A Heroic Death (8–12) 15+/12+
A Heroic Death – a futuristic murder mystery party game with a superhero setting for 8 to 12 guests.
A Heroic Death – a futuristic murder mystery party game with a superhero setting for 8 to 12 guests
"As always, we loved A Heroic Death!"
Andreah Mathews, United States
Recommended for ages 15+ ( 12+ with the kid-friendly version)
Written by Becky Channon
A Heroic Death is a dinner party murder mystery game for 8 to 12 guests and a host – download the free introductory pdf file.
Kids' version – this game includes a FREE special version written for kids and younger teens.
This game is a bit more complex than some of our others. If you've not hosted one of our games before, you might want to allocate a bit longer to prepare for it and to read through how it's going to work.
Join us in a heroic evening of crime-fighting, superpowers and Noble Justice! You will be in the middle of the action and it will be up to you to wheel and deal with the other guests. Can you achieve your goals, keep your secrets hidden and survive A Heroic Death? It's up to you.
A Heroic Death
The world is in jeopardy. As usual. And as usual, it's up to the SuperHeroicJusticeDoomSquad to save the day. The problem is that they all had a big party last night celebrating something exciting that they can't quite remember; and this morning, their manager Bernard was found dead on the lovely faux-sheepskin rug in their Lounge.
Their secret base, the location of this party, has impenetrable defences (being inside a giant dormant volcano, naturally) and it was locked shut all night – so they have come to the realization that the killer must have been one of the Squad… or possibly their cleaner, Miguel.
The big red 'World in Danger!' light is flashing in the control room, so they really need to get out there and defeat the bad guys, but there's another problem. Bernard was the only one who had the access code to the main computer which controls everything, and it somehow got logged out last night. Now the Heroes can neither speak to the outside world to find out what crisis is going on this time, nor can they turn off the SuperHeroicSuperiorAlarmSystems alarm and leave the base. The outside door (which is controlled by the main computer) is locked shut until the alarm system can be reset, and it has been specially made to withstand anything.
Our heroes need to find a way to get out of the base in time to save the world – and find out which of them is a murderer, and why – before it's too late!
A Heroic Death lasts for about four hours and is suited to an evening. It is often played over a meal – a finger buffet if possible to allow guests to circulate and talk in private.
"So glad we picked this story, we definitely got our money's worth!
Everyone had a blast with A Heroic Death and was impressed
with all the plot twists, character backstory and abilities. Can't wait to
host another event!"
Debbie Ma, Canada
The free introductory pdf file contains an introduction to the game, a cast list of all the characters, and a copy of the CityVille Post – plus details of how to buy the game.
These are the characters in A Heroic Death:
- Bloody Mary – Bloody Mary likes fighting villains and drinking cocktails, and is known for her potions.
- Captain Amazing! – Charismatic and photogenic, Captain Amazing! founded the SuperHeroicJusticeDoomSquad.
- Dr Robot-Neck – The squad�s second in command and its brains.
- Ice Queen – The proud and haughty Ice Queen appears to be made entirely of ice.
- InvisoGirl – Unusually shy, InvisoGirl is known for her mischievous sense of humour.
- Miguel – A bespectacled cleaner with a poor grasp of English but a strong work ethic
- Puss-in-Boots – A talking cat that wears clothes and walks on its hind legs.
- S. – The squad's newest member, S. only joined yesterday and really likes snakes.
- Shaman – Once a librarian, Shaman is possessed by the spirit of a powerful Native American shaman.
- The Masked Crusader – Rejoined the squad a month ago following five years of fighting crime in South America.
- The Russian – A mysterious superhero with a French accent and impressive references from Paris.
- WhizzoGirl – WhizzoGirl often acts as the Squad's spokesperson and media liaison.
How Freeform Games Murder Mysteries Work
A Heroic Death is unlike many murder mystery games. Although the game starts with a murder, some of the characters have more important things to do than to investigate it. And the killing may not be over – it's not certain that everyone will survive the remainder of the evening!
A Heroic Death is played just like a murder mystery game. You may be trying to solve the murder, but primarily you are (initially at least) concentrating on your own goals and objectives. Unlike most boxed murder mystery games, A Heroic Death lets you decide how to achieve your goals and thwart your enemies.
On the evening of the game the guests are met by the organizer, the HOST, and welcomed to the secret base. They then receive their detailed backgrounds – including dark secrets, objectives and money. The fun then begins as they form alliances, blackmail each other, steal items and maybe even try to murder one another! Depending on what the players choose to do, there are several different possible endings, but finally everyone finds out how they did, and what secrets everyone else was concealing.
Sometimes you have too many guests and you need more characters. So we've written a free extra character for each of our games that you can add in, and some of our customers have created their own characters for their parties and are kindly willing to share them.
'Ginger' Roberts – freelance reporter in search of the Big Story.
(by Freeform Games)
Acro-Bat – exchange student from Europe (Any)
(by Andreah Mathews)
Officer Jones – dedicated public servant (Any)
(by Andreah Mathews)
- 'Ginger' Roberts – freelance reporter in search of the Big Story. (Any)
Please note that we haven't always tested these – and they may not tie in exactly with our games.