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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
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.
|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.|
|Gender:||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).|
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! Rukmini on Dec 30th 2020
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! Deborah on Nov 7th 2020
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! Melissa Doell on Nov 6th 2020
A perfect pandemic activity to do with friends and family! Unknown on Nov 5th 2020