Catch a Killer | Nevermore Strangler

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The Catch a Killer case file mystery games are a one of a kind experience. Unlike our other mystery games, the Catch a Killer games are not role-playing and may be played solo or with a group. Instead, you step into the shoes of a famous criminal psychologist, Dr. Gold, and help solve whodunit by sleuthing a case file full of evidence such as videos, coroner's reports, suspect profiles, and more. This will provide you with hours of entertainment (~3-5 hours). This is a case of a serial killer - therefore, it is intense! 

This game is for ages 16 and up for difficulty and dark content (it's a serial killer), and may be played solo or with a group of any size. This game is not for novices - only choose this game if you're in for a challenge and serious sleuthing! This is the instant download upon purchase. You'll have everything you need to play the game at click of a button once you purchase the game. No need to wait, no shipping fees. 

There will be 5 required videos to play during the game consisting of 3 videos from Detective Rue and 2 witness interviews. There will be some audio tracks that are required, as well. You can download the videos and tracks from your account upon purchase, stream from YouTube or Vimeo, or download from Vimeo. The videos/tracks are able to be downloaded prior to the game - so no WiFi is needed to host the game. There is a corresponding website at Your Mystery Party that goes along with the game, as well - but does not have to be used to play the game. It is helpful, however. Check all links to websites and passwords, as well as video files before your event if you are hosting this with other people. Since there are a lot of moving parts, you don't want any technical difficulties bogging you down.

No annoying subscription required - solve the case in one setting. This is the instant download - download and play without any delay - avoid shipping fees. 

 6-star.jpgThis game was updated on 05/12/2020.

Helpful Links:

 Corresponding pre-game site at Your Mystery Party

 Boxed version - The boxed version is a fantastic gift. Place the recipient's name in the text field of the shopping cart on your order. The instant download cannot be gifted, as there are no game-license transfers allowed with the game license.

PLAY SOLO OR AS A GROUPthere is a lot of flexibility on how to play this game. You can play by yourself and solve the case in one night or spread out the fun and intrigue over time and work on the case at your leisure. You can take your time and spread out the fun over multiple nights – this is a challenging game. 

 Alternatively, you can host a party (or two or three) and solve the case as a group. There are two ways to play with a group:

  1. Work together as an investigative team. Don’t move on with the case unless everyone agrees or at least debates the issues until you have an agreement (or you agree to disagree).
  2. Work together on the investigation but have each player (or smaller teams of players) submit an individual guess of whodunit. The materials will be available to the group equally, but each player (or team) will take notes and come to conclusions independently. They can discuss the case, but with a competitive edge. You can declare winners after the solution is presented.


Media files

  •  Detective Rue's 48 hour video (round one)
  • 2 witness videos (round one, round two)
  • 2 audio tracks (given as videos - 1 in round one, 1 in round two)
  • Detective Rue's 72 hour video (round two) 
  • Detective Rue's solution video

Online materials 

  •   A password-protected website at containing additional evidence and links to the videos at Your Mystery Party.  

Materials to print (or you could simply view the PDF/websites)

  • List of suspects
  • Person of Interest forms (6)
  • Victim Files. Including: 
    • Narrative Reports (for all victims of the strangler) by detectives 
    • Victims' Identification Forms (Forms A121-B)
    • Coroner’s Reports (autopsies)
    • Crime Lab Reports – Fingerprint, Toxicology, Trace Evidence, etc
  • Head shots of suspects (6)
  • Helpful forms for your investigation (2)
  • Head shots of suspects
  • Incident reports (1)

Murder Mystery Synopsis:

Have you ever dreamed of being a famous criminal psychologist assisting with an intriguing serial killer case? If the answer is yes, it's time for you to step into the shoes of Dr. Gold with the Behavioral Analysis Unit of the FBI. You will accept Special Agent Rue's request for assistance and probe the lives of six suspects in hopes of catching the elusive and cunning killer known as the Nevermore Strangler. This un-sub has terrorized the eastern seaboard for weeks and is now toying with the investigators, daring to be caught. It is the 48-hour mark since the FBI took over the case, and you must make haste and get to work. Time is not your friend. Can you solve the case before more lives are claimed?

If you wish to host this (or any other) game for profit, you will need a commercial license - click here. 

Minimum age:
16 and up due to difficulty and the dark theme of serial killing
Difficulty rating:
Moderate, 6/10
Gender of character roles:
Either - you're solving a case as Dr. Gold - no role-playing is involved.
Number of players in the main game:
Play solo or with a group of any size - this is non-role playing
Date of publication:
May 2020
Unique content:
Downloadable & streamable video content


  • 5
    Lots of fun!

    Posted by Meagan on Jul 24th 2020

    We had so much fun with this game! Our group of friends loves escape rooms, and this was the perfect stay at home way to enjoy the same kind of fun! The instructions are easy to follow so everyone can be involved. It had us guessing until the very end!

  • 5
    Great challenge, Great family experience

    Posted by Lincoln on Jul 18th 2020

    The game was well set out with quality materials and easy to follow instructions. A Hugh bonus was the ability to download the materials and play straight away. Great entertainment for groups and family. You have to work hard to solve the crime and makes solving it all the more rewarding.

  • 5
    Fun Family Game Night!

    Posted by Lynda Elliott on May 8th 2020

    We really enjoyed trying to figure out who done it!

  • 4
    Solved with my best friend

    Posted by April Lynn Reed on May 1st 2020

    This was an excellent and complex mystery to solve. Attention to detail is required. Would be great to do as a group. Will require time, and attention. Took us all day to complete.

  • 5
    Lots of Fun!

    Posted by Allison on Apr 28th 2020

    We had a great time figuring this mystery out. Great way to spend family time together. A challenge for sure - kept us guessing! just when we thought we knew the answer; another clue pointed us in another direction

  • 5
    SO MUCH FUN! If you love true crime and mystery, this is for you!!

    Posted by Allison on Apr 22nd 2020

    This game is awesome!! It has all the great elements of a crime and mystery! It’s suspenseful, hair-raising, challenging, and intriguing. The attention to detail is like no other mystery game I’ve experienced. You are fully immersed in this crime and you feel like a real detective. It’s perfect for groups or if you’re playing solo! Although playing solo had me looking over my shoulder and jumping at any noise I heard. It’s easy to start/stop and play at your own pace. The perfect at-home activity for anyone who enjoys true crime and wants a challenge.

  • 5
    Fun, challenging mystery

    Posted by Esmerelda on Apr 18th 2020

    If you want a challenge and a fun evening this is for you. The attention to detail is great and it's fun to pretend to be a slueth for a whole.

  • 5
    Great game and many hours of fun.

    Posted by Anthony Vitiello on Apr 18th 2020

    Loved the game and it kept us busy for 3+ hours we found it very intriguing and fun. Definitely a must buy it your looking for something to do for a game night.

  • 5
    This one is a real thinker!

    Posted by Desiree Ronquist on Apr 14th 2020

    Super interesting storyline that kept me busy for hours. I investigated alone and there was so much info. Really so detailed I felt like I was truly investigating this serial killer. This volume of Catch a Killer is perfect for the seasoned sleuth who wants a real challenge!