How does the game work?

Contents of the police file for an online murder mystery game

The unsolved case file

During the investigation of the unsolved case file, you will solve a realistic cold case either alone or with a team. You will have access to the online police file and crime database. Additionally, you can order the physical case file by post. This is not necessary for solving the case. the online police database however, is essential for looking up CCTV footage, suspects, and license plates, so you will always need online access.

Participants

A murder mystery game is suitable for solo or team play and can be ordered for groups of up to 100 people. You order the game for the number of participants in the investigation. For example, if you have 23 people, you order a murder mystery game for a group of up to 25 people. After placing the order, you will receive a link for the participants to create their own login account for access to the online case file and database. Even when working in teams or with fewer computers, we recommend ordering for the total number of participants so that each participant can quickly look up information on a mobile device without waiting for others.

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Individual or Team Play

Since each participant has access to the same file, you can decide whether each participant works independently on the murder investigation, the entire group collaborates, or you divide the group into teams. This flexibility allows you to add a competitive element. Which team can unmask the culprit first?

Interrogation with a witness in the database during the murder mystery game

Requirements for the murder game

A computer, laptop, or iPad with an internet connection, preferably one device per participant. You can also use a mobile phone to look up information in the database. For viewing police interrogations, CCTV footage, and reading the online file, we recommend using a device with a larger screen.

Duration of the Investigation

The duration of investigating the unsolved case file depends on the number of participants and whether participants collaborate. If you work with 12 people on a murder case and distribute the material, you'll uncover the culprit faster than with only 2 people. More information about the duration is indicated on the page of each murder case.

Crime scene map

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Content of the Case File

The online police file contains all the information you need for the investigation. The file includes witness and suspect interrogations, evidence, police reports, a map, autopsy reports, and photos. In the database, you can search for individuals, license plates, CCTV footage, and evidence. If you come across a company name, check the company's website for more information.

Ordering an unsolved case file

You can order a murder mystery game by selecting the case file of your choice here and then choosing the number of participants. After filling out the order form and making the payment, you will have immediate access to the online police file and database.

Murder mystery game file

Physical case file by post

The complete case file is available online in the crime database. The physical file is an optional addition. The price of the physical file via post is indicated on the page of the murder case. In the order form, there is a question asking if you also wish to receive the physical file. If you choose YES here, a new field will appear. Enter a number here to indicate how many files you wish to receive. The price of the physical file will be automatically included in the total price. Based on the selected country, the price is changed including the shipping fee for sending the case file to your address. Orders received and paid for on weekdays before 1:00 PM will be shipped the same day. You receive an email when your order has been shipped. You can use the physical file for reading the content on paper or for making an evidence board.

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Availability of an Unsolved case file

A murder mystery game can take place 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. You decide when to start the game and whether to solve the case in one evening or spread it over several days. You have 3 months access to the file and the database or until you have completed the case. If you haven't had time to finish the murder investigation, send us an email, and we will extend access at no extra cost.

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Payment Options

You can pay for the order via Creditcard, iDeal, invoice, or Paypal. We are working on implementing Apple Pay payments as well. With payment via iDeal, creditcard and Paypal, access is automatically activated immediately. For payments via invoice, the amount must be on our account before we activate the account. Invoice payments are only checked on business days.

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