Catch a Killer: The Murder of Abigail Ross
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 interrogation videos, coroner's report, call logs, and more. This will provide you with hours of entertainment (~3-5 hours). 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.
This game is for ages 16 and up for difficulty, 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! The boxed version of this game is now available - see the link below under 'helpful links.'
There are 13 required videos to play during the game consisting of two videos from Detective Chapman and 11 witness interrogation videos. You can download the videos from your account upon purchase, stream from YouTube or Vimeo, or download from Vimeo. The videos 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.
Note: game content contains violence associated with the details of a murder, cult activities, and alcohol.
NO ANNOYING SUBSCRIPTION REQUIRED - SOLVE THE CASE IN ONE SETTING.
- Boxed version The instant download cannot be gifted, as there are no game-license transfers allowed with the game license.
- Free printable invitation
- Corresponding pre-game invitation site at Your Mystery Party
PLAY SOLO OR AS A GROUP: there 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:
- 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).
- 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.
YOUR GAME WILL INCLUDE:
- Detective Chapman’s 48 hour video (round one)
- 11 Witness Interrogation videos
- Detective Chapman's 72 hour video (round two)
- A password-protected website at YourMysteryParty.com containing additional evidence and links to the videos at Your Mystery Party
Materials to print (or you could simply view the PDF)
- Narrative Report Case 081068-AR.NPD (murder of Abigail Ross) by Detective Chapman
- Victim’s Identification Form (Form V-100)
- Coroner’s Report (autopsy)
- List of witnesses (abbreviated)
- Print out of GoFundMe page (Damian Lee)
- Social media posts of interest (5)
- Cellular telephone records (3)
- A flyer of interest (1)
- Traffic Accident Report (1)
- Nevermore area map
- Incident Reports (2)
- Crime Lab Reports (3)
- Witness Statement (1)
- Special report (1)
- Photocopies of receipts of potential interest (3)
Murder Mystery Synopsis
Have you ever wanted to be a famous criminal psychologist assisting a homicide detective to solve a nationally-publicized case? Here is your chance to step into the shoes of Dr. Gold and embark upon a wild and frenzied challenge where you will accept Detective Chapman’s request and delve into the sordid lives of eleven witnesses to see if they might be guilty of a heinous murder. Detective Philip Chapman has called upon you for help, as the murder of Abigail Ross is receiving international attention and is trending on all platforms of social media.
It is the 48-hour mark after the murder, and you will now step into the role of Dr. Casey Gold – a top criminal psychologist who directs the BAU (Behavioral Analysis Unit) of the FBI. Time is of the essence, and no stone should be left unturned. Can you solve the case before the murderer gets away?
If you wish to host this (or any other) game for profit, you will need a commercial license - click here.
- Minimum age:
- 16 due to difficulty, violence associated with details of a murder, cult activities, and alcohol
- Difficulty rating:
- Not for novices - 8/10
- Gender of character roles:
- Either - this is not a role playing game.
- Number of players in the main game:
- Play alone or add as many players as you wish. It's unlimited.
- Date of publication:
- November 2018
- Unique content:
- Downloadable & streamable video content
I bought this game to try out this company's mysteries alone because I'm planning to host a mystery party soon, and wanted to make sure these would be a good party choice. The instructions, videos, and printed evidence were all top-notch, and the story was very detailed and immersive! I ended up inviting a friend to do this one with me, and we had an amazing time over the course of three days looking at all the evidence, making timelines, and discussing theories! We spent time alone going through everything but we also met up in person and talked about it on the phone. I really loved the flexibility of being able to solve this mystery either alone or with others, and it was so great I will definitely be buying more! I will say that the "Sherlock" challenge level is probably not what I'll choose for a larger party, but it was perfect for getting deeply immersed in a few days of mind-bending fun!
Having just got into murder mysteries, my boyfriend and I are consuming everything we can. We happened upon the case of Abagail Ross and were instantly intrigued by the content; fingerprint and trace evidence reports, video interviews, call logs! Oooh we shall indeed step up our murder mystery game and boy did we. By the end we felt like veteran detectives trying to solve the case because the chief is breathing down our necks to “get it done!”. We did and we brought that poor girl justice. Overall excellent game, super and unexpectedly immersive and definitely entertaining ( easily 10+ hours for the advanced players; took us 3 days)! Definitely recommend!!! 10/10!
This was really fun to do. A good date night game. I will get more of them.
My teenage daughter and her friends loved this game!! It was very detailed and interesting! It took 3 hours so it was well worth the investment!
Catch a Killer: The Murder of Abigail Ross For three true crime enthusiasts and podcast hosts, we were thrilled to get the opportunity to play and review the product from ‘My Mystery Party.’ From the customer service, to ordering the product, things went very smoothly. When it came time for the day to get together and play ‘catch a killer,’ I ensured my laptop was fully charged and that I had access to all the appropriate files. Note: this is done all virtually. Just make sure you have a notebook and pen in hand! After concluding the 1st and 2nd phases of the game, and successfully guessing our murderer, we had a blast playing detective and sharing our notes over a bottle of wine. I am more of a hands-on type of individual so when I get the chance to have something in front of me (whether that be a book or a board game), I choose to have that instead of virtually. I did feel it was a lot of going back and forth from the videos you needed to watch and back to the checklist to ensure you were going in order and not missing anything. Maybe it would have been better from a desktop instead of a laptop (we did it from a MacBookPro) or even two screens would have been helpful even? Overall, My Mystery Party offers a great product to get your mind rushing and if you like true crime, you will not be disappointed! I recommend you hop on over to https://www.mymysteryparty.com/ and check out their products today! With just a click away, you can have a murder mystery game downloaded instantly! Thank you My Mystery Party! Uncorked Crime (uncorkedcrime.com)
I did this with my mom as a mother's day gift because she loves anything crime related and we did a murder mystery dinner party recently with scripts and all . I figured this would be a different spin on it . It was amazing ! It was put together so well! With the video interviews of the suspects and all the documents u had to review! I loved that it was all an easy download and it was so much fun . Will definitely order from here again soon
This game was very intriguing and made your think like a real detective. We split the game into two nights which made it feel like a real case and also gave us time to look at the evidence. I would definitely recommend this game if you like true crime stories.
As a superintendent for a small school district I looking for a teambuilding activitiy for staff and faculty, I hit the jackpot for teambuilding in this product. I sent out the Murder Mystery invitations to staff and faculty prior to my arrival on campus. When I arrived at the meeting place the participants were ready to go. I divided the group into two teams and followed the instructions. While neither team accurately identified the murderer, I heard multiple conversations about where they went wrong in their thinking. The next day the group came together for another teambuilding activity but continued to talk about the murder mystery and how they went home rethinking the case!
We ordered this for our daughters bday ( she is 23) and played as a group! She was bringing home her boyfriend for the first time and it was a BLAST!!!! What a great ice breaker for the weekend! Was great to play as a group and hear everyones input. Each person seemed to notice details that were not noticeable to everyone. We will definitely be downloading more mysteries!