Catch a Killer: The Murder of Abigail Ross

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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 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.


8 out of 10 murder mystery rating difficulty.

Helpful Links:

 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: 

  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. 


Video files

  • Detective Chapman’s 48 hour video (round one)
  • 11 Witness Interrogation videos
  • Detective Chapman's 72 hour video (round two)

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)

  • 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


  • 4
    A great new game style!

    Posted by Unknown on Mar 2nd 2019

    Catch a Killer was the second game we've purchased from My Mystery Party, and it was by far our favorite! Being able to solve a murder on our time and without requiring everyone to participate/dress up was awesome! This mystery, in particular, was very challenging and will find you working hard to get all the details! I strongly suggest you use every bit of evidence available to you. Each item has information on it to help you understand the bigger picture! It was hard for us to decide WHEN to go from 48 to 72 hours, but I think once you are comfortable with several potential suspects, it is a good point to do that. There were a couple of details we were unsure about, and figuring how to tackle all the evidence was a little challenging, and we still have some questions that weren't really answered in the solution. Overall, we really loved this and look forward to the next one!

  • 5
    Fun, challenging murder case

    Posted by Crystal B. on Jan 26th 2019

    This murder case was fun and challenging. It was a nice mix of clues and video interviews. You for sure need a group of people that are actually excited to play and have patience to go through all the clues. That being said it was engaging, fun, and a great challenge.

  • 4
    Enthusiastic Group Needed!

    Posted by Taylor on Jan 3rd 2019

    I played this with my family of 4. We very much enjoyed the plot. I would have liked to have had the work sheets located with the first round. The difficulty level is spot on. I would totally play this again with a group of people that are a little more enthusiastic about solving the mystery. It took us about 4 hours with 2 people playing. I look forward to more Catch a Killer stories! ---------------------------------------------- From MMP Staff: the worksheets were at the end of the file and we now see that looked like they belonged with Round Two. We've corrected that and placed them with the Round One materials. Thank you for your feedback! Can't wait for you to play again!

  • 5

    Posted by Alisha on Jan 2nd 2019

    This game was very well though out! It took my husband and I about 4ish hours to complete (food break included in that time) I really enjoyed the difficulty. It made for a fantastic date night in. I look forward to seeing what else is in store!

  • 5

    Posted by Jay Cochran on Jan 1st 2019

    Played this New Year’s Eve with 10 people and it was amazing!! The story and all the materials were super in depth and the video interviews were a nice touch, definitely one of the best murder mystery events I’ve hosted and everyone had a good time and loved it! Just difficult enough that we had multiple different guesses throughout but definitely not an impossible solve.

  • 5
    Challenging murder case!

    Posted by Unknown on Dec 25th 2018

    We broke this out after opening presents on Christmas morning and played as a group. It made our casual gathering suspenseful and full of wonder. We talked in depth about the details of the case. The code was tricky. After round 1, we ate some more and cross referenced the suspects and evidence. Round 2 was shorter but we were motivated to bring justice to Abigail. It took us 5 hours to play but that's because we dragged it out. If you're hosting a formal event, I'm sure you can speed it up.