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Looking for an easy, hassle-free murder mystery game to suit your unique party? Welcome to Shot In The Dark Mysteries!2021-12-01T15:53:17+00:00

Murder Mystery Party Games… and all that jazz!

“True Investigation” Mingle Mysteries, direct from the company that changed the murder mystery game industry!

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Are you looking for an easy, hassle-free murder mystery investigation game to suit your unique party? You’ve come to the right place! Our mysteries create an actual investigation at your party, no silly stunts or ridiculous lines, just straight-up sleuthing to find who had the motive, means and opportunity to commit the murder or theft. Your guests will be questioning one another, not breaking their backs in a limbo contest, and instead of bobbing for apples or performing the Running Man, they will be proving just how clever they are.

SHOT creates murder mystery party investigation games for the rest of us, in a format that will fit your guest list and create an event no one will ever forget!

Why Choose Shot In The Dark Mysteries?

The Original Mingle Mystery Investigation

No scripts, rounds or silly stunts; a genuine investigation that gets your guests sleuthing as a detective would, searching for the person who had the motive, means and opportunity to commit the murder.

The Host Can Be A Suspect

We hosts work hard to throw parties, and we believe that you, as the host, should be able to take on a suspect role if you choose and solve the mystery as well. You should get to have just as much fun as your guests!

The Best Customer Service

This is not just some hobby we do in our spare time. Mystery parties are ALL we do – we eat, sleep and breathe this company, and we pride ourselves on being here to serve our clients worldwide through email and live chat.

I was so pleased to find your company, before that I did the BOX murders, yours are SO much better.

EVERYONE waits to be invited.

Desiree, 3 Time Repeat Client

Played The Vampire Murder

The teachers went to the dollar store for crowns and feathers and what not.

We also have them awards at the end like Oscars and took their photos.


Played Oscar Vanishes

Murder at the Derby was AMAZING! We had such a good time!

Thank you for such a wonderful party!

Scott, repeat client

Played Murder at the Derby

We loved the freedom of the mingle format.

Keep up the good work, we’ll be back next year!

Sara Haviland

Played Murder at the Spa

Seriously can’t thank you guys enough! I purchased my first mystery and it will not be my last!

Shot in the Dark made everything so easy!


Played The Hawaiian Homicide

I am planning my 7th annual murder mystery party.

All have been yours!

Meaghan, A LOT of SHOT mysteries!

Played Pirates Revenge

The game was so much fun.

Thanks for all your help!

Deb Berger

Played A Steampunk Murder

We had a great time, an even better time than any of us thought we were doing this.

We will definitely be doing it again!


Played Cherry Creek Saloon

Folks who have spent many Sundays sitting in the same church but never spoke got together and laughed and whooped it up!

A GREAT evening!


Played Cherry Creek Saloon

So helpful! I was very excited to find your site as birthday parties genuinely make me want to weep.

Whereas these are so vast and varied and fun!


Played Mystery at the Match

It was hysterical, [the guests] all ended up in a big accusation group accusing each other of what they knew!

It was like that scene in every murder mystery show!


Played A Flapper Murder

Great story. Everyone got SO into their characters and we had tons of great feedback.

Definitely have to do another one.


Played A Flapper Murder

Fabulous night of fun!

Can’t wait to pick and organise the next one later this year!


Played The Ad Man Murder

Two days after the disco party and my guests are already asking for mystery #3.

Thank you so much for everything.

Michelle, Repeat Client

Played Murder The AdMan Murder

It really was a blast!

We are still going back and forth in text messages today about how much fun we had together.


Played Murder at Studio Paradise

Another great party in the books! Thanks again!

Lisa Marie

Played Murder in the 1950’s

We love your mysteries and we had so much fun at our last party this new years doing the 80s prom!

Can’t wait for the next one!


Played Murder at the 1980s Prom

I just wanted to say thank you for your great customer service and brilliant game.

This was the first time I have hosted anything like this! I can’t wait to host anyone one.


Played A Flapper Murder

This was our 5th time hosting one of your mysteries and we always have such a blast!

Thank you for what you do!

Amy, 5 time repeat client

Played Murder at the 1980s Prom

We had a blast last night celebrating our 18th wedding anniversary.

Murder at the Winery was our first SHOT party, but it won’t be our last!


Played Murder at the Winery

We had a great time in OZ tonight!

Thank you for another great party!


Played Murder in Oz

Your company has been wonderful to us and so very accommodating too.

Thanks again.

Alice, Repeat Client

Played Mystery in the Library

Love your Mystery parties!

Had two so far for New Year’s Eve!

Scott, Repeat Client

Played Murder in Wonderland

We transformed a local bar into The Half Moon Club and hosted an event for over 50 people!

It was the bees knees doll! Thanks for making this awesome event possible.


Played A Flapper Murder

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