Mini Mystery Party Games


Mini Mysteries Party Games are designed to be played in about an hour.  Perfect for short party activities and corporate ice breakers, our “mini”, or short party mystery activities, are the first of their kind in the industry! Our instant-download format makes playing easy, even at the last minute!

Mini Mystery Games for your party!

What are Mini Mysteries?

Mini Mystery party games are shorter party or event activities, designed to be played in under an hour with a cast of suspects, who are interrogated by an infinite number of participants. So whether you’re looking for a quick game to play at a home party, are planning a corporate team building mystery event or an icebreaker game, Mini Mysteries are what you need.

What Makes Mini Mysteries so Different?

Most murder mystery games out there, including the regular “interactive” games from Shot In The Dark Mysteries, take hours to play. Some other companies deal exclusively with “interrogation-based” games with a cast of characters, but they are designed for large groups only, or require people to become “actors”. In sticking with Shot In The Dark Mysteries’ commitment to offer quick and easy party games that keep guests raving for years to come, no memorization is required and the host has minimal mystery party planning responsibilities.

As always, the mystery game kits come  in our new visually stunning format. See our exciting line-up of mini-mystery party games below!

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Murder at Cherry Creek Saloon 3 Female 3 Male Suspect Interactive Mingle Murder Mystery Party

  Angel Rating: 4/5 (References to a murder and bar room brawl, but is otherwise “clean” – no sex or drug references and, as with all of our mysteries, our materials never contain foul language) A 6 character INSTANT DOWNLOAD cocktail-party-style mystery game that can accommodate any number of guests over six.  Average playtime is […]

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Murder at the Winery 3 Female 3 Male Suspect Interactive Mingle Murder Mystery Party

Angel Rating: 4/5 A 6 character INSTANT DOWNLOAD cocktail-party-style mystery game designed to be played in about an hour. Average playtime is 1 hour to 90 minutes. We invite you to Girato nel Buio Winery for an exclusive tasting event! On the eve of the launch of the winery’s exclusive limited edition vintage, Organo, Girato […]

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The Sly Mr. Foxx 3 Female 3 Male Suspect Interactive Mingle Murder Mystery Party

  Angel Rating: 3/5 (References to affairs and drinking) A 6 character INSTANT DOWNLOAD cocktail-party-style mystery game designed to be played in about an hour. Average playtime is 1 hour to 90 minutes. The year is 1922 and the Roaring 20s are just getting underway. The end of the war has meant the start of […]

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Murder at Mardi Gras 6 Suspect Mini Mystery Party Game

This “clean” murder mystery takes place at a birthday party with an unspecified venue and birthday honouree, which makes it perfect for any birthday party scenario! Flexible enough to fit into your unique party with an easy, fun and yet still compelling storyline.

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The Company Christmas Party Murder 2 Female 4 Male Mystery Party

A murder mystery suitable for any company Christmas or Holiday party – “clean” (no sex, no drugs) and designed to fit into any party scenario!

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Salem Witches Mini Murder Mystery Party Game

Jane Austen and Downton Abbey have nothing on Stirling Hall! A murder mystery set in old day Britain, perfect for a Victorian, Regency/Georgian or Edwardian-themed party!

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Salem Witches All Female Mini Murder Mystery Party Game

Jane Austen and Downton Abbey have nothing on Stirling Hall! A murder mystery set in old day Britain, perfect for a Victorian, Regency/Georgian or Edwardian-themed party!

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The Mysterious Affair at Stirling Hall Mini Mystery Party Game

Jane Austen and Downton Abbey have nothing on Stirling Hall! A murder mystery set in old day Britain, perfect for a Victorian, Regency/Georgian or Edwardian-themed party!

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Murder at the Spa Mini Mystery Party Game

  A 6 character instant download murder mystery party game set in a day spa. Can accommodate any number of players over six. Average playtime is 1-1.5 hours.   It’s a day of relaxation, of peace and tranquility as Vivian LeSage has invited her closest girl friends out for a day of pampering at The […]

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The Ad Man Murder Mini Mystery Party Game

Liquor, cigarettes and betrayal… it’s time for the AdAge Convention at The Jury’s Inn, gathering the top advertising reps of the 1960′s in the same city. It doesn’t matter how they spin this – murder is never good publicity.

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Murder at the Bourbon Club Mini Mystery Party Game

A Vintage Hollywood murder mystery party set in a smoky jazz club. Classic Hollywood-type characters are the suspects – but which one is the murderer?

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The Santa Strangling Mini Murder Mystery Party Game

An adult-themed murder mystery party game set at a Christmas Party. Adaptable to any Christmas party theme or venue, with a variety of variations available to suit your unique party!

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The Phantom of the Auction House Mini Murder Mystery Party Game

The perfect mystery for any party! Two mysteries to solve – the identity of the killer and the mystery of the enigmatic Phantom!

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The Halloween Party Murder Mini Mystery Party Game

Witches are cackling, Bats are flying by, It’s bound to be a wild night, ‘Cause someone’s gonna die… A not-so-clean murder mystery party set at a Halloween Party perfect for… well, a Halloween Party, of course!

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The Masquerade Murder All Female Mini Mystery Party Game

The Da Vinci Code of murder mystery parties! Set in St. Mark’s Library in Venice and available in co-ed or all-female versions, determine why the librarian was murdered, what it has ti do with the real-life Antikythera Mechanism, and whether the “key” to decoding the device is just a myth!

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Vampires vs. Werewolves Mini Mystery Party Game!

Vampires and werewolves face off once again! The peace treaty is broken when word comes of a vampire/werewolf hybrid that has been sommoned to the area by one of the suspects. as it vampire of werewolf who summoned it, and why would they break the treaty after 50 years of peace? A compelling non-murder mystery with an open setting, designed to fit your party, wherever you hold it!

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A Flapper Murder at the 1920′s Speakeasy! All Women Mini Mystery Party Game!

Take a trip back in time to the Roaring 20′s – a time of flappers, gangsters, prohibition and speakeasies. Solve the mystery of who killed Fanny Birchwood in either the co-ed or all-female version of our best-selling murder mystery party game!

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Murder at the Superhero Peace Convention Mini Mystery Party Game

A murder mystery with characters inspired by superhero and villain favourites! The worst supervillain the world has ever seen has announced his retirement, but is found dead at the Peace Convention! Who killed him, why and how?

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The Getty Affair Mini Murder Mystery Party Game

A mansion… a millionaire with a stash of uncut diamonds somewhere in his house… a controversial will. and a house full of people who want him dead… it was only a matter of time, really, before Getty got murdered. The perfect mystery for any occasion!

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The Masquerade Murder Mini Mystery Party Game

The Da Vinci Code of murder mystery parties! Set in St. Mark’s Library in Venice and available in co-ed or all-female versions, determine why the librarian was murdered, what it has ti do with the real-life Antikythera Mechanism, and whether the “key” to decoding the device is just a myth!

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The Bachelorette Party Murder Mini Mystery Party Game

The newest trend in Bachelorette parties and hen nights – a murder mystery! The girls are about to hit the town for the evening when a man is found dead in the bride-to-be’s house! Perfect for a bachelorette, stagette or hen party, or just a creative girls’ night!

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The Birthday Party Murder Mini Mystery Party Game!

This “clean” murder mystery takes place at a birthday party with an unspecified venue and birthday honouree, which makes it perfect for any birthday party scenario! Flexible enough to fit into your unique party with an easy, fun and yet still compelling storyline.

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A Flapper Murder at the 1920′s Speakeasy! Mini Mystery Party Game!

Take a trip back in time to the Roaring 20′s – a time of flappers, gangsters, prohibition and speakeasies. Solve the mystery of who killed Fanny Birchwood in either the co-ed or all-female version of our best-selling murder mystery party game!

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The Company Christmas Party Murder – Mini Mystery

A murder mystery suitable for any company Christmas or Holiday party – “clean” (no sex, no drugs) and designed to fit into any party scenario!

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The Christmas Party Murder – Mini Mystery

Spreading festive cheer has never been more mysterious. Set at a Christmas Party with no specified host or venue, this mystery is flexible enough to fit into any Christmas or Holiday party scenario!

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The Pirate’s Revenge Mini Murder Mystery Game

The captain has been found murdered in his quarters. Suddenly, the pirate crew are suspects. Everyone is, by definition, a scoundrel, but which one of these salty dogs actually killed the captain?

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Le Chat Noir Mini Mystery Game

This unique mini mystery features a theft, not a murder, and is set in 1920′s Paris at a Cabaret. Family-friendly and interactive, Le Chat Noir will have everyone sleuthing to find out who stole the mysterious (and horribly ugly) black cat!

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The Earth Hour Murder!

A mini mystery (6 suspects) designed to be played in an hour in the dark by candlelight or flashlight! Also perfect for… well, pretty much any other party scenario. A great, flexible interactive murder mystery!

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