A Night of Creeps, Haunts, & Murder | Virtual Mystery
Paranormal fans! This will be a night to remember for 6-13 players, ages 15+ (18 unique players with expansion pack (purchased separately) that includes a spectator file to add up to 100+ non-suspect roles). Each outrageous character is inspired from one of the thirteen spooky short stories in the new award-winning book by our author, Dr. Bon Blossman, and Zakk Myer - A Book of Creeps & Haunts. The game includes YA horror content, including ghosts, demons, witches, aliens, zombies, black magic. However, like the rest of our games, there is no foul language, sexual content, highly-inappropriate content, or drug references. This is the instant download version of the game - no shipping fees, no waiting, no hassle. This game takes approximately 2 hours to play. This murder mystery game was formatted to play on Zoom or other video chat - you send each player a PDF file before the game and meet up virtually to play! See product details below for further information.
Date of publication 5/27/20
- Click here to view the character list!
- Click here for the free, printable invitation!
- Click here for the 5 player expansion pack.
- Click here to check out the Murder Mystery Prop Emporium!
- Direct your guests to the corresponding pre-game site at 'Your Mystery Party'
The town of Amity Hill has been plagued with supernatural activity recently, and the residents have decided to band together and fight the unseen forces. Reports of alien invasions, evil ghosts, and other paranormal entities, have spread around town. The epicenter of the incidents has predominantly been in the neighborhood of Dreadthorn Oaks. Bartholomew Mugwort, the infamous founder of Mugwort, Inc., has agreed to host the gathering at his estate. You are one of the unfortunate individuals who have been overwhelmed by unnatural happenings of late. You have a regretful history with Mr. Mugwort, but you will put it aside and attend this meeting with bells on. This is where your story begins.
YOU WILL RECEIVE:
- Host instruction file - including bonus games to play virtually, player instructions, and a timeline sheet (abbreviated instructions) for your event.
- Optional to use: checklists for the host.
- 13 character packets (PDF files) to send to your players in advance of the party. They include instructions, a character bio, suspect list, and three rounds of game play (optional pre-game, round one materials, round two materials).
- Solution keys for the game - host can play along without spoiling the game.
- Editable text field player contact sheet for pre-game tasks
- Five videos
- Two butler videos to keep the game moving - it's a video of audio from the loudspeaker overhead with captions and back-up transcript..
- Two creepy whisper videos that give clues - it's a video of audio coming from ghosts with captions and back-up transcript.
- One solution video - it's a video of audio from the loudspeaker overhead with captions and back-up transcript.
- Free invitation (optional to use)
- Free pre-game website (optional, but suggested)
- Minimum age:
- 15 for horror content (ghosts, demons, witches, aliens, zombies, black magic). However, like the rest of our games, there is no foul language, sexual content, or drug references.
- Number of players:
- 6-13 (can be played with 4-5, but you'll need to have the packets available for the missing required players.) With the purchase, you'll receive the optional-to-view 4 required character list.
- 6 required players (3 either gender, 3 female) and 7 optional (4 female, 3 male).
- Expandable or Expansion pack?:
- Yes, there is a 5 mansion staff player expansion pack (purchased separately). Note: the optimal number of suspects in a virtual game is 10 or less. There is a spectator file with the expansion pack that covers up to 100+ players (non-suspects).
First off, before even purchasing this game I had a lot of questions about which game to purchase for our first time playing MM, and the responses were quick and very helpful! I was so grateful as I wanted the night to be as much fun as possible for my husband’s birthday during covid. Let me say, that the feedback after the game was great! “best night of my life”, “I haven’t laughed so much in awhile”, “can we make the pregame a week longer?” Haha it was so much fun! Our group is very engaged and embraced the characters wholeheartedly! The pre-game was a lot of fun, as we sent the group videos of our character, we improvised on the messages, etc... The actual night of the MM was also a lot of fun! I would say that the host needs to be very familiar with the sequence of events to make sure everything flows easily, as it can sort of dampen the atmosphere if you can’t open files or are struggling. No one guessed the murderer, but we all had a few cocktails and were enjoying the game in general! A week later and we are still referencing the game and the characters. Looking forward to the next!
I hosted a virtual Zoom party for 12 young adults with "A Night of Creeps, Haunts, and Murder" and everyone had a blast, including myself! Since this was my first time hosting and the first time any of the participants were playing a murder mystery game, I decided not to take part in the actual game itself but focus on logistics and making sure the game proceeded smoothly. The materials were great, the instructions for the host were clear, the character bios/scripts were well-written, the puzzles were constructed well, and the videos included with the package (for introducing the game, providing the solutions, etc.) were a nice touch. I had a question about the game and my email query was answered very promptly - I appreciated the quick customer service. Some specific comments: (i) I think the game worked especially well with our group because the people participating have been friends for a long time. Everyone got into character and had no trouble delivering dialogues or questioning one another. (ii) The puzzles were relatively easy for this group to solve, but to be fair, the game was advertised as moderate difficulty. (iii) There was some confusion among the group as to whether they had "secrets" or not. This was of reasonable importance in solving the murder and it confused the players when folks who technically didn't have secrets revealed some "secret", which was just part of their character bio and not really a "secret". So a note to the game makers: It would be nice to have a clearly labeled "SECRETS" section in the script. For characters who don't have a secret, have a sentence in that section that says something along the lines of "You don't have a secret to share" or "When asked if you have a secret to share, say no." Our group ultimately solved the murder correctly in spite of this confusion. (iv) The group really liked the fact that there were cooperative aspects to the game. All in all, this was an excellent purchase and provided 3 hours of great fun! I bought another murder mystery from a different company and it was nowhere as rich in content as this one was. I would definitely buy another game from this company!
This is the 4th Mystery Party game my friends and I have played together using Zoom. We selected this game to play on Halloween, and we're about to purchase the Holiday- themed one to play in December! I have loved everything we've played so far. Until now, Who Whacked the Mole was our favorite, but Creeps, Haunts and Murder was even better! This was something like "Clue," a traditional manor house mystery, but with all kinds of paranormal themes! The characters were quirky and delightful. This was just a great, fun story line and a joy to play! We loved that just about every character unveiled a hilarious secret in the 2nd part. We also roared with laughter reading the alternate endings for our characters! My little murder mystery group highly recommends this one!
We had a great night playing Creeps, Haunts and Murder! The instant downloads had everything needed to host successfully. I was even able to play along without knowing the killer until the end. You can play as whatever character you want. Some of the feedback I got from my guests was that they liked how they broke it down to discover the killer. The puzzles were great and the charatcer bios were so fun! I think having a separate device or print out of your character sheets is a MUST to really enjoy your experience. Also, its my personal opinion that it would be okay to let the guests read their character bios in Round 1 before the party starts. We all would have liked to be more familiar with our character as we asked questions and kept having to reread the bios a few times. Just stop before the maps and grim puzzles. :) ___________________________________________ FROM MMP STAFF: Thank you for your feedback! We are glad you guys had a blast! The host instructions do allow & encourage the players to read their character bios before the game. They just stop in the packets before they get to the round one materials. Also, if they view the pre-game site, they are given expanded bios and the opportunity to learn a bunch about each character before the game. We highly suggest taking advantage of the pre-game site. Again, thank you! We appreciate you!
A perfect pandemic activity to do with friends and family!
So fun. We needed a new Halloween outlet since we are still remote. This was super fun. It was a good bit of instructions. But made total sense once you read over twice. The challenges were harder than I thought! Videos were great and the right amount of cheesy! 8 of us and we had lots of fun and even dressed up! Pregame was fun too. I'd recommend to get in character!
We played the mystery via zoom between 10 family members in 6 different households. Most of us had paired up to cover the primary characters and one person took the role of one of the secondary characters. We had a blast! Everyone was prepared and really got into their characters, including costumes. Everyone also got into the pre-game portion, which went on all day prior to the evening when we played game. We got so involved in the game that after 2.5 hours we ran out of time to do the alternate endings. Everyone liked the fact that no one knew who the murderer was. We definitely plan doing another one in the near future and we highly recommend it.
We played as part of a "together, apart" team building event and had a blast playing! Everyone got really into it. We learned a member of our team can do a wicked Jersey accent! The puzzles were challenging, but not impossible. You really needed to work as a team to figure them out. No one was able to do all of them by themselves, which was cool. Getting started was a little confusing, but I think that'd be inherent in any game the first time around. The primary storyline is tight; some of the secondary ones felt like they really came out of left field, but were hilarious because of that when they were revealed! You really do need at least two screens to play though. One to see everyone and one to view the player packets or host packet and any side chatting you need/want to do. If you don't have multi-screens or devices, would definitely recommend printing things out.
We loved this murder mystery party pack. The mix of visual and printed materials was great. The time allotment was accurate. As the host, I loved having the checklist and timeline that were included. Only negative is that we wanted to play again! But this pack was a once and done. Be prepared with printer ink as each player has a packet of materials 14 pages long. -------------------------------------------------------------------------- From MMP Staff: For the virtual games - no printing is needed. If your players have access to two devices - one for viewing the PDF and the other for the video chat (i.e. Zoom) - they do not need to print anything. Most people use a phone or iPad to view and their laptop or PC to video chat. We are so glad you had a blast!