Murder in Dreary Hollow virtual murder mystery game.

Murder in Dreary Hollow | Virtual Murder Mystery

Instant download upon purchase (PDF files)
  • Product Description

    An intriguing murder mystery game for 4-10 players, ages 13+ to be played at home or in a virtual setting. This game takes about two hours to play. This is the instant download version of the game - no waiting, no shipping fees - download and play - no printing is needed.  The game can be played in two ways - at home with a group or via a video-chat service of your choice. 


    4 out of 10 difficulty rating for a mystery party

    Helpful Links: 
     Click here to view the character list!
     Click here for the free, printable invitation!
    Click here to check out the Murder Mystery Prop Emporium! 
     Direct your guests to the corresponding pre-game site at 'Your Mystery Party'



    Leota Xavier was the most despised lady in the town of Dreary Hollow. With a sharp tongue and scowls galore, this spinster managed to make more enemies than friends during her miserable lifetime. A five-time widow with more money than good sense, she had retired from being the headmistress at Dark Harbor Preparatory School long ago. She lived alone in a mansion on the outer edge of town with nine cats and terrorized the townsfolk when her butler drove her into town.  To nobody’s surprise, Leota’s body was discovered in her front yard early this morning. The Dreary Hollow Police have summoned you. You either have the missing pieces of the puzzle needed to solve the case, or you are a prime suspect.   This is where your story begins.


    You will receive:  

    • Host instruction file - including bonus games to play virtually, player instructions, and a timeline sheet (abbreviated instructions) for your event.
    • 10 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 and game challenge - host can play along without spoiling the game.
    • Editable text field player contact sheet for pre-game
    • Free invitation (optional to use)
    • Free pre-game website (optional, but suggested)


     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 2020 and January 2021.


    Note: we are unable to set up nor assist with technical support for the video chat service - for advice on how to use a video chat, you'll need to contact whatever program's tech service you plan to use - if you are not already familiar.  Also, at least one player will need internet access to be able to search for information. 



  • Other Details

    Minimum Age: 13 for difficulty. This game is a 5 rated game, but has appropriate content.
    Number of Players: 4-10 players
    Gender of players: either
    Expansion pack/ expandable?: No. 10 is the max of character roles. However, you can have spectators play along.
  • Product Reviews


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    1. They had fun but nobody got close of the solution

      Used this game for my daughter who turned 13. This was may be a little bit too difficult for a group of 12-13 yo girls playing this type of game for the first time. They still enjoyed it and had fun. on May 21st 2020

    2. Super fun!!

      My friends and I had a blast doing this murder mystery party! We did it virtually, using Zoom, and it was nice that our friends in another country were able to play with us. Everyone got really into character and played it up. Only two of the nine playing were able to figure out who the murderer was. Great mystery!

      As a reference, because I wasn't sure what age was the target audience for these when looking through previous reviews...we're all in our early 30's and everyone had a great time.
      on May 18th 2020

    3. Absolutely ripper

      We played Murder in Dreary Hollow over zoom with each character played by a pair.

      Everyone had a blast and we even had 3 groups guess the murderer correctly in the end.

      Really fun night and worked fine playing virtually. We have also played a different murder mystery off the site in person and felt that the experience was still there for the virtual version.

      Get way to spend my iso birthday.
      on May 13th 2020

    4. Great Fun During Quarantine!

      A group of friends who usually gather for board games and breakout rooms opted for this virtual murder mystery party over Zoom. The instructions are SO thorough and I felt very comfortable as "host" leading the group through the mystery. The tips from previous hosts were very helpful as well. This was our first time using My Mystery Party, but won't be our last! on May 12th 2020

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