Custom Murder Mystery Games

Whodunnit Mysteries has been writing mystery games for more than 29 years.  We know a thing or two about what it takes to write a fun, creative mystery game and how to include a variety of people and personalities into a game.

Whether you want a mystery game with more parts, different gender ratios, specific setting, particular crime, wish to include children into the game, or want us to create something entirely custom, we are happy to oblige!

Changes to existing games may only take a day or two to modify.  However, an entirely custom mystery game can take a few months, depending on the size and complexity of the game you wish to receive. Of course, with a completely customized game comes a higher price tag.

For those on smaller budgets, we can make smaller changes to personalize an existing game. For a fee less likely to bust the budget, some things we can more quickly change include:

  • images used in the game materials (floor plan, maps, character images, etc.)
  • naming of characters
  • number of characters
  • changing gender(s) of cast to fit participant needs (Note: To help keep our games G-rated, most of our games do not have romantic relationships between characters, so gender changes shouldn’t be too much of a worry for you.)
  • altering the setting/location of the game, including changing the name of a venue or landmark
  • including specific character “quirks” into the parts

Costs/Creation Timelines

The average custom mystery game takes 90 days to create. This gives Whodunnit Mysteries enough time to converse with you over the details of the game, do research, write character parts and supplemental information, find recipes and resources for your customized Pinterest board, test the game (and re-test if changes are needed), design and format each component of the game, create artwork, and present it all to you — wrapped up in a pretty bow!

General pricing guidelines are listed below, but are not final. A final quote can be based on a variety of factors. To get a specific time/cost quote from Whodunnit Mysteries, please contact us and we will be happy to discuss options with you.

  •  6-8 Player Game     |  $150
  • 10-14 Player Game  |  $200
  • 15-19 Player Game  |  $275
  • 20-24 Player Game  |  $350
  • 25-50 Player Game  |  $350 +$50 for each new 5-person team
  •   1 additional Part    |  $20
  • If you need your game in 60 Days, please add $100
  • If you need your game in 30 Days, please add $200
  • If you need your game in 15 Days, please add $350

Please contact us if you need your custom game in less than 15 days.


Each mystery game party includes the following:

  • Story of the crime and circumstances for the party/gathering
  • List of cast members
  • Individual character packets, with costume/acting suggestions
  • “Rules” for playing the game
  • Hosting Packet, which includes instructions on how to play the game, timing and organization tips for the host, how to plan the party and select player parts, clues/memory joggers, etc.
  • Historical background if necessary
  • A summary of who, how, and why the crime was done
  • Decision booklet (for Choose Your Own Ending games)
  • Description of props, if needed
  • FREE personalized invitation – email or print and mail
  • Link to a customized Pinterest Board for your game with decorating, food, and costume ideas!