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

  • 1950s Murder Mystery Party Game

    It's 1956 in Winter Springs, an idyllic town that is the personification of the 'dream life', with white picket fences line the streets, behind which live the happiest families! At least, that's what the residents of Winter Springs would have you believe...

  • 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 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!

  • A Roman Murder Mystery Party Game

    The year is 176 and Marcus Aurelius, one of two Emperors of Rome, has been off expanding the Roman Empire. He has returned to the Imperial Palace in Rome for two reasons: the birthday party of his daughter, Lucilla, and to complete the marriage arrangement between his only surviving son, Commodus, and a young woman named Drusa Clovius. But when Drusa is found murdered, it's up to everyone to find the killer - not only as justice for the victim, but also to prevent another war that the Roman Empire can ill afford!

  • 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!

  • Game of Realms Murder Mystery Party Game

    Long ago, seven realms existed in relative peace and harmony, with one king ruling all the realms. While one king ruled them all, each realm retained their unique system of rule befitting their culture.

  • 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.

  • Murder in Wonderland Mystery Party Game

    It has been two weeks since Alice's initial visit to Wonderland, when she went on her crazy adventure after following a rabbit carrying a pocket watch. But when The Caterpillar is found murdered below his mushroom, Alice and all the other residents of Wonderland become suspects in a murder investigation, as well as under suspicion to determine who, or what, drove everyone in Wonderland mad!

  • 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

    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.

  • Murder at Mardi Gras Mystery Game

    The year is 1899 in New Orleans, and Mardi Gras celebrations are underway. Parade floats fill the streets and each evening, various Krewes throw lavish masked balls. You’re invited to the Calypso Ball, the inaugural ball hosted by the first-ever all-female krewe. The guest list is varied, as Calypso has invited one of the oldest all-male krewes, Sinis, to attend their exclusive soiree. The identities of the members of both Calypso and Sinis are a mystery, and are guarded heavily by each krewe. Masks are essential to concealing each person’s identity as they all convene for an evening of anonymous exuberance and decadence. But when a man in a gold mask takes a fatal tumble down the stairs, it’s quickly realized that a devious plot is afoot. The guests’ heavily-guarded identities must be revealed to find out who killed the man in the gold mask, and why!

  • Murder at Studio Paradise 1970’s Mystery Party Game

    The year is 1979 and the disco has ruled for almost a decade. Each evening, celebrities, politicians and other social royalty attend Studio Paradise, while every-day people line up outside the doors, hoping for the chance to get into the exclusive club or, failing that, spot a celebrity. At first it seems like any other evening at Studio Paradise, but when the owner, Louis Savage, is found shot outside his office, the patrons become suspects as his killer is sought. It’s up to the patrons of Studio Paradise to determine who had the motive, means and opportunity to kill the owner of Studio Paradise!

  • Murder at the Superhero Peace Convention Mystery Party

    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?

  • The Pirates Revenge Murder Mystery Party

    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?

  • 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!

  • Murder at Cherry Creek Saloon Interactive Mingle Murder Mystery Party Game

    It's 1857 and the California Gold Rush is just coming to an end. In the sleepy town of Cherry Creek, the saloon is the only source of entertainment for locals and those passing through en route to San Fransisco. Suddenly, a saloon brawl breaks out, and when the dust settles, one man is dead. Who killed him, and what became of the sac he wore on his belt?

  • The Phantom of the Auction House

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

  • 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!

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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