Murder Aboard

For 7 to 16 guests

Free introduction (PDF)


A downloadable murder mystery set on a luxury yacht

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Murder Aboard

A murder mystery set on a luxury yacht. A journey of a lifetime becomes a battle for survival when the pampered passengers discover there is a killer on board. A plot for 7-16 people which allows you to choose which era it’s set in. And which can be played on dry land!

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?

How is the game delivered? Our games are available as a downloadable PDF file very soon after purchase. No waiting for the mail.

What do I do next? If you have read the free Introduction (a PDF file which also forms part of the game) and you have decided this is the game for you, then click the “ADD TO BASKET” button on this page and then checkout. If you’ve already bought the game and need to access it, you can do so here.

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…

Modern Day or Period Drama

We’ve been deliberately vague about when this game is actually set. Is it modern day? 1950s? 1930s? You can decide for yourself. It should work fine for pretty much any era after around 1910.

Please visit the Costume Guide on our UK site for advice and help on how to dress for whichever period you choose.

Age Groups This Plot Suits

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

Our company is based in the UK in London and this is where most of our actors also live. If you want to hire an actor to run your event or get us to put together and manage everything for you, we’ll be delighted to do so.  Please go to this page for more about how this might work.

Copyright Protection and Terms and Conditions

Our games are mainly intended for private groups and are bought under license to be played once. If you are a private buyer, please see our Terms and Conditions. If you’d like to raise money by running one of our games either as a charity or as a business, please see our Note on copyright at the bottom of this page.