What is different about a murder mystery via video chat?
At https://online.culinario-mortale.co.uk you can create an online murder mystery using your access code. You choose the number of players and distribute the roles to your guests. At the end, you can send a link to all participants, which gives each player access to their role description and secret clues.
The game works exactly as you know it from our printed games. The only difference is that you can access all the game materials, such as your role description and your clue rounds, via your smartphone.
How do I host an online murder mystery?
As the host, you can create your own game using your access code. You will learn what the case is about and which characters you have to distribute to your fellow players. Of course, you can also choose a role for yourself.
We generate individual access links for each of your fellow players, which you can distribute by e-mail, WhatsApp or SMS. With the link, each player receives their own (secret) game material. The access link thus replaces the personal game booklet.
Please note that you can create a maximum of one game with your support code. You can delete your game at any time up to the third hint round. After you have opened the third round, it is no longer possible to delete your game or create further games with the same support code.
Since we are closely following the COVID-19 situation ourselves, we have decided to make our games available online until further notice to all customers who have purchased one of our murder mystery dinner games on our website or in stores since 01/01/2020. You can use the support code included with the game to create an online game at https://online.culinario-mortale.co.uk.
Useful hints and tips
Even though our online murder mystery games work just like the printed version, there are a few technical and organisational tricks that we recommend:
- Agree on a meal together in advance, even if you are not sitting at the same table. This strengthens the sense of community.
- It makes sense to test the video conferencing software (e.g. Skype or Zoom) in advance to ensure that the technology works. Agree on a programme in advance that all players know.
- All players need their own device (e.g. their smartphone) to access their secret game materials. If several participants from the same household are taking part (e.g. a couple), we recommend using a third device (e.g. computer) for the video conference. Otherwise, feedback and other disturbing noises may occur during the videoconference.
- In many videoconferencing programmes you can change your background as well as your displayed name.This is a great way to make sure everyone knows who is playing what role. Use your role name as the name that is displayed to the other players. This makes it easier for everyone to find their way around.
We have compiled answers to frequently asked questions here. If you have a question that is not listed here, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Is there any differences between the printed murder mystery dinner games and the online version?
How do my guests receive their game materials?
I have been invited as a guest. How do I receive my game materials?
How do I receive information about my role if I am the host?
Can I use the printed and online versions of the game simultaneously?
Is it possible to purchase the game in digital form only?
Can I play the game as soon as I have purchased it?
How do games with a variable number of players work, for example 5 – 7?
What happens after I finish my game?
Why can I only create one game using my code?
I had a player cancel or our appointment has been postponed. What should I do?
I can’t log in using my support code. Why?
The game I created has disappeared