Murder Mystery Party South Africa

Author: Murder Mystery Party South Africa  Date: 29 January 2024

Why hold a murder mystery party South Africa?

Is there anything more thrilling than an evening filled with murder? After enjoying a beautiful sunset in beautiful South Africa, a murder mystery party is a perfect opportunity to finish a lovely evening. Surely evening walks in the nature or in a restaurant with a view are relaxing, but this event will undoubtedly leave a lasting impression on you. Also, a murder mystery party gives you the opportunity to escape routine activities and take your family, friends, or colleagues with you. You can bond with your loved ones, while enjoying food and drinks. Yet, this dinner party is not only an adventure for your palate, there is also murder on the menu.

Our Murder Mystery Party Games

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Why a murder mystery party is a great idea

You might wonder why murder mystery parties are so great. Well, they are not just like any get together you have with your friends, family or colleagues, like the famous South African braai, but they are different and KILLER for several reasons.

Firstly, as amazing as the braais are in the warm season, barbecuing food and chatting and laughing with people, a murder mystery party will invite you to see a different scenery and here you can dress up if you are in the mood without getting barbecue stains on it; well unless you are close to the murder victim, then you might get stains of a different kind on your clothing. Secondly, you are able to get into character. You are encouraged and allowed to forget about the everyday routines and responsibilities. Let your imaginations run wild and enjoy taking on a role! The more you embrace your character, the more fun it’ll be.

Thirdly, the murder mystery party presents an opportunity for you to demonstrate your investigative skills and rely on your own reasoning to unravel the crime. Ordinary objects may hold crucial evidence or simply be red herrings. Unlike in movies, where the plot leads you along, you must now take charge of the investigation and use your imagination to consider possible motives, locate clues, and analyse them. Your task is to determine who among the suspects committed this abominable act.

Last but not least, do not hesitate to socialize with other guests to solve this tragic crime. Au contraire, it might even be necessary to exchange information with other guests in order to gather important clues and piece together the puzzle. This is a fun experience that may even result in new friendships that you can invite to the next braai, unless you accidentally befriend the murderer, of course. That’s right, be careful who you trust. Anybody can be the killer! Can you feel the tension?

A murder mystery party is a night filled with tension and fun, and it is definitely worth it. Join us now and experience this killer atmosphere!

How to Host Your Own Murder Mystery Party


You love thrills and chills? You love stories with murder mysteries, stories about death and mayhem? It has been said that fairy tales give children a format that allows them to deal with their fears and traumas and be less troubled by them. In much the same way, our Murder mystery party/game may act as “fairy tales for adults.”

Quick and easy

This is super easy. Even with no acting experience, you and your friends can enjoy this fun filled murder mystery game! Your friends will love the sordid mysteries that these games involve. If you want a fun interactive event that is easy to organise and manage on the night then you have struck gold!

With our supplied boxed or downloadable murder mystery games, you can run the murder mystery kit yourself, or you can hire from our list of amazing hosts. Just click the "hire a host" button above. Our mystery party pack contains everything you need to run a fabulous murder mystery party.

A murder mystery game is an interactive game that involves solving a mystery based on clues available at the scene of a staged crime. Each party guest plays a character involved in the mystery. The murder mystery game kit or online download includes clues, invites and everything needed to hold an awesome party.

For a killer murder mystery party, corporate away days or other personal or work functions you have found the right place.

Types of Games

There are two main types of party games i.e. those that are physical games in a box (for 2 to 60 or 2 to 120 people) and those that are downloaded from the internet (for 4 to 8, 2 to 15, 2 to 60 or 2 to 120 people). The advantage of boxed games is that everything is done for you. All the clues, props invites etc. are already printed ready for use. With downloaded games you will need to print the pages yourself and cut and prepare the materials. Boxed games are easy but more expensive. Downloaded games are cheap but take more work to prepare.

With our Murder Mystery Games, one of your guests gets murdered and another is the murderer. Your guests work in small teams to gather clues and solve the crime. The murdered victim also joins a team and is a vital part of the night.

Why choose us?

If you are looking for mystery party ideas you have found the best supplier of murder mystery games anywhere. We have been supplying murder mystery games, both downloadable and boxed for 30 years. You do not last that long unless you are the best. Our games have all been played hundreds of times and we test and get feedback so that you know you are getting the best game that works every time. Our murder mystery games are not a sit around a table game, the games are live and impromptu and your guests solve the mystery.

Be it downloadable or boxed, our games come in the highest quality materials. You will receive materials electronically for the downloadable game. You download and print the materials yourself and save money. We don't photocopy materials but use a professional offset printer. Nothing is posted to you. The boxed game is printed and packaged by us, saving you time and providing the highest quality materials. We post to you anywhere in the world.

Please check if your game is Downloadable or Boxed when you order.

Did we mention we’ve been here for 30 years? We have been writing games since 1990 and we haven't looked back since…

Going by the amazing feedback we get, believe us when we say ours is a fantastic way to have a fun night with friends, colleagues and family! Organisers of murder mysteries have also found out Murder Mystery Games is a fabulous addition to corporate away days or other personal or work function.

Recent feedback:

We had a fabulous evening. The download was very straightforward as were all the instructions. My daughter acted as the host. I worked on the props and costumes turning our home into a blood splattered crime scene that channelled Manson, Dahmer, Bundy, Kemper and Milat. My guests loved it. The game was complex enough to challenge and not so long as to lose people's attention. This is a very good product and l happily recommend it.

---Amanda Edwards---


Your team, friends, family have worked hard all week—now it's time to chill out, enjoy yourselves. Saturday night will be ideal for a Murder Mystery Party! Here you can dress up if you are in the mood, get into character and forget about the everyday routines and responsibilities. As the host(s) for this murder mystery game, there are a few things you must do to see to it that justice prevails. First amongst among these is allowing enough time.

You do not want to rush through and miss out on the adrenaline that comes with our Murder Mystery Party! When it’s time to party, we party hard!!

Find a presenter

You can do it yourself. Preparation is key to being a great host; from early preparations to ending the night with fun games–and, especially, where Murder Mystery Party is involved. If you are loud, proud and confident, love people and can interact well then, you will make a great host.

A friend can do it. They say don’t try this at home… so I went to my friend’s home! Is s/he a time keeper? Is he a good-humoured dude or chic? Is s/he a good planner?

Why not try your local drama club for a host? Most communities have amateur theatrical groups. The benefit of a community theatre groups is that it's a volunteer-based organization.

Professional host. We have a list of fabulous hosts that you can hire. Just click the "hire a host" button above. This will increase the cost but will also increase the success of your party by making it easier to organise and you get the benefit of their experience. We provide this list as a courtesy to assist clients looking for professional assistance. It's up to you to negotiate with your host to ensure they meet your needs.


Because murder mysteries involve playing games and your guests doing lots of fun and silly things, they need a quiet venue with lots of space.

Murder mystery parties can easily be held at home or you can hire a professional venue.


You receive 2 to 3 hours of entertainment for half the price of hiring a karaoke machine. From less than R35.00 per person these games are great value. Click the product links below to see exact prices.


Our Murder Mystery games are a fun-filled and entertaining activity perfect for spending quality time with friends, family, and co-workers! We have exciting themes for a variety of group sizes. Please click on murder mystery games above to view our murder mystery game theme ideas. If you want more help and ideas contact us using the contact us link above and we will be happy to help you.

Send out invites

Once you have confirmed your guest list, send each guest the information included with your game so guests learn a little about the costumes and can opt to dress accordingly. Guests should receive their invitation at least two weeks in advance to give them time to get a costume together.

The Premium Edition comes with electronic invitations to print or email before the event.

Encourage costumes

Costumes are fun and will help your guests have a better time. Guests can dress in costume or in a high class outfit. Your guests can come dressed in any costume they like. The character name badge they receive has no impact on what they wear. You don’t have to buy or rent a costume unless you want to. You can make a fancy dress costume instead. (Costumes are not essential to play of the game but they are fun and certainly add excitement. You may encourage your guests to wear costumes and use our helpful suggestions if you choose to do so). Our murder mystery games come with a decoration suggestions sheet. There are decor and prop suggestions in the host guide for each game.


Depending on the Mystery Murder game, you may like to recreate the decoration. You could dim the lighting, have themed music, helium balloons, bails of hay, candles, cardboard cutouts, download pictures from the internet, create wanted posters.

Plan music

Music is food to the soul! The music you play at your party really sets the vibe for the whole evening and helps create and enhance the mood. We suggest you play jazz, classical or soft new age music. This will allow people to talk but it will still create a relaxed atmosphere.

What now?

Don't wait, click a game and get murdering today!

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