Catch a Killer: The Murder of Benjamin Crum
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. If you would rather have a boxed set &/or wish to give this as a gift, go to the boxed set link below.
This game is for ages 15 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!
There will be 13 required videos to play during the game consisting of 2 videos from Detective Chapman and 6 witness interrogation videos, 3 vlogs from the victim and 2 follow up interviews. 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 - 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.
Note: this murder case game contains references to murder, mobsters, and violence.
NO ANNOYING SUBSCRIPTION REQUIRED - SOLVE THE CASE IN ONE SETTING.
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.
- 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
YOUR GAME WILL INCLUDE:
- Detective Kincaid's 48 hour video (round one)
- 8 Witness Interrogation videos (6 suspects, and 2 of them have 2 videos. Round one and two)
- 3 victim vlog videos (round one)
- Detective Kincaid'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)
- List of Witnesses
- Narrative Report BC-02145621Y (murder of Benjamin Crum) by Detective Kincaid
- Victim’s Identification Form (Form V-100)
- Transcript of Chief Austin’s Interview
- Coroner’s Report (autopsy)
- Questioned Document report with handwriting samples, evidence (2)
- Cellular telephone records of Benjamin Crum
- Incident reports (2)
- Crime Lab Reports – Fingerprint, Toxicology, Trace Evidence
- Devil’s Creek area map
- MSDS #1
- Helpful forms for your investigation (2)
- Head shots of suspects
- Stoplight logs (2)
- Unknown Sample Report
- MSDS #2
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 Kincaid’s request and probe the lives of six witnesses to determine if they are guilty of a dreadful murder. Detective Hunter Kincaid has called upon you for help, as the murder of Benjamin Crum is garnering global 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 un-turned. 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 of players:
- 15 due to difficulty, violence associated with details of a murder, and mobster activities.
- Difficulty rating:
- Challenging, 7/10
- Gender of character roles:
- Either - you are investigating a case, not playing a role.
- Number of players in the main game:
- Play alone or add as many players as you wish. It's unlimited.
- Date of publication:
- August 2019
- Unique content:
- Downloadable & streamable video content
Played this game with friends in different houses - we had a lot of fun and chats while solving the mystery. Would definitely recommend!
Bought this game to play with my sister over quarantine. It took us roughly five hours to finish the game. We were both in agreement with who the killer was and it was a great experience. We got to put our detective skills to the use and it was so much fun. Would definitely recommend!
We enjoyed playing this virtual game. Our group had a hard time deciding who the murder was. It was still entertaining and fun though!
I've played many of this company's other style of games and like those - this did not disappoint. We took about 3 hours on round one and less than 2 on the second round. My group of six were completely engaged the whole time. We even made our own evidence board! So much fun
We played with three people and it took us roughly five hours to finish. We were completely engaged the entire time and felt like we were really solving a crime! I was initially worried that there wasn’t enough information, but I was pleasantly wrong and felt well-equipped to make educated choices. Would recommend for anyone who enjoys solving mysteries!