In light of COVID-19,  we are now offering virtual Murder Mysteries!

 

Four of our five Mysteries will be available over Zoom--Murder in the West Wing (6 participants), Mafia (7 participants), Western (10 participants), and That Show About Love (10 participants)--at a reduced price of $30 per participant.

During the virtual Mysteries, a Ghost Ship representative will still be present to run the game for you, and guests will use emails, texts, phone calls, FaceTime, and Zoom to spread information, receive clues, and try to catch the murderer!

Send us an email at ghostshipmurdermysteries@gmail.com if you have any questions or to book a Mystery. 

What We Do

You throw the party and we bring the mystery!

 

At a Ghost Ship party, there's no sitting around a table reading from a script. Search for clues, share information, and mingle as you would at a regular party, all while trying to solve a complex murder mystery.

We Provide:

  • An in-character representative to guide the party

  • Physical clues

  • Instructions for the participants

  • A themed music playlist

You Provide:​​

  • A location easily accessible by New York City public transit (unless it's a virtual mystery)

  • The specified number of guests (each mystery requires a set number)

Each mystery is designed for a specific number of people so that each guest plays an integral part of the mystery and has their own unique story arc. We currently have five mysteries to choose from:

How It Works

Step 1: Choose a Mystery

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Space Smugglers

(Not available virtually)

Step 2: Casting and Prep

Step 2: Casting and Prep

Step 3: Set Up

Step 4: Party Time

Step 5: Accuse a Murderer

The host fills out a quick survey to help us best cast each role. Then we send out a character list and individual character secrets so guests can come in costume and the murderer can prepare their lies.

On the night of the party, a Ghost Ship representative arrives and hides clues. They remain present as a minor character and guide the party by providing prompts to guests so the host doesn't have to worry about anything but solving the murder.

For our virtual mysteries: The clues are texted or emailed to guests, not hidden. 

Over about 2 hours, guests gossip, lie, cheat, and steal to achieve their character's goals. Periodically, the rep hands out individualized prompts encouraging guests to find a clue or share a secret. 

For our virtual mysteries: All conversations happen remotely, through Zoom, FaceTime, phone calls, emails, and texts. Prompts and clues are emailed out.

The group votes for who they think the murderer is and the answer is revealed!

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New York City

(857) 285-3632