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A fun Mardi Gras murder mystery party for video chat platforms. 4-12 players, ages 14 and up.

Foul Play in the French Quarter | Virtual Murder Mystery

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Price:
$49.95
SKU:
FOULPLAY
Availability:
Instant download upon purchase (PDF, website, videos)
  • Product Description

    A fun Mardi Gras themed murder mystery party for video chat platforms. 4-12 players, ages 14 and up due to difficulty (and this is a bar setting in the story, but there is no highly-inappropriate content). 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. 

    Note: you will be given an optional 4 required player list upon purchase - you can opt to view it if you have 4-5 players total.

    This game was released in January, 2021.

    5-star.jpg  Click here to review the details regarding the challenge level 

    HELPFUL LINKS: 

     Click here to view the character list!
     Click here for the free, printable invitation!
     Click here for the 4 player expansion pack.
    Click here to check out the Murder Mystery Prop Emporium!
     Direct your guests to the corresponding pre-game site at 'Your Mystery Party'
    YourMysteryParty.com 

    YOU WILL RECEIVE:     

    • Host instruction file - including bonus games to play virtually, player instructions, and a timeline sheet (abbreviated instructions) for your event.
    • Optional to use: checklists for the host.
    • 12 character packets (PDF files) to send to your players in advance of the party. They include instructions, a character bio, suspect list, and three rounds of game play (optional pre-game, round one materials, round two materials). 
    • Solution keys for the game - host can play along without spoiling the game.
    • Editable text field player contact sheet for pre-game tasks
    • Three videos to stream:
      • Two required sheriff videos to keep the game moving with captions and back-up transcript. 
      • One solution video 
    • Free invitation (optional to use)
    • Free pre-game website (optional, but suggested)
    • Spectator file if you have more players in the game. 
    • Optional alternate endings 
    If you wish to host this (or any other) game for profit, you will need a commercial license or provide us with your 501C number for a charity fundraiser - click here.   Note: we are not issuing waivers between September 2021 and January 2022.

     Synopsis 

    An oil tycoon named Trais Fontenot is hosting an exclusive Mardi Gras event for the who's who of New Orleans. The shindig's location will be the famous One-Eyed Blacksmith Bar – an 18th-century cottage on Bourbon Street. The hotspot is one of the oldest surviving structures and served as a blacksmith's home during the Spanish Colonial period. The bar is plagued with a rich history peppered with scandals, murder, and mayhem.
    The year has been full of discord and strife among the citizens of the Big Easy, and Trais believes that hosting a Fat Tuesday party will help to mend wounds, rebuild bridges, and kindle old friendships. 
    You have received an invitation, and even though many of your foes will be there, you'll put on your best Mardi Gras attire and be at the bash with bells on. 
    This is where your story begins.

  • Other Details

    Minimum age: 14 for difficulty. There is a 'bar' setting, so note to parents.
    Number of players: 4-12 with the main game. With the purchase, you'll receive the optional-to-view 4 required character list.
    Gender: All gender flexible
    Expandable / Expansion pack?: There is a 4 player expansion pack (purchased separately) that adds non-suspect characters (they have roles in the game). Also, a spectator file of bar staff that covers up to 100+ players (non-suspects).
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    1. We loved it!

      This game is a lot of fun. The clues were challenging, but solvable. I highly encourage you to read the alternate endings at the end of the night! I encourage you to have excel sheet to have on a share screen as the suspect's give their clues. It helped us organize and solve! You will see what I mean when you play. No spoilers! on Mar 4th 2021

    2. We loved it!

      This game is a lot of fun. The clues were challenging, but solvable. I highly encourage you to read the alternate endings at the end of the night! I encourage you to have excel sheet to have on a share screen as the suspect's give their clues. It helped us organize and solve! You will see what I mean when you play. No spoilers! on Mar 4th 2021

    3. Good fun!

      Played this mystery party virtually with a group of 9 friends. It was very easy to set up and get the materials out. Everything was so well organized and straightforward for me the host. The story and clues were entertaining, the additional challenges were fun, and the alternative endings were hilarious! We played the game, two mini challenges and had a break for dinner, so it took us 3 hours but we were having fun and not in a rush. All in all a great activity for the price and I would recommend giving it a try! on Feb 22nd 2021

    4. Fun virtual team bonding event for Companies

      I thought this was a really fun game to play at one of our team bonding events at my Company. I was the host and I must say it took quite some time to prep everything. We played with 10 players, which I think was a little much. The common feedback was that the 10 players had a lot of information to share and it was difficult to keep up. In the end the two challenges and additional documentation helped narrow it down and most people guessed the murderer correctly. however, in the future we are probably going to play with 7-8 players and ensure that every player is appropriately prepared and can the information their character has in a summarized version. The full game took us 1.5 hours and we tried to rush through it bc we had limited time. But overall it was fun and everyone dressed up and it was more entertaining than a regular happy hour. on Feb 12th 2021

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