FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT TYPE OF MURDER MYSTERY PARTY IS THIS / WHAT SETS YOUR PARTIES APART?
All of my stories are completely original to our company, guaranteeing a unique experience! We also generally have one murderer and three murder victims (depending on the size of the party) to keep as many players involved as possible.
We do also utilize a more flexible party style. Most of our parties are not scripted (unless they are over Zoom). We find that giving your guests enough information about their character really allows them to play their role however they’d like to without being limited to what a script says. While it’s easy to incorporate these parties into a sit-down dinner, it’s best to make sure that there is plenty of room for mixing, mingling, and laughter.
DOES THE HOST NEED TO KNOW WHO THE MURDERER IS?
No! Each party is organized in a way where you only find out who the murderer is at the very end, in the “Conclusion/Reveal” Section of the Instructions. If the host wishes, they can simply choose not to read ahead and be surprised like everyone else!
The Host will also get their own character, truly allowing them to enjoy the evening.
HOW DO I KNOW WHICH PACKAGE TO CHOOSE FOR MY AMOUNT OF GUESTS?
Our stories utilize Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Characters. Primary Characters are essential to the story line, they may be the Murderer, one of the Victims, or included in crucial pieces of evidence. Secondary Characters still have fun individual roles to play but they are non essential to the story, so if they can’t make it, the show will still go on! Tertiary Characters are the same as Secondary with the exception that they may mention a Secondary Character so will need to assigned last.
Depending on the character count, each story will have a mix of Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary Characters and this will create the Player Count for that particular story. For example, parties marked as 10-20 players will have 10 Primary and 10 Secondary Characters so that you can have as little as 10 and as many as 20 players.
HOW LONG DO THE PARTIES RUN?
Included in each party, you’ll find a “Suggested Timeline”. Generally, parties will take between 1.5-2 hours to run depending on your guest count as well as how talkative your group is, but it can be flexible.
You can feel free to space out the murders/prop reveals or compress them into a shorter time frame if that works better for you. The flexibility in the timeline also allows for you to add in some things of your own if you’d like to, like a dinner or a dance!
WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE PDF AND THE BOX KIT?
The PDFs are downloads that you will receive immediately upon purchase. Once you have the files, you can then choose to print it at home or at a local print shop.
Full Box Kits will be printed, organized, and shipped directly to you, removing all the prep work needed.
REVIEWS & FEEDBACK
We’re constantly trying to improve our shop and value feedback of all types! Murders Inc. is still a small business and is operated primarily by the Owner Chelsea. She is the main Writer, Designer, Editor, Marketer, and Creator. This means that (while she constantly strives to make everything perfect) if something slips through the cracks, we want to know so that it can fixed immediately.
Reviews are extremely important to us and if there are any issues whatsoever, please feel free to contact us prior to leaving a review! We’re always more than willing to make things right by the customer and our top priority is making your party as perfect as possible!
We do also offer 20% Coupons for Reviews and will send it automatically as soon as the review has been left.
WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN YOUR ZOOM PARTIES AND THE REGULAR PARTIES?
Zoom parties are specifically designed to be playable across any video platform. They differ from the standard parties in a few ways:
1. Each Character will have their own Character Folder (digital), that you can email to your guests directly.
2. Each guest will get a Flip-Through Packet that they can easily follow along with as the host guides the evening.
3. Each round has scripted questions for your guests. This way, it is less hectic to control things via a video platform
CUSTOM AND PERSONALIZED ORDERS
Due to our current workload and expansion, we are unable to accept custom orders. We do have over 40 different variations, however, and we hope that you can find the party that is perfect for you and your group!
WHAT IS YOUR RETURN POLICY?
Due to the nature of the Immediately Downloadable PDFs, we are unable to accept returns on those items.
Full Box Kits are made to order. If you would like to cancel please do so immediately as we are unable to offer a refund once the item has been assembled and shipped.
If you purchased the wrong item and need to exchange it, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
If there are any problems with your order on our end, we promise to take full responsibility to make things right.