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There Have Been Multiple Murders

Not all Shot In The Dark Mysteries are created equally. If you’ve already investigated some single murders, it may be time to bring in more bodies! Investigating a multiple homicide means getting deep into layers of intrigue. Who had the motive to take out each of the victims? Who had the means to kill [...]

2020-06-04T17:31:10+00:00

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.

2021-04-23T18:01:08+00:00

The Santa Strangling Interactive Mingle Murder Mystery Party Game

He sees you when you’re sleeping… With the January Mayoral election looming, long time mayor Ed Hanson is about to make his last public appearance of the year, dressed as Santa Claus at Eva Alpha’s Christmas party. But when the mayor, in full Saint Nick outfit, is found strangled with a length of Christmas lights, it’s quickly realized that the guest list is packed with the mayor’s enemies! Everyone is a suspect in this yule-tide murder mystery party game!

2021-05-18T15:08:51+00:00

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 has always been about giving people a reason, an excuse, if you will, to get together, live and in [...]

2021-05-21T18:35:32+00:00

The Christmas Party Murder Mystery Game

Long lay the world in sin and error pining… It’s the most wonderful time of the year – a time of snow falling, twinkling lights and the excitement of Santa’s big arrival on Christmas day. It’s also the time for entertaining, and friends and family have gathered to celebrate the season. The festivities begin with a bang – the announcement of a murder! David Reese, a guest at the party, is found dead in the hallway! The celebration quickly turns into an interrogation as the suspects are identified. Amidst eggnog and Christmas carols, it’s up to the party guests to learn who killed David Reese and why!

2021-04-23T18:01:08+00:00

7 Tips for Designing your Speakeasy

As you may have already guessed from the SHOT Blog, we are all about the New Roaring 20s! We have FOUR new 20s mysteries that will be released between now and December 2020. This means you have lots of chances to set up your house or venue as a Speakeasy. SHOT Creative Director, Leigh, sat [...]

2021-05-21T18:35:41+00:00

Murder at the Bourbon Club

Welcome to the SHOT blog! Today we are going to slide back in time a little bit, and reminisce about a past event. As you’re probably aware, Shot in the Dark Mysteries can be thrown anywhere, by anyone. That is the beauty of our easy, interactive format. Occasionally however, we have the opportunity to be [...]

2021-05-21T19:20:02+00:00

How to Campaign for the Guests You Want

Shot in the Dark Creative Director, Leigh, sat down with her marketing team from C+P Digital to talk about how to hype up your party. You can listen to their full conversation here. As the marketers they are, their answer is to essentially create a campaign. Which means, just like a campaign, your target audience [...]

2021-05-21T17:58:43+00:00
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