To help you plan your next gaming night, we’ve compiled a list of some of our favourite murder mystery games. Each provides a slightly different feel and may be enjoyed by a wide variety of players, allowing you to pick the one that works best with your gaming rig and aesthetic preferences.
Games, in Brief: Top-Rated Suspense Titles
- One Night Ultimate Werewolf
- Exit: The Game – Dead Man on The Orient Express
- Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective – The Thames Murders & & Other Cases
- Hunt a Killer – Death at The Dive Bar
- University Games Murder Mystery Party Case Files: Underwood Cellars
- Deceptiveness: Murder in Hong Kong
- 13 Dead End Drive
- MicroMacro: Crime City
Brand name: Hasbro Gaming
Variety of Players: 2-6 Players
Approximately six people can play the classic murder mystery game Idea. You’re all suspects as you piece together evidence to figure out who killed Mr. Boddy of Tudor Mansion, where he was killed, and by what means.
Games One Night Ultimate Werewolf
One Night Ultimate Monster
Brand name: Bezier Games
Variety of Players: 3-10 Players
While Monster is a great game for large parties, One Night Ultimate Werewolf takes it in a more exciting, chaotic direction without a mediator, elimination, or rest periods. Fix the mystery of who the Werewolf is in one night by playing a quick game with a group of about ten people.
Brand name: Libellud
Variety of Players: 2-7 Players
In this game, one player plays the role of a distraught ghost who consults with the other players, who play the roles of psychics, to help them identify the murderer. It’s best played with a group of 7 people, and the entire game shouldn’t take more than 40 minutes to complete.
Games Exit: The Game – Dead Man on The Orient Express
Dead Man on the Orient Express – End of the Game
The Thames & Kosmos name brand
Number of Players: 1–4
With Exit: The Game, you can have all the fun of an Escape Room right in your own home. You’ll have to put on your Agatha Christie hat for this one and solve the crime before the train arrives. However, you can only play it once since you need to go through the entire products in package to jot down notes, fold, and cut different products.
Games Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective – The Thames Murders & & Other Cases
The Thames Murders and Other Cases, in which Consulting Detective Sherlock Holmes has a role
Market Cowboys is the Brand Name
Number of Players Ranging from 1 to 8
The video game Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: The Thames Murders & & Other Cases is similar to the classic detective novels in that it allows players to assume the role of the detective in order to solve a crime. This particular game features 10 mysteries to unravel, all of which take place in Victorian London and should keep murder mystery game night attendees occupied for some time.
Games Hunt a Killer – Death at The Dive Bar
Detective Work: A Murder at a Dive Bar
Hunt A Killer is the brand name.
There’s a Wide Array of Players: 1+
This is a great addition to the library of any true crime game lover. In Hunt a Killer: Death at the Dive Bar, you and your friends must figure out who killed Nick Webster, the proprietor of a dive bar in your area. You should set aside 45-60 minutes to complete it.
Games University Games Murder Mystery Party Case Files: Underwood Cellars
Underwood Cellars: A Case File from the University Games Murder Mystery Party
University Games is the brand name.
There’s a Wide Array of Players: 1+
The Underwood Cellars Murder Mystery Party Case Files will keep you busy for two hours or more if you’re looking for a more involved murder mystery to solve. You must solve the mystery of what happened to legendary Napa winemaker Cary Underwood, whose body was recently found after he went missing 20 years ago.
Games Deceptiveness: Murder in Hong Kong
Murder in Hong Kong and the Art of Deceit
Grey Fox Games is the brand name.
Number of Players: 4-12
Deception: Murder in Hong Kong is a much shorter at just 20 minutes than some of the games mentioned above. Like in the classic party game Werewolf, you and your friends must work together to uncover the killer. Players assume roles as intriguing players as the Murderer, Companion, Forensic Scientist, Witness, and Investigators.
Winning Moves Games is the brand name.
Number of Players: 2 to 4
This game is similar to a parlour game version of Knives Out and hence is another classic murder secret game that gamers of all ages can enjoy. In this game, Aunt Agatha has passed away and, with no surviving relatives, has left her vast fortune to the highest bidder. One person can have it, but are you that person? Play with a group of about four people and lay traps to take out the opposition.
Games 13 Dead End Drive
Name of Manufacturer: Winning Moves Games
Different Numbers of Players: 2–4
Given that it’s essentially a parlour game version of Knives Out, this video game is another classic murder mystery that anyone can enjoy. In this game, Aunt Agatha has passed away and left her vast fortune to whoever can claim it first. Only one person can have it, might it be you? Play with a group of about four people, setting traps to wipe out the opposition.
Games MicroMacro: Crime City
Brand name: Pegasus Spiele
Variety of Players: 1-4 Players
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Pegasus Games is the brand name.
Number of Players: 1–4
There are 16 unique cases to solve in this game, and there’s a fun Where’s Waldo element to finding the answers. You’ll need a sharp eye to find everything, but there’s no need to strain your eyes because a magnifying glass is included in the package. It takes about 15–45 minutes to complete and may be played with up to four people.
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