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.   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!  (This game does not have required video content as some of the other virtual games.)


    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)
    • Spectator file - if you wish to add non-suspect/non-character players to play along.
    • Optional host list for 4 required players - only open if you intend on hosting with 4 or 5 players. 


     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 unique suspect roles in the main game.
    Gender of players: Flexible.
    Expansion pack/ expandable?: No. 10 is the max of character roles. However, you can have spectators play along. There is an optional PDF file to download for these spectators - add up to 100+ players.
  • Product Reviews


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    1. Great family game

      So much fun! We played with only 4, in person and it worked out well. Detailed instructions made it easy to be the host and still be an active player.
      We will be doing more mysteries in the future!
      Thank you!
      on Sep 19th 2020

    2. Great murder mystery game

      Used Google hangout to play with 8 friends. Instructions were easy to understand and worked well as a virtual game. Didn’t take too long either - lasted for two hours. Enjoyable game. on Jun 7th 2020

    3. Fun family activity

      I played it with my family of five and we all had a lot of fun.
      Highly recommended
      on Jun 6th 2020

    4. 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