Murder Aboard

Murder Aboard - A Downloadable Murder Mystery Game set on a yachtPeople

A Murder Mystery Game for Seven to Sixteen People

Click here for a free, downloadable introduction to this game with a list of all the character parts.

Print off the full game when you have the password.

Murder Aboard - A Downloadable Murder Mystery Game for Seven to Sixteen People


All aboard the Dolphin for the voyage of a lifetime! A “swell” party and jolly fellow passengers - till calamity strikes.

Duchesses and lords rub shoulders with film stars and millionaires in this plot aboard the luxury yacht Dolphin. Its voyage has already been eventful.  One elderly passenger fell overboard last night but was bravely rescued by First Officer McTavish. The fall was initially blamed on too many brandies but the “accident” is now looking suspicious.

Someone on the Dolphin seems to mean others harm. And on a yacht, there is no escape. It’s put a dampener on the party everyone is about to attend. But at least there is safety in numbers. Or is there? Inspector Darling of Scotland Yard will do his best to make sure everyone reaches dry land still breathing…

As well as trying to work out who the murderer is, the real fun of Murder Aboard comes from playing your character. Each of them has a different set of objectives. Achieving them involves talking to lots of other people. Is it true that some passengers have lost heavily in the onboard casino? Is everyone as rich as they seem? Not that anyone will ever need them, but – are there enough lifebelts to go round?

The game is often run over a meal (but doesn’t have to be) and usually lasts around three hours. Explore with us a world of ship-board romance, blackmail and dastardly wrong-doing on the all-at-sea Dolphin. While scattered waters rave, there’s a death on the ocean wave…

When is this whodunit set?

You can choose. The era is kept deliberately vague. This allows you to decide for yourself when you’d like everything to take place. Simply add the era you’ve chosen to the invitations. As Murder Aboard is about the super-rich aboard a luxury yacht, any period from around 1900 to the Present Day can work fine.

Please go to our Murder Mystery Costume Guide for help and fashion suggestions.

Age Rating/Content Rating

Some of the characters in Murder Aboard have secrets they are trying to hide concerning various indiscretions they’ve committed. However, we don’t believe these indiscretions will upset most people playing the game. Instead, they form an enjoyable part of the entertainment!  We believe this plot is suitable for anyone aged 12 or older.

Hire an actor

If you’d like a professional actor to run your game for you, please look at Option 2 on Downloadable Murder Mysteries with a Professional Actor. If you’d like a professional events company to put together the whole party for you, please look at Option 3, We Do Everything For You, on the same page. 

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