Murder mystery

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Murder mystery game rules
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Murder mystery video introduction

 

Check out the introduction. Detectuve Young Blood explains how to start your murder mystery game.

 

Murder mystery game video round 1: suspects

Have all players been introduced? 



Then it's time to play round 1. Detective Young Blood will explain round 1 Suspects.

 

Murder mystery game video round 2 a: interrogation
Did you make a list of suspects?
 
 
 
Then start your interrogation of the characters. Detective Young Blood explains.
 
Murder Mystery game video round 2 b: witnesses

Have you completed your interrogation? Then it's time to look at the profile of two anonymous witnesses.

Detective Young Blood explains your second assignment.

 

Murder Mystery video round 3: traces

In round 3 of your murder mystery game you investigate the crime scene.

 
Detective Youg Blood has found 8 traces. Share your 4 traces from the app with other players and find out who has been on the crime scene.

 


Aim of the murder mystery game

 

Find the murderer by interrogating players, investigating clues and sharing informatioen with other players.

 

Remember! Not every player can be trusted.

 

The murder mystery game consists of three rounds. 

 

Round 1: Suspects

 

Introduce yourself to the group. Read the part “Who am I?” Ask each player about his/her alibi. Where was he/she around the time of the murder? 

 

Mission: ask each player for his/her alibi around the time of the murder? Whom of the players can confirm the alibi? Use the location map on page 6 of your murder file.

 

If a player does not confirm the alibi, he/she is a suspect. Players may lie about their alibi. Enter the names of your suspects in the App. You will get 5 points for each correct answer.

 

 

 

Round 2: Main suspects

 

Anonymous witnesses saw a number of persons around the time of the murder. It is your task to complete their description. Share your witness statements with other players.

Mission 1: interrogate the players about the statements given and the clues. In this way, uncover the possible motive for the murder, see page 8 in your murder file. 

 

* Tip: Use the App to get clues about your suspects. Per player you can request 6 clues. Each clue costs 3 points.

 

Mission 2: Investigate which characters are seen on the crime scene.

 

Share your profile sketch and description sketch with other players to get a better idea about the main suspects.

 

Beware! There are saboteurs with false information. A saboteur want to sabotage the murder investigation. So check your anwers twice.

 

Enter the names of your main suspects in the App. For each correct main suspect you receive 10 points. These points can be used for clues (see explanation clues).

Round 3: Murderer

 

At the crime scene, 8 traces have been found, of which each player has received 4.

 

Mission: collect the missing traces and find out whom has been on the crime scene. 

 

Beware! The saboteur has false traces. Therefore, check your received traces for accuracy. Find one other player with the same track.

 

Enter the name of your murderer in the App and give his/her motive for murder. If you are the murderer than you enter the name of the saboteur and his/her motive for sabotage.

End of the murder mystery game

 

Have you found a player without an alibi, with substantiated suspicions and clues? A player who conforms to your witness statement and with traces at the place of the murder? Then you have found the murderer. 

 

The murderer owns up after all players have received their final points.


Roles murder mystery game

Each player receives a murder file with information about the victim, his or her character, statements, questions, and clues.

 

Person involved
If you play the role of "Involved" than you know the victim. Recently you have been in contact with the victim. For the time of the murder you have an alibi.
 
 
You did not commit the murder.
Saboteur
If you play the role of a saboteur, you know the victim. You have recently been in contact with the victim. For the time of the murder you have an alibi.
 
You did not commit the murder, but you have the task to sabotage the murder investigation.
 
As a saboteur you have one of the following assignments:
 
A. Claim the murder. You receive money from an anonymous source to claim the murder.
 
B. To blame a person falsely. You have a motive to accuse one of the players falsely for murder.
 
 
In round 2 you provide false information. Use your false profile sketch and description sketch to mislead players, see App "My Witnesses."
 
 
In round 3 you sabotage the murder investigation by providing false tracks. You will find your false tracks in your App, see "My Traces".
Suspect
If you the role as a suspect in the murder game, you will know the victim. You have no alibi for the time of murder.
 
 
 
There are statements and clues that identify you as a possible murder. However there are no traces on the crime scene to identify you directly too the murder.
 
 
 
You did not commit the murder.
Main suspect
 
Do you play the role of main suspect in the murder mystery game? Then you know the victim. You do not have an alibi and there are statements and clues that identify you as a possible murder.
 
 
There is a signature and description sketches, provided by anonymous witnesses, that you look like. Some of your traces have been found on the crime scene.
 
 
You did not commit the murder.
Murderer
Do you play the role of the murderer, then it's all about you. You know when, why and how you committed the murder.
 
 
There are traces, clues, statements and witnesses that can condemn you.
 
 
You have one mission: find a saboteur. One of the players is a saboteur, a person or persons who deliberately provides false information.
 
 
At the end of round 3 you enter the name of your saboteur in the and his/her motive for sabotage in the App.
 
 
You receive 15 points for a correct saboteur and 10 points for the right motive.

Preparations for a mystery game

Requirements:

 

1. Printer
Print the received murder file, single sided, in color on white A4 paper.
 
 
 
No option to print? No problem, choose in our ordering processfor for a printed version of your murder game. Murder Secret will send you the printed murder files. 
2. Smartphone

You need a smartphone with internet connection to use the App.

 
The App contains personal information and will keep your score. during the murder game. See further explanation App.

Scores murder mystery game
Round 1: Suspects
 
In the first round you can win up to 25 points.
 
For each correct suspect, players with the role saboteur and involved receive 5 points.
 
The murderer, main suspects and suspects receive by a correct suspect 6,25 points.
Round 2: Main suspect
 
In the second round you can win a maximum of 30 points.
 
For each main suspect the players with the role involved and saboteur receive 10 points.
 
The murderer and main suspects receive for each correct main suspect 15 points.
 
In round 2 there are clues available. Use the App for clues and receive extra information about the selected character. Every clue you ask for cost 3 points. The points will be deducted from your total score.
 
 
Round 3: Murderer
 
In the third round you can win a maximum of 25 points. For the right murder you receive 15 points, for correct motive for murder you receive 10 points.
 
 
The murderer, who has to find a saboteur, receives 15 points for a right saboteur and 10 points for the correct motive for sabotage.
 
 
In the third round you can still use the App for clues. Every clue you ask for costs 3 points. The points will be deducted from your total score.
 
 
Beware! Players with an equal number of points, will the winner be the one with the fastest time.

Explanation
Alibi
 

Proof that you were not at the crime scene during the murder. This proof is given when two characters were simultaneously at the same place, which is other than the crime scene.

Clues

 

After each round you score points for correct answers (see scores). The points scored can be exchanged for clues through the App.

Each player can request the following clues:

  1. House search
  2. Police report
  3. Criminal record
  4. Lie detector test
  5. Behavioural analysis
  6. Desk research

Requesting clues costs three points per clue, and they are subtracted from your total number of points.

Motive

 

Players who have the roles of 'murderer', 'main suspect' or 'suspect' have a motive for murder. The motive becomes apparent through the statements given and the answers to the questions in the murder file.

Mission
 
Only the saboteur has been given the task to mislead players. He or she possesses false information with which he or she can mislead players.
Passport
Each player receives a passport, which can be found in the App.
 
 
The passport contains personal details, such as name, gender, nationality, date of birth, height, shoe size and fingerprint.
 
 
The data are used in round 2 witness statements and round 3 traces.
Tracks

 

At the crime scene 8 tracks were found, of which each player has received 4. You may ask other players for tracks which you do not possess. In this way you complete the series of tracks and come closer to the murderer.

Tips & Tricks
 
In the App under subject "My role" you will find a list of Tips & Tricks for your role. 
 
 
Useful tool to determine your strategy in the murder game.
Statements
 
Incriminating statements were made which supply a possible motive for murder. Confront players with incriminating information and discover his or her motive.
Questions

 

On the basis of the statements, Inspector Young Blood has drawn up a list of questions. Interrogate characters to clarify his or her role.


App instructions mystery game

 

After each round, you give your answers in the app. Go to "Enter answer" and select the name of your character by clicking the arrow.

 

Have you entered all the character names? Click on confirm and see your results. 

 

Scoreboard
Summary of characters
 
 
Do you want to know which characters participate in the murder mystery game?
 
Go to "Overview of characters". You will see a passport of each character.
My passport
Each player receives a digital passport, which is used during the murder mystery game. The passport is to be used to identify yourself.
 Passport for Murder Game
 
In round 1 to identify yourself
 
 
In round 2 you use your passport to compare your photos with testimonials, such as profile and description sketch.
 
 
In Round 3 you use the passport to compare tracks, such as clothing fibers, hair color, shoe size, fingerprint.
 
 
 
My role
 
Each player plays a role in the murder mystery game. Which role you play in the murder mystery game is stated in the app under "My role".
 
 
There is also more information about Tips & Tricks. Tips & Tricks provides strategic advice about your role in the murder mystery game. 
Enter answers

 

After each round you enter your answers in the app. Go to "Enter you answers", select the name of your character by clicking the arrow. Have you selected all you all characters, press enter to confirm. Immediately you will see your score.