Murder mystery game rules

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Murder mystery game rules

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Check out the introduction video from detective Young Blood. He explains how to start your murder mystery game.

Have all players been introduced?

Then it’s time to play round 1. Detective Young Blood will explain how to find your suspects.

Start your interrogation of the characters. Detective Young Blood explains.

In round 3 of your murder mystery game you investigate the crime scene.

Detective Young Blood has found 8 traces. Share your 4 traces from the app with other players and find out who has been on the crime scene.

Aim of murder mystery game

Find the murderer by interrogating players, investigating clues and sharing information with other players.

Remember! Not every player can be trusted.

The murder mystery game consists of three rounds.

Introduce yourself to the group. Read the part “Who am I?” Ask each player about his/her alibi. Where was he/she around the time of the murder?

Mission: ask each player for his/her alibi around the time of the murder? Whom of the players can confirm the alibi? Use the location map on page 6 of your murder file.

If a player does not confirm the alibi, he/she is a suspect. Players may lie about their alibi. Enter the names of your suspects in the App. You will get 5 points for each correct answer.

Anonymous witnesses saw a number of persons around the time of the murder. It is your task to complete their description. Share your witness statements with other players.

Mission: interrogate the players about the statements given and the clues. In this way, uncover the possible motive for the murder, see page 7 in your murder file.

* Tip: Use the App to get clues about your suspects. Per player you can request 6 clues. Each clue costs 3 points.

Enter the names of your main suspects in the App. For each correct main suspect you receive 10 points. These points can be used for clues (see explanation clues).

At the crime scene, 8 traces have been found, of which each player has received 4.

Mission: collect the missing traces and find out whom has been on the crime scene.

Beware! The saboteur has false traces. Therefore, check your received traces for accuracy. Find one other player with the same track.

Enter the name of your murderer in the App and give his/her motive for murder. If you are the murderer than you enter the name of the saboteur and his/her motive for sabotage.

Have you found a player without an alibi, with substantiated suspicions and clues? A player with traces at the place of the murder? Then you have found the murderer.

The murderer owns up after all players have received their final points.

Murder mystery game roles

Each player receives a murder file with information about the victim, his or her character, statements, questions, and clues.

If you play the role of “Involved” than you know the victim. Recently you have been in contact with the victim. For the time of the murder you have an alibi.

You did not commit the murder.

If you play the role of a saboteur, you know the victim. You have recently been in contact with the victim. For the time of the murder you have an alibi.
You did not commit the murder, but you have the task to sabotage the murder investigation.
As a saboteur you have one of the following assignments:
A. Claim the murder. You receive money from an anonymous source to claim the murder.
B. To blame a person falsely. You have a motive to accuse one of the players falsely for murder.
In round 1 you provide false information. Use your false profile sketch and description sketch to mislead players, see App “My Witnesses.”
In round 3 you sabotage the murder investigation by providing false tracks. You will find your false tracks in your App, see “My Traces”.

If you the role as a suspect in the murder game, you will know the victim. You have no alibi for the time of murder.
There are statements and clues that identify you as a possible murder. However there are no traces on the crime scene to identify you directly too the murder.
You did not commit the murder

Do you play the role of main suspect in the murder mystery game? Then you know the victim. You do not have an alibi and there are statements and clues that identify you as a possible murder.
There is a signature and description sketches, provided by anonymous witnesses in round 1, that you look like. Some of your traces have been found on the crime scene.
You did not commit the murder.

Do you play the role of the murderer, then it’s all about you. You know when, why and how you committed the murder.
There are traces, clues, statements and witnesses that can condemn you.
You have one mission: find a saboteur. One of the players is a saboteur, a person or persons who deliberately provides false information.
At the end of round 3 you enter the name of your saboteur in the and his/her motive for sabotage in the App.
You receive 15 points for a correct saboteur and 10 points for the right motive.

Preparations for a murder mystery

Print the received murder file, single sided, in color on white A4 paper.
No option to print? No problem, choose in our ordering process for for a printed version of your murder game. Murder Secret will send you the printed murder files.

You need a smartphone with internet connection to use the App.

The App contains personal information and will keep your score during the murder game. See further explanation App.

Scores murder mystery game

In the first round you can win up to 25 points.
For each correct suspect, players with the role saboteur and involved receive 5 points.
The murderer, main suspects and suspects receive by a correct suspect 6,25 points.

In the second round you can win a maximum of 30 points.
For each main suspect the players with the role involved and saboteur receive 10 points.
The murderer and main suspects receive for each correct main suspect 15 points.
In round 2 there are clues available. Use the App for clues and receive extra information about the selected character. Every clue you ask for cost 3 points. The points will be deducted from your total score.

In the third round you can win a maximum of 25 points. For the right murder you receive 15 points, for correct motive for murder you receive 10 points.
The murderer, who has to find a saboteur, receives 15 points for a right saboteur and 10 points for the correct motive for sabotage.
In the third round you can still use the App for clues. Every clue you ask for costs 3 points. The points will be deducted from your total score.
Beware! Players with an equal number of points, will the winner be the one with the fastest time.

Explanation murder mystery

Proof that you were not at the crime scene during the murder. This proof is given when two characters were simultaneously at the same place, which is other than the crime scene.

After each round you score points for correct answers (see scores). The points scored can be exchanged for clues through the App.

Each player can request the following clues:

  1. House search
  2. Police report
  3. Criminal record
  4. Lie detector test
  5. Behavioural analysis
  6. Desk research

Requesting clues costs three points per clue, and they are subtracted from your total number of points.

Players who have the roles of ‘murderer’, ‘main suspect’ or ‘suspect’ have a motive for murder. The motive becomes apparent through the statements given and the answers to the questions in the murder file.

Only the saboteur has been given the task to mislead players. He or she possesses false information with which he or she can mislead players.

Each player receives a passport, which can be found in the App.
The passport contains personal details, such as name, gender, nationality, date of birth, height, shoe size and fingerprint.
The data are used in round 2 witness statements and round 3 traces.

At the crime scene 8 tracks were found, of which each player has received 4. You may ask other players for tracks which you do not possess. In this way you complete the series of tracks and come closer to the murderer.

In the App under subject “My role” you will find a list of Tips & Tricks for your role.
Useful tool to determine your strategy in the murder game.

Incriminating statements were made which supply a possible motive for murder. Confront players with incriminating information and discover his or her motive.

On the basis of the statements, Inspector Young Blood has drawn up a list of questions. Interrogate characters to clarify his or her role.

App instructions mystery game

After each round, you give your answers in the app. Go to “Enter answer” and select the name of your character by clicking the arrow.

Have you entered all the character names? Click on confirm and see your results.

After each round you enter answers via the App. After input you receive points for every correct answer. Which answer is correct is not shown.

Total points of each player are adjusted per round in the scoreboard. You can see immediately who is at the top after every round.

Do you want to know which characters participate in the murder mystery game?
Go to “Overview of characters”. You will see a passport of each character.

Each player receives a digital passport, which is used during the murder mystery game. The passport is to be used to identify yourself. Paspoort voor moordspel CrimeTime

In round 1 to identify yourself and to compare your photos with testimonials, such as description sketch.
In round 3 you use the passport to compare tracks, such as clothing fibers, hair color, shoe size, fingerprint.

Each player plays a role in the murder mystery game. Which role you play in the murder mystery game is stated in the app under “My role”.
There is also more information about Tips & Tricks. Tips & Tricks provides strategic advice about your role in the murder mystery game.

After each round you enter your answers in the app. Go to “Enter you answers”, select the name of your character by clicking the arrow. Have you selected all you all characters, press enter to confirm. Immediately you will see your score.