Wondering how to play our unsolved mystery games?
Let’s get you started
Choose which of our unsolved mystery games you want to play and get ready to turn detective to solve it.
Each case is set in our quaint English seaside town or charming village, Greater or Little Questing.
Your case will arrive through the post and then it’s up to you to discover whodunit…if you can.
The Death Of Gideon Love
The Case Of Percy de Vere
The Mystery Of Malia Key
The Sad Case Of Samuel Hardiman
The Disappearance Of Fortune Flight
The Case Of Paola Jones
Your unsolved mystery games arrive in the post so now it’s time to decide whether you play alone or with friends.
If you’re planning to play alone, you can start straight away. It’s great to get stuck in but there’s a lot of information to take in with each case so you’ll want to set aside a few hours or even play an hour each day over several days.
If you’re playing with friends pick a date and decide if you’re playing over drinks and snacks or sharing a meal together whilst you investigate.
Set up your murder board either on a flat surface or stuck to a wall or cupboard. This is your board and your map so you can mark them as you wish.
Perhaps you’ll want to mark where each suspect lives or highlight the places where our story takes you.
Read through the evidence you have to hand either loose in the presentation pack or in the large yellow envelope in the boxed games and make notes. Maybe you’ll want to build a timeline. This is your case so you can investigate it how you want.
You’ll find three envelopes marked 1,2 and 3 or with different dates or clues to investigate. There may be a question to answer before opening the envelope or the QR code may lead you to more evidence online. Each of our unsolved mystery games are dfferent in terms of what you need to do. If itEach one has a question you need to answer on the Investigations website and a QR code to take you straight to the question you need to answer.
In The Death Of Gideon Love you should answer the question correctly and you might find an extra clue waiting for you. You can then open the envelope to find more evidence for your case.
In the unsolved mystery games that have dates or clues to investigate you can choose what order you want to explore those envelopes but you might find it easier to work through chronologically.
Make sure you look on the reverse of pieces of paper because you never know where important clues might be lurking.
The final envelope will reveal whodunit so don’t open that until you are ready to make your accusation.
You may find pieces of evidence that don’t appear to help you with the case you are investigating. That’s deliberate because each case builds into a seventh, hidden investigation. If you crack each of the six unsolved mystery games you can then uncover the hidden case and solve that too!
There are some hints at each point where you need to answer a question. They’re there if you get stuck but we don’t think you will. Be careful with the hints as they will toggle open and reveal the clue if you click on the + sign.
You’ve cracked this case so now it’s time to choose your next Investigation.
Have fun as you’re playing!