FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT DO I GET WHEN I PURCHASE AN ONLINE MURDER MYSTERY PARTY KIT?

When you purchase a murder mystery party kit you will receive a PDF document which will include all the information you need to host the game. Your package will include

1. Instructions for how to host and run the party.

2. The scenario for the murder that needs to be solved.

3. Printable clues and backstory for each character.

5. Who committed the murder, how and why they did it.

ARE YOU AVAILABLE TO HELP HOST THE PARTY?

Perhaps you are having a work event and would like someone to help host the party. Yvonne or Sam are available to host parties held in Central Otago for an additional hosting fee. To discuss availability and cost for hosting please email malcolmmurdermysteries@gmail.com

IS IT POSSIBLE TO GET A CUSTOM MURDER MYSTERY WRITTEN?

We love writing a good murder mystery and would be happy to write you a custom murder mystery for your party. Please email malcolmmurdermysteries@gmail.com to discuss your request and to receive a quote.

HOW MANY PEOPLE DO WE NEED?

Each murder mystery game has a different number of characters, however there is always a minimum number that is required for the mystery to unfold correctly. Our murder mysteries don't go any lower than 10 participants. Please refer to the murder mystery tab for exact numbers that each mystery contains.

CAN I USE THE MURDER MYSTERY AS A FUNDRAISER?

Yes these events make great and easy fundraisers. All you will need to do is send your guests their character information and let them know how much it will cost to attend your event. In the past we have charged between $10 and $20 per person. We normally also have some quick games during the evening where partygoers must donate a gold coin to participate in each game. Example of games include: Heads or Tails, Music Trivia, Horse Racing etc. Feel free to contact us if you need more ideas.


In order to ensure that you maximise your fundraising, we suggest using someones house as a hosting location and asking guests to bring a plate of nibbles. 

CAN WE CONTACT YOU IF WE HAVE ANY QUESTIONS?

Yes you can contact us by email at malcolmmurdermysteries@gmail.com if you have any questions on how to run your event.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?

There is no set time to complete the murder mystery although we have found that it will take around two hours.

WHAT HAPPENS IF SOMEONE CANCELS?

Ideally you would be able to replace the person who has cancelled with someone else. If it is not possible for you to find a replacement then you will need to read that persons character clue out at some stage during the night.

I'M NOT A GREAT ACTOR I'M WORRIED I WONT BE ABLE TO GET INTO CHARACTER

You don't have to be great at acting to participate in a murder mystery, anyone can do them. We have found that if people embrace their character by dressing up and arriving in character that the night is much more entertaining. We will provide a backstory for your character that you can use on the night to create conversation. 
It is a chance for you to have some fun and can be a nice escape from your everyday life. The more you get into your character the more fun you will have on the night.

CAN I PARTICIPATE IF I AM HOSTING?

Yes you can participate if you are hosting. If you want to participate then make sure you don't read the clues and backstory for each character. You can choose a character and only read about your own. For all other characters, fold them or put them in an envelope and give them to the participants.

ARE THESE MURDER MYSTERIES SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN?

The majority of our murder mysteries contain sexual references and are not suitable for children under the age of 18. 
If the murder mystery is family friendly this is specified in the Buy Murder Mysteries tab. The best mystery we offer for families is the Christmas Murder Mystery.

ARE THESE MURDER MYSTERIES FUN?

We believe that our murder mysteries are good fun and we have received good feedback from participants about how much they have enjoyed their murder mystery night (check out our testimonials page to see what people have said). We aim to make character story lines entertaining and have tried to use humor with regard to character names.  Ultimately it is up to each group regarding how much fun they will have on the night. It is as fun as you make it.