Frequently Asked Questions
Where does Ghost Ship operate out of? Will you come to my area?
In non-COVID times, Ghost Ship operates out of New York City and we can go anywhere easily accessible by subway. If you aren't sure whether you qualify, or live slightly outside of the City, shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll see what we can do. We're flexible. In light of COVID, however, we are only running virtual mysteries at this time. Our virtual mysteries can be done from anywhere nationally or internationally. Guests don't need to be in the same house, as long as each guest has access to their own computer.
Do we really need to have the exact number of guests listed for a specific party?
Unfortunately, yes. Due to the intricacy of our storylines, every character is integral, so each mystery can only be done with the number of people it is written for. No more, no less.
I’m a broke ass student/artist/general human and I totally value your work, but I simply can’t afford your prices.
We feel you; we’re broke ass artists, too, and we don’t want anyone to be deprived of the awesome experience of a Ghost Ship party because of finances. If our prices are genuinely financially prohibitive for you or certain members of your party, please let us know of your situation in your inquiry and we may be able to provide a need-based discount. If you’re a corporation - this is not for you, sorry.
Do the guests all need to know each other beforehand?
Not at all! If your guests aren’t friends at the beginning of the night, they certainly will be at the end.
What age groups are your Murder Mysteries appropriate for?
Our Mysteries are meant for adults and mature teenagers. There are affairs, prostitutes, references to alcohol and sex, and, um, murder… and we make a point not to write clean versions (what would be the fun in that?). Based on that information, we’ll let you be the judge of whether or not it’s appropriate.
I have more than 12 participants — is there any way you can accommodate me?
If you're willing to split up into groups, we're happy to run multiple simultaneous mysteries as long as you have a total number that can be divided into the numbers our mysteries require. While the separate groups will not be able to interact with each other during the mystery, they can come together once it's solved to discuss their experience and continue to hang out, if you'd like!
I think homosexuality is a sin and stuff like that. Will I be offended by your material?
I have questions about gender.
Don’t we all? Because we’re working with genre tropes, most of our characters are written with specific genders. Some aren’t, and can be played as male, female, or nonbinary, but we do ask that the characters that ARE assigned genders be played as that gender, even if the person playing them does not identify as that gender (which is just fine by us), in order to maintain the integrity of the storytelling.