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Murder Mystery Party Ashburton Canterbury

Author: Murder Mystery  Date: 23 April 2021

Ashburton — whatever it takes!

Ashvegas is home! This gem has a combination of a super combination of city fun and rural friendliness. The town has amazing fiestas (from The Multi Cultural Bite to Ashburton's annual A&P Show to Boulevard Day) all which will give you a chance to throw a murder mystery party. Do whatever it takes to keep your friends happy!

Our Murder Mystery Party Games

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Boxed and Download - Adult murder mystery games





Download Only - Adult murder mystery games





Teenager murder mystery games





Adult and teenager party games (no murder)





Kids' party games (no murder)


Mini F.A.Q.

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    • How much do your games cost? Click the game images above to see prices.
    • Do we need a host? It is up to you. You purchase a game from us then run it yourself or hire a New Zealand based murder mystery host.
    • Are you available on...? Click hire a murder mystery host. Contact the hosts to check their availability.
    • Does everyone get a character? Sure do. You get a character badge and in most games each character gets a small backstory.
    • What do I get? Our murder games contain from 100 to 300 items to make your party amazing.
    • Can I ask questions? Yes please. Click "Contact Us" above.

Are you ready?

Get ready for a night full of wild guesses and whodunit fun. Here you are allowed to dress up and pretend to be someone else in an alternate world for a few hours. Sounds pretty good right about now, doesn’t it?

Why a mystery dinner in Ashburton would be ideal.

Why don’t you try something different this time round and host or attend a mystery dinner party! This kind of party will attract people who love a good mystery. You and your guests will be placed in a fictitious murder scene where you support the detective to find shreds of evidence and clues. The truth will only be unveiled once all the pieces of evidence are combined. We guarantee you that your guests will have a wonderful time and will ask to be invited again! See the games below and find out who will be the best detective in the island!

I can see you have a Dinner Edition and a Premium Edition murder mystery game. Which should I get?

Premium Edition games are for events having between 2 to 120 guests. This could be your next team building, fundraiser, staff party – basically for any large event that you want to be amazing. The Dinner Edition is for party that can be hosted even on those lazy evenings on the weekends. You and your 8 friends can play these games over dinner in a relaxed casual manner. It easy to host and you do not need a professional to oversee the events of the game.

How do I choose a theme?

Role-playing characters from a different time period, background or geographical location is one of the most exciting elements of hosting a mystery party. Think of what your guests would enjoy and create that world for them. If they are sport lovers, you can get our NFL Assassination and use it for your team building event. Or, if they are into fashion, you can order our Hollywood Scandal which is by far our most popular murder mystery theme. If you want to continue researching possible themes, check out our selection above.

Can I host murder mystery dinner near me in Ashburton?

This territory has a vibrant outdoor life and urban spirit. You can choose to host your murder mystery dinner in any of the resorts and country clubs or on the beach or at home! Regardless of the location, make this a fun-filled evening where everyone feels comfortable.

How should I decorate for a murder mystery dinner party?

Depending on the theme, think simple but classy. You do not want the décor to detract from the costumes that your guests will don.

Will my guests enjoy being dinner detectives?

They definitely will! We have run these games for 30 years and people LO.V.E. them. These interactive games that unfold over the course of dinner and drinks are a fun alternative to idle chit chat and other table games.

Is this a murder mystery dinner show?

It would have been if you were coming to watch others play. But you have a part – either as a host or guest. You may be asked to be the detective, a victim, a character in the plot or….. the MURDERER! You all work together to solve the crime.

What is your best murder mystery dinner recipe idea?

Chamorro Shrimp Patties with Peppery vinegar would make a great appetizer or a delicious and fun-to-eat main dish as well. You can however choose to make dishes that go back in time for centuries if hosting, say a 1920’s theme. For this kind of theme you can do hamburgers, chicken wings, mashed potatoes or milkshakes. Remember we are trying to place your characters into the environment you want them to be in the whole evening.

Can you have a murder mystery dinner for kids?

Yes you can. We have games toned down for kids and older teens. They however need to be confident readers and understand the flow of the events. Alternatively, they can play clues while the adults play an interactive game.

What happens if there are more guests ?

Not to worry! Our games are designed to allow a range of numbers, e.g. 2 to 60. This way they are very flexible and so if people can't make it or you have extra people on the night it is very easy for them to join in.

Ashvegas, now is the time! Get your game and see who's on the hit list!

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