A downloadable mystery party game

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Is Northwood House Haunted??

Salutations, citizens of Salchester!

After the Wytecliff family’s annual harvest festival banquet at their manor, the Northwood House, Lord Remington Wytecliff was found dead in the foyer. Foul play is suspected, and so is everyone who spent the night…

This story is the first of six mythical incidents from around Salchester that I am writing about in a series of mystery party games entitled the Northwood Fables. My name is Penelope Press, and I am an acclaimed investigative journalist at the Salchester Gazette. My goal is to bring you the facts of this curious case so that we can solve these mysteries together.

To get into the minds and bellies of everyone at the scene of the crime, try our vegan recipes for Harvest Pumpkin Pancakes, Rosemary Roasted Potatoes, Minty Fruit Salad, and Shipley’s Mourning Mimosas!

At a Glance

Don’t worry if you’ve never played a mystery party game or a murder mystery game before—you don’t need to memorize anything or be a roleplaying expert. All you have to do is read your character’s script and try to figure out who is the culprit. No acting is required—but the more everyone gets into character, the more fun the game can be!

Each game is completely digital - just download the files, assign characters, and distribute to your players! Play in person or online! Then, once the character booklets are distributed, it’s time to play! Games include three Q&A sections that are separated by scripted scenes, a prompt for players to make their accusations, and conclude with a final scripted scene.

Games are designed for 8-11 players OR for a solo player using the single player script. The pre-recorded narrator track and two pre-recorded character tracks can be used to help cover all the character roles if needed.

Download the Synopsis & Character List for a list of all of the suspects and the How to Play guide in the "Download a Demo" section below for more detailed instructions for how to play.  If you want to get a feel for how mystery party games work, check out our free mini game, A Northwood House Overture.

What You Get

  • Gameplay Instructions 
  • Synopsis & Character List 
  • 10 Character Booklets 
  • 1 Narrator Booklet 
  • 1 Single Player Booklet 
  • 1 Narrator Audio Track
  • 2 Bonus Character Audio Tracks
  • Notes Page (coming soon)
  • Themed Vegan Food and Drink Recipes
  • Pinterest Inspo Board 
  • Art Downloads

Before You Play

Difficulty rating (out of 5): 5

Content Warnings: death, ghosts, brief description of gore and violence, enchantments, divorce, memory loss


  • What if I don't have 8-11 players? That's okay! Players can double up on parts OR you can play solo with the single player script!
  • How long does a typical game last? This shortened version takes around 30 minutes, the full versions take approximately 2 hours.
  • Do I have to play the games in the Northwood Fables in order? No! Each game is a stand alone game. However, there may be spoilers if you play out of order. Any relevant secrets revealed in an earlier game will be reviewed in subsequent games if required for plot purposes.
  • How much prep does the game require? Not much! You can sign up for characters ahead of time or at the beginning of your session, but everything from there is provided! It is recommended for at least one party member to look over the How to Play document before beginning.

Other Games in the Northwood Fables

0 A Northwood House Overture (mini game)

Boardroom Siege

A Haunting in the Orchard

4 Much Ado About Fairies (coming soon)

5 The Bewildered Book Club (coming soon) 

6 After the Fire (coming soon)

CategoryPhysical game
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
AuthorMythical Mystery Games
Tagsdigital, Fantasy, Mystery, party-game


Buy Now$10.00 USD or more

In order to download this mystery party game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $10 USD. You will get access to the following files:

S1E1_Character Booklets.zip 5 MB
S1E1_Audio Tracks.zip 48 MB
S1E1_Recipes.pdf 1 MB
S1E1_Episode Art.zip 21 MB

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Community Copies

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Download demo

S1E1_Instructions.pdf 64 kB
S1E1_Synopsis & Character List.pdf 63 kB

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