conditions stated, via the bank account number you specified. 

Who will pay the costs for returns?
 
You will pay the cost of returning party costumes yourself.