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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 Dark Mysteries! Instant Mysteries are an instant-access, mostly-online mystery investigation that will have you alone or with a small group [...]

2020-05-01T22:45:30+00:00

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 with their app. We decided to focus on Zoom for our virtual murder mystery parties because they have a free [...]

2020-07-27T13:56:46+00:00

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!

2020-04-30T16:31:31+00:00Tags: |

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!

2020-06-02T21:36:21+00:00Tags: |

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!

2020-03-13T15:57:17+00:00Tags: |

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.

2020-02-29T19:51:51+00:00Tags: |

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.

2020-05-12T15:39:11+00:00Tags: |

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?

2020-06-02T21:30:56+00:00Tags: |

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!

2020-03-04T21:07:05+00:00Tags: |