Virtual

Murder Mystery

Interrogate live actors
Crack the case
Have a blast!

collaborative
Collaborative

Teams brainstorm and
problem solve
together.

Fun
Fun

Our interactive
virtual murder
mystery is a blast!

Seamless
Seamless

Smooth and
easy from start
to finish.

Friendly

Customer service that will amaze you.

There has been a crime. We need you to solve it.

All of those hours spent listening to true crime podcasts are about to pay off! Get ready for a murder mystery team building exercise you will never forget. We have narrowed down the suspects to five rather eccentric characters played by our incredible actors. Investigators, we need you! Can you work together with your coworkers to crack this virtual murder mystery?

Magnifying Glass Investigating Suspects

Investigate

We bring the suspects right to your virtual door. Participants don’t need to prepare anything in advance and are not asked to memorize a role – but they do get to channel their inner investigator! Interrogate each of the five suspects and ask the right questions to view evidence such as documents, photos, voicemails, and text messages. It’s an interactive experience as our incredible actors outdo themselves with improv.

Detective Solving A Murder Mystery

Crack the Case

Break into small teams that collaborate to determine each suspect’s motive, alibi, and correctly identify the killer. Get bonus points for catching each suspect in a lie. It’s a corporate murder mystery party that will get employees thinking, laughing, and bonding. Throughout, the whole company comes back together to review group evidence and at the end, we announce the winners!

Rocket Launching With Button

We Handle Everything

Booking is easy and there is preparation necessary. Our friendly event planners will take care of every detail so that you just get to show up and play. Click our link at the right time and the chief of police will be there waiting to guide you seamlessly through the virtual murder mystery. We prefer Zoom for video conferencing, but can operate on any platform, like Microsoft Teams, Google Meet, Webex, and more.

How our virtual murder mystery works

Planner With Calendar to Book Event Date

Get Briefed on the Crime

Login to your virtual murder
mystery party and meet your
lead investigator who will go
over scoring, review the
known facts, and break your
group into teams!

Gather Information

Interview the suspects one by
one. In between rounds, review
evidence with the whole group.
Just be careful not to give
anything away to the other teams!

Game On Computer Screen
Suspect Standing To Be Interrogated

Make Accusations

Deliberate with your team
to determine who is lying,
who did what, and why! Employees
must collaborate to crack this
murder mystery party at work.

Announce the
Champions

Gather back with your coworkers
as your lead investigator reviews
the case and reveals hidden motives
and betrayals. Then, find out who
won! Stay on after to socialize
(or trash talk – usually both)!

Mega Phone Announcing Winners

How our virtual murder mystery works

Get Briefed on the Crime

Login to your virtual murder
mystery party and meet your
lead investigator who will go
over scoring, review the
known facts, and break your
group into teams!

Gather Information

Interview the suspects one by
one. In between rounds, review
evidence with the whole group.
Just be careful not to give
anything away to the other teams!

Make Accusations

Deliberate with your team
to determine who is lying,
who did what, and why! Employees
must collaborate to crack this
murder mystery party at work.

Announce the
Champions

Gather back with your coworkers
as your lead investigator reviews
the case and reveals hidden motives
and betrayals. Then, find out who
won! Stay on after to socialize
(or trash talk – usually both)!

A virtual murder mystery party like none other

Escapely’s virtual murder mystery is a fully hosted and immersive group murder mystery. Our mystery games for team building are specifically built to maximize engagement. Our actors don’t just read a monologue – they interact with participants, answer questions, adlib, and make sure everyone has a blast. We run this event for remote teams and coworkers who are in an office together, and everyone loves it – hear it from our clients themselves!

Our virtual mystery games are 90 minutes long and include six live actors in character. To make sure that everyone gets a chance to participate, we divide your group out into smaller teams that work closely together. Our murder mystery team building activity is the perfect way for coworkers to bond and mingle with those they don’t work with every day in the office! At the same time, the whole group comes back together frequently throughout the event and the friendly competition amongst teams makes it a cohesive experience for everyone.

Virtual Murder Mystery Game Rules

how is it scored?

  • Identify a suspect's motive
    (1 point)

  • Catch a suspect in a lie
    (1 point)

  • Correctly identify the murderer
    (5 points)

Virtual murder mystery team building means that everyone gets engaged. Participants don’t just watch what is happening – they are in the driver’s seat! Each suspect holds evidence, so coworkers must work together and ask the right questions to get to the bottom of it! Teams get to review text messages, listen to voicemails, review plane tickets, and much more.

But it’s not just about figuring out who did it! To be the champion of this murder mystery online, teams must also figure out each suspect’s alibi and motive. They also get bonus points for catching a suspect in a lie. Everyone is lying about something…it’s just a matter of figuring out what.

After interrogating each suspect and reviewing as much evidence as they can collect, teams get some time together to deliberate. And no online murder mystery party would be complete without announcing who got it right!

  • Light Shining On Suspect

    Interrogate suspects

  • Text Message Speech Bubbles

    Read text messages

  • Pages of Documents

    Review documents

  • Heart Reaction For Social Media

    Check Social Media

  • Cassette Tape With Recorded Voicemails

    Listen to Voicemails

  • Bank Statement Paper

    View bank statements

Testimonials

Commonly Asked Questions

While we are big fans of in-person events, especially our Amazing Escape Races, virtual murder mysteries are convenient, more cost-effective, and allow for more small group bonding than live murder mystery theater. Our murder mystery corporate event is designed for individual interaction and participants feel as though they are right there with the characters and each other. They are able to interact and ask whatever questions they would like.

We can host groups who are all together in one office or spread out across the world. There is no prep-work and participants will not have to learn any lines, play any characters, or download any materials. We also differ from other murder and mystery games online in that we can host large groups while still ensuring everyone gets individual attention!

Nothing needs to be downloaded or printed prior to or during the event. We do provide an optional detective journal that can be printed in advance, but it’s just as easy to use whatever scratch paper is on hand. All you need is access to Zoom (or the video conferencing platform of your choice) and Google Forms. Don’t worry, we have a workaround for companies that cannot access Google Forms. There is no other preparation needed!

Escapely’s murder mystery team building event was specifically designed for corporate groups to encourage interaction, collaboration, and communication. This event is not dinner theater that participants watch like a movie. It’s a murder mystery party game online! Participants will not watch actors deliver a monologue. Instead, the players drive the conversation and interact with the suspects as though they are really interrogating them – you might be surprised by the investigative sides of people that come out! At the end, each team deliberates and needs to agree on all of their accusations before submitting.

None at all. What sets our murder mystery team building game apart is that it is completely hosted by us – with live suspects! There is no prep-work necessary. Participants get to play investigator and grill our incredible actors in character as the suspects. It’s immersive and best of all, a blast.

Yes, our virtual murder mysteries are completely hosted. An emcee, in character as the lead investigator, will be there to greet you, explain the rules, and guide you through the entire 90-minute experience!

Our corporate murder mystery games can host groups as small as five and as large as 600 participants. It’s the same experience regardless because for larger groups, we provide more than one of each character. For groups with budget concerns, the cost structure of the murder mystery makes them the best fit for groups of 25-120. That said, we have had groups of all sizes play – it all depends on your preference! And of course, we offer incredible virtual escape games and virtual trivia events for groups looking for something different.

Our virtual murder mystery is a 90-minute experience. It is just enough time for an intro, five interrogation sessions, some group evidence review, deliberation with your team, and of course, the awards ceremony! When necessary we can condense into as little as 75-minutes, but unfortunately any shorter than that would take too much away from the experience. Companies looking for a shorter event should look into our virtual escape games and virtual trivia events which can fit into 30-minute and 60-minute timeframes.

Our game is clue and evidence based. While the suspects do stick to the facts and stay in character no matter what, participants can ask the suspects any questions they like! The characters will ad-lib and might say things you aren’t expecting. However, it’s up to the players to uncover the evidence. The characters won’t give it up unless they hear the right questions!