'Deadly Ever After'  Game Synopsis

8 - 14 Guests (including host)

What happens when 'happily ever after' becomes 'deadly ever after'? Someone has poisoned Scheherazade. Who could be the guilty party? Could it be Hamlet? John Silver? Snow White? Juliet? Or someone else? Fun clues and an optional trivia challenge (how well do you know all these stories?) will provide you and your guests with an entertaining evening that will be talked about for weeks!

Famous literary characters solve a murder. Costumes, trivia and fun!

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  • Host Instructions
  • Guest Instructions
  • Character Descriptions
  • Character Motives
  • Game Clues
  • Print-able Invitations
  • Email-able Invitations
  • Invitation Tracking
  • Name Tags
  • Pre-Game Clues
  • Suggested Recipes
  • Tips from Other Hosts
  • Bulk Emailing Tools
  • Scripts (Large Group Games Only)
  • Cast Materials (Large Group Games Only)

Team-Building Features (Available only in Team Building version)

  • Facilitator's Instructions
  • Team Assignments Tools
  • Team Building Activities
  • Table Tents
  • Team Building Tips and Suggestions
  • Questionnaires and Team Review Tools
  • Awards

Murder Mystery Reviews

When we first read through the sample, we didn't realize that there would be so much love interest. It does add interest and excitement to the plot, but we were organizing a all-girl party, and love interest just doesn't fly when not everyone is really into acting and not everyone is very used to each other's company. With other people, it would have been fine, but, due to the lack of testosterone, we had to call it off. :/
Katelyn M. - Fredericksburg, Texas
Saturday, December 26, 2015
This game was so much fun, even for us older kids! We were 14-15, and everyone got into their characters anyways! Make sure to make guests dress up, everyone had awesome costumes, and we had a costume contest. Lots of laughs, a really great game.
Rebecca W. - Ontario
Monday, January 12, 2015
We hosted "Deadly Ever After" for my daughter's 21st birthday. It was a blast; everyone loved this party game. It's the third murder mystery game I have done and I think it was by far the best. The fact that the character Sherlock holmes was able to ask questions and pull everything together helped; as well as the fact that I didn't play myself. I took care of preparing & serving the dinner and whatever else was needed to make things run smoother. I know most people who put one of these on want to be involved, but it justs works better for me to focus on things running smoothly and not try to play also. I still had alot of fun.
Charlotte C. - 5008 Spanish Oaks Blvd
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Hi everyone, this is a fantastic game but the fingerprint analyser could've been better. If you're running overtime then I recommend that you just get everyone to read out their reveal clues and conceal clues. When it is time to guess who murdered the beautiful Scheherazade I suggest that you get everyone to write down the character they think it is on the back of one of their clues. Good luck!
Jayani R. - Brisbane, Australia
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Everyone had a blast playing the game. We had arabian/persian themed food and almost everyone knew who the killer was by the end of the night even if they blamed someone else.
Shanda L. - Madison Wi
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
So, I only had 8 guests, so we left out Rapunzel, Hamlet, Robin Hood, W.W., and the dead girl (I might be missing someone, don't discount me on it). It was harder to play with missing characters, cause a lot of their information was important. If you host, and your missing characters, you really have to organize their clues well or you and your guests will be missing important information. What we did is we stuck the extra clues under the corresponding book, and read them aloud before each round. It didn't work very well. Also, some characters that we played had a way easier time than others solving the mystery, because their clues were very clear who did it; however, the rest of the group was left in the dark if they didn't interrogate that person very carefully. My group became very confused when 6 of us accused one person, and the other 2 accused different people, and one of the stray's was right because of information they had never heard before because they hadn't thought to ask that person specific enough questions to discover their secrets. This game is a lot of fun, but it takes a lot of work to get it right, and you have to be playing with really meticulous people.
Jan A. - U.S.A.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
The game was a lot of fun...people were getting genuinely heated about their character! Even the shy people got into it when they saw everyone else playing. Very creative and unique...no one who came had ever done a murder mystery party before; I'm sure they'll never forget it.
Sherlock H. - Virginia Beach, VA
Saturday, April 06, 2013
Well it was all in all a great party... We did too assign the characters first, so Snow White hosted it all, instead of Sherlock Holmes. But we said that Mr Holmes interrogated Snow White first, whose house was next to the murder scene and she had to call everyone she saw next to the body the last hours. He would watch the details. Rather short game, only 3 short rounds including the solution, but the theme was really fun, especially since some of the male players were dressed as female characters. We improvised on the food, serving "poisonous baked apples" as a dessert, with tea and a "drink me" potion, and "eat me cookies" from alice in wonderland. Also had forest ambient sounds as a background. Really impressive!
- Athens, Greece
Monday, March 11, 2013
Hosted this for my daughters 18th b-day. All characters were present, dressed up and it was a BLAST! Served 3 courses and took around 2 hours. Note: WW is Wicked Witch, not White Witch. My husband & I served the food while a friend of mine kept the characters going as an MC - very helpful! Evidence was hard to fit in, but they didn't seem to mind. Schaz. posed dead the first round, then quietly enjoyed the rest of the scenes. Unique and memorable!
Emily &. - Colorado
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
...All-in-All this murder mystery party was a success. Our group has enjoyed putting together many murder mystery parties, which has become a tradition. We look forward to doing this again next year, once again using this website, but we will plan to purchase a game that has a script conducive to our group.
Cheri M. - Lodi, California
Saturday, October 20, 2012