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A Dead Man's Chest

A Dead Man's Chest is a murder mystery dinner party game for 12 to 16 guests plus a host – download the free introductory pdf file. It costs 20 GB pounds, which is about 32 US dollars or 22 Euros.

Join us in a thrilling evening of piracy, intrigue, heroism and skulduggery. 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 Dead Man's Chest? It's up to you.

"We played A Dead Man's Chest in honor of my 21st birthday and had SUCH a great time! … The next day, the game was the ONLY thing being talked about in the theatre department – everyone was telling everyone how much fun it was, all the funny jokes, everything – it was quite a hit!"
Bonnie Prather, United States

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A Dead Man's Chest

Two pirate crews descend upon the sleepy Caribbean island of Santo Oloroso -- to avenge the death of their former master Captain Flint, or to find and grab his treasure?

Old enmities will surface, deals will be made and broken, and some folk will swing from the yard-arm while others receive the dreaded Black Spot, before these affairs are settled, for good or ill.

Will fortune favour the brave? Will faint heart ever win fair lady? How many Pieces of Eight make a Doubloon? Find out all this and more at A Dead Man's Chest.

A Dead Man's Chest 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.

"Wow! What a great evening. I wanted to do something a bit different for my birthday and I had tried boxed versions of Murder Mystery games before but they were nothing like this. A Dead Man's Chest was great and I was so pleased with the effort my friends made in dressing up! They were all really impressed and we will be doing another one for my birthday this year!"
Maria , United Kingdom

The free introductory pdf file contains an introduction to the game, a cast list of all the characters, an invitation to send to your guests, the Caribbean Courier – plus details of how to buy the game.

These are the characters in A Dead Man's Chest:

  • 'Black' Jack McCracken – The dashing and gallant captain of the Scurvy Knave
  • 'Saucy' Nancy Martin – The bold and fiery captain of the Fury
  • 'Sawbones' McGraw – The detached, sarcastic ship's doctor of the Scurvy Knave
  • Alice Tremain – The shrewd, imaginative First Mate of the Fury
  • Bill Pistol – The marooned former pirate, currently as mad as a brush
  • Blaise Richelieu – The temperamental, passionate ship's cook of the Fury
  • Captain Hal Overy – The upright, stubborn Royal Navy captain
  • Cassinga – The enigmatic, powerful shaman of the Indian tribe
  • Don Inigo de Velez y Contrera – The aristocratic and condescending Spanish nobleman
  • Elizabeth Stanforth – The free-spirited elder daughter of the Governor of Jamaica
  • Hayapitl – The hard-working, responsible chief of the Indian tribe
  • Quintus Swelter – The sinister but talented ship's cook of the Scurvy Knave
  • Salamanca – The resourceful, cynical valet of Don Inigo de Velez y Contrera
  • Sir Percival Stanforth – The trustworthy, steadfast Governor of Jamaica
  • Tokeleth – The independently-minded daughter of the Indian chief Hayapitl
  • Tom – The keen young ship's boy of the Scurvy Knave

How Freeform Games Murder Mysteries Work

A Dead Man's Chest is unlike many murder mystery games. Although the game starts with a murder, most of the characters have more important things to do than to investigate it. And the killing may not be over – it is unlikely that everyone will survive the remainder of the evening!

A Dead Man's Chest 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 Dead Man's Chest 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. They then receive their detailed backgrounds - including dark secrets, objectives and money. The players can form alliances, blackmail each other, steal items and even mutiny. Along the way they may solve some of A Dead Man's Chest's mysteries. Why was the Governor's daughter kidnapped by pirates? Who is the masked do-gooder 'El Cuervo'? Where is the fabled treasure buried? And of course, how did Captain Flint die? Finally, the game concludes and everyone finds out how they did, and what secrets everyone else was concealing.

Buying A Dead Man's Chest

A Dead Man's Chest costs £20.00 (GB pounds). That works out at about 32 US dollars or 22 Euros, depending on the exchange rate charged by your credit card. (You can use the XE.com Personal Currency Assistant to check the amount.)

To purchase A Dead Man's Chest, follow these three steps.

Step 1: Download the free introductory pdf file. You'll need the free Adobe Acrobat Reader to read this. If you don't already have Acrobat Reader, click here to get it.

Step 2: Click this button to buy A Dead Man's Chest now via Paypal: PayPal logo
Or here to buy A Dead Man's Chest with a credit or debit card: RBS Worldpay logo

Step 3: After you've entered your credit card details, you can download your game right away. Also, you'll be emailed the download link and password, in case you need to come back at a later point.

Cast Iron Money-Back Guarantee

Together with Freeform Games we're happy to offer you a no-quibble money-back guaranteed refund. If you're not completely satisfied with A Dead Man's Chest, just please let us know within 30 days and we will refund you.

And please remember that if you buy A Dead Man's Chest, you are buying it from Freeform Games LLP. Don't forget to read their terms of trade.