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

  • Instant Mysteries It's You Verses The Evidence

    Instant Mysteries

    No party. No guests. Just you (and maybe your crew) verses the evidence. Welcome to Instant Mysteries! Instant Mysteries are the newest type of murder mystery and non-murder mystery investigation from Shot In The [...]

  • How to Host a Virtual Murder Mystery using Zoom

    In the time of COVID-19, Zoom has become a verb as well as an online video conferencing tool! If you haven’t jumped on the bandwagon yet, we suggest heading to zoom.us to get acquainted [...]

  • Murder Mystery Gift Cards from Shot In The Dark Mysteries

    Shot In The Dark Mysteries Gift Cards

    The perfect gift idea for those who are into mysteries, cracking codes, escape rooms and puzzles! Murder mystery party game gift certificates!

  • Death By Chocolate, Murder Mystery Game

    Death By Chocolate Murder Mystery Party Game

    World-famous chocolatier Olivier Venesse is an enigmatic man. Renowned for not only his chocolate, but also for his mysterious ability to change the lives of those who taste his wares, getting an audience with Olivier Venesse was a difficult process. Not only was he choosy about those he worked with, he also had a habit of disappearing for months at a time. Inevitably he would emerge from wherever he had been and begin working with clients once again. But tonight, his work will come to an end for good, as he has been found drowned in his own chocolate at his own retirement party!

  • Murder at the Derby, Murder Mystery Game

    Murder at the Derby Murder Mystery Party Game

    A double murder means two murders to investigate! Those attending the exclusive Millionaire's Row at the derby today have a unique opportunity - to greet the horse of their choice in the stables before the race. But when two bodies are found in one of the stable stalls and the horse inside is discovered missing, it's up to everyone to figure out the killer or killers and determine where the missing horse is, or scandal will befall these rich and famous derby enthusiasts!

  • Murder on the Lake, Murder Mystery Game

    Murder On The Lake Murder Mystery Party Game

    Brizo Island... those lucky enough to own a cottage here can escape the big city and find peace and tranquility near one of the largest freshwater lakes in the world. But Brizo Island is also a place full of secrets... secrets the residents will do anything to protect. When a man is found dead in the bay, those on the island are forced to find the killer or risk having their secrets uncovered!

  • A Gangster Murder at the 1920's Speakeasy, Murder Mystery Game

    A Gangster Murder at the 1920s Speakeasy! Murder Mystery Party Game

    A Gangster Murder at the 1920s Speakeasy is a pre-quel to our bestselling mystery, A Flapper Murder at the 1920s Speakeasy, and the two mysteries can be solved independently.

  • The Winter Wonderland Murder, Murder Mystery Game

    The Winter Wonderland Murder Mystery Party

    You're invited to the holiday party of the year! Betty Crosby, wife of famous football star Joseph Crosby, is hosting her annual Christmas Party fundraiser in her home. This year's theme is Winter Wonderland, and celebrities and society's elite are vying for an invitation. Betty's parties are marked with her "Big Reveal" of her Christmas Tree. Select photographers capture her big moment each year as the doors to the "Christmas Room" swing open and there stands Betty, clad in a designer dress and tiara, placing the star atop the giant tree. This year though, when the doors swing open, the guests find Betty has been murdered! Who killed her? Why? How? Question the suspects and find the killer, all while giving back this holiday season as you host The Winter Wonderland Murder! Can be used as a fundraiser of any size.

  • Murder in the Alps, Murder Mystery Game

    Murder in the Alps Mystery Party Investigation Game

    High up in The Alps, a group gathers to enjoy the stunning views, romantic atmosphere and, of course, the best skiing in the world. The group stays in a chalet that allows them to ski on-piste to the door. A nearby village provides all modern amenities, and the skiers enjoy warming up after a long day on the slopes in the hot tub on the terrace or in front of a fire in the common area. A morning of skiing comes to an abrupt end however, as the slopes are suddenly closed, and everyone is asked to return to their accommodations. As the group settles into the chalet, a gruesome discovery is made: A man lies dead outside the chalet, struck and stabbed with a set of ski poles! Who is the mystery man? Who killed him, and why? What happened to close the slopes so suddenly?

  • Murder at the Winery, Murder Mystery Game

    Murder at the Winery Murder Mystery Party Game

    In a remote area of Italy, high above a hill, sits Girato Nel Buio Winery. To celebrate their third year releasing the special vintage "Organo", they are holding a tasting, to which some of the industry's elite have been invited. But just before the tasting can commence, a man is found murdered in the cellars! Who killed him and why? Things, and people, are not who they seem!

  • Murder at the 1980's Prom, Murder Mystery Game

    Murder at the 1980’s Prom

    Gladstone High class of 1987 has gathered for their prom, and what a night it will be! The hair is big, the dresses are puffy and the social hierarchy is the stuff John Hughes movies are made of.

  • The Sly Mr Foxx, Murder Mystery Game

    The Sly Mr. Foxx Interactive Mingle Murder Mystery Party Game

    A Great Gatsby-esque murder mystery party set in a mansion in the Roaring 20's. Find out who killed Dahlia Sparrow, but also the identity of The Sly Mr. Foxx and his mysterious reasons for inviting such a strange mix of people to his private party this evening!

  • A Flapper Murder at the 1920's Speakeasy, Murder Mystery Game

    A Flapper Murder at the 1920’s Speakeasy! Murder 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!

Another great party in the books! Thanks again!

Lisa Marie

Played Murder in the 1950’s

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

Fabulous night of fun!

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

Lynne

Played The Ad Man Murder

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!

Darcee

Played The Hawaiian Homicide

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

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!

Kristi

Played Cherry Creek Saloon

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

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

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!

Duncan

Played A Flapper Murder

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!

Ashley

Played Murder at the 1980s Prom

We had a great time in OZ tonight!

Thank you for another great party!

Kristi

Played Murder in Oz

It really was a blast!

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

Samantha

Played Murder at Studio Paradise

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.

Alice

Played Oscar Vanishes

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.

Jordan

Played A Flapper Murder

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

Thanks again.

Alice, Repeat Client

Played Mystery in the Library

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!

Jodie

Played Mystery at the Match

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.

Christine

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.

Jennifer

Played A Flapper Murder

I am planning my 7th annual murder mystery party.

All have been yours!

Meaghan, A LOT of SHOT mysteries!

Played Pirates Revenge

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!

Kimberly

Played Murder at the Winery

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!

Shannon

Played Cherry Creek Saloon

The game was so much fun.

Thanks for all your help!

Deb Berger

Played A Steampunk Murder

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

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.

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How To’s – The Art of Party Hosting

905, 2020

Murder at the Prom

Gladstone High class of 1987 has gathered for their prom, and what a night it will be! The hair is big, the dresses are puffy and the social hierarchy is the stuff John Hughes movies are made of.

105, 2020

Instant Mysteries

No party. No guests. Just you (and maybe your crew) verses the evidence. Welcome to Instant Mysteries! Instant Mysteries are the newest type of murder mystery and non-murder mystery investigation from Shot In The [...]

2104, 2020

How to Host a Virtual Murder Mystery

In this time of social distancing and self-isolation, maintaining social connections means using video chat to play games, tell stories, listen to music or simply connect, face-to-face, with our people. Shot In The Dark Mysteries [...]