Pirate Murder Mystery Party Game
Arrrrrr, mateys! It's time to invite yer crew and have a shiverin' timbers good time at yer next pirate murder mystery party. This is a face-to-face traditional mingling formatted game. 8-10 players, ages 14+. 28+ unique players with both expansion packs. You can expand your guest list by using the expandable teams in the expansion pack #1 - expand to over 75 guests!
Select the party ready option above, and our staff will fold and slip the clue cards for rounds one, two, and three into the envelopes to prevent you from seeing spoilers on the round cards. If you do not select this option, you will have some assembly required with your kit.
Kit A: 10 unique roles
Free, 10 player printable invitation
Corresponding pre-game site for Kit A
Kit B: 20 unique roles
Free, 20 player printable invitation
Corresponding pre-game site for Kit B
Kit C-G: 38 unique roles plus expandable teams up to 78 players
Host character list for Kit C-G
Free, 38+ player printable invitation
Corresponding pre-game site for Kit C-G
Instant downloadable version - no shipping, no waiting
Captain Jack Blacksparrow has sent word to the most notorious pirate crews of the Caribbean Sea that he is seeking to recruit pirates for a journey to seek legendary treasures on Parrot Island. Accordingly, Cap’n Jack has summoned everyone to the Pillagin’ Pirate Tavern - a land-lubbin’ waterin’ hole owned by the ex-Leader of the Privateers and most dangerous pirate at sea—Sir Henry Barburosa. The pirates will gather at the pub to engage in a night of merriment, enjoying a break from the vile sea grog and drinking the tasty tavern rum.
Unfortunately, some potential guests of the gathering have depraved histories, but Sir Henry has vowed to keep the scallywags on their best behavior. Captain Jack Blacksparrow is apprehensive about getting swashbucklers together, but he does know this—at least one pirate is soon to be the wealthiest in the world. Cap’n Jack believes it will be him. This is where your story begins.
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- Minimum age:
- 14 years
- Difficulty rating:
- Moderate, 5/10
- Gender of players:
- Minimum # of players:
- 8 players
- Kit sizes:
- 7 different kit sizes, ranging up to a total of 78 players.
- Expandable teams?:
- Yes, kits D (10), E (25), F (40) & G (50) have expandable team players.
- Date of publication:
- Last revised on 9/30/21
- Unique content:
- Menu suggestions & bonus party games
A fantastic idea for a party!
First, if you are throwing this kind of a party, it’s an event. Do yourself a favor and order the package completed! Everything was beautiful and impressive for our guests. Although it is quite a bit more expensive, it was worth the expense. The envelopes are color-coded, everything is glossy and the paper is a card stock, not flimsy paper. The most important piece is that, if you plan to play, some of the essential pieces of information are sealed. I opted not to pay to have the envelopes sealed, but they did automatically seal the essential pieces. The mystery was not spoiled at all for me while stuffing envelopes - if you don’t peek, you won’t ruin the surprise! Second, I encourage that everyone takes part in the pregame. Two days before the event, everyone was assigned their characters, and I sent them their pregame information. You would not believe the responses. Immediately, everyone was hilariously talking like pirates and it was inclusive of everyone, even the people we did not know as well. It is a great icebreaker, and it gives everybody a small idea of what to expect. Lastly, it was a great experience. Encourage everyone to think like their character if they were in that situation. It’s a little hard for some people to get into the idea of role-playing, but eventually everyone was on board. The motives became apparent, and I took the recommendation of providing a halo and angel wings for the victim, and it added to the hilarity of the events. Everyone had their own idea of Who the murderer was based off of the information that they had retrieved. It is very well done, and worth the purchase. At the end, everyone was asking to purchase another one, and they were pulling their phones out to send me money in order to contribute and buy another one. There was an abundance of excitement in the air! On a final note, my party consisted of 10 adults age 30 and older. As some might assume that this is for teenagers or children, please know that it is absolutely appropriate for adults. In fact, I think it is probably better suited for adults looking for a fun experience to shake things up. Well executed and a load of fun! Highly recommend!